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Court is in SESSION- To convict JJ Abrams of Trek Treason

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bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 1:13 pm

You're right, I have been relentless on this subject.  And I will continue to be. I will continue to voice counterarguments.  I disagree with what JJ Abrams has done to Star Trek.  It's not about winning, it's about voicing an opinion even if it goes against the grain.  I'm not going to apologize for that. I have not personally attacked anyone. I have not called anyone names.  I have simply strongly weighed in on subjects, I am the minority, but I don't have a problem with speaking my mind.  It's not about winning, it's about not being bullied into silence.  You don't like me, or specifically, what I have to say? That's your right.  But I will not be quiet because of it.


Khan could have been white. He also "could have been" a changeling.  But all signs point to Indian. And that legacy should have been respected. 


I don't "desperately" need to be reminded of anything. I do, however, need to point out inequal casting practices in Hollywood and stir discussion about it.

He'sDeadJim6400

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Report this May. 17 2013, 2:41 pm

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You're right, I have been relentless on this subject.  And I will continue to be. I will continue to voice counterarguments.  I disagree with what JJ Abrams has done to Star Trek.  It's not about winning, it's about voicing an opinion even if it goes against the grain.  I'm not going to apologize for that. I have not personally attacked anyone. I have not called anyone names.  I have simply strongly weighed in on subjects, I am the minority, but I don't have a problem with speaking my mind.  It's not about winning, it's about not being bullied into silence.  You don't like me, or specifically, what I have to say? That's your right.  But I will not be quiet because of it.


Khan could have been white. He also "could have been" a changeling.  But all signs point to Indian. And that legacy should have been respected. 


I don't "desperately" need to be reminded of anything. I do, however, need to point out inequal casting practices in Hollywood and stir discussion about it.


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The Prosecution appreciates your input, you are our star witness, do not be swayed by the defense, you show good judgement so voice it, you are smart and wise and yes Kahn origins were of mideast descent, the only real reason why he's white and British is Paramounts appeal to please overseas audiences, we do not really blame Abrams for Kahns race, he probably was following his bosses , still the fact remains he has turned Star Trek upside down, and made it very unrealistic.   


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Report this May. 17 2013, 2:47 pm

Before  we have closing Statements and vote based on the polls from this thread, with the undecided votes  turning  over to the Guilty votes..Some of you claim the Prosecution has not answer your questions, this is a fair trial, the court wishes you pose your questions now, 2 at a time.  


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Report this May. 17 2013, 3:18 pm

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Before  we have closing Statements and vote based on the polls from this thread, with the undecided votes  turning  over to the Guilty votes..Some of you claim the Prosecution has not ansrating ngyour questions, this is a fair trial, the court wishes you pose your questions now, 2 at a time.  

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Laughable. I'm not listing yet again all the things that have already bounced off of your skulls over and over again. And since the 2009 movie has an average rating of 95% and the new movie has a rating of nearly 90% we'll just take those undecided votes for innocent. We'll even add a bunch of imaginary votes to innocent to mock this juvenile court, its circumstantial at best evidence, and its lame witnesses.

You've lost somewhere way more important than here; the real world.

Ethics are arbitrary.

bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 3:46 pm

Honestly, Rotten Tomatoes and people who review movies for a living have no effect on me. I've loved movies they hated and vice versa.  I don't let the media dictate my taste.  Shitty movies can make big money and good movies can lose out.


Besides, Rotten Tomatoes has had some issues with indie filmmakers similar to Yelp when it comes to their "unbiased" ratings.  And if you are going to take it as gospel, then I assume you'd accuse the reviewers who gave it a Rotten rating as being lost in reality as well?


 

crellmoset

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Report this May. 17 2013, 3:53 pm

There you go again, trying to hand out words to other people's mouths. I didn't say that anything was gospel. You're the one that has the problem of thinking that way.

Ethics are arbitrary.

bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 4:00 pm

Well you keep quoting ratings as if they're meant to sway personal opinion, so it's natural to conclude that you put a great deal of value on them.

crellmoset

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Report this May. 17 2013, 4:37 pm

I place a moderate amount pound value on average reviews. The more extreme the average review the more weight that average should carry. 95% is a difficult rating to achieve. While no average rating is gospel this one carries more weight than a ranting minority determined to make themselves into the turd in the punch bowl of the real Star Trek fans.

Ethics are arbitrary.

bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 5:34 pm

why do you think if you dislike NuTrek you're not a "real Star Trek" fan?

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Report this May. 17 2013, 6:28 pm

I haven't seen the newest ST movie yet but I am sure JJ is innocent of treason I loved the last movie and I am reading good things about this movie sure it is different but it is enjoyable and entertaining and that is what I love about scifi I love action adventure with a little bit of comedy in my scifi


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Report this May. 17 2013, 9:09 pm

Well, I step away and this thread escalates rather quickly.


I will agree with Bunkey on the point that if they made Khan white (haven't seen the movie so will withhold judgement) then it was a stupid decision. Was it racist? Possibly, though I have pointed out, in another thread, that there may have been other reasons they made the change, so I will not so quickly call them racist.


However, if it was an act of racism, this act is no worse than any other perputated in Star Trek history. I have waited and waited for someone, anyone, to give me a coherent reason as to why Abrams Trek is "not Trek" or worse than other Trek incarnations. I have yet to see any sort of treasonous behavior on the part of Abrams, since someone, in Trek history, has done exactly what he is doing now. He's just using modern tools to do it with.


If Abrams Trek is not to your liking I am fine with that. I don't think that makes it "not Trek"

He'sDeadJim6400

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Report this May. 17 2013, 9:32 pm

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Well, I step away and this thread escalates rather quickly.


I will agree with Bunkey on the point that if they made Khan white (haven't seen the movie so will withhold judgement) then it was a stupid decision. Was it racist? Possibly, though I have pointed out, in another thread, that there may have been other reasons they made the change, so I will not so quickly call them racist.


However, if it was an act of racism, this act is no worse than any other perputated in Star Trek history. I have waited and waited for someone, anyone, to give me a coherent reason as to why Abrams Trek is "not Trek" or worse than other Trek incarnations. I have yet to see any sort of treasonous behavior on the part of Abrams, since someone, in Trek history, has done exactly what he is doing now. He's just using modern tools to do it with.


If Abrams Trek is not to your liking I am fine with that. I don't think that makes it "not Trek"


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The Prosecution shall answer the inquiry


 Why is Abrams Trek not Trek ? It is the repeated changes he made abruptly and without reason, sure the last movie made money and was a hit to  some non Trekkers, but things we closly associate with TOS are not in his movies, such the destruction of Vulcan, The Spock and Uhura romance, the Star Wars type design of the bridge, Kahns race is changed and chracters we are familiar with that are not there and some are, no canon or continuity whatsoever, in other words while other Treks are tied into the franchise and other series, this one is not, even though "Into Darkness" has several nods to TOS, the story and chracters has flat appeal and nothing new or interesting is introduced in this new universe to look forward to,it's just an excitable action movie to many this is treasonous against Trek. 


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fireproof78

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Report this May. 17 2013, 9:54 pm

That is the point is to break from old continuity. That is why it is not treasonous is because they didn't say "This is how Kirk and Spock came together to form the bridge of the Enterprise as seen in TOS." Instead, it takes a single event that sends shock waves through the Federation, resulting in a new continuity, one in which Kirk doesn't join Starfleet until later, Scotty has a dismal assignment, etc, etc.


You're right, some characters are not there. It is supposed to be different.


The destruction of Vulcan is the best benchmark that this is something new, and is not rehashing old continuity but creating a new timeline, an alternate timeline.


Spock and Uhura's romance? Seriously, he is half-human and his father married humans. Not sure why this keeps getting made a bigger issue.


Khan's race? A misstep but I'll reserve judgement since I haven't seen the movie.


If an excitable action movie is treasonous to Trek then I submit that Nemesis should also be tossed out.


I find the characters interesting and engaging as well as the wonderful dynamic of growing relationships. They are new relationships, with bumps and challenges and difficulties but still growing. In my opinion, I like the new dynamic because it is unpredictable and things may not turn out all neatly wrapped up like the end of a TV show.


Abrams made changes to separate his movie from Trek continuity so as to create a new story in which these characters come together in a different and dynamic way. Change is not treasonous.


 

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Report this May. 17 2013, 9:58 pm

treasonour?  good grief. 


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Report this May. 17 2013, 10:08 pm


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Well you keep quoting ratings as if they're meant to sway personal opinion, so it's natural to conclude that you put a great deal of value on them.


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You keep posting as an amature, non-objective, slightly obsessive person with a white knight complex and delusions of persecution as if that's meant to sway personal opinion. 


Youre not going to change Yours. We're not likely alter ours...im not sure what you find constructive in it. I'd guess it's more therapeutic than constructive, and every time you get a response it just adds fuel to the fire and makes you feel like you're being "heard". the reality is, he more you post, the more I move further and further toward disrespecting fans like you. I'm not curious to understand your point of view because ultimately it is selfish, arrogant ("I know what's good for Star Trek"), and narrow-minded. 


You are the "intended collateral damage" that comes along with changes like this. Sometimes you need to lose a little to gain a lot. This is true of the fans these movies have alienated to this extent. tough pill to swallow I suppose...


 

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