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An Old Posters thoughts on the New Film

adamking

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Report this May. 15 2013, 8:44 am

A couple of responces that I wanted to get back too.


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Treknoir


TPTB tried to hire at least two well known Hispanic actors and it didn't work out. The movie's release date was pushed back and a script was supposedly being worked on up to the last minute.


I didn't know this, do we know who those actors were?


The OP was quite civil in his critique. As opposed to folks holding mock trials on the crimes of ST09.


Thank you. Though I do think some other people are taking that trial too seriously and not in the spirit it appears to be intended. To me it looked like it was meant to be a bit of fun to lighten the mood made by people disagreeing with each other about the film. I may be wrong though. 


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stovokor2000-A


we saw unknown aliens in the McCoy bar sceen in ST3, a few unknown aliens in the federation councel at the end of ST4, and a few unknown aliens in the klingon prision in ST6


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OtakuJo


As far as missing familiar aliens, of course you can't include every possible species. 


Remember crazy feral catwoman from Star Trek V...


I don't mind some unknowns, infact I think some unknowns in the background(and story) is pretty cool. I just wanted some knowns in the background too during federation scenes to balance them out. But we saw nothing known. Just an Orien slave girl or 2 and thats only due their association to sex. - On a side note, should I still be calling them Orien slave girls or are they just Orien girls in this instant? Either way we didn't even see any Orien males, not that I mind that particular exclusion...  

orlandorays

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Report this May. 15 2013, 9:38 am

I will be headed to one of the midnight showings (my first). I cannot wait to see the film. 


BTW: Benicio del Toro, who is Puerto Rican, was considered for the role of Khan.

wrathful

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Report this May. 15 2013, 1:43 pm

I genuinely couldn't have put it better Adamking.  While I enjoyed both films, they still felt like popcorn to me afterwards: I was badly in need of a proper feed and started to watch the old movies over the next few days!  Serviceable enough flicks, and quite often hugely exciting and enthralling, but they left a bad taste in the mouth and a bit of an upset tummy afterwards.  Plus I think JJ doesn't really like the Star Trek universe. He'll be a great Star Wars director though

OtakuJo

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Report this May. 15 2013, 3:14 pm

Quote: adamking @ May. 15 2013, 8:44 am

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>A couple of responces that I wanted to get back too.

>Treknoir

TPTB tried to hire at least two well known Hispanic actors and it didn't work out. The movie's release date was pushed back and a script was supposedly being worked on up to the last minute.

I didn't know this, do we know who those actors were?

 


...And why they were rejected, for that matter.


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OtakuJo

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Report this May. 15 2013, 3:19 pm

Quote: adamking @ May. 15 2013, 8:44 am

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>But we saw nothing known. Just an Orien slave girl or 2 and thats only due their association to sex. - On a side note, should I still be calling them Orien slave girls or are they just Orien girls in this instant? Either way we didn't even see any Orien males, not that I mind that particular exclusion...  

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I think these particular ones were simply Orion women. "Orion slave girl" denotes not only a species, but also a specific occupation and social status that I don't think applies to these particular characters. Certainly Gaila (Uhura's roommate in the first film) was not an Orion slave girl. Which indicates well enough that, while highly sexual, not all Orion ladies are slaves.


I see what you're saying about known background characters. Although just had a thought: When you consider it, Spock as a Vulcan starfleet officer was himself very much in the minority in TOS -- which was a significant element of his character -- and it wasn't really until TNG that starfleet (and I guess Earth) became really diversified.


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