48 hours or less the movie is on tpb!
Fans of Star Trek in Texas got an unexpected treat on Monday when they became the first to see the much-anticipated new film. Instead of a premiere on Tuesday in Australia, Trekkers attending a event in Austin Texas, organised by Ain't It Cool News, were the first to see J.J. Abrams reboot of the franchise. Star Trek …
Reminds me of the old joke, Star Trek, it's continuing mission, to circle around our television screens until everyone is heartily sick of it.
AC, being flamed by a geek who is wearing cheap klingon prosthetics is not on my list of things to do today, I'd die of laughter and I have other stuff I need to do first..
Paris, she's been around, and around, are you heartily sick of her yet?
I read the headline and was all set to criticize The Register for using the word "Trekkies" but then I read the article (what, me? actually *read* articles?) and saw that the article redeemed itself in the 2nd paragraph with the word "Trekkers" - the Reg must be trying to cover all bases. Shucks, guess I'll have to look for something else to lambast then ;)
... Nimoy and film crew turned up at our local Showcase Cinema and told the local crowd they'd get a surprise screening they'd all be syked up enough to love it by default, and give it great reviews at the end. Lets face it, its a well engineered publicity stunt.
Now lets see how well it does in the 'real' world with no celebrity appearances shall we?
I personally have high hopes for the film, but am having a spot of bother 'believing' the new Kirk and Spock actors. The Shat brought his own distinctive character to Kirk, I don't believe the same character can be brought out of this new guy whatever his name is. We'll...see...shall we?
"set against the backdrop of time-travel and a battle against the Romulans"
Time travel?? Glad to see they're continuing the tradition of implausible plot lines for the movies, and a long history (pun intended) of James T. arsing about in the past!
Hope it's as fun as some of the better movies... :-D
Exactly. Plus I'm sure all the fans who were remotely interested in watching the film are those who have decided they'll like it anyway. And anyway they are likely kids under 25 who are less familiar with the old shows and movies, actually liked 'Enterprise'(!), and more likely to accept this continuity abomination 90210 teen movie, and are wowed by fantastic effects that gloss over the fact it's pissed all over established history.
Great, so the cinema that was supposed to be launching the premiere, and their customers, the people who bought tickets thinking they'd be the first... have been stooged. Bet that premiere place will be having words with the distributor.
Really not an auspicious start to a launch, by lying to their outlets and fan base.
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