If u have I'm curious what you thought.
Yeah. Too much action for my liking for Star Trek but somehow this one really won me over with the humor. Bones was a absolute gold lol.I enjoyed it. Getting Orci away from the script was a huge improvement and Pegg's writing was enjoyable. Unlike Into Darkness, the in-jokes were subtle... well more so anyway. The opening scenes with McCoy and Kirk in the lounge was gold... really Karl Urban kinda stole the show in my opinion; all in all it felt like star trek unlike the previous two which felt more like low rent star wars knock offs. The script tried to expand the characters rather than make them cardboard cutouts. Bittersweet in a way since Anton Yelchin passed.
They addressed one of my bigger gripes by adding in transitions so the movie didn't feel like Earth to Vulcan in five minutes. and unlike some I liked the new warp effect, thought it was an interesting take on it anyway. my only issue thus far is that with all the action, Lin and company missed an opportunity to flesh out Krall. So Idris Elba's skills were slightly wasted. I would've gladly changed five minutes of slam-bang action fueled by the Beastie Boys for a few minutes of understanding a bit more f his motivations, especially since they're kind of contradictory. overall though this is my favorite of the reboots. I think it gets an 8/10 in my book
Star Trek 4 also made a concerted effort to up the comedy aspect of the film which is also part of why it did better at the box office than most of the other Trek movies up to that point. Most of the movies have struggled with how do you stay true to the show but still work as a movieTo those who complain it wasn't cerebral enough, I counter that the only movie that ever really tried to be was The Motion Picture, and it flopped both with critics and with Star Trek fans because you can't take a script for an hour long episode and turn it into a two and a half hour movie without filler (I love the Enterprise refit from that film, but a 15 minute establishing shot of her in spacedock is a little much). The rest of the movies have been action-adventures in space, just mainly without the effects budget we've seen from the recent films. Star Trek IV also was on the cerebral side, but it had the one time contemporary setting and the whales message, which drew in a larger, more contemporary audience at the time (Trivia: This is the only Star Trek movie where nobody is killed on-screen. Unknown if the massive disruptions from the whale probe caused deaths on Earth).
On another note - what do you all think of the concept design for the ship from the new series, Star Trek: Discovery?
Gotcha. Thanks for the info. : )Original Series? Nope. It was a feature introduced for the Enterprise D in the next generation series. At least on screen.
In novels saucer separation ages back to the original Star Trek.
Actually, yes. Scotty considers doing it to the Enterprise during the episode "The Apple", but it isn't needed and it's never depicted on screen.Oh. Nerd question. In the original Star Trek was that enterprise capable of saucer separation? I was wondering that when i watched the new one.
That makes me happy. For a second I thought they were totally making crap up in the movie. I knew someone here would have the answer lol.Actually, yes. Scotty considers doing it to the Enterprise during the episode "The Apple", but it isn't needed and it's never depicted on screen.