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  1. Ummm, so I don't mind watching a *good* movie about a young kirk and spock. I'd love for them to drop some gems that show up in the character later on. Matter of fact ::inching toward exit:: I wouldn't mind them creating TOS the series, reimagined and more scientificlly plausible, based off this new movie... ::Runs like the wind::
  2. Everyone can name top ten villians on Star Trek with little variation, but what acts commited by those villians exhibt true evil? Here is my top ten: 10.TNG: Troi's mind rape by Jev 9.ENT: The destruction of Florida by the Xindi 8.VOY: Captain Ranson of the USS Equinox steals Voyagers Field Generator and leaves them stranded and at the mercy of Aliens 7.TOS: David Marcus, Kirks only son is killed by Krug, a Klingon, who is in search of the secret of the Genesis Device 6.TNG: Shinzon masscure of the Romulan Senate 5.TNG: The Borg obliteration of the entire fleet at wolf 359 4.DS9: The massacure and destruction by the Founders of Cardassia at the end of the war between starfleet and the Founders 3.DS9: The murder of Jadzia Dax by the Pah-wraith via Dukat 2.TNG: The murder of Tasha Yar by Armus 1.TOS: One word: Khan
  3. Do you read any of the books? The so-called Eigth season of DS9 was awesome
  4. I'd like to see a well written story that takes place in the Star Trek Universe. That is it. Sure its comforting to see all the characters we are familiar with for the TV shows, but lets face it, the movies of late have not been great. I am starting to believe that the over characterizations of some of our favorite faces have left them with very few stories to tell. Sure people change, but who wants that? I don't think many of us joined UFOP to play Captain Picard or Data, but we wanted to explore new and different stories set in the ST universe. I say as far as the new movie, go for it.
  5. So I stumbled across this game being released in a few years. Star Trek Online. Do we know about this already? Anyway, it in line of online games like Ultima Online. Although it will cost a subscription, it sounds really really cool. Star Trek Online
  6. Interestingly enough he voiced Darth Vader in a teleplay for radio.
  7. Best known for portraying accused rapist Tom Robinson, defended by Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. But probably known to those here as Joseph Sisko (Ben Sisko's father from DS9) & Admiral Cartwright from a couple of ST films ---------- LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Brock Peters, best known for his heartbreaking performance as the black man falsely accused of rape in To Kill a Mockingbird, died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78. Peters was diagnosed with the disease in January and had been receiving chemotherapy treatment, according to Marilyn Darby, his longtime companion. His condition became worse in recent weeks. He died peacefully in bed, surrounded by family, she said. Peters was born George Fisher on July 2, 1927 in New York. His long film career began in the 1950s with the landmark productions of Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In recent years, he played Admiral Cartwright in two of the Star Trek feature films. He also appeared in numerous TV shows. His distinctive deep bass voice was often used for animated characters. He was perhaps best known for portraying accused rapist Tom Robinson, defended by Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. Peters paid tribute to Peck after he died in 2003. "In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love," Peters said. "Gregory Peck gave us these attributes in full measure. To this day the children of 'Mockingbird' ... call him Atticus." Peters recounted how shortly before he was to start filming, he was awakened early on a Sunday morning by a phone call from Peck to welcome him to the production. He was so surprised, he recalled, that he dropped the telephone. "I worked over the years in many, many productions, but no one ever again called me to welcome me aboard, except perhaps the director and the producer, but not my fellow actor-to-be." In May, Peters was on hand as Harper Lee, the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, made a rare step into the limelight to be honored by the Los Angeles Public Library. In Carmen Jones, Peters worked with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Otto Preminger's production of Porgy starred Sidney Poitier and Dandridge, and featured Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll as well as Peters. Among Peters' other films were Soylent Green, The L-Shaped Room and The Pawnbroker. In a 1985 story by The Associated Press on blacks in the movies, Peters said there had been a string of recent hits involving blacks, but "I have been here a long time, and I have seen this cycle happen before. I'll wait awhile and see if this flurry of activity leads to anything permanent." His accolades include a National Film Society Award, a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and a Tony Award nomination for his performance on Broadway in Lost in the Stars. Peters was a widower and has one daughter, Lise Jo Peters.
  8. Although I liked the last few episodes. or at least moments in each of them, the were all a little abrupt. As far as the last episode. It did nothing for me. I didn't get a sense of closure, or of something grand on the horizon. On top of that that they attached to an episode of TNG that wasn't *all that*. I thinking enterprise just never was able to get its footing.
  9. Robert Redford as Captain James T. Kirk I like him because I think a captain should be older, and Redford proves he can play a tough guy from his turn as a general in the Last Castle Jude Law as Spock Elfin like, great actor. really cool. Gerry Sinse as Dr McCoy Got the good southern doctor accent on lock John Rhys-Davies as Scotty You know this guy. Perfect for the robust engineer Sean Austin as Chekov our young Ensign Nona Gaye as Uhura Need I say more? Jason Scott Lee as Sulu Had a tough time finding an Asian American actor. Any suggestions? Rosario Dawson as Nurse Chapel cause shes a cutey, also the cast needs a bit more color. Although if she's in it its doomed to be a flop.
  10. The sense i got from the preview is its from the future looking back. since there will be no movies or any follow up outside of books then It's going to be a bunch of "So what happen to Archer after that?" type of thing. Also it may be trying to link TOS and Enterprise as well as paving the way to The rumored nex ST movie, the Romulan Wars.
  11. I've been thinking a bit since I posted the Card Op. I do think he's right in a sense, about TOS being bad scifi, in this passage I would agree totally. It's not untill the movies, that there was any character growth, and not untill the second one at that. Also in this passage to be fair, he's talking about TV as a whole, not just TOS Total garbage. TOS had not just one, but many episodes where they tackled issues that effected society then and still do today. On another note, sometimes when I sit down to watch Star Trek, I don't care about if it's saying somethin deeper. I think I'm preaching to choir on this one. Anyway, I think that Star Trek is not dead but any means, I have been facsinated in the first few incarnations of Star Trek that spoke to the fact ofbeing able to reinvent it self and stay relevent. I think we have been seeing a sticking with the status quo with the first few season of Enterprise. However, this season has proven not only to be relevant, it also pays tribute to TOS in spectacular ways
  12. I voted for ENT. although I wanted them to push it more, like they did the Tholians
  13. Gosh, Enders games is one of my all time Favs http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commen...omment-opinions COMMENTARY Strange New World: No 'Star Trek' By Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card is the author of "Ender's Shadow" (Tor Books, 2000) and "Ender's Game" (Tor Books, 1994). His most recent book is "Shadow of the Giant" (Tor Books, 2005). So they've gone and killed "Star Trek." And it's about time. They tried it before, remember. The network flushed William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy down into the great septic tank of broadcast waste, from which no traveler . No, wait, let's get this right: from which rotting ideas and aging actors return with depressing regularity. It was the fans who saved "Star Trek" from oblivion. They just wouldn't let go. This was in the days before VCRs, and way before DVDs. You couldn't go out and buy the boxed set of all three seasons. When a show was canceled, the only way you could see it again was if some local station picked it up in syndication. A few stations did just that. And the hungry fans called their friends and they watched it faithfully. They memorized the episodes. I swear I've heard of people who quit their jobs and moved just so they could live in a city that had "Star Trek" running every day. And then the madness really got underway. They started making costumes and wearing pointy ears. They wrote messages in Klingon, they wrote their own stories about the characters, filling in what was left out - including, in one truly specialized subgenre, the "Kirk-Spock" stories in which their relationship was not as platonic and emotionless as the TV show depicted it. Mostly, though, they wrote and wrote and wrote letters. To the networks. To the production company. To the stars and minor characters and guest stars and grips of the series, inviting them to attend conventions and speak about the events on the series as if they had really happened, instead of being filmed on a tatty little set with cheesy special effects. So out of the ashes the series rose again. Here's the question: Why? The original "Star Trek," created by Gene Roddenberry, was, with a few exceptions, bad in every way that a science fiction television show could be bad. Nimoy was the only charismatic actor in the cast and, ironically, he played the only character not allowed to register emotion. This was in the days before series characters were allowed to grow and change, before episodic television was allowed to have a through line. So it didn't matter which episode you might be watching, from which year - the characters were exactly the same. As science fiction, the series was trapped in the 1930s - a throwback to spaceship adventure stories with little regard for science or deeper ideas. It was sci-fi as seen by Hollywood: all spectacle, no substance. Which was a shame, because science fiction writing was incredibly fertile at the time, with writers like Harlan Ellison and Ursula LeGuin, Robert Silverberg and Larry Niven, Brian W. Aldiss and Michael Moor[...], Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke creating so many different kinds of excellent science fiction that no one reader could keep track of it all. Little of this seeped into the original "Star Trek." The later spinoffs were much better performed, but the content continued to be stuck in Roddenberry's rut. So why did the Trekkies throw themselves into this poorly imagined, weakly written, badly acted television series with such commitment and dedication? Why did it last so long? Here's what I think: Most people weren't reading all that brilliant science fiction. Most people weren't reading at all. So when they saw "Star Trek," primitive as it was, it was their first glimpse of science fiction. It was grade school for those who had let the whole science fiction revolution pass them by. Now we finally have first-rate science fiction film and television that are every bit as good as anything going on in print. Charlie Kaufman created the two finest science fiction films of all time so far: "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Jeffrey Lieber, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof have created "Lost," the finest television science fiction series of all time so far. Through-line series like Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Alfred Gough's and Miles Millar's "Smallville" have raised our expectations of what episodic sci-fi and fantasy ought to be. Whedon's "Firefly" showed us that even 1930s sci-fi can be well acted and tell a compelling long-term story. Screen sci-fi has finally caught up with written science fiction. We're in college now. High school is over. There's just no need for "Star Trek" anymore.
  14. I know they showed Archer drinking. falling, and looking up in dismay hoshi, did he actually die though?
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