wow!!! what a weekend


the big "E" under construction

the big "E" under construction

Well the weekend was long and just got back on line!!! Thanks Deanne for filling in for me and there are a lot of comments and great reviews here!!! I skimmed them briefly and I was glad to see few negative reviews of the film,,, I was thinking that if there weren’t any than the brainwashing formulas added to the drinking water would have been truly working. Lots to talk about but no time today,,, I’ll try and get to everything as the time will allow!!! Have a great Monday!!!

23 Responses to “wow!!! what a weekend”

  1. May 11, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I saw it Saturday and was blown away by it! The characters felt true, particularly in the main three, and the effects and pacing was awesome. Some plot holes but nothing fatal. I enjoyed this more than any of the spinoff films. So good to see Kirk, Spock and McCoy back in action, even if their shoes are filled with standins.

    And the Big E looked beautiful onscreen! I’m finally used to the new lines.

    Can’t wait to see your drawings and photos for the parts of the movie designs you were responsible for, John!

  2. 2 Seumas
    May 11, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Unfortunately some people seem to be resistant to the regular brainwashing techniques…

    But don’t worry John, if they get out of hand, my emergency team of Specialist Vulcans is on hand to meld them into agreement!


  3. 7 Dave D.
    May 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Really enjoyed it even with the nitpicker in my screaming bloody murder. Especially liked Urban’s and Quinto’s performances.

  4. 8 Dave D.
    May 11, 2009 at 7:53 am

    uh, that should read: “nitpicker in ME screaming bloody murder.”

    • 9 DeanneM
      May 11, 2009 at 8:41 am

      Dave, I understand that sentiment, but like you I really enjoyed it and was able to shrug off some of my nitpicks because they were minor. I think it’s funny that even those who thoroughly enjoyed the film pretty much all have some issues…that is the passion of the Trekker!!

  5. 10 Lou
    May 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

    It took me 4 viewings to come up with one nit pick.

    Capt. Robu (sp) of the Kelvin takes a turbo lift “down” to the deck to get to a shuttle, but the pod that has the shuttlebay is located “above” the saucer.

    what’s up (or is it down) with that?

    • May 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

      Is that a turbo from the bridge? Because then you have to go down a bit, sideways a bit, and then up a bit.

      Or maybe the engineering hull is upside down, with gravity the other way around 😛

  6. 12 DeanneM
    May 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Glad to have ya back!! By the title, I thought this post was about the weekend, but I guess it was just long. Well, if you want the real discussion and debate, you can check out Drex’s place, but beware that there is a LOT of stuff to sift through!

    • 13 Jay
      May 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

      Leave it to good old Mr. Eaves to inject a much needed dose of class back into some of the protracted debate over there, like hot warp plasma 😉

  7. 14 evil_genius_180
    May 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

    That “brainwashing formulas in the drinking water” comment has me chuckling. Thanks for the laugh. 😀

  8. 17 Suricata
    May 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, theres been a lot of fans resiliant to the new film. I curious to the age groups, as well as what series the fans that dislike the film belong to. Trek has been reimagined so many times afterall, especially with TNG when you compare it to ToS. Oddly enough I’ve seen a fair few ENT fans, who are usually the newer Trek fans bashing the film, which I find odd as so many people bashed ENT when it came out.

    Eitherway, I still follow the ideals of trek, such as accepting new things!

    *Goes off humming the new Trek film score that I can’t get out of my head!*

    • 18 johneaves
      May 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

      funny how very personal Folks feel towards Star trek!!! A lot of expectations more towards the individual rather than the whole in what your wanting to see, and whats exceptable.

  9. 19 Scott
    May 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    With change, people love what they were brought on. Old school didn’t like TNG, but after a while they got use to it, and then fell in love with DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. But the thing about Star Trek 11, it was done by someone who wasn’t a fan, and twisted things around, and that’s understandable. It’s not really Gene’s story of the human endeavor, but instead all about action.

    But still it was a nice breath of fresh air that was baddly needed. If we are lucky, in several years from now, Trek TV would be reborn with a new cast and a new story.

    BTW, it’s funny I just saw a TNG episode of “Booby Trap”, and that Constitution varient model, sort of resembled Ryan’s Enterprise (except for the nacelles). Jorg has a picture on Ex Astra.

    Though one thing I would love to find out, I hear on the Star Trek Online forum that the new Enterprise is listed at 762 meters in length. If that’s true, boy that would make her larger than the D and E.

    • May 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm

      Well yeah the “little” science vessel Kelvin apparently had 800 people on it. The new Enterprise was shown to have about 3 levels of shuttle storage, so it’s one big ship now.

  10. 21 Matt Boardman
    May 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Mmmm…stawberry-lemonade flavored brainwashing formula…

    So glad to see that the movie was the number one movie at the box office this weekend and that it’s totals surpassed what Paramount had expected! Good news for Trek!!

  11. 22 Snafu
    May 12, 2009 at 3:56 am

    http://www.fxguide.com covers the new movie in both its podcast and videocast:

    Podcast (a conversation with ILM vfx supervisor Roger Guyett about the film Star Trek);
    [audio src="http://www.fxguide.com/modules/fxpodcast/files/fxg-090511-trek.mp3" /]

    Videocast (see entry #058: Interviews with director J.J. Abrams and actor Karl Urban.):

  12. 23 johneaves
    May 12, 2009 at 6:07 am

    this one is big!!! I don’t know what the final measurements were but your right in the estimates of 2500 to 3000 feet.

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