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Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Leadfoot, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

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    I am not a Trekker, but I just noticed that Star Trek films I - V plus JJ Trek are all available for instant viewing on Netflix. Now, if you were to try to convince me to become a Trekker, which movie would you have me see first? I'm going to give it a shot. I have never watched any of them.
     
  2. McBradders

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    Hmn. The Abrams one is by far the most accessible. You will miss a few in-jokes, otherwise its all good fun.

    If you want a frame of reference, watch all the even numbers. If you love it, watch the odd numbers. If you're still game then go for Abrams.
     
  3. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    Can't put it much better than that. Though I'm one of the few who love the first Trek film.
     
  4. McBradders

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    I like it well enough now, but I remember lining up for 2 hours to watch it as a really small kid, thinking it would be all Star Wars and stuff only to be bitterly disappointed :lol 
     
  5. Prowl

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    I loved the first one too. Aside from VGER fascinating me, we got to see what happened when a Transporter didn't work.

    I'd also agree that the newest movie is definitely the most accessible, but because these characters are based on characters that have been established decades ago, you will definitely miss a lot of the subtle nods to their personalities.

    Watch them in order, but if ST1 bores you, skip to ST2 before giving up on it. ST1 is slow-moving, ST2 gets into it pretty fast. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, ST1 has like a 10 minute flyby the Enterprise, when they introduce it again, lol. Undiscovered Country is a lot of fun, as is Voyage Home (lending credence to the whole Even Number Trek deal).

    Yeah, I noticed the trek movies were in Netflix. Trek on my iPhone FTW. Now if they managed to get the individual series on Netflix streaming... I'd flip.
     
  6. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I don't know what makes you look older, seeing TMP at the cinema or being able to remember when Star Wars was exciting.
     
  7. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Listen to the man of the Twinned Twists, for he is wise.
     
  8. Prowl

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    But despite the evens being better movies than the odds, won't watching only the even numbers seem strange when
    Spock goes from Dead to being completely alright in Voyage Home?
     
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    I always prefered "Trekkies." "Trekkers" sounds like they're all going some place together.
     
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    Possibly, yes.
     
  11. Joe Moore

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    They are...They're going where no man has...Ah, I can't even bring myself to finish typing that. Carry on.
     
  12. Prowl

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    "No One" otherwise you might offend someone :lol  . Nevermind that "No One" would indicate that even the aliens living in the areas of space the crew explores have never been there before.
     
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    True that, but since I'm sure that since he's aware that he's skiping from two to four, he should realize that he's missing plot points in three.

    "No human" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
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    I know. I was joking. It worked for me back when they changed it. :) 
     
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    I liked them all for different reasons so i would say just start at the beginning and work your way through them chronologically. You're not really going to know if you like any of them until you watch them, so just take your time and make a meal of it.

    Also is it wrong to be a Star Trek fan and prefer "Trekkie" to "Trekker"?
     
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    I'm not alone after all? :eek: 

    I was a huge Trek geek as a kid; can't even begin to count how many times I've seen The Voyage Home. I'd say that if you want to see some of the classic stuff, watch 2-4. They form a sort of trilogy using the same overarching plot and a lot of recurring characters. Then maybe branch out to 1 or 6. Only go for 5 if you decide that you are now a die hard Trekker and/or Trekkie.
     
  17. RabidYak

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    It could be worse, folks could keep watching the even films until they get to Nemesis.
     
  18. Prowl

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    Hahaha, that would definitely be worst. And honestly, I liked Insurrection.
     
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  20. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

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    OK, so I took the majority opinion and watched JJ Trek. Not only did I love it, I was actually very affected by the geek-out moments I was able to understand. Especially all the scenes with Nimoy. Man, that was chillbump inducing stuff.
     

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