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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 01:54 AM
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40. No, I don't think that the actress is at fault here
the script lacks anything of substance for the female characters in the film...there's not a lot of substance for the male characters either, but it seems to be intended as a summer action flick marketed for young men and little more. I found it entertaining, but it lacked that essential "Trekiness" that made the original series the cult classic that it is. Roddenberry was thoughtful, insightful, and always had a message to pass along to the viewer. There's nothing at all thought provoking about the new Trek. The old series gave us all that hope for humanity that just isn't quite there this time around. Hopefully someone who truly loves and understands the series will be involved the next time around.
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  -*Spoilers* Star Trek (2009): UHURA vaberella  May-14-09 10:08 PM   #0 
  - I totally agree. (spoilers)  LeftyMom   May-14-09 10:22 PM   #1 
  - Astronaut Mae Jemison said she became an astronaut because of Uhura.  Catshrink   May-14-09 11:18 PM   #9 
  - Well, one thing was evident in this Uhura character  Sebastian Doyle   May-14-09 10:35 PM   #2 
  - Well, Pon Farr is the irresistible drive to mate  Orrex   May-14-09 10:40 PM   #3 
  - Only if Spock lets his human side out to play  Sebastian Doyle   May-14-09 10:50 PM   #5 
  - Only when his planet's been destroyed maybe?  Orrex   May-14-09 10:51 PM   #6 
  - My Pon Farrs only occurs once every...  jeff30997   May-14-09 10:52 PM   #7 
  - Spock's half-human, and was obviously affectionate.  Orsino   May-15-09 07:33 AM   #12 
  - It was never specified that Vulcans ONLY mate during Pon Farr. It was said  NYCGirl   May-15-09 08:52 AM   #18 
  - Great post!  Orrex   May-14-09 10:41 PM   #4 
  - But now we know the origins of Kirk's love of green-skinned women  krispos42   May-14-09 11:15 PM   #8 
     - According to the writers...  targetpractice   May-15-09 12:21 AM   #10 
        - I saw the green-skinned woman;  krispos42   May-15-09 06:08 AM   #11 
        - Gotcha... ;-)  targetpractice   May-15-09 06:34 PM   #31 
        - Pretty sad that "deleted scenes" on a future DVD release are  Coventina   May-15-09 09:32 PM   #38 
           - The scene makes sense as-is, given what we know of Kirk  Orrex   May-16-09 10:20 AM   #46 
           - Hah...no wonder...n/t  vaberella   May-18-09 12:51 AM   #73 
  - There was zero time for the characters to use their intellectual skills in this movie.  Orsino   May-15-09 07:38 AM   #13 
  - And zero time for the audience to use intellectual skills, too - except for constant "WTF?"ing  Rabrrrrrr   May-15-09 08:08 AM   #15 
  - Agreed. Time travel is something extremely sensitive.  vaberella   May-15-09 04:23 PM   #27 
  - "Uhura and Spock team up intellectually"  jeff30997   May-15-09 08:15 AM   #16 
  - Yeah...and then they'd 9 months later I'd see Obama. n/t  vaberella   May-15-09 04:22 PM   #26 
  - I have always thought that Spock was hotter than Kirk  EndersDame   May-18-09 12:37 AM   #68 
  - In actuality...Chekov did...  vaberella   May-15-09 04:21 PM   #25 
     - you do realize you mixed in Transformer references  EndersDame   May-18-09 12:39 AM   #69 
  - Well, you see, here's the problem - Abrams took out everything good about Trek: thoughtfulntess,  Rabrrrrrr   May-15-09 08:04 AM   #14 
  - It's sad that you had to write a disclaimer a the end of your post.  jeff30997   May-15-09 08:28 AM   #17 
  - Well, given the scripts of previous movies...  Orsino   May-15-09 10:46 AM   #21 
  - +10. God...you're right!!  vaberella   May-15-09 04:18 PM   #24 
  - I didn't see any tits.  GaYellowDawg   May-16-09 04:31 AM   #42 
     - Forgot the  GaYellowDawg   May-16-09 06:05 AM   #44 
  - Objection! (pun intended)  DS1   May-15-09 08:58 AM   #19 
  - That's true...but she also happens to run the entire program at Eureka, was a doctor  vaberella   May-15-09 04:16 PM   #23 
  - Winona Ryder is Spock's mother??!1?  meegbear   May-15-09 09:11 AM   #20 
  - It's your problem if you ignored the *Spoilers* I put on the thread...n/t  vaberella   May-15-09 04:15 PM   #22 
  - You were warned.  Sequoia   May-15-09 06:56 PM   #34 
     - Not in this film unfortunately.  vaberella   May-16-09 11:23 PM   #49 
  - Ok...I haven't seen the movie yet; but...  GoddessOfGuinness   May-15-09 04:30 PM   #28 
  - No, I don't think that the actress is at fault here  Lorien   May-16-09 01:54 AM   #40 
  - What I want to know  FloridaJudy   May-15-09 04:35 PM   #29 
  - Because the show was created in the 60s?  MedleyMisty   May-15-09 04:49 PM   #30 
  - The outfits passed muster in the sixties  FloridaJudy   May-15-09 07:08 PM   #35 
  - She was actually given more to do in the animated series  pokerfan   May-15-09 07:55 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, I'm supportive of women in the future being dressed like, "7 of 9".  vaberella   May-16-09 11:26 PM   #50 
     - Or any of the "Serenity" crew  FloridaJudy   May-17-09 12:03 AM   #55 
        - ain't that the truth.  vaberella   May-17-09 12:50 AM   #56 
  - Did Abrams really look at the lines and scenes of previous Trek flicks and shows?  Deja Q   May-15-09 06:38 PM   #32 
  - Hah...so that was it. I was under the impression that might be the case.  vaberella   May-16-09 11:28 PM   #51 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   May-15-09 06:38 PM   #33 
  - You know what Mechanical Dunderhead ?  jeff30997   May-15-09 09:19 PM   #37 
     - OMG it's Dr. Smith-- My mum LOVES Dr. Smith.  vaberella   May-16-09 11:31 PM   #53 
  - Also disappointed in the 2009 Uhura character (spoiler alert)  fortyfeetunder   May-16-09 12:59 AM   #39 
  - Agreed.  vaberella   May-16-09 11:30 PM   #52 
  - Shatner stole most of Nichele Nichols' Lines  EndersDame   May-16-09 03:37 AM   #41 
  - I didn't think 2009 Uhura was "bitchy" at all.  GaYellowDawg   May-16-09 04:35 AM   #43 
     - I guess I am just a bit nicer when blowing off dudes  EndersDame   May-17-09 01:02 AM   #57 
        - Well, think of this...  GaYellowDawg   May-17-09 03:32 AM   #60 
           - I will give you that but  EndersDame   May-17-09 10:19 PM   #64 
  - I would like to disagree with the OP  munkie   May-16-09 09:50 AM   #45 
  - Actually the idea of the relationship doesn't bother me.  vaberella   May-16-09 11:20 PM   #48 
     - Maybe it is because John Cho is a bigger star than Zoe Saldana  EndersDame   May-17-09 01:08 AM   #58 
        - Huh?  vaberella   May-17-09 09:18 PM   #61 
           - John Cho played Harold in Harold and Kumar series  EndersDame   May-17-09 10:18 PM   #63 
           - Uh...  vaberella   May-18-09 12:39 AM   #70 
           - I think that maybe it was Zoe Saldana  EndersDame   May-17-09 10:30 PM   #65 
              - I'm not about to go and attack the actress on this.  vaberella   May-18-09 12:45 AM   #71 
  - I completely agree.  distantearlywarning   May-16-09 10:41 AM   #47 
  - +1. n/t  vaberella   May-16-09 11:32 PM   #54 
  - Just got back from seeing it. I totally agree with you.  Kitty Herder   May-17-09 01:42 AM   #59 
  - Ain't that the truth.  vaberella   May-17-09 09:19 PM   #62 
  - I really don't see this.  InvisibleTouch   May-17-09 11:40 PM   #66 
     - Thank you!!  EndersDame   May-18-09 12:36 AM   #67 
     - She wasn't shown to be...she was SAID to be.  vaberella   May-18-09 12:49 AM   #72 
 

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