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13 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Where No Man Has Gotte... · 0 replies · +1 points

Parts of me worry... Motorcycles, Constitution Class starships built on the ground, Sylar as a Vulcan...

But then I saw the trailer where the welders are building the ship and Nimoy rasps out "Space, the final frontier..." and I went all squidgy and squeed and all was right with the world. Although my wife and child looked at me like I'd lost my mind when the actual sound "SQUEE!" came out of my mouth...

No, this isn't gonna be your Momma's Star Trek. Yes, they're going to get some things "wrong" for the sake of plot condensation and just because that's what they needed to make their story work. But after what Berman and Braga did to the franchise and after the cinematic abortion that was Nemesis, can Star Trek honestly be any worse?

In my opinion there's almost nowhere for the series to go but up. So I'm gonna trust JJ to do right by us old-school Trekkies and waited in eager anticipation for the film to hit theaters.

13 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - 30 Days of Twilight · 0 replies · +2 points

I think you're hitting on the point of what a lot of people who don't like the books/film take issue with. For a lot of us die-hard fantasy and sci-fi fans there are certain rules and conventions that need to be adhered to--or at least acknowledged. The rules of what makes a vampire a vampire are older than most works of fiction and you can't just fly in the face of them and still insist your books are about vampires. To wit: If it walks like a ducks, quacks like an aardvark, and looks like a mongoose, you can't call it a wedge of fine Havarti cheese...

A lot f the anti-Twilight noise would probably never happened if Meyer had called her vampires something else. "Goth-bait prettybois" comes to mind as an alternative...

Unless "Prettyboi" is a character in one of the books, in which case I apologize for my faux pas...