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24 November 2008 @ 08:43 am
Baby Disney  
That's what it reminds me of! I've been pondering the new Star Trek and the age of the cast, and I finally realized what it is I'm reminded of: Baby Disney! Or Baby Looney Tunes. Either works. I'm not sure that's what they were going for, but that's in my brain now. Especially the guy playing Spock. Lord! Baby Trek, coming soon to a toy store near you.

How come Kirk is driving a car?! In 'A Piece of the Action' I'm pretty sure he doens't know how to drive a car. Unless the one he's driving in the preview is all automated, but it sure didn't seem like it.
Kristen: Captain's Logjuniperphoenix on November 24th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Hee! I've been mentally comparing it to Muppet Babies.

And as for the car, I think throwing out all preconceived notions of Trek canon is going to be the only way to make it through this movie with sanity intact.
Ithithildyn on November 24th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Muppet Babies works too!
Becca: Becca DG by beccadgbeccadg on November 24th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Muppet Babies is the first comparison I heard. ;)
kensiegkensieg on November 24th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
The only similarities between this movie and Classic Star Trek are the names.
Ithithildyn on November 24th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Really? I didn't realize that. Hmmm... Well that lessens my anticipation quite a bit. I thought it was set prior to the original series so they wouldn't be stepping on canon.
Becca: Becca DG by beccadgbeccadg on November 24th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it's going to be as bad as that. Yes, J.J. Abrams freely admits he wasn't any kind of Star Trek fan going into making the movie, but he supposedly put together a team to make the movie that ranged from die hard fans to keep the canon straight for him to another non-fan like himself to be sure to keep the story accessible to non-fans.

ETA: Forgot, it will have Leonard Nemoy's Spock in it. It will have more than just the names in common with TOS. Question is how the time travel in the story is or isn't used to weave things together.

Edited at 2008-11-24 05:41 pm (UTC)
kensiegkensieg on November 24th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
That's just an opinion. I have no idea how canon compliant or not that the movie will be. It is set before the series.
She went that-a-way...: amused methosjinxed_wood on November 24th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
I think the key word here is reimagining - a word that Hollywood seems to have become very enamoured with of late, and lets them get away with just about anything!
Ithithildyn on November 24th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
No kidding!
Becca: 4th Doctor/TARDIS by beccadgbeccadg on November 24th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Heh, as someone who hates the New BSG, and has mixed feelings about New Who I'm wary of a "re-imagining" of Star Trek. It's why I've been trying to keep up on the film's development. I'm still not sure how the story works, and I believe the story is what's key. How they're going to balance old and new is what I'm waiting to see. I mean it will have Zachary Quintos' Spock and Leonard Nemoy's Spock in it. There has to be an explanation for that.

Edited at 2008-11-24 05:39 pm (UTC)
Sinanjusinanju on November 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
I just tell myself it's gonna be like Young Indiana Jones. Just picture Leonard Nimoy's Spock, wrapped in a shawl with his teeth in a jar on a nearby table; the ancient and elderly Spock sits in his rocking chair, telling tall tales to young, wide-eyed Vulcans about his adventures with that (long since deceased) legendary Human, James T. Kirk.

So if you just accept that Spock is taking liberties with the truth ("You lied!" "I exaggerated.") to entertain gullible young Vulcans, it all makes sense. In other words, it's FANFIC. Written by one of the protagonists, yes, but still fanfic.
conjured_1: baby01conjured_1 on November 24th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
*SNORFLE* Baby Trek. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right!
Lara I.lara_everlong on November 25th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
I was quite confused by the car myself - the whole preview had a bizarrely bright feeling to it, too. I don't know. If Captain Kirk doesn't take his shirt off before he saves the day, it ain't real Trek :P
Eglantine Brandybuckcarbonelle on December 3rd, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
The car in A PIECE OF THE ACTION had to have been a stick shift; Kirk is probably just one of those girly-men who can only drive automatics...