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Re: Star Trek

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:04 pm

Has anyone heard about the characters for the new Star Trek film? Apparently Sylar (can't remember his real name, but he's also on Heroes) is playing Spock, with Simon Pegg as Scotty!

Come on! A fat Irishman played by a skinny Englishman?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby GreenRain22 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:02 am

OO WHAAAAT?!

THATS NO SCOTTY I'VE HEARD OF!

Although I love the idea of Sylar playing Spock. They look really similar.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Rainswept on Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:00 am

Scotty was pretty fat in later movies, way fatter thean Peg.

Harold from Harold & Kumar is playing Sulu.

Eomer from LOtR is playing McCoy.

Anamaria from Pirates of the Caribbean is Uhura.

I don't recognize the rest of the cast, but the wiki has them all listed.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby fueledbycoffee on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:58 pm

Simon Pegg is a skinny Englishman. Scotty is a fat Irishman. That's what he was saying, dude.

I will say, anyone else think that the new Kirk looks like a douchebag?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby FaithfulPirate42 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:24 pm

My nerdiness didn't fully come to the surface until only a few years ago. As such, my knowledge of, and therefore opinion of, all things Star Trek is very limited. I remember watching and liking Voyager. I never really got into Deep Space 9, as it just seemed to much like a space soap opera for my tastes. I have only seen a few episodes each of the original and Next Generation. I did like Enterprise. It started a bit slow, but it really picked up later on. I have seen none of the movies. I must remedy this terrible atrocity.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Ubi Dubium on Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:41 pm

Yes, a true mark of real deep-down nerdiness is when you are able to look at a random still photo from the original Star Trek and identify by name which episode it's from. I'm pretty good at that.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Rainswept on Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:38 am

fueledbycoffee wrote: anyone else think that the new Kirk looks like a douchebag?


Erm... Cause the old one didn't?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:20 pm

Rainswept wrote:
fueledbycoffee wrote: anyone else think that the new Kirk looks like a douchebag?


Erm... Cause the old one didn't?
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Point. How about this: "Anyone think that the new Kirk looks like even more of a douchebag than the Shat-man?"
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:28 pm

Is that even possible? I realize that's saying a lot for me, considering I have a photograph of Shatner in my house.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:42 pm

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See, they're both douchebags, but different kinds of douchebags. We've got the dude who looks like he'd walk down the street mugging at every single passerby (with his perfect stubble), and then we've got Shatner. Granted, one's practically unknown and one wrote the book on douchebaggery, but whatever.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:19 pm

Oof. It's still a tough call as to which one's worse.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:10 am

I don't know, Shatner is a douchebag, but this new guy seems like a complete tool.

Still can't get over Scotty, though.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Rainswept on Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:41 am

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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:33 pm

Considering James Doohan was not from the UK at all, I'm willing to give Pegg the benefit of the doubt. My question is whether or not the script is going to be any good. From what I understand, J.J. Abrams has already admitted that he's more of a Star Wars fan. Is anyone else having grave doubts about the upcoming film?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:54 pm

Valanthe wrote:Considering James Doohan was not from the UK at all, I'm willing to give Pegg the benefit of the doubt. My question is whether or not the script is going to be any good. From what I understand, J.J. Abrams has already admitted that he's more of a Star Wars fan. Is anyone else having grave doubts about the upcoming film?


I had doubts as soon as I saw J.J. Abrams attached to it. Unlike the rest of the universe, I've disliked almost anything that he's done.

On a side note... Dear God... Chekhov...
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