Onion Report: Trekkies Bash New Film As Watchable

Submitted by: icametoplay 7 years ago Funny

Fans of the Star Trek franchise say JJ Abrams’ enjoyable, engaging prequel betrays what Star Trek is all about.
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Male 290
the end was great
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Male 3,425
Hahaha, that was great. I felt the same way when they made new episodes of Red Dwarf, the special effects just weren`t crap enough.

And I really want to see that movie. I`m not a trekkie, but it looks good. And have you seen the reviews!? 100% on rottentomatoes and highest score on metacritic this year, can`t be that bad.

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Male 1,347
Aww man, the thing on the ticker about unemployment being more of an issue for men than severing a dick vein was great. Movie correspondent was hot
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Male 8,302
As I die-hard trekkie who spent over $4k on the DVD sets of all the series, I hated the whole idea and have been vocal in IAB forums in the past about the new movie. Having now seen a couple of previews and some behind-the-scenes docs, I`m thinking, maybe they did a decent job after all. Still haven`t seen the movie, but I`m opening the mind a bit toward it atm.
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Male 2,582
"Yes, Gene Roddenberry was the hack who created `Star Trek` the television show, way back in the 40`s or something".
lol, priceless.
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Male 1,036
That was hilarious! I was just talking about this with a guy at work how it`s looks alot less dense than most trek movies.
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Male 1,265
"I dont get it! The whole spoof "Onion" thing aside, I dont get why they are trying to reboot the franchise."

Money.

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Male 3,369
I dont get it! The whole spoof "Onion" thing aside, I dont get why they are trying to reboot the franchise. I do intend to see the movie because the trailer makes it look pretty damn good, but I just dont get why it has to be Kirk, Spock and co on the Enterpise again! I felt the whole Star Trek thing was more about the future as a whole rather than a few individuals. I like`d Star Trek: Voyager compared to all the rest anyway. It wasnt so much I didnt like the other series rather than I didnt really watch them or get the time too!

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Male 12,365
The new not-really-Trek film might well be watchable. If he wasn`t passing it off as Trek, I`d probably watch it. The trailers make it look entertaining. I`d probably like it and probably hope a TV series was made from it, if it wasn`t being passed off as Trek.

It`s not the quality of the film that`s the issue, or the type of film it is. The issue is what it`s intended to and will succeed in doing - erasing the original Star Trek, the very thing that is being used to sell this film, by *replacing* it with something else. This isn`t a prequel, it`s an over-write.

The complaints have nothing to do with it being "watchable".

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Female 9,402
I love Onion.
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Male 5,190
Gotta love ONN. :P
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Male 756
Priceless....Onion`s always good for a laugh.

I hate Star Trek, but I may actually see this movie since it`s not a "nerd-only" cult film like the previous ones. It seems that everything JJ touches is gold. Next Spielberg IMO.

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Male 10,440
Lol @ Angel.
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Male 1,598
"The new Trek movie might make me convert to the church of TrekkieTrekkerism. It was reallllllly good... But yes, some of the true trekkies weren`t too happy about it. I was listened to a group of 10 people have a conversation in the lobby that was similar to what was being said in the video... which is a little sad."

Dear God... The Onion just reported something realistic? Before you know it Gillette is going to start making 5-bladed razors...

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Male 1,788
I`m amazed at the actual comments that are completely backing up this video. A movie with a message is no good if it sucks dick. I for one will see this movie, and be glad when I find out it didn`t suck like previous movies, which I enjoyed regardless.
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Male 2,199
onion new... telling it like it is...
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Male 375
lol @ "way back in the 40`s or something"
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Female 205
hum.... im not sure what to think if it makes sense and has good acting... but lets see when its released. ;-)
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Female 101
The new Trek movie might make me convert to the church of TrekkieTrekkerism. It was reallllllly good... But yes, some of the true trekkies weren`t too happy about it. I was listened to a group of 10 people have a conversation in the lobby that was similar to what was being said in the video... which is a little sad.
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Male 464
I`m debating whether to see watch the new Star Trek film when it comes out. I am a fan of many of the series and have watched most of the films but this one doesn`t feel like the others, it looks like it was made to appeal to a wider audience while leaving out the fans.
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Male 195
As a person who enjoys Star Trek, I`m glad they mocked fans who feel the movie has gone a less intellectual root and instead is trying to be just another generic action film with only lip-service to Star Trek conventions.
I think the next video should be how some hacks are claiming Citizen Kane shouldn`t have explosions and gunfights, which is totally drating stupid, am I right? Am I? I think so!
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Male 2,388
meh
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Male 901
As a person who enjoys Star Trek, I must say: "It`s funny because it`s true!"
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Male 224
Link: Onion Report: Trekkies Bash New Film As Watchable [Rate Link] - Fans of the Star Trek franchise say JJ Abrams’ enjoyable, engaging prequel betrays what Star Trek is all about.
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