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Date: 05/05/09 12:01 PM

26 Responses to Onion Report: Trekkies Bash New Film As Watchable

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    icametoplay Male 30-39
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    May 5, 2009 at 11:25 am
    Link: Onion Report: Trekkies Bash New Film As Watchable - Fans of the Star Trek franchise say JJ Abrams’ enjoyable, engaging prequel betrays what Star Trek is all about.
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    As a person who enjoys Star Trek, I must say: "It`s funny because it`s true!"
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    May 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    meh
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    habbazoot
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    May 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    "made in the 40s or something"


    gold.

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    Immigrant Male 18-29
    195 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    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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    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
    469 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    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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    rdco49 Female 18-29
    101 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    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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    sereniee Female 18-29
    205 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    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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    gozirra Male 40-49
    375 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    lol @ "way back in the 40`s or something"
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    onion new... telling it like it is...
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    May 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    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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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    "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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Lol @ Angel.
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    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    I love Onion.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    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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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    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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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    "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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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1037 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    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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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    "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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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    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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    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    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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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    May 6, 2009 at 12:03 am
    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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    Wagonlover Male 18-29
    291 posts
    May 6, 2009 at 5:33 am
    the end was great

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