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Howard Tayler compares Trek and Serenity

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 4:45 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Howard Tayler, creator of the web-comic Schlock Mercenary, has this to say.

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I’ll say this much: If you’re a cynical movie-goer, tired of franchise movies, embarrassed at having ever been a Trekker/Trekkie/Trek-fan, but you loved Serenity, you need to reward Paramount Pictures’ good behavior by seeing this film.

If Star Trek and Serenity were to walk into a bar… well, I think we’d see a drinking game between Browncoats and Vulcans. There’d be too much mutual respect for a fight.


http://www.schlockmercenary.com/index.html


"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 7:22 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


Good catch , Geeze...

Thanks for the post...

There were many welcome homages included in the new Trek , including nods to Sereni-fly...

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 1:08 PM

CHINDI


GREAT! And you know.. a good point.. if ST does well, then sci fi may be looked upon favorably.. and well you know mor of these character driven space flicks could be greenlit.. I heard they have already green lit ST 2.. so why not Sernity 2??

Lets give the genre some love.. besides, it is worth seeing oin its own right...

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:13 AM

KATESFRIEND


This link gives homage to Serenity for the success of the new Star Trek. The shout out is in the last few minutes of the audio link - but well worth the listen.

http://www.slate.com/id/2217854

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:40 PM

QUANDOM


With the event of a new Star Trek movie, worth reading (or pondering if you've already read) "The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek -- and Firefly,the anti-Trek"

http://www.friesian.com/trek.htm#firefly

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:30 PM

CELLARDOOR


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Originally posted by Katesfriend:
This link gives homage to Serenity for the success of the new Star Trek. The shout out is in the last few minutes of the audio link - but well worth the listen.

http://www.slate.com/id/2217854



Seemed like it was more like the last minute and a half or two minutes, but you're right, it was definitely worth a listen to the whole thing. Not only does it mention Serenity as enabling the success (and film-making methods) of the new Trek, it also compares captains in a not-uncomplimentary way! :) Thanks for finding this; I liked the whole 16 minute podcast, though it's *very* spoiler-filled, so I don't advise listening before one has seen the movie.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:32 PM

FILLYGIRL

Operative: "Its worse than you know..." Mal: "It usually is."


Good read! Thanks, somehow I had not seen that!


Chaplain of the 76th Independant Battalion


Do not bother dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!


...it's worse than you know...Operative
...it usually is.....Mal

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Monday, May 11, 2009 12:34 PM

CAUSAL


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Originally posted by out2theblack:
...including nods to Sereni-fly...



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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:44 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Style of Cinematography in particular...The motion of the camera gives the same documentary feel as in Firefly and Serenity...

Lens flares , also reminiscent of the Serenifly style , used to a distracting degree in this case...

Then there's single-combat between Kirk and an adversary , on a platform , ala Mal and the Operative , in Serenity...

A space battle , nearing planetside , also much like one in Serenity...

Stuff like that...

Let these folk 'splain it , also...

http://www.slate.com/id/2217854




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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3:39 PM

CHINDI


hmmm interesting. BUT I still think that if the sci fi franchise does well.. it could bode well for another Serenity... maybe I am hoping against hope, but browncoats are known for that and I choose to think it could be fgood for OUR verse...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:55 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Thanks for posting Geez.......this guy really says a lot in a few short paragraphs (the Captain would appreciate his take).

Gonna see it tomorrow (didn't want to deal with the weekend crowds. Last time, with the Dark Knight, I had an unpleasant experience with an overly aggressive female; who came this close to getting a boot in the ass, over a seat I was holding for my son).

I've heard nothing but positive things, except of course the hate spewing from die-hard Trekkers. If you guys get a chance watch the SNL skit on Weekend Update from Saturday's show. Funny stuff. I will not say more, just go see - I believe it's on Hulu.

Live Long and Prosper

SGG

Tawabawho?

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 8:43 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


ST odes to Serenity, some already mentioned.
Lense flares, throughout, the biggest thing I noticed right away.
When Kelvin crew get spaced, sound disappears.
Mechanical sound effects and cocking motions, ala Mal's guns and Vera. this time its the Phasers - closeup of phaser action when Kirk is covering Spock in the Nerada's "cargo bay" scene.
The camera's CGI shake, zoom, quickpan, overfilling the screen with action, motion, effects.

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