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Old 11-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #31
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In re: Australians in Star Trek ...

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A nation sadly overlooked in the Star Trek genre - and I agree it would be super superb. Hang on, wasn't there one in the last (crap) series?
Everybody knows that in the future Australia is a vast desert wasteland ruled over by evil warlords who control the scare resources and prance about in chainmail capes and skintight leggings, sporting well-coiffed bleach-blonde hair.

And of course, there is one lone man who opposes them all.

And his wacky friend with the one-man helicopter.

And a feral child.

And a dog.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #32
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They didn't get Ewan McGregor for Scottie. They got Simon Pegg (the guy from Shawn of the Dead)
I seem to be living in a parallel universe these days. To the point I wonder if I'm narcoleptic.

Thank you, Radar. Pegg it is. An Englishman as a Scot. I'm beginning to get why they hate the English And yes, I'm going to see it. I sorta was before, honest...
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:12 PM   #33
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My bad all round. I was reacting simply to the trailer, and my memory of finding out Deanna Troi naturally has an English accent - like it was some flaw which had to be airbrushed out.

Turns out we get a real Scotty in this film too - good old Obi Wan himself!
Silly for accents to bug me, when I loved Ewan as Alec Guinness and Tennant as an English Doctor.

Why do I hate America?
You're all also forgetting that Yvonne Strahovski, the uber babe in Chuck is Australian. In fact she does such a great non-accent in the series that it seems odd when she uses her real speaking voice.

Not only is her character hot and dangerous, but also a nerd lover.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #34
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Read this hysterical article by Wil Wheaton about WILLIAM FUCKING SHATNER at Suicide Girls.

Part 1: http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/20562/

Part 2: http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/20634/

Wil Wheaton is now a famous blogger, and his current blog is:
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/

If you don't know who Wil Wheaton is . . . or Suicide Girls . . . or Star Trek . . . there's no hope for you. You're dead!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #35
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C'mon now, Kirk has a point. What is a 16 yo kid doing at the helm?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:20 AM   #36
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driving the boat, obviously! quick reflexes, and all that. Poor Wesley, nobody loved him.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 PM   #37
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Even Wil Wheaton didn't!
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:42 PM   #38
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I think it would be funny to have some guy there with a thick Steve Irwin type of Australian Accent working the con...
Jeez, just because they're descended from convicts doesn't mean they're all still crooked.....



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Old 11-27-2008, 05:22 AM   #39
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:40 PM   #40
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So why does the ship look more advanced and high tech than anything even in the Next Generation series? Where are the blinking L.E.D.s and the lame ass computer voice and the doors that go "shooosh" when you walk through?
That's precisely why I'm having a problem convincing myself that I want to see this movie. At least the people putting together Star Trek Phase II (used to be Star Trek: New Voyages, has permission from both Paramount and Majel Roddenberry) went to the extra effort to get the look and the FX correct. They also have some of the original screenwriters and ST novel authors contributing scripts, along with regular appearances by actors from the original series.

It occurs to me that I'm probably not the first person to mention this. (EDIT: Actually, I am. Ha.)
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