History Film / StarTrekTheMotionPicture

26th Jul '16 3:15:32 PM Premonition45
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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Spock theorizes that this is what V'Ger is actually trying to do.
-->'''Spock:''' Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God - and asks, "Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"
16th Jul '16 2:03:39 PM Premonition45
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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Star Trek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry running the new show. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.

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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], VindicatedByReruns, Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Star Trek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry running the new show. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.
12th Jul '16 11:56:44 AM Premonition45
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* TakeThat: A number of early promotion materials released to the press during production contained the tag line "There is no Comparison", an answer to those who speculated Paramount was just going to make a ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-off. Younger fans may not be aware of how important it not being a Star Wars ripoff was. ''Everyone'' was doing them at this time, and most of them were really ''bad''. Not only was this not a ''Star Wars'' ripoff, it's actually rather good (for a given value of good).[[note]]If anything, it was a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' "ripoff", more like ''2001: The Star Trek Version''.[[/note]]

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* TakeThat: A number of early promotion materials released to the press during production contained the tag line "There is no Comparison", an answer to those who speculated Paramount was just going to make a ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-off. Younger fans may not be aware of how important it not being a Star Wars ''Franchise/StarWars'' ripoff was. ''Everyone'' ''[[FollowTheLeader Everyone]]'' [[FollowTheLeader was doing them at this time, time]], and most of them were really ''bad''. Not only was this not a ''Star Wars'' ripoff, it's actually rather good (for a given value of good).[[note]]If anything, it was a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' "ripoff", more like ''2001: The Star Trek Version''.[[/note]]
8th Jul '16 9:56:45 AM Premonition45
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the original series, showing how, even in the 23rd century, space exploration is still a dangerous business.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the original series, showing how, even in the 23rd century, century and despite all the advancements in science and technology, space exploration is still a dangerous business.
7th Jul '16 12:16:38 PM Premonition45
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This film takes a more serious tone than the original series.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the original series, showing how, even in the 23rd century, space exploration is still a dangerous business.
1st Jul '16 1:37:08 PM Premonition45
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--->'''Transporter Operator:''' What we got back didn't live long... fortunately.

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--->'''Transporter -->'''Transporter Operator:''' What ''Enterprise'', what we got back didn't live long... fortunately.
30th Jun '16 6:30:22 AM Blazer
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* WhatTheHellHero: When Decker saves the ''Enterprise'' from the wormhole, Kirk attempts to give him one of these for countermanding his orders. Decker ends up throwing him a ShutUpKirk, letting him know that he's going to get the crew killed with his inexperience with the ship's new systems.
27th May '16 4:07:39 PM CaptEquinox
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* TakeThat: A number of early promotion materials released to the press during production contained the tag line "There is no Comparison", an answer to those who speculated Paramount was just going to make a ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-off. Younger fans may not be aware of how important it not being a Star Wars ripoff was. ''Everyone'' was doing them at this time, and most of them were really ''bad''. Not only was this not a ''Star Wars'' ripoff, it's actually rather good (for a given value of good).[[note]]If anything, it was a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' ripoff.[[/note]]

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* TakeThat: A number of early promotion materials released to the press during production contained the tag line "There is no Comparison", an answer to those who speculated Paramount was just going to make a ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-off. Younger fans may not be aware of how important it not being a Star Wars ripoff was. ''Everyone'' was doing them at this time, and most of them were really ''bad''. Not only was this not a ''Star Wars'' ripoff, it's actually rather good (for a given value of good).[[note]]If anything, it was a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' ripoff."ripoff", more like ''2001: The Star Trek Version''.[[/note]]
11th May '16 10:57:36 PM Statzkeen
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The plot sounds simple enough. An unstoppable entity calling itself V'ger is heading towards Earth, destroying all in its path, and the ''Enterprise'' is sent out to investigate. The story was originally written to be an hour and a half pilot to ''Phase II'' (two hours with commercials), stretched to 2½ hours, most of which involved the bridge crew staring at special effects in awe. This led to the film to receiving several {{Fan Nickname}}s based on its quite slow pacing, such as "The Slow Motion Picture". Wise's declared intent at the time was to create a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' for that era. This film's criticized slow pacing was partly the reason towards making an [[ActionizedSequel Actionized]], SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.

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The plot sounds simple enough. An unstoppable entity calling itself V'ger is heading towards Earth, destroying all in its path, and the ''Enterprise'' is sent out to investigate. The story was originally written to be an hour and a half pilot to ''Phase II'' (two hours with commercials), stretched to 2½ hours, most of which involved the bridge crew staring at special effects in awe. This led to the film to receiving several {{Fan Nickname}}s based on its quite slow pacing, such as "The Slow Motion Picture" and "The Motionless Picture". Wise's declared intent at the time was to create a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' for that era. This film's criticized slow pacing was partly the reason towards making an [[ActionizedSequel Actionized]], SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.
8th Apr '16 8:16:30 AM kyojikasshu
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** It's stated in the novelization that Commander Willard Decker is the son of Commodore Matt Decker from the ''TOS'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine The Doomsday Machine]]", and the ''Enterprise'' was his big chance to prove he wasn't crazy like his dad. That explains why he's none too pleased with Kirk casually commandeering the ''Enterprise'' (or some of his crew grousing about it). Notably, it's a complete inversion of of that episode; with Kirk now the [[InsaneAdmiral flag officer]] who commandeers ''Enterprise'' from her rightful [=CO=] and makes poor command decisions that nearly lead to the ship's destruction.

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** It's stated in the novelization that Commander Willard Decker is the son of Commodore Matt Decker from the ''TOS'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine The Doomsday Machine]]", and the ''Enterprise'' was his big chance to prove he wasn't crazy like his dad. That explains why he's none too pleased with Kirk casually commandeering the ''Enterprise'' (or some of his crew grousing about it). Notably, it's a complete inversion of of that episode; with Kirk now the [[InsaneAdmiral flag officer]] who commandeers ''Enterprise'' from her rightful [=CO=] and makes poor command decisions that nearly lead to the ship's destruction.
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