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G'day y'all.

Oh my gosh! He spoke Aussie and Southern at the same time ...

As a result of this unfortunate pairing of dialects, somewhere, on the far side of the galaxy, a quantum singularity is formed that destroys an entire solar system containing a planet with an advanced civilization with no wars, disease, or even death and who were on the brink of developing interstellar space travel to spread their secrets of health and happiness with all species, including humans.

Oops!

Have a good one. :)

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That reminds me of the episode of Star Trek (The Mark of Gideon) where planet Gideon had done just that. Only problem was over population. As the plot went, Kirk beamed down to planet Gideon only to find himself alone on a replica of the Enterprise, the only other being was a female from Gideon whose job it was to contract an infectious disease that could be spread and end Gideon's over population problem. Hmmm... Kirk alone with a beautiful woman on the Enterprise. Yeah, something was sure to get transmitted. :lol:

It was actually a good episode.

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OK, granted, but I must say, Chris Pine does a quite credable job playing a young Kirk. In fact I was impressed with all the young versions of the characters. Zach Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Bones and Simon Pegg as Scott were especially good. The movie stands on its own, but does a nice job of tieing in all the old stuff. It's much better than most of the other Star Trek movies. Do I wish they would have given Bill at least a cameo, sure, there were a couple of places where he might have fit in, but it's really not hard to see Pine as a young Shatner.

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:lol: @ Stans. I hear ya. NOBODY does the pause thing like 'ol Bill. Pine really did get the personality right though. They do a scene with Kirk in the Kobyashi Maru test and Pine is brillantly nonchalant.

I can't stand that stupid my-god-man-hold-the-freaking-camera-still shooting style. The cinamatographer that came up with that needs to be lined up against a wall and shot. (See "Rachel Getting Married" for example, or rather DON'T see it, I watched for about 5 min and had to leave, the shaking was so bad) Having said that, I didn't notice any shakey photography, so if it was there at all it worked cause I find it really distracting. If I can see what the cinamatographer is doing, then he's not doing his job, cause I need to see the story, not the screen, that's movie production 101, but some folks seem to think that rules are meant to be broken just because they are rules. I did notice some rather interesting closeup shots that were done at unexpected angles, but that worked to put the focus more closely on the action and so rather than being a distraction, it added to the scene.

That turned into a bit of a rant didn't it. Don't you ever shake that camera at ME, young man! :D

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I hate the Vomit Cam too, it made Quantum of Solace completely unwatchable for me, even though I loved Casino Royale and was pretty jazzed to see it. I'm glad I got it from Netflix and didn't see it in the theater though, I tried watching it no less than three times and the furthest I got in it was a little under halfway through. Call me crazy but I actually like seeing what's going on in an action scene. Taken was far, far superior in how it handled the action scenes in my opinion, going the traditional route.

I'm with you whoever invented that technique needs either shot or punched in the junk by everyone on the planet that dislikes nausea.

As for Star Trek, I never was that much of a fan of Star Trek, but I did sort of want to see the new one to see if they could make a version of Star Trek that didn't annoy the crap out of me. Well aside from Wrath of Khan that is, not liking Wrath of Khan means you're probably a Communist and should be shot. Plus I really wanted to see Simon Pegg as Scotty.

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