imagine if batman broke his back in every batman movie
I distinctly recall one that did not wreck the enterprise.
There was a whale, and the enterprise was already wrecked at the time.
Can't beat a non-existent horse, can you?
Ahh, but they showed footage of the Enterprise being wrecked in the previous movie, so it still counts.
I can see the pitch room right now, some bold scriptwriter in front of the producers, going where none had gone before…
"So in this one, they don't destroy their vessel."
"At all? Like not even a little?"
"No. We did that last time."
"Oh, well show that again then."
To boldly go where we've gone before! Over and over and over…
But there *IS* one other "the whales did it" in there, somewhere.
Hey it could follow the TNG "we're dry on ideas" theme of getting stuck in the holodeck.
Imagine an entire movie of the cast getting stuck on the holodeck.
Yeah, not so bad now, huh.
After a while you'd think the tech support guy would just disable the option to turn off the safety features.
What if they retconned that everything prior to this movie took place on a holodeck.
If DC comics buys the IP I could see that happening.
Riker got drunk and punched real.. we mean the holodeck.
I will unabashedly defend the holodeck episodes. Love 'em. One of my favorite things about the Trek shows is that you never know what kind of story you were about to be told. Comedy, drama, absurd, action adventure, political thriller, spy movie. Big fan.
Loving them and them being good for the series are two different things.
They're like almost every Q episode. They divert entirely from the general flow of the series and actually make little sense at all other than the "it's in a holodeck" plot device.
There's little investment in any of the characters other than "escape" and "don't die".
It'd be like if Sam and co. from Cheers started an episode in a cave in a prehistoric era and spent the hour fighting off a t-rex. It makes little sense.
Remember the episode on the holodeck with Q? I'm sure Picard was dressed as Robin Hood in that one too.
Don't recall if Riker got his trombone out or if Data mused on the mysteries of humanity as well. Probably.
Granted it makes little sense, but I would be a hundred times more likely to watch a Cheers episode that involved fighting dinosaurs.
TNG holodeck episodes, yes. DS9 holodeck episodes, however, were gold and actually served to move the plot forward.
One in every three is "Kill Main Character"
and then, backsies
Am I the only one that thinks it looks like the NX Enterprise is crashing in that clip? Maybe it's like a museum ship Battlestar Galactica style and Khan takes it down.
there are plenty of letters left in the alphabet.
The Voyager version is "eject the warp core", and "suck".
I'm not saying this moving is going to be joint because of Benedict Cumberbatch, but it's certainly the reason I'm checking it out in the theater.
Dunno why there's so much ceremony over building and launching them, they're like action movie cop cars.
"Dammit Kirk that's the 2nd Enterprise you've wrecked this week!"
I read that as "the 2nd Enterprise you've wrecked this Universe!" for some reason… I'm not sure which version I like better.
This one time I called Benedict Cumberbatch "Cummerbund Bandersnatch." Now sometimes I can't remember his real name.
Godammit, now I'll be calling him that.
This is the worst communicable… thing… since the Ring video tape. Thanks a lot, Scrotumancer.
2015: "Wreck the Millennium Falcon"
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. That is all.
If I could only rummage in that vault for a day, what treasures I would find!
Screenwriter Terry Rossio actually has written about this before and gave it a name:
SES – Starship Enterprise Syndrome
Very good article about it here: http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp08.Impressive…
The Enterprise is the "Kenny" of the Star Trek universe.
The film treatment for "you will always have good luck in your personal affairs" turned out to be really good, but had to be discarded as non-cannon when they realized it was just a fortune cookie fortune that had fallen into the cage.
You might not be able to see it, but there's one slip of paper in the top-left corner that reads 'save the whales' instead.
It's only fair since the series "Enterprise" wrecked the Start Trek universe.
Well it makes sense, the bad guy wouldn't be very dangerous if he couldn't damage one ship.
On the flipside, the crew isn't very good if they can't not crash one ship…
They must be really good then, because I've lost count…
The thing that bothered me the most about this trailer was the "take a deep breath, now scream" part. That lady puts a lot of forethought into freaking out.
Just before the shot that made the trailer, she and Uhura were arguing about who is the best at screaming.
Uhura wins, but only because the Enterprise crashes during her turn.
Batman DOES break his back every movie. He just doesn't usually whine about it.
I accidentally crashed the Enterprise twice. Now I'm… in another sequel.
You forgot the age old super secret star trek movie idea.
Reverse the polarity.
There is actually one slip in there that says "wreck the franchise." Everyone is a little apprehensive about what'll happen when they draw that one.
On the back, it says, "Let Shatner direct."
I want that on a bumper-sticker.
The music sounded kind of like the Inception music to me. Just BLAAAAR. BLAAAAAR. BLAAAR. ACTIOOON. BLAAAR!
I haven't seen Inception, so I hope you don't mind that I played your BLAAAARing to the them from A Space Odyssey.
That's the new default "music" for movie trailers now.
See also: Prometheus, which was the same thing but in a different key.
There's a key to that?
I would love to see that musical score. "BLARRRRRRRR in the key of F-minor."
that shit was bangin
The movies are just following through on Kirk's threat to self-destruct every time an alien set foot on the bridge in TOS.
Not counting Spock: "Of all the souls I've encountered, his was the most … human."
Kirk had hella issues, multiculturally.
I'm sensing a new "Saw it For You."
Its just the easiest way to show how badass the bad guy is. Yeah, in a TV episode you can just have the bad guy throw Worf into a wall, but in a movie? You need to take that up a notch.
"So then, he, ah, throws the ENTERPRISE into, no! THROUGH A WALL. And it lands in the Atlantic, no! THE PACIFIC OCEAN. And it's all BWWAAA BUWWAAA onna soundtrack, an-" *dies twitching like an electrocuted Chihuaha*
Studio Head "I like, no! I LOVE IT." *commences dry-humping the cooling corpse*