Star Trek: The Motion Sickness was Re: Sports! was Re: Service bureaus was Re: Tek 4051 firmware listing was Re: are you still reading this?
oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 20 14:12:13 CST 2010
Ditto... I quite like ST:TMP these days. It's more of a "pure" sci-fi movie than
most of the others that came after it.
As an aside... that movie cost an insane amount of money. $40M when it was first
made. There was an interesting tidbit of info in one of the interviews on the
Blu-ray extras. The Paramount execs were discussing who would direct the second
movie, and one of them asked the question "Can he do it for less than 40 @#$@%
million dollars?" ST:II cost something like $4M. Interestingly, many of the sets
that drove up the cost of the movie were recycled in the later Trek movies as
well as ST:TNG and the subsequent TV shows.
Getting back to the subject of sports... I used to gripe about people getting
into sports as much as they do, but I think they have their place. I also don't
mind them when it's people spending their own money on them, for much the same
reason that was presented below. People are free to spend their leisure how they
see fit. I do think that the claims that they generate revenue for academia is
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com>
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Sent: Mon, December 20, 2010 2:02:12 PM
Subject: Star Trek: The Motion Sickness was Re: Sports! was Re: Service bureaus
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> Personally, I could argue that the money spent making "Star Trek"
> movies, TV shows and action figures could have been better spent, but
> I'm not about to start a discussion like that on this list, and I
> certainly respect the opinion of Trek fans. (Except people who like
> ST:TMP, that's just unforgivable.)
Actually, I liked it after Robert Wise cut out a lot of the fat. The
director's cut is much more liveable than the original theatrical release.
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