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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.77
IMDB Listing for Star Trek XI (2008)

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It's a rumor, at this point. Script isn't even written yet.

But I like the idea.



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Matt Damon will be older than William Shatner was when he originally sat in the captain's chair. Shatner was 35, Damon will be 37 by the time they get around to shooting it.

Not that Damon can't play "young", but this is supposed to be a prequel, right?
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Damon would be nuts to take this role.

There. I said it.



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I'm right there with you oldschool. Damon is a fine actor with his own franchise going (another Bourne sequal is due in 2007). Why he would want to get mixed up in this is beyond me.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
The fact is, even an iconic role like James Bond isn't as closely identified with a single actor's unique interpretation as James T. Kirk is with Shatner's. Taking that comparison a step further, it was only about seven years between Connery and the first new actor to play the 007 role, and though that particular changeover didn't take, Moore pulled it off in '73, making it eleven years after Connery. Contrast that with Shatner who has been the only Kirk for going on forty years, and you can imagine why this cannot possibly work.

Though, I could be wrong and hope I am.

Also, I hate Star Trek and want it to stop.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.02
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    The fact is, even an iconic role like James Bond isn't as closely identified with a single actor's unique interpretation as James T. Kirk is with Shatner's. Taking that comparison a step further, it was only about seven years between Connery and the first new actor to play the 007 role, and though that particular changeover didn't take, Moore pulled it off in '73, making it eleven years after Connery. Contrast that with Shatner who has been the only Kirk for going on forty years, and you can imagine why this cannot possibly work.

    Though, I could be wrong and hope I am.

    Also, I hate Star Trek and want it to stop.


I loved Star Trek (watched it when it was new), STNG, and Deep Space Nine and I wouldn't mind a NEW series. But let the original die. Damon can actually act and it will ruin the character. Shatner was perfect, precisely because he was an egotistical ham. Let this RIP. I beg them.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03
Well, my guess was Will Ferrell, so this would be a huge improvement.
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You know what this means don't you?

Ben Afleck as Spock.



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I will say this until my dying day: Gary Senise was born to play Bones McCoy. End of list. It's Gary or nobody.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
Make this a comedy like THE VOYAGE HOME, and I'll be happy. Outside of that, I'm not sure I want to see another Star Trek movie or series for quite a while. Insurrection's stink still haunts me.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.19
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I will say this until my dying day: Gary Senise was born to play Bones McCoy. End of list. It's Gary or nobody.


Great call.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I will say this until my dying day: Gary Senise was born to play Bones McCoy. End of list. It's Gary or nobody.
That's the first great idea I've heard in any of this...including making the movie in the first place.

    Originally posted by Oliver
    I'm not sure I want to see another Star Trek movie or series for quite a while. Insurrection's stink still haunts me
Seriously...Am I the only person on the planet who liked Insurrection? That's the only "Next Generation" movie I liked at all.

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I think you are. I really did not need to know what Klingon pimples were called, thanks.



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Insurrection felt a little too much like an extended episode of the series, especially after the trailer made it look like a giant universe-shattering civil war flick. Now that would've been interesting.

Gary Senise would be an absolutely perfect piece of casting. I'm not so sure about the other characters, however. Matt Damon could work as Kirk depending on the exact time period (unknown so far and probably will remain so until a script comes to the surface.) Ben Affleck wouldn't be a terribly wise choice for the main cast, but I can almost see him playing a Charlie X or Gary Mitchell.

Whatever. So long as we don't get Beyonce as Uhura, I'm good.

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