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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
Thanks for the suggestion. I used to want to be a sci-fi writer, so I am definitely interested in this kind of stuff even if I am not adamant about writing anymore.
Thanks for posting the film as well. I have never heard of it and wasn't aware of any other Arthur C. Clarke adapted films. I will check it out
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
what happened to the floating lifters they used in the halls? another star wars influence.
Originally posted by intrepid
As to the last movie I thought they went with what makes ST work. Interaction of the characters. I thought they were excellent with the exception of Uhura. She seemed "latex" in this movie. Uhura is a velvet hammer. Soft on the outside. Kick your ass on the inside.
Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
I agree that Zoe Saldana's interpretation of Lt. Uhura was the weakest of the new cast. Many people don't realize that Gene Roddenberry's Lt. Uhura is a historically significant character.
A minority female being portrayed as a bridge officer in command of caucasian male subordinates during the 1960's and U.S. televisions first interracial kiss.
Big shoes to fill, I hope the future franchise takes notice and work on tweaking Zoe Saldana's performance a bit.
The biggest surprise for me was Karl Urban's portrayal of Leonard McCoy, I thought he was fantastic and believe his performance channeled the essence of the original character most authentically of the actors/actresses of the new cast.