Star Trek had a strong opening this weekend. Its $76.5 million three day take was propelled by unexpectedly strong reviews. In a New York Times article this morning, Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore was described as being “giddy.” He said, “It’s a great relaunch to this classic property.”
He referred to the movie as a “property” and was giddy about the money. What a corporate cog. What a prototypical anti-humanity Hollywood stuffed shirt. Can you imagine going out for a pint with this guy?
ABC is making a TV series out of Robert J. Sawyer’s novel Flash Forward. The novel supposes a worldwide 2-minute 17-second period of unconsciousness in which people are able to see themselves six months into the future.
I have to be perfectly honest and say that six months from now, barring unexpected calamity, my life will almost certainly be exactly as it is this morning. Six months isn’t a long enough period of time to effect significant change unless you’re about to graduate from a University. How interesting can that program possibly be?
I saw Star Trek and loved it, here is my review: http://timetoplaymag.com/playforum/2009/05/08/review-star-trek-dont-worry-no-spoilers/As for Flash Forward, it sounds interesting but you’ve got a good point.
I’m anxious to check out the Star Trek revival.Flash Forward has a decent premise, but perhaps they should project at least a year into the future.
I’d go out for a pint with Rob. Money also makes me giddy. It’s a bit like the headrush you get when you haven’t had a cigarette for a while – and for the same reason.
I hate Star Trek. Why it’s suddenly got the cult, cool following is beyond me. It’s been dead and buried for years and no one’s blinked an eye.
Pop: That movie was on my B list until the reviews came out. I’ve upgraded it to my A list.RD: Welcome! Have you read Flash Forward? Was it any good?K: If he picked up the tab I MIGHT go. Jo: But this is supposed to be a reinvention for your generation. Give it a try. If you don’t like it, I’ll mail you a refund. Seriously!
I hope I have electicity in 6 months time…Sx
But space is the final frontier!
i’m with the geek brigade: star trek with good special effects and genuine actors? just another sci fi movie… it was the velveeta factor that made it fun… glad someone’s making money off it.
yeah, i have to agree with those who liked the cheesy acting and cheesy special effects of the ‘old’ versions. imagine redoing Charleton Heston’s “Moses” role today… sacreligious.
Scarlet: Meaning you don’t have electricity right now? How rustic!E: Growing up, I always thought that my pants were the final frontier.Daisy: Lighten up, baby. I hear it’s a great ride.Gnu: Moses ain’t Capt. Kirk. There’s pleasure to be had in the cheeze, but a little drama never hurt anybody.
Corporate Cog indeed
I agree…that premise would be better if they saw 5 years into the future or some other time frame like that.