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#26 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

If there is ever a movie to not be an AOR purist, it's Star Trek II.

When it was in production, the final decision as to whether it would be a theatrical release or a made for TV movie had not been made. It wasn't until the rushes started coming back and the studio heads saw that they had a good movie here that The Wrath of Khan was given the green light for theaters. Consequently, the movie was essentially shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio. There are very few scenes in the movie that require a wide screen for composition.

paulman, don't even consider AOR when watching ST II.
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#27 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:29 AM

If there is ever a movie with which to not be an AOR purist, it's Star Trek II.

When it was in production, the final decision as to whether it would be a theatrical release or a made for TV movie had not been made. It wasn't until the rushes started coming back and the studio heads saw that they had a good movie that The Wrath of Khan was given the green light for theaters. Consequently, the movie was essentially shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio. There are very few scenes in the movie that require a wide screen for composition.

The fact that Nimoy agreed to be part of the whole movie and wasn't killed off in the opening scenes, as had been scripted in all the early drafts, certainly helped the Paramount brass commit the movie to a theatrical run.

paulman, don't even consider AOR when watching ST II.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for the info, Mr. Spock. That sounds quite logical.
Too bad it looks like they are all zoomed, however. I'll probably watch them anyway.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

I was looking for a more current thread to ask this.

The Star Trek remake movie that came out a couple years ago.
Did it ever show up on one of the movie channels?
Did I miss it?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

Definitely, premiered on Epix from what I have. Been several really good movies that have premiered on that channel in the last few years. Unfortunately to save money I lost it when I dropped the Blockbuster package.

I watch it every couple months, sure it reshows regularly.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Definitely, premiered on Epix from what I have. Been several really good movies that have premiered on that channel in the last few years. Unfortunately to save money I lost it when I dropped the Blockbuster package.

I watch it every couple months, sure it reshows regularly.


That is a Dish only isn't it? Or more to the point, not Directv.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

That is a Dish only isn't it? Or more to the point, not Directv.


Exactly, not Directv. Bummer, I was looking for it until I realized what happened.

I see that Star Trek as made it to basic cable. Hopefully it will someday move back to commercial free cable that Directv carries.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Exactly, not Directv. Bummer, I was looking for it until I realized what happened.

I see that Star Trek as made it to basic cable. Hopefully it will someday move back to commercial free cable that Directv carries.

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So it will not make it to HBO or the others and I will have to rent it?

That seems a strange thing for them to do. Any reason for that choice?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

So it will not make it to HBO or the others and I will have to rent it?

That seems a strange thing for them to do. Any reason for that choice?


You can buy it pretty cheap these days. It's worth it IMHO.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

From my understanding certain studios have a tie in or maybe even own Epix so it gets a few exclusive movies the past few years. Didn't know it was Dish only. Last movie I remember was hard to find was Cloverfield, never did see it premier on any of the movie channels, may have finally caught it on Epix but not sure.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

You can buy it pretty cheap these days. It's worth it IMHO.


I guess that would be best.
I have been using the movie channels to screen movies before I buy them.
Saves from getting some real stinkers.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I guess that would be best.
I have been using the movie channels to screen movies before I buy them.
Saves from getting some real stinkers.


Here you go, $5.22:

http://www.amazon.co...words=star trek
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Here you go, $5.22:

http://www.amazon.co...words=star trek


I am a blu-ray snob now. That is why I have become selective. They rarely go below $10-$15.
But I will take your word for its quality and order one.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

I am a blu-ray snob now. That is why I have become selective. They rarely go below $10-$15.
But I will take your word for its quality and order one.


Check your local Walmart. Many of their stores have BluRay bins with titles selling for $7.98.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

I am a blu-ray snob now. That is why I have become selective. They rarely go below $10-$15.
But I will take your word for its quality and order one.


hah, thought for some reason that was the Blu-Ray.

This is:
http://www.amazon.co...ar Trek blu ray

As low as $17.

If you watch on Amazon a lot of blu-rays go below $15. They may only do that for one day, one hour, etc though. What I do is keep movies I want in my cart and check every so often. If you go into your cart Amazon tells you if anything in your cart has increased or decreased in price.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

Is a Blu-Ray anything like a tractor beam?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

Is a Blu-Ray anything like a tractor beam?


More like a holodeck generator, I'd say. :P
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Harry Mudd could swear a blue ray but of course they never let that on 1960s television.
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