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Star Trek: Watchable fun, occasionally insightful social commentary and/or provocation of thought.

Star Wars: Jar-Jar Binks.

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Let me put it to you this way:

I have no less than five copies of the Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV - VI) in my collection:

* VHS - Widescreen Collector's Edition (including "From Star Wars to Jedi, The Making of a Saga." I got turned on to the letterbox format from that moment and never looked back.
* Laserdisc - The Definitive Collector's Edition
* Laserdisc - The "Special Edition" Trilogy, which contains my favorite preview trailer advertising, "See them again for the first time."
* DVD - The "Special Edition" Trilogy, including "Empire of Dreams" documentary.
* DVD - The "Dr. Gonzo" edits of the Definitive Editon laserdiscs, 16x9 enhanced (unlike Lucas' release of the unaltered films).

Yeah, I also collected these:
* VHS - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace widescreen box set ('cuz I just couldn't wait for anything else -- where was my head?).
* DVD - Widescreen editions of the prequels (Episodes I, II, and III, 'cuz I'm a bit of a completist).

And on the Star Trek front, I have:

* DVD - Star Trek: The Original Series (Seasons 1-3)
* DVD - Double-disc collector's editions of all 10 films.
* DVD - Star Trek: The Next Generation (Seasons 1-7, original release).
* DVD - Time Travel Fan Collective
* DVD - Q Fan Collective

Yeah, I've been a bit of a geek in my life. Nevertheless, when I want pure entertainment, I watch Star Wars, as I have these past two days.
When I want to revisit great characters and thoughtful storylines, it's Star Trek ...

... or ALF, depending on my moood.

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Some friends have been trying to get me to watch something called "fan edits" where folks have spliced in the extra footage included with the DVDs and done some other editorial work. There's supposed to be one out there of Star Trek Generations where they somehow removed Captain Kirk. Another early fan edit that made the news was something called the Phantom Edit where The Phantom Menace was slightly altered to remove some of Jar-jar's comedy and his voice replaced with other sound effects.

There are also entirely fan created Star Trek episodes somewhere available on the internet and supposedly George Takai and Walter Koenig have participated in these things. A couple of years ago some folks did a Babylon Five/Star Trek crossover movie. Also made some news shows and magazine mentions.
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I watched one "fan edit" on YouTube, which combined the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise with ST:TNG's episode "The Pegasus."

It was pretty good, actually.

I've also heard of "The Phantom Edit," but I've never seen it. I kinda liked Jar Jar Binks.

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Ahhhh! Star Wars, Star Trek.

OK I am 65 years old and as a young boy (7-10 years old)I would love to read Sci Fi comic books and listen to Space Patrol on the radio and later when much older, ha, ha (a teenager) I naturally loved the Sci Fi movies. But getting back to the young guy. In those young years my friends and I were always going to diffeent planets and fighting aliens and using "ray guns" and saving the earth and defeatinig martians and the "Man from Planet X". Remember Flash Gordon? Now after longing for those times again along comes STAR WARS. You have to be kidding. Wow I got my wish, I am a kid all over again. To me at was nothing sort of fantastic. Same holds true for the Indiana Jones saga. Always exploring strange and exotic places and cavortinig with all sorts of danger and traps and snakes and bad guys.

Oh heck just daydreaming here.
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Anybody else but me remember Planet of the Vampires?

I spent years trying to find that movie, not knowing its title but remembering one line of dialogue.

"If you see anything, shoot first and ask questions later."

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Trek for me - from TOS all the way to waiting for the new movie to come out!! Yes, I was one of the people that even liked Enterprise!!


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When you get right down to it, "Galaxy Quest" beats them both just because it has Sigourny Weaver!
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On 2008-06-21 09:39, Carrie Sue wrote:
Anybody else but me remember Planet of the Vampires?...


Yes - also recalled for visual reasons as Ridley Scott's film Alien has some scenes early on which echo some of what's in the middle of Planet of the Vampires - especially that large alien in a chair. It also seems to have been given other titles here and there since the original was something like "Terror in Space" in Italian.
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I know!

I thought it was ALIEN for the longest time, but then I saw ALIEN, and well -- let's just say the dinner death scene traumatized me for a length of time. I can watch it now, because I know how it was done, but aack!

The other thing I remembered about Planet of the Vampires was that they carried guns that seemed to be held backwards, with what looked like the rifle stock on the front. Anyway, it was a much spookier film than I remembered it.

But as with all classic sci-fi, I enjoyed it.

There's another old sci-fi film that I only have images for, and maybe one of the other geeks on this board will remember the title for me.

It was an alien invasion story, I believe. The one image that is still in my head is of the lead alien calling a bunch of human (or humanoid) minions in for an audience, and I think a little kid was spying from behind a hidden tunnel in the wall or something.

Suddenly, the alien leader got angry with his minions for screwing up in some way, and one of his -- uh, appendages -- swung around and cut all their heads off in one stroke, swish! No blood spurts, though, and the camera quickly cut away to the kid turning away in horror.

My memory may be foggy, but if anyone can give me the name of this film, it'll be like the day I saw The Green Slime was going to be on TCM.

I know, I'm weird.

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It's cool Carrie. Can you give us some more visual details like when you saw the film, whether it was in color, did the lead alien look human - that kind of stuff. From the words and phrasing I get the feeling you were looking at the remake of "Invaders from Mars" but that's just a wild guess.
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It might have been Invaders From Mars (1953), which I see is now available on DVD in a special edition or something.

It is next in my Netflix queue.

I remember the I.F.M. remake that was done in 1986, so maybe I saw the original on TV as a kid and forgot the title.

But something about the pictures I've seen of the alien in the original film don't match what's in my head. Yes, the film was in color, but the alien leader was bigger, seeming to tower over his "minions," as it were.

I wish I had more information than that, but maybe someone can help me.

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To reply to Carrie Sue, if not for the fact that the alien leader you mention has a humanoid-type body, then it almost reminds me of the film FIEND WITHOUT A FACE. But it's not, because FWAF had a protoplasmic-type body.

Also, since you enjoyed PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, then I recommend QUEEN OF BLOOD. I enjoy it for its claustrophic feeling of having most of the story confined to the inside of a Spaceship. Also the facet of how the Space-vampire is depicted or portrayed. That is, it's NOT portrayed as a classic vampire who is evil. Instead,Carrie Sue, it concentrates on the fact that because it's Extraterrestrial, so therefore its Motives are normal for its species, a hive-mind.
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On 2001-12-16 15:16, Stephen Long wrote:
Star Wars - one of the greatest tales ever to be told.

It is simply the ultimate story, you’ve got action, drama, comedy, romance all rolled into one.



But Star Trek - the next generation, I am addicted to.

The intricate and entertaining plots never cease to entertain me.



I can see why people wouldn’t find them interesting, I suppose, when I first watched Star Wars my initial response was,

"What’s all the fuss about?"

Then I realized you have to go deeper.

Look beneath the surface to the message it contains for all of us - be nice.



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The characters in Star trek TNG are it's greatest strength..Data and Warf always reel me in....they are ALL good actors, but I think Brent Spiner is one HELL of an actor. He did so MUCH with Data...he had this great ability to make him TRULY menacing and evil when the script called for it...it almost seemed as if he was possessed when he went for that. I guess what I'm saying is that as an actor, Brent had great range.

I remember when TNG first aired. I remember thinking "They're going to improve on Spock and Bones? No way. I'm not going to buy it. Why don't they just leave well enough alone?"

But a couple episodes, and I changed my tune real quick. They had me from the beginning.
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To reply to Carrie Sue, if not for the fact that the alien leader you mention has a humanoid-type body, then it almost reminds me of the film FIEND WITHOUT A FACE. But it's not, because FWAF had a protoplasmic-type body.

Also, since you enjoyed PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, then I recommend QUEEN OF BLOOD. I enjoy it for its claustrophic feeling of having most of the story confined to the inside of a Spaceship. Also the facet of how the Space-vampire is depicted or portrayed. That is, it's NOT portrayed as a classic vampire who is evil. Instead,Carrie Sue, it concentrates on the fact that because it's Extraterrestrial, so therefore its Motives are normal for its species, a hive-mind.


The movie I've been thinking about is not "Invaders From Mars." I kinda knew it wasn't, but last evening I screened the original IFM to be sure I wasn't confusing it with the 1986 remake which I remember clearly. It is not "Fiend Without A Face," either. I read the synopsis on IMDB.

Again, the image I have is sort of an alien creature with long tentacles. It could even be a plant creature with long slicing leaves. I have a memory of a circle of people surrounding this creature, and then one of its limbs swings around and slices off their heads in one motion. Then the camera cuts away to a young boy who is hiding and who witnessed this event. That's all I've got.

Any other ideas? It's probably from the 1950s or '60s science fiction, though if it was American or Japanese I know not.

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On 2008-06-23 21:27, daffydoug wrote:
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On 2001-12-16 15:16, Stephen Long wrote:
Star Wars - one of the greatest tales ever to be told.

It is simply the ultimate story, you’ve got action, drama, comedy, romance all rolled into one.



But Star Trek - the next generation, I am addicted to.

The intricate and entertaining plots never cease to entertain me.



I can see why people wouldn’t find them interesting, I suppose, when I first watched Star Wars my initial response was,

"What’s all the fuss about?"

Then I realized you have to go deeper.

Look beneath the surface to the message it contains for all of us - be nice.



Gonz Smile



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The characters in Star trek TNG are it's greatest strength..Data and Warf always reel me in....they are ALL good actors, but I think Brent Spiner is one HELL of an actor. He did so MUCH with Data...he had this great ability to make him TRULY menacing and evil when the script called for it...it almost seemed as if he was possessed when he went for that. I guess what I'm saying is that as an actor, Brent had great range.

I remember when TNG first aired. I remember thinking "They're going to improve on Spock and Bones? No way. I'm not going to buy it. Why don't they just leave well enough alone?"

But a couple episodes, and I changed my tune real quick. They had me from the beginning.

I cannot agree more! I am a huge Star Trek fan and just had the joy of watching DS9 in its entirety. I didn't think any show's characters could share the same depth, but I was happily mistaken.
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I'm a Hyoooomongous Star Trek fan, and Data's recent big screen death personally traumatized me... I just can't see how his successor is gonna cut it. Can anyone recommend a good therapist?

Couldn't agree more about initial skepticism when Next Gen appeared, but boy did I find out it was really good, and became a big fan of that one, too. "Enterprise" was the weakest series so far, imho, but even that I enjoyed. They're all great. Just one question... when are they all gonna realize that there is NO reason to worry about "contaminating" the timeline? They've gone through time travel a zillion times, and no matter how much they muck around, everything turns out okay!

As for Star Wars, well -- if you saw it when you were 10, then it just changed your whole life! The first time I realized I was aging was when kids started calling it an "old" movie. I still get weirded out by that..!

Carrie, wish I could help you out, but I have no idea! Btw, didn't your avatar used to show you actually wearing a Star Trek uniform? You MUST be a fan!

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It did, Seth, but I thought the picture needed an update, so I changed it recently.

I was a big Star Trek fan for a long time, and I still have TOS, TNG, the movies, and both TREKKIES documentary films on DVD to this day. I watched "This Side of Armageddon" yesterday, in fact. But I don't pattern as much of my life after Star Trek as I used to. It got too humanistic in the 1990s.

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The mention of Carrie Sue's uniform made me recall an item from the news about twenty years ago about a TREK fan who is a dentist in real life. When he goes to work as a dentist,he always dresses up in a Star Trek uniform. As I recall, also his assistants wear Star Trek uniforms.
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