Who says its has to be another Kirk, Spock etc. Make a new crew/setting and stop trying to mine the same thing over and over. My personal favorite Trek series is DS9 so go with something new and fresh like that was at the time.
It doesn’t have to be Kirk or Spock, but I think it’s fair to say they’re by far the most easily recognized by non-Trek folks, which is to say the easiest to get butts in seats for. I mean, those of us who dig Trek pretty much all like DS9, right? But would that get people to the theater? Now that I think about it, I wonder what the numbers look like for the original Trek movies versus the Next Generation movies, did the Next Gen stuff get big numbers?
|Rank||Title (click to view)||Studio||Adjusted Gross||Unadjusted Gross||Release|
|2||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Par.||$300,849,700||$82,258,456||12/7/79|
|3||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||Par.||$265,026,200||$109,713,132||11/26/86|
|4||Star Trek Into Darkness||Par.||$251,397,600||$228,778,661||5/16/13|
|5||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||Par.||$246,401,700||$78,912,963||6/4/82|
|6||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||Par.||$208,929,800||$76,471,046||6/1/84|
|7||Star Trek: First Contact||Par.||$190,405,900||$92,027,888||11/22/96|
|8||Star Trek Beyond||Par.||$171,333,000||$158,848,340||7/22/16|
|9||Star Trek: Generations||Par.||$165,656,300||$75,671,125||11/18/94|
|10||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||Par.||$164,282,900||$74,888,996||12/6/91|
|11||Star Trek: Insurrection||Par.||$134,934,000||$70,187,658||12/11/98|
|12||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||Par.||$120,727,500||$52,210,049||6/9/89|
|13||Star Trek: Nemesis||Par.||$67,567,400||$43,254,409||12/13/02|
I’m surprised that the reboot beat even the original Star Trek, which made a lot of money back in the day. But yeah, Next Gen stuff didn’t do that great in comparison to original crew. And Nemesis was a huge bomb. Ouch. No wonder it killed the Next Gen movie franchise.
OK, that’s basically what I was thinking. There are exceptions, but just about all of the old Trek movies beat the Next Gen movies. A little surprised Undiscovered Country did so poorly, that’s a great movie. Not surprised First Contact did pretty well, that one’s also pretty good.
Based on that, Star Trek: Revenge of VGER should rake it in.
Beyond was okay, in the parts where the Enterprise wasn’t being blown up.
The cast for Tarantino’s 1969 Hollywood feature for Sony sounds incredible! Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen, with cinematography from Robert Richardson.
I wish someone would make a movie where the Enterprise gets destroyed.
The first time was by far the best. I was pretty shocked when I saw this in the movie theater! Ok, I was an impressionable 12 year old at the time.
Zachary Quinto believes Tarantino’s Trek film would use the existing (Kelvin timeline) cast, but admits that nothing has been signed yet.
Simon Pegg doesn’t think the Tarantino movie could happen for five or six years due to scheduling conflicts, S.J. Clarkson’s movie will likely be next:
Well, I figure this thread could just be the state of Trek at the moment. So they have scripts for the next two movies, with the fourth Kelvin movie proposed to bring back Chris Hemsworth as Kirk’s father, and then the fifth being the titular Tarantino Trek film. But Tarantino has to finish up his current Sharon Tate project before he gets started on this, and at present Chris Pike and Chris Hemsworth have backed out of negotiations due to being asked to take pay cuts for the next film (since Star Trek Beyond didn’t make just a ton of cash, but performed reasonably well). Just in case you were curious.
Typo nazi says: character and portraying actor - I think you meant Pine of course.
I dunno, it sounds like the Tarantino think is nothing more than a “maybe” from the article. Perhaps it is all a trial hype balloon.
Not having Chris Pine would severely affect my like of the reboot. I need Kirk, Spock and Bones, same actors. I’d prefer we get all of them back but especially those three.
95 posts and this hasn’t appeared? You guys are slipping.
Ninety-five posts and nobody went for the cheap laugh. Oh well, it was a good run.
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