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Finally...Star Trek [May. 25th, 2009|04:36 pm]
e_moon60
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After months and months of missing movies I kindasorta wanted to see, I finished the critical items this weekend and was able to take off to see Star Trek this afternoon.

And thoroughly enjoyed it.

Before any detractors leap on me, understand that I am not a movie critic and (with very few exceptions) don't consider movies or judge them the same way I do books.  Nor am I a dedicated Trek fan, though I was when I was watching the original series as it first came out.  (The girls who wanted to watch something else on the college TV were SOL on Thursday nights...we Trekkies took over the lounge.)   I haven't seen all the movies or (hardly any of) the spinoffs.   (Not through lack of interest, but lack of TV for 17 years followed by lack of time--the only station that carried any Trek-related SF put it on late at night and my days began really early when I was home-schooling Michael.)   So all it had to do was entertain me, which it did.

I liked the movie; I liked the actors, I enjoyed the echoes of the earlier series. 

And of course, being an SF writer, I want them to make a gorgeous thing like that out of one  of MY books someday...I've been told it's too expensive, but gee golly wow it wouldn't need to be THAT expensive...(imagine writer opening flap of trench coat to show pretty book-covers...)


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[User Picture]From: harfafnor
2009-05-25 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh Pooh on the nay sayers. Making one of your books or series into a movie would be no more than the Lord of the Rings stuff. Probably even less if they did the Vatta ones, it would mostly be CG. I truly think there are a lot of books like yours they could do instead of some of the stuff they do make or remake.
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[User Picture]From: harfafnor
2009-05-25 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh and I am going to see it again tonight. I liked it too.
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[User Picture]From: brownnicky
2009-05-25 10:50 pm (UTC)
I saw it tonight and loved it. I thought it was incredibly well cast and had plenty of clever little nods to the original which I adored as a child.My kids thought I was very sad as none of them are into it, but it got my vote.
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[User Picture]From: cedunkley
2009-05-25 11:10 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to make it to the movies in a while. I'm still hoping to see the new Star Trek movie though.

As for your books, I'd love to see Once A Hero on the big screen.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:54 am (UTC)
I would SO love to see the DSR ship onscreen. It's so improbable (and I had such fun designing it in Corel Draw...esp. the Sydney Opera House bits.)

And it's one that could be truncated for the screen quite neatly--only tiny flashbacks of the early part of the book, but start with the arrivals on the DSR of the contract team who think they can get away with something, and Esmay, and go from there.
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[User Picture]From: marthawells
2009-05-25 11:10 pm (UTC)
I loved Star Trek! Just saw it for the second time today.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:55 am (UTC)
I sure enjoyed it. It was second time for husband and son; they liked it the second time around, as well.
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From: sunfell
2009-05-25 11:52 pm (UTC)
Yay Star Trek! It's done the impossible- make me fall in love with the old characters all over again, along with the new ones. And got me writing fiction again, too.

I loved the movie. I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD.
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[User Picture]From: damedini
2009-05-26 02:42 am (UTC)
I'd adore seeing any of your books on screen. But ya know? I'd like to see Remnant Population or The Speed of Dark the most. With Wil Wheaton as Lou. He could really nail the intricacies of the character, I think. Maybe Sean Astin.

I can't think who I'd cast as Ofelia. Who am I kidding? Joan Plowright if she isn't too old. I was never sure of Ofelia's age.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:52 am (UTC)
Sean Astin might do--he's got that basic sweetness thing going. I don't know Wil Wheaton. For Ofelia--I watch dramas on the Spanish language channel sometimes (trying to re-learn a little Spanish...not going well) and there are some terrific Latin-American older women actors. Since that's Ofelia's background, I think one of them--one of the darker-skinned, more Indio ones--would be great. I always visualized her as one of the tough little old Mexican-American abuelas I saw as a child and young woman.
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[User Picture]From: damedini
2009-05-27 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh absolutely, I don't have access to (actually, I might but don't know of it) Spanish Language TV, so I have no point of reference with that. Yeah, especially right now in the world I'd love to see that book movie-ized.
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[User Picture]From: rain_hatchett
2009-05-26 04:02 am (UTC)
I really want to see it. Maybe one of the afternoons after my physical therapy. I missed out on several good movies that I'll have to wait until I can snag the DVD.

I'm always dreaming of my stories and characters going to the big screen or to video games. However I feel if I don't have creative control over it, someone else would butcher it. But then I don't have any experience in making either games or movies (unless I count a few cheesy things I tinkered around with at home . . . that will never see the light of day. *Shifty-eyed* . . .) Lol.

Vatta would make a great movie series. It would look great with either CG/live action or animation.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:46 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure my stuff is way too long...so doing one of them as a movie would require them to leave chunks out. I could probably handle that...
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[User Picture]From: rain_hatchett
2009-05-27 07:57 am (UTC)
I can just imagine myself being dragged out of the theater by my ears, cackling with delight, when Aunt Gracie gets to work. ;)

One of these days I should try and make some fan art of Vatta . . . But heavens knows when I'd get it finished. My latest painting I finally completed took me seven months off and on. Though many of those months were spent on hiatus while recovering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
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[User Picture]From: masgramondou
2009-05-26 06:06 am (UTC)
I can certainly the first three Serrano books working in Hollywood. After that I think it might get tricky ...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-26 06:14 am (UTC)
Yeah...as the plots get more complex, there's more than fills a movie. I've been working on the page proofs for the omnibus of the last two volumes and was surprised--I'd forgotten how much I packed into them. There are lovely visual bits that would work, but a lot would have to be left out and I'm not sure the plot would hold together without it.

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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-26 03:59 pm (UTC)

Vatta would be fantastic as a movie

The Vatta war would be pretty easy to do - would make an awesome mini-series. BattleStar Galatica showed what can be done with CG and some creativity. Perhaps you should call Ron Moore?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:47 am (UTC)

Re: Vatta would be fantastic as a movie

Vatta would be a lot of fun as a series--I don't see how it could be done in one movie, but then I'm not good at the conversion from one medium to another.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-27 03:45 am (UTC)

Re: Star Trek and Moon on Film

Yeah...I've heard that before, that a short story is easier to do in film. I think very few of my short stories/novellas would make good movies, although one that's not yet out (will be in an anthology) might.

Hmmm..there's a challenge. Which of my short works do people think might be movie material?
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