Star Trek 90210, is it a rental or a buy?

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Star Trek 90210, is it a rental or a buy?

Post by HsojVvad » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:01 pm

I see that new Star Trek movie will be released on DVD and Blue Ray. (What is it called? Star Trek XI?)

Is this a rental or a buy? I am thinking of renting it first, since most movies I have been getting on Blue Ray, suck. I should have saved myself some money and just got it on regular DVD.

So as a person who didn't like Nemisis, Insurection and thought First Contact was ok. I really enjoyed Generations, and all the others of the original cast, should I bother getting this on Blue Ray or wait till it gets into the cheapie section and get it previously used?

I have seen the comercials, got a bit excited for it, but then it looks all pizzaz and no substance. I never bothered going to see it in the cinemas.

I just don't want to be wasting anymore money on garbage. So what do you guys think? As you can see from my title, this looks like a cast from the GW tv shows, and I am thinking if my wife will like this, (she hasn't like any other Star Trek) then for shure, I might not like it lol.

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Post by stardust » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:07 pm

All I can say is you'll have to watch it and make your own mind up.

I'm a huge Star Trek fan but I shocked my parents the other day by telling them that if they got me the movie on DVD for Xmas I'll burn it because I can't stand to see it again.

Then you have the other camp who'll say it's the best thing ever.
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Post by Tethys » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:47 pm

personally i did not like what they did to the Enterprise... yeah but what settled me down a bit is when i found out the plot, then it was ok.. i guess... it has a pretty good story and it does have action points... so overall i wouldnt rank it as great as Nemesis or FC, but its worth watching... I would say rent it firs and if u like it buy it
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Post by MrD » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:16 pm

Since Abrams did not like to see it as part of the previous continuity, something I can understand after seeing it, it is called "Star Trek (2009)".
It has some weak points, or a friend of mine said:
"this is the story of the young James T. ...well...no...let's do something different"
I'd say it is worth seeing at least once and then a few weeks or even months digesting it and then perhaps seeing it again.
So I'm with Tethys: rent, watch and then...well let's find out. :wink:
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Post by Martok » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:18 pm

I'm with stardust in the "I will burn/destroy any copy of the movie I receive" camp. :x

As he said, however, you should really just watch it and decide for yourself. Rent it first; if you like it, you can always then purchase it.
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Post by KrazeeXXL » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:58 pm

You still haven't watched "the reboot" as yet? 8O

Go on and be a good fan: rent it, watch it, bring it back and when you like it then buy it...

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Post by HsojVvad » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:09 pm

Thanks guys, so it's a rental then. I was thinking of blue ray, but I see that blue ray is such a freaking joke right now. Most companies don't put anything extra for blue ray, but charge blue ray prices for the bloody thing. I swear just buying regular DVD's is the way to go. Seems like 1 out of 10 or so blue rays I buy are actually worth it.

So I rent first, and then make up my mind.
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Post by stardust » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:43 am

lol Blu-ray. :lol: I probasbly won't buy into that until just before they announce the next new and exciting way to watch movies .... just like I did with the now humble DVD.
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Post by RSE_Chris » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:57 pm

I can't buy DVDs after having Blu-Rays. The difference in quality is like VHS to DVD. Providing you have a HD TV of course.

Yeah I'd rent it if you have not yet seen, it seems to get very mixed opinions. I liked it and I will buy it on Blu-Ray at some point. :)

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Post by Peter1981 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:33 pm

Star Terk XI -- great film...

...Just not Star Trek!

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Post by HsojVvad » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:50 pm

RSE_Chris wrote:I can't buy DVDs after having Blu-Rays. The difference in quality is like VHS to DVD. Providing you have a HD TV of course.

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Yes I have an HD TV, and using the HDMI cables. Problem is, most Blue rays don't have the difference in quality. For one thing, (maybe this is a PS3 thing) is that I can't stretch the movies to fill the whole screen, like regular cd's (on my xbox 360.)

For instance, got Underworld Rise of the Lycans, (wich I only watched half way, never finished it yet) was the quality was crap. Really Crap. What a waste of money that was.

I hate renting first, then buying after, since the money that went to renting could have gone to buying it in the frist place lol.


But I guess ST XI will be a rental first. Thanks guys, from what you say, I will have to rent it frist, then decide if I buy it or not.

Just so I know, did anyone get it for blue ray yet? How is it on blue ray? Is there any extras that you don't get on the DVD?

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:47 pm

Don't expect too much from the special disc. Deleted scenes/commentary on it and something 'bout the cast. I have to admit that I've seen better special discs.

Also, I can't tell if there's a difference in the content between normal dvd and bluray disc. Just compare it in your video rental shop.

btw I've agree to Peter1981...

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Post by RSE_Chris » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:34 pm

HsojVvad wrote: For one thing, (maybe this is a PS3 thing) is that I can't stretch the movies to fill the whole screen, like regular cd's (on my xbox 360.)
I use the PS3 for Blu-ray and have no problems fitting the screen. There is an option to select full screen in the video settings I believe.

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Post by HsojVvad » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:19 pm

RSE_Chris wrote:
HsojVvad wrote: For one thing, (maybe this is a PS3 thing) is that I can't stretch the movies to fill the whole screen, like regular cd's (on my xbox 360.)
I use the PS3 for Blu-ray and have no problems fitting the screen. There is an option to select full screen in the video settings I believe.
I have checked, but will check again. Do you know where the settings are? I will check again. Thanks, maybe they added it in in the update.

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Post by eber3 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:54 pm

Well, I don't want to get into it all again.... so suffice to say I didn't like it. I own every series or movie ever officially released on dvd for Star Trek as well as one fan made movie. I will not buy the Abrams movie. I will not ever even watch it again. That said, you have a right to your own opinion. I'd suggest watching it online, as it isn't even worth a rental fee, IMO. Definitely make sure you like it before you buy it.

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