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The old Star Trek: The Motion Picture ad/poster pretty much outcolors the whole movie

December 16, 2012

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This past year I did a thing called “Marvel Super Special March,” where I — revelling in my own wit, I assure you — looked at some of the old Marvel Super Specials in, you guessed it, March. I’ll be doing that again this year, and one of the books that’s going to be on the docket is the adaptation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. That much-maligned movie, one that actually stands apart from its brethren in just as many good ways as bad, rightly took a lot of hits for jettisoning the verve and color of the classic series, replacing it with mid-life crises and uniforms that looked like itchy pajamas. In fact, the rainbow effect on the poster shooting out of the heads of Kirk, Spock and Lieutenant Ilia represents the sum total of the non-gray spectrum involved in the production.

Anyway, meet back here in March. THE MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL ADVENTURE IS JUST BEGINNING.

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  1. Thelonious_Nick permalink
    December 18, 2012 2:18 pm

    True story: When I was a kid, I had the novelization of this movie and read it multiple times. I saw the movie once and thought it was dumb. When ten-year olds think the novelization is better than the movie you’ve made a pretty bad movie.

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