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One movie remake that always interested me was "Mogambo". It was a remake of an old Clark Gable/Jean Harlow movie called " Red Dust". The remake was done 20 years after the original and changed the location but cast Gable in the same lead role, opposite Ava Gardner and a young Grace Kelly. Of course Kelly was much too young for the Gable character and he ended up with Gardner in the end, playing the Harlow role.

It was promoted as a testament to Gable's appeal and longevity that he could carry off the same part in the 30's and the 50's. As a long time Gable fan I liked the film but it is probably not to everyone's taste. 

I watch a lot of old movies from the 30's thru the 50's and a lot of the stars passed away when I was a child or before I was even born. Gable passed when I was three and I only discovered him after reading and the seeing "Gone With the Wind". 

Sorry, I've gotten off topic but most of my exposure to old time Hollywood has been thru remakes of classics and appearances of actors on tv shows I watched growing up. That spurred a curiosity to find out more about the original films and actors.

So for me remakes, even mediocre ones, are of interest for other reasons. 

And yes the 2nd Star Trek movie with BC was the best.

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1 hour ago, kimber8ada said:

Sorry, I've gotten off topic

Not you, dearie -- we've been off-topic for quite a while here!

 

 

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The Trekverse has lost another star -- Nichelle Nichols (the original Uhura) passed on a couple of days ago.  Here are her obituary on Variety's website: https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/nichelle-nichols-dead-star-trek-the-original-series-1235330159/ and also reactions from some of her costars et al.:  https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/nichelle-nichols-dies-reactions-tributes-star-trek-1235330185/

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Ms. Nichols had been dealing with dementia for several years, so I assume that's what caused her death, either directly or indirectly.

 

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On 8/1/2022 at 2:33 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

The Trekverse has lost another star -- Nichelle Nichols (the original Uhura) passed on a couple of days ago.  Here are her obituary on Variety's website: https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/nichelle-nichols-dead-star-trek-the-original-series-1235330159/ and also reactions from some of her costars et al.:  https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/nichelle-nichols-dies-reactions-tributes-star-trek-1235330185/

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Ms. Nichols had been dealing with dementia for several years, so I assume that's what caused her death, either directly or indirectly.

 

She definetly had a huge impact on the world. I watched the documentary "Woman in Motion" that came out I believe last year. I had know idea she did so much work to change the culture at NASA. She was a very impressive person, and left an indelible mark on the world.

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So uuuhm, does anyone know webtoon? It had Lore Olympus and heartstopper before it got famous. Anyway, I want to publish a Star Trek comic on there that takes place before First Contact with the Vulcans. But I don’t know if people are interested in it, or if it's good and people want to read it. Is anyone willing to do proofreading? Oh, before anyone asks copyright should not be a problem. I know they have a Scooby doo comic, and a dragon ball Z comic.

 

Oh btw, I hope Star Trek prodigy finds a new home. Because I really want to see season 2.

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It sounds interesting, FL!

I need to mention that my primary Star Trek interest is the original series, with a secondary interest in Next Generation.  I've watched most of the early spin-offs as well, plus the reboot movies.  I'd be interested in seeing your first chapter, and would be happy to proofread that much.  After that, I don't know.

 

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This is six years old, but I don't recall seeing it before:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/09/07/william-shatner-believes-leonard-nimoy-cooked-up-spocks-star-trek-death-leverage/619502001/

Near as I understand it, Shatner is basically saying that he thinks Nimoy conspired with producer Harve Bennett to have Spock killed off in Wrath of Khan in order to make the character more popular and also to give Nimoy the leverage he needed in order to get to direct the sequel(s).

What do y'all think about Shatner's interpretation of those events?

 

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I think Shatner is just jealous that Spock is the most famous character of the TOS if not whole of the franchise.

Btw, here are some memes I found:  https://amp.cheezburger.com/22673157/the-funniest-star-trek-memes-of-the-week-october-17-2023

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3 hours ago, Fantasy Lover said:

I think Shatner is just jealous that Spock is the most famous character of the TOS if not whole of the franchise.

That's kinda what I was thinking.  He's always been told he was THE star of the show, but then he saw how much more fan mail Nimoy got, so he's been living with that cognitive dissonance for over half a century -- and finally came up with an explanation that makes him feel better.

But speaking logically, if I may, Spock has been more popular than Kirk ever since, roughly, "The Naked Time" in September of 1966 (first season of TOS, fourth episode).  So A} why would Nimoy feel the need to make his character even more popular, and B} even if he did, why would he wait till 1982?

 

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1 hour ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

That's kinda what I was thinking.  He's always been told he was THE star of the show, but then he saw how much more fan mail Nimoy got, so he's been living with that cognitive dissonance for over half a century -- and finally came up with an explanation that makes him feel better.

But speaking logically, if I may, Spock has been more popular than Kirk ever since, roughly, "The Naked Time" in September of 1966 (first season of TOS, fourth episode).  So A} why would Nimoy feel the need to make his character even more popular, and B} even if he did, why would he wait till 1982?

 

Spite?

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2 hours ago, Fantasy Lover said:

Spite?

You're proposing that Nimoy felt spiteful?  If so, because of what?  And if I'm misinterpreting you, please correct me!

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Wasn't there reports of infighting between the crew when it was making season 3? Maybe Shatner wasn't nice to Leonard, maybe Leonard didn't forget what happened then and was like: you know what, maybe I'll ask the director to put in a death scene so I won't have to deal with you ever again!

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On 10/21/2023 at 12:40 PM, Fantasy Lover said:

maybe Leonard didn't forget what happened then and was like: you know what, maybe I'll ask the director to put in a death scene so I won't have to deal with you ever again!

That could explain the death scene (though nobody except Shatner says it was Nimoy's idea) -- but Shatner is now claiming that Nimoy did that scene so that he could say he wouldn't play Spock again unless they let him direct a movie or two -- which wouldn't make sense if Nimoy wanted to avoid Shatner.

On 10/21/2023 at 12:40 PM, Fantasy Lover said:

Wasn't there reports of infighting between the crew when it was making season 3? Maybe Shatner wasn't nice to Leonard ....

Not so much infighting as resentment against Shatner's all-about-me tactics after executives Roddenberry, Solow, and Justman left.  It was obvious to us fans that Kirk was basically becoming a one-man crew -- explaining science to Spock, explaining communications to Uhura, telling Sulu exactly what heading to take (thus bypassing Chekov entirely), explaining the engines to Scotty, etc.  Either Kirk didn't understand the concept of delegation of authority, or else Shatner just wanted more lines for himself.  Either way, it ticked off a number of the other regulars, including Nimoy.  But Shatner and Nimoy somehow managed to maintain something of a friendship.

 

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Here's a Star Trek trivia question:  Which of the original series' regular actors has/had the same middle name as Humphrey Bogart?

If you'd like a dead giveaway sort of a clue, see the beginning of Bogart's Wikipedia page.

Otherwise, see below for a slightly more subtle clue.

 

 

 

 

 

I'll scroll down a ways first, just in case your internet service is a little on the slow side like mine, so that the contents of a spoiler box are briefly visible as it loads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clue:

Spoiler

This Trek actor's first name is/was Jackson.

 

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*takes a look at this forum after a while, sees this post* ah what the heck, I might as well reply. It's

Spoiler

Deforest Kelley

 

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