Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    With JJ Abrams involved, anything can happen. And not for the better.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Or a Jawa/Ewok love child…

  3. TooOldToBeCool

    TooOldToBeCool said, over 3 years ago

    Star Wars XII: Makin’ Wookiee.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Lucasfilm made films that the whole family could watch. Admittedly, G.L. didn’t live up to his promise of 20 movies, but what he did produce was watchable by anyone.

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    When Disney took over, first thing they did was produce a video game with a gay Star Wars planet.
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    What are the movies going to be like?

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: simpsonfan

    Unfortunately. That is why his star trek movie bombed and the terms used to describe it were “Yuppy Trek.”

  6. information

    information said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    You stand alone. Critics and fans overwhelmingly supported his Star Trek.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: information
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    I doubt that. Far too many articles on that for me to believe otherwise. The earlier star trek movies had a much larger audience. (With a few exceptions like Star Trek V or First Contact).
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    As for critics? Ha! They hated Star Wars because it was “too much like a comic book.” Which was the entire point: good vs. evil with good winning.
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    I lost respect for critics about 25 years ago when they decided they liked movies without plots, actors/actresses whose idea of acting was melodrama, etc.
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    There’s an entire industry of paid critics whose job it is to say how much they liked a bad film. The producing firm pays them to say nice things about it. An example is the movie advertisements on TV where the entire commercial consists of critics saying this or that about the movie. When you see that, it’s a turkey.
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    Three years straight with 9of10 movies losing money, and less than 20% of the population attending in a given year says something.
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    To give an idea of what the establishment likes today, I’ve actually been told by one outfit that one of my books needed to be rewritten to the sixth grade level ,despite no non-religious book of that grade level selling well in the last 50 years. Didn’t impress me or my agent much— we laughed about it.

  8. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    @TooOldToBeCool

    You, my friend, owe me a cup of coffee and a monitor wipe or three. Thank you from me and my singed nasal hairs. Ow.

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Careful, Adam! That’s getting dangerously close to child abuse.


    @TooOldToBeCool: Excellent!

  10. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 3 years ago

    Fortunately, we have an Internet. IMDB says the 2009 Star Trek cost $140,000,000 to make and grossed $385,000,000 worldwide. If that’s bombing, I wanna bomb like that. Rottentomatoes.com says it got a 95% positive rating from critics.

    Besides, even if you don’t believe the numbers: If JJ Trek really was a washout, would they have let him make a sequel?

  11. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @TooOldToBeCool

    I think you win “COMMENT OF THE DAY!”. Good one!

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gosh, nowadays we not only have “Star Trek vs Star Wars” arguments and “New Star Trek vs Old Star Trek” arguments, we can also argue about “New Star Wars vs Old Star Wars,” New Old Star Trek vs Old New Star Trek," “New Old Star Trek vs Old Old Star Trek”, and once “Episode VII” comes out we’ll no doubt get arguments about “New Old Star Trek vs New New Star Wars.”


    We live in amazing and wonderful times.

  13. JOregon

    JOregon said, over 3 years ago

    Apparently Adam monitors what his kids look at on the Internet with the household Intranet. Good job.

  14. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    As a die hard Star Trek fan, I enjoyed J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. I don’t care if you follow cannon, just tell me a good story!

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “The true Star Trek fans found JJ Abrams film offensive that he would take the entire Trek world an turn it on end.”


    Isn’t the name for that sort of argument the “‘True Spartan’ Fallacy” or something?"


    “No Spartan would do such-and-such.”
    “I’m a Spartan, and I’ve done sthat.”
    “Then you’re not a true Spartan.”


    Look, the original-cast Star Trek shows and films are still out there (as are the Next Generation shows, if that’s your taste). They weren’t going to make any more of them, J.J. Abrams or no J.J. Abrams. The first Abrams Trek movie made a lot of money and built a new fan base which, face it, is going to outlive the old fan base (not to mention being freer with their disposable income).


    You know what? I bet a lot of the new Trek fans have been (and will continue to be) inspired to seek out and explore the original series, to boldly go where many have gone before, when they might otherwise have had no inclination to do so. And I’m sure Paramount and the Roddenberry estate have absolutely no problem with that, whether their (the new fans’) comparison of the two leads them to believe the old show was cheesy and preachy (which it sometimes was), or that it had a sincerity of purpose and message which the Abrams series (so far) lacks.

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