Creative Destruction

May 2, 2006

Ben Affleck to Play Young Kirk?

Filed under: Popular Culture — Robert @ 1:30 pm

No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
NO.

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5 Comments »

  1. I’ve said it before, in another comment on another blog.

    Anyone not named Shatner in the role of Kirk is an abomination unto at least 5 major world religions. (Would be six, but Buddhism doesn’t exactly have abominations, per se. Just majorly bad karma.)

    Comment by Off Colfax — May 2, 2006 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

  2. Methinks the lad doth protest too much?

    Oh sure, his lips say, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. NO.” But his EYES say … uh….

    Ya know, I don’t think that’s something I’m allowed to repeat in a public forum.

    Comment by nobody.really — May 2, 2006 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

  3. If you say “Ben Affleck” and then look deeply into my eyes, you will recoil in terror, I promise you.

    God, Ben Affleck sucks.

    He sucks worse than J Lo.

    Comment by bobhayes — May 2, 2006 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  4. Back in the day, I’m sure that’s what was said about Sean Connery and the James Bond character. But look how well that’s done. They got past Lazenby, carried on (way too long) with Moore, moved quickly through Dalton (whom I rather liked), and found their stride again with Brosnan. Remains to be seen if Craig can muster an audience. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

    They did the same thing with the Jack Ryan in Hunt for Red October. I though Alec Baldwin did a good job standing up next to Connery’s Russian submarine captain without looking too fey — no small feat, that. Then Harrison Ford (who played another Russian sub capt., though not nearly so well as Connery) took over the Jack Ryan character for three very good movies. Clearly, though, Ford couldn’t share the screen with Connery in Indiana Jones without making a joke of it. Oddly emasculated by Connery, wasn’t he?

    But in your defense, once the Jack Ryan character went to Affleck, that was death.

    Comment by Brutus — May 2, 2006 @ 11:38 pm | Reply

  5. I don’t see any pressing need to blaspheme by putting B-Aff (of all actors!) in to role of Kirk.

    Star Trek can survive without Kirk, TNG was quite good (altough ST: Generations was damn good attempt to destroy everything that is Holy and Pure in Trek. Only solution is to disregard it as propaganda), they just need to get a clue that they fucking need to stop making shows that “appeal to Non-Trekkers too”. Result: Bad Trek that is too geeky for mainstream appeal, and loses against Galactica or Firefly. Case in point: Voyager and Enterprise.

    Paramount has a franchise that is loved by tens of millions of people. Maybe treating those fans in some other way than as mockable freaks (case in point: Trekkers document. About as wise advertisement as “look at those lung cancer people!” would be for tobacco industry) would be a smart move.

    Comment by Tuomas — May 3, 2006 @ 4:08 am | Reply


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