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Has Star Trek Lost Its Way?

May 19, 2013

So I posted mostly spoiler-free impressions of Star Trek: Into Darkness over at my blog. 3Suns made a great point and stated that he felt the movie probably doesn’t adhere to “The Principles of Star Trek.” That’s a lengthy, but great read if you have the time and interest. You can check out my latest post, which stemmed from that article here.


  1. Blankman permalink*
    May 19, 2013 5:22 pm

    Solid post on your site, Ty! I’m not even remotely interested in this Star Trek. And now JJ Abrams is moving onto your beloved Star Wars franchise! Yikes!!!

  2. May 19, 2013 8:46 pm

    Good stuff, Ty.

    Actually, I found the Huntley article when I became enraged a while back about the first Into Darkness trailer. Just generic space action. Cool, but not requiring the Star Trek I.P.

    And yes, while the Abrams’ Star Wars movie might be very action packed, it may have very little more Star Wars universe “consistency” than any of Lucas’ latter movies. Light sabers are probably THE coolest weapon ever thought up in the mind of man, and so the movies will probably be very watchable. But I have no hopes at all for a solid story, or respectful treatment of the original trilogy canon if there even is such a thing (so great was Lucas’ own disrespect for the ideas established in the first movies).

  3. May 20, 2013 3:34 am

    Thanks guys!

    Honestly, I think Abrams will do a decent job with Star Wars. He wanted to do that since he was a kid. And the latest Star Trek felt like it could have been pulled right out of Star Wars or Indiana Jones (for a variety of reasons). That being said, I have little to no expectations for the new films. I’ll see them, and I may be hyped from the trailers, but I’ll watch them with a grain of salt. I just can’t imagine myself getting stoked after the letdown of the prequel trilogy. You kept hoping the next one would be great – then they ended. lol. It’ll be great to see Luke Skywalker again. I just don’t know how that’ll be. I honestly expect them to just fuck it up. lol.

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