Star Trek: Into Darkness

Even as I peck away at the keyboard, I'm uncertain of the direction I want to take this in. First off, I will state that I found Star Trek Into Darkness to be an highly entertaining movie. It was a fast paced, action filled, cinematic escape. But, I'm struggling with the geeky Trek dude I've been the greater part of my life, as well a person who has a wee bit of understanding of natural science and physics, that could expend a considerable amount of time and space picking apart this movie with little regard to that fact of it was only a movie and that I found enjoyment in viewing it.

It's hard, not being that guy who points out the inconsistency and ignoring of applied science that occur in the opening scenes of the movie and the usual dance around the Prime Directive, that make for good Kirk/Spock interplay and dialogue. Okay, right....stop it. I really liked the movie...I really liked seeing Mickey (who I refuse to call an idiot) on the big screen in the Star Trek Universe, although not the most glamorous of roles, we are tempted to feel for him and his pain. Fuck's sake! Let me just remove myself from the fact that I'm old school, I have been and always shall be a fan of The Original Series (yes, cap titles like it's the Bible). And while I'm going off the rail, left and right, God bless the hater, J. J. Abrams, self admitting, not a Star Trek fan. I initially found this disheartening, but have come to embrace it. It's how he is able to take such liberties with such so many hold as dear and sacred. But I challenge those who do, to let go....."if you really love something. set it free" or something like that, take it for what it is, a revisionism, a new beginning. The names may be the same, but these are new characters developing in 120 minutes or so, not over a weekly format. Big difference, the movies from any aspect, will never carry the emotional attachment of character development you build for characters like a weekly dose could. Ok, right..done for now...can you guess what I'm going to type next?  AARRGGGHHH..... KKHHHHAAAAANNNN!!!! It was that or "Live Long and Prosper".

Alliance

 

 

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