We went to see the new Star Trek movie on Saturday. Being a true Trekkie, I had been anticipating this one for a long time. By now everyone knows the drill – director J. J. Abrams’ intention was to reboot the series with new actors, telling the story of how the famous Enterprise crew first got together.
Because of the flashy action and young cast, the moving has been referred to disparagingly as “Star Trek 90210.” While there is that flavor, it’s a fun movie, and is quite good, but it’s satisfying on multiple levels.
Star Trek fans can be a finicky lot. So much has been written about the Trek universe that it can be be difficult for writers to be creative without some Trekker saying, “Well, that can’t possibly happen because in episode 29 of the original series it was established that…” Trekkers can be worse that fundamentalists.
What Abrams has done is pure genius. Without giving anything away, the plot devices do allow for a complete reboot, and leeway to write anything he wants from here on out without making the Fundamentalist Trekkers mad. Im looking forward to more movies in this set.
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It was entertaining. I’ll probably see it again, and likely buy the DVD. It is NOT IMO TREK in the sense of any of the movies or series heretofore. That’s not necessarily bad. The Superman movies were a far cry from the classic comic, at least acording to a friend who knew the comic. I found the flavor of the movie at times to be disturbing because of the distance from the identity of the genre. And Spock and Uhura? Nah. ;-(
I was interested to hear music that sounded like Batman, and a “Romulan” ship that looked more like the Vorlon ships from Babylon 5 than anything else. But I also enjoyed the movie a great deal. The 90210 reference also makes a LOT of sense.