May
07
2009

Newsweek: new Star Trek just blows up stuff.

Everybody exhale.

The latest film version of “Star Trek,” however, is more brawn than brain, and it largely jettisons complicated ethical conundrums in favor of action sequences and special effects.

And let me be the second to say, Thank. God.

Moe Lane

PS: More seriously-missing-the-point:

“…but what’s missing are the typically progressive politics and moral dilemmas that made the original “Trek” more than a space-age adventure show and helped earn it legions of ardent fans.”

Umm.  No.

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Star Trek Inspirational posters.

You may want to watch the original Star Trek again, Newsweek.

Just a thought.

5 Comments

  • As long as they have painfully long sequences debating whether to save the Andorrian Ambassador from the surface of Zylar 6, until you just don’t care anymore.

    After all, it’s all about the authenticity, man.

  • Neil Stevens says:

    Still probably not going to see it.

    I have the whole original series on DVD, plus the more enjoyable movies (I still don’t have IV and V). What more do I need?

  • Brett says:

    Moe,
    I just got back from seeing the new “Star Trek”, and it was a very fun, enjoyable movie. Newsweek was right; it is more brawn than brain, and that made it enjoyable. The plot is thin, but it was enough. I think it will appeal to a wide, non-Star Trek fan audience. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and will see it again before the weekend is up.

    Brett

    PS: enjoy your site, keep up the good work!

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