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Star(t) Trekking

It has been ages since I have blogged – it’s never a good policy to ignore one’s fans or should I say the ONE fan! I thought I would bless my return to the sacred world of online blogging with simple review of J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
I will try my best not to give any spoilers!!!
So it was Thursday the 9th of May...ticket was purchased last week and I have been looking forward to watching yet another Trek movie. Ok let’s get everything out in the open...I live and breathe Star Trek and I am not a fan of this alternative reality thing...there are far too many inconsistencies. The timeline did not change until The Romulan ship went back in time...so everything was running normally...well no it actually wasn’t. Kirk’s mother should never have been on the Kelvin in the first place...Kirk was born on March 22, 2233, in Riverside, Iowa. How then on the same day was he able to be born on a shuttle escaping Nero? (at this junction I am sure that some will step in and give some argument but fact is NO...couldn’t happen. ) However, let’s put my hatred aside talk about the Movie.
“INTO DARKNESS”. Its good. Good idea although full of some of the most predictable plot sequences I have ever seen. There is a good relationship between Kirk and Spock (Pine and Quinto) but it is nothing compared to Kirk and Spock of old. Those of you in the Trek world will see the parallels between Star Trek II and this film; the emotional sequence has NOTHING on original.
Although Benedict Cumberbatch gave a stellar performance as John Harrison, I am afraid I must seriously question Abram’s choice for the actually role he had to fulfil. Those of you into Trek folklore will get what I mean when you see it...
I do understand the route Abram’s has taken with the films. He has trying to set up a new fan base rather than rely in the old fans to make a success of the films. The writing team does try to pay homage to the older fans but in doing so I actually just find it even more frustrating.
Nevertheless, the magnitude that JJ Abrams does with his films does give some good potential for his venture into the “Glaxay Far, Far away....”
Out of 10 he gets a 7.6 ...I’d love to see him take the Characters from DS9 and embark on a film franchise with them. Now there would be a real challenge and would make great viewing.
Happy Reading (and viewing in this case)

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