Series: The Alternate Universe Series
Release Date: May 16, 2013
Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
After a series of terrorist attacks on Earth, Kirk takes the Enterprise out to find the man responsible and the Enterprise promptly shuts down, not wanting to know.
I’m going to give some general thoughts up front and then move into spoiler territory under the jump. I’d like to start by saying that this movie is awesome and everyone should go see it, Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. There have been several reviews stating that it’s merely another popcorn action film without any artistic merit, but they must have seen a different movie because there are lessons to be learned all over the place here. I have always said that it’s easy to glean a lesson from a movie that slows down enough for you to meditate on it, but it takes some skill to learn at the feet of an action movie.
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May 20, 2013 at 05:51PM
I wonder if Alameda is as stupidly inaccessible in the 23rd century as it is today – no BART, no light rail, no freeways.
Presumably, Chekov had spent a lot of time in San Fran during his academy days and he still didn’t even presume to know how to get to Alameda, so either it doesn’t exist anymore or, yes, it’s stupidly inaccessible.
Maybe I should take a break from Tumblr. Maybe that’s what I need.
If you need me, I’ll be at Google+.
I’m talking all of it. From TOS to Into Darkness, I want it all.
If you are making Star Trek related posts (or know someone who makes some amazing Star Trek gifsets and edits, let me know so I can follow you/them/whoever. Pleeeease?)
It’s shout-out time!
In some ways I think that if Neil Gaiman himself is okay with this storyline, then it doesn’t matter what else can be said about it. But one must also remember that The Doctor linked Clara to the TARDIS’ Telepathic circuits. It’s totally possible that Sexy told The Doctor to choose her through Clara.