I try my best to keep Nerd-Base on the positive end of the spectrum when it comes to our beloved geek-stuff. I really try not to complain. I think I do a decent job of trying to find the light in almost everything. Alas, I’m only human (mostly). I was disappointed in the last Trek and I was really hoping that with JJ off the helm of this and on a franchise he actually cares about, that maybe the studios would give back to the fans. Maybe they’d bring the magic of Star Trek back home. Alas, we’re living in a world where Superman movies are completely devoid of hope and joy, so perhaps I was asking for too much.
As someone who grew up with Trek, who’s earliest Christmas memories were about very excitedly receiving Star Trek: TMP toys (along with a really sweet Buck Rogers play set), and subsequently losing Bones after launching him into my Christmas tree, who’s first celebrity handshake that he was REALLY excited about was James Doohan (Oh man! The day I found out about his missing finger that changed everything!), who always found solace relaxing with a few episodes of TNG , who was the weirdo who really enjoyed Enterprise and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. I could go on and on about what I love about Trek, how important it is to me, what it means to me, and I’m sure countless others, and I know my hemming and hawing about what it’s become will make no more difference in the future and/or direction the studios have made, but…I dunno, I just need to vent.
STAR TREK BEYOND stars Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. In theaters July 22nd.