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By: Jeff Ford
By: Jeff Ford

Previewing Star Trek Into Darkness

 Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

 

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

 

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. *

 

The Good –The newest Star Trek film (12th overall, 2nd in the rebooted timeline) arrives with great hype and anticipation as J.J. Abrams returns to bring his lens flare filled goodness once more before hoping a Falcon to a galaxy far, far away.  The previous adventure successfully walked the fine line between rebooting a franchise while not alienating the original series fans (at least most of them).  All the major crew members of the Enterprise return, this time to be hounded by the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes, aka Benedict Cumberbatch.  This film looks to be just as exciting as the 2009 feature and I look forward to boldly going where no man has gone before.

 

The Bad – The one thing about the rebooted series that has turned away more of the hardcore fans is its reliance on more action rather than the character driven storylines from the original timeline.  Star Trek was never about the bang but the philosophy.  I, for one, am not in that boat.  Growing up, I’ve always been more a Star Wars kid, so the reboot direction doesn’t bother me as much.  However, I can understand the sentiment.

 

The Ugly – They rebooted Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and are making more Star Wars movies.  But my question is… when are they going to remake Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future?

 

Star Trek Into Darkness is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

 

That will do for this week.  Tune in next time when we suffer after a night of partying with fast cars for a third and sixth time.  Until then, live long and prosper.

*all movie summaries taken from IMDB.com

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