Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Thought

I've been watching Alias for a while, and something came into my brain recently. J.J. Abrams, whatever his flaws, does not milk stuff. Lost and Felicity both came with time stamps on them - both less than seven years. With Alias, he might be accused of milking the show, but I think Lost has proved that he good and learned that lesson.

Trek has a history of being milked, stretching clear back to the days of Gene Roddenberry. It's nice to think that this time, maybe that won't happen.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Some reviews and stuff.

Okay, so Kevin Smith's seen Trek, and he told us something about the environment in which he saw it - and about how Chris Pine so totally rocks.

Thank God.

It's spoiler-free because he signed a nondiscolsure agreement.

Greg Grunberg's probably in it - he's in everything else J.J. does - but he won't talk about it either. I bet he's not a redshirt. Some have speculated that he may be the computer voice. How very The Happening of you, J.J.

Simon Pegg's friend Edgar saw it too. Here's what he had to say. I hope he wasn't including First Contact in that "trio of prequels".

Also, just for the record, MAY IS SPRING. Deal with it people. God, that's been driving me nuts for months now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

They all look so pale...

I think the title says it all. Doesn't the 23rd Century believe in sun?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Pictures

The're out there, but I'm not going to post them. They're on trekmovie.

It's funny. A poster is one thing, or a teaser trailer. But these are real shots from the actual movie, and when I look at them, I see -







They're real, they're here, and in whatever context they were ever - they're alive, folks. Whatever happens with the movie, they've done what they set out to do - it looks like Trek.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Dent of it all

I was thinking about Star Trek, and why it is that Enterprise and Nemesis failed, and something occurred to me.

We've discovered the true nature of Harvey Dent.

I know that sounds insane. Play along for a minute.

So, Dark Knight, right? Batman Big Spoilers

has to take the blame for a murder committed by another man because that man is Gotham's symbol of truth and purity and all things good. But look at it from the perspective of the Gothamite that looks a little too hard at those events, at what we know of Batman, and at what we know of Harvey Dent - at the death of Harvey's girlfriend, and at the nature of his injuries, and realizes the truth about ol' Harvey.

In the past three years, especially, we have been innundated with truth. The truth of everything. Susan Sackett and the "truth" about Gene Roddenberry. The truth of discontinuity, the "true" story of what UPN did to Enterprise, the "truth" about who's to blame for Nemesis, the "truth" about who should have been cast as Seven.

You know what? Screw the truth.

Maybe if we weren't so concerned with the real nature of Harvey Dent, we'd realize that that crap doesn't matter. This should be fun. Continuity issues should be something you laugh at with your friends, not something you curse at until you feel queasy. UPN can and has gone and bleeped themselves, and Gene's issues with women should be swept firmly under the rug because it doesn't matter anymore. The guy is dead. Let him be.

As it is, we're so busy looking for the truth that no one's noticed that Gotham has lost it's hero.

And here's another thing: you don't reclaim the hero. For those who are truly disillusioned with Harvey Dent, this movie will flop. They won't be able to let it not flop. I know people who are so against it no matter what that they'll never accept it. They're the ones who wrote the biography of Harvey Dent, know where all the skeletons are buried, and secretly want to bring him down. My advice to you? Don't be one of them. Living the lie is a lot more fun.