Star Trek…again (In which I am angry.)

It is official.  I am done with the new Star Trek.  DONE.  I love Benedict Cumberbatch, but casting him as Khan?  No.  Just no.  Let’s just completely erase that Khan was Sikh and make him a white dude.  Ugh.  There are no words.  That’s not true, there are words.  Just not from me.  Marissa Sammy at Racebending.com says it all.  Melissa McEwan at Shakesville brings up some other problems as well.

I’ve talked about my issues with this Star Trek reboot before, but this really takes the cake.  It may seem ridiculous to some, but it does make me angry.  There is so much to love about Star Trek but JJ Abrams has erased it all.

Patrick Stewart Interview

Um, oops.  I completely forgot to post this, you know, over a month ago.  Even though it’s old by now, I’m posting it anyway because I love Patrick Stewart.  There can never be enough Patrick Stewart.  This also reminds me of that one time, at the end of October 2012, when I was going to go to a ComicCon in Austin…but I couldn’t (for various extenuating circumstances.)  And I cried.  No really.  I still get weepy because I REALLY wanted to meet Patrick Stewart.

Anyway, tangent over.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/04/patrick-stewart-star-trek-tng-measure-of-a-man/

Worst Star Trek Characters

Geekosystem has a list of Star Trek characters fans don’t want to see again.  Just in case you don’t want to go read it all for yourselves, here is the list they’ve come up with:

  • Wesley Crusher
  • Natasha Yar
  • William T. Riker
  • Deanna Troi
  • Neelix
  • Lwaxana Troi
  • Q
  • Dr. Katherine Pulaski
  • Dr. Julian Bashir
  • Kathryn Janeway

I definitely agree on some of them.  I love Wil Wheaton, but Wesley was horrible.  Also, I never cared for Dr. Pulaski and yes, Riker annoyed me on occasion.  As for Counselor Troi, well, I just don’t think she was a very well-written character.  She had her moments, but was used mostly as a plot device (as was Wesley, really.)

What are your thoughts?  Do you agree, disagree?  Any characters not on the list that you think should be?

Star Trek Into Darkness

So…I just read the plot synopsis for the next Star Trek movie.  I, hmm, well.  Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg.  But there’s this nagging little voice in my head that is telling me I’m only excited about this movie because it’s Star Trek.  That synopsis just really isn’t doing anything for me…at all.

Confession time.  I’ve never watched TOS.  I know, I know.  How can I call myself a Trekkie, blah blah blah.  The point is, TNG is my absolute favorite series and the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek doesn’t feel like Star Trek to me.

There are certain things I liked about the movie (e.g., Simon Pegg and the special effects).  Still, overall, the movie just fell short of being Star Trek and I can’t help but suspect that Into Darkness will be the same.  Of course, I hope that it will exceed my expectations and blow me away.  Also, I hope that they haven’t decided to make Khan the villain.  Nobody (not even Benedict Cumberbatch) can compare to Ricardo Montalban.  Nobody.  And I love Benedict Cumberbatch.  I think most are speculating that the villain is going to be Gary Mitchell.  I had to look him up and from what I read, that could be interesting.

I’m just going to have to find the time to watch TOS.