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On a fun little side note anyone see the Star Trek Beyond trailer? Simon Pegg co-wrote it. Apparently that is the best he could come up with. And let’s just say the reaction from fans has not been well. I just thought I’d share that little tidbit.
While there’s certainly some schadenfreude to seeing Pegg being justifiably roasted for such a horrendous trailer, it’s far from “fun” to see the Trek franchise sliding off a cliff. And therein lies the potential future of Star Wars now that it’s in the hands of Hollywood executives. Paramount executives didn’t want to make a Star Trek film. They wanted a Guardians of the Galaxy/Fast & the Furious mash-up. These are people more interested in protecting their jobs than in making risky but worthwhile films. So stare Into the Darkness at the ghost of Star Wars’ future.
The sad thing is, Pegg may not end up getting to taste his own medicine. Didn’t he already say something about Paramount making him write the script to be less “Star Trekky”? He’s already covered his heinie on this one, and the studio will likely receive the brunt of the Trekkie hatred.
As far as the Star Trek movies – I liked the first one directed by JJ. The acting was good and the storyline was great. I just saw Into Darkness last night and I liked that one as well. I can’t understand why these movies weren’t liked more by fans. I’m sure Gene Roddenberry would be proud of the attempt JJ made to recreate his incredible TV series. I’m also sure JJ did a good job on TFA as well.
From what I’ve seen on discussion threads, J.J. gets most of the hatred from cranky Trekkies for the (supposedly) bad new movies. They say he made them too much like Star Wars. Hmmm. Anyway, I never hear Paramount name-dropped in rage-filled fanboy conversations about the new movies, but that may change if enough Trekkies hate the new film and don’t have J.J. to blame.
I got one question wrong. The question – what movie did Anakin said “May the Force be with you Master.” I picked Revenge and the quiz said it was AOTC. Technically I was right because he did say it in Revenge too.
20/20 score for me! I was so thoroughly ticked that I admittedly did a little dance of triumphant squee. 😀 Doing this quiz only reminded me ever more just how much I love these movies, how rich and powerful they are and how they still affect me and move me so profoundly, and how I take the real joy in ’em, for sure – even after all this time! 😀