Is space really the final frontier? Aren’t there so many other things left to discover? Like what makes the Kardashian family popular? Or how to make a Delorean travel through time and fly? Or maybe, what made Owen Wilson’s nose the way it looks and how can you be that charming?
This reboot was a success. That’s not something you can say about every reboot series (Hulk, Planet of the Apes, and the future reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (please stay away and don’t ruin another beloved childhood series Michael Bay seriously)). JJ Abrams did some solid work with this one, obviously not the most complicated plot (besides the time travel, you can’t call the prospect of time travel simple). And I’ve never been so attracted to the color green before.
For anybody hoping for a Jennifer Parker (Marty McFly’s girlfriend in Back to the Future pt II) faint out of Spock and Prime Spock when they say each other, you were sorely disappointed. That would’ve been entertaining to see two Spocks faint at the sight of each other.
Another thought, what is the rest of the crew doing while Kirk and Spock are fighting the bad guys on the bridge. Does everybody else know that they’re in danger or are they eating donuts in the break room? I know some people have tasks to do to maintain the ship. But not everybody is going to have something to do, somebody has to be in that ship and has no idea what is going on. Maybe the custodian or something. There has to be custodians, there are bathrooms in space.
How come you don’t see one bathroom in all six Star Wars movies and the Star Trek movies? I would like to know if our bathroom technology is up to snuff compared to these advanced civilizations.
At the end of the movie I couldn’t help but think what the year of death would be for the Romulan’s on their tombstone (assuming Romulans have those in their culture but you get the point). Their ship was blown up in a black hole, putting themselves in-between timelines. And who knows what timeline was on the other end of that black hole. Either way there will probably be some confused life-forms when they find the Romulan ship wreckage.
I love re-watching this movie. The score is perfect. I love the space shots of the U.S.S. Enterprise. I can’t get enough of the Spock and Kirk molding their chemistry in this movie. Obviously a lot of this movie was used to set up future sequels, and to introduce these characters to a new generation of audience while still tipping their cap to past generations. I can’t wait to see what JJ Abrams does in the next installment.
How awesome would it be if you were capable of being in two places at once?