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Star Trek is cool again. We owe JJ Abrams some Synthahol.

April 29, 2009 By: Geek Category: Star Trek

stposter Star Trek is cool again. We owe JJ Abrams some Synthahol.Yeah, I didn’t see it coming either. We were more than a little sceptical of the new Star Trek movie when it was originally announced. We were still sore from having to deal with Enterprise’s degeneration into nonsense around the second season mark, so to many fans the Star trek franchise was all but dead, Jim.

Then came the rumours of a Starfleet Academy movie, a prequel to the original series, and a collective groan could be heard from many corners of fandom. Gah. Not again. Leave it alone. Don’t ruin the original series. You get the idea. The thing is, when JJ Abrams was announced as the director for the project, a fair few eyebrows were arched in a Spock-like fashion. The man certainly knew how to make an exciting flick, but could he handle the rich, multilayered and much-loved Star Trek Star Trek is cool again. We owe JJ Abrams some Synthahol. universe?

As many of you are discovering now, and many more will soon follow, the answer is a resounding YES. He may not have done what you would have liked him to do with the series, and yes, he may have royally screwed up continuity and canon, but Star Trek is at a point in its existence where a drastic reimagining like this isn’t just positive, but necessary.

Star Trek had grown complacent, and had got stuck in a very well worn rut. After the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Star Trek is cool again. We owe JJ Abrams some Synthahol., the old team of producers floundered and thrashed around until things ended, with rather cringeworthy results.

Geeks like us followed the casting and the shooting of the new film as much as we could, every morsel feeding our need to find out more.

Then we saw the trailers. Oh. Em. Gee. Awesome doesn’t do them justice. The new Star trek has tirned out to be a huge, hyperkinetic epic that old school fans couldn’t even have dreamed of back when the show first aired in the mists of the past. It is one hell of an achievement, and with the news that a sequel is already on the way (Let those Wrath of Khan comparisons commence!), it looks like the new Star Trek era is fully underway.

Just don’t wear a red shirt when you go see it. You’ll never make it our alive.

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