So just had a look at the new Star Trek 2 JJ Abrams movie thats coming out next year apparently. The info is still a little sketchy and if anyone has more news please post.
I see that the villain in Star Trek 2 is rumoured to be Khan played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Kinda skinny to play a genetic superhuman i thought), although it seems to not be based so much on the TOS episode Space seed or indeed Wrath of Khan (One of my personal faves). I know there is a lot of hatred towards these new movies, some like them, and some really do despise them. I for one am gonna bite the bullet and say i enjoyed the latest movie, o.k so some things werenít right ,and i wasnít even too sure about the bridge layout, planets we love went boom, Spock seemed that little bit more emotional than weíre used to . . but over all i thought the actors did a great job at keeping the mannerisms of our heroes really well, and thought the movie breathed life into the franchise and gave it a pulse once more, perhaps a weak one . . but the heart is beating.
Iíve been watching the TOS since i was 5 (The monsters & Aliens seemed a lot scarier then . . lol) and the new movie was a little hard to accept at first, but with anything in this world, things have to evolve to stay fresh and interesting, or they tend to die off. I have to say iíve really warmed to the movie and would like to know if you guys are looking forward, or indeed hate the idea of a new one, what are your thoughts ?
Heck if we do end up hating it, we can always go back to watching the originals on DVD, as they can never be replaced, and will always hold a special place in every fans heart.
I loved XI when it first came out, I was 17. As I've gotten older and matured, I've just gone right off it, it seems to have no substance but I blame the fact it's by (imo) the 3 worst writers in the industry.
Pine was much better in other things but Quinto is an excellent Vulcan. Still, I'm giving XII a miss. However I hope it does well, for the franchise's sake, if it doesn't Trek might be laid to rest.
I love your closing sentence. Everyone has their own Trek, usually the ones they grew up with and as a 90's kid I got a lot of Trek