08 May 2009


J. J. Abrams has decided that Star Trek is neither science fiction nor social commentary, but pulp sci-fi adventure and witty character interaction. It doesn't make a lick of sense, but every second of it is cracking good fun.

Plus it's awash in little gifts to true Trek fans: there's red alerts and distress calls and living long and prospering and the Vasquez rocks and the Vulcan nerve pinch and Scotty giving her all she's got and much more that I wouldn't dream of spoiling for anyone.

Joe Bob says check it out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Granted, that's really what Trek mostly was anyway...a sort of Wild Wild West in space. And I'm pretty glad there won't be social commentary waiting for me. Trek-style social commentary got threadbare a long time ago. In fact, looking back on many TNG episodes, it almost looks like propaganda television.