It’s the eleventh Star Trek film and we’re back to the old crew but with new faces. Its reboot time, baby!
If you need a franchise fixed, look no further than TV wunderkind J.J. Abrams. After making the third Mission Impossible a surprising success and an even more surprisingly entertaining movie, Paramount Pictures hires him to bless the Star Trek franchise with his magic touch and lens flare. Not to mention show those Star Wars fuckers what’s what! Because I still believe that there are two types of people; Star Trek people or people who believe in the Force. I’ve always been a diehard Trekkie since childhood. I liked Star Wars, but not to the extent of most Force fanatics. I’ve always felt more of a connection with the Star Trek world and characters. Perhaps it is because its nature was that of a soap opera. In space. Star Wars offered great action, stunning space battles, and archetypal characters. With Star Trek you get character relationship, people sitting on chairs, rocking left to right during space battles and bumpy-headed aliens. So why Trek for me? I think maybe it’s because there were way more Star Trek stories than Star Wars. At the time, Star Wars was just a trilogy of movies.
A decade after Star Wars gets its (first) prequel; we finally get the Kirk/Spock origin story. All Abrams had to do was make it more like Star Wars.
2-DISC DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
On the surface, the special features feel a little sparse. However, the few featurettes that are on both discs are lengthy, not to mention extremely entertaining and informative. As is the commentary by the filmmakers which never gets boring. The deleted scenes are easily the best feature as they show what Klingons would have looked like in this new Star Trek Universe.
-Commentary by J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and Executive Producer Bryan Burk.
– A New Vision Featurette
-Gag Reel—Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast. Leonard Nimoy says a swear!
-Digital copy of the film.
- To Boldy Go
*The debate is over. The green chick was played by Rachel Nichols, and Diora Baird.