- Words By | Charles E. Singletary
- Pen Name | Profex
- Twitter | @Profexxion
I wasn’t around to pen the review for J.J. Abrams first journey into the stars, but I was definitely impressed. I grew up watching Next Generation with Profex Sr. and hearing stories about the original from my uncle, but never considered myself a Trekky. Any “space journey” fiction intrigued me as a kid (hence my love for Ender’s Game) and the Star Trek lore always intrigued me, just never as much as Star Wars.
The rekindling of the franchise in 2009 was an opportunity for a fresh start. These modern takes were made for people much like myself: Curious, but not entirely informed. Most times, as a fanboy, I condemn the liberties taken when writers get a hold of these stories that we hold near and dear. It took a different perspective for me to truly understand, though.
Its definitely true that some writers get a little wild with additions/subtractions to existing material, but I think the Trek movie got it write. With Into Darkness bringing one of the most infamous Trek villains to the screen, will the energy built by the first film carry over, progress, or fizzle out?
- Genre | Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
- Rating | PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence, and Khan. Shall we begin? Continue reading »