OK. My friend really has an issue with Spock having a girlfriend. Though he should know better, he thinks Spock should only ‘have a girlfriend every seven years…’
However, that’s not exactly what Amok Time set out to prove. Sure Vulcans have a biological drive which once every seven years demands they reproduce, yet nothing in the episode implies that this prevents relationships between the opposite sexes the rest of the time.
And Ambassador Sarek proves this, he married twice. We know, both from his mind meld with Picard and Star Trek 2009 – That he married Amanda Grayson because he loved her. Years later he chose another wife Perrin.
The point is biological drive does not equal the desire for companionship. Vulcans are feeling beings, despite what they try to tell themselves.
- Sarek (en.memory-alpha.org)
- Amanda Grayson (en.memory-alpha.org)
- Star Trek – Vulcan’s Glory by D.C. Fontana (Review) (them0vieblog.com)
- Amanda Grayson (alternate reality) (en.memory-alpha.org)
Why Is Science Fiction Fandom Like Politics?
What I mean, there’s factionism, and everyone else thinks they’re right.
Oh my thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness later.
I’m just reposting one of my Facebook status updates…
Err… I love it when supposedly ‘open-minded’ Trek fans can’t handle anything new. Its why I completely put off going to the Trek BBS, and I used to post there daily. Now I can find it on Facebook.
Look, the Trek of the 60′s (70′s) and even 80′s and 90′s is no more – But guess what? You can still catch it on DVDs. Nothing JJ Abrams has done will take that from you. Also, Star Trek is not a religion, please stop treating it as such. Nor has it ever been half as deep as some claim it to be. GR wanted to make a living writing TV shows and struck gold with Trek, he was not a prophet, and used a lot of pop psychology in later day Star Trek, but in the end – Its just entertainment.
Here’s the deal: Star Trek Into Darkness is intended to be a ‘summer blockbuster‘ which is a lot more than I can say for almost any other Star Trek film before JJ Abrams got involved. In many ways, Star Trek movies were bi-yearly Star Trek Conventions put on for the faithful at Paramount’s grace.
Yet like most movie studios, Paramount also wants to fill movie theater seats. They could not afford producing a money pit. Abrams films are not money pits – In fact Into Darkness has done something no Trek film yet has, an overseas profit.
If Star Trek fans (hardcore) didn’t use Trek as a way to fill a religious void in their lives, they might be able to appreciate these movies (and the whole franchise for that matter) for what they are – ENTERTAINMENT.
And yes, even the original series was an action adventure show, which on occasion could be ‘meaningful’ (to a point… ) but it still needed action and many episodes involved Kirk either seducing his way out of trouble – Or punching it.
When you move that to the big screen, obviously it (should) will have more bang per frame.
I’m not saying you need to like Abrams incarnation of Star Trek – But please, please stop treating those of us who do, like we’re the Devil. It makes you look close minded and primitive. Intellectual elitism does not make one brilliant, even though you may think it does… It actually comes across as hollow (and bitter).
- Director J.J. Abrams: Star Wars Vs Star Trek Debate [The Daily Show with Jon Stewart] (theactorscritic.wordpress.com)
- Non-Trekkie JJ Abrams Discusses Star Trek: “I Have Come To Love It” (contactmusic.com)
- Star Trek Into Darkness, Goes Into Hollywood – U.S Premiere [Pictures] (contactmusic.com)
- Latest ‘Star Trek’ appears to be quite the Enterprise (suntimes.com)
- The Origins of 11 Famous Star Trek Lines (mentalfloss.com)
Oh look, Memory Alpha has also lifted its embargo on the movie.
Did they screw up the date of the Eugenics Wars again? I don’t think they actually outright mention the wars, just make a mention of 300 years in cryosleep and that he committed genocide against ‘lower humans’.
If I’m grasping the time line correct, Admiral Marcus woke Khan while Kirk was still in the Academy. He’s supposed to have been defrosted over a year ago and the move takes place about six months after the last film. This I might of done different and woken him far earlier, but that’s just me.
Did I mention its nice to be able to call Khan, Khan?
I like how Kirk’s greatest foe is now part of the StarFleet.
- Khaaaaaaaaaaaan! I Told You So… (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- 73 Peopsicles (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s True STAR TREK Villain Identity Revealed! (geektyrant.com)
- Major STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Spoiler About Benedict Cumberbatch’s Character (comicbookmovie.com)
- Mutara Nebula (en.memory-alpha.org)
Yes, the first movie gave lip service to the notion of an alternate universe, a plot point which actually propelled the story along as well. Yet let me assure you the changes probably run deeper and further back before Nero incurred into the early 23rd Century.
Trust me, you’ll sleep better if you think of JJ Abrams‘s Star Trek Universe as a “What if…” or along the lines of the Mirror Universe – Which it has a great deal in common with. That is to say, the pieces (characters) have been rearranged on the chessboard this go around and they have been from the get go.
- J.J. Abrams Thinks John Williams Will Score STAR WARS: EPISODE VII (collider.com)
- Star Trek ITD: Abrams On A Ships Bridge… (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Written Interview: J.J. Abrams (gointothestory.blcklst.com)
- Exclusive never-before-seen photos from inside J.J. Abrams’ Enterprise (io9.com)
- J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS, STAR TREK, and CLOVERFIELD 2; Says He Could Possibly Direct TREK 3 (collider.com)
- J. J. Abrams: Star Trek ‘has to be sexy’ (contactmusic.com)
- Dramatic future for JJ Abrams (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- Check Out Forty-Plus Images From The Bad Robot Art Experience (slashfilm.com)
We know ‘revenge’ is a motive, as John Harrison declares this to Kirk in his “your world is an illusion” speech – Which probably takes place while in the brig – And spoilers claim that is also where John Harrison proclaims himself Khan Noonien Singh.
Curiously Robert April DID NOT wield such a weapon in Countdown To Darkness… Yet we do know that Kirk, Spock, and Uhura‘s ship which they take to Kronos in the trailer comes via Harry Mudd‘s daughter, as Kirk makes a point of saying in the comic book that he’s keeping her ship, “It might come in handy…” to Spock just before being ordered to take the Enterprise on the opening mission in the movie.
- “John Harrison” Is Not Robert April (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Countdown To Darkness #4 (Spoilers) (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Star Trek ITD – My Story Theory… (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Star Trek Into Darkness Alludes to Wrath of Khan? Major Spoiler Alert (shockya.com)
- Star Trek ITD: Khan Confirmed (Again!!!) (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)