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March 30, 2009

Most Wanted

Things that Big Dumb Object wants the most this week:

  • I never thought I’d say it, but: Star Trek. Woah.

  • Wright and Pegg do ComiCon and aliens in Paul. Nick Frost dropped a few hints about it on a recent promo tour for another film, I have no doubt that it will be hilarious.


Oh hell yes! Star Trek is going to be flat out awesome (and I'm hoping it's not just a lot of hype)! At the very least, the previews make it look like it's going to be a blast!

I'm sure it'll do boffo box office, and they've already greenlit the sequel, but come on, how many trips have we made to this particular well in the last 45 years?

Yes, the Star Trek previews look like a lot of rock 'em, sock 'em fun. ("Boom" goes the dynamite.) But based on this preview, it's really unfortunate that apparently all the Star Trek stories seem to have armed conflict at their center. For that matter, most cinematic science fiction have armed conflict at their center.

I wish we could back to the spirit of films like "2001" and "Close Encounters." The first Star Trek was in that spirit. Oh well.

Here here!

I agree with Jay. Well, not about ST:TMP - that was a dreadful and useless retread of a half dozen TOS episodes - but I agree about the Trek movies being all about the fighting. The best one of the batch - and the one with the most actual Science Fiction in it - was STIV:The one With The Whales, which had no fighting, but still managed a great plot with a message even.