Let’s just talk about Star Trek forever
- Justin Lin is heading the new movie (+)
- Alex Kurtzman is heading the new series (-)
- There’s enough old Trek to not bother with either
The missus and I are working our way through Max Tempkin’s truncated TNG guide, though I suspect it’s skipping some Good Shit. The Worf episodes (“Sins of the Father” and “Redemption”) are like miniature Game of Thrones seasons less grim but more relativistic. I enjoy how Picard is frustratingly righteous when faced with opportunities for deescalation.
I do not enjoy the bizarre writing-in and writing-out of Denise Crosby.
It’s a comfort to me that Star Trek is widely available and perfectly serialized for the length of cooking and eating dinner. I don’t really hold much hope for the new series, but hold out hope that Justin Lin has the chops to make a thoughtful movie about space exploration. Tokyo Drift is a thoughtful movie about cars and social dynamics in a very loose way and Better Luck Tomorrow is a thoughtful movie about teenage anomie.
What are y’all’s favorite Trek aspects? Who wants to wear a foam muscle suit uniform every day?