Will Not. Can’t Make Me. Pbbtthh.

Filed under:Movies,Not Cool — posted by Anwyn on November 17, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

“You know you’ll see it anyway.”

Will not. Won’t even watch the trailer. The outrageous stunts of the last couple of films, including and most especially the death of Data and his oh-so-stupid replacement by an oh-so-stupid lookalike, years ago turned me off to any more Trek. The glory days of the shows with continuity and similar look and just enough recall of the old show, i.e. the TNG, DS9, and Voyager triumvirate, are gone. And frankly, even without that, I’m just not into prequels, actor changing, and most especially not into Sylar as Spock. Forget it. I’m not even going to watch the trailer. I’m just not as easy-going a person as Lileks, who seems to take the new manifestations of things in stride even as he meticulously catalogues and dreams of the old. If you can’t bring it back, and you can’t, let it die in peace. And if you try too hard, may you die violently, instead, new Trek, after one spectacularly failed flick. I know, I know: Dream on.


  1. I completely agree… and I’m gonna go see it anyway.

    Comment by Allen — November 17, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  2. I am not happy about the turn of affairs after TNG spun off into other series. I did like Enterprise. I cannot, after all these years, miss seeing a new Trek film. I am a Trekkie and it would be unthinkable for me not to see it. I hope it is good. I have good feelings that it will. Maybe it can breathe some life back into the old girl and make it fun to be a trekkie again. If not, at least I have BattleStar Galactica!

    Comment by Longbowman — November 18, 2008 @ 7:29 am

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