Putting this on here cause too many people on my Facebook are still jerking off to the new Star Trek movies..
Less than two minutes into a documentary about the new Star Trek movies and I hate the guy talking. I think it was J.J. Abrams, but I’m not sure. Doesn’t matter.
“Well we wanted to take Star Trek and make it relevant for today..”
Fucking emptyheaded cumdumpster.
Star Trek IS and always WAS relevant. It had so many messages that it’s impossible for it NOT to be relevant. It was a show about showing equality. Not just between men and women, but between humans and other species. There were characters who were physically infirm, but they were treated like anyone else (well except Geordi’s love life, but that’s not really the point) There was (eventually) equality between humans and entirely synthetic life forms (one episode had a trial where some dipshit scientist wanted to class Data as property, and the trial gave him the same rights as everyone else)
THERE ARE LITERALLY A FEW THOUSAND MORE EXAMPLES BUT THESE COVERED MOST OF THE BASICS.
So far the only two things the new Star Trek movies have established are:
1. In the future, we will need sunglasses because everything is lens flares.
2. The first movie managed to beat Star Trek the motion picture for having the worst explained plot in a Star Trek movie ever.*
*In ST:TMP, the Voyager 4 probe (spoiler) comes back to Earth looking for it’s creator. Somehow going from a breadbox with legs to some giant nebula/spaceship thing. It also takes over a hot bald chick.
In STAR TREK (aka new movie version) there’s a guy called Nero, who’s planet gets sucked into a black hole or something, so he tries to get revenge on Spock, because apparently it was Spock’s doing or some shit, and it turns out to be a shitty A/U where REAL Spock ends up getting sucked into their crappy universe. Or some shit. I dunno, I tried looking it up, and that’s what I got from it. Basically there was even less plot than the one written back in the late sixties.
I also hate the way tumblr lets you update now. I’m sure someone’s written a better rant on that than I.