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Throwback Thursday – What I Want to See in the Next Star Trek Movie

With the recent release of Star Trek Beyond, I wanted to Throwback Thursday to a Star Trek related post… when I found this one, it made me laugh and I felt I needed to share. This was originally published June 25, 2013 on Comparative Geeks, with Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters. So get back into that mindset, sit back, relax, and read how terribly wrong I was…

Alright, I want to talk about the recent Star Trek movies, and what I think a good next sort of plot would be. To do so, I think spoilers will be unavoidable, so I just wanted to throw that out there now. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Into Darkness yet, go forth to the movie theater and do so. Then come back and you can read on.

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There have been a couple of different plot sources so far, so while there has been some reaction against their source in the second one, I want to point out that there was something different in the first one. And that means we need to move into spoilerville. Onwards!

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Star Trek Beyond – Spoiler Light Thoughts

Holly and I went to go see Star Trek Beyond this last weekend, and our initial reaction is it was great! I’ve heard plenty of people say that it’s the best of the new Star Trek films, and I’m not sure I can disagree – although there’s still the argument that they pulled off something impressive in the first one by doing a reboot that worked. Certainly it’s ahead of Star Trek Into Darkness.

I want to go spoiler light with this, with it only just out in theaters, and with the trepidation I think many probably have after Into Darkness, or after the trailers and the thought that this is Star Trek meets Fast and the Furious. So the spoiler level I’m going for is “I’ve seen the trailers.” You know, like this one.

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Best and Worst Comics LitFlix of 2013

Yesterday Holly gave her best and worst rankings for the movies based on books from this year – a project we have been calling LitFlix. Check out her post here, which will include a description of our four categories for consideration. I took on the movies based on comics – of which there were quite a few this year! – and here are my reviews.

One thing I would like to say: While our LitFlix posts have not necessarily been our most popular, they are the ones we end up putting the most work into, reading the books, and then discussing, considering, and posting about them. If you haven’t read any of our LitFlix this year, there is a list with links to all of them here. Enjoy!

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Kirk, Old Friend – A Character Study of Khan

Khan is one of the most known and most beloved – or is it reviled? – villains from Star Trek, or really from most of fiction in general in recent history. What is it about Khan that intrigues us so?

Much of it is Ricardo Montalban’s acting, of course. Although, his acting in Space Seed was only decent… or maybe I’m just showing my lack of Original Series knowledge? But regardless, was he strong enough to merit the movie? The answer is undoubtedly yes, and Wrath of Khan was amazing.

I had not seen either Space Seed or Wrath of Khan until recently. So Khan is new to me, and I have some thoughts on Khan. So in the spirit of our character studies, here is a character study of the man himself – Khan! Star Trek spoilers to follow!

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What I Want to See in the Next Star Trek Movie

Alright, I want to talk about the recent Star Trek movies, and what I think a good next sort of plot would be. To do so, I think spoilers will be unavoidable, so I just wanted to throw that out there now. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Into Darkness yet, go forth to the movie theater and do so. Then come back and you can read on.
Star Trek
There have been a couple of different plot sources so far, so while there has been some reaction against their source in the second one, I want to point out that there was something different in the first one. And that means we need to move into spoilerville. Onwards!

Continue reading