Friday, November 15, 2013

Brain is Still Ticking

So, it's been awhile since I've posted. (Not that I post regularly anyway, which I intend to fix at some point.) Just because I haven't blogged anything, that doesn't mean it isn't always in the back of my mind. I have had a few ideas, but there is one in particular that I really, really need to get off my brain at the first opportunity: A post about the movie Star Trek Into Darkness.

I know, not very profound. But it has been festering in my brain ever since I saw the film back in May and have been bombarded with criticism for it ever since. As a Trekkie, I feel a bit obligated to put in my two cents about the movie that was a success at the box office, but declared the worst Star Trek movie ever made by the Trekkies themselves.

I absolutely loved the movie and continue to love it. So there! Also, I still absolutely love the Original Series and don't think the new movie deviated as far from it as the other fans seem to think. The main reason why I want to blog about this is because it boils down to one aspect of the film that's especially relevant to me: The writing. I have always appreciated the writing skills of the men who penned the script, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. (I'm not an expert in film, so there's only so much I can say about J.J. Abrams or the cast beyond my role as a viewer.)

So, after this little update, I may either write my defense for Star Trek Into Darkness in one big chunk of a post, or I may just post one snippet at a time. Depends on what time allows.