May 10th, 2009

New Tilley Hat

Star Trek: A Snarky review with SPOILERS

On the Shockwave Radio Theater scale of 9 to 23, with 23 top, I give the new, cordite-smelling Star Trek about an 18. A lot of it didn't work for me. though the good outweighs the bad. The rebooting requires not merely a suspension of disbelief but a suspension of nostalgia. I can live with that. Snarky spoiler-filled review under the cut.
The Downs and Ups, with SPOILERSCollapse )
The original Star Trek -- all of them, up to now -- wasn't about geeks, they were for geeks. The new one has accepted geeks and nerds as equals in a world of frat boys, jocks, smart sexy women and other aliens. Science fiction fandom has won again. As a geezer geek, I look over a world I helped create and smile. And then put in a DVD to watch an HD version of an old movie with commentary and deleted scenes. I love living in the future.