Tag: spock

  • Convenient coincidences in ‘The Force Awakens’

    Convenient coincidences in ‘The Force Awakens’

    Plot holes in Episode VII show where the filmmakers valued nostalgia over good storytelling.

  • Killing Kirk

    Killing Kirk

    A single, key change would have proven that the filmmakers at least took Trek seriously: Kirk should have stayed dead.

  • Un-killing Spock

    Un-killing Spock

    Star Trek III cheapens the genuine heartache of Spock’s death. More problematically, it also eliminates any trace of dramatic tension from the franchise.

  • Trek envy

    Trek envy

    We have many more hours of Trek with Picard at the helm than with Kirk. Yet no one’s seriously considering a TNG reboot.

  • Teasing Khan

    Teasing Khan

    In 2009, J.J. Abrams successfully rebooted the Star Trek franchise. This was no small task; Trekkies are notoriously picky. The filmmaker took pains to include many details that only true nerds could appreciate. Several of these fan-pleasing scenes were cut from the final production. For example, William Shatner’s cameo apparently made it into the script…