Convenient coincidences in ‘The Force Awakens’
Plot holes in Episode VII show where the filmmakers valued nostalgia over good storytelling.
A single, key change would have proven that the filmmakers at least took Trek seriously: Kirk should have stayed dead.
Star Trek III cheapens the genuine heartache of Spock’s death. More problematically, it also eliminates any trace of dramatic tension from the franchise.
We have many more hours of Trek with Picard at the helm than with Kirk. Yet no one’s seriously considering a TNG reboot.
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…