By now pretty much everyone knows that J.J. Abrams is (or at least was) a self-professed non-fan of “Star Trek.” But just in case there are still a few Trekkies out there who still aren’t aware that the rebooted series of their beloved franchise is being helmed by a former non-believer, Abrams is continuing to make that fact known upon the eve of the U.S. release of “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Let’s get into a good old fashioned nerd argument pitting the original STAR TREK versus the rebooot.
The opening of the new Star Trek video game sees Kirk and Spock playing three-dimensional chess when they are called to the bridge. The duo leave, but then Kirk walks back into frame and rearranges the pieces on the board to give him an advantage. This is the James T. Kirk of the rebooted Star Trek – a degenerate cheater, a guy against whom playing games would be absolutely no fun at all.
The game was written in conjunction with Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the same guys who wrote the 2009 reboot. I don’t know if they wrote that exact scene, but it completely falls in line with their painfully inaccurate interpretation of James Kirk and his approach to the Kobayashi Maru test, where they had Kirk straight up cheating. Here’s the thing: Kirk didn’t cheat on the Kobayashi Maru.
Originally posted at Yahoo! News By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News
ANAHEIM, Calif.–At Friday’s opening day of Wondercon 2013, the swords were drawn early. Or, more specifically, the light sabers were drawn and the phasers were set to kill.
Four experts, including two psychologists, debated four specific topics as part of an epic breakdown analyzing the respective strengths and weaknesses of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”
To an outsider, the debate might seem trivial. But to fans of each series, the differences have long run deep, pitting the more cerebral science fiction of “Star Trek” against the emotional, fantasy-driven stories of the “Star Wars” universe.
As the debate opened, it was clear a majority of the hundreds of Wondercon attendees who packed into the ballroom showed up in, er, force, to support “Star Wars.”
Well, first of all, there are not as many Trekkies here because they are all at work today,” quipped Larry Nemecek, author of “Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion.”
Round 1: Nature vs. Nurture
Thanks to the infamous “Star Wars” prequels, we now know that the villainous Darth Vader was not always bad. But the greatest villain of “Star Trek,” Khan Noonan Singh, was literally born bad–a product of genetic engineering who believed himself superior to lesser men. So, which is the better story?
I know I cannot let my bias from keep me from informing you of the latest Star Trek: Into Darkness goings on, but man is it rough…. This film will need to be something truly special to bring me around, and I don’t see that happening 🙁 Well without further bitching, here is your trailer: