• Inside Entertainment,  TrailerWatch

    TrailerWatch: Picard ~ Season 2 Trailer

    The trailer for Picard season two dropped last week. Sigh. It features the typical Alex Kurtzman narrative device: mess up what we know on the grandest scale possible because of [REASONS], and deal with the repercussions. Here’s an overview of Kurtzman’s destructive tango through the Star Trek franchise …   Star Trek (2009) The Romulan sun spontaneously blows up. Because suns do that, you know? They don’t take millions of years to go. It happens instantaneously. A Romulan ship goes back in time and messes up the timeline. Rather than try save Romulus or convince anybody that the Romulans will need help in about 25 – 30 years, the crew…

  • Inside Entertainment,  Reviews

    Star Trekking: Part 1 of 3

    I’m a Trekker. Reruns of Star Trek: The Original Series captured my imagination when I was just a kid in the 1970s. Space, aliens, adventure – what isn’t there to love? The effects are obviously dated now, but the storytelling was paramount. I had an argument with somebody once about Star Trek: The Original Series versus JJ Abrams’s reboot; what the other person highlighted – as an intended detractor from TOS – was the terrible special effects TOS incorporated. But the storytelling itself holds up. While there’s some stories typical of that era, overall the storytelling is logical, causal, and makes sense within its own universe. Even at its worst,…

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