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January 22, 2008

My dirty little secret

Ok, it's not that much of a secret and it's not really that dirty, but talk to anyone about this kind of thing and you always get a weird, if not condescending, look.

Star Trek XI is a difficult subject for me, after the horror that was "Enterprise", I kind of hoped they'd leave it alone.  That said, the films remained good up the end, and Nemesis was stonking.  There is the interesting choice of Simon Pegg as Scotty, Silar as Spock and some guy called Chris Pine as Kirk with JJ Abrams with directing duties.  On paper that could be a good combo, JJ has a knack for sci-fi with grit and his touch could be what the series needs to reinvigorate it.  That said, I'm not too keen on all this jumping forward and backwards in the timeline, the only time that's ever been done well was in DS9 where they went back to the original series' Klingons, who were in essence just dirty humans with long hair and a bad attitude.  Worf's comment of "we don't talk about it" was a brilliant way of hiding the disparity that special effect technology had caused.

Anyway, there is a trailer and it makes me very excited!

Nice tease!