Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Anticipating Star Trek: It's Deja Vu All Over Again
I've just finished reading the comic book prequel to this weekend's assured block-buster. Because I have had been so merrily public in my sneering at Paramount and Abrams, I believe it behooves me to confess: I'm getting pretty stoked!
Second confession: the comic is a hoot.* It has managed to set the stage more sumptuously than any of the trailers have, because it's the first thing I've seen that persuades me the writers are up to the task. Yep: it's deja vu all over again.
The last word goes to The Onion.
*The franchise treatment of time travel remains laughably superficial, but it's much too late to correct any of that now. All we can do is hope the next movie resurrects Edith Keeler.