Hello all, I was tempted to mention my new and psychotic idea for my rejected stories, but that will have to wait for another day.
For tonight, I would like to address the movie Star Trek – Into the darkness. I have 2 reviews for the same movie, 3 if you consider the cautionary tale!
For those of you that have never watched star trek, are not trekies in the least, only tolerate the shows when it’s on and your too intoxicated to change the channel, this is a good film, you have to suspend your believe a bit, and remember that SciFi is not always accurate to the laws fo physics. Enjoy the show and happy trekking.
For those of you that, like me are closet trekies, the ones that while you can’t quote the episode numbers or the season, know the plots of most of them, have watched all the Star trek shows, got misty when Spock died in the 2nd one, or when Data was killed or…. (You get my point) this movie is one 2 hour-long skull f@^k. by about ½ way through I was thinking “they must not have ever watched an episode of star trek, that’s why they are so off target” by the end, it was clear they watched everyone, 2 or 3 times, and made sure to cram as many “F@6K You Trekie” moments in it as they could. I am not sure if they are trying to drive off the trek fans, or trying to never have to make another trek movie, good thing is they should get either result. The only other thing I can think of is they are trying to start a civil war between the soon to be fractured fan bases.
The only other note is to my fellow authors. If you have seen the show “Misery” and thought to yourself “Fans don’t really get like that, not for books at least”. You need to rewatch that show again. Not that you have to plot things how your fans want, but its worth remembering that once they become fans, they have a say, if you kill a main character, or you do any number of other screwed up items – your next book signing could be your last!! Seriously there are some things that you just cant do and expect to have anyone ever read your work. If you want a prime example of this, watch a dozen of the original star trek, and the first 5 movies. Then go see star trek and pay attention!