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Star Trek, 2009

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I doubted very much that the franchise had anything left in it. Hadn't seen the last few, didn't miss them.

The trailer intrigued me, though, and we had some time to kill. Didn't expect much.

I was wrong. Damned if they might not have re-invented the franchise with this one. Definitely an updated series for its time, might even be one of those weird foreshadowing movies in terms of resonance with outside events. Just not sure how they top it going forward.

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You know, you can't beat the command structure of the old Enterprise. All of the senior officers were Scots. The Vulcans and Japanese provided technical assistance, and served as straight men for jokes. This is the way the whole world should work.

Then there was the new Enterprise, with a French captain, a robot, a goddamned Klingon that nobody had the balls or the sense to shoot, and for advice they had a psychic hippie chick. "Captain, I sense ... great boredom!" This is the way the actual world works.

They don't need to top this going forward. If they can keep the standard near this, they're rolling.

Gotta add... they cast Shaun of the Dead as Scotty. Now that's balls. And of course, it worked.

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