Sunday, May 10, 2009

David Hadju - Exploring the Universe, One B-Movie at a Time -

Op-Ed Contributor - Exploring the Universe, One B-Movie at a Time - "ALMOST exactly 40 years after the original TV series was canceled by NBC for low ratings, the 11th feature film based on or spun off “Star Trek” has arrived on a wave (I suppose I should say a photon wave) of excitement and fanfare. This latest “Star Trek” movie, a deft effort to reboot the franchise, reintroduces the old characters — Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy and Lieutenant Uhura and the rest — as sexy young cadets setting out on the first mission of the starship Enterprise. Re-imagining their origins in a prequel, rather than depicting their further adventures in another sequel, is a cheeky act of cultural retro-activism, and perfectly in keeping with the ’60s show. “Star Trek” was, from the start, more nostalgic than futuristic."


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