October 10 2012, 05:41 PM
Re: 15 Reasons JJ "Ruined & Destroyed" Star Trek
Wrath of Khan
Therin of Andor wrote:
Check out "The Best of Trek". Some fans hated every single change in ST:TMP, too, and many of those were Roddenberry's doing. They wrote extensively about all of their peeves throughout 1980.
Further back, they were also peeved by TAS.
, too! Don't forget "Indiana Skywalker Meets the Son of Star Trek" in Best of Trek #7
Wrath of Khan, on the other hand, is a shoot-'em-up in the style of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark - very thrilling the first time you see it, but not much left for a second viewing...
...by the time of Wrath of Khan, the Federation appears to have been overwhelmed and drastically altered by some cataclysm - possibly revolution...
...the Enterprise has become, for all intents and purposes, a battleship...
...a wife and child, of course, who are promptly produced (out of thin air), providing [Kirk] with new (and boring) preoccupations...
...For the first time, Nimoy has been miscast as Spock...
...the Star Trek figures, as scripted, are unrecognizable...
...the conclusion is inevitable; No respect for the characters as characters was operating here. If, in the overall interests of a flashy production, the heroes had to be undignified, so be it.
We're stuck in a time loop, people!
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