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Old April 27 2013, 02:04 PM   #581
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I know and accept that we live in a rapidly changing world, in terms of technology. This isn't the past where the next big thing in technology could take decades, hundreds, or thousands of years to emerge. I am, however, turned off by the depictions of the characters in the JJ Abrams universe. And, I am not feeling that Chris Pine has the gravitas to carry the role of Captain James Kirk. I see him as a corporate pretty boy.
But this is a different Jim Kirk. His life was turned upside down by Nero killing his father on the day of his birth and his mother left him behind with a dodgy uncle whilst she stayed in starfleet. This Jim Kirk is also younger than the one in TOS and less experienced. It is a fresh and different interpretation instead of same old IMHO. I did not want someone to come in and do their best Shatner impression.
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