King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Amusingly, some fans were saying Wrath of Khan
was a Star Wars-ripoff popcorn action flick back in 1982 ("Indiana Skywalker Meets the Son of Star Trek", Best of Trek #7
). And many fans were deeply disappointed in The Empire Strikes Back
as well in 1980 (see here
for one such example. Many old SW 'zines are scanned and online now expressing similar sentiment). Ultimately, only time will tell - although I for one know I'll enjoy Star Trek
and Into Darkness
for many years to come.
I was ready to tear that The Empire Strikes Back
reviewer a new one, albeit 33 years too late, for his wrongheaded opinion, but then he used the word "meretricious" in the opening sentence and I realized "I can't stay mad at you." Plus, he's probably dead from complications brought on by chronic rectal cranial inversion by now.