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Old June 16 2013, 02:56 AM   #4252
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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When reading this press release, I remembered what Wil Wheaton wrote,

Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that itís philosophical. If you donít want philosophical Science Fiction, thereís plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trekís DNA, and if youíre given the captainís chair, youíd better damn well respect that.
http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/50...ar-trek-is-too
Copy/pasting from the previous thread in which Wheaton's remarks were mentioned:
M'Sharak wrote: View Post
throwback wrote: View Post
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JJ Abrams has admitted that he found Star Trek to be too philosophical for him. Wheaton remarked,

Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that itís philosophical. If you donít want philosophical Science Fiction, thereís plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trekís DNA, and if youíre given the captainís chair, youíd better damn well respect that.
http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/50...ar-trek-is-too
And then, one day later, Wheaton went on to say:
A lot of people have pointed out to me that, if you watch the entire JJ Abrams interview with Jon Stewart, he goes on to talk about how much he came to love Star Trek as an adult, and that the viewer is left with the impression that he truly gets what Star Trek is about.

I didnít watch the whole interview, but just saw the gifset that I reblogged. I stand by what I said: the whole point of Star Trek is that itís about more than aliens and robots and cool space battles. Star Trek is unique in science fiction ó certainly science fiction on television in the 1960s ó in that it was always about something more than phasers and transporters and Captain Kirk using his fists and his wits to defeat hostile aliens before he nailed the green alien lady of the week.

When I worked on JJís first Trek movie, I got the impression that he genuinely loved Star Trek, and really got what it was all about. I should have watched the entire interview before I pulled out my Jump To Conclusions mat, and I regret that I didnít. I hope anyone who was upset at me or drew the same erroneous conclusion I did understands that I care deeply about Star Trek, and sometimes my heart gets ahead of my brain where itís concerned.
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