Alright… I got back from Star Trek a few hours ago, and have had time for my dinner to digest.
If you have not gone to see Star Trek, go now. I am happy to say that (finally) something from my childhood still holds up. I was getting scared after the whole Star Wars thing. I don’t care who shot first. I don’t care to see any Stars Wars film other than Episode V ever again. But Star Trek on the other hand. This was my childhood. This was the show that taught me the foundations of a correct living. The moments watching ST:TNG every week with the family are some of my most cherished memories. Hell my dad still knows what “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra” means. So the idea of J.J. dancing a cha-cha over my past kind of made me nervous. Especially after the almost cool but ultimately forgettable giant bunny flick. But all things are good. I can safely wave my big UFP flag in public again.
They have completely retconned the whole series. We are now in a different time stream. What you know, you don’t know. But Christopher Pike is still in a wheelchair (beep!). But seeing as how the other universe everyone is still caught in the nexus so (happily) the last few Trek movies don’t exist anyway. It starts out kind of vamping the Kobayashi Maru opener of Wrath Of Khan except this times for reals, or something. Then more references to the Kobayashi Maru. Then Kirk cheats. Then we stay at the Kyriat Moriah. Long story short, this movie kicks major ass, and they are apparently working on the sequel. I think (hope) that sooner or later we are going to start dusting of the old Star Trek: Phase II scripts and get a new series going.
To answer the burning questions:
Favorite Star Trek Captain: Sisko Sisko Sisko (He’s the freakin’ Emissary fer cripes sake)