Comments: "Trek" will be back ... in two years

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Christopher Plummer should be in every movie ever made. He's fantastic.

Posted by The Unabrewer at April 21, 2006 11:49 PM

Good to see Jonah Goldberg weighing in on such an out-of-character topic...when I see his name I usually skip the read...yucky.

Posted by Nancy Willing at April 22, 2006 03:04 PM

Goldberg is a big sci-fi fan, Nance. How's it "out of character" for him? Can't conservatives enjoy science fiction and other forms of entertainment?

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2006 03:46 PM

glad to know he has a life!! no seriously Hube, his writing is political 100% of what I have come across as well as what he spouts on TV talk shows sitting across from his famously right wing nut mom and dad
don't get so excited when I have a little fun at your boy's expense!
humor me...

Posted by Nancy Willing at April 23, 2006 03:45 PM

I'd agree with you that TMP wasn't awful. In fact I said at the time had it been an hour people would have been considered the best episode of all time. (Of course wasn't nearly the same story as "The Changeling?" But that ooh-ing and aah-ing was pretty boring.
And did you notice that Decker became Riker and the Delta(n) became the Beta(zid)?
The more I think about it Nemesis was a really bad movie. It was a bad remake of TWoK. With the villain seeking revenge against the Captain, the doomsday weapon and the death of the logical officer. Insurrection was just inert; not bad but a waste of time.

Posted by David Gerstman at April 23, 2006 05:41 PM

I think it was Harlan Ellison who described ST:TMP as "every Star Trek episode ever made: The Enterprise meets God and it's a computer or a child."

You see Ziggy on Sunday?

Khan was the best, followed by Undiscovered Country. Never saw Nemesis. Too many people told me it was awful.

Posted by Paul Smith at April 24, 2006 08:06 AM

Never saw Nemesis. 2, 6, and 8 are all pretty good. 1 is probably too maligned, Shatner wrote some Trek books that made heavy use of it. The actual plot of 4 is pretty mediocre, but it did have some great character moments:

"No I was born in Iowa, I work in space."

"I am looking for Nuclear Wessels!"

"A keyboard. How quaint."

5 is ok, but not one I would pay to see again. You can call it apocryphal if you want, but frankly a lot of the badly thought out stuff (like the great barrier) come straight from episodes of TOS.

7 was another ok one. Not great but not horrible. The whole Nexus thing didn't really work for me.

Never saw 9 or 10.

Posted by Jeff the Baptist at April 24, 2006 09:12 AM

5 is awful, but there's just something great about the line "What does God need with a starship?"

Posted by Paul Smith at April 24, 2006 12:46 PM

Jeff, You know two of those lines that were so funny in TVH don't really work.

1) If scotty wasn't familiar with a keyboard he wouldn't be typing so fast that he'd be leaving smoke behind his keystrokes.

2) Nuclear Wessels did work in 1987. But with the Cold War a thing of the past, it's, well, quaint.

Of course that Yellow Pages scene was priceless.

Posted by soccer dad at April 24, 2006 12:46 PM