Getting Too Excited For My Own Good
November 16, 2008
So I went to see Quantum of Solace with a handful of friends Friday night, and towards the end of the previews comes this kid zooming along in a red sportscar, which he then bails from just before it flies off a cliff. His name? James. Tiberius. Kirk. There was a nice bit of applause after that–not to mention an Enterprise you probably don’t want to mess with. While I didn’t dislike Quantum of Solace (which was fun, but no Casino Royale), I left more excited than I had been letting myself be about that new Trek film. (Yeah, I’m a nerd.)
But Ross Douthat has now gone and poured a healthy bucket of skepticism on it all. The problem is, if recent history is any indicator, he’s right to be. Not to mention that I also hate time travel. (And the whole Mirror Universe sidetrack that DS9 indulged in.)
However, this proposal for a re-booted series following the original 5-year mission sounds… AWESOME. Which means it’s a damn shame they won’t be doing it.