I finally saw Star Trek: Into Darkness. I know. I’m a little late to the party. Story of my social life. Ha!
Disclaimer: I don’t like to watch movies where the same character is played by a different character. It’s just so hard to relate to them as the character you’ve grown to love, but look so different. That might be why I have a hard time embracing Doctor Who. Perhaps after I make it through several more regenerations, I’ll be able to accept it. Ha!
And I loved the original Star Trek series. Grew up watching them and the movie. So, I was apprehensive about Into the Darkness.
The Characters. Although, by the end of the show I could almost see a resemblance…if I tilted my head just right and squinted. But when Checov spoke, it sounded just like the real Checov!
I do have to say…I got a little excited to see Doctor Who star, Noel Clark AND Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch. BUT it was a little weird for Cumberbatch to be Khan, who in Wrath of Khan, was a blonde.
But the best part of the movie? Leonard Nimoy’s cameo. I might have teared up a bit. I mean, it was a little bittersweet when I finally convinced my hubby to watch Star Trek IV last month and seeing Nimoy in action for the first time since his passing. But this was different. It was his last performance, I think. So to see him in Into Darkness? *sob*
That said, why’d they have to recreate TWO iconic Star Trek scenes? Sure it was foreshadowing…but…it felt like it cheapened it a bit. Maybe? I’ll have to rewatch the other movies and see.
And what was that relationship between Spock and Uhura? I do not remember anything about that from the original series or movies, but then it’s been a looong time since I’ve watched them. Something I hope to remedy soon! And you know what??? My son is BEGGING to watch Star Trek IV. (Humpback whales, space…it’s his latest obsession.) So we introduced him to Trouble with Tribbles. 😀
So have you seen the movie? What did you think? Are you Star Trek fan or more of a Star Wars fan?
Have a great rest of the week!