RIP Star Trek

“They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn HERE. This far NO farther. And I will make them pay for what they’ve done.”
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“You broke your little ships.”
Picard, seeking revenge for the pain the Borg inflicted to him and humanity, and Lily, in “Star Trek: First Contact” (the last actual Star Trek movie)

Okay, that’s it. It took me a while to write this posting — a couple of weeks after seeing “Star Trek: Beyond”. But yeah, it’s over. Star Trek isn’t Star Trek anymore. It has become an action flick. It is beyond all depth, beyond all subtext, beyond all the humanity it stood for.

Don’t get me wrong — Star Trek: Beyond can be a fun action flick — if you have never seen Star Trek TOS, TNG or DS9 (all others don’t exist). But it’s not about depth anymore. And yeah, I just rewatched “Star Trek VIII: First Contact”. That was pretty much the last real Star Trek movie. The rest — fun, but like cotton candy.

Computing Forever (has a couple of other great videos) has a good video, pretty much having the same perspective (in more words and with more emotion). Dave nails it:

Personally, I’m just disappointed — but thankfully, I’ve got TOS, TNG, DS9 and VI and VIII to revisit that universe.

So, RIP Star Trek.


P.S.: Actually, Star Trek has turned into Star Wars. Just look at this Rogue One Trailer (Star Wars). If you have seen Star Trek (first movie of the reboot) or the Trailer to Beyond, you recognize the music, but it’s also the tied in action. In a Star Wars universe, the amount of action and lack of thinking makes sense. But it does not fit in Star Trek.