Posted by: kshayes513 | May 27, 2009

10 Reasons to Love the New Star Trek Movie

My friend John Freeman, who got me started in entertainment writing way back when he was the editor of Titan MagazinesBabylon 5 and Star Trek magazines, is now the editor of new geekdom site Weird & Beard: “Stuff and Guff for Geeks and Bearded Folks.” He recently talked me into doing some more writing for him–without much difficulty, I might add; he’s always been one of my favorite editors!

Here’s a taste of the kind of fun he lets me have: my list of 10 Reasons to Love the New Star Trek Movie.

The new Star Trek crew. Image: Paramount

The new Star Trek crew. Image: Paramount

Not a review, but the list is spoiler heavy so read with caution (though I don’t consider what I’ve posted here to be very spoilerific).

10. The Tribble

Blink and you’ll miss it (I did), sitting in a cage on Scotty’s desk. Its presence is a perfect little signpost that the new timeline still belongs to the universe we know and love.

9. Preposterous Plot Contrivances

They give fans something to nitpick and argue about (and we have to have something to nitpick and argue about!). And what’s classic Trek without preposterous plot contrivances?

8. Nero’s Tattoos

Though Nero’s personality falls short of Khan or Borg Queen level badassery, his tattoos at least make him the most badass-looking Romulan in Trek history.

If you want to see 7 through 1, then click over to  Weird & Beard, where you’ll find the whole list (and ‘ware big spoilers!). You’ll also find a repost of my two-part Le Guin article from last month,  lots of genre and weird news, Geek Heaven, reviews and other tasty bits.

John has a knack for finding news and other odd bits that no one else has collected in one place.  Come join the fun!

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