Did the latest Star Wars movie let you down? Have you come to a place where you can’t tolerate Disney toying with your nostalgia any longer? Well, I’ve got good news for you! There’s another space epic that you can check out: Star Trek! WAIT! Before you go, listen. I get it. Watching Star Trek almost feels like a traitorous act to your beloved space opera, but it’s time to let go. It’s time to embrace something new--something that can’t hurt you. It’s time to boldly go where no Star Wars fan has gone before...and let these quick reviews help you find a good starting point on your journey of becoming...dare I say it...a Trekkie.
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE--Don’t start with this one, unless you like background noise while you sleep.
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KAHN--Not as boring as the first, this movie does manage to have some tense moments, but the most tense I felt during my time watching it was when I was 50 points away from earning 3-stars on Candy Crush.
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK--Ok, time to face facts. This series isn’t anywhere near as exciting as Star Wars, but I do like the aesthetic of these movies. They have their own visual flair, and they really did try to make these as dramatic and grandiose as they could.
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME--This one was really good! The plot was incredibly stupid, but that’s kind of what made this more entertaining. It has more levity, a lot more humor, and I actually really like these characters now. Or maybe I’ve begun transforming into a Trekkie...
STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER--Apparently, Trekkie’s hate this one. I didn’t. I thought it had some very funny moments and high-stakes excitement. It certainly kept my attention from start to finish. Also, that opening scene was absolutely brilliant. I want an entire movie to be based on that scene alone.
STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY--This is by far the best of the bunch. I liked pretty much everything about it--the writing, the cinematography, the pacing, the characters, etc. This was a great movie to end the original series on. It was certainly better than Star Wars’s latest finale.
Overall, not half bad--literally! It’s nice to see what Trekkie’s have nostalgia for, and at times, it has some pretty cool moments. I may watch some more of these movies one day. Until then, live long and prosper during these crazy times.