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My Thoughts on the Star Trek Into Darkness Movie

Gigantic space ships are expanded enormously through a similarly huge theater screen. But other than amazing graphics, there’s so much more which Star Trek Into Darkness offers.


Star Trek Into Darknes


But before that, here’s an old poem I wrote years ago inspired by the Star Trek Enterprise:

Song of the Enterprise


What is life but an endless space of nothing

Where man despairs to mold himself a shape?
"Who am I?" he asks the sun which answers
not his questions but also querries back:
"Why does man seek for life in the lifeless?"

Man replies; upon his nature based is not

to wish upon a star to blow him up
but freely falls a spear down to wound him

and bounces back searching the unsearchable

till he thirsts and falts upon discovery
of a planet within him
unchartered,
unknown;
he now has his own and that world to find.

So man, from dust was formed, journeys on

till darkness blinds his dream of light
and dust awaits his homely return.

From this collection of poems – Part III: Listen to Whispers of Hope

Adventure

For one, it still follows the same old adventure-filled formula which the well loved Star Trek TV series uses. But you won’t find the old characters in this movie except for a cameo appearance of the original Mr. Spock and Christopher Pike’s demise to give way for a new captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, James Kirk. The latter led the team towards explorations but ended up interfering with the fate of an entire planet by hindering a volcano’s eruption and allowing the natives to see the Enterprise flee. This was because Kirk wanted to save Spock’s life despite the latter's protestations.

Spock

Speaking of Spock, if you grew up watching the T.V. series, you will be surprised by how he had finally learned to express emotion and cried over the death of Kirk, the new captain and went after Khan, this movie’s nemesis. Khan is one of the 72, 300 years old, genetically engineered humans with super abilities encapsulated in cryogenic tubes and made to sleep in an induced coma. Khan was awakened supposedly to aid the Earth against the Klingons in Kronos in case they attack. The movie suggests a potential sequel with this alien civilization retaliating against Earth after some of their soldiers were killed. Despite the possible suggested sequel, there were no extra scenes after the credits were rolled.

Bending the Rules

Bending the rules isn’t anything new as the old series had all too many episodes with leaders violating Starfleet’s rules to save a crew member or an alien planet. Even the original Spock had given out information which may even alter the destiny of the new crew, hence, breaking the rules.

The new Spock not only learned to feel in this film, he had also realized that some rules are broken to save a friend’s life. Even one’s life itself is offered in exchange for many, the way Kirk did when he hurried and aligned the ship’s energy source without gear and died of prolonged radiation exposure. Lucky for him at least, Khan’s super blood transfused to him saved his life, the way it did for a necrotic host (experiment) and the child of a London member of Starfleet (whom Khan used to infiltrate the Starfleet base).

Graphics

But it’s still the graphics which left me in awe. The Enterprise, despite being an explorer type of spaceship is still amazing. You’ll also meet a combat ready Starfleet ship that’s faster and bigger whom the Starfleet admiral commanded. He has a very beautiful and sexy daughter too. :)

Aside from the ships, the same alien (err… make up and costume) species from other planets are also present as well as unchartered territories in space. Enter tree-like height for wheat grass in floral red color tended by natives in powder white skin covered by yellow clothing.

Action

Aside from the graphics and the adventure, you’d find the action particularly from Khan irresistible. This isn’t the best of the best Star Trek movie there is but it sure deserves your ticket in the movie houses.

More Information

For the movie’s complete plot, cast/characters, and other information, you may visit the Star Trek Into the Darkness official website.
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