Star Trek is not lost

Zoe Saldana in J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek

While never a huge fan, I’ve always enjoyed just about any Star Trek movie or TV episode, apart from the last two TV series really. J.J. Abrams really has done a marvellous job with this one. I guess the only way to go really at this point for Star Trek, back to the roots. Why did it take so long to figure out how to get another Star Trek movie successfully on the big screen. If you know old Star Trek, you want to see the original characters. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter because it’s not a sequel. Everyone else has pretty much already done it, now it’s Star Trek’s turn. Bring back Uhura in her mini skirt, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty and McCoy, and all will be fine again. Full of gripping moments, a couple of fresh ideas and surprises, and the usual funny moments and other homages… Great cast, great everything really. And great having Leonard Nimoy in it as well. Although William Shatner could have been quite a funny addition too. To me it seemed the cast was full of fresh new talent, but I must now confess that I haven’t watched Lost, which might be a disadvantage of some sort in judging whose face is fresh and whose is not. But overall, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana as Nyuota Uhura (in her not-really-that-short mini skirt, honestly) and Anton Yelchin did the most memorable roles in this one for me. Simon Pegg was a nice surprise too, not quite what I expected, but close enough.

And once again it’s time for USS Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before…