New Star Trek

What’s your take on the new Trek? I liked it for the most part. Once you get over the few contrived bits necessary for the plot, it is a fun adventure.

The soundtrack bugged me though. It tried so hard to not sound like a Star Trek movie and yet had the similar instrumentation to typical Star Trek (and other space Sci-Fi) productions. The end result was a let down. If you look at the new Battlestar Galactica, they completely went a different route and it works.

HS mentioned elsewhere that there was too much “Lost” influence. Maybe he’ll elaborate. I’m not sure I saw it other than the destiny hints.

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2 Responses to “New Star Trek”

  1. The soundtrack didn’t bug me. (I don’t really remember it…)

    The friggin’ lens flare effect was annoying as hell. Did they lose lens-coating technology in the 23rd century?

  2. #2 by huskysooner

    A few thoughts:

    I too found the lens flare annoying. I remember reading that it was added via CGI.

    The soundtrack was a throwaway.

    I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but my “Lost” complaints were more just general vibes (FWIW, I watched the first season and a half of Lost religiously, but the show since then has degraded into absolute silliness). Suffice it to say, I don’t appreciate what the ST writers did to the continuity of the ST canon.

    Threadjack… Maybe I got spoiled by watching all 4 seasons of Battlestar Gallactica in a 2 1/2 month period, which to me overall was an absolute masterpiece. Except for the special effects, IMO it is better in all respects to recent (nearly all?) ST efforts. In comparison, the reimagined BSG has better characters, great music, better understanding of human nature and enterprises (none of this “We abolished poverty and money in the 22nd century BS”), and a complicated theology. I’m definitely in the minority, I’m sure, just as with my dislike for the loathsome “The Princess Bride.”

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