is that you hobby lobby
Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?
The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo
OKAY, so you know I care about reboot and all, despite its problems, because that shit got me into Star Trek in the first place. But you wanna know its major problem? It’s not good science fiction. It’s an action movie in space. GOOD science fiction is the original fucking series, right here.
They took a social issue that was HIGHLY TABOO and made a show about it because you can get away with that kind of thing by putting it on another planet and just having the Enterprise point the bullshit out. It’s 2014 and this argument is sadly still relevant. And do you know why it’s still relevant? Because the average person isn’t well-educated in social issues. They’re well-educated in summer blockbusters. We need more science fiction that broadens the mind and just doesn’t pit good vs. evil. Star Wars is where you go for great action adventure, good vs. evil. Star Trek was wholly separate because it was concerned with the human condition and the state of the future.
In short, I will roundhouse kick anyone in the face that calls the original series a silly 60s camp show with no entertainment value. It made me contemplate my very existence and it did so on the budget of a bologna sandwich.
This is one of the reasons I just couldn’t with Into Darkness. With the first movie I was so hopped up on the novelty of it being new that I could overlook how depoliticized it was. Enter ID and the whole mess concerning Khan, the treatment of Uhura and Carol Marcus, and I was fucking done.
Every time I go back and watch eps from TOS (I have the entire series but am still working through it) or TNG (because reruns) I get really disgusted. No, TOS wasn’t perfect and no, ID isn’t horrible. But when juxtaposed together it is so striking how different they are (and how the latter is subpar).