The views expressed here are solely those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect those of the crew of the USS Tiburon, the 888th MSG, Starfleet, KAG or any affiliations with anyone or anything other than the author. (Aaand I’m pretty sure they don’t.)
From the Hole normally scheduled for this week is pre-empted so we may bring you a special “Star Trek Into Darkness” edition.
A nice dark hole is always a good place to watch a movie. Slowly but surely the majority of the crew of the USS Tiburon and the 888th MSG Tigersharks (Starfleet Marine Corps) have been making the journeys to their favorite movie holes to see the latest in the JJ Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Having watched all the trailers, read posts and seen reviews from a large number of other folks, some Trekkers but most not, I didn’t really know what to expect when I finally made it to the theater to see it for the first (and most likely only) time.
As I suspected when I saw “The Hobbit” the extended trailer that was offered with that movie actually is the lead in for this one. This isn’t much of a spoiler especially if you didn’t pay the extra money for the extra pre-footage. If you’ve kept up with all the hype you already know what the Klingons look like and yes, they do make what you could call, a guest appearance. Without giving a huge amount away I will say that JJ Abrams took characters and events from both a TOS episode AND a TOS movie and twisted them. He also loaded in a couple of magic bullets and anyone that watches the film can see what’s coming as soon as Kirk takes custody of the villain.