Thursday, May 23, 2013

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

The filmmakers of Star Trek Into Darkness played coy with us (and in a few cases outright lied to us). They said the villain (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, of Sherlock [1] fame) would be "Harry Mudd, or Trelane, or Gary Mitchell, or the Talosians or the Horta."[2] Later as trailers, screenings, and interviews began we were given the name for Cumberbatch's character: John Harrison…which wasn't any of the three we were originally told. Then things really started getting fishy. One of the new characters was revealed to be Dr. Carol Marcus. And there was a trailer with some highly evocative scenes reminscent of a previous Star Trek movie.[3] If you haven't already figured it out, I reveal the identity of the villain below. Proceed at your own risk.

My verdict:


[1] Reviews of seasons 1 and 2 are forthcoming.

[2] See

[3] See

[4] Compare my review of Star Trek (here, scroll down).

Image attributions:

The Red Spot of Jupiter is by Voyager 1 (NASA) and exists in the public domain. It is available at Red Spot From Voyager 1.jpg.

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