Yep, there’s always a but, isn’t there? Here’s the thing, J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek, which had a huge opening this weekend, was energetic, featured a fantastic cast, had great special effects (CGI); over all was well done for a blockbuster. BUT…and I say this with much love and giddiness for J.J. Abrams, the guy needs to chill on that whole time travel thing (that’s all I’m going to say b/c I don’t want to give too much away for those of you who haven’t seen it yet). OMG, enough. We get it, you are obsessed with time travel. Who the hell isn’t?? However, for someone as talented as you, yes, I am directly speaking to Mr. Abrams now because that’s how seriously annoyed I am, you should be able to tap into other sci-fi subjects, and then find ways to meld them to morph into other innovative plotlines and concepts.
I mean, c’mon, you were the one that said, “let’s have black smoke and polar bears on the tropical deserted island.” And we lapped it up.
You also said “let’s have a show with a conspiracy theory that pertains to a future paranormal war.” And we’ve been eating it up like it’s the greatest steak dinner ever.
So, I think you’ve explored that time travel thing enough, it’s time to get on another tangent, and boldly go where no one has gone before. (Oh, and be sure to cast Chris Pine (the new James T. Kirk), he is dreamy and swell and out-cools Shia LaBeouf’s ass any day.)