Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Robin Ess, Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon
Podcast length: 57:22
This week, we’re very pleased to by joined by Robin Ess, Sci-FI fan and creator of fandomnista.wordpress.com.
This is a fresh take on a classic Sci-Fi series. The casting is outstanding, the visual effects are top notch. This is a fun Sci-Fi ride which the whole family can enjoy.
We got the sense that the new Star Trek abandoned some of the elements that made it such a fan favorite. Robin observed there was a lack of ethnic diversity and a very glaring lack of female representation in the movie. Where the original series broke down these stereotypes, it’s odd that a updated version of the story seemed to actually go backwards in this regard. We noticed the storyline came across more as a standard action movie, lacking the moral and societal questions that were present in the earlier series.
Star Trek makes for a fun action adventure. If you’ve never seen any of the previous Star Trek movies to TV series, this might wet your appetite to go dig into the older series. Be aware that Star Trek 2009 misses some of the more interesting exploration of alien culture, moral and ethical questions about behavior in futuristic societies.
In a mad bid for revenge, the Captain of a Romulan mining ship travels back in time to destroy the Federation, planet by planet. After Vulcan is destroyed, it falls to Acting Captain James Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise (with some help from an old friend) to stop him before he can destroy Earth.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Screenplay: Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Chris Pin – Kirk
Zachary Quinto – Spock
Leonard Nimoy – Spock Prime
Eric Bana – Nero
Bruce Greenwood – Pike
Karl Urban – Leonard McCoy
Zoe Saldana – Uhura
Simon Pegg – Scotty
John Cho – Sulu
Anton Yelchin – Chekov
Ben Cross – Sarek
Winona Ryder – Amanda Grayson
Chris Hemsworth – George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison – Winona Kirk
Sci Fi Movie Podcast Star Trek 2009