My newest piece for The Loftus Party discusses the two largest science fiction franchises still in business: Star Trek and Star Wars:
The reboot of the Star Trek movie franchise is horrible. Absolutely horrible. The reimagined characters lack the discipline, integrity, and charm of the originals. Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura was brave, beautiful, and competent in a way that made her character realistic. Zoe Saldana’s Uhura is a man in a dress who kicks alien ass and bangs Vulcans. The first reboot film was only watchable because it had Leonard Nimoy in it. The second was an appalling Truther allegory that wasted the potentially frightening character of Khan. And the third, Star Trek Beyond, was incomprehensible, with an antagonist that made no sense in anything he did, a plot that was thinner than truck stop toilet paper, and a series of unfunny joke lines that masqueraded as dialogue.
This piece will make you angry…about the truth. Click to become offended and enlightened all at once.