Star Trek Into Heartlessness

"Like tears... in... rain..."

Warning: This is not a review. This is a rant. And it is full of spoilers.I really hoped J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness would be a little better than the first movie. Finding myself too tired to work last night, I thought I might give it a chance. At least the amiable cast and the special effects would take my mind off my troubles.But alas, no. Now I have more troubles. … [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Sequel is Called…

Star Trek 2009

According to an AV Club report, the second Star Trek movie from J.J. Abrams will be called... … [Read more...]

Star Trek (2009)

Let us consider the most prominent franchises that begin with the word "Star."Star Wars and Star Trek have been famously different in their storytelling and style. Some moviegoers enjoy both of the beloved series, but I grew up hearing heated debates about which was the better sci-fi franchise. I had (still have) friends in both camps.Me? I've always been a Star Wars man. The episodic nature of Star Trek, which meant you could watch the shows in almost any order without much trouble, … [Read more...]

The Dilithium Crystals have Shattered. Mr. Scott is dead.

James Doohan is dead. Long live Scotty. … [Read more...]

He’s Looking for a Good Story: A Conversation with Ralph Winter, Producer of X-Men and Fantastic Four

An abridged edition of my conversation with producer Ralph Winter was originally published at CT Movies.While the bustling activity of the Biola Media Conference went on outside, we took refuge in an unoccupied office for an hour, sat and ate our sack lunches, talked about movies, and then went our separate ways as friends. Ralph's that kind of guy -- you can't help but be impressed at how personable, direct, smart, and generous he is.And now... here's the entire interview. … [Read more...]


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