In 1966 Gene Rodenberry had an idea for a “wagon train to the stars.” In the midst of the ever popular western, Gene wanted to offer up something completely different. The idea that the people of Earth had put aside their differences and now worked towards the betterment of all mankind rather than for personal gain. Okay, so it takes place in the 23rd century and they wear kooky outfits and they can zip around the universe in the blink of an eye. And yes, the Captain talks funny, we can all see the strings and they always kill the guy in the red shirt. Those are just some of the things that made “Star Trek” what it is today. Storylines about morality, racism, oppression and friendship underpinned the whole series. Good characters, diverse characters, working together in a time before Martin Luther King, Jr inspired us all with a dream; Gene Rodenberry had a vision. Continue reading “Boldy going where no reboot has gone before…”
This is a follow up to my last post about ‘Fast & Furious’. All I can say is that when a movie makes this much opening weekend it had a much larger appeal than just to car guys like me. Not only did it destroy some box office records it landed somewhere in the realm of an opening weekend for ‘Spiderman’. If Iwas a betting man, I would bet we see part five with Paul and Vin again.