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Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin says franchise is to boldly go where no man has gone before

June 4th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


Director of the upcoming Star Trek 3 Leonard Nimoy Justin Lin has news!

Apparently, the franchise that spent the last two films making Trek fan fiction for Star Wars fans is to boldly split infinitives once again. In a recent interview with Deadline, the man credited with masterminding half of the Fast & Furious franchise said:

“They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity. Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate.”

So, in a moment off Ronseal film-making, Star Trek will boldly go where no man has gone before. This despite Simon Pegg claiming that the script was “too Star Treck-y” for the suits at Paramount and needed major rewriting. The hiring of Lin has been questioned, leading to fears that the line at Paramount is to make Trek more mass-market (read: dumb).

I’m sorry, but too Star Treck-y? It’s bleedin’ Star Trek, what do you want? The last two films benefitted from good casting, excellent performances and some snappy dialogue; they suffered from tons of hand-held camera work, lens flare that could kill epileptics with ease, terrible set and effects design and storylines that were truly, truly atrocious. Trek was always at its best when it put drama ahead of spectacle. Star Trek was like a remake of The Motion Picture by George Lucas, while Into Darkness has a special place in cinematic hell for its truly woeful ripping off of Wrath of Khan while removing every last aspect of what made Wrath of Khan great. I swear to Thor, someone’s getting a kicking if the Borg are in the next one…

Maybe Lin mentioning that he grew up on Trek should be reassuring. It’s not. Paramount just seem to want lots of shooting and stuff going boom to rope in the brain-dead proles who they think constitute cinema audiences.

Meanwhile, Justin Lin is boldly going. Seriously, did we really need to be told this? In other news, Pope still Catholic and bear still craps in woods.

Source: Nerd Bastards 

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...