Heresy of the Week – Spock should have been captain of the Enterprise

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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

“One of the biggest criticisms of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films has been how desperate it has seemed to get back to the “normal” of The Original Series, rather than taking the opportunity to innovate. And on that note: Spock should have been the Enterprise’s new captain.

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Star Trek Into Darkness – A Review [SPOILERS]

star trek into darkness

WARNING: this review contains spoilers. I don’t usually write spoilery reviews, and indeed I thought long and hard about how to make this spoiler-free. But in the end I decided that the vague semi-references which would result from the necessary critical acrobatics just weren’t worth it.

So if you haven’t seen the film, and have thus far remained unspoilt and virginal, then don’t read any further than this.

Or do. Whatever; I don’t really care. But you have been warned.

Read on…