i run nedxnancy.tumblr.com for my daily fix of nancy/ned action. i love: nancy drew, law & order criminal intent, the fall, dark city, mad men, arrested development, archer, community, justified, lois & clark, star trek, perry mason, jane eyre, eddie izzard, terry pratchett, addams family, apple, bertha cool & donald lam, MST3K, interpol, my morning jacket, st vincent, playmobil, diana gabaldon's cracktastic outlander series, raymond chandler, cillian murphy, wodehouse; alias, chuck, carnivale, pushing daisies, the adventures of pete & pete, tomorrow people (new series), veronica mars, legend of the seeker/the sword of truth, lost, x-files.
oh shit, i just found the outline for the completely cracktastic Nancy Drew in Star Trek ‘verse fic I had started laying out
it’s so damn cracktastic
Really awesome thing: The Firebirds is now available in print and for Kindle on Amazon, and as soon as it’s finished enrolling in MatchBook, if you buy a print copy, you can get the Kindle version at a reduced rate.
Less awesome thing: the hideous sweaters they dressed poor Wil Wheaton in for season 1 of Star Trek: Next Generation.
JJ Abrams gave the world a new Star Trek, and not just a new Star Trek but also a new set of actors playing Kirk, Spock and the rest of the iconic original crew. Gone was the techonbable, morality tales about what makes us human and canon. In its place we got ACTION, cheesy nostalgic one liners and a wafer thin plot, in other words, a movie for the modern casual audience.
Star Trek had fallen into the trap of only pleasing its core group of Star Trek fans, even though that audience was huge, Paramount wanted to bring in the casual audience movie-goer who doesn’t want to see a film with a heavy plot, references to science and belonging to a franchise that is considered very nerdy. So Abrams, being a life long fan of Star Wars, Star Warsified Star Trek and engaged the casual audience like no other Star Trek film had done before. It made $350 million at the box office and critics loved it. But stuck in the whirlwind of hype that surrounded J.J Abrams’ Star Trek was a core set of old school Star Trek fans who objected to the liberties Abrams took with the universe they had invested so much time, love and money into for most of their lives. They didn’t like the dumbing down, the odd looking Enterprise, nonsensical science and the rubbish plot. It is easy to ignore them and say that they are just butthurt Star Trek nerds who would never be happy unless they saw William Shatner put on the Starfleet uniform again and take his place in the captain’s chair, but that is a lazy and dismissive response to some very valid points. There are a lot of flaws with Star Trek and the biggest being that the franchise has been pushed into a more generic action fare and gone (possibly forever) is all the things that made Star Trek unique.
Star Trek was more than just catchphrases, warp spreed and firing phasers, it was character driven story telling that had a human heart and no matter how fantastical the setting, you could always relate it to something much more closer to home
whatculture.com, 15 Blunders That Ruined J.J Abrams’ Star Trek And Destroyed The Franchise