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“Star Trek: Beyond” Is Just Going To Go Ahead And Ignore “Into Darkness”

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bill-swift - December 16, 2015

When JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek a few years ago many of us fans were happy with the result. Sure, he brought in time travel because of course and there were too many lens flares, but all in all the first Star Trek reboot was OK. Then he did Star Trek Into Darkness. That was just silly. We all knew that Benedict Cumberbatch was Khan, (which is ridiculous to have the Whitest guy on Earth playing a character named Khan), but they kept denying it. The movie was just a rehash of the far superior original Wrath of Khan film. So, what's Justin Lin, director of Star Trek: Beyond to do with things like the ability to beam between planets in different parts of the galaxy and the burgeoning romance between Carol Marcus and Kirk? Just ignore it, like the rest of us did with that shitty movie.

It makes sense. After all, Star Trek producer JJ Abrams is ignoring pretty much everything that happened in the prequels in his new Star Wars movie. No Midi-Cholorians need apply. I think it's smart. Sometimes you just have to jettison bad ideas into the cold blackness of space. The trailer makes the new Star Trek look kind of like a Fast and Furious movie in space...which makes sense because Justin Lin directed some of those movies. I'm dubious, y'all. 

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