…every show evolves over time and not every character relationship ends the way it begins, but let’s not beat around the bush; in the 1960s, black women and white men definitely did not have relationships on television, regardless of whether or not the white man was in fact a green-blooded alien. With that in mind, the route of the new film seems to have an entirely different purpose: to show us the ways we have changed for the better as a society. Which is just the way creator Gene Roddenberry would have wanted it.
Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek) on the cover of Ebony, January 1967
I like the idea that Star Trek Into Darkness might create some real bonding moments between parents and their kids. But it might be a bit off-putting to find out that your mom is as hot for Spock as you are.
Deal with it, younguns. We saw him first. There’s enough Spock love to go around.
Do you think they do this on purpose?!
DID ANYONE ELSE SEE THIS???????
I want to see this in 2016, please. With ears on.
Very cool Bad Robot art at Gallery 1988.
I wouldn’t mind having this at all.
I’d love this.
Besides making an adorable atomic stop-motion movie, the IBM lab also created some Star Trek themed pictures, using atoms.
Tiniest Vulcan salute ever!
While I am really looking forward to the new action-packed Star Trek movie (two weeks and counting!), I sometimes find myself wishing we could have our ‘old’ Spock back.
What do I mean by ‘old’ Spock? I mean, the rational, perpetually curious scientist Spock, who has a tricorder or other scientific instrument in his hands more often than a phaser or other weapon. I miss that guy who can do complex physics and other nerd-wizard things in his head, who can fend off McCoy’s barbs with a raised eyebrow or an equally wicked riposte of his own. I miss the time when his flares of violence were rare, and utterly necessary.
I hate seeing this character, whom I’ve loved since I was a kid, and who has informed who I have become as an adult, turned into a punching bag, being goaded into extremes of emotion, and having his real foundation ripped from under him. Yeah, scientific exploration is cinematically boring, and no one wants to see him cranking an eyebrow while looking at a viewscreen and intoning ‘Fascinating’. Apparently, that shit is for old people.
Sadly, action and violence is what gets all the precious boys into the theater. I will admit it’s interesting to see him in this raw, rough state, emotionally and situationally. And it’s about time that we got a glimpse of him as a love-addled nerd-boy. We all go through that stage. But I sincerely hope that the next movie will show us a Spock who is more reflective of the core of the character, conflicted, yes, but also more in charge of who he truly is, and what he joined Starfleet to do, including messing around with ‘big scary lasers’ with Scotty and Chekhov.
Young and Older…
Got the memo, did they? Fifty years late, but heck, people get busy. …Oh, and it’s UhurA. Maybe Forbes should stick to financial.
WTF is FORBES doing wading on on this? Oh, it’s a preview of that new game. Pretty amusing article, actually.
Poor Spock- this is the ultimate cultural rejection for him. I’ve been working on a story kernel about Spock, T’Pring, and Stonn that posits a darker purpose in the whole ceremony.
Bahahaha! I love this comic!
German Star Trek SciFi Commercial
What I love about this is that the hands look a lot like Leonard’s, which are gorgeous.