This really isn’t that difficult to grasp.
1) Benedict Cumberbatch gave a phenomenal performance as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness.
2) The casting of a white man as Khan Noonien Singh in 2013 is HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC.
3) Both of these things can be true at the same time.
4) No, really; they can.
Someone told me at work today that old Trekkies couldn’t say a word about the new movies, because it’s a completely new universe.
Um. No. Wrong.
- The new movies are a timeline divergence, NOT an alternate universe. Which means that things should not be randomly changing that wouldn’t have been affected by the diverging event.
- ‘Old’ Trekkie or not, if I find things in the plot of the movies that make no bloody sense, I have every right to take issue with them. Same thing applies when I feel the writing is not up to par.
It has nothing to do with being a fan of the original, or the fact that it’s ‘different’ from the original, and everything to do with how logic got thrown out the window in several regards.
PS. Please don’t take this the wrong way. This is not meant to be anti-new Trek, only anti-“you can’t bitch because you’re just comparing it to the original.”
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