So Star Trek is dead. Everyone has moved on. That being said, let those who deeply love Star Trek for everything it has given us have a little fun with Star Trek Continues. They're not hurting anyone. Unless they violate the Prime Directive. Is it getting hot in here? Report! Compensate. Check the relays and coils and all that shit. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
I watched until 5:50. 2 Most important things:
1) Chris Doohan is spooky (son of James Doohan, reprising his father as "Scotty")
2) Has a holodeck like ST Next Generation, but says "Where no MAN has gone before" in opening credits
Aside from that, it wasn't horrible, in fact they capture the 60's style so well that it's like a really good Vegas tribute act, an Elvis-Karaoke worth paying a compliment to.
That some people today are insistent about the use of gender-agnostic nouns doesn't mean that those using lesser-so nouns in the past were bigots. I highly doubt TOS's use of the word "man" was meant as a slight toward women considering Roddenberry's vision and the fact that it was the first television program showing a white and black person kissing. The entire premise of Star Trek Continues is that it's a continuation of the original series, which used the word "man", so I doubt they intended it to be a slight or exclusionary either. I despise bigotry, but people gotta loosen up a bit. If I say to my kid, "Hey, it's the mailman!" and then realize it's a woman driving I'm not going to start calling them the "mail person" and flog myself for being a misogynist. Language is fluid and its primary purpose is to get the point across. I wonder how many people when they heard the "where no man has gone before" bit thought, "Those sexist bastards! They specifically chose to use the word 'man' instead of 'one' because they're sexist pigs!" I mean, really? I hope someday people will realize that bigotry and choice of words are two very different things and that it's the intent and meaning of language that should cause offense, not an individual word in a sentence.
Then they are no better than those that hacked into their systems, and should be prosecuted like any criminal hacker Those that have helped them in this, should be prosecuted as accessories. Or, if what SONY is doing is acceptable, Than it was okay for those that hacked SONY to do what they did.
The law applies to all, big and small.
Keep telling yourself that as you scratch off the days, months and years on the walls of your prison cell while imagining the guffawing of Sony suits snorting cocaine off prostitutes' asses like Doogie Howser and rolling around in piles of money like Scrooge McDuck. Sony does what it likes, and if anyone disagrees they get beaten with socks filled with 100 dollar bill stacks until they shut up. Don't believe the fairy tale of equal justice under law.
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