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Taking a left turn here, I'm actually interested in seeing the new Star Trek movie (although I might have trouble expecting Zachary Quinto/Spock wanting to slice open people's heads with his finger-pointing telekinetic power). In my opinion, Rick Berman and his crew weakened the Star Trek franchise. Sure, there were some a few cool ships and technologies, a few good characters, but largely it was weak or stiff acting with a kumbaya storyline with uninteresting characters. I'm sure I will get lambasted by others to defend elements from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Enterprise and all of the movies but please note, I did say "largely" and one can easily go back and find crappy episodes from the original and some cheesy characters. I do admit, I have a weak spot for the short-lived animated Star Trek series - at least it was very appealing at the time. Having said all of this, I've read and heard that the writing, casting and acting in the new film is excellent and that J. J. Abrams does a good job opening a new opportunity in the "Star Trek universe". Jonathan Last gets it right here - I tend to agree with his premise about the rise and fall of Star Wars and Star Trek franchises.
Are you one, Herbert?