And then we have The Prisoner meets Deadwood.
Photoshopped and Scribbled Responses to Emanations from the Vast Wasteland
Voyager makes the womb-like qualities of The Ship more explicit, right down to the vulva between the two nacelles (pervs!). I don’t mean to reduce the complexity of the Trek verse to the representations of comfort-as-science/reason/community, etc., but these are important themes that should not be overlooked by anyone intending to “reimagine” this world.
And this is where the worry comes in. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are writing and producing the next film; their plan is to “go for the broad audience to bring people into Trek for the first time,” with more action and a bigger budget than any previous Trek film. These guys’ major claim to fame is the third Mission Impossible installment with Tom Cruise. Oh, joy. Shall we expect an expression of hypermasculinity characterized by endless motion and grimacing theatrics? These writers claim to have an interest in the technobabble of Trek; I wonder if gadgetry and weaponry will be the only strong link between the current Trek and its reimagining. I am afraid that the claim to be “100 percent true to the fanbase” and the plan for a big-budget action film are completely at odds. Action--at the frenzied pace we see in MI--will almost always exist in film at the expense of ideas. And that makes me uncomfortable.