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Red Letter Media Review of Into Darkness

fireproof78

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Report this Jun. 04 2013, 11:40 pm

Quote: darmokattanagra @ Jun. 04 2013, 12:21 pm

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>I suggest watching or rewatching Enterprise while you're at it. The show had plenty of cultural commentary. For example, the issues of terrorism and "becoming the enemy" were explored in the Xindi arc. And as "Plinkett" pointed out in the clip bunkey posted, the issue of xenophobia was explored (also with Peter Weller) in the Terra Prime arc.

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I don't think its xenophobia in the same way that "Terra Prime" explored. Fantastic episode, but not the same idea.


Similiarly, terrorism was explored in DS9 and TNG, but ENT still explored it, and I think it still warrants exploration given the current culture. Even new BSG explored it so I don't think the fact that ID explored it diminishs it as a film.


I prefer to think of Admiral Marcus' reaction as "victory at any cost" following with Section 31 shown in DS9. To me, that mentality, along with "if you're not with me you're against me" is very relevant as Marcus tries to save the Federation even as he violates its rules.


Now that I have seen the film, i will check out RLM's review.

fireproof78

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Report this Jun. 04 2013, 11:48 pm

Eh, the review was ok. I'll agree to the TWOK references (and mimicking) and found that disappointing.


Beyond that, similarities in Star Trek will never suprise me, so critiquing a movie for trying too much to look like Star Trek is kind of odd to me


Its not like TWOK hasn't had others attempt to mimic it in some way, shape or form.

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