He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
This is why I have a problem with the new Trek movies. They’re just random sci-fi action movies with characters who happen to have the same names as the characters on Star Trek. When the first (re-boot) movie came out, I think we were all happy just ‘cause it didn’t suck (which was, unfortunately, what Trek fans had come to expect). But now with some time to reflect, I just hate the direction this is going. This is like the movie equivalent of the Met’s “punk couture” exhibition—gets the surface right, but the sentiment is off by miles.