The new Star Trek movie is arriving this Thursday in theatres across the nation, and is drawing raves from the critics. Not everyone is so pleased, however. Hardcore fans decry the details of the new movie that are inconsistent with the known "history" of the Star Trek universe, as gleaned from the "Canon" of the original television show and movies. Some of these inconsistencies are explained with a time travel plot line. But some aspects of the new movie still ring false! Here are some of them.
Kirk, Checkov and Sulu are all the same age. This was also a problem in the previous Star Trek movies, when these three characters, all different ages in the original series, were all really old.
The Enterprise is build in Iowa, not San Francisco, as the “canon” states. Sorry, California. Ban gay marriage and you lose the future.
Lieutenant Uhura has been further sexed up, and has become a love interest, making her character an even more insignificant role than on the TV series.
The character of Scottie, played by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) drinks less than the original Scottie, and favors heroin. Whenever Kirk implores him to kick, he curls into a fetal position and moans “I canna do it cap’n.”
The Horta is no longer a blobbish rock creature that communicates through cryptic messages carved in rocks with acid, but is instead a wisecracking anthropomorphic Muppet, with a vaguely ethnic vibe, and the catchphrase, “You want I should BURN this MOFO?”
The bridge has handrails (less Kabuki style flailing about whenever a photon torpedo hits) and looks like a Mac. Also, Dr. McCoy sports an i-Pod and is a big fan of “late Twentieth Century classical music.” There has been much controversy surrounding the extended twelve minute Busby Berkely style music number featuring McCoy singing a remix of the Men Without Hats song “Safety Dance.”
The characters R2D2 and C3PO do not appear in this film, a first for the series.
The robots are now biologically engineered hot chicks.
The Enterprise discovers the planet Krypton, undestroyed, even though history tells how Superman was shot away in a rocket as the sole survivor of that supposedly doomed planet. When asked about the story of Superman's origins, one of the super-beings of Krypton just laughs and says “That’s how we do abortions on this planet.”
The aged Spock played by Leonard Nimoy, is led back in time by Dr. Who, played by Tom Baker, even though his version of the Doctor died like, six doctors ago.
Rocks on various planets actually look like rocks and not some cheap lumps of Styrofoam as we know they will look in the future.
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