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.
So I just saw Into Darkness, and as we were leaving, I said, “I kind of felt like Michael Bay got a hold of it; too many explosions, not enough boring secular humanism” (which, let’s be honest, I’m into). Now I know why.
Looking at the Best Fiction YALSA nominations 2013
…is like going to an all white party and seeing the one minority way in the back…
(Submission from Anon. thanks! and sad day!)
Good news, though, anybody can nominate a title. So go do it.
“But I remember so much, the way her hands dismantled bread,
the thing her father said that hurt her, what
she dreamed. There are moments when the body is as numinous
as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings,
saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry.”
It’s National Poetry Month, y’all, and this
is my favorite poem. Go read it, and then have a glass of wine and read it again, and it’s a new poem. Repeat ad nauseam, although maybe leave out the glass of wine from time to time.