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Friday Nerd Blogging: Into Darkness

August 23, 2013

Sure, the movie came out months back, but this Honest Trailers does a nice job of capturing why Star Trek Into Darkness was meh.  JJ Abrams does not apparently get it that the even numbered movies are supposed to be better.

Spoilers boldly go below:



This video is perhaps inconsistent in pointing out the retrograde gender dynamics in the movie, but gets its point across.

 

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Steve Saideman is Professor and the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and elsewhere on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.