Let’s all take a moment to acknowledge that J.J Abrams saved all the cool space franchises. Seriously, he just gave us the Star Wars movie we have been pining for since Empire, and he rebooted the Star Trek series and did something no soul thought possible:
He made Star Trek cool.
Like, really cool. You could know about the past TV show and see the movie and totally still get immersed and sucked into that world. And that is because Abrams knows and loves science fiction. But what happens when you hand the rebooted franchise to someone else, and then insist they made a Guardians of the Galaxy knock-off? Star Trek: Beyond happens. I hate to throw stones before a film comes out, but if this trailer is any indication of the movie we are going to get, holy shit. Someone just took a monster dump all over Star Trek and I DO need to talk about this, right the (bleep) now.