Star Trek Sequel: Topical!

Hey, Star Trek made a lot of money! How could it not, with cinematic alchemist J.J. Abrams at the helm? So, naturally, we’re talking sequel. But some comments from the power behind the throne have me a little worried – cf writer Roberto Orici’s recent comments:

We’re trying to keep it as up-to-date and as reflective of what’s going on today as possible. So that’s one thing, to make it reflect the things that we are all dealing with today

Uh-oh. I don’t want to see McCoy debate the merits of nationalized health care as Kirk fistfights G’Len Bek, fiercest warrior of an alien race known as the T’Baggers. “Very special episodes” always suck. Read more from the LA Times here.

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