Movies, Nerdery

A Not-at-All-Brief Reminder that the Star Trek Reboot Was Pretty Good

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World’s Greatest Movie Reviewer Mr. Plinkett has taken a break from reviewing the Star Wars prequels to take a 67-minute look at the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Shockingly, he pretty much likes it. Not shockingly, the review is brilliant, genuinely insightful about modern moviemaking, and darkly funny. It also actually makes me want to watch Star Trek again, so I’m going to count that as a score for both Trek and Plinkett. Even if you hate the movie, if you’re a Trek nerd, it’s worth watching as he discusses Trek in general and the previous movies in particular. Please note that there are only two videos for this review; the 27-minute one above, and the 40-minute part II after the jump. Even if you can’t watch it now, save it for your lunch break — it’s totally worth the time. (Via Techland)


About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.