Friday, January 07, 2011

FRONTIERache

Remember two summers ago when, in the lead-up to the release of the JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, I completed the mammoth of task of re-viewing and reviewing all the Star Trek feature films?  Remember the shellacking I gave Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the William Shatner-directed entry that, until 2002, held  the distinction of being the least-successful flick in the whole movie catalogue?  Well, I caught some of the movie on cable recently, and had to admit to myself once again that despite the shellacking, the fact remains that -- either as a result of it being my very first Trek theatrical experience or simply because of its very few good points -- I still have something of a soft spot for the Shat-fest, and can't quite bring myself to write it off entirely. Clearly, the folks at Topless Robot were being bedeviled by this very same, very pressing issue (nerds of a feather, and all that), and they've helpfully enumerated for us the reasons why you shouldn't loathe Trek V -- and the reasons why you absolutely should.  Good stuff.

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