How I feel about Bryan Singer.
A Whovian’s Theory
So here’s what was going on at the end of ‘The Name Of The Doctor’, for the confused.
There are several things we’ve known since Doctor Who made its triumphant return in 2005. We know that the Ninth Doctor is…
Checking the #StarTrek tags, I can’t help but be baffled by the people who think its so far-removed from any other Trek. I definitely have a much larger post to write because I feel Into Darkness deserves the defense. I love everything these last two installments bring to the table.
If you haven’t yet seen it, please do it. It’s overwhelming and fantastic and bold.
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
This just… hurts.
This reminds me of all the executives being hired to run YouTube networks who probably couldn’t name more than one YouTube channel.
Now, fucking go back and watch the OTHER EIGHT MINUTES of that interview.
“WHEN I WAS A KID, I did not like Star Trek.”
“NOW Star Trek is my favorite show.”
He clearly states that once he started working on it and approached it as an adult, he understood why people loved it and came to appreciate it.
Did anyone else notice how “the guillotines” (some Asian fight movie) is using the very same font as the iconic, trademarked Transformers logo? Talk about lazy marketing…
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.