Once again we get to go boldly where no one has gone before…sort of. All of your favorite characters are back for the latest installment of Gene Roddenberry’s rebooted sci-fi series. This time Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Mr. Sulu, and of course Uhura and the gang are back!

For the most part these characters remain true to their older counterparts from the original series with twist that were introduced in Abrams first go released in 2009 which put Spock and Uhura in a relationship and Kirk still being the lascivious Star captain we have all come to know and love. Bones is still the hyper paranoid space doctor ready to go off for no reason but that’s faithful to the “Dammit Jim!” screaming character that has a special place in Trekkies hearts.

There is a subtle nod to the old Mr. Sulu which I won’t spoil it here and it will be left to your opinions as to whether it was appropriate or necessary. The crew once again goes out to a place that difficult to navigate and run into the big bad played by Idris Elba getting stuck in a bad situation and of course have to think and fight their way out.

If this blog seems vague its meant to be as I don’t want to give away too much this soon after release. We are introduced to a new character Jayla who is of unknown species and origin and another strong female character who I hope we get to see more of and learn about later.

The film is well paced, the action is on point and the crew seem to still have the great chemistry between them shown in the previous films. Even if you’re not a Trekkie as I am not (My heart belongs to the dark side) I would encourage you to go see this film. If you’re into space opera, or science fiction in general this is a good way to spend a couple hours.

I may revisit this film more in depth after more folks have had a chance to go see it. If you have seen it I would be interested in your comments.

Rod Van Blake

Rod Van Blake

Former Marine, scifi author, and unashamed adult gamer who loves all things scifi and Fantasy. Living the life in the Virgin Islands #IAN1