I can’t believe I was able to finish this in time…
"My father was in charge of land and forest management for the government of our area. Many men in similar positions grew quite rich, because it was an easy position to abuse. But my father never accepted any bribes. He lived a very simple life and wore the same three suits until the day he died. I still keep those suits to remember him."
(Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam)
One of the things I hate is that if you aren’t bipolar, OCD, autistic, ect, it’s considered perfectly acceptable to be all “ha ha I look autistic” “feeling a little bipolar today”, but if you actually do have a mental disorder, then god forbid you talk about it, you attention-seeking over-dramatizing romanticizing monster.
this is the realest thing I’ve ever read
Except Galaxy Quest is theBEST Trek film.
AGREED. GQ ftw.
Hundrething this one. GQ was so far the bestest of the best. And Into Darkness- no, thank you.
Can I ask why the new Star Trek films are not up-to-snuff with trekkies? All I know is that they don’t like them, but I don’t know exactly why. What is so bad about them?
Also GQ is the best, agreed.
In short- compared to original ones they are shallow action flicks directed and produced by a man who in reality wanted to do a Star Wars film. Jokes land flat and characters are in majority only stereotyped shadows of original crew. Original Star Trek was amazingly forward in terms of human rights, feminism and general idea of good future with good people. There were first black people on TV portrayed as people not things, competent women, I don’t know, just watch it. There is really heavy commenting on the state of humanity disguised cleverly as cheesy sci-fi show. And you know what’s the best part- you don’t have to get that to just enjoy the series- you can just watch Kirk cowboying his way through galaxies and that’s more than fine.
While new films are everything that the Hollywood nowadays is- shallow,whitewashing, often sexist flick, stripped of all the premise of original series.
Don’t get me wrong- I enjoyed new films, but let’s be honest- those are not Star Trek films. Those are cool -who can produce bigger explosion- in space movies. Shiny. Lens-flary. OMG-CHRIS-PINE-SAVIOUR-OF-MY-VAGINAY.* Not really Star-Treky.
Because you see, Galaxy Quest is a parody of ST TOS. A parody that point all of the ridiculousness of TOS. And is still more in spirit of ST than new films.
*to borrow the tag from Lala, becuase it’s so spot on it hurts.