I grew up with the original series when it was SO revolutionary – utterly different to anything that had ever come along before.
TNG was wonderfully thoughtful, and suited my taste at a more mature age.
After that, well, I watched but not with the same adoration or excitement.
The older films were hit or miss, but once they started this new cycle, with the same set of characters, but from an alternate time line, I was thoroughly hooked, and ‘BEYOND’, was no disappointment.
Great action, terrific writing with a subplot that mirrored one from TOS films, and also underscored the main plot thread masterfully, and that essential ingredient in a film that has so much destruction – a healthy dose of humour.
Please forgive the paraphrasing, as I can’t remember the exact words, but to give you some idea…
Spock: “Lieutenant Uhura wears a necklace of a rare Vulcan mineral which emits a distinctive radiation signature.”
Bones: “You gave your girlfriend radioactive jewellery?”
Spock: “The radiation is of a harmless nature, however it will allow us to accurately determine her position.”
Bones: “So you gave her a tracking device.”
Lol! Stranding those two together with Spock injured and reliant on Bones was an inspired move.
The special effects are dazzling, and the story wraps up neatly, ready for the next chapter.
Already looking forward to it.