Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nice article on the Wrath of Khan

From the Guardian's My Favourite Film series (which has been most enjoyable).

I particularly like this paragraph, which speaks to me about my life:

If Star Wars is spiritually akin to Top Gun – Tom Cruise in jackass aviators blasting around in fighter jets – then Star Trek, here in its most dashing manifestation, is The Hunt for Red October: submarines, tactics, cantankerousness. It's a fundamentally naval representation of life in space, with all that entails: formality and cryptography and bold decisions taken from a seated position. It's about defeating intellects more than evil – about saving things, not destroying them – and the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few, or the one.

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