Back when I was in junior high school, NBC aired Star Trek for the first time. I was a huge science fiction fan, but most of what passed for television science fiction was junk like Land of the Giants and Lost in Space. The only things worth seeing up to that point had been Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
Imagine my shock when I watched the first episode of Star Trek and saw a thoughtful show that was well acted and not filled with too many cheesy monsters and even cheesier villains. I was hooked.
I still am, and am pleased to say that Star Trek Into Darkness lives up to its hype and pedigree. Once again, director J.J. Abrams has created an appealing, well-acted, and very exciting new edition to the Star Trek lexicon.
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