The voice-over by William Shatner, which began the Star Trek TV series throughout the mid-1960s, isn't just a voice-over: it was the battle cry of a nation, of the American people, as laid out in the 1958 study by the White House on the American endeavor to explore outer space: The first of these factors is the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. Most of the surface of the earth has now been explored and men now turn on the exploration of outer space as their next objective.Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
And we did.
This... is... going... to be... awesome.
On the other hand, The Great Gatsby will probably be a re-affirmation of what some hate about America:
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Continuing with old hero resurrections,...
complete plot has been revealed (you can read it here) leading me to be 80% positive that it will be anti-socialist. There are some details in the trailer which support this: Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) wears a New York Yankees baseball cap, plays with a basketball and we see him in a football stadium talking about the last Super Bowl. This is Jack's natural tendency towards competition, a dominant feature of capitalism and free markets, which films like The Hunger Games abhor as blood-thirsty murder (literally). Regardless of which way the film goes, I think it will be well-done and worth watching, and present a number of important themes (the destruction of New York and radiation, drones and what they should be used to destroy, self-sacrifice and who the real aliens are causing the destruction of the United States of America) we will see repeated throughout the films in the next several years. I will be seeing it Friday afternoon and Tweeting my initial response about it!
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