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Trek Tuesday: Name the Film

I know I said last time that I’d be doing more Trek Tuesday entries in 2015, that didn’t happen. Life has been even more crazy. But, I think, life has been calming down, so I’m going to get back to it! And there is a lot to talk about.

The big news that was released about a month ago is that the new movie is going to be called Star Trek Beyond. I instantly liked it. Sure, it is probably a meaningless title (like Into Darkness was), but it sounds cool and, as strange as this might seem, sounds very Star Trek.

beyondIt also sounds, in an odd way, optimistic. One of the things Star Trek is known for is displaying an optimistic view of the future where people get along and petty differences are put aside for the greater good, and many of the films do deal with these themes. However, many of the subtitles for the films have been the opposite of optimistic. Into Darkness, Wrath of Khan, Insurrection, Nemesis – they are all kind of dark or dark-sounding. And just modern blockbuster films today in genera tend to have darker-sounding titles (which is one of the reasons I didn’t care for the Into Darkness title). It has been a movie title cliché (along with the words of “rise” and “revenge”). Star Trek Beyond is just so refreshing to hear as the title for summer movie.

It also sounds unique and is catchy – which is great marketing.

I really like it, and I am excited about this film. I have high hopes for it. Just little over a year away!


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