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June 1, 2016

Star Trek: Into Darkness

I grew up with Star Trek, so I know my way around a bit. I can tell you that my favorite captain is Jean-Luc Picard and that I’d rather die than have to sit through Deep Space Nine.

That being said, I’m not so well versed in Star Trek that I took issue with J. J. Abrams’s revisions of Trek history.

The movie is an exciting watch from the very beginning, when Kirk and McCoy are running for their lives from aliens, trying to give Spock time to jump into an active volcano to neutralize it, thereby saving the entire planet.

There are jokes and knowing glances between the beloved captain and his first officer.

And then it gets darker. (I guess Into Darkness is a little on the nose.) Enter John Harrison, a placid killer who manages to blow up one of the Star Fleet’s secret bases right in the middle of London.

Before we proceed, note that there is a major spoiler below! If you don’t want to know what happens, skip to the end for a list of great sci-fi and space stories.

Of course, John Harrison is an enemy of our own making. Woken by the head of Star Fleet, he is actually 1960s-era Kirk’s greatest enemy (say it with me now) “KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!”

The story weaves in and out of twists and fights, and honestly I don’t think I stopped gasping until the very end.

If you’re riding that sci-fi high and don’t know where to turn to next, check out some of these great titles available from Book Clubs right now!

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