While J.J. Abrams did a superb job in reinvigorating the Star Trek franchise with his two films, newcomer Justin Lin is simply the better filmmaker for the job. This is, after all, the director who brought back the Fast & Furious franchise from the dead after killing it, making it the biggest, most excitingly creative and diverse franchise in modern existence. If anybody knows how to keep an ensemble franchise fresh, interesting, relevant and fun, it’s him.
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.
A HUGE ASS F*CKING HUG TO ALL OF STAR TREK. IT'S OKAY TO BE UPSET.
Seriously. Don’t suffer alone. Don’t log off and ignore. Don’t sit in your room and cry by yourself. Don’t hold your breath. Don’t hold back. Don’t think that you shouldn’t be upset because you didn’t know him personally. Don’t be ashamed to call him Chekov instead of Anton. Don’t feel like you need to be strong.
Cry. Scream. Yell. Get on tumblr or Twitter or Facebook and talk to someone, anyone, everyone. Misery loves company and I don’t want to be alone so come talk to me. It’s terrible and sad and you are among friends. So be sad and be angry and maybe, if you’re into it, send up a prayer. It’s okay.
You’re okay. Take a breath. It doesn’t feel like it now (because right now it fucking sucks) but everything will be okay.