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Reviewer: kes7 Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 02:09 Title: Prologue

Wow, that was quite the opening!  I'm hooked.  Great job.



Author's Response: Thanks kes! I thought I'd start off with a bang! :)

Reviewer: Miranda Fave Signed [Report This]
Date: 18 May 2014 20:34 Title: Prologue

Wow. What the heck has brought this about? There's something very off or something very bad has happened to justify Kirk's actions here. What I love is the fact it kinda pays homage to TUC with the assassination scene, only this time it isn't Kirk stopping it or taking the 'bullet'. This time he's the one with the finger on the trigger. Fascinating.


I'm very intrigued as to where you are going to go with this and how your take will differ to the movie. The movie had many merits. It was entertaining and it had lots of spectacle and damn it Trek should have all of that. However, the personal motivations of characters and why they do what they do is perhaps most important of all. Leaving us hankering as to why Kirk is doing what he is doing is an immediate step up ahead of simple revenge. I mean, one of the most famous scenes from TWoK is Kirk's roar of KHANNN! KHANNN! echoing, echoing. Yet this was Kirk actually hiding the truth and playing with Khan as he had an escape route all worked out with Spock. Ahem. Back on track, can't wait to see where you go with this.



Author's Response: Wow, I didn't even think about TUC. But yeah, definitely. From now on I'm claiming this as a direct homage... :) I agree, Into Darkness worked as an entertaining scifi spectacle. Every single non-Trek fan I have talked to about it loved the movie, which is a great thing. My main gripe was actually more with how the lead-up to the film was handled. Orci and co promised that Harrison was Harrison, and not playing a different character. Even when it became clear he was Khan, I realised there was a way that they could have had their cake and eaten it too and given the Khan character even more depth. I also have a hard time getting my head round Kirk going from the Academy to the center chair in a couple of months. Those are the main things I wanted to address. As with anything, though, the story has progressed beyond that as I have written it. Thanks for your indepth comment man!

Reviewer: CeJay Signed [Report This]
Date: 17 May 2014 19:38 Title: Prologue

Well, that's certainly opening up things with a bang.

I enjoyed Star Trek: Into Darkness for what it was, an action-packed space adventure movie based on Star Trek. This is clearly something more and no less intriguing. I'm assuming we'll learn in the next chapters what has led Kirk to this point of having to resort to assassination to keep the 'bad guy' from becoming the most powerful person in the Federation. Sounds like one hell of story in the making.

Author's Response: I'm the same CeJay - when people ask me my opinion of the film I tell them it is a great fun sci-fi movie, just not necessarily a great fun Star Trek movie. I thought the idea of using Khan was really interesting and the premise that he would show up this way as a direct reaction to the destruction of Vulcan was a good one. I just don't think it held up in the execution the way I personally would have enjoyed to see it happen.

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