Unlike other websites, our Top Ten lists are created from the empirical data of our global rankings.
It seems admittedly odd to have a Top Ten list from a series with only twelve movies, but with Star Trek Into Darkness currently in theaters, we thought this would be a good time to see how the Flickchart community has ranked the Star Trek series to date.
The year was 2009. After 17 years of consecutive production, there had been no Star Trek actively airing on television for four years, no feature film in theaters since Star Trek Nemesis died a painful box office death in 2002. One of the most dominant science fiction franchises in pop culture history was on life support.
Then J.J. Abrams unleashed his sequel/prequel/reboot, Star Trek, and everything changed. The film quickly became the highest-grossing in the history of the franchise, and was almost universally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. It is the second highest-ranked film of 2009 on Flickchart. And now, four long years later, it’s finally time for a second helping.
The creators of the new Star Trek films have said they look to Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight as the right way to make a sequel, and it is apparent that they have really taken this attitude to heart. For their sequel, they are banking on heavy action, a diabolical and memorable villain, and have even thrown the “Dark” right into the title.
Such is the hype behind this sequel that it was voted the Most Anticipated Film of 2013 at our 2nd Annual Flickcharter’s Choice Awards. It’s already playing overseas, but North American audiences get their first look at special IMAX screenings tonight, with the film in wide release tomorrow.
It’s finally time for a Star Trek Into Darkness.
Star Trek Into Darkness is just around the corner, but for anyone who wants a little more Spock (or two) in their life, check out this great video featuring a reunion between the two Spock actors, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy, after their work together in Star Trek.
This commercial for Audi features Nimoy trouncing Quinto at a game of virtual 3D chess, but when the two decide to get together for a round of golf, Quinto’s spiffy Audi S7 trounces Nimoy’s Mercedes. This video is full of great Trek moments, and nods to Nimoy’s work in general. Watch it below.
Quinto will beam back into theaters as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness May 17.
Since it was announced that Star Trek and Super 8 director J.J. Abrams would be taking the reigns on Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, speculation has abounded on the Internet about the forthcoming continuation of the saga. Now, Abrams himself has confirmed one key piece of the puzzle: Composer John Williams will return to write the score for Episode VII.
Many had speculated that Abrams’ longtime composer, Michael Giacchino, would be given the opportunity to pen a Star Wars score, but when asked yesterday at a press conference in Berlin, Abrams confirmed that Williams would write the score “because apparently he was there long before I was.” (Sounds like Disney was not giving J.J. an option on this one.)
Giacchino has scored all of Abrams’ four feature films so far, and several of his television projects. He was already given the chance to rework an iconic science fiction score with Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film and its forthcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. One wonders what he might have come up with had he been given the opportunity to play in a galaxy far, far away. Still, at the same time, there’s something comforting about knowing Williams will continue to provide the soundscapes for the saga.
via Cinema Blend
The summer of 1990 was undoubtedly a long one if you were fortunate enough to be a Star Trek fan at the time. That was the summer of “The Best of Both Worlds”, the first-ever (and, arguably, best) cliffhanger for the franchise, still considered to rank right alongside the “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of Dallas as one of the greatest television cliffhangers of all time. Yesterday, Trekkies had the opportunity to witness this most beloved of episodes in all its glory on the big screen, though it wound up being a mixed experience.