Daily Archives: 12/06/2011

This just in – Alan Moore not a fan of Frank Miller’s politics.

...knows the score.

Stunning scenes – Alan Moore doesn’t really like Frank Miller’s work and suspects that his personal politics are a bit, well, suspect.

In other news, Ken Loach probably really doesn’t care for Michael Bay’s oeuvre.

More seriously, is anybody really surprised by this?  Miller’s message ends at “Might is Right”, noir tropes and lone big men with bigger guns clearing up the streets as violently as possible – it’s not as though he has much in common with the Midlands’ most pre-eminent warlock and weird-beard genius.

Sweet hat, crap politics.

I have yet to forgive Miller for his singularly crass and incoherent take on “The Spirit” and I suspect few reading this will have much time for him either.  He is the personification of the old curmudgeon standing on his lawn and yelling at kids to go away and should probably be taken as such – a relatively harmless and irrelevant old duffer whose schtick is tired and increasingly laughable.

As much as I read The Guardian daily, when it comes to nerd pop culture stuff like this, they’re never slow to find the most obvious angle and pursue it ad nauseam.

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“Star Trek 2” loses Del Toro

Looking forward to seeing Benicio Del Toro play Khan in “Star Trek 2”?  

Nope, not Khan. Not even a little bit.

Yeah…that’s not going to be happening, it turns out.  Bummer.

Were he not otherwise engaged with playing the heavy in the new Bond movie “Skyfall”, I would suggest that Javier Bardem might make a fun substitute, but  it seems that director J.J. Abrams will have to look elsewhere for a new “Star Trek” antagonist.

Rumour insists that Khan is the big bad in this instalment of the sci-fi series – a belief partially supported by the consistent denial of said character’s place in the story by anybody connected with the film.  If you deny anything enough, of course, the internet hive mind tends to believe that such vociferous refusals are tantamount to confirmation.

I’m not sure that we need to reintroduce such staples of classic “Trek” into this rebooted incarnation of Gene Roddenberry’s universe – isn’t part of the point of this version that it isn’t beholden to the past.  You can’t ignore it entirely but wouldn’t it be better to use it as a jumping-off point and to invent new mythology?

Just saying.

 

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