Kristan Hoffman - Writing Dreams Into Reality

Sun May 26 2013

These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise

A few nights ago, I went to see Star Trek Into Darkness. As I tweeted the other night:

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My thoughts can be further articulated by this well-written, thoughtful review at Wired. (Warning: There are MAJOR SPOILERS for both new and old Trek films!) While I agree with almost everything in that review, good and bad, I want to be clear: Overall I really enjoyed the movie, despite its imperfections.

Also, in talking with Andy about it on the drive home, I found myself remembering the many ways in which Star Trek touched my childhood.

It’s amazing to me how one man’s stories grew into such a vast empire, and how those stories have impacted so many lives and minds, including mine. Amazing, humbling, and inspiring. This is what good writing can do.

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  1. Jon says:
    Sun May 26 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Of all the shows I ever got into, Star Trek was not one of them, I am actually embarrassed to say. That written, I did see the first J.J. Abrams reboot and I was pretty impressed, so I may check this one out too. First I want to watch the original Wrath of Khan, though.

  2. Anthony Lee Collins says:
    Mon May 27 2013 at 6:42 AM

    One of the great things about fiction is that it can go on ahead of where we are now, like an advance scout, shining a torch and showing us where we may be going (for better or worse).

    This is (in a very modest way) what I try to do with my writing.

    And it’s not only science fiction that can do that. I’m reading a fantasy novel that does this also, as I talked about in this blog post (point #3):

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