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Dammit, Jim! I’m a Klepto, not a Doctor!

Posted by Rankyn Phyle on 5th October 2016

Something has been bothering me about Star Trek Beyond since the first time I saw it: Why was Bones nosing around in Chekov’s locker and stealing his booze?

I mean, I get the significance of the scene and its ties to Classic Trek™ but why was he taking things from the dude’s locker?

As far as I know, the scene was shot before the actor died and even if it wasn’t, Chekov is definitely alive at this point in the film.
If there was a scene that was cut that would have explained it, it should have been just as easy to remove the specific mention of where the booze came from for the rest of the scene during editing.

So what’s the deal?
Is Bones a kleptomaniac or does Starfleet have regular locker checks?

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Posted by Rankyn Phyle on 15th September 2015

Now that I’ve seen Pixels, I can confirm that the movie is crap.
However, it’s not any crappier than most other crappy movies so it’s not like it’s the cinematic equivalent of the antichrist or anything.
It’s just another stupid Adam Sandler movie and if you don’t go into those expecting to be disappointed, you’re just kidding yourself.

Now to be fair, there were a few chuckle-worthy moments, mostly around Peter Dinklage’s character.
Unfortunately there weren’t enough of them to be strung together to make a movie from them.

I have only 2 non-Sandler related complaints about the movie:
1) If it was meant to be an homage to 80’s videogames, it failed miserably. I feel like the premise could have been done so much better.
2) Futurama did the premise so much better in a 5 minute segment 13 years ago.

Oh, and the 16-bit version of the entire movie that runs during the end credits tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the story without forcing you to sit through the movie.
Unfortunately, it’s like milk at the back of the grocery store and you’ve gotta slog through everything else just to get to the thing you want.

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