• Jake Demers

    Regarding Anton, the US version of the film at least is dedicated to both him and Leonard Nimoy,
    “In Memory of Leonard Nimoy
    For Anton”

    There was also a slight acknowledgement/edit which had the shot land on Chekov as Kirk toasted “to absent friends.”
    I can only hope that Anton/Chekov’s departure can be acknowledged with the same gravity as Ambassador Spock/Nimoy’s was in this film.

  • YellowEternal

    A very well written review, although I don’t agree with all of the points you made. Personally I don’t feel that many of the aspects you identified as weaknesses actually were. For example, you criticise a lack of time spent in space, as this is an important part of Star Trek. But surely exploring alien worlds is equally important, and neither the 2009 movie or Into Darkness contained very much exploration. For me it was great to see the Enterprise Crew on the Surface of a newly discovered world for most of the film.