Over at Alex on Film I’ve added notes on a few of the Star Trek films. I grew up on the TV show and, for better or worse, it’s always going to be a big part of my mental make-up. That said, the movie franchise has been disappointing, starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). This was followed up by Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which is the only one of these movies I can re-watch with any enjoyment. More recently the franchise has “re-set” with a couple of movies by J. J. Abrams: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). Despite being well cast, these are just generic twenty-first century effects movies, and didn’t interest me at all.