Here’s a bit I wrote for the Boston Globe this week:
I’ve seen the trailer for J.J. Abrams’s upcoming “Star Trek” prequel about 30 times. I’ve picked through the high-definition video, checking the battle scenes against the starship-size reference charts in my office, and confirming that the license plate on the Kirk family car is from Iowa.
Sadly, I have seen no mention that Finnegan, Kirk’s tormentor at Star Fleet Academy, will be in the new movie. The original series’ famed tribbles, those cooing guinea pigs that love grain and hate Klingons, are rumored to be in the new “Star Trek” picture, however.