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Exactly the Same, But Different

Michael Burstein reviews the new Star Trek movie:

The obvious question: is the new re-envisioning of the old characters worth the wiping out of decades of established continuity?

The answer is an unqualified yes. By letting the audience know that the franchise is starting over, the filmmakers have managed to create a film that is both appealing to diehard fans and accessible to people coming to Star Trek for the first time.