Screen Junkies » khan http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 J.J. Abrams Regretful About Khan Reveal In ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-regretful-about-khan-reveal-in-star-trek-into-darkness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-regretful-about-khan-reveal-in-star-trek-into-darkness/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:54:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258206 He's sorry. Please take him back, nerds.

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Lens flare apologist J.J. Abrams is cleaning out his closet. In addition to his earlier admission, the Star Trek Into Darkness director is now admitting he maybe kinda sorta might have mishandled the reveal of Khan‘s identity just a little, teeny bit.

If you’ll remember back to the casting stage, Abrams and his team stated many, many times that Benedict Cumberbatch was not playing Khan. Then when the film premiered, it was revealed that he was indeed playing Khan. They even went out of their way to augment promo clips as to not spoil the big reveal that everyone saw coming. Well, Abrams is sorry for his role in this duplicity.

“The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront, ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was. … The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting. I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it.”

Thank you for your words, J.J.. They help the healing begin. Now while we have you, what was up with that magic teleportation box on LOST? Those wounds still ache. (MTV)

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In Honor Of The Neti Pot: The 7 Best Brain-Eating Scenes In Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-the-neti-pot-7-best-brain-eating-scenes-in-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-the-neti-pot-7-best-brain-eating-scenes-in-film/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:18:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240062 Recall the best instances of brain eating in film before the neti pot amoebas devour those memories.

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We always knew it was gross, but now we have a legitimate reason to fear the neti pot. That thing is a killer!

Two neti pot users in Louisiana died after improper handling and maintenance of the sinus-clearing nasal kettle. No, they didn’t drown or stuff them up their butts. Rather, they died in the worst possible way — by falling victim to brain-eating amoeba. AAARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!! Stay away from my grandmother, Neti Pot!!!

What better way to move past this tragedy than by laughing at it? Well, stop putting Louisiana tap water in your brain would be a good start. Other than that, we should take a walk down memory lane to recall the best instances of brain eating in film before the neti pot amoebas devour those memories.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Ricardo Montalban has the coolest stuff. Not only does he have his own midget, but in Star Trek II he uses Ceti eels to overthrow his enemies. The burrowing desert animal crawls into its victim’s ear and wraps around the cerebral cortex, leaving their host very susceptible to outside suggestion. As the eel grows, their host begins to suffer from madness before their eventual death. Is it any coincidence that ‘ceti’ rhymes with ‘neti’? I think not.

Skyline

In Skyline, aliens descend upon Los Angeles in order to feed upon sweet, sweet douchebag brains. The story centers on survivors trapped inside of a high-rise condominium as aliens continuously invade and suck the brains out of their victims — thus providing them with the energy they need to take over the planet. Fun fact: sitting through this movie in its entirety made me feel my brain had also been removed.

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No ‘Khan’ Do for ‘Star Trek 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-khan-do-for-star-trek-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-khan-do-for-star-trek-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Big news for people who cherish their virginity: Star Trek 2 will not feature Khan Noonien Singh (a.k.a. Khan) as the villain. At least that's what everyone else seems to be saying, even though it's all based on an unnamed "source" who emailed Badass News. But if not Khan, who will be the antagonist? "The e-mail read, “It’s definitely a character that will make fans of [The Original Series] excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named.” Those are all fine choices, but I really feel like they should be utilizing the evil whales from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. (Latino Review)

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wrath of kahn

Big news for people who cherish their virginity: Star Trek 2 will not feature Khan Noonien Singh (a.k.a. Khan) as the villain. At least that’s what everyone else seems to be saying, even though it’s all based on an unnamed "source" who emailed Badass News. But if not Khan, who will be the antagonist?

"The e-mail read, “It’s definitely a character that will make fans of [The Original Series] excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named.”

Those are all fine choices, but I really feel like they should be utilizing the evil whales from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. (Latino Review)

 

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