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Why don't they use the Force? And what happened to Luke Slywalker and Dath Vader?

Ah well, I can't care enough to follow the link. They lost me at the teddy bears on that wood planet, anyway.
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So.... It's come out now that for purely PC reasons, they had to make the villain of the film, Khan Noonien Singh, a white guy. (Played by Benedict Cumberbatch.)
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Through a comment on Trekmovie.com, co-producer and co-screenwriter Bob Orci addressed the issue of Khan Noonien Singh's casting saying, "Basically, as we went through the casting process and we began honing in on the themes of the movie, it became uncomfortable for me to support demonizing anyone of color, particularly any one of Middle Eastern descent or anyone evoking that. One of the points of the movie is that we must be careful about the villain within US, not some other race."
Hey geniuses - did it ever occur to you that rehashing a already well covered and dead-file villain from the original series and second movie, then hand wringing and teeth gnashing about the character being of Middle Eastern decent, might indicate you need to like - I don't know, come up with something original? Or at least, choose a better villain like maybe, Fleet Captain Garth of Izar? He always was a white guy!

THESE are the "creative geniuses" the fanboys fawn over?

The original Khan wasn't of "Middle Eastern" decent anyway, he was FAR Eastern, from India, to start with!
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Also they've politicized Star Trek - comparing the Klingons to the oh-so oppressed Iraqi people that mean old Boooosh "made war on for no reason."
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Entertainment Weekly saw parallels between the new Khan and figures such as Osama Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, as both men were allied with the US before turning on them. Simon Pegg commented "Iraq had nothing proven to do with 9/11, and yet Bush used that as an excuse to start a war with those people. You can always see the Klingons as like Iraq and John Harrison the proxy for Osama bin Laden."
What... PLANET is THIS guy from? The Klingons are NOT "like Iraq" at all! Boooosh didn't "start a war" with the Iraqi people, he didn't START a war at all! Where do these idiots GET this crap?

Also again, they got tripped up in their PC religion due to their lack of creativity in creating a NEW villain:

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Lindelof further acknowledged the terrorism parallels in an interview with StarTrek.com, as Khan's 72 torpedoes reminded them of the notion of 72 virgins in paradise. Lindelof responded "Of course it is a coincidence, because that is a number taken from canon. It was pointed out to us at the scripting phase – the 72 virgins – and that actually gave us pause, because we didn't want people drawing that comparison... but there it is."
It makes me sick, they're more worried about offending Muslims than they were actually making a worthwhile movie. Or even really INVESTIGATING canon! Khan had 84 of his followers with him on the Botany Bay sleeper ship! NOT 72!

For fuck's sake.

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