In the movie Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams boldly goes where no other movie has gone before… well sort of. Without going too heavily into spoilers, the film does borrow from other Star Trek lore, but does so in an interesting and fresh way. Just like the first film Star Trek, released in 2009, Into Darkness feels very accessible to casual moviegoers, but still has exactly what hardcore Trekkies and longtime fans of the series want to see. Abrams does a great job of balancing this very well; rewarding fans with what they wish to see yet still allowing newcomers to follow along with the plot without alienating them too much. The film is full of action packed scenes that make it entertaining throughout, including amazing space battles and awesome shoot outs, never leaving a dull moment.
In attending Phoenix Comicon I was surprised on how many attendee’s there were at the Downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The Numbers were so high on Saturday, that at one point the fire Marshall deemed the convention center was at full capacity. Though regardless of the capacity, every day at day at the convention registration was fast and easy, and I have to say, attendees who were buying their pass at the door, go their pass faster than those who bought their passes online. Soon after leaving the registration area, I proceeded to the exhibit hall, and it was HUGE! Filled with hundreds of vendors selling all sorts of Items with some sweet deals, ‘though everybody knows that Sunday is always the best time to buy buy buy’, I could not resist! Also, there were lots of panels, I got to attend a few myself, but the most popular ones were the Babylon 5 reunion, Star Trek Continues and Michael Rooker‘s panel. Furthermore, the convention was a great successes, this year’s convention had more panels, exhibitors, actors, artists, and attendees then any Phoenix Comic Con to date. Here’s what I saw at this year’s convention ENJOY!!