In preparation for Star Trek Beyond screening at Hebden Bridge Picture House tomorrow, Jen and I are re-watching the two previous films in the relaunched franchise. And great fun they are too. In amongst episodes of The West Wing, we also recently re-watched the original Star Wars trilogy.
The problem is, Jen keeps getting Star Trek and Star Wars mixed up in her head. “Is this the one with Benedict Cumberbatch as a baddie?” she asked at the start of The Empire Strikes Back. “Have they just gone to warp speed?” she enquired, as the Millennium Falcon finally shot off at light speed. And so on.
To be honest, I'm not entirely convinced Jen is really getting the two franchises mixed-up. I more than half-suspect she's trying to play Jedi mind-melds on me.
A bit like when they melded Alien and Predator into one movie, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Trek and Wars meet each other in some ridiculously Hollywood way. I prefer my sci-fi more scientifically accurate, rather than the Saturday morning pictures standard they use now.
Darth Vader vs Batman.
It's only a matter of time.