2 Absent Friends

I watched Star Trek Beyond last week, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. It’s just a great adventure film, punctuated by a particularly moving birthday party for Kirk at the end. I’m sure many other people have discussed how Kirk’s words “To absent friends” mirror his statement in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. It’s touching to see Kirk reminisce about the father he lost the day he was born. And it’s even more poignant when you consider that Star Trek Beyond is dedicated to the memory of the two members of the old and new Star Trek casts (Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin) who lost their lives between the last film’s release and this one’s.

I know the filmmakers didn’t intend to be quite so literal in their choice of words, but I can’t help hearing Kirk’s statement as, “Two absent friends.” I’ll probably always hear it that way as I rewatch the film in the coming years. That’s all I want to share about the sad loss of these two fine actors. May they live long and prosper in the undiscovered country beyond the veil.

May the old and young actors who played Mr. Spock and Chekov live long and prosper beyond the veil

About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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2 Responses to 2 Absent Friends

  1. Perfectly worded.

    And I just wanted to let you know how much I’m still enjoying your posts, Robert. Thanks for still finding the time to write them.


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