Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) – Film Review

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Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is Spec-tac-u-lar.

The 3D is far superior to other movies I have seen. At times dodging flying debris in order to keep eyes on the action. And boy is there a great deal of action in this movie. For Trek fans, this is the second film in the Star Trek reboot and, like the Superman reboot, an old plot is recycled, but with some clever twists. And for the sake of the fans, no spoilers here… just some sneak peeks at what to expect…. so go back and watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), by far one of the best Star Trek movies ever (need I remind anyone: the death of Spock?).

And the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy) does make a cameo in Into Darkness as well.

Early on, the film reveals the villain to be that of Khan, a genetic being superior in intellect and strength. After 300 years in hibernation, Khan Noonien Singh has been unfrozen by an Admiral of Star Fleet in order to develop superior weapons and ships in hopes of resisting a possible Klingon invasion (and we do get a look at some Klingon warships in this movie). And that is where the real fun begins.

Into Darkness also reveals the Enterprise in a whole new light. For the first time, I actually felt like being on a real starship, and the visual effects and designs have added much needed material to the science behind the construction of the Enterprise, creating a whole new level of engineering which will be studied for years to come by Trekkers. At one point, Capt. Kirk crawls around the insides of the starship, and is one reason not to miss this movie.

Fans will get an upclose and personal view at what makes the Enterprise run. This movie so begins the onslaught of action blockbusters for the summer 2013 season. So don’t miss it. A must see. For anyone Star Trek fan, and for any who love great action films.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) Trailer

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

 

Vanity of Vanities by CG Fewston

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CG FEWSTON is an American novelist who is a member of AWP, a member of Americans for the Arts, and a professional member and advocate of the PEN American Center, advocating for the freedom of expression around the world.

CG FEWSTON has travelled across continents and visited such places as Mexico, the island of Guam, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Taipei and Beitou in Taiwan, Bali in Indonesia, and Guilin and Shenzhen and Beijing in China. He also enjoys studying and learning French, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.

CG FEWSTON earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors) from Stony Brook University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University, where he had the chance to work with wonderful and talented novelists, such as Richard Adams Carey (author of In the Evil Day, October 2015; and, The Philosopher Fish, 2006) and Jessica Anthony (author of Chopsticks, 2012; and, The Convalescent, 2010) as well as New York Times Best-Selling novelists Matt Bondurant (author of The Night Swimmer, 2012; and, The Wettest County in the World, 2009, made famous in the movie Lawless, 2012) and Wiley Cash (author of A Land More Kind Than Home, 2013; and, This Dark Road to Mercy, 2014).

Among many others, CG FEWSTON’S stories, photographs and essays have appeared in Sediments LiteraryArts Journal, Bohemia, Ginosko Literary Journal, GNU Journal (“Hills Like Giant Elephants”), Tendril Literary MagazinePrachya Review (“The One Who Had It All”), Driftwood Press, The Missing Slate Literary Magazine (“Darwin Mother”), Gravel Literary Journal, Foliate Oak Magazine, The Writer’s DrawerMoonlit Road, Nature Writing, and Travelmag: The Independent Spirit; and for several years he was a contributor to Vietnam’s national premier English newspaper, Tuoi Tre, “The Youth Newspaper.”

You can read more about CG FEWSTON and his writing at

www.cgfewston.me & https://www.facebook.com/cg.fewston/https://hk.linkedin.com/in/cgfewston

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A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN won GOLD for Literary Classics’ 2015 best book in the category under ”Special Interest” for “Gender Specific – Female Audience”…

Finalist in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Romantic Fiction…

Finalist in the 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Novel Writing Contest…

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Praise for A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN:

“Fewston delivers an atmospheric and evocative thriller in which an American government secret agent must navigate fluid allegiances and murky principles in 1970s Tehran… A cerebral, fast-paced thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews 

“A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN is a thrilling adventure which takes place in pre-revolutionary Tehran. Author CG FEWSTON provides a unique glimpse into this important historical city and its rich culture during a pivotal time in its storied past. This book is so much more than a love story. Skillfully paired with a suspenseful tale of espionage, A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN is a riveting study of humanity. Replete with turns & twists and a powerful finish, FEWSTON has intimately woven a tale which creates vivid pictures of the people and places in this extraordinary novel.”

LITERARY CLASSICS

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CG FEWSTON‘s new novel,

A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN, was published on April 2, 2015 —

10 years to the day of the publication

of his first novella, A FATHER’S SON (April 2, 2005)

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“Thus one skilled at giving rise to the extraordinary

is as boundless as Heaven and Earth,

as inexhaustible as the Yellow River and the ocean.

Ending and beginning again,

like the sun and moon. Dying and then being born,

like the four seasons.”

found in Sources of Chinese Tradition, p 5

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