‘Star Trek’ Fans Vote ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ the Worst ‘Trek’ Movie of All-Time
Last week, countless 'Star Trek' aficionados from all over the world descended on Las Vegas for the massive Star Trek Las Vegas convention. Although much of the event focused on good-natured geekery, there was some pretty serious fanboy work to be done. Namely, one panel set out to rank all of the 'Star Trek' movies, forever ending any and all debate on the matter (not really). Most of the final order isn't too surprising, but the assembled fans made one thing very clear: they really, really hate 'Star Trek Into Darkness.'
The debate/panel was moderated by ScreenCrush's own Jordan Hoffman, one of the biggest 'Star Trek' fans on the planet, and it was his job to help the room full of die-hard Trekkies come to sensible conclusions without too many fistfights breaking out. It was a given that 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' would take the number one spot and most of the others aren't too surprising. Here's how it all worked out in the end:
- 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'
- 'Star Trek: First Contact'
- 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'
- 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'
- 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock'
- 'Star Trek'
- 'Galaxy Quest'
- 'Star Trek: Generations'
- 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'
- 'Star Trek: Nemesis'
- 'Star Trek: Insurrection'
- 'Star Trek: The Final Frontier'
- 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
The only thing more shocking than the dead-last placement of the latest film is the inclusion of 'Galaxy Quest,' which isn't even a 'Star Trek' movie (but, is arguably better than most of the films on the list). Although we certainly agree that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is one of the weaker films in the franchise, it's not necessarily surrounded by great company. After all, most of the best 'Trek' has always been on TV and most of the movies have been middling to terrible.
Our ranking of the 'Star Trek' films from a few months back tells a very different story, with JJ Abrams' sequel to his reboot coming in at fifth place. While we can't begrudge serious 'Trek' fans for having issues with Abrams' sloppy and very un-'Trek' movie, there is no way it's worse than most of the 'Next Generation' cast movies, which are generally incompetent.
At least we can all agree that 'Star Trek II' is undeniably the best of the bunch ... but you can't argue with facts.