Star trek into Darkness, a great movie

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This movie is made for the dreamers, and
everyone should dream the impossibilities and live in fantasies for a few
minutes a day. That is the only world we own, where no one can say no to us,
mess with, affect it, influence or laugh at us. It is a very private world, and
it is our own. This is also a rare movie where the cast is universal. This is the kind of world we need to create.

By the end of 2020, there will
not be a major city, where you will not find people of different
faiths, cultures, ethnicities, races, nationalities and social
backgrounds working, eating, playing, marrying, and doing things
need to prepare ourselves for such eventualities to prevent possible
conflicts, and lay a good foundation for nurturing goodwill and
effective functioning of the societies. Exclusive communities will
become a thing of the past. If you live amidst others, you must also
respect the otherness of others, as you expect them to do the same for
we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God
given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts
fade and solutions emerge.

One of the greatest things about the best
of the movies is that they evoke a range of emotions, we get in touch with every
possible emotion within the time frame of the movie, it is good to awaken those
sentiments and keep them alive.

Star Trek is the final frontier of our fantasies
equipped with the future technology. However, the emotions are same that
existed in the movies made in the early 1900’s, mid-century or now. Indeed, the
emotions have not changed since the Stone Age, rooting for the good guys,
seeing the bad guys get beat, and justice prevailing at the end. The
expressions have changed, but not the emotions.

When Captain Kirk decides to descend on the planet Kronos to take out the bad
guys, he dives into it with gut instinct against all the rational advice. Don’t
we all do that in our daily lives? That emotion is branded on to us for
thousands of years.

I was not a Trekkie, but have become one
now, indeed when Mr. Spock utters a dialogue like – I am communicating in your
vernacular to convey the idea,   I am
communicating multiple views to give you the range of expressions….I understood
the eager laughs of the trekkies in the cinema, and I joined them this time
bursting with laughter and admiration for the dialogues.

 Life is also about day dreaming the impossibilities. It is going
into a world that does not exist, imagining bad guys paying for their bad
deeds, winning things against odds, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and
goodness winning at the end. It is a good feeling that we all long to have.
Indeed, it is a part of the life that remains in the domain of fantasy in our
daily lives with a deep desire to see justice at the end.

Yasmeen, the grand Kids and I went to see
the movie. The violence, shooting and the noise distracts her, and Star Trek
was not for her, but the kids liked it. The 2nd time round, I
enjoyed the movie even better – and I hope to go with Mina, Jeff and Fern –
hopefully before she delivers the baby.
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, peace, Islam, Israel, India, interfaith, and cohesion at work place. He is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at He believes in Standing up for others and has done that throughout his life as an activist. Mike has a presence on national and local TV, Radio and Print Media. He is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News; fortnightly at Huffington post; and several other periodicals across the world. His personal site indexes his work through many links.            

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