You know what I like most about "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"?
It's got a plot and a villain unlike any other in the entire film series, and it does something genuinely different with the setting than I think any "Trek" fan would have expected at that point in the franchise. It also more than redeems the series after the horrific "Star Trek V."
You know what Toshi liked most about "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"?
All the goddamn Klingons.
He's decided that Klingons are about the coolest thing ever invented. He loves it when Klingons are horrible, too. The meaner and nastier they are, the more Toshi cheers. He spent two days talking like Christopher Lloyd after he saw "Star Trek III," and so far, he's told me that I'm wrong when I say the Klingons are the "bad guys."
"No, dad. No. They're not bad guys. They're crazy."
Which is somehow a pass. I'm cool with that. I love the way he processes things right now. All the way up to the time they start kindergarten, kids exist in a sort of fog of fantasy and unreality and role-playing and magic. And Toshi's life is, I think, a little extra wierd for growing up in my house.
More on that at the end of this piece...
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