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Star Trek Into Darkness named worst Star Trek film by Trekkies

Star Trek Into Darkness

Story by Jack Foley

IT MAY be the most successful film in the entire series at the box office and have won critical acclaim but Star Trek Into Darkness is not liked by die-hard Trekkies.

At this weekend’s annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, the JJ Abrams sequel was voted the worst Star Trek film in the entire series by fans.

News of the vote was reported by blogger Devin Faraci, of Badass Digest, who wrote: “Star Trek Into Darkness was met with boos when it was mentioned, and one guy took the mic to say these reboots shouldn’t even be considered for a list of Star Trek movies.”

The blow was made all the worse by taking a proper look at the poll, which placed 1989’s much-maligned, William Shatner-directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ahead of Into Darknedss in terms of popularity – even though that film was widely credited with almost killing off the franchise.

And sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest, which is not even a Star Trek movie (but an affectionate parody starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Rockwell), even places above it.

Perhaps even more ironically, first place went to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the film that inspired Into Darkness and provided its main villain.

The rankings are as follows (with least popular to most popular)…

13 – Star Trek Into Darkness
12 – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
11 – Star Trek Insurrection
10 – Star Trek Nemesis
9 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
8 – Star Trek Generations
7 – Galaxy Quest
6 – Star Trek
5 – Star Trek: The Search For Spock
4 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
3 – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
2 – Star Trek: First Contact
1 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan