Sci Fi Wire makes a convincing argument, in both authoritarian pie chart form and debatable exposition, as to why Star Trek is cool (again). But what's missing from the chart? Two words: Lens flare.
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Man has long marveled at the bright and shiny. He obsesses over soft metals, like gold, because of their luster. And diamonds, while hardened for industry, are more just as often if not more reserved for rings representing sacred vows.
So hats off to the writers, actors, set designers and special effects team. But JJ Abrams' simple mantra of "aim those four-story mirrors at the camera, dammit!" deserves, at minimum, a bar graph constructed of Borg ships. [Sci Fi Wire via Geekologie]