WARS! TREKS! STARS! SPOILERS!
I’m doing a minor Dr Donley (Comment, issue 208) but less impressive – only a four issue catch-up, so my comments are a bit behind. Firstly, when did “Star Trek or
Star Wars?” become a choice? I don’t understand the question. Data and Obi-wan have lived together happily on my daughter’s bookshelf for many years. Secondly, we did the “spoiler” thing a few years ago and as I said at the time in my letter, it’s not a thing at all and I’m willing to take it to this extreme: I enjoyed The Sixth Sense, so when I saw the DVD in the cheap bin at a store I thought “Oh yeah, I enjoyed that” and bought it. But, despite having watched most of the DVDS in the cupboard more times than is healthy, and loving Bruce, The Sixth Sense DVD remains covered in plastic. Can a truly good film be ruined by knowing anything or even everything about it? Given it is impossible to watch the same film from both positions, it can only ever be an opinion and mine is based on the evidence of the plastic on the DVD, and that despite having watched T2 many times, my heart still races every time Sarah runs away from one terminator into the arms of another and, spoiler alert, she doesn’t die! She hasn’t every time I’ve watched it!
ANN STUHT, HOBART, TAS
So waidaminnit – You haven’t watched The Sixth Sense again because you know the ending, but watch T2 even though you know the ending? We get it! But, also, don’t get it. Still: Data and Obi-wan are cute together.