J.J. Abrams’ second ‘Star Trek’ provides near-perfect entertainment

J.J. Abrams did what many thought nearly impossible in 2009 when he quite successfully (and surprisingly literally) rebooted the “Star Trek” franchise, which arguably hadn’t seen a quality entry since the 1996 “Next Generation” movie, “First Contact.” It was a tough proposition, but Abrams pulled it off. The “Trek” franchise had seen this kind of…

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Brent Lindquist is a reporter at the Lynden Tribune and the Tribune's State of the Arts columnist. Email Brent at reporter@lyndentribune.com. Follow the Tribune on Twitter at @LyndenTribune.