“Star Trek” is the cover story, written by Jim Jensen, in the new “Entertainment Weekly” (now online). Jensen writes:

Director J.J. Abrams says he was also drawn to the project because he believed in — and wanted to evangelize — Trek’s unabashed idealism. ‘I think a movie that shows people of various races working together and surviving hundreds of years from now is not a bad message to put out right now,’ says Abrams. Star Trek just may find itself on the leading wave of a zeitgeist shift — away from bleak, brooding blockbusters and toward the light. ‘In a world where a movie as incredibly produced as ‘The Dark Knight’ is raking in gazillions of dollars, Star Trek stands in stark contrast,’ Abrams says. ‘It was important to me that optimism be cool again.’