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Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn’t, on Susan Boyle, ”Star Trek,” Bea Arthur, and more

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Feedback from our readers

‘Star’ Treatment
I am a Trekker. I went to the first convention. I was there for every NBC episode. I watched all the movies, as well as The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and even the lame Enterprise. Benjamin Svetkey’s article ”Star Trek’s New Life Forms” was fair. It only made me more excited to venture to the nearest movie complex and transport to the next phase(r) of the ST universe.
Dave Gallinson
Coconut Creek, Fla.

I was disappointed to hear actor Chris Pine say, ”Exploring grand social issues can wait till the next movie.” Star Trek is actually at its most entertaining when it explores such issues. I hope J.J. Abrams’ film is intelligently scripted. If not, I’ll look forward to ”the next movie.”
Tim Peeples
Charlotte, N.C.

Queen Bea
I wanted to say thanks for the respect you gave to the fabulous Bea Arthur. My best childhood memory is of watching The Golden Girls with my mom. I didn’t understand the adult humor then, but now every time I pop in a Golden Girls DVD I think of how revolutionary this show was.
Sara Van Boogard
Oshkosh, Wis.

In Love and War
Loved ”Top 10 Terminator Moments,” but you missed my favorite, when Kyle professes his love for Sarah: ”I came across time for you, Sarah. I love you. I always have.” There’s a reason The Terminator made EW’s list of the best modern romantic movies!
Karol Silverstein
West Hollywood

Beautiful Dreamer
Mark Harris perfectly summed up my discomfort over the Susan Boyle hype (The Final Cut). Boyle’s simple dream to be employed, showcased by her worthy Britain’s Got Talent audition, gets an A. But our cultural obsession with beauty and fame gets an F.
Michael Petty

After hearing Susan Boyle sing, my wife said, ”She could be the next Marni Nixon.” I agreed. Nixon dubbed the voices of stars like Audrey Hepburn but only briefly appeared in films. That seems like a good gig. Most of us, talented as we may be, are normal folks, not movie stars.
T.C. Johnston
San Diego

On Life Support
It’s great to learn that Scrubs may not be checking out just yet (TV). I had almost written it off, but ABC seems to have resuscitated its humor and originality. The show has sometimes OD’d on either poignancy or goofiness, depending on the season. But it’s found the right balance once again.
Laura Cochran
Takoma Park, Md.

EW.COM Reality TV’s Big Finishes
We know how you can cope with the end of American Idol and Dancing With the Stars: Visit EW.com for riveting finale coverage! Resident Idol expert Michael Slezak will offer TV Watches and postmortem Idolatry interviews with the top three. As for all you Dancing fans: Get Annie Barrett’s and judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s takes on the final showdown.