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Star Trek -- %&^&$ awesome!!

Saw the new Star Trek movie yesterday -- w00t!!!! We walked out and almost turned right around and bought tickets to see it again (well, OK, it was mostly me that wanted to do that). Amazing, terrific, fantabulous, <insert superlative here>. Nicely done homages to various elements of the original series scattered throughout; all the characters got to say their classic lines; the younger versions did a great job evoking their older selves without descending into caricature or parody. They did sex it up a bit (young Kirk gets caught in bed with Uhura's roommate); I hope when (not if, but when) they do the next one they don't reduce it to a typical explosions-and-sex flick, like Mission:Impossible for example. All in all they did a great job capturing the essence of the original without slavishly rehashing it. Props to J.J. and the gang, and here's hoping we've got a whole new generation of Star Trek lovers :)

On that note, I had to laugh on the way out when I overheard a young nerd behind us saying to his friends, "...well yeah of COURSE my Mom will like it, it's Star Trek. But now it's like, her whole Star Trek experience, all those episodes never happened..." I wanted to clout him on the ear and say, "Idiot child, can you not hold more than one universe in your head?!"

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nursedarry
May. 9th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Great! Now you can come over here and babysit so Doug and I can go see it! I forgot to ask LP to take me to see this too! Dammit.
delphipsmith
May. 9th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
You will love it. Lock the kids in their room with a thermos of milk and some chicken nuggets and just go. (Updated the icon for the main post, what do you think?)
go_team_venture
May. 11th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Whoo! I saw it Saturday morning, and I'm seeing it again tonight. I'm not a Trekker, but I am a Trek fan. I watched TNG religiously and other things on and off, and I expected to hate this movie. Instead, I wound up with a big ol' grin on my face the whole time. George Lucas should be strung up by his thumbs and forced to watch this until he understands how to make a prequel.

And I already went down to Burger King and got me a Spock glass. What?
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