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([personal profile] alasse_fae May. 9th, 2009 11:23 pm)


I admit it. I am a trekkie. Forget the politically correct trekker. Even tho it was canceled the year I was born, I watched reruns all the time growing up, as my parents were fans, and by the time I was a senior in high school could name that episode in about three seconds.

TNG premiered the year I was a freshman in college, and even tho I sort of drifted away into stargate fandom (tho, they don't have to be mutually exclusive, surely?), the cancellation of Enterprise a couple years ago marked the end of an era.

Until now :)

The movie totally and completely rocked. Bloody brilliant. I can't gush enough, so let's break it down, shall we? hey, I warned you.

Kirk: Love. Much love. Uber love. The casting, the acting, completely the rebellious, cocky, off the cuff Kirkness, without the side of Shatner ham. Have I mentioned love? I think I'm in love. yo, [livejournal.com profile] emosweet, i'm gonna need an even bigger harem..

Spock: Much love again. Great casting, especially also the child Spock. It was also wonderful to see Leonard Nimoy :) I'm totally for Spock/Uhura. Why should Kirk get all the girls? And why should an intelligent female character not fall for the brainy guy? In later official novels, they tried to sell the Spock/Saavik ship, but I never bought that, as I saw their relationship as father/daughter. so, squick. Bring on the scientist/linguist. And forget interracial kiss, we got interspecies :D GeekLove!

Uhura: see above. an intelligent, competent female character. *not* lusting after Kirk. And also the absence of a Nurse Chapel or Yeoman Rand. Can i get an 'amen'?

Bones: Wow. Just wow. He was totally channeling Deforest Kelley. The accent, the mannerisms, the Spock/McCoy squabbling. we even got a "Dammit, I'm a doctor" :) Pass me a mint julep.

Scotty: Sorry, Paul. *hugs* But the casting of Scotty was perfect as well. Great accent, great comic relief. Tho - he killed Porthos??

Sulu & Chekov: great casting yet again, and a few steps above the ethic stereotypes of the originals.

The Enterprise: I had no issues with the design - loved that the engine room looked quite a bit like the one in "Enterprise". And the original Captain's Chair.

Continuity: The alternate reality caused by Spock explained away most continuity issues quite neatly. Also gave a satisfying Dr Who-ish end to the Spock storyline - repopulating Vulcan in another reality. The only remaining flaw I found was the absence of Jim's older brother, Sam. Also, whiny Cameron from House as Winona Kirk? Not too sure about that one *g*.

loved - the parallel glimpses of Kirk's and Spock's childhoods. The Kobayashi Maru! The redshirt! Captain Pike! Sarek!

hated - they destroyed my favorite planet *sob* And killed Amanda *sobs again*

right. I am going to need a Spock/Uhura userpic with the caption "GeekLove" Any takers?



Gah. Now I want to dig out my horrendous TOS novel I started in college and work on it again. *headdesk*
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From: [identity profile] goeiteusi.livejournal.com


The casting was great and I loved the movie BUT the "back to the future" thing wasn't doing it for me.

From: [identity profile] kodiak-bear.livejournal.com


omg I know. The casting choices were what worried me the most when they were announced...now, wow, they NAILED the casting in this film and Chris Pine...I think I adore him and when we got to the Kobiyashi Maru test he'd completely taken up the mantle and he was Kirk like there was never anything different at all.

From: [identity profile] kodiak-bear.livejournal.com


Oh and I don't want to leave the others out cause...yeah Kirk has always been my favorite but then the trilogy of Kirk, Spock and McCoy...and I loved them ALL! Just so much awesome and I lmao at the way Bones was treating Kirk because wasn't that just perfect!? That's exactly Bones from the OS. He was always jamming shit into Kirk and harping on what a baby he was and everything LOL. Cracked me up so much.

From: [identity profile] alasse-fae.livejournal.com


Bones was so perfect, I'm sure DeForest Kelley is up there smiling down on him! Yeah, the interactions between the three for so OS. I'm in total wax nostalgic mode :D

From: [identity profile] nfwbls.livejournal.com


Oh I loved it!!!! I was trying to get the wives to the 2AM IMAX screening but they resisted. Foolish women. Next week, I swear.

From: [identity profile] nfwbls.livejournal.com


Spock/Uhura - I'm stunned at how much I love this ship.

I'm looking for people to see it with me again next week in IMAX because I love it so much.

From: [identity profile] alasse-fae.livejournal.com


I'm going to have to look for screencaps. Great, something else to distract me from writing! I've got dinner and ceili Sat, but am free next Sun after one! And Happy Mother's Day :)

From: [identity profile] audrich.livejournal.com


Pass me a mint julep

RIGHT ON SISTER! I thought it was awesome and dang I haven't got time to see it at the cinema again!

From: [identity profile] spinflight.livejournal.com


i had to skip most of your post because i haven't seen it yet but yes, dig out the TOS novel!!

From: [identity profile] philippacrawfor.livejournal.com


Gah. Now I want to dig out my horrendous TOS novel I started in college and work on it again.

Wait a minute! I'm still waiting for the NANO from two years ago about the monk! How can you start another new (old) writing project?? Oh well, when the muse calls...

From: [identity profile] alasse-fae.livejournal.com


How long have you known me?? ;)

At this point, anything that will get me writing, which I've not done for over a month, is a blessing.

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