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I am half tempted to start singing the lyrics to the theme tune... 
26th-May-2009 11:07 pm
Psych (Prince Pun!)
And now, my thoughts on Star Trek.



HOLY SHIT, THAT IS ONE EXCELLENT MOVIE. SERIOUSLY. I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES. IT WAS AMAZING.

I could go into vast detail about everything I loved, with quotes. But I would be quoting the whole damn thing. It was so great.

Comments 
26th-May-2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Ha. My reaction was a little more mixed.
26th-May-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Really?

REALLY?

But they fully acknowledged it was AU. And it was funny and cheesy in the Good Way. AND BONES WAS CANTANKEROUS AND I LOVED HIM. And Quinto!Spock was such a snarky bitch, I loved him too. Also, Spock/Uhura... which was hot like burning, omg, omg, omg. And Scotty was funny, and Pegg was delightful as Scotty. And it had timey wimey stuff, and crap science. Chekov! Sulu! It had all the spirit of the original, but not nearly as much of the cringeworthiness. AND DID I MENTION BONES? Plus, Kirk. Troubled, obnoxious, yet decisive and brave Kirk.

I haven't punched the air so hard at a Star Trek movie since... er, Data in Insurrection tapping on the keys and humming a tune, or, or, Worf in First Contact saying "assimilate this", before blowing a Borg member to smithereens.
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26th-May-2009 01:59 pm (UTC)

I don't want you to think there's an echo but my reaction too was a little more mixed.

Still *far* better than my worst fears and it was very strange to discover how much I actually cared what they did... odd, that.
26th-May-2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
But they didn't really change anything, because of the existence of divergent timelines. We have a lot of them in Star Trek already. This is one alternative reality. I really like that since they wanted to change things they actually went to the trouble of making it just a little bit canon compliant.

I am a Trek fan from way back. Not enough to know schematics, but enough to be able to quote and snigger at Trek injokes, and I thought they did a really great job of taking the elements of Star Trek that make it enjoyable and touching, whilst changing enough that it still felt new, and you weren't entirely sure where it was going to go.

Are these the exact same characters from the original series? Not quite. Is there a logical fallacy at work there? Yeah, a little. But it really worked for me, and I am sad that I am here stuck in the middle of nowhere with no one to squee with and everyone who has responded is all "eh, it wasn't that awesome".

ETA: that sounds like I am taking your comments all personally, and you know, I'm not --- it's just --- squee, you know? I feel the squee.

Edited at 2009-05-26 02:11 pm (UTC)
26th-May-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Hey sweetie: I FEEL YOUR SQUEE!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED it. I've seen it twice and will probably use a free pass to see it next weekend. (I doubt it will get up to obsession levels of viewing though).

Everyone I know who has seen it has also loved it, except for a dear friend who is a serious Trekkie (she had a uniform in her youth). She was very unhappy about Spock/Uhura. Not me!

I am keeping all fingers and toes crossed for a GOOD sequel, and not a sucky sequel.
26th-May-2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! I thought for a second I'd have to go a-wandering for others away from my friends list, and I like my little bubble here.

I was not unhappy about Spock/Uhura. I was surprised, but they sold me on it. And how. Oh yes. Plus, there was still more than enough Spock & Kirk awesomeness. And I always do like friendships that involve a great deal more punching than should exist :D

And YES on the prospect of a good sequel.
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26th-May-2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
1. I liked the music. I generally like Giacchino's stuff anyway.

2. Okay, so I might have rolled my eyes a little bit, but I am so used to shit plots on Star Trek that really... I do not generally watch Trek-related things for brilliant plotting.

3. I put it to you that watching Winona Ryder die is actually worth the destruction of Vulcan.

4. I loved Uhura, but yes, I shall grant you this. It would have been good to actually see her at work. I concede.

5. I liked Scotty too. So there. There's really nothing I can say about that.

6. ... as in, there weren't enough, or how Scotty was mean to his little friend... or? You may need to explicate further.

7. I also concede this. Hopefully the Good Sequel will rectify this.

8. Yes. Once again, this is Star Trek.

9. It was SO BAD. I kind of loved how bad it was.

10. MCCOY WAS AWESOME. He wasn't a waste. He got Kirk on the Enterprise on the first place.

11. I agree on this too. I also could have done without the balloon hands. Once again, In can ignore certain aspects for the sake of the amazing little moments --- like cutting to the little alien looking sad at Scotty's departure. N'awww.
26th-May-2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
I FUCKING LOVED IT. No srs thoughts from this end, just. Joy. BOOM.
26th-May-2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
SQUEE, RIGHT? :D
26th-May-2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
I ♥ed it.

(which should be relatively clear from me seeing twice in two weeks)
26th-May-2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes!

I think I would have been heartbroken if you were also of the 'eh' persuasion.

What was your favourite bit?

I think mine was "...bullshit". I laughed for a long, long time.
26th-May-2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
I was practically bouncing out of the theater I thought it was so much fun. I can definitely feel the SQUEE.

I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did because I was a real big geek for the original series when I was 16. Even though they totally reset the timeline, I thought it worked. And I loved that I got all the in jokes for the fans that knew the original sereis so well. I almost bust a gut when Sulu said "fencing".
26th-May-2009 03:20 pm (UTC)


Yay!

It was fun! Exciting and entertaining, with some great dialogue and good acting.

I was more a TNG geek than an OS one, but the I appreciated the injokes a lot.
26th-May-2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
All about the love here, too. My f-list has been pretty much all-squee about the movie; sure a few longtime TOS fans have a few reservations but even they've been going back and seeing it in the theater second and third times.

Basically, everything you said in your really, really post above. Sure, there was some serious cheese, and in order to recreate the 60s original they kind of went back on some of the gender stuff that subsequent Treks have corrected, but . . . I adored pretty much every portrayal, I have a serious crush on McCoy, adored Spock and Uhura and Spock/Uhura, I know my K/S friends are in total happy!squee mode about, um, erotic asphyxiation, and Scotty! And Chekov! Sulu! And . . . Kirk's always been my weak link; I did find Chris Pine's Kirk a smidge hotshot-asshole-rebelw/oaclue by numbers . . . at first. But he's given the character a good starting place, and the self-deprecating humor helped a lot too (the "well . . . not only" to Uhura's "has sex with farm animals" had the same effect on me that it did on her, like ok, you see who you are and the role you're playing).







26th-May-2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even noticed the gender imbalance until Madeline mentioned it, and now I feel bad for not noticing, but I did think Uhura was wonderful.

I've always quite liked Kirk (but what do I know? I also liked Wesley Crusher, back in the day.) I like that Pine didn't do a Shatner impersonation, and yes, the self-deprecating humour was great.
26th-May-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
YES.

Man, I cannot believe I have only seen it once. That is some fail on my part.
26th-May-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I am going to go see it again in a couple of weeks, and, I cannot wait!
26th-May-2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
I really loved the new movie too. I thought it was brilliant in every way - especially how it managed to leave the old series intact while still making me want to see all the new adventures this new crew would get in to. It really made me realise just how much I've missed the Star Trek fandom.

As a result it was the little things that had me giggling all through the film. Such as the red shirt, turbolifts,'energize', ejecting the warp core (next they'll be reconfiguring the photon torpedoes) and the way the fit all the characters little catchphrases in - especially "I'm a doctor not a physicist". New Bones is very much love. ♥

If you haven't already seen it take a look at my favourite review ever from one of the greatest Star Trek fans of us all. :D
http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/23684/

And this vid also fills me with glee. :)
http://butterfly.dreamwidth.org/1245428.html
26th-May-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yes! I loved all of those things.

:D Thanks for the links!
26th-May-2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
IT WAS SO GREAT AND I HATE STAR TREK AHH! I BLAME JJ...and Quinto and Pegg and the writers and Chris Pine and Quinto's eyebrows and Bana...
26th-May-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I love Trek in all it's mildly crappy glory, and in all of its various incarnations --- but yeah :D

I usually hate JJ Abrams stuff. Alias? Ugh. Lost? Bleugh. But this? It was great.
26th-May-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. I absolutely loved it!
26th-May-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Woot! :D
26th-May-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I LOVED it. So much I am planning to see it for a thrid time later this weeks.

This film got me interested in Star Trek again.
26th-May-2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
And that's what I LOVE. It wasn't a pisstake, but it had so much OS-related humour --- and hopefully other people are going to want to see how the original relationships panned out.

I am going to go see it again in a couple weeks. I can't wait! *bops*
26th-May-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
*squees with you*

I LOVE this movie. Love it so much that I've already seen it three times. Love it so much that I'm thinking about doing a ST-themed happiness meme. Just. Yes.
26th-May-2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
*dances* It was edge of your seat awesome!
27th-May-2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Anonymous
How freaking adorable is baby!Chekov? I just want to pat him on the head.
28th-May-2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
He was ADORKABLE.
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