Sunday, May 31, 2009

Your Tr"ge"ek is showing...

Pin It About a month ago I agreed to go to the opening of the new Star Trek movie, mostly just to get out of the house and feel better about attending the theatre again—after all, my last big-screen experience consisted of “Race to Witch Mountain” which was a cinematic catastrophe if ever there was one.

I’m not kidding—I not only wanted my money back—but also the two hours I’d wasted. I know what you’re thinking, “Well, Teachinfourth…it’s really your own fault, after all if it were so dreadful then why didn’t you leave the theatre sooner?”

To answer your question…I tried…the friend I’d gone with (who will remain anonymous so as to protect her identity—got you covered, Janelle) kept insisting that it was bound to get better and that we should ‘stick it out.’

She was so wrong.

However, I digress.

Surprisingly, there wasn’t a long line so we snagged tickets and joined the relatively small group. I thought the line was so undersized because it was a somewhat ‘unadvertised’ early opening. But this was a welcome treat.

While we were waiting, I was warned by my sister to, “Forget all you know, or think you know about the Star Trek universe.”

What the heck was that supposed to mean?

I was mulling over her statement when we were ushered into the theatre; this is where the true chaos began. The theatre was full; Trekkies—like Tribbles—were everywhere. We found ourselves looking out across the vast sea of people already seated and wondering just how they all got in there.

While we were looking dejectedly on, we were greeted by Captain Kirk who directed us to some empty seats in the nosebleed section which, consequently, ended up being saved. After a quick inventory we found ourselves in the second row viewing the movie from a nearly ‘Imax perspective.’

It was hard to enjoy the film at this particular vantage point, but enjoy it I did.

Suddenly I began to understand; all I knew—or thought I knew—of the Star Trek universe was now irrelevant. While this was a bit refreshing, I was also a bit heartbroken at the same time. After all, who doesn’t have fond memories linked to at least one of the shows over the years?

So, did I like the movie? Yes. Would I go see it again? I did. Would I recommend it to others who aren’t Trekkies? Yes. Will I still always like Star Trek: Voyager? Is Seven of Nine hot?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

6 comments:

Rich said...

I enjoyed the new star trek movie it was very well done.

007penguin said...

Glad you gave it a try, but as you know, it will never be as good as watching Star Trek in the chicken coop!

Bee said...

My husband checked Noah out of school one afternoon for an appointment on the USS Enterprise.It was not planned, and Noah normally gets bent out of shape when he is not forewarned about things like this happening. However, that movie is all they have talked about for two weeks now. Apparently it was good enough for Noah to put all the old Trek movies in our queue.

Glad you enjoyed it:)

Welcome to summer vacation, btw...

lisa said...

I waited for a tribble to show up that whole movie...

annette said...

We just went to go and see it and, you're right, it was a very good movie- even if you're not a trekkie. But since I am, to some extent, I loved it. BTW, Deep Space 9 or Next Generation- those were the best, take your pick!

renegadeponies said...

Haven't seen it yet! But this is a whole family of Trekkies! But since my family is numerous like the tribbles...we will have to wait for the Garland! Bottomless tub of popcorn...here I come!

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