Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Star Trek 2.0



I saw the new Star Trek movie over the weekend and enjoyed it very much, despite the gaping holes in the plot...

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get your drift. JJ Abrahms is a huge star wars fan and I see the influence too.

lee

cube said...

Lee: Unless you're a Trekkie/Trekker, don't get me started 'cause I can give you an earful.

Ananda girl said...

While I have been a fan of both... I do not qualify for Trekkie or major Star Wars fan. I enjoy them but do not file information on them. I have many friends who are and use their brains when I need to recall something. Yes, lazy me.

So I don't see the holes until you folk point them out. Then I can go "Oooooh..."

I enjoyed it a bunch too.

cube said...

Ananda Girl: I understand. That's why I'm reserving my reservations for the hard-core Trekkies.

On the whole, this movie was very enjoyable. It was action-packed from the very beginning and I'm OK with the alternate timeline thing, but there were some plot boo boos that I would've eliminated, but hey, they didn't ask me what I thought.

jan said...

My son and grandson have just gone off to see it. I love their retelling of favorite movies more than actually sitting through them.

Chuck said...

I thought it was good. There were some interesting bits in the plot but still good

sue said...

I like the picture you have posted.

DaBlade said...

I loved the show as a "yute", but I forget much of the backstory. It allowed me to enjoy the film without having to employ a suspension of disbelief. Besides, anything is possible in an alternate universe (except successful deficit spending into prosperity. That is universally retarded).

cube said...

Jan: I prefer to watch movies at home, but this was one I definitely wanted to see on the big screen.

Chuck: My complaints are nitpicks as Trekkies are wont to do.

Sue: I'm glad you liked it. I found some elements in the film to be very Star Wars-like, hence the Death Star.

cube said...

DaBlade: I've heard of "YATA" and "YAGE", but not "YUTE"...

Jamie Dawn said...

My daughter saw it, and she demands that I see it with her next week when we are together. She loved it.
My son, brother, and dad also saw it, and they really raved about it.
I'm thinking it must be pretty good.
I'm glad you liked it too, also!

:-)

Brooke said...

I just saw it last Friday; I thought it was AWESOME!

Jen said...

I had a few issues with the plot, but I was pleased with it in general. We'll probably see it again...

:-)

cube said...

J.D.: It was definitely worth seeing. That doesn't alter the fact that some Trekkies will have some nits to pick with the plot.

Brooke: They have invigorated the franchise for sure. Look at the box office.

Jen: Yeah, me too. I felt there were holes in the plot that you could drive one of the ginormously sized starships from the alternate timeline through. The new Enterprise is HUGE. Anyway, I'm glad that Star Trek is everywhere because it's been a long time since that happened. It's all good for me.

dmarks said...

And how come the engineering area looks like the inside of a brewery?

cube said...

dmarks: Because it is the inside of a brewery. The Budweiser classic prduct placement was a quid pro quo for using their facilities in the film.

Jamie Dawn said...

I finally got around to seeing the new Star Trek movie.
I loved it!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Enjoyed it...not sure I understood all of it.

What was up with Uhura and Spock? Is that totally new in the Trek mythos, or did I miss this bit of lore?

cube said...

J.D.: It was a very enjoyable movie.

cube said...

Wordsmith from Nantucket: It is a new timeline. Everything that we knew from the old timeline is now up for grabs. Nurse Chapel could even be a Horta in this new time.

I think it was the only choice JJ Abrams had to reinvigorate the franchise. The movies got stale after First Contact and this way they can create new and imaginative stories instead of rehashing the past.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I like continuity flow and sticking to pantheon. Don't quite get the new timeline thing.

However, I was watching the first episode of Star Trek on YouTube the other day, and there's a scene with Uhura and Spock that is suggestive of a bit of attraction on her part toward him.

cube said...

The Wordsmith from Nantucket: I haven't seen The Man Trap in a long time and it was probably butchered for the commercials. I'll have to look for the exchange that you mention. I always thought Uhura was sweet on Scotty.