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5/19/09 1:36 P

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I've only ever been to one ST convention and it was fun. I can't remember the exact date. It was either 1989 or 1990.

I don't see a lot of Star Trek conventions anymore. These days, I see more SCI FI type conventions that cover ST, the various ST series, Farscape, Babylon 5, etc... that covers all the bases.

oh and as much as I get a kick out of SCI FI conventions, I don't go often. They are EXPENSIVE !!!

Shoot, I couldn't get over what they were asking for the last sci fi convention that was in Boston. It was over $100 for the day.

YIKES !




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5/19/09 12:01 P

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I can proudly say I have been to a Trekie convention in 1972! Giggle I miss those days! This trip to Washington DC has me convinced that I'm older than dirt!

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I was thinking yesterday about how integral the Star Trek universe is in my life. I was born in '63, so I'm about the same age as the story line. I think it is a huge part of our culture.

On the other hand, I've known several people in my age cohort who have been... shall we say, a bit obsessed? And made their lives all about ST. I'm thankful that while I love everything about ST, I'm able to keep it on the screen.

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5/18/09 1:13 P

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OMG! I missed a tribble? Jesse will be so ashamed, too!

I don't think the movie would have been well received at all had they not presented it the way they did, ahem, which I can't mention as it would be a spoiler. Basically they gave themselves the literary right to "update" the story. I personally thought that was a stroke of genius! I would have had a hard time with it otherwise.

I have heard talk about a new TV series. Anyone know about that?

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There was an episode where Spock was stranded on an ice planet. He wasn't stranded with Uhura. I don't remember that episode name. However, geek that I am, I do remember the episode where Uhura sings while Spock plays a lyre. That's Charlie X. You get a definite feeling there was some feeling between the two.

Anyway, I always figured Uhura to end up with either Spock or Sulu, never Kirk. So, the movie made sense to me.

I was reading some of the amazon reviews and there are a bunch of nay-sayers who didn't like it because it wasn't like the original series. Well, this wasn't supposed to be an exact copy.

It's a reboot i.e. a new take on the old story. I want to see it again just to catch the things I missed the first time.

Did you find the tribble ? Yes, there was a tribble in the movie. I didn't see it, but I could hear it.

It's in the scene when Kirk meets Scotty for the first time. There's also a reference to Star Trek IV, the Voyage Home in that scene too.

That's what I really enjoyed about the movie, all the little references. some I got. some I didn't. that's why I can't wait for the DVD !!!!








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I so have to agree with everything folks have said. I, too, was prepared not to like it! But because of the initial plot, it was nearly perfect!!! My only nick-picking complaint? They let Scotty sound a little too much like Pip in LOTR!!!

And I agree, the romance was such a good addition. I wondered about where it came from, but I keep thinking that in one of the original Star Trek episodes Spock and Uhura were stranded on a frozen ice planet and lived in a cave... Or am I imagining that???

And Carl Urban? I fell in love with him as Eomer in LOTR, and he was just as great in Star Trek. Jesse and I was ready to sit through it a second time, but Arn and Stef would let us!

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5/12/09 12:32 P

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Hmmm... I may have to reconsider seeing this movie. The thing that popped into my head in reading about it was - great another remake cuz they can't come up with a new idea. Also, I'm very fond of the originals even in all their campiness and almost felt like seeing this movie would be sacrilegious...

I'll let you know if I go!

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Joey, wasn't it amazing !!

I want to see it again because I know I missed a couple of "inside" jokes. Example, do you remember when Scotty was discussing Admiral Archer's dog ? That snuck past me.

Wasn't Karl Urban fantastic !? I'm tossed for who I liked more him or Zachary Quinto playing Spock. It did take a while for Kirk to grow on me, but the more I thought about the new timeline, the more he made sense as a character.

Oh and did you know that Tyler Perry was playing one of the Star Fleet admirals ? that's another thing I missed !

and speaking of stuff making sense, the romance worked too. At least, if folks watched the original series, the romance made a ton of sense in this movie.

yeah... LOVED THIS MOVIE !






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It was FREAKING AWESOME! They could have gone on for many more hours without making me tired!

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Glad you enjoyed it! Joe Morgenstern of the WSJ gave it a good review as did my DH. Maybe when my friends get it on DVD...

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STAR TREK IS FANTASTIC !!!

I'll be honest, I really had my doubts about it and wasn't going to go. but, I read a number of online reviews that raved about the movie and decided to go see it.

I'm glad I did. I was AWESOME !!! Without giving any spoilers, it is and isn't the original Star Trek. The story is totally different and yet, there was something so familiar about it.

The actors were absolutely spot on. Zachary Quinto who played Spock was fabulous. I even liked Chris Pine as Kirk. Although, quite frankly, the best was Karl Urban as Dr McCoy. Once again, he was and wasn't McCoy.

This is definitely a movie ST and non-ST fans will really enjoy.

GO SEE IT !!

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