Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
Spotty Logic

Weekend, obligatory Trek--

Star Trek/Star Wars makes me feel melencholy, even now. It's been a few years since John, the biggest Sci-Fi dork I've ever met (and could tolerate), died, and this was the first major SciFi event that I was able to go to without having a twinge of "why didn't we invite...oh, wait..." happening.

Mother's day weekend. Friday, some good gaming, Saturday...erf, mostly slept in. On a whim, ran off to see Trek at 2:00 matinee, worthwhile film, glad it was produced, will prattle further. Some tension at home on return. Ongoing stuff, nothing new really. Chattered, did some lawn work, watched Saturday Night Live. Pretty simple evening.

Made some excellent tea! All mint and stevia--stevia being a natural sweetener, and mint also used for sweetening, it didn't really need sugar to be at my sweet-tolerance levels :)

Sunday--brief visit to church to say hi, then movie ("The Soloist") with Mom and Sister and some old friends. Then visited grandmother, which is kind of futile, but it does make her smile, so that's its own reward. Unfortunately "Sound of Music" on, so didn't escape to run home until 7:30, the dogs were happy to see us by then.

So, Star Trek. I'm not a "Trekkie" per se, though I respect the franchise immensely, visited the Star Trek museum when I had the chance, and miss my Piccard. Trek's gone to some odd places, and lately, seemed pretty stale--Voyager tried to return to the Trek ideal, but it wasn't an optimistic series as far as I can see (I stopped watching after the first two seasons), and Enterprise, well, I can't say I watched it at all, I don't have cable, but I've yet to hear anything positive about it. And I liked TNG, more than the original I think, but it was rather more political and epic than the first series was.

So, the idea of a big massive "RESET" button to get back to the original crew, and the original mission, and the original spirit (with maybe a bit more tragedy than would be expected), that's a Good Thing. The time-travel thing was only used as a huge wrecking ball to utterly shatter "canon." That's something that almost had to be done to let a new writer and generation get back to basics. Go, them.

I'm not really sure I liked the new Kirk, he didn't really have The Shat as far as I could see, though he did the "get out of the chair..." captain seat pose pretty well. Not everybody can really be Shatner. It's best that way.

The movie had a strong tendancy to be a collage of homage shots, referential stuff. That got a bit tedious at times, particualrly when the entire crew was on screen at the same time, all being as themselves as possible. But that's a forgivable weakness, mostly in the name of fan service.

Strong film. Good new beginning, I look forward to what the future might bring.

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