Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Enterprise is still flying at warp speed.

Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to go and see the new Star Trek movie. I have to say that it was great! I give it four big stars. Seeing it on the I-MAX screen was the best, and I would highly recommend this movie to most of you.

Kevin and I went with a couple of friends named Bonnie and Mark. These two friends must have been born on the same planet as me. Science fiction is what brought us together, and it has taken us to places beyond the bounds of this earth, where we have cheered for the heroes and prayed for the destruction of the evil-doers. Every time they cancel a Sci-Fi show we mourn and then start watching the re-runs.

it started for me with those cheesy but great Flash Gordon shows that were made in the 1940s or 50s. Flash Gordon's ship was a little model that was lowered on a wire and had smoke that floated straight up when it came out of the engine. it was cool, and I loved it.

From there I went to My favorite Martian. Bill Bixby was the hapless human with Ray Walston as the long suffering Martian stuck on earth. You guessed it. I loved it.

The show that really phaser burned Science Fiction into my heart was Star Trek. I was so caught up in it that I recall having a major tantrum when my grown bother Pete had the audacity to bring his friends down into the basement to turn on the STUPID High-fi, thus making me turn off Star Trek.

I know this is shocking but we only had one sad TV and it was in the same room with the Hi-Fi. I was so mad that I threw my eye glasses on the floor and broke them. I think that might have been what started the great eye glass destruction war that is still going on with me today, but that's another story. I'm happy to say that due to reruns, I was able to see every single episode of Star Trek, including that fateful broken spectacle episode, I've even forgiven Pete.

My love of Science fiction still goes on, from Herbert's Dune to

Azimov's Foundation and on through Star Wars, Firefly and Gattica, just to name a few. I see worlds without end and stories without number. I'm currently listening to Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of the Seven Suns.

Live long and may the Force be with you.


The Dragonfly said...

I'm glad to hear your review of the movie, but was just wondering if you could clarify what seems to be a pretty "suggestive" moment on the previews - is there a point in this movie where I'm going to want to cover my eyes and hide my blushing cheeks? You said you'd recommend this movie to "most of you". Am I the person you wouldn't recommend it to?

The Queen Vee said...

I'm going to see it sometime this week but not at the IMAX.

Haven't heard the term Hi-Fi in probably 45 years.

I loved Flash Gordon, we use to pretend play it with our Cutler cousins a mear 54 light years ago.

Tobi said...

I'm so happy you blogged again Sylvia! Joel said he really liked Star Trek too. I wish I could see it in an IMAX theater. LUCKY!

Crazy Granny said...

I have to say that you will see more of Hugh Jackman in his movie then you will of Captain Kirk. There is a scene where Kirk is in bed with a woman and they are in their underwear but are interrupted before anything happens. Actually it was pretty funny.

Apis Melliflora said...

I agree with you Sylvia, the movie was really great.

I thought the underwear scene was true to the original and clearly important to the plot. No need for blushing, only laughing.

I loved the way the core characters each had such personality, great lines and spot-on delivery. What did you think of Spock? He seemed the most different to me.

Anna said...

I love your post. Brings back fond memories of moments at your house! No house is complete without a little Star Trek. :) Hope all is well with you and your family! I read the Quints blog cute!

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Megan Of Parker said...

Star Trek is the most awesome of all sci-movies. Ever. I saw it twice the weekend it came on, even choosing it over X-men (and my beloved Hugh).

I want to see it again just thinking about it....