The Movie Should Count..
I know that Carl’s Sci-Fi Experience is (as always :o) ) reading sci-fi books… but the last Star Trek Movie was on last night, and I think that should count!
I didn’t even realize the movie was going to be on until I was flipping thru the cable “tv guide”. It had begun already so I thought, ok I’ll peek, after all I own the movie and have watched it a number of times without commercials.
Peeking is quite similar to trying to eat just one potato chip! In other words, It ain’t gunna happen! *sigh*
The instant it came on I knew to give up and toss the hand control away. This is the first Star Trek, of them all, that makes me feel as if I am watching a creation of Gene Roddenberry’s that was meant to be .
Were there faults.
I think so.
But there was ohhhhhhh so much ..right.
Each actor owned their part…. but they stayed true to the originals just enough that my mind flipped back and forth. I’d see the new actors but somehow they were the originals. To quote a certain Vulcan, “Fascinating”.
The length of the movie is over in a blink of an eye.
But…but… but… isn’t there more? (yes, the Beetle wants more!)
My mind encompassed each of the new actors. (not really new anymore) but my heart said I was watching Shatner, Nimoy, and Kelley. Scotty couldn’t have been more “Scottish”, Chekov couldn’t have been funnier while being as cute as ever, Sulu could have still torn off his shirt and branded a sword, and Uhura was as beautiful as ever.
They just couldn’t have been more right in their choices for the cast…
…and I cannot wait for the next movie to be released in the theaters!
I will never really know why the Original show bore so deeply into me and refused to go away… but I will forever be grateful that it did.
If I could, I would thank each and everyone of the actors for taking the leap of faith and keeping the Original Star Trek alive.
And “Dammit Jim, this is a movie not a book!”…but it certainly deserves to be included in Carl’s Sci-Fi Experience!!
(woo hooo! never thought I’d contribute..but I think I finally did!!!)