May 11, 2009

"And now for something completely different!"

I saw the Star Trek (ST) movie yesterday. In one word..AWESOME!!! I've been a fan since ST:TOS (The Original Series). I started losing interest in TV with ST:Voyager and the movies once the cast of ST:TNG (The Next Generation) took over.

I was very leery of tinkering with the original Roddenberry ST universe. However, J.J. Abrams has done a terrific job. The actor who played Spock (Zachary Quinto) is the guy who plays "Syler" on Heroes. He is absolutely amazing. You buy immediately that he is a young Spock. Sulu, Checkov, Bones, Uhura and Scottie are all there.

While they changed a lot (no spoilers here), there is a lot of continuity with the original series. They added a lot of "insider" gems that Trek fans will love ("Dammit, Jim. I'm only a doctor"). Yet folks who never saw ST will have a great time.

This is, by far, the best ST movie yet. The action, special effects, acting and plot are terrific. You all should go see it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Blog :-)


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