Star Trek Was Good

Just got back from seeing it. No time needed to mull this one over. It was great. They did a very fine job with the characters, the plot, the setting (which was like an Apple Store meets 1966). There were so many shout outs to the original show and the original crew, plus many nice references to the other TV series that I’m sure I missed some. IOW, I will be seeing it again while it’s in theaters.

The only thing that wasn’t perfect was the music. They used some of the Star Trek themes we’ve come to love, but overall it was quite a break from Jerry Goldsmith’s iconic work. The new Enterprise theme wasn’t all that satisfying and it certainly doesn’t have the room for growth or breadth of emotion of Goldsmith’s.

I won’t give anything away except to say that, yes, there is some green babe action. Go see it.

Also, in reply to my little joke in this morning’s Star Trek thread my bro sends this:

Mission accomplished!

~ by Gabriel Malor on May 7, 2009.

2 Responses to “Star Trek Was Good”

  1. I’ll go see it, but I refuse to enjoy it. Sorta like voting for McCain.

  2. J.J. Abrams said he didn’t care about continuity and boy did he mean it. He fucked Star Trek all the way to the other side of the galaxy and back again. What’s sad is that he made a very visually appealing movie, the effects were great, and the acting was spot on. I didn’t even mind the exterior redo of the Enterprise; although the interior was overdone. If someone who appreciated Trek had been in charge this could have been a fantastic beginning of a new series of movies – but unless they plan on correcting the errors in a future installment (most horrifically the death of one of the central and most beloved characters in the series and the destruction of a very important place) I won’t be seeing another of his abominations.

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