Thursday, October 16, 2008
I'm REALLY looking forward to the new "Star Trek" movie!
I've always been a "Star Trek" fan and have watched all of the film sequels and most of the spinoff TV series, especially enjoying "The Next Generation" and "Voyager" (Janeway and Breasts of Nine were great). I wasn't too thrilled with "Deep Space Nine" (didn't like most of the main characters) or "Enterprise".
So, when I heard they were doing a new movie that went back to the time before the original TV series, I was a little apprehensive. The "Enterprise" TV series went back there and it just seemed dull. After going so far into the future with technology in the other series, watching the crew deal with the "new" transporter" and using bulky phasers just seemed...blah.
But, with J.J. Abrahms directing and Zachary "Sylar" Quinto as Spock (I don't think they could have found a better choice to match Leonard Nimoy anywhere) and Eric Bana as the bad guy, my reservations have quickly turned to excitement.
The cast looks pretty good and I'm looking forward to seeing how they all ended up together. It also appears that the character of Uhura may have more to do than state "Hailing frequencies open, Captain.", which should be refreshing.
I'm glad they stuck with the original uniforms and will hold judgement on the updated glass-looking bridge until I see the movie....the original bridge set wasn't really created for wide screen enjoyment at the time.
May 8th can't get here quickly enough!
Here is a link to the Entertainment Weekly story, if you'd like to check it out.