Sunday, May 24, 2009

Star Trek, or Why I Wait So Long?!

I believe forgoing Ulduar10 tonight to go see the Star Trek movie was probably one of the best decisions of my life. Wow. Just, wow. It's two hours later, and I still have that good-movie afterglow. The only thing I regret is not going opening night, such that I would have been among my fellow geeky people, and it would not have been so awkward to be one of the few people guffawing at many of the wonderful, wonderful references.

Industrial Light and Magic really did it this time. This was what the last three episodes of Star Wars should have looked like. It was one of the best visual feasts I've seen in a long time. Hell, even better than Transformers and the upcoming sequel just because it actually has a plot that doesn't suck!

As for the acting, I have to give mad props to Karl Urban that played Bones. I was blown away by his performance. I was less impressed by Zachary Quinto as Spock (the voice pitch was wrong), but I do want to give Leonard Nimoy the biggest hug for his contribution. Everyone else I was just thrilled to see.

This movie probably epitomizes why Kirk will always be my favorite captain. They hit all the nails perfectly on the head - the fight scenes, the sex with the hot (green) alien babe, the emotional chicken fight with Spock, and so many more - I can go out for drinks with him. That's what I want in my captain. Sure, I can debate some Nietzche with Picard, but I can't flirt with him!

Man, I'm still just blown away. Oh, this is a WoW blog, isn't it. Huh. Umm... I demand in-game tribble companion pets!


Boozsha said...

That is funny, my wife and I went to see it yesterday as well. I really enjoyed the show. I loved how everything was retro, but still seemed futuristic. I thought they did a great job. I'm looking forward to the next one. I'm by no means a trekie like the guy that sat in front of us. Everything a vulcan gave the hand signal "live long and prosper", he held his hand up too. I'm glad I got to see it on the big screen.

Zalenna Feathermoon said...

i know , that movie was sooooooooo awesome

Nassira said...

Dude, Picard is soooo sexy. I would flirt with him til I lost my voice. I mean, I won't downplay the playa-Kirk sex appeal, but how can you say Picard isn't a sexy beast??

Negathle said...

@ Nass

He is, but in a totally different way.