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i was raised on Star Trek (in some ways, more than i was by my parents). dad mail-ordered the vhs cassettes of every episode of the first series some time before i was born, and we watched about an episode a day as far back as i can remember. i was young enough when watching this show that it didn't matter at all that the rocks were clearly made of styrofoam, or that there was a visible string attached to the star ship enterprise in the space scenes (or occasionally a hand moving the ship). i loved the show. it was exciting, often ridiculous, and entirely escapist. like so many girls, i had a crush on mr. chekov (his accent was so sexy, and he looked like one of the beatles. i think this childhood crush was the cause, or perhaps a symptom, of my attention to and fondness for peripheral characters in all stories.) i will always think about Star Trek in a way that is entirely nostalgic, gleeful, and really quite geeky. (ruby points out here that there are very few non-geeky ways to think about Star Trek, which may well be true.)

that being said, here is
the cast so far of the new star trek movie. i am not outraged or overjoyed, just intrigued by their choices. harold from Harold and Kumar as mr. sulu. sylar as spock. shaun of the dead as scotty. the son from Huff as mr. chekov. by the way, didn’t chekov only show up in the middle of the series, replacing a sequence of red shirt navigators who died gruesome deaths? how exactly is he in a version in which they're all a good bit younger than they were in the original series? shouldn't he be in grade school at that point? and we’re not even going to talk about the fact that they didn’t get a southerner to play dr. mccoy.

i’m afraid i’m going to have to drag ruby to see this catastrophe in the theater. (ed: fat chance) i find it impossible to pass up; it looks like it may be true to the roots of the show – bizarre, a little shoddy, and full of joy. in my imagination, the explanation for there being two spocks in this new movie is that it starts out with william shatner and leonard nimoy as kirk and spock; they're sitting on a balcony, reminiscing about the old days, perhaps drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. james spader is in the background, wandering about the back of the shot in a housecoat.

Date: 2007-10-20 04:05 am (UTC)
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shaun of the dead as scotty.


Date: 2007-10-20 04:10 am (UTC)
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you see why i'm bewildered and excited. this movie is going to be weird and great.

Date: 2007-10-20 04:28 am (UTC)
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It has vast potential to go either way, yes indeedy. Either way, definitely worth $8 and a couple hours of free time.

And honestly, can it get worse than Nemesis or Star Trek V? (Oh, wait. I'd trauma-blocked all of Voyager.)

Date: 2007-10-20 10:53 am (UTC)
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and none of them held the potential of simon pegg hollering "i canna change the laws of physics, cap'n!"


Date: 2007-10-26 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Shatner: "Why can't I be in the movie, too?"

Rest of the World: "You died in 1994."

Shatner: "Was it near a Genesis-type planet so I can come back like Spock?"

Re: Update!!!

Date: 2007-10-27 12:04 am (UTC)
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why are those bad men being so mean to william shatner?

it's not like the movies haven't bypassed small details like death before. there must be another reason. i wonder what it is...

Date: 2007-10-21 04:18 am (UTC)
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only one thing could make this cast more joyous:

Date: 2007-10-21 07:26 am (UTC)
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this frightens me, inexplicably.

Date: 2007-10-21 02:36 pm (UTC)
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but Elvis Kirk loves you!

Date: 2007-10-21 08:40 pm (UTC)
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does that mean i get a pink space cadillac that shoots photon torpedos?

Date: 2007-10-22 04:53 pm (UTC)
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no, that's for his space mama. but you get a really kick ass CD.


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