Friday, May 22, 2009

Star Trek

Yes, I saw it. It was my very first Star Trek movie or tv show or anything ever (excluding that one time I tried to watch a Star Trek movie and failed miserably), and I knew right from the beginning I was going to like it because it started with a horn solo that ended in a fantastic rip. Yahoo! There were some other good horn parts throughout the movie and credits, and the low brass got their moments in during the credits as well.

As far as the movie itself went, I liked it. I thought the one spaceship looked absolutely ridiculous--who makes a giant spaceship to look like an ugly metal squid?--but oh well. I thought the battle scenes involving lasers and guns looked a bit ridiculous too, but I don't know that there's any other way they could have looked. I found myself laughing a lot throughout the movie, and I like movies that make me laugh. Spock is an interesting character. As a writer, I found myself most interested in him and his story.

Conclusion: no, I am not a Trekkie. I would, however, like to try to watch an older movie now, and see if I enjoy that too.

The end.

1 comment:

thisismike said...

Yes, it was quite an exciting movie, even for those not steeped in Star Trek tradition.
I've discovered that there are several ways to watch the original series online, including Netflix and IMDB. Too bad the 60's series is so cheesy.