Friday, May 15, 2009

Star trek

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at the cinema yesterday watching the new Star trek movie. As a child, I very occasionally watched the original Star trek series but I really wasn't a fan. I've seen bits of some of the movies but I really wasn't keen. Mostly I was put off by William Shatner. Later on, Next generation came on to Sky and I was hooked on it. My real favourite is Deep space nine, mostly because of its continuing stories and dark, dramatic side. When I heard about the new movie, my interest was peaked, particularly once casting information started coming out and Zachary Quinto was named in the part of Spock. He's absolutely fantastic in Heroes even when he's being ubur creepy.

The whole film just blew me away. Its stunning visually although I did find it a little loud as I can be a little noise sensitive. The casting is, without exception, perfect. Zachary Quinto is just Spock without being an impression of Leonard Nimoy. Chris Pine is a better Kirk imo than Shatner. My favourite was Simon Pegg as Scotty. He does a Scottish accent thats like the original Scotty but is more like a proper Scottish accent. He also has the best facial expressions and stole a couple of scenes in the background just by the way he was looking at everyone. I might just go back and see it again as I enjoyed it so much.

But not this weekend sadly. Its back to work tonight and I'm also working tomorrow. Its only a couple of weeks till my holidays and the weekend GTG that I'm going on.


Daffycat said...

I've been rabid about Star Trek since they showed reruns when I was little. Sad eh? lol

I'm looking forward to seeing the new movie...hopefully this weekend!

debijeanm said...

I'm not a trekkie either, although I enjoyed the original series when I was in high school. But I LOVED this movie and DID go see it twice. I absolutely agree with all your comments about the actors (especially Quinto as Spock) and will throw in my kudos for the adorable Chekov struggling with those "Vz".

Dani - tkdchick said...

I am a Trekkie and I just LOVED it! The only thing that bothered me is the guy playing Sulu was Harold in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and I couldn't get that silly movie out of my mind every time he came on screen!

But he did a great job!