Archive for May 8, 2009


>Star Trek Movie SPOILERS

>I know some of you are tired of my posts about Star Trek, this is the last one I promise. Maybe.

If you have not seen the movie and are planning to see it, PLEASE, do not read any further! The rest of this post may contain spoilers.

Cause I saw the movie and have some things I want to say, I belong to a Star Trek Forum and we have been discussing the movie. Most of us like it, the following is what I said about it.

A question and some thoughts.

  • First the question, I thought Orions were green skinned with dark hair, but the female in the movie was a red head (which looked really bad by the way) so am I wrong or was this a mistake?
  • Spock is having an affair with Uhura! Wow, didn’t see that one coming.
  • I thought Sulu’s sword was totally kickass. He pulled it out and it telescoped out, very cool, and I am not the only one who thought so.
  • I also thought it was very unsporting of him to stab that guy in the back, but he was a bad guy and trying to kill Kirk so I got over it (real fast). I also said this to Gwen, about it being unsporting. She gave me this “Get real.” look.
  • I loved the trademark expressions, Dr. McKoy, “I’m a doctor Jim!”, Mr. Scott, “I’m givin’ ya all she’s got Capt’n!”
  • I covered my face during the bug scene (so I wouldn’t scream like a little girl). Those who have seen the movie know what I am talking about, those who don’t but are Star Trek fans and are reading this despite my warnings, remember the Wrath of Khan? O.K. now you know what I am talking about.
  • One of my favorite lines: I want to explain this scene, the Romulan (bad guy), who is bigger and stronger then humans, has Kirk by the throat, he is saying how weak and puny humans are, “You can’t even speak.” Kirk is trying to say something, so the Romulan (who is smirking this whole time) eases up so Kirk can speak and Kirk says: “I got your gun.” I’m sure I don’t have to say what happens next. Exit bad guy.
  • I still want to snog Spock. I posted on the forum the day Leonard Nimoy was on the Today Show that Ann Curry hugged him and I was jealous. Of course someone asked, “Of Ann Curry?” I replied Yes then I added, “I would not pass up a chance to snog Spock.” Therefore, this is why after seeing the movie I said I still want to.
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>It’s true: the new “Star Trek” prequel movie is really,really good. “The spirit of adventure and embrace ofrationality that define the show are in full swing,” writes Manohla Dargis, “as are the chicks in minis and kicky boots.” The J.J. Abrams remake has big-budget action and effects, and a story with “emotional and dramatic force as well some generous laughs,” thanks largely to the newcomers playing Spock and Kirk. “Steering clear of outright imitation,” Ms. Dargis writes, “the two young actors instead distill the characters to capture their essence,their Kirk-ness and Spock-ness.” Go see for yourself before the inevitable SNL parody.

>”Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility.”
– MANNY RAMIREZ, on being suspended for 50 games after being tied to performance-enhancing drugs.

~The New York Times~ Quotation of the Day ~

“Medication”? Does anyone believe this? I mentioned it to a guy I work with and he said, (quote) “Freaking idiot.”

– ON THIS DAY –

On May 8, 1973, militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.

~The New York Times~ On This Day ~

So much for home team advantage.