Star Trek came out on Friday, and it is AWESOME. I saw it on IMAX and I can’t wait to see it again. It was fast-paced, exciting, and funny. There was plenty of fan service (Tribbles, original sound effects, red shirts, etc.)—and even, I think, a nod to 2001 in the design of the space suits—but the fan service wasn’t too blatant or distracting. One part seemed kind-of campy, but it was appropriate and actually made sense. (It had to do with the Red Matter.) I loved all of the characters; Chekov really stood out to me, probably because I was as excited as he was. I really liked Uhura too. And OMG Karl Urban was awesome. I knew going in that I’d probably love Kirk and Spock, and I did, but I was really happy and surprised that all of the characters stood out so much. I thought it was a great ensemble cast. Anyways, many of my frequent internet haunts have been Trek-obsessed this weekend, so here’s a taste of what I’ve been reading this weekend:
– Video: LOST vs. Star Trek in Action Figures I love that the Sylar figure makes an appearance.
– John Scalzi: Trek Movie Cheat Sheets There’s a haiku for every film. 😀
– Great Star Trek Covers of the Past 40 Years I love the Esquire cover with the Spock Art; it looks so cool!
– Science Lessons from the new Star Trek Movie (Popular Mechanics)
– Newsweek Video: Quinto and Nimoy on Spock
– Video: Quinto, Pine and Nimoy were on SNL last night.
– Video: Artist on Artist: Star Trek I generally hate myspace, but this is actually pretty good. I’m amazed at how Zachary Quinto can contort and cross his legs like that. O.O Geeks of Doom also posts a short clip showing Pine meeting Shatner.
– Why is the media trying to make ST fans look like naysaying dorks? (io9) “Not dorky,” my ass. Since when did singularities become trendy? 😉
– Spock Spools Artwork of Spock made with spools of thread. It’s kind of crazy, but definitely creative.
Reviews (Beware of spoilers!)
– Sam’s Review
– io9’s review
– Gizmodo’s review Worth clicking just for the hilarious picture of the action figures on the bridge surrounded by about 20 lens flares.
– Ed Morrissey’s review at HA
– Vodkapundit: Going Boldly
– Star Trek: The Franchise is Back (Geeks of Doom)
–Rotten Tomatoes Currently, the movie is at 96%! Yay! (Also: kind of unbelievable.)