Thursday, June 11, 2009

Star Trek

I have never been a fan of Star Trek, historically. Though folks in my family TV show from time to time, I can honestly say that I don’t remember ever sitting through an entire episode, and I know I’ve never seen any of the movies. That being said, I wanted to see Star Trek, because I generally love movies, and the previews looked good. So…I saw it.

I think most people, whether or not they’ve watched the show previously, know the premise of Star Trek. The USS Enterprise is a space ship…and the show chronicles the adventures of its crew. Pretty sure that’s it. (If you’re a Star Trek purist and I’ve totally offended you…sorry about that.) For some reason I feel stupid talking about the plot…because I feel like it’s obvious. While I THINK that the TV show (I think the TV show came first?) began with the crew already intact, this movie explains how Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Scotty and the rest came together as a crew. they MIGHT have come together in an alternate reality. Maybe. =) While some might not get along well at first…they have to work together, and…they have an adventure. They fight some ugly bad guys. They fly their ship around and hit warp speed a lot.

With no real knowledge of Star Trek in prior incarnations, I have no way of knowing if the movie is worse than, better than, or just as good as the TV show and other movies. But for me, it was just what I love in a summer action flick. (I don’t know why it makes a difference if it’s a summer movie or a winter one…but it seems like the fun action movies come out in the spring and the summer.) There was a lot of action, along with some good laughs. Overall, I really liked it, and, in spite of zero interest in the Enterprise up to now, I find that, as there is plenty of room left for sequel after sequel, I’m looking forward to seeing what Kirk and Spock might get into next.