Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Star Trek Part 2.

After watching this movie yesterday I felt like Oliver Twist, holding up my bowl and saying "Please sir. I want some more." This is not exactly the Star Trek universe that Gene Roddenberry created. Some alterations have occurred which will upset the hardcore Trekkie's. Based on this movie some episodes of the original series never happened. If you can't handle that remember this. This is a fictional universe. Get over it.

The characterizations were fantastic, especially Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy. About the only thing missing from him was the classic line, "He's dead, Jim." Chris Pine did a great job as James T. Kirk. I mentioned yesterday I am not a big William Shatner fan because of Shatner's habit of being overdramitic. Pine showed that Kirk is a natural born leader. Zachary Quinto showed the Spock that we like so well. He is half human and has to struggle to keep his emotions in check. The rest of the cast was equally as good, and Leonard Nimoy's appearance was not only logical, it was also the icing on the cake.

Eric Bana as Nero was perfect as an over-the-top villain, like Khan. The story here is secondary. There are a few minor points that made no sense to me, such as throwing an inexperienced crew in a new ship against an unknown enemy, but that is nit picking. In a movie like this sit back and enjoy the ride. IMDB rates this an 8.6, #58 on their list of the top 250 movies. I ignored my minor point and gave the movie a 10.

Not only did I see a great movie yesterday, The Cubs beat the Padres at Wrigley Field 6-2. Rich Harden is now 4-1 on the season.
Travis was right. Earth is in the Milky Way galaxy.

Today's question is Grade 2/Cultural Studies.

The mythical creature called the centaur is half human and half what other animal?
  • A) horse
  • B) dog
  • C) bull
I knew this one. 95-17.


Travis said...

Wasn't having an inexperienced crew explained because of most of the fleet being in another part of the galaxy? That is why all of the people in the academy were dispatched to Vulcan. Come to think of it, since all of them except the Enterprise were destroyed it would seem the Federation is going to be short handed new blood for a while.

Answer: A. Horse

Howard Bagby said...

I missed that explanation. that makes sense.