After having spent much of the past few weeks working my way through the Star Trek film series, this is how I rank them, best to worst. Obviously, this is my personal ranking. Feel free to disagree.
I don’t often talk much about my TV watching, but one of the shows that Prairie’s managed to get me into is CSI, and last night’s episode, ‘A Space Oddity,’ was _so_ worth it. Bottom line: great episode, and worth watching if you’re a fan of CSI, Trek, BSG, or any combination of the above.
This is what I wanted to do for this year’s Norwescon…and, to be honest, I _still_ think it’d be fun to do it at some point in the future. I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to it, but it’s fun to have it rattling around in my head.
In honor of William Shatner’s 78th birthday today, 3/22/09, I am declaring March 22nd to be ‘International Talk Like William Shatner Day!’ Now, since talking like our hero is a bit more challenging than walking around going, ‘Arrr’, I’ve included the following video tutorial for your edification.
J.J. Abrams: ‘The key is to appreciate that there are purists and fans of ‘Star Trek’ who are going to be very vocal if they see things that aren’t what what they want. But I can’t make this movie for readers of Nacelles Monthly…’
I don’t want my only option to be the new, George Lucas inspired, new special effects versions. I want the show that my dad introduced me to. The show that had me pointing excitedly somewhere behind me and over my shoulder, exclaiming ‘Speeeeshhh!’ as the _Enterprise_ flew by in the opening credits. The show I grew up with.
A treasure I found a long time ago, and recently reacquired from my brother. Star Trek Story Record #8, Power Records BR 513, _still in the shrink wrap_. This set includes the LP and a comic book with two stories: _A Mirror for Futility_ by Alan Dean Foster, and _The Time Stealer_ by Cary Bates and Neal Adams.
Star Trek turns 42 today. Happy Birthday, Trek! ;)
Really. Thanks to TrekMovie.com for posting this excerpt from a radio interview with Kevin…
When I first heard that work was beginning on a new Star Trek film, I suppose you could have described my first response as more cautious than optimistic. However, as more and more details appear, I’m moving more and more towards the ‘optimism’ side of things.