My mother and I just watched the new (not-so-new by this time) Star Trek movie (Thanks for the loan, Jane!). It was most enjoyable, but not, alas, for the reasons the people involved in it hoped it would be.
My #4 daughter said, “You’re the only Star Trek fan I know who didn’t like it!”
I said, “I liked it! It was a great Galaxy Quest episode! It just wasn’t Star Trek.”
Talk about needing to file off the serial numbers and call it something else…. As a cross between Galaxy Quest and the Saturday Night Live ST skit, it was brilliant–absolutely brilliant. Spock making out with Uhura in public was worthy of any Spock-is-my-boyfriend fangirl fantasy, for sure.
No, really, I liked the movie. But.
I don’t know–maybe reading and writing fan fiction spoiled me, or maybe I’m just a cranky old lady–or both. It is kind of bizarre to be saying, like, “When I was a girl, Vulcans would never show emotion in public. Nowadays, it’s kiss, kiss, kiss all the time. I don’t know what the worlds are coming to.”
Did you see the new Trek movie? What did you think? There are no wrong answers. Except, possibly, mine.
WRITING PROMPT: What kind of emotion is your main character least likely to display in public?