The New Star Trek Movie

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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The New Star Trek Movie

  1. Jane

    June 23, 2011 at 10:43am

    Hi. I liked it because it’s not only LIKE a parallel universe story, it actually IS a parallel universe story.

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      Marian Allen

      June 23, 2011 at 3:40pm

      …It IS! You told me that before I watched it, but I didn’t understand. I thought you meant it the way they did it on the show: a closed loop, a detour or a brief side trip, with everything back to “normal” at the end. This is more like the Dark Shadows parallel time room, isn’t it?

      Okay, I’m in!

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  2. Carol Preflatish

    June 24, 2011 at 5:44pm

    I loved the ST movie. As for Spook making out in public, he is half human you know. I can’t wait until the next comes out. I love Chris Pine. His dad was on CHiPs. And, even though Deforest Kelley walked out of the premiere, I thought that Karl Urban was good as Bones. We have it on DVD and watch it a lot.

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      Marian Allen

      June 24, 2011 at 5:53pm

      I thought Chris Pine did a super job. Keith Urban, John Cho, Simon Pegg–all of them. I’m looking forward to the sequel, too, although it really did seem very Galaxy Quest to me. I’d probably watch it again, if I owned it. Do you know why Deforest Kelley walked out? I mean, I do have my reservations about some of the plot points and characterization, but it isn’t like, you know, the rape of a classic.

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  3. Carol Preflatish

    June 25, 2011 at 8:55am

    I was wrong, Marian. Not sure where I heard that now. If he walked out of the last movie’s premiere, he must have floated because Mr. Kelley died in 1999. Sorry for the confusion.

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      Marian Allen

      June 25, 2011 at 10:05am

      Ah. Maybe it was the first movie’s premier, although I don’t know why he would, unless it was too loud. I’m a little hard of hearing these days, but movie theaters turn the sound up too loud for me.

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