What Spock Found In Kirk's Toilet

Am I the only one excited about this? I am, aren't I?

Seriously, I hate Trek, (too much TALKING! Can you please just blow something up PLEASE?! Would it kill you to stop talking about the warp drive FOR ONE SECOND and just blow some stuff up? Seriously.) but then again, I thought I hated the Mission: Impossible franchise and Abrams managed to change my mind about that, didn't he?

The answer is: "Yes. Yes he sure did."

My only qualm is that it's a prequel and we all know how that worked out for that other (and still beloved by me, despite its squandered potential) space saga. I'd much rather they found a way to revitalize the Trek Universe beyond dusting off the admittedly beloved characters from the first series. It's a great concept and it would be fun to see it reimagined by the brains behind the bestest television show in the world: Lost.

(Only... [checks dashboard widget] 192 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes left until season 4! Now would be a perfect time to start renting the DVDs of past seasons and getting caught up! Seriously, summer TV is teh suck. You will thank me. You really don't want to watch the Singing Bee, do you? I didn't think so.)

Now would probably be a good time to admit a few things. In the second paragraph of this post, I said that I hated Star Trek. That is not entirely true. I may have fudged the truth a little. Sorry. Firstly, I loved the first four Star Trek movies. Especially the fourth one. It is amazingly hilarious. Secondly, as a preteen, I really dug the first two or three seasons of Next Generation. DON'T JUDGE ME! I was young and didn't know any better. It had "Star" in the title! It was trickery! Finally, the original series is always, always good for a laugh.


I'm glad I could get that off of my chest. I feel cleansed.

Anyway, so I guess I'd better start brushing up on my Klingon, move back in with my parents, set my phaser to "stun," and start referring to anything I don't understand as "illogical, Captain" because I will be all over this movie. For reals.


b3n said...

Dude, Sylar is going to be Spock!

Dylan said...

I had no idea what you were talking about. I sort of missed the boat on Heroes (see my rant from yesterday on the suckiness of Jeph Loeb as to my trepidation) so I had to Google the dude. It's a pretty close match.

Also, I was glad to hear it's not a "prequel" per se, so there's that.

Also, I think it's hilarious that Nimoy referred to the casting as "logical." Classic.

b3n said...

Quinto, who played Sylar, is one of the reasons I kept watching the show. He is the best actor on the show (imho). My hope factor for the movie just grew +6. I hope JJ keeps with this formula and chooses other lesser-known actors for the rest of the roles. I'm pretty sure he'll do the right thing, his track record is pretty impeccable.

BTW, day one of no caffeine is going surprisingly well. I went to the Temple this morning and said prayers for us.^_^

Dylan said...