Many of you know that I’m a pretty hopeless Star Trek nerd. My favourite series being Voyager, Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine. I also enjoy the films and that was still the case with the most recent film in the Trek family: Star Trek (tagline: The future begins.)
Say what you want about the film, I found it entertaining and a refreshing take on what could’ve been a poor rehash of the things Trekkies expect. I was surprised by how much I liked it and am hopeful that we maybe haven’t seen the last of what Roddenberry‘s ghost has to offer.
It’s not easy to bring a series back to life in the cinema. Case in point: the disappointing The X-Files: I Want to Believe film of 2008. I wanted to believe too, but the film was pretty awful. That’s not easy for me to say as I was not only an avid (rabid?) viewer of the series from the start, but I was also in the fan club, went to the X-Files Expo in Chicago, and won a radio trivia contest and was flown to Vancouver to be an extra on set (met David Duchovny- Season 2, Episode 7). To say I wanted to believe would be an understatement.
But where X-Files fell down, Star Trek seems to have picked up and made a creative and exciting stand. I am going to pre-order it, and I am going to make it easy for you to pre-order it too.
Also, I must admit something I thought I’d never say and in fact would never even think of back in the original series days… Kirk and Spock sandwich. Dreamy. Yeah, I said it.