Nerding out over Star Trek

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.

Official Star Trek logo used with permission. Seriously.
Official Star Trek logo used with permission. Seriously.

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.

6 thoughts on “Nerding out over Star Trek”

  1. You really made me laugh with the ‘Kirk and Spock sandwich’!

    I LOVED the new Star Trek film…I may pre-order it too. I have to disagree on the X Files film though…I quite liked it. Ok, it wasn’t as good as the first film, but still good.

  2. Oh yeah… the sandwich πŸ˜›

    I know we agree to disagree on I Want to Believe, but I think we can cope. x

  3. They say the first step in recovery is admitting… but I suppose nerdery is fairly harmless. Let’s leave it alone. πŸ˜‰

  4. Hi Ben!
    Yup, a gimmick by Fox to get a lot of attention for the show. There were two groups who won, my group were all ‘homeless’ people in the vampire episode and the other group were ‘observers’ for one of Scully’s autopsies. All of us were cut, but the trip was memorable anyway!

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