Star Trek Movie Review

Last week Norm and I saw Star Trek movie and it was so much better than I expected.   I’ve been a fan of Star Trek since I was probably five years old.   I remember watching it with my dad on Saturdays.   Something about space exploration and technology fascinated me to no end.   The new Star Trek movie goes back to the beginning when Kirk and Spock and McCoy, et al. met and began their adventure in space.   I don’t want to spoil it for anybody so I won’t talk a lot about what actually happened in the film.   There were some interesting scenes and one that I recall was a young Kirk riding on a very special motorcycle.   He was quite a reckless youth and there were moments when I was sure he was going to crash.   You never know, it could have happened, and then he would’ve needed to find a San Jose motorcycle accident attorney.   All right enough of that.

The movie was very well made and the story kept me interested from beginning to end.   There were a few things that bugged me about the storyline, but by the end I figured out why the story transpired the way it did.   I wanted to see it again right after which is really unusual for me.   It was that good of a movie.   I give it five out of five stars!

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Rhetorical Questions

Did you ever want to accomplish something so bad it hurt? Did you ever feel passionate about something so much so that you wanted to learn everything you could about it all at once? Did you ever realize that you don’t have enough time to learn everything you want to learn, yet you still want to do it? Did you ever wish that you were 20 again so you could start over? Did you ever wonder if it’s not too late?

Excited yet overwhelmed. That’s how I feel today! (I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m going to be another year older this month.)

Upon further reflection: this would be a good time for one of those Star Trek inventions to actually become reality. Remember that original Star Trek episode where an alien culture take Spock’s brain to replace the computer that runs their environment? This alien culture had this device that you put on your head and instantly you can learn years of study in a matter of minutes. Dr. McCoy used the device to learn advanced surgical techniques so he could put Spock’s brain back into his body. I could use one of those devices right now so I could learn years of study in a matter of minutes.

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Political Analysis à la Star Trek

Having grown up a big time time Star Trek fan since the age of five, I can really appreciate someone who can analyze politics using a Star Trek episode.   Check out Len Munsil’s post on the recent Arizona “Clean Elections” scandal.

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Star Trek 40th Anniversary

I was so busy with my own life yesterday that I totally missed the 40th anniversary of Star Trek, my absolutely all-time first ever favorite TV program.

Yes, I am a Trekkie, but I’ve never been to any conventions and I don’t own any memorabilia. Star Trek was probably into its last season before I started watching it, but I do remember as a very young child, maybe 5 or 6 years old, watching Star Trek and being thoroughly enthralled with the program. There was something mesmerizing and exciting about space travel and technology that captured my attention from an early age. I would venture to guess that I have seen every single episode of Star Trek the original series at least 10 times. Looking at the episodes today the technology and the costumes are rather hokey, but the storylines are timeless and still entertaining.

Those 40 years sure went by fast!

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