kelliem: Star Fleet insignia (trek)
( May. 10th, 2009 03:51 pm)
I couldn't stand waiting, so I caved and went to see the new Trek movie. And like everyone else I've read who's seen it, I loved it. And that's speaking as someone who watched the original series in its original run, and even wrote a letter for the original "Save Star Trek" letter writing campaign. Spock was my second crush (Illya my first) and Trek has been an integral part of my fannish life for decades. I think Abrams et al. hit this ball out of the park. I really only have one and a half quibbles with the movie at all. (Yes, quibbles, not tribbles!) spoilery quibbles after the cut )

Aside from that, I thought it rocked and I can't wait to see it again, maybe in IMAX if it's still playing in that format next weekend. Kham loved it too. I'd read some predictions that only Trek fans would go see it, but the sold-out 5pm Friday showing we attended had people of all ages and definitely not all of them were Trekkies/Trekkers of any variety.
Star Trek is 40 years old today.

That means on this date in 1966, 7-going-on-8-year-old me was begging my mom to let me stay up past my bedtime to watch that "new show that looks better than Lost in Space." :D

Thankfully, she did. And without TOS, I would never have become the person I am today. (Some may argue that might have been better, but I never will!) And as [ profile] tzikeh pointed out, we probably wouldn't be here today if not for Star Trek, the Original Series.

So, I raise my coffee mug to Gene Roddenberry and his "wagon train to the stars," and to Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, and all the rest of the gang. Happy birthday, and thank you.

ETA: Go tell [profile] ellen_fremendon your favorite thing from any incarnation of Trek.
kelliem: Trek TOS top 3 (tos)
( Aug. 31st, 2006 09:50 pm)
I had to make a new icon in honor of this news. :D

I found out by reading [ profile] sithdragn's LJ tonight that Star Trek: TOS (or part of it) is going to be re-released in syndication beginning on Sept. 16th. She linked to the TV Guide article about it and also reproduced another good article (go see her entry to read it). They're apparently Lucas-izing it a bit, updating the visual effects, (and, for some unknown reason, re-recording the theme). I found a few other links by Googling.

The first one listed below actually has a short Quicktime videoclip showing the old model-built Enterprise and how the new CGI one might look (though the effects are actually being done by a different group).

Part of me is intrigued and part of me is appalled (even though editors tell you never to split a character up like that). I guess I'll have to reserve judgement. I hope the re-release will air on a station I get, so I can check it out.


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