You probably didn’t know this about me (I don’t think I’ve mentioned it recently, and I haven’t been all that talkative about it either), but I’m kind of a trekkie. No, seriously, I am. Of course, I’m not that hardcore — I don’t know anything about Captain Kirk’s generation of Star Trek. I mean, not really. I know he’s friends with Spock and that Spock is played by Leonard Nimoy and that their doctor is named McCoy, but other than that, I have no idea what their adventures were and I’m not even sure if their ship was named Enterprise. But, I’m holding my date of birth responsible for this. I’m sorry but as much as I love old movies (e.g. Casablanca), I’m not too keen on old school sci-fi. I’ve been spoiled by the wonders of CG even as a kid so my Star Trek stuff only started with The Next Generation. You know the one — it’s got Captain Jean-Luc Picard instead of Kirk and the first officer is aptly called, No.1. Although still, even if I was introduced to Star Trek through that series (and back then I had no idea why it was called “The Next Generation”, having never seen the original series), the branch that I like the most is Star Trek: Voyager. I can proudly say that I’ve seen all the episodes (and I mean ALL the episodes) of that series. Of course I don’t remember all of them, but I’m sure that I’ve seen all of them at least once.
Anyway, even though I’m more partial to the newer parts of the series, it doesn’t mean that I’m any less interested in how it all began. Hence, I am excited to see the new movie that opens today! 😀 Especially because Chris Pine is in it. 😉 But, really, even if he wasn’t, I’d still be interested to watch it. For some reason, probably because it’s a prequel (you know, like X-Men Origins?), I have a feeling that it’ll be better than the previous Star Trek movies. I didn’t really like any of those (except the one with both Captain Kirk and Picard — Star Trek: Generations). I’m not sure why. Maybe because they were just like normal episodes– individual adventures that just happened to take longer than usual. It didn’t really delve much into the characters personalities’ or explain any more about the universe. In my opinion. So, I’m really excited for this one. I mean, does it really have a scene that shows Spock’s birth? How cool is that? 😮 Right. I’m sounding like a geek now.
I don’t think I’ll be able to see the movie until at least Sunday night though, so I’ll have to hold my excitement in for now. And hope that the people who’ve seen it don’t tell me any spoilers (and if you whoever you are, post some spoilers in the comments section of this entry, I will hunt you down and leave you in the hands of the Borg!). Not that I have a lot of friends who are going to see it. I’m actually planning on seeing this with my parents. Because, well, there’s not a lot of trekkies where I come from, is there? Certainly none of my officemates can relate. They weren’t even excited about Wolverine, and I thought that was already a mainstream movie. And my geeky friends? Well, they’re more into comic books (Yeah, like X-Men) and fantasy and video games. Not really sci-fi. I’ve always been pretty much alone in that boat. Or, okay, some of them are Star Wars fans, so they claim to be fans of science fiction, but I maintain that Star Wars is NOT science fiction due to its political (and altogether confusing) nature. Oh look at that, I just admitted to hating Star Wars. If that doesn’t make me a real trekkie, I don’t know what will. 😉 No, wait. I do know. It’s this:
The invitation for my 18th birthday (as in the one that I sent out to a lot of people), actually contained the sentence “Resistance is futile.” Really. And instead of R.S.V.P. I wrote “You can hail me at (insert phone number here)”. Haha!
Anyway, I just hope I won’t get disappointed when I finally see it. I’m not saying I hated Wolverine, but to tell you the truth I didn’t like it all that much either, so I’m really hoping that this will be a decent one. 🙂
P.S. Actually the title of this post isn’t from Star Trek at all and is in fact, the title of the last episode of… what series? Care to take a guess?