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Star Trek movie

I found a theater that offered it with rear window captioning so the OH could see it with me. Now I don't have to go to Wiscon prepared to clap my hands over my ears every five minutes to avoid spoilers.

Watching the movie made me happy. I was entertained.


Sylar gives good Spock. Sylar gives REALLY good Spock.

The rest of the actors did a good job of implying the original characters.

Ttttoooo mmuuccchhhhh sshhhaakkkkkyy ccaaaaammm

I suppose every action movie these days has to have revenge-motivated piratical villains with tribal tattoos and trench coats. But revenge-motivated piratical villains with tribal tattoos and trench coats who are ROMULAN?

I suppose every science fiction thriller these days has to have killer black holes. [*Cue giant sucking sound*]

Uhura-Spock works. A shame that she didn't get to do anything other than be a love interest, because I got the impression the actress would have done a good job with a broader role.

Typically, all the other women in the movie were there to be murdered to make male characters pissed off, or to give birth to male characters.

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liveavatar
May. 16th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
It's not that I don't *like* Uhura/Spock, it's just...I'm so steeped in the early episodes that the existence of Uhura/Spock strains my warp drive.

But Sylar gives such good Spock I was still clutching the armrests.

We did get to watch Uhura's expertise mentioned and apparently used. I didn't feel she was only there as a love interest.
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
I didn't feel she was only there as a love interest.

No, but she didn't get to do as much as the male characters.
usqueba
May. 16th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
It's not that I don't *like* Uhura/Spock, it's just...I'm so steeped in the early episodes that the existence of Uhura/Spock strains my warp drive.
Yeah! I don't really think Uhura and Spock really talked that much in ST originally. Then (having grown up w/ ST) seeing them in a *relationship*, my brain was all, "WHAT?!"
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
There are a few interactions in ST:TOS episodes that could be interpreted as showing attraction or friendship between Uhura and Spock, although much more restrained than the friendship between Spock and Kirk.
jenk
May. 16th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Indeed. Given the leads are all male, I think the only way to have a leading female in a Star Trek movie would be a) re-cast the leads a la Starbuck and Boomer or b) have a female villian a la First Contact.
xiphias
May. 16th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Or turn Pavel Chekov into Antonia Chekov.

The break point in the timeline is Kirk's birth. Anyone younger than Kirk is fair game. And since Chekov didn't show up until Season 2 anyway . . .
jenk
May. 16th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
It's a thought and would get more women on the bridge. But most of the camera time will still be on the Kirk/Spock/McCoy troika.
xiphias
May. 17th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
As, honestly, it ought to be -- that's the troika that makes the show work. And, anyway, both Spock and McCoy are older that Kirk, and therefore have had a good chunk of their childhoods BEFORE the branch point, so they could be less significantly changed.
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firecat
May. 16th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I like to sum up movies concisely :)
usqueba
May. 16th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
Sylar gives REALLY good Spock.
And he didn't over do it!

Ttttoooo mmuuccchhhhh sshhhaakkkkkyy ccaaaaammm
Yeah! I was all, "Hold still! I can't see anything"

But revenge-motivated piratical villains with tribal tattoos and trench coats who are ROMULAN?
IMO, some of them were SEXY.
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
Sexy, yes!

(Nero vs. Cap'n Jack Sparrow?)
pogodragon
May. 16th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
That was an image my brain really didn't need, but is really going to enjoy. Thank you. I think.
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
My work here is done.
gconnor
May. 16th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
Wait a second, what is Rear Window Captioning, and why haven't I heard about this!? :)

My sweetie is hard of hearing and often complains that it's hard to hear dialog in the movie theater and she wishes they had subtitles.

I'd be very interested to know what theater you went to and whether the captioning was acceptable.
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear_Window_Captioning_System

We went to Eastridge Mall 15, 2190 Eastridge Loop San Jose. They don't offer captioning for every movie or every showtime.

The OH said that the captions didn't display properly for about 1/4 of the movie, but when they did display, it worked OK for him.

Here are two lists that include open-captioned (captions on screen) and closed-captioned (rear-window captioning) movies:

http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/opencaptionedshowtimes.aspx#CA

(If you're in the Bay Area, search for "Oakland")

http://www.moviewatcher.com/jsp/amg.jsp

(Search for "Oakland," "San Francisco," "San Jose")
sistercoyote
May. 16th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
Sylar gives good Spock, but Eomer gives better Bones.

Send more Bones!
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
So who were ____ and _____ in your LJ entry? :-)
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hm, I can't find that LJ entry now so I must be confused about who wrote it, sorry.
sistercoyote
May. 16th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
LOL nevermind, then. ;)
sistercoyote
May. 16th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I thought Eomer was sufficiently older than the rest of the cast for him to work as Bones.

In what LJ entry? /is confused.

My understanding, which I got from Memory Alpha, is that this cast has signed on for two more movies if this one does well. I think it's going to do well.
firecat
May. 17th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
I agree Eomer worked as Bones, but for some reason the sex appeal wasn't quite there for me. Perhaps if I hadn't been so distracted by Sylar and Nemo...
sistercoyote
May. 16th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Having established that neither of us knows who ___ and ___ were, shall I scar(e) you with McCoy/Kirk fanfic? Or would you rather read "How Not to Kick Puppies"?
firecat
May. 17th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
McCoy/Kirk fanfic works for me!

"Bones, dare I ask what ELSE can you do with those rather long, wide hyposprays?"
firecat
May. 16th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Eomer as Bones has a lot of potential, but he's too young for me right now...I'll be looking forward to Star Trek The Reboot 10 though!
sistercoyote
May. 16th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
I have to admit.

There's probably a longer LJ post in this, but all of my early crushes were either doctors or EMTs (McCoy, Johnny Gage in Emergency!) and now, looking back, I can't figure out if I had crushes on them or if I wanted to be them - and if I wanted to be them, what changed?
firecat
May. 17th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I can't figure out if I had crushes on them or if I wanted to be them

Embrace the power of and!

(Does this also extend to House?)
sistercoyote
May. 17th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I honestly don't know.

I don't think I'm prepared to try to become a doctor at this point in my life, however...
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