I don’t remember when I first started watching Star Trek, but I loved it from day one and have watched every episode, read the books, built the plastic models of the Enterprise NC-1701, the shuttle craft, the Klingon bird of pray and hung them from my bedroom ceiling. I also had a phaser, and learned all about it and most everything else from my Star Fleet Operations Manuel.
So yesterday Kim and I went to see the latest in the long running history of Star Trek. This movie is the eleventh film based on the original and has the main characters from the television series. The movies follows James T Kirk and Spock before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise. They have to combat Nero, a Romulan from the future who threatens the United Federation of Plants. I don’t want to spoil it for you if you have not seen it but the interesting twist they use to free the movie from the whole series constraints is very well thought out, even if Harry Potter was told it can’t be done.
This movie absolutely rocks, from the beginning scene to the very end. It draws you right into the original classic, but in a fresh and fun way. This is not at all like the earlier Star Trek movies, with old story lines, rather it is brand new and very creative.
The Enterprise is the basic same shape, but gone are the two weapons that always failed right away. Instead they have an array of weaponry that are really cool. The characters are so believable as younger versions of our heroes, but so different and fresh then the past. Those familiar lines like… “I’m givin it all she’s got captain” take you right back in time to the orginal series.
This movie is full of action, laughs, suspense. It is a win no matter how you look at it. And finally we have the beginning timeline that has been missing up to this point.
You will love this movie. I suggest you go out and see it right away. If you are a fan of the original Star Trek you will probably want to see it again. I know I do and this is the first movie in a long time, one of the few, that I felt like I would enjoy it just as much the second time around.