Sunday, January 03, 2010

Star Trek 2009

Finally watched
Star Trek 2009.
They did a pretty good job. I didn't have any problem accepting the actor/character choices they made except for maybe Chekov. I don't remember his accent being irritating in the original. Spock wasn't quite as logical, but the humor between him and Kirk was there.

I didn't like that continual light flare/beam flashing across the TV screen. I thought there was something wrong with the DVD. Until I watched the special feature (A New Vision) where they talked about how nifty the flare was--NOT.

The rest of this post is more my notes/thoughts and resulting research than an actual review.

Spock's mom died?
Spock/Uhura romance?
Transporting looked different--swirls.
Winona Ryder was Amanda Grayson (Spock's Mom)? Oh, I didn't even notice who that was until the end movie credits.

Amanda Grayson at wiki
Spock's human mother, married to Sarek.
In one timeline, she dies between the events in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Sarek".
As depicted in the 2009 Star Trek movie, she dies when Vulcan is destroyed.

Bought the single-disc edition DVD

What was the "digital" version DVD? Star Trek video game? Digital copy to load on puter?
DVD Info

Also bought:
The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series
Has Four Episodes:
(Pilot was zero. I counted as one.)
115 (15 Dec 66) Balance of Terror
129 (6 Apr 67) The City on the Edge of Forever
201 (15 Sep 67) Amok Time
215 (29 Dec 67) The Trouble With Tribbles

Found only three movies so bought those too:
II The Wrath of Khan (1982)
IV The Voyage Home (1986)
VI The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)
(Only one I could find still listed at Amazon is The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek V The Final Frontier (1989)

I'd like The Search for Spock on DVD yet.
Movie info
We have them on video, so not a biggy to me if we're missing some on DVD.
My fav is Trek IV, The Voyage Home, cuz it was the funniest.

Sequel Summer 2011?

Where no man has gone before at wiki

Star Trek XI at wiki
The story establishes an alternate reality[5][6] through time-travel by both Nero and the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy), freeing the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints.

Spock and Uhura were put in an actual relationship as a nod to early episodes highlighting her interest in him.[88]
[88] links to a podcast.
About half way mark of the podcast they talk about the Spock romance stuff.

New Cast vs Original at tvguide is good.

Also deceased:
Majel Barrett - Nurse Chapel
b. 23 Feb 32 - d. 18 Dec 08

Font I used on my images is spaceman.ttf.

Watch Videos at imdb
Full episodes of the original.
At hulu also.

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