08 April 2009

Star Trek (2009)

The new Star Trek movie, titled simply Star Trek (2009) won't be released until May 8. The premiere at Sydney Opera House this week was a special deal. It was mostly filmed in Bakersfield (!). One person who went to the special premiere (see imdb) commented, without revealing any of the story, that it manages to poke fun at some of the silliness of the original series, while still being respectful, fun, action packed, and with very high quality space scenes. What is known from the trailers, etc., is that it is recasting of the original series, with new actors. Chris Pine as Kirk, and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Majel Barrett as the voice of the computer (of course). Nimoy has a cameo, but Shatner doesn't. While it was being shot, it was given the working title Corporate Headquarters to throw off excessively enthusiastic trekkie fans. Should be fun. I intend to avoid reviews and trailers, because I prefer to see these things with as little preconception as possible.

Snippet of dialog:
Kirk: Are you afraid or aren't you?
Spock: I will not allow you to lecture me.
Kirk: Then why don't you stop me?

If you go to imdb, don't look at the additional quotes... they give too many hints.

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