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Once you eliminate the impossible...

...whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth.

And that improbability is that I loved Star Trek a second time! 

Not only that, I have re-ordered my list, at least for tonight:  Undiscovered Country > 2009 > Kahn > Insurrection > First Contact >> Nemesis >>> Voyage Home > Generations > Search for Spock > Final Frontier > The Motion Picture.

Seriously, this movie is made of win and that is really all there is to say.

They didn't get me the first time, but this time the end credits nearly made me cry, and everything held up flawlessly and I just may have to go see this yet again.   I'm not one for doing that, but...it's just that enjoyable of a movie.

I didn't watch ST: TNG when it first came out because I thought there was no way you could replace Captain Kirk and have Star Trek still be Star Trek.  You know what?  I was wrong.  TNG is a damn fine show.  I had serious misgivings about this film because I thought a pseudo-prequel just wouldn't work and I thought it looked entirely too 90210 to be any kind of decent.  Know what?  Wrong again.

This movie makes me want to reread every Star Trek novel I've ever read (a long list) and read every one I've ever missed (a short list).  It makes me want to have Star Trek movie marathons and sit and watch the series for days on end.  It makes me proud and happy and entirely full of squee at my Trekkie status.  In short, it works, it's fabulous, and I fucking love it.

Live long and prosper.

That is all.

This cut is essentially spoiler-free, but be warned of a dirty word or two and some serious squee!

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sgteam14283
May. 12th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
I have to see it a second time just to get the Enterprise refrence! (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)
jackwabbit
May. 12th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Sounds good to me!

It deserves a second viewing to catch the references and to form a valid opinion other than ZOMG!
sgteam14283
May. 12th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
that it does, once I get all the fangirling out of the way I can look at it more objectively. (and see Paul again ;D)
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shadow2serenity
May. 12th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
I think Return of the King was the last movie I saw three times in the theeatah. I saw Star Trek twice in a 25-hour period. I have a date later this week, and thus the potential for a third viewing. Just can't get enough of the catchphrases, not to mention the other little nods and homages to TOS AND KARL URBAN ZOMG!!!! That man has serious skillz, with a Z! Next year at the Oscars they should create a special category for 'Best Impression of a Previously Portrayed Character' just so he can win it all to his own self.
jackwabbit
May. 12th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Damn right, Jim!

The last movie I saw multiple times in the theater was Revenge of the Sith. And it was great because on my second viewing (which occurred very shortly after the first and was still in a packed house) a guy behind me whispered "no fucking way" when Anakin killed the younglings. It added so much to my movie experience to get his initial reaction whilst I knew that "yes fucking way" was coming.

That is my one nod to the prequels for Lucas. He didn't wimp out there. And while I will lament the prequels all day long, Sith is certainly the best of the bunch, and it has some redeeming qualities.

Back to Trek, OMG yes the catchphrases.

This film has exceeded all of my expectations.

I'm loving it!
sache8
May. 12th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Sith has seven or eight moments of PURE GOLD that make it worth sitting through. *Note: Icon is one of them* The Phantom Menace I actually adore because I was born on Naboo in a previous life and heart the handmaidens in a way I can't begin to describe.

Attack of the Cheesy Dialogue I will probably never watch again unless it's with a group and that's the vote.

Oh! Your post was about Star Trek, sorry.

Yeah... I'm probably going for a third helping of awesomeness next week sometime when I visit my friends in SC.


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ncb1
May. 12th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I agree about Karl Urban. He seems a tad taller than Deforest Kelley but they could be father and son. I guess I'll have to see it for a second time this coming weekend just to keep up with you all.
jackwabbit
May. 12th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Yep, yep, yep!

Peace and long life.
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cleothemuse
May. 12th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
I caught the Enterprise reference, but about five seconds after it occurred. One of those delayed reactions to teh awesomeness that was Montgomery Scott :D (Who could've been better only one way... and I know you know what that is!)
jackwabbit
May. 12th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm quite certain I have no idea what you're talking about dear. ; )
lemonpiefirefly
May. 13th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Wha're ye talkin' 'bout now, luv?
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lolmac
May. 12th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, watch the fucking cussing. *G*

Melissa and I will be seeing it together this week: my first, her second, although she missed part of it at the premiere.
jackwabbit
May. 12th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it, and I'm so glad you guys get to hang out.
lemonpiefirefly
May. 13th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I think you'll like it. It wasn't a grand cinematic work in the way of a few things I have seen, but it was great, it was entertaining, and it preserved goofy humor and silly dialogue just like a Trek film should, while being a pretty good story. And the visuals and most of the acting are fantastic.
A rompin' grand time. I am totally going to do a second look with some fannish types this week so I don't have to be interrupted in the good parts! (I love my bf's buddy Keith, but...NO I DON'T NEED MORE BEER NOW BE QUIET! IT'S TREK!)

*waves at Melissa and Beth* Glad you're visitin'!
jackwabbit
May. 13th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Why in the great wide universe would you need beer?

Everyone knows that Romulan Ale, while illegal and not to be served at diplomatic functions, is the only way to go.

SHEESH! Some people!
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