Sunday, May 17, 2009

Boldly Going

It probably won't come as a surprise to most of you that I'm a Sci-fi junkie. I love the stuff. I am especially partial to movies/books/tv shows that are set in the future, but supernatural and spacey stuff also ranks pretty high on my list. I think my love affair began in 1977, or thereabouts, when I first saw Star Wars. I was a wee three years old and probably didn't understand much of the story, but I loved the spaceships and, of course, my very first boyfriend, Luke Skywalker.

luke skywalker Pictures, Images and Photos

I must confess, though, that although I will always love Luke, my affection has strayed. And strayed. And strayed. Let's face it, I'm a Sci-fi hottie addict. In the past thirty odd years, I have added a few* names to my roster of Sci-fi boy toys. I would now like to introduce you to the newest addition:

Chris Pine Pictures, Images and Photos

Helloooo, Chris Pine.

I am a long time Star Trek fan. One of my all time favorite movies is The Wrath of Khaaaaaan!

Khan's Revenge Pictures, Images and Photos

I saw that in 1983, while on a transatlantic flight to Germany. I have seen it a gajillion times since then. Check out Ricardo Montalban's buffness! Dude was like 70. Seriously, the ear crawly things still totally give me the heebie jeebies. I've watched most of the series and all of the Star Trek movies, so it's no surprise that I would be excited for the new movie to come out. And major bonus, the movie was directed by JJ Abrams, one of the geniuses behind LOST. (Not judging, but I'm not Trekkie enough to go to the conventions dressed as my favorite character, nor do I speak Klingon, well, except for a few words, KERPLA!)

I was not let down. For two hours, I was sucked into the world of James Tiberius Kirk and the fearless crew of the USS Enterprise. I even liked Zachary Quinto as Spock, and I was absolutely ready to hate him in the role. Rare for me, I didn't look at my watch even once during the movie. Also, for the first time in a long time, I actually want to go see the movie, in the theater, AGAIN. I haven't seen a movie in the theater more than once since I was like 14. There were laughs. There were tears. The special effects were awesome. The villain was deliciously evil. Major WIN.

Have I sold you yet? Go see it.

star trek 3 Pictures, Images and Photos

*Nathan Fillion, Harrison Ford, Richard Dean Anderson (McGuyver AND Stargate SG1), Ben Browder, Christopher Reeve, Ethan Hawke (Explorers), Jamie Bamber, Joe Flanigan, Karl Urban, John Barrowman and and and...


  1. I'm not a sci fi girl myself, but I do think that Chris Pine looks mighty fine!

  2. Um...hi...go read my post for today.

    Make it so, I tell ya.

    We are kindreds, indeed.

  3. P.S. LOVED Quinto as Spock. Like you, was not expecting to like him...but he NAILED it. I thought he was brilliant. And Scott and I both though Karl Urban was a major win as McCoy. He had some of the best lines in the movie. Sigh...

  4. LOVED it, too! I felt like a shmoe when Kirk's birth scene at the beginning brought me to tears, but hey, motherhood changes ya, right? The waterworks come faster.
    I'm a die-hard TNG fan since the first Picard episode aired in the 80's, and am very happy that the genre lives on with such uber-coolness. Thank you Chris Pine, et al.

  5. The thing coming out of that guy's ear in the Wrath of Kahn has forever scarred me.
    Chris Pine is a cutie pie, but Silar from Heroes is the man....I just love him.

  6. I've never been a sci-fi fan much, maybe because my dad always watched Star Trek when I was a kid. (It cut into my cartoon time, lol)

    BUT with that said, I have enjoyed some of the Star Wars movies and this new Star Trek one looks good. I thought the casting was amazing and esp Spock, who was cast brilliantly even though they used the biggest villian in recent tv history. lol

  7. I'm not a Trekkie, but I grew up with it and my family made it family tradition to watch Voyager every night while I was in high school. My dad's been telling me I need to go and see the movie, but I don't know anyone here that wants to. I'm sure I'll rent it, though, whenever it comes out.

  8. I would do Zachary Quinto with the wrath of Khaaaaaaaan! (Also Christopher Pine, Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Harrison Ford, and others I can't think of because the baby is fussing)

  9. I am totally sold. Now just to find a babysitter.

  10. I saw it yesterday... and Chris Pine... nummy!!

  11. I have not seen it, because I am cranky and pregnant and the thought of a two hour sitting fest makes me more cranky. Star Trek does not deserve my crankiness. You've totally made me want to see it, though!

    Since we are confessing sci fi crushes, I just have to share that I used to be in love with Jon-Luc Picard. I was about 13, and in love with a bald Englishman. It was the accent. And the shiny head.

  12. I am going to see it this Friday night and I can't WAIT! I am a long time fan and my husband is a fanATIC!

  13. I'm more of a quiet independent film buff. You know where they can't afford good lighting and people talk a lot b/c they also couldn't afford a lot of locations?

  14. That photo of Ricardo made me laugh. I forgot he did a role like that! He'll always be the Fantasy Island guy to me.

    I guess I'm not a big Sci Fi fan, but I loooove time travel stories for some reason.

  15. Luke was totally my first boyfriend, too! Although looking back now, I wonder why I didn't love Han Solo? ;)

  16. will do!!
    Adam & I are looking forward to this, but we like to wait for the crowds to die down in the theaters...


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