Friday, November 9, 2007

Treking with J.J.

Keeps on Spockin' in the freeeee worrrld!

I was never a Trekkie. (Did I even spell that right?) I watched reruns of the old series every night at 6 p.m. but that's about as far as it went. In the great Star Wars vs. Trek debates as a kid, I was in the 'Wars' camp -- 'cause Han Solo didn't set for stun, baby. (Lucas, of course, neutered him later with that whole Greedo "suicide" recut, but I digress.)

I am however a J.J. Abrams fan, so the new Trek film is on my radar. Cameras started rolling two days ago, and beyond Abrams himself ("Lost," Mission Impossible 3) its the eclectic cast that has me thinking this Kirk-the-early-years reboot will be, beaming up for. (Sorry.)

With Winona Ryder now, that makes Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana, Simon "Shaun of the Dead" Pegg (as Scotty), Karl Urban (counter-cast as Dr. McCoy!), and a bunch of other players you won't be able to tell without a program, including a no-name Kirk, whom my brother informs me is actually a fine choice for the role based on a recent screening of Princess Diaries 2 with his daughter.

...Oh, and Leonard Nimoy... As Spock. Which is absolutely brilliant, pure J.J., and ya gotta love it.

And if you really hurry, you can even get yourself fitted for one of those deadly red shirts.

The whole crazy Enterprise is currently set to again boldly go where no man has gone before on Christmas 2008.


Krystyna said...

Hey I LOVE Star Trek ( I am a TREKIE) i admit it is a little fake looking but i still love it!

Splash said...

Ya gotta love the original series for sure. Tho I'm not keen on those special effects updates for the DVD. Just ain't right. Which maybe makes me at least a Level One Trekie after all?