Showing posts with label Star Trek 2009. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Trek 2009. Show all posts

Monday, November 13, 2017

REMAKES BLOGFEST - 'Star Trek Classic Series Vs Star Trek 2009'

The time to write about our favorite  MOVIES - MUSIC or BOOKS for the Remakes Blogfest is here. We're all got them haven't we? Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather M. Gardner. Here is my Remakes Sci Fi Movie selection for Alex's and Heather's Blogfest!

In the beginning, Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek for life forms across galaxy to enjoy. Today the epic saga continues for countless Earthers on our happy blue ball far and beyond.

 The most famous starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 became a marvel of science fiction when Captain James T Kirk took command. No-one expected the compadres Kirk, Spock and Dr McCoy to hit it off during their 3 year mission but they did.


Humans and Aliens worked together using futuristic technology. Logic, enthusiastic acting and goofing off behind the camera produced characters and stories rooted in trust filmed in a family atmosphere.

Uhura kept Starfleet hailing frequencies open. Star Trek's science, conflicted characters and spacebabes worked wonders on young audiences, in particular and many came back for lots more sexy teasers. Star Trek represented true hope and service to humanity, so much was right about it.

J.J. abrams rocketing reboot of the franchise with new concepts, two Spocks - one a little more rock n' roll than the other....

speed races and fist fights surprised the heck out of most fans. Gavin Vigor pointed out: How come the planet Spock was on wasn't also destroyed by the black hole affects?

So yes, we know Vulcan turned into a dust bowl and Romulus was engulfed by a supernova. The villain, Nero wanted revenge for the destruction of Romulus, so he used a micro-singularity within Spock's planet to punish him because the Vulcan's "red matter" blackhole plan failed!

 At the time jazzed trekkers had huge expectations for Star Trek - "The Future Begins". Isn't it fun watching Kirk (JR) drive the 1965 Stingray Corvette into a massive abyss?

Star Trek 2009 was a box office hit for 385.7 million reasons with Kirk talking sexy to Uhura at Bar Fights, but hey! Kirks the underdog - he's not the captain yet! So he gets his butt whooped over code cracker, Nyota Uhura - Theres such a touching sense of family here which evolves during this rapid fire, two hour long reboot origin story....


The new timeline has many wondrous aspects to it, implications, opportunities for the writers and even dangers from Kirk trying to hit on Uhura, the barfight, the Kobayashi Maru Test, Spock (JR) losing his emotional cool and sticking it to his Vulcan Science Academy Elders.


"You have done well Spock despite your disadvantage" The movie is loaded with plenty of action packed entertainment.

Chris Hemsworth stars as George Samuel Kirk in a final countdown with Romulan planet destroyer, Nero played by Eric Bana at the start. Meanwhile the USS Kelvin has big problems but George stuck to his guns and fair ball to him.

I mean the guy goes down with the ship and he's only Captain for a day. You gotta love Abrams movie style because he doesn't rip off Star Trek's Classic Series but reinvents the timeline with a classy prequel. I recommend watching Star Trek 2009 because its fun and the movie flies by in a flash.  You'll have to watch closely now or else you might miss that tribble!


What did you like about Star Trek 2009 - The Future Begins? Whats your favorite character moment? Are you looking forward to Chris Hemsworth starring in Star Trek 2014? What character do you believe he will play? Are you a fan of timetravel? Did Studio producers really scrap a 1965 Stingray Corvette to make this movie?

Live Long and Prosper!

Monday, January 16, 2017


Actor Chris Hemsworth is excited about starring in the new movie Star Trek 4. The Avengers superhero "Thor" and Captain James T Kirks father "George Kirk" made his debut while aboard the (USS Kelvin) in Star Trek 2009. -


Apparently Chris is rumoured to return for the next blockbuster Star Trek sequel. Word is Producer J.J. Abrams has pitched two versions of Captain Kirk to intersect along the space time continuum for Paramount Pictures/fan approval in Star Trek Beyond's sequel.

At this stage speculation is wild over at Cinemablend over how our master of cliffhangers J. J. Abrams will exhilarate fans when Star Trek 4 hits theaters. MTV caught up with Chris Hemsworth on the Red Carpet of the Golden Globes. Chris has confirmed that Star Trek 4 is going to happen.

Hemsworth: "he’s got an amazing sort of pitch on the whole thing"
In further developments at Slashfilm J.J. Abrams has confirmed

Abrams: “the reason we made a deal with Chris Hemsworth as soon as we could” was because they have concocted a really “amazing story.” 

The good news is Paramount Pictures has confirmed that Chris Hemsworth has signed up so its a done deal!



Could George Kirk have survived in Star Trek 2009 and emerged through the other side of a black hole in some time travel twist?

Live long and Prosper.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Star Trek Starfleet Academy - (1997)

Below Star Trek - Starfleet Academy is spliced together with Star Trek - Klingon Academy. These two video games have been combined into a movie. The good news is you can now watch both (1997) editions right here at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog. Its worth realising Harve Bennett had originally penned "Star Trek: The Academy Years" as Star Trek: The First Adventure. The plan was to project the Star Trek movie missions onto the big screen.

It turns out differences in money, power, creativity, ego, health, availability altered the eventual flow of Star Trek's "First Adventure" in our timeline. While Fans still have "Star Trek Starfleet Academy" (game) and the spliced(movie) to enjoy. What really happened afterwards? Long story short, along came Star Trek 2009.

So I've done a little digging and found an interesting segment on Memory Alpha you might find fascinating.

The 2009 film Star Trek, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, superficially borrowed the same basic premise of Bennett's film by returning the franchise to the Academy years of the original crew, how they first met, and how they first came aboard the USS Enterprise. Aside from these surface similarities, the plotlines of these two films are significantly different. When asked about the 2009 film, Bennett said, "I did see it. I'm not the audience for that. Rapid cuts. Explosions. Gore for the sake of gore. Either that makes me a dinosaur or there's a generational problem, but that's not J.J.'s fault."

Who deserves the credit for Star Trek's First Adventure? which was also made into a blockbuster movie in (2009)?

1. Gene Roddenberry
2. J.J. Abrams
3. Harve Bennett

Merry Christmas Everyone, 

Live long and Prosper.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Orion Heaven

Q made Captain Picard's dreams come true, trouble is theres a little catch. You see that ship Enterprise NX 01?

The Orions appearing in The Animated Series depicted the Orion female, in "The Time Trap", and the Orion males in "The Pirates of Orion" as being light-skinned due to coloring difficulties (the same problem also occurred with the normally blue-skinned Andorians, which appeared gray).

Although most other Star Trek episodes had pronounced Orion as "Oh-RYE-on", the word was pronounced "OR-ee-un" throughout "The Pirates of Orion". The mistake was due to the fact that the animated scripts did not include a pronunciation page, unlike scripts of later live-action Star Trek episodes. "The Pirates of Orion" also featured the second appearance of an Orion craft, this time using a far more detailed animation than that used in "Journey to Babel". The episode was the first to reference the Orion species in its title and remains the only episode to have done so.

If Captain Picard wants all these lovely green Orion babes, lusting all over his baldy head, then he has to take Captain Archers place. Thats right, Picard must replace Archer and stay on board as captain of the original Enterprise NX 01. So my friends, the ball is in your court, you'll have to decide and make up your minds on this one!

Have fun and prosper Trekkers and Trekkies!

May the force of Q be with us all.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Star Trek Reboot Movies vs the Classic Movies

Last week, Blog talkie radio hosts Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy and Bill Bregoli met Star Trek Beyond insider, Logan Hill. He was upbeat about STAR TREK going to places where the franchise has never been before. Is it good places? So far, Logan admits he was impressed, about what? he doesn't say...

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 Logan admits "The buzz on the trailer wasn't great" confirming what Simon Pegg said on December 17 2015.

 “I didn’t love it because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story, a lot more character stuff, and a lot more what I would call Star Trek stuff.”

Star Treks insider also says "People were kind of sniping at the trailer but I got to say I like Justin Lin, I like the fast and the furious movies and I like the new reboot that sounded more commercial? (skip ahead to 1:07 and replay) Apparently Logan is researching an article for Wired Magazine so hopefully sensational Star Trek vibrations are on the way.


 So heres the thing: Soon Star Trek fans will have a trilogy of Star Trek JJ Abrams-verse movies. The first one, Star Trek 2009 was kind of cool. Fascinating interplay with a younger crew, Kirk, Spock, Bones and spicey hanky panky with Uhura generated a lot of interest. The bar room fist fight over who gets Uhura got Kirk busted up real good with Admiral Christopher Pike saving the day.

 Star Trek into Darkness is a different animal which has less story but more roller coaster action, explosions, death and amazingly generated $467 million dollars worldwide. You may recall STID sent fans on a wild goose chase over the movies villain, rumoured to be John Harrison. Even Alice Eve rowed in on the action with denials, "No he's not Khan!!!" Remember???

Looking back the original Star Trek movies like the Wrath of Khan, the Voyage Home and First Contact have in my book real spirit with stronger character melodrama credited with saving the original franchise created by Gene Roddenberry.

The real kicker is Star Trek TWOK won 2 Saturn Awards for best actor and best direction. You'll never believe who won best actor! I nearly died laughing when I found out.

What do you say trekkers? Is Star Trek Beyonds trailer too much like its predecessor - Star Trek Into Darkness? Could this be why fans are squabbling over star Trek Beyond's Trailer 1? Which is your favorite Star Trek movie? Do you remember Alice Eve saying "No he's not Khan!" Do you want to see our Gorn challenger, William Shatner duelling in Star Trek Beyond?

Today is the A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal. 

"Those of us with themes are revealing them today." 2016 marks my sixth year for Aprils A to Z blogfest. Many of you will know my Science Fiction themes vary from previous years. For this years theme I'm choosing Star Trek Monsters, Lifeforms, BEM, Tribbles or anything which moves and looks remotely alien in appearance.


Team Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies

Friday, December 23, 2011

Abrams Star Trek 2 Newsflash

Star Trek 2 Newsflash.

Get ready to satisfy your trek desires, Trekkies, with Mr Abrams in the driving seat calling the shots for Star Trek 2 (2013). In his interview update to TrekMovie, Bad Robot director, JJ Abram's lieutenants are clearly warping ahead with the cosmic art of filming Star Trek 2, boldly going to strange (less) new worlds. Apparently the USS Enterprise fledglings have all enlisted and are all set to sail around the galaxy, minus a few Federation planets and TOS crew on May 17, 2013.

I think its a real tragedy Romulus and Vulcan are space dust. In the old days trekkies used to love nitpicking Star Trek's epic story lines to death because trek lifeforms have no fear in boldly exploring the cosmic bounties within our trek universe. Its what we were born to do. Its great seeing our heroes slugging it out with alien aggressors because deep down we admire their gut instincts, courage and integrity to challenge adversity in all shapes and forms.

Fearless warrior Klingons can always be relied upon to spice up the Federations ageing constitution with bat'leth combat, space fights and dramatic deaths. The trouble is Praxis is now running out of air, so time is running out. I hope this hasn't consigned our Klingon friends to the destitute aliens rubbish heap. I feel I must protest at this critical hour and defend Star Trek's good old days. Its a totally rubbish deal Klingons, Vulcans and Romulans have got in Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek VI. But it could be worse... I guess.

Klingons could be part of a completely byegone era too. I figure Mr Abrams has a chance to redeem himself. Make the Klingons the tip of the spear again, yeah. Who else does what they do? Infuse Klingon culture with hardcore diehards ready to leap into the firey abyss of battle. Mr Spocks duel in Amok Time is a perfect battle scene in point. Why not feature some interesting Klingon battle/character moments amidst a wonderful backdrop of Klingon scenery in Star Trek's continuum?

Do you want to see Klingons in Star Trek 2013?

Abrams writers like blowing up the natives on their soverign home worlds. The GOOD news is Director JJ will be shooting Star Trek 2 (THE SEQUEL) in 2D using an IMAX filming format so he can convert the film presumably to 3D! which sounds promising because it gives directors and viewers a much larger field of vision enhancing the movie cinema experience when viewed in 3D.

Director J.J. Abrams is the preferred choice with a proven track record. (until his luck changes like Rick Bermans) in 2002 with Nemesis receiving a poor turnout at the cinemas. According to Boxoffice Mojo Star Trek 2009 scooped $385,680,446. million worldwide for Paramount's studio executives. Not bad considering treks previous incarnation failed to achieve warp speed with only $43,254,409 to renergize Captain Picard's Galaxy class flagship. The good news is Director Abrams has hopefully learned from Star Trek 2009 mistakes

According to Abrams on TrekMovie 'It’s a little early to be talking about ‘Star Trek,’ but I will say that they wrote — the three writers, Damon [Lindelof], Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] — they wrote the most amazing script, and I’m thrilled to get a chance to direct it. It’s totally mine to screw up, so if you don’t like it, it’s completely on me. Our sets are almost done, so we’re going to go back and start shooting next month.'

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Now immerse yourself with the celestial fact that Star Trek 2009 (the prequel) is probably the most compelling, action packed, most successful, and most expensive trek movie the world has ever seen, which is no small feat. Its true Gene Roddenberry's peaceful, dynamic, Universe was revamped with a new crew at the helm of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Star Trek 2009 is now set ten years prior to the original series and everything we know and love is not guaranteed to happen the same way again. Young Spock booting cadet Kirk out the airlock was highly unusual and Kirk's promotion to captain later on? Still at least Uhura's undressing made a lasting impression but then Kirk's heavy breathing has to go and spoil the fun, LOL. I thought Kirk had a pretty good hiding place and view from where Galia had stashed him away.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: Gaila, who is he?
Gaila: Who?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: The mouth-breather hiding under your bed?
James T. Kirk: You can hear me breathing?

Merry Christmas, trekkies and trekkers.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

William Shatner beams aboard the Enterprise Bridge.

Okay, time for some light humor here. Trek lord William Shatner finally made it onto the bridge of J.J. Abram's new Star Trek USS Enterprise bridge set. I have a working theory. I think Scotty needs to enhance the transporter signal or do a re-check on the old captains beam in co-ordinates because something doesn't seem quite right! Who I wonder is operating the transporter controls? When the captain gets a firm grip of himself, some Starfleet is going to get a fast education on emergency airlock procedures!

 Who is that familiar looking imposter sitting in the captains chair?

Chris Pine on the other hand is looking forward to the next Star Trek movie. In a recent interview with an adoring female fan, Pine shared some Star Trek news at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual installation luncheon where he was accepting a check for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

"The big thing I've been surprised by is how many people who weren't fans who we were able to grab into the fold," Pine told the LA Times. "To make 'Star Trek' accessible to a wider audience and to a new generation of fans is a wonderful thing, and I'm looking forward to getting back into the second one."

What's the scoop on the new "Star Trek 2"?

"I know as much as anybody else," Pine admitted. "They want to get stuff going for 2011 so I don't know if that means we'll shoot next year or what, but I haven't heard anything one way or the other."
Is the whole cast coming back? "As far as I know, yeah. Sure."

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers and Trekkies.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hikaru Sulu is a pilot and will figure it out!

The USS Enterprise 1701 is finally ready to show us what she can do. Yessss! All helmsman Sulu had to do was flick a few switches and engage the engines. Its the moment that had Trek fans clinging to the edges of their seats preparing for a warp flight right out of the universe, except Mr Sulu, (played by John Cho) goofs up big style by forgetting about the parking brake.

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Can you believe it? One by one, we see Starfleet vessels in the Enterprise's view screen leap ahead and disappear into warp oblivion leaving behind a fazed Sulu aboard the USS Enterprise trying to figure out what went wrong. Heck yeah, it had to be the parking brake! didn't it? We knew that!!! The engaged external inertial dampener prevented the Enterprises nacelles from generating a warp field bubble necessary to achieve warp speed which is just as good as any parking brake in my book. Vulchie Spock was having none of it and in true galactic style made Sulu look like a total dork by pointing out his error in front of the whole bridge crew. Ohhh the shame......still you gotta love those magical chirps and beeps. Its fun to watch. Maybe this is where Pavel Chekov should have chimed in with,
"I can do zat."

Christopher Pike: Maximum warp. Punch it.
Hikaru Sulu: Yes, sir.
Christopher Pike: Lieutenant, where is Helmsman McKenna?
Hikaru Sulu: He has lungworms, sir. He couldn't report to his post. I'm Hikaru Sulu.
Christopher Pike: And you are a pilot, right?
Hikaru Sulu: Yes, very much so sir.
[Sulu trails off, hitting buttons]
Hikaru Sulu: Uh, I'm not sure what's wrong here...
Christopher Pike: Is the parking brake on?
Hikaru Sulu: Uh, no sir. I'll figure it out.
Spock: Have you disengaged the external inertial dampener?
Hikaru Sulu: [Embarrassed. Without looking at anyone, he punches in the correct sequence] Ready for warp, sir.
Christopher Pike: Let's punch it.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Star Trek Tradition, Logic and the Needs of the Many.

Star Trek XI is now the second highest earner of Star Treks franchise with takings of $222.7 million in 31 days. This movie warped past the Wrath of Khan and has set its trajectory to overtake the reigning Star Trek epic of the universe held by Star Trek The Motion Picture. Star Trek I bagged $139,000,000 for Paramount which is a cool measure of success and a ton of money for 1979. You can bet your Trekkie dvds it won't take seven years for the next Star Trek movie to hit the big screens.

Logic dictates the needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few or the one. Does it matter Star Trek XI messed with the Final Frontier? Yesss! and what a reaction its getting from the fans. Sure, Star Trek's space time continuum has been altered but judging from the figures, previews and reports from accross the internet, Star Trek XI is successfully reaching out to people boldly going where Trek hasn't been in years.

(Blashememy!!! I can hear horrified Trekkies gasping.) "Your'e crossing over to the dark side aren't you!!" but nooooo, I'd never do that! I'm just trying to be logical about this and remember its Spock Prime's fault we're in this fine mess int the first place. Just kidding, I'm skylarking now.

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Star Trek has a lot of canon, rules and regulations known as "Trek" which can influence the eventual outcome of life and death in its timeline. For example, the Pon Far involves the Vucan Mating ceremony whereby Mr Spock is compelled to return home every seven years to purge his emotions. The poor vulchie will die unless he mates with a Vulcan chick or fights to the death with a suitor of T'pring's choice.

In any case, it really doesn't matter because Vulcans are born with superior strength and whoever is selected by T'Pring, is gonna get the spuds whacked out of him. Unfortunately she chose Captain Kirk of the starship Enterprise to fight Spock and Mr spock HAD to engage him! "This is a fight to the death". warned T'Pau. "Do not interfere!!"

In this episode of Amok Time, we get to see the Vulcan's homeworld for the first time and an angry Spock who's clearly not himself. Stricken with the desperate need to contol his desires, a much beleagured Spock is in deep meditation preparing himself for the Kal-if-fee. It was'nt until after the challenge that the flawed human half in him was torn appart by remorse. These are the downfalls of living your life in the pursuit of absolute logic......

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The Vulcan Ponn Farr ritual eliminates the deadly imbalance of toxins poisoning Spock's body only after the Vulcan has gone through hell (Burning of the blood) and ranting and raving like a complete lunatic but this is all perfectly normal for vulchies. In the end Spock is returned to his good old emotionless, logical self after his mating urges are quenched with the knowledge that his good friend and captain has been strangled to death by his very own hands.

Ever since Star Trek Nemises flopped at the box office in 2002 with only $43,254,409 to show for at home in the US, Star Trek has been in need of an additional generation of fans willing to give themselves over to an inspiring, action adventure with gratifying computer graphics, sound effects, lighting and movie sets essential to producing a rip-roaring action movie prequel with a stimulating and entertaining trek timeline. That time has arrived, Star Trek is back!

"Doctor, I shall be resigning my commission, of course..."
"Uh, Spock..."
", I would appreciate your making the final arrangements."
"Spock, I..."
"Doctor, please, let me finish. There can be no excuse for the crime of which I'm guilty - I intend to offer no defense. Furthermore, I shall order Mr. Scott to take immediate command of this vessel."
"Don't you think you better check with me first?"
"Captain?!?! JIM!!!"

- Spock, McCoy, and, much to Spock's surprise, Kirk.

Live Long and Prosper.
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Monday, June 01, 2009

Star Trek Universe

Greetings Trekkies and Trekkers, you could say I've been tripping with space happiness these past few weeks and lost track of time but wasn't the movie worth the wait? Here's the trailer again for all of you that loved the movie. These no doubt about it, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek Universe has unfolded with a new and different alternate timeline. Fans have expressed considerable views about J.J. Abrams fun roller coaster Star Trek movie. Some say forget the original, this dazzling prequel is the very best yet... and this is where I'm tempted to reach for my phaser trekkies!.....and turn it on myself! .......I'm split in two over this but to blazes with it. I can't deny the facts, This movie is entertaining and revolutionizes the Final Frontier with an alternate timeline. How does it compare to the Wrath of Khan?

Gene Roddenberry's peaceful, dynamic, Universe has been rewritten with J.J. Abrams new young talented crew at the helm of the USS Enterprise 1701. Young Spock throwing Kirk out the nearest airlock to land on an ice planet, struck me as being a tad illogical but wasn't it lucky elder Spock saved Kirk's bacon and mind melded with him? It just as well its a big galaxy but I can't help thinking... Which Federation home world is next on the writers hit list?

Is Star Trek's science fictional sphere of diplomacy, deep space exploration and peaceful philosophy losing its flavour amongst viewers? JJ Abrams subtle changes to Star Treks universe has eliminated Romulus and Vulcan's rich diverse cultures from the timeline but wasn't it pretty cool when they showed us how the Red matter worked, leaving the crew of the USS Enterprise to save the day. Now add the Klingon home world polluted by its moon Praxis which blew to bits in Star Trek VI (1991) due to over mining giving it a lifespan of 50 years and that puts the Romulans, Vulcans and Klingons on the destitute aliens down and out list. Director Abrams did spice up the movie with a green chick and cute Uhura who get it on with bubble hands renegade Kirk and "split personality" young Spock. Hehehe.

Young Spock is badly shaken over the loss of his mother while still trying to comprehend the logic of the situation, (How did they beam aboard while the ship was travelling at warp?) He does his utmost best to reign in his explosive emotions but fortunately for the Vulcan, Kirk's quick thinking reveals the condition of the Vulcan's tortured soul, spirit and mind. Elder Spock's mind meld gave Kirk the edge he needed to expose young Spock's emotional conflict. The Vulcan is clearly affected. However, Spock turns the bridge of the USS Enterprise upside down with young Kirk (Chris Pine) getting his smart mouth choked to near death for his trouble. Spock scrapping with Kirk? How illogical is that....but entertaining to watch, right? I'm pleased to report, its no secret. The Science Officers illogical torments have surfaced before in Star Trek TOS. Wasn't it cool to see one of the red shirts get fryed? I think JJ Abram's production team did an awesome job but sacrifices had to be made to make this movie. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.

The Grandad of Star Trek, Spock Prime starring Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek XI played the vulcan for trekkies one more time and didn't it make the difference? J.J. Abram's film has exceeded timeline frontiers governed by Starfleet rules and regulations. Now mere mortals like Nero and Spock Prime can boldly go where none have gone before by time travelling through a black hole. Far out isn't it? Why didn't Spock and Nero get crushed by that black hole? In Star Trek VI Spock exhibited signs that he was wise and weary to the sophisticated demands of logic "Logic, logic, logic is the beginning of wisdom not the end."

The writers Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have put allot of work into this Star Trek movie. The human desire for exploration, adventure and solving unknowns will forever expand and satisfy trek minds thanks to the brand new life they've breathed into the franchise. "I like this ship, its exciting." It was interesting to see the Enterprise Redshirt get fryed by the Romulan drilling deck, at best lets hope his death was quick and painless.

3o year old Zoe Saldana a.k.a. Nyota Uhura which translates to Star of Freedom in Swahili, plays the role of the Chief Communications Officer who was one of two females on an all male bridge. Zoe comforted young Spock on the turbo lift and later we see the two of them consorting in the transporter room. How Illogical! What ever happened Vulcan self restraint and the Pon Farr mating ritual? Saldana took over from Nichelle Nichols now 76 and a former Jazz singer.

Chekov is played by Russian born Anton Yelchin who at 20 is the junior member of the crew. "I ham up the Russian accent and I struggle to pronounce the letter V,' said Yelchin. "Its all for comedy effect and light relief."
"As I keep warning people," said Director JJ Abrams, "Star Trek has a definite sense of humour these days".

After €100 million, 726 episodes of five action series and one animated series, Star Trek XI is set ten years before the start of the original captains log with the one and only ehm... Captain James Tiberius Kirk defeating the Kobayashi Maru Test, okay, okay, so the guy cheated but wasn't it awesome watching the "sneaky b*st*rd" getting so worked up about it!

William Shatner regarded Kirk as his "entity" and was disappointed his elder Kirk character wasn't reprised. "How could you not put one of the founding figures into a resurrection movie?" Shatner asked, "I'm even more popular now than I was as Captain Kirk."

28 year old Chris Pine wrote a letter to William Shatner and said "I'm just an actor that happened to get a role that happened to be James T. Kirk and I'm not trying to upsurp your status." William Shatner replied, "Thank you very much for the letter, I wish you the best of luck. Bill."

39 year old Simon Peg played Chief Engineer's Jimmy Doohans role aboard the Starship Enterprise. In 2005 Jimmy passed away from ill health. "I really didn't have to work, shall we say, with "Star Trek." It was all natural. When I opened my mouth, there was Scotty. It's like I tell people what you see in Scotty is 99% James Doohan and 1% accent. Pegg used his Glascow born wife's voice as the model for his rich brogue in the movie. Scotty was famous for warning Captain Kirk that: "the engines cannae take any more!" and when "the ship will blow up!"

The new timeline has many wondrous aspects to it, implications, opportunities for the writers and even dangers from Kirk trying to hit on Uhura, the barfight, young Spock losing control of his emotions and sticking it to his Vulcan Science Academy Elders. "You have done well Spock despite your disadvantage". Spock was severely agravated by that remark. The elder vulcans attitude towards young Spock was scolding and insulting and watching Vulcania turning into a ball of ash was an awesome shock to the timeline.

Live Long and prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

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