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Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Bottle Shock, Captian Kirk, Chris Pine, Dr. McCoy, Enterprise, eric bana, Heroes, J.J. Abrams, Jean-Luc Picard, Leonard Nimoy, movie previews, movie reviews, Romulan, sci-fi, science fiction, Scotty, Simon Pegg, Spock, Star Fleet, Star Trek, Star Trek: the Next Generation, starship, Sylar, Television, Trekkie, Vulcan, William Shatner, Winona Ryder, Zachary Quinto on May 6, 2009| Leave a Comment »
My father was a fan of the original “Star Trek” series, and introduced my brother and me to Captain Kirk and Spock when we were still wee children. But it wasn’t the original series that held my unswerving attention. As an adolescent I was a huge fan of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I’ve seen every episode at least twice and in an admission of my inner-geek, I am collecting each season on DVD.
The new movie, simply entitled “Star Trek,” will open in two days, and my excitement is mixed with a bit of apprehension. The previews seem to target a teen audience, but previews can be misleading. The casting is an odd mixture; you will recognize many of the faces, but not be able to put names to all of them.
Chris Pine has been cast as a young Captain Kirk. Unfortunately, for those who sat painfully through “Bottle Shock,” it is obvious Pine won’t be winning an Oscar anytime soon – the moment he opens his mouth the blond haired, blue eyed hunk exemplifies the California surfer dude stereotype. Perhaps this won’t matter, as William Shatner wasn’t known for his elegant prose or excellent acting abilities.
There were several good picks by the studio. Simon Pegg, a very funny British actor, plays Scotty. “Heroes” bad boy Zachary Quinto (“Heroes” Sylar) looks like he will play a convincing young Spock. Eric Bana, excellent Australian actor (and handsome), has also been cast in the new film. Winona Ryder snagged herself a role in the film, a competent actress before she became better known for thieving undies from Sack’s 5th Avenue. A slew of young stars will appear, along with Lenard Nimoy (I heard rumors of William Shatner’s displeasure at not being asked to appear, but this is unsubstantiated).
J.J. Abrams directed this movie, which is being promoted as an action-packed thrill ride.
Will this “Star Trek” delight or disappoint? We shall see, but I will be in line on Friday, with the rest of the Trekkies – I will be the one not in a Star Fleet uniform.
Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Gavin Hood, Heroes, Hugh Jackman, Leiv Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Marvel, Marvel comics, Movie Review, movie reviews, Professor X, Ryan Reynolds, Sabretooth, superhero, superheroes, Wil.i.am, Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine on May 5, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Television, Uncategorized, tagged Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Cristine Rose, Dania Ramirez, Fall Television, Greg Grunberg, Hayden Panettiere, Heroes, Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Milo Ventimiglia, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Television, Zachery Quinto on September 24, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Am I the only person not excited about this season’s “Heroes?”
I recorded last night’s season opener and just watched it. I loved this show during the first season. The second season was okay, and now it looks like all the characters are going to switch sides – the good guys/gals become the villains and the villains become good guys/gals.
Quite frankly, I just don’t care any more. The storyline seems to be getting more and more convoluted. I will continue watching, but I hope this season gets better or else my DVR will have more free space this Fall.