“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise”.
These words are forever embedded in my mind. Many childhood hours were spent with Star Trek on the television. Many evenings were spent watching Kirk schmoozing the ladies and marvelling over Spock’s mind-meld abilities.
Eventually, Star Trek was replaced by Star Trek: Next Generation which was followed by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and lastly by Star Trek: Voyager. I never became a “trekkie”, an uber-fan.
Flash forward to today. A whole new Star Trek movie. A whole new cast, a whole new story. No longer would we be stuck with the stacato way in which William Shatner speaks. No! Now we have a whole new James T. Kirk. A new chance to cultivate a whole new generation of trekkies.
Chris Pine gives Capt. Kirk a much edgier, sexier, more dangerous Kirk. And who doesn’t love a bad boy?
Without mentioning any spoilers, this movie covers the beginnings of the crew of the Enterprise. And, I can say that Producer JJ Abrahms did justice to my childhood memories of the original Star Trek show.
A new cast, a new story and much more advanced special effects. It’s a must see movie that even a newbie to trekkie-hood will enjoy. Best of all, no Star Trek experience needed.
I give this movie two thumbs up. It’s definitely a must see!