Monday, August 22, 2011
Star Trek Blogfest
Today Ellie Garratt is hosting the Star Trek As We Know It Blogfest.
Before I started to write this post, I thought I was a true Trekkie. That was until my husband started quoting episode names and numbers.
I'm sorry, the shows were just on TV when I was a kid. The episode name and number wasn't on the TV. We didn't have TiVo then - just regular TV - the kind with the knob that turned.
So I can't quote you any numbers or titles, but I can tell you what I loved and hated about Star Trek, the TV shows and the movies.
What I loved:
1. Scotty. I loved his accent and how he always pulled through at the last minute. I loved how excited he got when the engine was about to blow. I loved how the camera shook to give you the feeling the ship was shaking - even though I could tell at five years old that was just the camera wiggling back and forth.
2. The characterization of Uhura (I thought it was Ahora) in the latest movie. There seemed to be some tension between her and the other characters. I always suspected the thing in her ear was annoying her or maybe there was a race issue on set - but it was just her past love of Spock. I love it!
3. Any and all Klingon battle scenes.
4. The episodes where the transporter malfunctions - I can think of nothing worse.
5. The episode with the fuzz balls (my husband says they are called tribbles). I am certain they inspired the Gremlin movies.
6. The episode with the green things that fly through the air at people's faces. Terrifying. I remember them screaming, but maybe that was me. (Sorry - I don't remember the names of them even after my husband reminded me.)
What I hated:
1. The movie where they come to earth to save the whales. I actually want some supernovas, black holes, battling aliens, anything but present Earth in my sci-fi.
2. The episodes where they go back in time and end up talking to Abe Lincoln or whoever. That's really annoying in sci-fi. Even as a kid I knew they weren't trying hard enough.
3. Bones. He is way too crabby.
4. The episodes where Kirk is a lady's man. Very creepy.