- she’s a lovely ship
I know I’m a bit late to this party, as far as reviewing goes, but as I’ve just come back from seeing the new Star Trek movie for the third time, I wanted to share a few of my comments . I will warn you right now that I’m not going to sound my usually intellectual self in these remarks…
Firstly– All of the hubbub and worry from the old-time fans before the movie came out was for naught. It’s a lovely, beautiful movie (granted, with more lens flash and camera shake than I care for, but those are ignorable). The characters we all know and love are updated a bit and the back stories are tweaked to make them more interesting, but as it’s set in an alternate universe, die-hard original series fans needn’t worry too much.
I came into Star Trek during the Next Generation run and stayed with the shows religiously through Voyager, until I entered college and simply got too busy. I haven’t seen much of Enterprise, though I wanted to, but I know Next Gen like the back of my hand.
Because other people have already written solid reviews of this movie, I’m just going to jot down some of my questions/ theories about the plot and characters. (Keep in mind, I’ve already admitted to being a sad fan, ok.)
Point 1– Since when are Romulans allowed to have cool ships? I know that they are from 150 years in the future, but really?? They used to literally have a bird painted on the bottom of their ships. They improved a bit after that, but still. Here’s a war ship from the Next Gen era:
- ok– remember this is a WARSHIP
Now, here’s a MINING SHIP from the new movie– you tell me why the miners get the cool ships.
a mining ship?