I was scared. I knew it would be awful. I knew I would hate it.
Happily, I was wrong.
Star Trek is my favorite movie of 2009. As a rabid, geeky fan of the original series, I was against the idea of reinventing the franchise. Heck, I wouldn’t even watch the Next Generation series for a long time. I’ve never watched the others – Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise. The original Star Trek was sacred.
And the commercials…oh, they were awful. I just knew it would end up being a summer action flick, full of gratuitous violence and special effects. So it was with much trepidation that I sat in the theatre to watch the latest incarnation of one of my all time favorite stories.
But I had to see it. I had to know. And as the first few minutes played, I breathed easier. My beloved Star Trek had been skillfully reworked into an intelligent, witty, and yes, action-packed new story.
Thank you, J. J. Abrams!
But now I have a new worry: Will the sequel live up to the original?
In honor of the movie, and because I’ve had this tune rolling around my head since I left the theatre, I wanted to share this video of Star Trekkin, the addictive song by The Firm. I know, it’s YouTube again. I might be getting into that site after all. As if I needed another way to waste time on the Internet!
And here are the lyrics, so you know what you are singing as it goes in an endless loop through your brain.
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