I have now seen Star Trek (XI) 3 times.
I knew nothing about Star Trek, except that their fandom was biggest. spaciireth
and I had a conversation as the film was to begin, while daughter-of-a-trekker chaotic8calm
was absent for a few moments, which went somewhat like this: "So, the Klingons are the bad guys." "Yeah, but not in this one, I don't think." "And Spock, he's not a human. But he's not a Klingon either." "What is he then? He does the hand thing, I know that."
Barely a week later, and by now I had a growing arsenal of Trek knowledge. However, the movie was still for the pretties and not for the fangirling at this point. And, although we had gone in a large and nerdy group, I may have spent part of the film distracted by my (at the time, quite new) girlfriend.
Last Night. The ANU Film Group was screening it for all it's members, and for $35 a semester to see 2 or more films a week in our own special cinema, why wouldn't you join? So, once again spaciireth
and I ventured forth into the world of the future &c. This time, though, we had whole swathes of Trek Knowledge. My fic rec post which is compiling itself for tonight or tomorrow will be proof at least of our new-found-fandom lurking. So now, finally, there is a chance for a REAL REACTION POST! Will we get one though? No. Instead, a few, short, silly fannish comments in no particular order.
- Spock seems to have a special lunge when he gats angry. We see this both when he faces the little Vulcan bullies and when he attacked Jim on the bridge. It's a sort of pull back in melodramtic rage, then forward for the ultraviolence. It makes me laugh a little.
- Bones is Eomer. I'm sorry, I can't see him without beard and golden locks. Much like Uhura is Anamaria and shouldn't be making out with Spock. That's Jim's job.
- Having watched TOS, I can say they're all really in character, but more... contemporarily bitchy?