I have never been interested in the Star Trek franchise. For some reason, this is one series I just never got into. In a trivia game, the only Star Trek-related names I would be able to come up with would be Kirk and Spock. All the Star Trek humor from The Big Bang Theory shoots right over my head. Klingon Boggle. What?
Being the movie fan that I am, I thought the new Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) movie trailers looked pretty awesome. But I had no clue what it would be about. I had not seen the first Star Trek (2009) re-make because I figured it would be very hard for me to follow.
Recently, I finally decided that watching the new Star Trek movies would be worth my time. So one Sunday I sat in front of the television with my husband and some of our friends and watched Star Trek (the 2009 Chris Pine version). I loved it. The movie follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his rise and fall at Starfleet. In the film, Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew of the starship Enterprise embark on a fast-paced adventure to find a way to save Earth, and themselves.
The screenwriters did a good job rebooting the Star Trek universe for both franchise gurus/fanatics (“Trekkies”) and those of us who had their first experience by watching this movie. The story is well told, well-acted, and easy to follow. There were a few times where I would look at my husband Adam and say, “What?” But the movie would go on to answer my question. If you find yourself confused, just hang on and the movie will explain itself.
After watching the first movie, we then went to the theater and saw the sequel, which was equally as good. So if you are looking for something to do this weekend and have been hesitant about jumping into Star Trek, I say jump-in with both feet! You can start by checking out Star Trek from the Milligan College Library. I highly recommend it.
“Live long and prosper.” (*)
Milligan Lending Call Number for Star Trek: PN1995.9.S694 S73 2009