Thursday, May 21, 2009

star trek outing (no spoilers)

On Saturday, Azer and I went to see the new Star Trek movie on IMAX.

Just as we drove up, a car vacated the best parking spot along the street, right under the theatre. In his excitement to parallel park into the spot, Azer ended up too far from the curb.

Azer: [completely pulling the car into the street] "Let's just start over."

Me: "This is just like how I'd expect you to be at work. 'Let's just delete this piece of code and write it over again from scratch.' I can totally see it."

Azer: "Yup." ... [as the car rear wheel hits the curb] "And this is what happens when you rewrite the code. You solve the existing problem, and introduce the opposite problem. Now we are too close to the curb."


He managed to straighten out the car. As we get out, crowds of people walk past us from the garage a block away, where they had to pay $10 for parking.

Azer: "That's it. We can't leave the theatre tonight. This parking spot is too good."

We got there 30 minutes early, but the line already wrapped around the lobby. While waiting for the movie to start:

Me: "I'm excited. I'm a big Star Trek fan."

Azer: "I've never seen any Star Trek."

Me: "I watched every episode of The Next Generation."

Azer: "I don't know anything about the next generation, the previous generation..."


Anyhow I quite liked the movie. [TINY SPOILER] Spock was very charming. It was strange for the Starfleet cadet to remember the epithet "cupcake" for three years, but otherwise the plot continuity was good. It was lovely to see Captain Pike. His calm demeanor reminded me of my friend Bob L.

Yesterday, when discussing the movie, Omst claims that in his prime, William Shatner was very good-looking. I disagree! He has a smarmy look to him.


ArC said...

Chris Pine as Kirk was also super smarmy looking. (well, "douchebag" would be how I would put it.)

Also, borrowing someone else's smiley gif can backfire, y'know. =)

John K. Lin said...

I enjoyed the film, but I thought the plot was just a mess!

I thought the actors who played Kirk, Spock, & Bones were especially good at capturing the spirit of the original characters and cast.

I love the fact that Star Fleet Academy is based in San Francisco!

Torley said...

Fun review!

Re: "It was strange for the Starfleet cadet to remember the epithet "cupcake" for three years", I didn't think it strange, given Kirk's propensity for grudges.

Past Expiry said...

Speaking of Star Trek, here's a cartoon about Spock and Twitter…
Past Expiry Cartoon *LINK*