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Film Review: Neither Trekkie or Trekker

Hi, we're Spock and Kirk: Generation Y

Hi, we're Spock and Kirk: Generation Y

Saw an advance screening of the new Star Trek movie by Lost creator, J.J. Abrams. I never cared a bit about the series or movies, though I do recall liking Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. This made me the target market (finally feeling targeted again)
as the studio tries to revamp the series for a new audience. “This is Star Trek designed for people who don’t actually like Star Trek, ” some anal Trekkies have been heard to grumble. Fine, so that makes this one good, funny, action packed (sky-diving: best), and with a likable cast. I recommend it and predict it’ll do well.

Time travel is a major component of the story just like in Lost. It makes me wonder if there are clues to where Lost may end up based on how Abrams dealt with changing time here. There were many of the old time travel rules broken, which was very interesting and unique.

Spock seemed to be the main character/most developed, but Kirk was fleshed out, too. Simon Pegg as Scottie was a good turn and Bones was really likable aping the lines from the old days that anyone could recognize.

Overall grade: B+

I hope Wolverine is good. We’ll see.

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Jeepers Creepers

Everything sounds funnier in that 1920s speak, doesn’t it? Oh to live in the pre-depression Jazz Age of Fitzgerald, when Michigan J. Frog was at the top of the charts and nickles were dimes.

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Monsoon

Three things I like about our 2000 VW Jetta:

A. No car seats for kids
B. 6-cylinder speed
C. Monsoon sound system – whatever it was that we paid extra for was worth it.

Probably the best way for me to experience music these days is in this car.
Because it means I am either alone or with Mama and can play what I want as loudly as I want (if without Mama). I don’t think I should review any new albums until I test them here. For example, the new Doves record sounds great as opposed to just really good. The combination of moving fast and music is an undeniable treat. Just wait till it’s warm enough for the windows to go down…

I could list many more than 3 things I don’t like about the aforementioned vehicle, but maybe you want to buy it?

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