It probably won't come as a surprise to most of you that I'm a Sci-fi junkie. I love the stuff. I am especially partial to movies/books/tv shows that are set in the future, but supernatural and spacey stuff also ranks pretty high on my list. I think my love affair began in 1977, or thereabouts, when I first saw Star Wars. I was a wee three years old and probably didn't understand much of the story, but I loved the spaceships and, of course, my very first boyfriend, Luke Skywalker.
I must confess, though, that although I will always love Luke, my affection has strayed. And strayed. And strayed. Let's face it, I'm a Sci-fi hottie addict. In the past thirty odd years, I have added a few* names to my roster of Sci-fi boy toys. I would now like to introduce you to the newest addition:
Helloooo, Chris Pine.
I am a long time Star Trek fan. One of my all time favorite movies is The Wrath of Khaaaaaan!
I saw that in 1983, while on a transatlantic flight to Germany. I have seen it a gajillion times since then. Check out Ricardo Montalban's buffness! Dude was like 70. Seriously, the ear crawly things still totally give me the heebie jeebies. I've watched most of the series and all of the Star Trek movies, so it's no surprise that I would be excited for the new movie to come out. And major bonus, the movie was directed by JJ Abrams, one of the geniuses behind LOST. (Not judging, but I'm not Trekkie enough to go to the conventions dressed as my favorite character, nor do I speak Klingon, well, except for a few words, KERPLA!)
I was not let down. For two hours, I was sucked into the world of James Tiberius Kirk and the fearless crew of the USS Enterprise. I even liked Zachary Quinto as Spock, and I was absolutely ready to hate him in the role. Rare for me, I didn't look at my watch even once during the movie. Also, for the first time in a long time, I actually want to go see the movie, in the theater, AGAIN. I haven't seen a movie in the theater more than once since I was like 14. There were laughs. There were tears. The special effects were awesome. The villain was deliciously evil. Major WIN.
Have I sold you yet? Go see it.
*Nathan Fillion, Harrison Ford, Richard Dean Anderson (McGuyver AND Stargate SG1), Ben Browder, Christopher Reeve, Ethan Hawke (Explorers), Jamie Bamber, Joe Flanigan, Karl Urban, John Barrowman and and and...