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27 November 2016 @ 12:00 am
It's Trek, Jim....  
I finally got to see Star Trek: Beyond tonight and I'm pretty happy with it - it's about as close to the original as you could get. Loved the character interaction, and the whole plotline. Sure it wasn't perfect but it was good enough. I'm wishing now that I'd seen it at the cinema, for the large screen effect.
And no lens flare! Yay!

Loved Scotty and Bones both in this one, they really got to shine. Still not 100% happy with Spock's characterisation, though. But I guess it's getting better.
 
 
 
Merlin Pendragon: ST - K/S - men in tightsmrlnpndrgn on November 26th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
I saw it on Imax when it came out here. And I did love it.

Way more than "Into darkness". But then, I never liked "Space seed" :-(

Into Beyond, the interaction between Spock and Bones made me smile. And remember TOS...
miwahni: ST Star I steer bymiwahni on November 29th, 2016 11:11 am (UTC)
"Space Seed" was one of the episodes that I found really disturbing; I could well imagine something like the Eugenics Wars occurring. I did enjoy the original Khan movie, and I liked Into Darkness, (although not enough actual plot, I thought) but it didn't feel as authentic as this most recent movie.
Merlin Pendragon: Ils sont fous ces Romainsmrlnpndrgn on November 29th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
I could well imagine something like the Eugenics Wars occurring.

I might be completely jaded, but that was not what bugged me.
A French priest once wrote : "Ou il y a des hommes, il y a de l'hommerie" - Where there are men, men-like things will happen.
Meaning war and conflict and stuff. Note that men, in the context, means both sexes.

No, what bugged me? The woman who betrayed her oath to Starfleet, abandoned her job and her family and friends to follow a man.
:-(

That trope always made me see red...
miwahni: ST Whutmiwahni on December 8th, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
I can remember watching that ep for the first time and just shaking my head at that - what, give up the Enterprise and the universe for some dick of a man that thinks he's god's gift? Too young to realise that was how women were expected to behave, back then. Remember the tv show "Green Acres"? That line in the theme song - where he wants to go live on a farm, but she wants to stay in New York - "You are my wife"! he sings, to which she replies "goodbye, city life!" Urgh.
Merlin Pendragon: Childhood heroesmrlnpndrgn on December 8th, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC)
Remember the tv show "Green Acres"? That line in the theme song - where he wants to go live on a farm, but she wants to stay in New York - "You are my wife"! he sings, to which she replies "goodbye, city life!"

Can't say that I remember that one (the song, I mean; the show, I do remember, alas).
But then they might have changed the words. Since I only saw that show in French.

When I was too young to know any better :-/