aderam: (WTF Captain)
Non-Spoilery review:

It's like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead: When she was good she was very very good, and when she was bad she was horrid.

I have very conflicting feelings about this movie. Thanks J.J. for proving all of my concerns valid. I waited four years for this movie and this is what you give me?

Spoilery review:

Under the cut... )

Could we just have a movie of Scotty and Bones sassing the Enterprise and being awesome together?

Yes I hold Star Trek to a higher standard. Why shouldn't I?

ETA: There's some discussion on LJ! And it contains spoilers for STID but also probably for Iron Man 3! You have been warned.
aderam: (Sailor!Data)
Still haven't heard from the job. During the interview she'd said I would hear confirmation sometime "around the 20th". I'm trying not to feel disheartened. I'm not sure it's working.

I had the day off today so I've spent it knitting, watching TV, not bothering to get out of my pyjamas, and freaking out every time I get a new email.

I'm watching Deep Space Nine, because Star Trek is beautiful and optimistic and I love it.

There's an awesome episode at the end of Season 3 called Explorers where Sisko recreates a ship with solar sails that had been invented by the Ancient Bajorans. There's this story that the ancient Bajoran starfarers went all the way to Cardassia - vehemently denied by the Cardassians naturally - but there's no proof. It's an awesome episode. Because Sisko is doing experimental archaeology (which is the most fun kind of archaeology) and all of the conversations are questions that people keep saying about all sorts of things in the history of Earth. And there're sails! And Jake being cool. And the B plot involves O'Brien and Bashir being space bros and getting drunk together.

Star Trek is the best.

Important life questions: if you lived in the 23rd century and had the option of joining Star Fleet, would you?

I totally would.

Secondary important life question: What colour do you think the archaeology department would be?

I feel like it would fall under the Sciences - so Blue. But communications is Red.

Or do you think that Starfleet wouldn't take archaeologists on their exploration missions? If the Federation has a version of Inter-Planetary Expeditions (like in Babylon 5) I would be cool with that too.

Enterprise

Apr. 15th, 2010 01:14 pm
aderam: (I like this Ship)
I've been watching Enterprise Season 4 and it is awesome. I liked the rest of the show too, but I'll be the first to admit that a lot of the storytelling was sloppy. But with season 4 they've really tightened it up and are dealing with really cool Trek universe stuff and it makes me really happy. They're doing really cool things that are showing the start of the Federation and humans stepping in to bash Vulcan, Andorian and Telerite heads together and stop them from being complete idiots.

And the Romulans! And fun individual actiony plots layered in with the politics to good effect. And the wonderfully hopeful Trek message that people working together can make the universe a better place. And some sweet reveals of bad guys and plot developments within the last few seconds of an episode.

I love Star Trek. And once I finish Enterprise I'm definitely going through DS9.
aderam: (Sailor!Data)
My Star Trek Renaissance is still going strong. Since shortly after the release of XI I've been following [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek and filled with joy at all the wonderful fannish things we've been doing as a community. (The other week there was a hostile take-over by our Mods from the Mirror universe and everyone who refused to grow facial hair was forced to spend time in the agony booth - I was really impressed by some of the icons that people managed to give goatees.)

Anyway, back at Hallowe'en everyone was posting pictures of their Trek Uniforms which they'd made for the holiday (or for cons or whatever). And I have uniform envy. But I also know that if I had a Star Trek uniform I would almost never wear it, and that would be sad. I sort of solved this by getting a yellow hoodie and sewing on a command insignia (and I love it and wear it all the time so that totally works!).

Then I saw the Kirk and Spock bears which the Vermont Teddy Bear Company makes, both of which are ridiculously cute and I kind of want them despite the price tag. (Did you see Spock's ears?!?!)

Somewhere along the line I put these two covetous thoughts together and came up with a brilliant plan: I could knit a uniform for my own teddy bear.

So I did. And I'm quite proud of myself. And I think he looks quite sharp.

So with no further ado, allow me to introduce Frobisher (known as Frob to those of us who have known him since Frobisher was too much of a mouthful). He was named after the Arctic Explorer - a perfect candidate for Starfleet. Also I think it's rather obvious that he belongs in the command track.

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More Pictures and the Pattern )
aderam: (Default)
This is hilarious! Found at [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek.

aderam: (Arthur Crown)
First of all there is a fic which is ridiculously cute and awesome that I think everyone should read. It's called The Little Vulcan by [livejournal.com profile] ayalesca. It's Le Petit Prince as told through the lens of Star Trek, and it is a thing of beauty. The Rose is Logic, the Fox is McCoy and the Pilot is Kirk. And it hits all the right moments without just retelling the original story with different names. So CUTE. Also there's art that goes with it. Very pretty art. :)
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