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May 8th, 2009


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11:20 pm - This icon becomes actually relevent for once!
Firstly, a confession to make: Despite having been in the Uni's Star Trek club for, oh, four and a half years now, I am not actually a Star Trek fan. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike Trek - in fact, most of what I've seen I liked even if some of it was for the lulz more than anything else - but it's always been something I've only really had a casual interest in, as opposed to my active fannishness. I know the basics and the broad ideas, but not much of the little stuff.

Also I've been in both Star Wars and Doctor Who fandoms. Trek is the enemy like twice over.

...Which is basically just a really long way to say that I went and saw the new movie with a bunch of people from Star Trek club this evening, and I really enjoyed it. It was fun and funny and had some really nifty moments and I really liked the characters, and I was amused at the in-jokes (well, the ones I actually understood, anyhow.)

And now I want to read fic of it. Dear Lord. *facepalm*

Anyone up to chatting about it? I've sort of being skimming over people who mentioned it on my flist prior to watching.
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm still incoherently sleep-deprivedly going 'Chekov! So cute!' *squish*
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
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He was adorable. Bless him.
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
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I especially loved when he got put in charge the second time and went 'Ay-yi.'

Semi-coherency: hell of a way to get round the reboot problem, y/n?
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
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He was all flaily and cute, it was great. I mean, poor guy, all that responsibility and he was supposed to be 17?
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
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I loved him, but I was kind of with McCoy on that one. 'He's 17?!'

Uber-competent 17-year-old, have to say.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
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Blasted teenage genius whiz-kids who manage to achieve that much as teenagers. Even if they are fictional.
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Argh HTML-fail.

I know! But at least he isn't Wesley Crusher-ish. He knows damn well that he shouldn't be in charge of the ship, and he wants to crawl under the console and die, please, especially if the voice recognition programme doesn't smarten up really soon.

Oh god. I can't have a crush on a baby-character!

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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh God, the voice recognition! You'd think all that way in the future, they'd have written a program that could cope with heavy accents.

I don't have a crush on him, I just thought he was adorable. Now, Spock, maybe...
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
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We were rationalising it that if they were being commissioned properly, he'd have had time set aside to train it up properly, but given the unexpected activation plus the stress, hasty upload of whatever voice recognition record he had from the Academy was doomed to fail.

I've apparently been underestimating how much boys being thwarted by technology is attractive to me.

But goodness, yes, Spock. Or McCoy. I didn't fancy Urban as Eomer, but borderline alcoholic space phobic snark doctor? Right there.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Ah, the good ol' fannish skill of handwave. Whatever would we do without it.

I wouldn't say I fancy McCoy, but his snarktastic skills were highly entertaining.
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Wailing 'But it doesn't make sense' a lot more...

The snark was glorious. I wish Spock and McCoy had got more snark time with each other, actually, because while the Kirk & McCoy snark was a thing of beauty and a joy forever, McCoy & Spock snark is what TOS was built on.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Well, yeah.

Is this the bit where everyone starts the call for a sequel film, just so it can have all the good stuff people missed out on?
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Probably. Its not like they didn't just set it up completely anyway.

I don't think they could carry a film on snark alone though, happy fangirl though it'd make me.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 8th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Well, no, plot is still a necessity. But a healthy dose of snark makes plot much more fun.
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From:doyle_sb4
Date:May 8th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
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I dragged marymac *eyes upthread* to the midnight showing and OMG LOVED IT. I've been writing Spock/Uhura in my head for two days straight and wondering when the Kirk/Sulu comm's going to show up. I love that we get to see that Chekhov and Uhura and Scotty are geniuses in their respective fields. And Cameron from House is Kirk's mum! Could have done with a bit more Kirk/Spock interaction - they jump from "OMG RAGE KILL YOU" to first name terms a bit quick, and for all the reviews calling it an epic bromance I didn't get that much of a friendship between them - but I'm sure fanfic will more than make up for that.
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From:marymac
Date:May 8th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Didn't take very much dragging, really.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 9th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
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Oh, I am so looking forward to reading some Spock/Uhura fic. I think just about my favourite moment in the film was Kirk when he found out Spock knew Uhura's first name. His face!

I totally missed the Cameron thing until I saw the credits and noticed the name was familiar.

Yeah, I expect there will be a lot of Kirk and Spock fic. And Kirk/Spock. (Personally, I think Kirk/Spock/Uhura would be hot)

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