Quote of the Day: “Live Long and Prosper” (\\//)

The day is exceedingly beautiful.  Self has already marinated a half-dozen chicken thighs for barbecuing (as it’s such a splendid day, who wouldn’t want to be outside as long as possible?)

Marinade consists of:  grated orange peel (from oranges growing in self’s backyard), orange juice (from oranges growing in self’s backyard), a dash of Tabasco, some cranberry jelly (This one self added just at the spur of the moment) and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Oh! Also some freshly ground black pepper.

Self and hubby went to see movie self has been derisively referring to, for some weeks now, as “the teeny bopper Star Trek.” The reason self is no longer calling it that is:

This “Star Trek” movie rocks!  Star Trek lives!

  • They found a great actor to play Spock!  In this version, Spock is hotter than Kirk!  (The most revisionist scene in the movie takes place between Spock and Uhura.  Never mind what it is:  dear blog readers can guess!  When self saw it, her jaw nearly dropped to the floor.  She couldn’t help tugging urgently at hubby’s sleeve and hissing:  That never happened!  That’s revisionist! Hubby’s response was to maintain a stoic silence.)
  • Guy who plays Scotty is the same guy who made self almost die laughing in British comedic gem, “Shaun of the Dead” (Simon Pegg)!
  • Hubby’s in heaven.  Because he got to hear again that signature line:  My name is James Tiberius Kirk!

Want to know how good this movie is?  The audience in the Redwood City Century 20 actually clapped at the end.  As summer movies go, it just blows “Wolverine” out of the water.  And one cannot, of course, watch a movie of this nature without coughing up $5 for the large bag of popcorn, with butter.

Go see it, dear blog readers.  Self gives it five stars.


  1. May 10, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Yay! I knew you’d come around once you saw it. Wasn’t that just fantabulous? Ardent wish to someday become a Vulcan decidedly reinforced by Zachary Quinto as Spock.

  2. May 10, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I knew ZQ was the bad guy in “Heroes,” but (unlike hubby) I am not a fan of “Heroes.” Heck, I loved his Spock! When he was on-screen, I never even looked at Kirk.

    Now that I think about it, his interpretation of Spock was a lot different from Nimoy’s. Nimoy’s was a lot less vulnerable — also a lot less sexy. HA HA HA HA!!!

  3. May 10, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Exactly!! *drool*
    This is embarassing… shall we start a fan club? 😉

  4. May 10, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Tee- hee, I don’t know what it is about Quinto/Spock. Could it be that big nose? Or those pointy ears? Whatever — Vulcan magnetism scores!

    Ummm — was that Winona Ryder with gray hair playing his MOM???

  5. May 10, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Yep. Trust me, I was just as taken aback.
    Everyone else casted was spot-on. This is the first Star Trek movie I’ve seen that felt like a movie, the others were just extended episodes.

  6. May 10, 2009 at 4:34 am

    And the music! Did you notice the music? Sometimes it was classical (which was one of the reasons why I loved “Battlestar Galactica” — the audacity of pairing that kind of music with action scenes).

    It was so much fun also, the way the characters popped up. Someone would say something, and hubby and I would look at each other and say, “That’s BONES!” Or, “That’s Zulu!” I loved that all the actors were young. Afterwards, I said to hubby, “The torch has passed . . . “

  7. Vince Gotera said,

    May 10, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Hey, M. Did you ever see an episode of the original show called “Amok Time”? Where Nimoy Spock goes amok in a sexual ritual? I always thought that Spock going amok meant that he was Filipino. So “live long and prosper” \\//_ is actually “mabuhay”! I haven’t seen the new ST yet so it’ll be interesting to see if the new (young) Spock is also Flip. –V.

  8. May 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I guess I was too enthralled to notice the music 😉
    Our geeky hubbies should get together- mine is still on cloud 9 over this movie.
    It was quite a torch to pass, that’s why I love how it ended on the show’s famous opening sequence.

    On a side note, Happy Mother’s Day!
    Here’s to more Star Trek movies in future.

  9. May 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I just looked up the actor who plays Spock: ZQ is half Portuguese and half Irish, and grew up in Pittsburgh.

    Never mind, I’ll just concentrate on him as Spock.

    By the way, Leonard Nimoy’s appearance in the movie was the height of cool.

    Vince, where is that “Nimoy goes amok” episode? I must look it up on YouTube!

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