The New Star Trek Movie
Rocks. Totally. Excellent job merging TOS with modern FX.
And it made me sad; a passing of an era. Watching the movie tonight brought back the excitement I felt as a child sitting down with my dad to watch TOS way back when. When the future held all possibilities, and I dreamed of being on a starship. I wanted to be either Uhura, or Nurse Chapel. Just to be flying through space, exploring the vast unknown.
At one point of the movie, the Enterprise majestically arose through a cloud of space dust; quite a breath-taking scene. Seeing the old classic lines of the vessel that once made my imagination take flight made me ache for the dreams I once had. Dreams that will go irrevocably unfulfilled. I’ll never be an astronaut…never even write great science fiction…
So this particular dream of mine will never be realized. Things change, and life never quite takes the path you hoped it would. And the Star Trek movie took a different line than I was used to. It’s taking a different path now, just as my life took a different path. And it’s okay. Good even. Different, but good just the same. Lots of breath-taking moments that make the changes worth it.
If you remember ST:TOS, you owe it to yourself to see the new movie. It will be different, but worth it.