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Star Trek XI is my latest craze, it's fun and exciting and you should all go watch it before it leaves the theaters.
I really did enjoy it, and I think it may be my favorite movie of 2009, already. It’s a great action movie. It has a quick pace that moves along quickly through the story, but the individual scenes are cut really quickly also, giving the whole movie a really aggressive feel that I liked. I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters, the fun snappy banter that made me laugh out loud. They did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, in my opinion, especially Spock. Zachary Quinto looked and acted just like him, and I really felt for his losses. And I loved the relationship between Spock and Uhura. I’m a sucker for a good romance, and theirs was well done. The whole thing gave me a kind of nostalgic squee that I haven’t gotten over.
Probably the best thing about this movie though is the way it’s brought Star Trek to a new generation. While standing around outside talking with my family after the movie a group of children ran past and stopped to look at the Trek poster on the wall. One said “Look, Star Trek! Let’s see Star Trek!” and all his friends agreed. I think you have to love that. Although I consider myself a Star Trek fan, I’ve seen very little of TOS because it doesn’t get played on TV much. I’ve seen a lot more of TNG, Voyager, and some Enterprise. But this movie has gotten me really excited about TOS, so I’ve been renting the movies from Blockbuster and DVR’ing the episodes when they air. I’m enjoying them, even though the older stuff does feel a little different.
( Spoilers )
So bring on the vids! There are a huge number of vids already, but I guess that shouldn’t surprise me since fandom loves this movie so much. I should probably warn that pretty much all of these vids contain spoilers for the movie. As I said earlier I really liked Spock and Uhura’s relationship, so I think I’ll start there.
( The fic )
It's the beginning of the end tonight! I've been watching BSG vids in my excitement and wanted to rec a few, plus a fic.
We didn't start the fire by chaila43
All of this has happened before and all of this will happen again. As foretold by Billy Joel. Overview of the series, in a weird way, yet all of the references fit surprisingly well. Very tight editing, and a neat vid to an unusual song choice.
Southside by bop_radar
Lee, Kara, Helo and Sharon and the cool ride their friendship takes through the series. The cool flying and fighting, and the fun and dramatic turns their relationships take.
Karma Police by SuperKC
A powerful look at four of the final five and how the knowledge of what they are shakes them to the core. How the humans will treat them harshly for being cylons, as they themselves have done to others. What kind of future do they have now?
This World by Buffyann
The editing really flowed with this one, especially the moment at 1:15 when the vidder transitions from the model viper used for planning to the pilot actually leaving for combat. Really beautifully done, plus the footage is crisp and beautiful.
Addicted by Hazyshade
I'm a sucker for this song and I really think it illustrates well the fatal attraction between Lee and Kara.
Thank You by Canadiangirl_86
A really sweet, light vid for Kara and Lee that shows all the very best things about their relationship.
Keeps Getting Better by Taragel
Kick-ass Starbuck! This really shows the duality of her personality: fun and bitchy. Perfect song choice, perfect clip choices and great editing and flow.
Before the Dawn by Cylune
A moving montage of Kara and Lee, and how they try to support each other through the worst.
See more of my Battlestar Galactica vid recs here.
I have one fic to rec: Benevolent Sibling by mercurial_wit
The Cylons spy on the humans using D'Anna's film footage of the crew. Silly and great fun, though kind of long.
I've also been watching the special clips over at Scifi.com. I especially liked the What The Frak Is Going On? clip that condenses the whole show down to eight minutes whith a commentator. It's pretty funny.
The trailer for the new Caprica series about the beginning of the Cylons and the rise of the Adama family looks really interesting. I can't wait to watch it.
Plot threads that I want to see resolved before the end:
Who is the final cylon?
What is Kara's destiny?
What happened to Earth?
Will the cylon war resolve itself in a way that helps the humans?
Can the humans and cylons wind up living peacefully together?
Will Kara and her husband resolve their differences and make their marriage work?