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A few more fun Star Trek recs.  For the most part these are general or Kirk vids:

Trip Like I Do by un4scene:  So far as I can tell, this is a vid about how awesome the crew of the Enterprise is.  Really tight editing to a pretty hard core song.  Great vid.

A Million Miles From Here by nel-ani:  All he wants to be is a million miles from here. Kirk finds home on the Enterprise.  She really captures Jim's restlessness and his experience on the Enterprise.

I'm On A Boat by kiki-miserychic:  Kirk's got his nautical themed pashmina afghan. DON'T YOU EVER FORGET.  Major Crack vid, so much fun.

On the Dance Floor by sloanesomething:  Too many men, not enough ladies in Star Trek!  Another crack vid, but also very true.  Very funny.



I also recently saw several Stargate Atlantis vids that were just wonderful.

Liquid Bird by hollywoodgrrl:  A final farewell to the Team and the City that changed them all forever. Gorgeous editing, really made me want to see even more of the series.

Language by newkidfan:  A gorgeous look at all the things John doesn't or can't say. Very emotional and moving, beautiful and simple effects to accentuate the lyrics.
 
 
So a couple of weeks ago VidderKidder hosted his first Vidder Radio with Luminosity!  The link is here.  I thought it was really cool to hear her speak about vidding, her personal history, and a bit of her vidding philosophy.  It was a great show.  The link above will let you stream the feed or download it.  While speaking Luminosity mentioned a documentary on movie editing called The Cutting Edge.  It covers the history of movie editing and why editing is so important, and it has interviews with lots of famous directors and some editors.  There are some clips of it on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2,  Part 3, and the clips are really cool.  I think it's a must see for vidders, just to get a great overall perspective on our craft.  (I don't think it includes any technical info).  I might even consider buying it to see the whole thing. 
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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 Vids )



 

 

 

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