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07 June 2009 @ 09:43 pm
well-trained human  

Lucy has decided she prefers eating with company. So she’ll chow down for a bit, but if she notices I’ve left the room, she comes looking for me. If I go back to the kitchen with her, she eats a bunch more. I am so very, very well-trained.

I went to see Star Trek for a third time today. I just love that movie. The opening scene made me cry. AGAIN. That’s three times, for God’s sake. I think the only two movies I can think of off the top of my head where the first scene is as much worth the price of admission are The Lion King and X2, which both left me breathless. Also, if you have not seen Sarah Rees Brennan’s Star Trek parody, you are missing a treat. :)

And Ted and I went to see T4 tonight. It wasn’t bad. Better than I expected, actually, and the Ah-nold cameo was fairly awesome (mostly because they digitalized a body cast of him from the first movie and then animated it. holy crap, he was huge.), and they got Linda Hamilton to record Sarah Connor’s tapes to John, so that made me happy. Also I thought it was a reasonably good “what makes a man” story.

miles to Minas Tirith: 345.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: geekygeeky
omegar: Country doctoromegar on June 7th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I loved the Tapes. They just linked back to the first movie so well.

I almost got the feeling that this was more of a Sequel to the original movie than any subsequent movie.
Amandatreehugginhippy on June 7th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Gods, I loved Star Trek -- and the first scene makes me cry, too. My husband I have been discussing it almost nonstop for weeks. Not to mention the constant debates about whether a Sith dropped on the Enterprise would be able to take over/kill everyone, or if the crew would get him first. It usually falls into the Kirk tacticle advantage versus TNG's advanced technology. We put most of the DC and Marvel universes on the Enterprise, and that much varies. But we both agree that, no matter what, Batman Wins.
Pamela: Bat signaljeditigger on June 7th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)

No matter what, Batman WINS.
kitmizkit on June 8th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
While you're totally right, Batman does of course win, I can't help slotting the Terminator film(s) into this now, because, well, John Connor is Batman!
Janne: trek Animated zap!janne on June 7th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
A sith dropped on the Enterprise could easily be beamed into space on wide dispersion. Though granted, a lightsabre would probably do more damange than latterday phasers :D
Amandatreehugginhippy on June 8th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
Well, it really boiled down to TOS versus TNG. Given that the Sith would still have the Force, he could easily take over the Enterprise simply due to being able to manipulate anyone he met. Except maybe Spock, but the precog that all Jedi and Sith learn to be able to fight with their lightsabers would make any fight with Spock end in favor of the Sith. OTOH, that wouldn't work on Data -- and possibly not on Worf, same as Spock. Because Data is not in any way a living being -- and thus, not as connected to the Force -- it would be harder, if not impossible, for the Sith to predict or track his movements -- hence he would be lost in the combat, and Data would win.

I suddenly want to suggest a very interesting episode of Deadliest Warrior.
Janne: trek Animated Worf doorjanne on June 8th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I think Worf would be the first to go down, proverbial for being the first one thrown into a wall when somebody villainous appears on the Enterprise :D (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWorfEffect)
A Data/Sith match would be something to see, though.. ("This is not the android you are looking for".)
Janne: Scar Unfairjanne on June 7th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
I so want to see Star Trek again, but feel bad about dragging the offspring there too often. Maybe in two weeks when she's on holiday.

And whyyy is the Lion King so hopeless to find, at least in euro-format? I'm sure Cat would love it, but it hasn't been available for as long as she's been old enough to see it. She'll probably be a jaded teen and refuse to watch it at all by the time Disney decides to re-release. (First world problems, yes indeed...)
Min: StarTrekClassic/JimsButtphantomminuet on June 7th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the parody. That thing is nothing short of hilarious. }}:-D (Klingon emoticon)
kit: fanboy_whutmizkit on June 8th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Sarah is brilliant. :)
katedonovankatedonovan on June 8th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
I've heard nothing but bad about that movie, yet I'm still determined to see it. Encouraging to know it had its moments for you!
kit: fanboy_hardsixmizkit on June 8th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
Re: Terminator
*laughs* Yeah, that's kind of where I was too. There was no chance I *wouldn't* see it, but nothing I'd heard was encouraging. Possibly low expectations helped, but generally I thought it was a Terminator movie. It's like Fast & Furious, which Ted and I thoroughly enjoyed despite everybody panning it. I mean, come *on*. It's a Fast & Furious movie! What can you really want or expect out of it except fast cars, hot bodies, and explosions?
Grand High Simiansimianpower on June 8th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
First, hi, since I think this is my first response to your blog.

I thought, "Me, too" to a couple of things you just posted, hence the response. I just saw Trek for the third time (on a first date, which was awesome), and again the opening scene made me cry. Just a bit. I have a thing for heroic sacrifices. Best one ever? Venizelos, from the Harrington series. Totally random, barely mentioned, and perfect.
kit: fanboy_trek_heroesmizkit on June 8th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
Ooh yay, a new commenter! :) Hello! :)

*laughs* I gotta say, that movie for a first date would be a terrific barometer for whether you were compatible. Did your date like it? :)

Heroic sacrifices, when well done, are insanely effective. And they done *good* with that one. <3
Grand High Simiansimianpower on June 8th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Did she like it? She *suggested* it. And she was grinning ear-to-ear for half of the movie. And laughing at all the built-in one-liners and physical comedy. I teased her about it a little bit, but it was cool to watch her get a kick out of it.
All Over The Mapjemck on June 8th, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
We saw Star Trek last weekend - and Terminator:Salvation this weekend - and thoroughly enjoyed both. In both instances, really enjoyed the script and visual nods to what had gone before. Probably T4 just had the edge for me as a film experience - personal taste and all that.

Incidentally, at the end of T4, as the credits rolled, I suddenly realised where I had see the young Kyle before - yes, the previous week in that very cinema, as Ensign Chekov. Anton Yelchin is having a good year - and looks like an actor to keep an eye on.
kit: fanboy_trek_wulcanmizkit on June 8th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Yes! Not a bad summer for a young actor, being in two blockbuster-type films in one month! I went and read up a little about him...he is, as his name suggests, Russian, although he emigrated to the States at some point in his early life. Not, however, before age four, which is when he apparently refused to go to figure skating practice and told his parents he was going to be an *actor*, thanks very much. :)

There were a bunch of really small things about T4, including camera angles and shots, which I thought were nice--and I presume deliberate--homages to the first couple movies. I thought they underplayed the highway imagery just a little too much, but at least it was there. I was pretty happy with it. But I won't see it three times in the theatre. :)