There was Captain James Tiberius Kirk, always calm, always in control, always saving the day. Who wouldn't want to follow him?
Remember, Spock, the half human, half Vulcan who spent his life trying to remain logical and denying his humanness. In spite of his strong Vulcan will, there were times when his humanity showed through.
My favorite, though, was crotchety Dr. McCoy, Bones for short. He, along with the engineer Scottie, always added a bit of humor to the shows.
We felt lost when the series ended and had to appease ourselves with watching rerun after rerun for several years. And then, along came Star Trek the Next Generation and.....
Jean Luc Picard. The Picard was everything a Trekkie could hope for and more. I have Jim's blessing in my infatuation with The Picard (since we all know it's just a fantasy). I did so enjoy the "Next Generation", many of those episodes which we watched over again. We also saw all the movies which were spawned by this series.
So, today we went back in time to the birth of Star Trek and the early lives of Spock, Kirk, Chekov, McCoy,Scottie and the rest of the crew.
Even though I found the plot a little confusing at times, I thoroughly enjoyed this motion picture. I won't give away any of the plot, but will say that the essence of the characters have been perfectly recreated in this prequel.
It is my hope that we will have many more hours of entertainment from these bright and entertaining young people. There are galaxies yet to be explored and I think the producer, director and actors of this film are capable of taking us there.
~Happy Mother's Day and Hippo Hugs~
THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT
IN SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES