Beam me up!

Star Trek Into Darkness


I’ve seen it.

After I went into Toronto on the 26th, when I got home, I realized I had forgotten my coat.

Hence, another day trip to Toronto was in order. Last Saturday, once my mission was accomplished at Hotel Ocho, I was left with some serious downtime.

It didn’t take long for me to decide what to do.

It was a hot day. Hence, I felt that I more than deserved to sit in a cold, dark room for two hours.

If you’ve been wondering what I thought of Into Darkness, wonder no more.


As I tweeted afterwards, I was leaning forward in my chair for the duration of my viewing experience.

Now…I know it wasn’t a perfect film. Here’s a spoilery FAQ that mocks it to death.

But as I said, I was engaged (no pun intended) throughout. By the end of this fantastic film I was left with only one question:

When can I expect the next Trek?

Beam me up!, I'm just sayin'.

P.S. – On Ashley

I nearly forgot to mention it in my last post, but I adore Ashley Judd. Always have, and I suspect that I always will. I probably know more of her as a woman, than I do of her work* but she’s always impressed me.

In an industry rife with fluff, she’s never struck me as one who shied away from substance.

Recently folks in the media have been making unkind comments about her appearance. In response, here’s a piece that she wrote for The Daily Beast.

From the introduction:

As an actor and woman who, at times, avails herself of the media, I am painfully aware of the conversation about women’s bodies, and it frequently migrates to my own body. I know this, even though my personal practice is to ignore what is written about me. I do not, for example, read interviews I do with news outlets. I hold that it is none of my business what people think of me. I arrived at this belief after first, when I began working as an actor 18 years ago, reading everything. I evolved into selecting only the “good” pieces to read. Over time, I matured into the understanding that good and bad are equally fanciful interpretations. I do not want to give my power, my self-esteem, or my autonomy, to any person, place, or thing outside myself. I thus abstain from all media about myself. The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself, my personal integrity, and my relationship with my Creator. Of course, it’s wonderful to be held in esteem and fond regard by family, friends, and community, but a central part of my spiritual practice is letting go of otheration. And casting one’s lot with the public is dangerous and self-destructive, and I value myself too much to do that.

However, the recent speculation and accusations in March feel different, and my colleagues and friends encouraged me to know what was being said…

Honestly. As I read the article, I kept asking myself, “Why isn’t this woman a professor?”

*Did you know that Ms. Judd was on Star Trek: The Next Generation? Oh, yes, she was

and now for something completely superficial, Beam me up!

So there’ll be no Star Trek ’til 2013.


In the meantime, what’s a woman to do?

Watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes, of course!!

Oh, come on. SOMETHING’s gotta fill the gaping sci-fi/sfx hole in my soul.

The fangirl in me is absolutely in love with this movie.

The Gorgeous Geeks interviewed the film’s writers:

But it wasn’t only the story that caught my attention. I’m really impressed with the way it was made.

For another video featuring Andy Serkis as Caesar, click here.

And lest you need another, more detailed look:

Happy Holidays!!

and now for something completely superficial, Beam me up!

Just FYI, Trekkahs.

Canadians can cast votes for the People’s Choice Awards. (Check the forthcoming URL. It says “cdn”.)

Would you believe that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are in the same category?

I kid you not.

A part of me started to lean towards Chris because of his talented turn as Captain Kirk.

But then I felt the pull of ZQ.

That photo is not mine. I found it here.


What’s a fangirl to do?

ETA: I might abstain. If I vote for one without the other, it’s highly likely that the guilt will plague me for days.

Beam me up!, Film

Heeeeere Trekkie, Trekkie….

I have the DVD. Two disks. No complaints.

This video pretty much summed up the reaction I had. In my head, I mean.

(HT – Space: No Uglies)

As for the next film, do you remember this post?

At the end, I wrote the director a note.

Dear J. J.

I want another Trek. By no later than 2012, OR ELSE.

Bless you…


Even though I was teasing when I typed, it looks like I was onto something. In this interview, Mr. Abrams says

I believe the next Star Trek film will be in 2012.

So if the world doesn’t come to an end (HA!), at least I’ll have some Trek to keep me warm.

ETA: Another Space: No Uglies find. Just because.