Marked Melody

May 13, 2009

Star Trek is actually good?

Filed under: Movie Review — Alisa Hathaway @ 7:38 pm


Yep, it’s true.

Perhaps this is just a case of low expectations working in my favor, or the draw of young, attractive actors in familiar roles, but I really enjoyed this movie.  And my dad was a trekkie – I’ve seen all the other Star Trek movies and too many hours of the TV show from the Next Generation days, and there wasn’t a lot to hold my interest there besides Patrick Stewart. And maybe it was just a generational thing, or my abhorrance of William Shatner, but I wasn’t all that familiar with the original series. This movie was an excellent transferance of a beloved series to a younger, explosion-loving crowd.

Thumbs up for Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) as Scotty and Winona Ryder as Spock’s mommy (I barely recognized her!)

Thumbs down for Anton Yelchin’s (Charlie Bartlett) silly Russian accent. It grated on my nerves every time he spoke, which I find completely baffling since his name is OBVIOUSLY RUSSIAN.

And yes, as I already turned this project in and got an A on it, I’m probably just going to blog about whatever I want now. Go ahead and fight it.

Live long and prosper,



  1. I was wondering where you were gonna go with this, my dear. I kept it on my faves, so I’m happy to see you’re gonna update.

    Just make it your fun entertainment blog. That includes a WHOLE lot. =)

    Comment by O-liv — May 13, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

  2. Star Trek was overflowing with win. Might go see it a second time, haven’t decided yet.

    Comment by TJ — May 23, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

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