Lindsay (dragonzuela) wrote,

Harold and Kumar Go to Outer Space

I just saw Star Trek, and it was really, really fun and also satisfied the 12-year-old Trekkie in me. (In my previous post in response to the trailer for this movie, didn't I ask if there would be reference to Captain Pike? Yah he was in it.) It had many more funny moments and a different style of humor than is typical of Star Trek, but in a good way. They found a way to deviate from canon while staying canon, ha. Destroying Vulcan was kind of a dick thing to do, and one of the other people in my party agreed, but otherwise I absolutely loved it, like, happy in the pants, I squealed and clapped when the original theme came on with the end credits. Kind of a slap in the face to William Shatner that Leonard Nimoy read the "Space... the final frontier..." bit, and also that all of the actors imitated the ridiculous accents from the show except the one playing Kirk. But then again, William Shatner is obnoxious.

Also, I might just have to start using "wicked" as an adverb again. I never would have imagined that my home state of Maine would be the fifth to legalize gay marriage (and while it is illegal in California, no less!). When I was in high school, no one was out of the closet, people were a little homophobic, and I didn't know what to think of gays because I didn't know any (or so I thought). It wasn't until I went to college and had openly LBG friends that I learned that they are, you know, normal people who are just attracted to the same sex. Yay, proud.

I took a long bike ride today to go do some pollinating, and on the way back I stopped at Burger King because an ICEE and fries sounded really good. Then I realized that I could get the Star Trek glasses, and, again, happy in the pants. My precious $7 set of four glasses will be staying in the boxes in my room instead of going into circulation in the kitchen.
Tags: movies, politics

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