I am not a Trekkie. But I am probably one of the few people in the world that wishes I was. That is because I just saw the new Star Trek movie and really loved it! It stirred in me a desire to go and watch all the old shows and maybe, just maybe, learn a little Klingon. Yes, I said it, and I'm not ashamed. Those of you who know me already know of my love for fantasy fiction, including Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. And those of you who really, really know me, know my love of games like World of Warcraft. This show, while perhaps on the border between all-out fantasy and science fiction, seems like it would be just my cup of tea. I don't feel I am in a position to critique the movie, because I am not a Trekkie and therefore don't know if it followed all the rules set forth in the old show. But I do think I can recommend the movie to others out there who are not Trekkies and are as unfamiliar with the show as I am. It is an action-filled movie, good casting (ie. I thought the characters all had great chemistry), and highly entertaining. Go with a date (there are some cuties in it), go with your family (it was family friendly), and enjoy!
I am now off to abandon my study of Elfish and learn some Klingon.