I cannot possibly talk about this movie without going into massive spoilers, but first, here is my spoiler-free reaction for those who haven't seen it yet --

I love this movie eleventy-one with exclamation marks. It is greater-than all the other STAR TREK movies put together. I less than three it in a massive fangirly way.

And here is why )

There will be a sequel? Yes? As good as this one, yes? I sure hope so.
It has occurred to me that a few of my flist may be a bit shellshocked by all the Doctor Who raving all of a sudden, and are wondering whether I've completely lost my mind and will ever talk about anything else. To which the answer is:


Erm, actually that's not quite true. Just expect the DW stuff to be dominant for quite some time to come, because I have loved this show since I was a kid, it was one of the first fandoms I ever wrote fic for (and probably the one in which I've written the most fic, word-count wise -- don't even get me started on the illustrations!), and as you know I'm loving the new series all to pieces.

However, for those of you who couldn't care less about the Who prattle, and are wondering if I will ever get back to the Good Stuff, a brief explanation of where I'm at with regard to my other fandoms:

HP: Waiting for Book VI, like everybody else. Don't feel like speculating any more, even about Snape, until I have the straight goods from JKR Herself.

Alias: Keeping vague tabs on plot goings-on by reading other people's LJs, as am not actually watching the show at present. Understandably somewhat discouraged in my Sweiss leanings at the moment, so not so inclined to write a sequel/second chapter to A Man of His Word the way I'd once thought I might. You never know, though, things could change. Especially if You-Know-Who shows up later in the season as promised (no, not Voldemort).

Lost: Love the show. Have great fun speculating about it. Have developed elaborate theory about the island that I keep meaning to expound upon some day, but haven't got around to it yet. Absolutely no desire to write fic, however. I find the show itself too satisfying, and I'm too interested in the answers that the writers and JJ have to offer, to maintain that feeling of "ooh, I simply must fill in this gap!" that usually inspires plot bunnies.

Sherlock Holmes: Read Locked Rooms and loved it. Looking forward to reading other people's reviews. Still running the RUSS-L list, mostly by approving new members and glancing at the day's digests to make sure nobody is killing each other. Of course, nobody ever is, so it's a pretty low-stress job being ListMom. When was the last time you heard of a mailing list that has run busily for ten years and has hundreds of members, with not one single flamewar in the entire course of its history? This is why I love my Bees. *blows kisses to the Bees* Oh, and I haven't forgot about Case of the Winning Woman, it just requires more research than I have time to do at the moment. (Plus, where does one even start to find out about the terms of Victorian life insurance policies?)

Star Trek: Never again. No, really. I can't see it happening. I just don't care any more.

X-Files: On the other hand, never say never. I still get nostalgic for Mulder and Scully from time to time...

Oops, and almost forgot, which shows where my brain is at:

Kalan Porter: Felt that the Time Had Come to move on. Resigned my quasi-moderatorial status at KP4GU, and my real moderatorial status over at the Red Hot Topic KP board. Occasionally poke my nose in to one board or another to see if there's any really big news, but otherwise, that's about it. Wish him well, though.
My brother sent me this link this morning -- a lot of you are gonna love this:

Trek Wars

Just don't blame me if you waste all day playing it. I showed great restraint, and played only one round (which Picard won, naturally).

In other news, the new version of the Semagic LJ client is a beautiful, beautiful thang. So far, anyway.


Aug. 6th, 2003 04:40 pm
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You're a Vulcan!
You're a Vulcan! Cool and collected, you represent
the epitome of self control.


Jun. 27th, 2003 02:19 pm
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You are a Steamrunner-class Destroyer, Starfleet's
prodigal black sheep. You are unique in your
own right. Your unconventional attitude
surprises all. Skeptics will find that your
alternative methods of dealing with things go
above and beyond the norm.

Which Class of Federation Starship are you?
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May. 28th, 2003 12:37 pm
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Oh, man, that was beautiful. Many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jerie for pointing me to this little gem of a parody:


I laughed, I cried, I stuffed my face. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] zakhad. You rule.

P.S. Was Shinzon really just a teenager? I had him pegged as early twenties. Don't tell me I have to go to The Bad Place again. I'm still traumatized over Daniel Radcliffe.
Yes, it's true, as of last night I have finally seen Star Trek: Nemesis. Took me long enough, didn't it? Thing is, I haven't seen any of the TNG movies since Generations, so it wasn't like I was rushing out in a frenzy to slap down $14 so I could see it on the big screen.

I must say, however, that it was not until seeing this movie that I realized my love for Trek in general and TNG in particular had not merely waned with the years, but actually turned up its little Starfleet regulation footwear-clad toes and died.

More... and here be spoilers )

So, anyway. It looks like that's it for Trek, where I'm concerned at least. I can no longer bear the contrived machinations of TPTB, their continual ducking of consequences. I'm too spoiled by good writing now, thanks to shows like 24 and Alias, and I can never go back.

Sorry 'bout that.

Tubs and Trek

May. 22nd, 2002 09:29 pm
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I've deleted my ranting about the waterbirth tub from earlier today because the problem's all solved now. I mailed off the deposit tonight. Finally. We're scheduled to pick it up on June 1st.

Oh, and the season finale of Enterprise rocked. I didn't see the cliffhanger coming, and I've no idea where it's going. Always a good sign -- assuming TPTB can follow through with a second part as good as the first.


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