tarod45: (bright idea)
So, "The Bones, Scotty, Sulu, and Chekov Hour." The ongoing adventures of the intrepid crew of the starship Enterprise, as they attempt to go about the business of... well, business (which includes, but is not limited to: surviving, saving the universe, and not getting court-marshaled in the process) while doing their best to work around their commanders' ego-, testosterone-, love-triangle-, and unacknowledged-sexual-tension-driven shenanigans.

Watch as Bones attempts to administer life-saving and terribly painful injections while his patients run desperately to escape him.

Marvel as Sulu pilots the wonder of modern technology that is the magnificent Starship Enterprise by ignoring his commanding officers' contradictory course headings.

Sympathize as Chekov attempts to understand his orders, despite everyone speaking in such ludicrous accents.

And feel the romance as Scotty screams "Get down from there!" when what he really means is, "I love you."

I see it as a combination of work-place comedy, comedy of manners, and dressing-room farce. I intend to pitch the idea to all the major networks, milk it for all it's worth (3 seasons, 11 movies, four spin-off series featuring other intrepid crews with equally insane commanders, god only knows how many cartoons and tv specials, and merchandising out the wazoo) and then retire, rich as Croesus. This will be my contribution to humanity, and all shall love me and despair.
tarod45: (war Molly)
Saw Star Trek today. I'm reminded why I'm not a Trekkie.

Kirk, Spock, and Uhura were likable, but not particularly captivating. On the other hand, Bones and Scottie were hilarious.

Plotwise, I spent most of the film stifling my desperate cries of "Black holes don't work that way!!" I thought we had moved past this whole black-holes-as-logicless-plot-conveniences thing that was so popular in cheap sci-fi. Cut for pointless rant on black-plot-holes. )

I don't require that sci-fi be scientifically sound, or even particularly plausible. That would take all the fun out of it. I only ask that it not insult my intelligence.

Though, speaking of Nero's ship... more plot hole ranting )

I may have spent entirely too much time thinking about this.

Really, though, aside from my screaming frustration with the black holes, and my annoyance with old!Spock, the movie was good fun. Really, if they decide to make a spin-off series called "The Bones, Scottie, Sulu, and Chekov Hour," I would watch it. And there was a pleasing number of explosions. And a red shirt getting killed. Good stuff.


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