Monday, May 20, 2013

Trekkie or Not a Trekkie.

...that is the question.

It's quiet around the house today. Too quiet, which probably means the Gator Girl is getting into something she's not supposed to be getting into. And if I weren't so damn tired, I'd probably go find out what.

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It's also quiet around the neighborhood, except for my next-door neighbor who insists upon practicing his jazz piano at both midnight and 6am. While he certainly seems to need the practice (he keeps hitting the same wrong notes over and over and over and over again), I'd be happier if he could find a more convenient time of day to do it. While I know it's not his fault that I'm an insomniac, I was actually trying to sleep yesterday at 6am and couldn't because of the jazz piano playing. It made me quite cranky. Crankier. I felt like...

 (SPOILER ALERT. I"M GOING TO TALK ABOUT A PARTICULAR SCENE IN THE NEW STAR TREK MOVIE SO IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT AND WANT TO AVOID ANY POSSIBLE SPOILERS, SKIP AHEAD TO THE SAFE ZONE)

...Benedict Cumberbatch's character when he was ripping the head off that other guy (I'm very good with names) and screaming "You should have let me sleep!"

I turned to The Man and said, "See? Benedict Cumberbatch gets it. I don't know why our neighbor doesn't."

(SAFE ZONE. YES, STAR TREK WILL STILL BE DISCUSSED, BUT ONLY IN A SPOILER-FREE KIND OF WAY)

So, obviously, yesterday I went to see the new star Trek movie. Deciding to go see this film started an
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argument between The Man and I (please note: The Man and I very seldom argue about anything of substance). You may have seen it on my Facebook page. If you missed it, it went a little something like this:

—Him: I can't believe you're a Trekkie.
—Me: I'm not a Trekkie. Yeah, I know I bought that one movie, and we're going to see the new movie tomorrow, but I'm not a Trekkie.
—Him: Maybe you don't know what that means.

It was revisited when, during lunch with my brother and sister-in-law, I explained to my sister-in-law what Tribbles were. And how Vulcans' blood is green. And something else, too. I don't remember what the something else was, but The Man finally gave me this look that said "Rally?"

Me: But I'm not a Trekkie.
Him: You keep telling yourself that.

And then we went to see the movie. And hell-o, it was freaking awesome. I laughed, I gasped, I jumped out of my seat, I sat on the edge of my seat...I didn't think it was possible to adore Benedict Cumberbatch anymore than I already do (and yeah, I wore my Sherlock tee-shirt to the Star Trek showing. I am a Geek Girl and proud of it!), but it turns out I can.

And as soon as the movie was over, I started making plans to go see it again.

So fine. Maybe I am a Trekkie. But only if J.J. Abrams is behind the helm.

Damn. Does that mean I'm going to become a Star Wars fan, too?

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  1. You're a Trekkie. And no, you don't have to be a fan of Star Wars.
    New movie rocked, didn't it?

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    1. The Man will be glad to know you agree with him. =)

      And yeah, the new movie rocked.

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  2. If Benedict C. is in it, I'll like it. He can be geeky at times, but on him it looks good. I plan to see this one. Spoiler was minimal, didn't bother me. He's the one new revised Sherlock that I'm most fond of, with R.Downey second.

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    1. I agree with your Sherlock assessment. Benedict is definitely first, but R. Downey is a close second.

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  3. I am just dying to see this movie and I can relate to your insomnia. I don't think I fell asleep until close to 3am (I was in bed at 11:30p) and then my alarm went off at 8:15, not to mention the 15 times I woke up in between. Good times.

    Glad you enjoyed Into Darkness :)

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    1. I seldom go to bed before 3am because I know I will not fall asleep. I get so mad when I'm surrounded by sleeping mammals and I can't join them in dreamland.

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  4. If you do become both a Trekkie and Star Wars fan, know that you are not alone. And that there is help. Like Netflix and Wookie novels and action figures to pose on your desk. :-)

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    1. There are action figures? I'm totally in.

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  5. Like I said on Alex's blog, I wasn't planning on seeing the new Star Trek movie but between your review and Alex's, it's going on my list. :)

    I don't know what the difference is between being a fan of something and a fanatic. I think I might be straddling the line when it comes to The Walking Dead on TV. Hmm....

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    1. I like The Walking Dead show, but I don't think I'm fanatic about it. I haven't read any of the graphic novels, but I do occasionally watch The Talking Dead show on AMC, so maybe I am.

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  6. I think you are just a fan of J.J. Abrams' movies. He makes Trek very exciting.

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    1. See, that's what I've been saying. He does make Star Trek very exciting. And Chris Pine is very nice to look at.

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  7. I'm not a Trekkie, but I'm a huge fan of director J.J Abrams. I enjoyed Star Trek into Darkness immensely. The film is just pure awesome!

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  8. Loved the movie. Ended up sitting next to the stereotypical nerd dude (balding on top, ponytail, slightly paunchy, swear to God he escaped from The Simpsons) and exchanging comments about the film. This was a stranger. People around us were wearing Star Fleet uniform shirts. I was jealous. Benedict Cumberbatch was fantastic. My only complaint was that, while being a total BAMF, his character was super sympathetic and I was really having a hard time seeing him as a villain. Damn though does he do the cold-ass BAMF like a total boss, though!

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    1. Yes, I spent a lot of the movie rooting for Benedict Cumberbatch as well. And I want his coat. His coat was awesome. And if he's in the coat when I get it, even better...

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    2. I did laugh when he was coatless and stole a coat that just-so-happened to be the exact same style. Because obviously he couldn't do that chase/fight scene sans coat.

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    3. To do so would've been stretching the realm of possibility past its breaking point.

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  9. Yeah... I've seen Into Darkness a few times *whistles innocently* It is sooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooood!

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    1. I hope to soon be joining the multiple viewings club.

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  10. I'm not a Trekkie (or Trekker, as they are now called), either. But, yes, I watched the original series when I was a kid. We own some of the seasons of TNG (because my wife wanted them (because I had never really seen any of them)), and I do like the new movies (although I think this one was vastly superior to the first (red matter)). But I have no actual, specific love for Trek.

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    1. I've only seen three of the original ST episodes. One was the Trouble with Tribbles, so that's how I knew about those, but I haven't seen the rest of the series or any of TNG or Deep Space 9 or Enterprise or any of the other spin-offs.

      And yeah, Into Darkness kicks the first movie's ass.

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    2. I've probably seen all of the original series, but I was, like, 5. I haven't seen any of Voyager and, maybe, 2 episodes of DS9. Maybe. I did watch Enterprise, but that was because of Scott Bakula, not because it was Star Trek. I've seen all the movies, at this point, mostly to my regret.

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  11. I have to agree with your husband.

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    1. Of course, I'll have to tell him the opposite...

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  12. Had to skip over the spoiler alert part. Aghhhhhh! Don't do that. I haven't been out to see it yet -- waiting for the crowds to thin. But, yeah, I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie either, though I've watched every episode of the original series maybe three or four or five times.

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    1. That's why I surrounded the spoiler in ALL CAPS warning people who didn't want to know that it was there.

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  13. You have a Sherlock t-shirt??? That's so cool!

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    1. I do. It was a gift from a friend. And it is so cool.

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  14. Hehe! I think knowing the color of Vulcan's blood does make you a bit of a Trekkie. I'm still hoping to see the new Star Trek movie soon. It looks awesome!

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    1. Did I say it was green? Because I meant I have no idea what color Vulcan blood is...

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  15. I know pretty much nothing about Star Trek, but I totally approve of wearing a Sherlock shirt to one of the movies! ;)

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    1. I hear it was the perfect amount of geek for the day.

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  16. Maybe you're not a Trekkie. Maybe you're like me and your a ManCandy fan because boy howdy...is this series swimming in it.

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  17. I think Trekkie has to do with the passion behind the fandom. And besides, it's just a label. A label others put on you so that they can categorize you in their own mental filing system. What they call you need not have any bearing on your reality whatsoever.

    I used to have trouble falling asleep. I found a spray for that.

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  18. i'm not a trekkie... i just can't seem to get into it! so let us hope this movie will help me to understand the "label". haha

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  19. Never did get the whole Trekkie thing but my son loves Star Wars and his girlfriend loves Dr Who so that has to count for something right ? lol Lisa x

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  20. I don't mind spoilers - I'm anxious to watch this. I wouldn't call myself a Trekke because I don't invest that much energy into following the stories or characters and such. But I do love all things Star Trek :)

    ......dhole

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  21. Once upon a time I was a Trekki....but I was blasted with reruns. I get bored too easily.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  22. You have a Sherlock tee shirt? That is very cool!

    Oh yes, Khan's head squishing. You know, now that you mention it, I often feel the same way when disturbed from sleep. I think I understand him a little better now. Maybe he wasn't particularly a bad guy, maybe he just wanted more sleep.

    Anyways, SO glad to hear I wasn't the only one who spent the whole movie rotting for the bad guy. *Grin*

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  23. I am dying to see this movie. I'm not a Trekki, but this looks/ sounds awesome, I haven't seen a bad review of it yet.

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  24. I'm not a Trekki either.
    But I do like Zachary Quinto.
    What?

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  25. Nothing wrong with being a Trekkie. I know a fair amount about the series, but I'm not going out of my head for it. For Benedict, well, he's a whole other matter. I could be a stalker for him.

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  26. Not gonna lie, got a little swoony at the Cumberbatch pic. Ahem. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ST:ID! OK, I obviously can wait, as I've not seen it yet. But I still really, really wanna see it, squeeeee!
    Some Dark Romantic

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  27. If you know what a tribble is then I'm afraid you're a little bit Trekkie.
    I saw the new film last night and will definitely be seeing it again.
    I definitely agree with the Chris Pine thing too, he's very yummy x

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  28. AcH! I"ve been wanting to watch this film. I'm going to make time to this weekend for sure!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  29. My husband can't wait to see this movie. :)

    I wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my post during the Blitz this week. All of the comments really made my day. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  30. I loved Trek too this weekend. My husband and daughter could not figure out the movie and said they were a little lost. I have watched every episode of Star Trek and Next Generation. I am a Trekkie but I wouldn't go to a convention. That is too nerdie. :)

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