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By wiredog (Sun May 19, 2013 at 02:47:06 PM EST) (all tags)
I figured that the 9AM Sunday showing would be pretty empty. It was about 3/4 full. Mostly people my age, some with kids. Very turbo-geeky in the crowd waiting to get in, with people arguing over which is the best series/movie/etc. Worth seeing in the theater once.

Mildly spoilerriffic content about ST2:ID:IMAX:3D inside.



The 3-d doesn't get in the way, but it doesn't seem to be much of an enhancement, either. No need to pay extra for it, although IMAX is pretty darn awesome. Plot-wise it's a mix between Space Seed and "Dreadnought!" (A novel by Diane Carey which should've been titled "USS Mary Sue Saves The Day"), with a touch of ST:6.

Lots of callbacks to the Original Series, movies, and animated series. Little throwaway bits that fans will like, but non-fans won't be distracted by. I like all the sound effects from TOS that are in there.

Not nearly as much lens flare this time.

The trailers are very nicely cut to show some of the best looking scenes, while being totally misleading as to what is actually happening in those scenes.

Bandersnatch Cummerbund Cumberbatch should get an Oscar nomination. He does an excellent job of playing the role of, well, you know. The Indian dude. Except that Sherlock is a bit pasty white to play anyone from the subcontinent. Maybe it's an unfortunate side-effect of the augment process.

Robocop is pretty good as the Eeeevil Admiral. Muahahaha!

I think Carol Marcus is really Marla McGivers. Jimmy better watch his back in future movies.

The Spock and Uhura Show would be a fun rom-com.

What do they do with the tails? I suspect some interesting cosplays at future cons.

That Klingon came thisclose--> <-- to getting filleted by Uhura. It's not wise to annoy her. He was lucky that Cummerbund came along to save the day.

Cold fusion is the red matter of this movie.

I really hope that the zombie tribbles are worked into the next movie, as it's apparently going to involve Klingons. Maybe they could be the basis of a "World War Z" crossover?

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The whole Tribble thing by technician (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun May 19, 2013 at 04:29:19 PM EST
makes me wonder if Kirk now will be an unkillable creature who reproduces at the drop of a hat.

Well, reproduces more at the drop of a hat.

Loved the ping noises in the background. Lot of throwback sound effects.

I liked it, but it was odd seeing Sherlock as a bad guy.

Animated series ORLY? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun May 19, 2013 at 04:41:37 PM EST
Please be Lieutenant M'Ress. Please be Lieutenant M'Ress. Please be Lieutenant M'Ress. Please be Lieutenant M'Ress. Please be Lieutenant M'Ress.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

The original furry. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:59:49 PM EST
There were two of them... by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:47:01 AM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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End up seeing it as a work-based guilt trip. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun May 19, 2013 at 07:15:24 PM EST
After years of benign neglect, our new corporate masters have opened up the hiring - so now we have an intern. 21 year old, nice girl, suddenly dumped into frumpy old Philadelphia from sunny California.

Anyway, Friday afternoon her boss (who is NOT my boss) brings her back to her cube and says "uh, porkchop here will help you figure out what to do this weekend."

After any number of idle thoughts, including the possibility of fixing her up with Troll, Jr., I ended up inviting her to see STID with us that night. Not that we had actually planned on seeing it, 

I was quite amused at the anti-spoiler identity swaps but they played enough games with the transporter and with how long it takes to travel that I was really annoyed by the end of the movie.


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The good thing about your junior being an offshore by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun May 19, 2013 at 08:58:35 PM EST
in a company that's half offshores, is you don't feel guilty about wondering what their weekend plans are. The offshores can all hang together.

You could send her yankee and stacky's way.


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The good news is by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:19:57 PM EST
she actually already has a couple of roommates - recent college grades - and we're getting 3-4 more younglings over the next few weeks, so she should be in good shape. 

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fixing her up with Troll, Jr by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:48:02 AM EST
HR would've loved that.

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i saw it in non3d by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:40:17 PM EST
the opening sequence - the perspective ship on the first shot on the planet, and the chase scene in the red-on-red - looked like it was designed to look awesome in 3d. it was annoying flat.
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The chase scene was pretty flat by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:48:57 AM EST
in 3-d. Well, some of the arrows shooting by were 3-d-ish.

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