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  1. The whole "Vulcans as an endangered race" adds an interesting layer both to the already different timeline and to Spock. Sort of like in Doctor Who with how the Doctor's home planet and race are destroyed. This is best explanation I've heard so far. Thanks. :P
  2. Really? I thought he was always very emotional and expressive, just struggling not to be. It was like Nimoy was always trying to repress a smirk, while Quinto was always on the verge of pummeling someone.
  3. Really? I thought he was always very emotional and expressive, just struggling not to be. It was like Nimoy was always trying to repress a smirk, while Quinto was always on the verge of pummeling someone.
  4. Amen. Bring on the Klingons. Give us a mighty battle sequence and lots of dialogue--and singing--in Klingon (put Uhura to some good use). you guys think they'll have the regular-looking Klingons, or will there be an augment virus issue in this 'verse as well? Also--and please no one jump on me for this (I asked a simple question about this on another site and some dude gave me 'tude) --I want the writers, whether via story or interview, to explain the point of destroying Vulcan. That was a HUGE deal, and there's no way they can destroy Vulcan simply to satiate yet another Star Trek villain's whiny wrath--there should be at least some long-term point to it. I mean, destroy Bajor? Sure. Betazed? Possibly. Vulcan? No. They might as well have scorched Earth while they were at it! I scoured the net looking for satisfying explanations, and I've yet to find one. Maybe I missed something? :P
  5. At the risk of going completely off topic, I'm glad someone addressed this. What's with the franchise-runners' dislike of Vulcans? I noticed it after the death of Roddenberry. Before his death, Vulcans were portrayed as unemotional, yes, but they were generally seen as honorable, peaceful, and an overall enlightened species. Enter DS9. We see almost no Vulcans except for an overbearing Ambassador, an arrogant, prejudicial Vulcan captain who commands an all-Vulcan crew, a psycho Vulcan in season 7, and after Garak gets tired of comparing Julian Bashir to a computer, he calls him a Vulcan, and by his irritable tone we can tell its meant as an insult. Enter Voyager. All I can say is Tuvok must have been in hell. Enter the Vulcans of ST: Enterprise--enough said. I've also noticed this dislike carries over into fanfic. Writers consistently portray Vulcans as arrogant and rude. Now their homeworld is destroyed (which I did not agree with; the writers should be killed for that). And the Vulcan who's most beloved and deemed iconic is...half-human. Wtf? Back on topic...I had a thought. Maybe Chapel's unrequited love was Roddenberry's way to get back at the network by only giving them half of what they wanted. In the meantime, may the Spock/Uhura romance reign supreme. I like this pairing not because I'm a big fan of the two new actors (do NOT like Zoe Saldana), but because their pairing represents progress. Last I checked, that's what the ST universe was about--progress. Progress isn't about predictable pairings in outdated, overdone plots. It's not about a handful of people seeing what they want/like, but rather everyone seeing what they need to.
  6. Here's where I'm torn. On the one hand, Roddenberry, Nimoy, and Nichols report that Uhura and Spock were always meant to be a couple, but the network didn't want to have a white guy in a steady relationship with a black woman (and let's not forget Shatner's incessant need for all the attention and all the "Plato's Stepchildren" he didn't even make the kiss look good). So instead of getting to see the full monty we got--Roddenberry claimed--"hints." The new writers wanted to fulfill the dream Roddenberry never got to, for which I say brava. After certain ST shows and films (which shall remain nameless) effectively laid waste to a beloved franchise, I think it's great someone finally stopped asked, "Well, what would Roddenberry do?" On the other hand...we've got Chapel. Now, about Chapel...I always felt so bad for that character. In the regular timeline, it should've definitely been her--hands down. That was cruel, cruel, cruel what they did to her in the shows, because she understood Spock from day one. In the "The Naked Time" when she tells Spock, "Oh, how we must torture you!" she showed unprecedented understanding and acceptance of Spock just as he was, which even I will admit, Uhura never did. Quite frankly, I always understood Spock; humans usually are annoying and overly spoiled and emotional, and that would grate on any mature being's nerves. So when she uttered lines about how she understands his problems, I was like, "Yes! Finally someone gets it!"
  7. So...I was pleasantly shocked about this romance. You know you're a HUGE Trekkie if you were born in the 80s but you've been waiting since the 60s for certain things to happen. There's been debate for ages about Spock and Uhura, from their singing in "Charlie X" to every time Spock paid her a compliment to entire fansites dedicated to nothing but these two. The actors were grateful it happened, and Leonard Nimoy has even gone so far as to say he was "jealous" and that he would never forgive the writers and directors for depriving him of Uhura for the last 40 years. I for one am deeply thankful that we finally see Uhura in a solid relationship with someone actually worthy of her. There was no better choice than Spock. There are many reasons for my thankfulness, which this blogger lists and analyzes perfectly: (I highly recommend reading it. She's a witty writer). Very rarely I have read disapproval of this pairing on the net. For the most part, I've read, "It's about time" and how this pairing is, for lack of a better term, "logical." I hope the writers don't get caught up in their phenomenal success and screw everything up. If they do something dumb like make Spock (or Uhura) really emo and initiate an unnecessary break up, they should die. If anything, they should give us flashbacks as to how these two got together, because in the movie they just threw it at us as if to say, "Suck on that for a minute." Either way, it's great this finally happened, in a time when there's no stupid societal barrier tampering with our beloved franchise.
  8. Because your crap might hit other ships. On Enterprise, in the second or third episode or so, the Captain was doing a Q & A for an elementary school. They explained that waste is put through a "resequencer" which allows them to recycle waste and turn it into whatever they need, notably bulkheads. God, I'm a nerd.
  9. Oh God, no. Please God no. :)
  10. Absolutely not.
  11. Click for Spoiler: Spock and Uhura kissing That's pretty much a given, and it's about darn time they did after 40-some years. But the one I can't stop laughing is when Click for Spoiler: Kirk offers assistance to a defeated Nero. Spock goes all "WTF?" and Kirk says compassion is logical, and that he thought Spock would agree. To which Spock replies, "Uh...not really."
  12. Other. I didn't even notice that!
  13. Me too. Nero was a disappointment. I've been reading some blogs and reviews, and one major complaint is that we haven't had a good villain since Khan.
  14. 5 out of 5. Abrams didn't fail me.
  15. DS9 4EVA