At any rate, I have decided to do something different. I thought I might start reviewing some of my favorite movies and film series. After some thought, I've decided to kick it off with the Star Trek franchise. So, without further ado, Chaos Corner will begin with Star Trek: The Motion Picture...
Personal Background: I have been a bit of a Trekker forever. Now, I've never put on Spock ears or wielded a Klingon Bat'lith (in public, at any rate ;-), but Star Trek has been a part of my life since pretty much day one. Both of my parents were regular Trek viewers, and had watched it when it first aired. My mom liked that intellectual aspects of the show, while my father liked the action. They watched it later when it was in syndication, and that is how I was introduced to the show at a VERY young age (WPIX-NY re-ran them at this point). Indeed, Star Trek: The Motion Picture came out a little over a year after I was born. Yes indeed, I grew up watching this, and the episodes. I had the toys, coloring books, etc. My parents even owned TMP on the old (ancient) RCA VideoDisc format... remember those? Haha!
|The precursor to Laserdic and DVDs|
Basic Plot: An unknown force of incredible destructive power is heading towards Earth. It's outward apprentice is that of a huge, swirling energy cloud. It has been "disintegrating" (for lack of a better word) everything in its path. Starfleet decides to send the Enterprise to stop it from doing the same to Earth. Of course, the old crew has been on different career paths since the TV series ended, and must now come together and figure out the mystery behind this entity.
|An ominous mystery...|
|The... wormhole... slows...down...every...thing....|
|"The Meld"- a solid conclusion|
|Spock attempts to achieve Kohlinar, but can't...|
|"In simpler language Captain... they DRAFTED me!"|
|One of my favorite Matte Paintings|
|There are a million shots like this... and each of them are so slow and dull|
|The Enterprise never looked btetter|
|The first "modern Klingon" (interestingly, played by Mark Leonard)|
|Will this be his last adventure?|
Hope you enjoyed this. Till next time...