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Star Trek

Discussion in 'TV / Movie Geek' started by amusicsite, 26 Jul 2016.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Can't have a forum without a Star Trek thread, or there will be trouble.

    I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the original, they were good throwaway fun, the movies too. I quite liked the Deep Space era stuff and like the new movies. Not seen the new Star Trek Beyond one yet but quite looking forward to seeing it. Anyway feel free to Trek geek out in this thread. Astronomer (and beyond) ...
     
  2. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    Loved the original series since I watched its first run on BBC1 in black and white (and still do watch episodes on tv when I get the urge), quite enjoyed most of the Next Gen and Enterprise episodes, but wasn't a fan of Deep Space 9 or Voyager. Saw all the original / Next Gen cast movies at the cinema and have them on DVD. Of the bunch I find the first movie somewhat ponderous and The Undiscovered Country the hardest to watch again. The Wrath of Khan, on the other hand, was brilliant. The new movies are excellent and like Ams, I'm holding off on a cinema trip for a few days having sucessfully avoided all the trailers on tv so they don't spoil it before I go to see it.

    When the replica props first became available (Toys R' Us in my case), I acquired a phaser, communicator and tricorder from the original series all of which have taken up desk space next to my computer from time to time (though I believe the tricorder is only about 3/4 the size of the tv version) and later added a Next Gen communicator badge.

    I've read a few background books including Shatner's Star Trek Memories and Star Trek Movie Memories, plus a much older book from the early 1970s The Making of Star Trek, and found these three excellent 'reads'.

    I have a few other items like Star Trek annuals, a poster book, a Star Trek pop-up book from the 70s and have in the past assembled and owned model kits of the 1701 Enterprise and the Galileo shuttlecraft. Oh - and I have a Spock beanie figure that sits on my desk: a gift from my kids.

    Weird thing is, as this affection spread over heading for 50 years, it just feels like a continuing interest rather than out-and-out fandom.
     
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  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    I have to say Beanz post got me thinking about my 'relationship' with star trek, I've never really considered myself a fan but I reckon over the years I've probably seen every TV episode and film from the franchise and would quite happily watch any of them again. Not that I could reel off a list of the character names past the top few and don't ask me to take any quizzes on the franchise. To me they are throw away entertainment but great throw away entertainment.

    I might even be tempted into watching the whole lot again in order as I mainly have watched them when they were new and not really revisited many of them, except the films.