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Star Trek the movie was released on DVD on Tuesday, November 17th.
This movie is a prime example of what can happen when people come together
in love and commonalities to create something of value, for all.
After watching the movie again, I realized why I had such an intense emotional
response when I saw it in the theater. Star Trek, the original series, represented
what we all wanted America to be. A melting pot of humans at their best and brightest.
A community based on values of love, respect, encouragement of individual talents,
loyalty, friendship and honor.
The laws of the Federation were just. Help when help is needed, refrain from interfering
and do no harm.
I believe the reason the tears rolled from my eyes under the cover of theater darkness
was that inside myself I was asking 'Can we be what we were supposed to be?'.

Portions of the special features section of the DVD brought me to tears again. It is just
wonderful to see the reverence with which the new actors approach the undertaking.
The segments of the new actors interacting with the originals are priceless. It is so
obvious that everyone involved with this movie loved what they were doing.

Everyone should see this movie.

Oh-em-gee. I'm a nerd,....oh well, could be worse.

Star Trek
Directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Starring Chris Pine,Zachary Quinto,Jimmy Bennett,Jacob Kogan,Leonard Nimoy,Karl Urban,
Zoe Saldaña, Simon Pegg,John Cho,Anton Yelchin,Eric Bana ,Bruce Greenwood,Ben Cross,
Winona Ryder,Clifton Collins Jr,Chris Hemsworth ,Jennifer Morrison,Rachel Nichols,Faran Tahir,
Deep Roy,Greg Ellis,James Doohan,Paul McGillion and as far as I'm concerned, anyone who so
much as gophered for this gig is a STAR.

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Comment by NatureJunkie on November 19, 2009 at 3:07pm
I unfortunately miss way too many movies during that short window of opportunity when I can see them on the big screen. I missed this one, but I'll make a point of seeing it on my TV some Saturday night. Sedona Leigh gave this a really good review a while back, and now that you have too, that seals the deal for me.
Comment by NatureJunkie on November 19, 2009 at 3:16pm
It occurs to me that the Sixties gave us two TV shows to reflect our hopes and fears about exploring space: Star Trek, which showed us our potential for international co-operation and human development, and Lost in Space, which showed us that dysfunctional family units will be our plague always. I much prefer the Star Trek universe.
Comment by photo2010 on November 20, 2009 at 12:17am
Just ordered the dvd's, woohoo! :)
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on November 20, 2009 at 8:40am
This film is brilliant and your blog is insightful too.
Comment by Chig on November 23, 2009 at 8:27am
So where is the cavernous canyon located in IOWA anyhow?
Comment by LtAdams2247 on November 23, 2009 at 12:11pm
NERD!
Comment by BlancheNoE on November 23, 2009 at 8:02pm
@ NatureJunkie ( second comment)- HA ! Thanks for the belly laugh. Family *rolls eyes*.
@photo2010- You will not be disappointed.
@ spacemonkeythirteenthdayofOctober- The film really is brilliant, and thanks.
@ Chig- Are you kidding? You just lost some NERD cred dude. You are now just a NER.
I have written a haiku just for you to help you understand :
String theory prevails
Alternate reality
Do you get it now?

You will get your "D" back when you can snatch the phaser from my hand without creating wind (butt kind).
@LtAdams2247- Thank you *curtsies*
Comment by Cluelesswonder on November 24, 2009 at 8:21am
I rarely show up here..Just to catch up on a video or a blog or both. This is why people love you!!! You have a wonderful insight!!
Comment by photo2010 on November 24, 2009 at 9:27pm
Watched it last night, gonna watch again tonight. Live long and prosper!

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