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Or should I say “film”?

Just noticed that Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan is now on Netflix watch instantly. I am watching it right now (thanks Gideon!) because it is totally awesome and is by far the greatest of the Shatner-era Star Trek movies.

I have always enjoyed watching Star Trek. It is fun, ridiculous, melodramatic, and at times, intelligent. On top of that, it is also the one thing my dad and I have in common. He is a HUGE Star Trek fan having grown up with the original series, though I think now he prefers The Next Generation. Me too. Of course, it goes without saying that although I may love Picard, I’m in love with James T. Kirk. He’s a frickin’ icon!

Being older and wiser, I think the Shatner-era films are best described as inconsistent. Some are very good, while others make you wonder what in the hell they were smoking. For example, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (not to be confused with the recent J.J. Abrams flick) was just awful and made absolutely no sense. I mean come on, the T.V. show was about the U.S.S. Enterprise boldly going where no man has gone before, right? So, why in their first full length feature do they only boldly go as far as the moon? Come on! Same goes with Star Trek 4: Whale Watching, though I am predicting that P will comment that this is his favorite. It is often the favorite of the pinko commie demographic. The rest are pretty good, like Star Trek 3: Search for Spock, which is really just Khan Part 2. I can’t remember, didn’t Christopher Lloyd play the klingon villian in this one? Star Trek 5: Final Frontier, was really a misnomer because we know it was not the final movie of this era. It was pretty good, but the premise of searching for God in space was a little hard for me. I have no recollection of Star Trek 6: Undiscovered Country, but I know that I liked it.

All pale in comparison to Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan. It is simply the best, and for me, the only one that is in the true spirit of the original T.V. show. It has all the famous Star Trek lines and Ricardo Montalban. What else do you need? So, as a tribute to this piece of cinematic treasure, here is one of my favorite scenes. Enjoy. And may the force be with you…wait…what?

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Quote of the day

“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

-Orson Wells from “The Third Man”

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