Prior Lake MN (Low 41 Mostly Cloudy and Showers High 54)
Rain seems to be prevalent throughout our stay at Prior Lake so far so yesterday we opted for an inside activity, Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Unbelievably this is the 12th feature film in the Star Trek universe, pretty good for a show that started in the 1960s and lasted only three years. Bob is a Trekkie and has been since he saw the original series. Jo likes Star Trek so this made this a good choice to ride out the bad weather.
At first we were a little leery of the JJ Abrams rebooting but the 2009 Star Trek film was pretty darn good. From the cast (we agree with Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory" that Zachary Quinto is good as Spock, to Kirk to Scotty and the others, the casting is great) to the story to the action, the 2009 film was a lot for this film to live up to.
With the same cast and with some old time references sprinkled in like Harcourt Fenton Mudd, to Tribbles, to the NX-01 starship from the Enterprise TV series (not called Star Trek: Enterprise until later), and old Spock, this movie draws us more into this timeline. By wiping out the timeline in the first movie it gave the writers some freedom which they used but they still paid homage to the old timeline with those neat references.
This movie is action packed and the great thing about these JJ Abrams versions is that you don't necessarily have to be a Star Trek fan to like them. Here's hoping that they do many more. With the first weekend box office numbers it looks like they will.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo