The Original Crew films
were released at the height of my teen aged geekdom, and were the first New
Trek I was exposed to as a fan. I’ve blathered on about them before, therefore this time I’m going to focus on connections I
noticed to the series while watching them directly after it. I will also continue to follow my insane conspiracy
Extra Galactic Invasion Theory to its logical (sorta) conclusion.
The film subtitles
work pretty well as “Mom Titles,” and since movies are in our blood, "Mom Titles" would tend to be much more personal for the movie- with references such as "My sister fell asleep at the first warp, woke up at the last, and thought the film was five minutes long" or "Amazingly I had a date for this one during those geeky years." Therefore, I’ll be adding the “Awesome Ending Line" feature. It's not always the final line, especially since that's usually the "space the final frontier" speech. It's the line you carry home with you. Unsurprisingly it is almost always voiced by James T. Kirk.
Date: December 7, 1979
The Motion Picture
the 2001 Director’s Cut, Aka, “The Finished Version”)
A more accurate title
for this review would be “books that previously opened Jeff’s mind a little too
late,” since most of the key mind opening bits have become common knowledge
now. Or maybe "Dinosaurs and Me: A Love Story"