Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Preview and A Preview

I've never played Seven Minutes In Heaven. In fact, my entire knowledge of the subject comes from Saved By The Bell and 13 Going On 30. What I do know is that you end up being forced into a closet and seven (or apparently ten) minutes later you come out with a smile on your face--unless you're mortified and you reemerge crying and snotty. Either way, you end up confessing everything to your best friend because you just have to tell them.

I was thinking about that this morning. Not because I ended up locked in a closet with my 5th Period Crush, but because at 8:30 on a Saturday morning in December, I was sitting in an IMAX 3D theater, in the dark, with 200 other people as projector flicked to life and I got my first look at Star Trek: Into Darkness.

All across the country, select IMAX theaters are showing the first nine minutes and, while I won't give anything much away, I will say that it was everything I'd expected and more. Cumberbatch is elegant and menacing for the thirty seconds we see him. Kirk and Bones are perfect as they tear through the bright red foliage of an M-Class planet. But, Zachary Quinto's unbelievably spot-on Sock is where I just couldn't handle it anymore.

When he started quoting the Prime Directive, my throat closed up, my heart started racing and my eyes filled with tears. Star Trek is back or, at least, it will be on May 17th of 2013. Hopefully, by then, I'll be almost halfway through ALL OF STAR TREK.

I know I wasn't supposed to start this project until 2013 and I haven't actually officially begun. Not really. This project will officially commence on January 1st, 2013. I will start watching ALL OF STAR TREK and chronicling it as I go. But, after what I saw today, I just couldn't wait.

I had Nine Minutes in Heaven and I emerged with a smile on my face and tears smudging my 3D glasses and I just had to tell you about it.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Coming Soon!

This project, My Year Of Star Trek, will commence in January of 2013. The clock's ticking down so check back again soon!
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