In case you weren’t aware, I’m a trekkie.
Don’t get it twisted.
I’m not a trekkie trekkie.
I don’t don pointy ears and get all Comic-Conned out or anything like that.
My greetings do not involve splitting my middle and ring fingers in a Vulcan salute.
Aside from Captain Kirk and Dr. Spock, I couldn’t tell you the real names of any of the actors from the original series.
But I get my Star Trek on.
And I’m a purist.
Any of the various Star Trek spin-offs can sick a duck for all I care.
But I will curl up with a hot cup of cocoa and a snuggly blanket for a Star Trek marathon.
And watch any rerun of an original Star Trek episode as if it were the first time.
So it was with unbridled excitement that I took in the latest installment and went where no man has gone before…
Except the folks who caught it before me on Wednesday or Thursday.
Or all the media folks who got the advanced screening.
But I digress.
Friday, I saw Start Trek Into Darkness and it was everything I’d hoped it would be.
In fact, it was a little more.
I hadn’t expected to laugh as much as I did.
Into Darkness was peppered with genuinely humorous moments that had me literally laughing aloud.
I was going to say laughing out loud, but than I would have been soooo predictable, and I hate that.
I also copped the Star Trek Into Darkness app.
Because they had one, that’s why.
No, seriously, it’s a cool app that appeals to the trekkie trapped inside all of us.
When you get the app, you start as a non-commissioned officer.
Complete a few missions, and watch your rank rise to Cadet, then Crewman and on.
Missions include ‘listening’ to portions of episodes on Hulu, visiting URLs and answering trivia.
I was ashamed about how little I initially knew about my beloved Start Trek, but my perseverance was quickly rewarded.
And now I’m a Petty Officer, so take that!
But back to the movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed all 2 hours and 20 minutes of it.
It was fraught with incredibly exciting and suspenseful moments.
Lucky for you though, I’m not one of those dickhead spoilers who spill the beans and give the entire movie away.
You can read Rotten Tomatoes for that.
But I’ll say this much: Ricardo Montalbán is probably pissed.
Now because I know many of you aren’t up on Star Trek, like I am, I will leave you with this bit of advice – go see the movie.
But in case my persuasive writing isn’t enough, peep the trailer below.