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I knew, when I moved in with [personal profile] miss_s_b, that I was moving in with a massive SF geek. What I didn't realise at the time was the extent that I was moving in with two SF geeks, one of whom was 4 and will be 6 next month.

Today, we took her to see her first film in the cinema. Given she's watched every single episode of TOS and has the Animated Series in her pile of favourite DVDs, the choice was obvious and we figured there was a good chance she'd enjoy it.

We were slightly worried, as it's certificate 12A, which means kids only with an adult, but I did look it up on the rating site and the reasons given made it look like it was fine for her. It was—she had to hold Mummy's hands a few times and give her a hug when Mummy got upset and emotional, but, y'know, what are 5-year-olds for if not to look after their big soppy mother?

I'll spare you the acclamatory review. The casting was excellent, the characters were played perfectly, the whole establishment of the parallel universe thing was cool, the science was suitable crap and full of PSB, they made up at least two impossible plot devices, and I didn't want to kill Simon Pegg. Nimoy was cool, the girl playing Uhura was gorgeous (#29), and there were lots of big bangs and cool explosions.

They didn't destroy the Golden Gate Bridge, but came close—perhaps an actual Trekkie can explain to me why they built the HQ of Star Fleet, the most important institution in the galaxy, on the wrong side of a major fault line?

Anyway—go see, and if the kids like SF, take 'em, just be prepared to hold their hands a few times.

Her review? As the credits rolled:
Is it over? I don't want it to be over.
On the way to the car:
Me: What was the best bit Miss Holly?
[personal profile] amazing_holly: All of it.
She was genuinely upset that there wasn't more to see. Wrath of Khan with her soon then (we've got two copies of the DVD after all).

ETA: Jennie's write up is here.
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
> perhaps an actual Trekkie can explain to me why they built the HQ of Star Fleet, the most important institution in the galaxy, on the wrong side of a major fault line?

They didn't. The most important institution would be the Federation Presidency, which is in Paris.

> Wrath of Khan with her soon then

Careful. Ear-slugs are scary as hell for five year olds.
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
That's right, although it is where we keep the nuclear wessels in our own time.

Maybe we've fixed tectonic events by the 23rd century? Mount the entire San Andreas Fault with inertial dampers. Or draw off the geothermal energy to power all those transporters and replicators. Could work.

Didn't help them much when the Breen bombed the shit out of it, though.
miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I think she'll be OK. She coped better than me with the scary bits in this one.
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
Not having seen the new one I don't know what kind of scary it is, but Ceti eels are just squicky---I know they had a significant effect on my childhood, and I was a good deal older than the Shrub when I saw it.

Not telling you how to raise your child or anything. I shall stop now.
miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Well, I can't reassure you any more without spoilers. But now I've said that, that counts as a spoiler. The little buggers make an appearance in this film too.
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
Well that's okay then.

(WTF? Kirk looks surprised when he sees them for the first time in TWOK. Don't answer that, I don't want to know. I'll go see it this week, probably.)
miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Kirk doesn't see it in this one. I've said enough, I think...
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
Yes.

Hmm. But Ceti Alpha V is in it? Wonder if they're going to explain why planets in the Ceti Alpha system are numbered backwards... don't answer that. Thinking aloud.)
miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Default)

Date: 2009-05-12 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I am not saying another word. Go see it. You won't regret seeing it.
gominokouhai: (Default)

Date: 2009-05-13 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
I live in a giant bucket and I have a somewhat broad-ranging spoiler policy.

Date: 2009-05-13 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solipsistnation.livejournal.com
As a point of reference, I think that Ceti eels are why I haven't been able to sleep without a blanket wrapped around my head since I saw the movie. That's roughly 26 years, and I still get kind of nervous and can't sleep very well without my ears (and eyes) covered.

On the other hand, Nikki saw it when she was little and it didn't bother her, so you never know.
miss_s_b: (Love: Listy and rimsy))

Date: 2009-05-12 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
:D

Date: 2009-05-12 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shaysdays
Oh, I love parenting sires like that.

Have you seen this one?
http://www.parentpreviews.com/movie-reviews/x-men-origins-wolverine.shtml
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Date: 2009-05-12 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
I look forward to seeing her response to Wrath - I very much hope to be at the FFW...

Date: 2009-05-12 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Wasn't it cos it was there that Zephran Cochran launched the first Warp powered flight?

Or was it just cos the image of crashing a Klingon bird of prey into the SF Bay and releasing a pair of whales would look cool in "The voyage home"?

Date: 2009-05-12 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
(says two_brains)

Date: 2009-05-12 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Dot here :)

Just got back from seeing it myself and have to agree, absolutely effing loved it.
Kirk was spot on, as was Spock and Uhura, and I love Simon Pegg as scotty

Glad the Shrubby liked it to ^^
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Date: 2009-05-13 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] rhythmaning
Excellent!

Star Trek

Date: 2009-05-13 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] henrynorthlondon.blogspot.com
mmm I havent seen it yet, at this rate being poor I shall have to wait until I can watch it on TV in about 3 years time.

Still I am a confirmed trekkie, if not a confirmed LibDem

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