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I saw this over on rubynye's journal and could not resist. It's...

The Star Trek Meme!

1. What is your favorite Star Trek movie? (not including STXI)?

First Contact. To me, apart from Reboot, it follows the old adage that a good movie has "three great scenes and no bad ones." Okay, so maybe some of the wacky!Cochrane stuff put some scenes on the verge of bad. But ANY scene with Alfre Woodard or Alice Krige is great. Even though it's been memed/parodied, the confrontation between Lily and Picard is so powerfully acted by both Woodard and Stewart that I can always rewatch it.

I also nerdily love the fact that First Contact repurposed Jerry Goldsmith's classic Klingon battle theme (from Star Trek: The Motion Picture!) as Worf's kicking-ass music. It's a great bit of music in and of itself, and I loved the callback. To me, that is how you show true respect for your canon.

2. What is your favorite scene in STXI?

FFFFUUUUU, I have to PICK? The entire drill sequence - Pike, Kirk, Sulu and Chekov all being super badasses in their own ways. Watching this movie in the theater, THAT is probably when the movie went from "awesome" to "HOLY SHIT AWESOME" for me. I love that the script/story made every character count (true of the whole film), and I love that even though you knew which characters had to survive, the script put them in enough real danger that they really had to earn it. Also probably helped that I first saw this in IMAX.

3. When were you first introduced to the Star Trek franchise?

I credit LeVar Burton as my gateway drug from Reading Rainbow to The Next Generation when I was a kid; I can even remember my very first TNG episode, which was when Ro and Geordie were turned into "ghosts" by some transporter malfunction. I also remember seeing Star Trek VI in the movie theater when I was like, nine years old. There were three things that stuck in my brain about that movie: a) Creepy floating Klingon blood, b) to my nine-year-old self Chekov was far and away the most entertaining character in the film, c) Iman's character both freaked me out and utterly fascinated me.

4. Is there anything Star Trek around the room in which you're currently sitting?

Other than fanfic scraps, nope.

5. Vulcan ears are: A) cute, B) sexy, C) neither, D) both.

C) Neither. I love Vulcans as characters, but my Fandom True Confession is that I was never much of a Vulcansexual... *hides*

6. If you could be any other species than human in the Star Trek universe, you would be:

I think it says something bad about me that my first thoughts were Romulan or Cardassian, even though they are real space bastards.

7. Which pet would you rather have: a sehlat or a tribble?


8. Who might you cast in the role of reboot Nurse Chapel? Khan? Other reboot character?

Chapel = Imogen Stubbs, who is on my Can Do No Wrong list becuase I loved the 1996 version of Twelfth Night in which she played Viola (and a rather attractive Cesario).

Khan = I always say this, but Faran Tahir would have been an awesome choice if he hadn't already been Robau. Otherwise... I actually have to say nobody, because I don't really want a reboot!Khan. I want shiny new plots and antagonists!

9. Kirk and Spock are:

A classic general and strategist archetype. It's not as simple as brains and brawn, because they each have a generous share of both. It's a matter of temperament and focus, I guess.

In keeping with my lack of Vulcansexuality mentioned above, I really can't work up a lot of fire for them as a ship, although I'm not opposed to the ship either.

10. If you could give any Star Trek character a chance to be captain of the Enterprise, who would it be?

1. Uhura - I would love for them to tease out the steel, moxie and cleverness she's displayed in episodes like Mirror Mirror.

2.. Janice Rand! One of many characters who never got her due.

BONUS. Think fast! Give one Star Trek quote from memory:

"If the shoe fits, wear it!" I told you Chekov stood out to me in VI...


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Mar. 6th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
yeah, First Contact is awesome.
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