May. 9th, 2009

mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (Default)
Well, now. I was awoken by a representative from the US Census confirming this house's address and habitation. Unfortunately, on one of the top stairs, my feet went out from under me, and I fell halfway down on my butt. Nothing seems seriously damaged, but I am always twitchy about messing up that prosthetic. The warnings from my doctors were dire. So, I'll be a little later than I'd planned starting the afternoon's chores.

Speaking of doctors, before I talk about the Trek movie last night, here's an unrelated costume picture [personal profile] geckoman linked (click for the wearer's LJ entry):

Dalek women costumes

Now that's thinking outside the costuming box! Awesome outfits, and dang creative. I have a soft spot for folks who don't attempt to recreate characters perfectly, but go for something unexpected. Besides, they're cute!
mikailborg: Chris drew this picture of my first Starfleet character for a newsletter cover, years ago. (kriet)
Trek Movie Away Team

The AMC Theater at Lynnhaven Mall in Va. Beach has a new IMAX theater, so last night I loaned some of my Starfleet uniform collection to Starr and our friend Becca, and we went to see the new Star Trek movie there. I have to say, I came out of that film extremely pleased. Oh, I have a dozen tiny nitpicks, and the film wasn't exactly as deep as some of the previous outings in the series, but when the closing credits rolled, I didn't care about that at all.

The 10:15 showing we attended sold out of the $15 tickets, and we barely got decent seats showing up twenty minutes early. (I'd bought our tickets online the night before.) I only saw one other person in costume, a local TCC Astronomy professor in a TOS Sciences t-shirt; but we hit the mall and a restaurant before the movie, and got plenty of Vulcan salutes, shouted compliments, and picture requests. I can easily remember when wearing the uniform in public meant taking crap from random passersby. Times have changed! We didn't get home until 1am, and Starr had a 5:30 wakeup call for work, but she insisted that didn't matter: we had a movie to watch!

Commentary with spoilers behind the cut )

So, in summation: if you are a Trek fan, make a special effort to see this (but you were going to anyway, right?) If you're not a fan, give it a try anyway - you might have a pretty good time!


mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (Default)

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