I saw the new Star Trek movie today. It was great. I got very emotional several times. I usually do. And it was hard to calm myself down. There was a lot of action and a lot of things to feel anxiety and fear about in the film.
It is odd, but when the Enterprise gets fired upon, I react as though it is a person, guess I love it as much as the other characters in the show.
I remember in Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country when the Enterprise gets fired on and part of it explodes outward, I get a little hysterical each time I see that. Thankfully they didn’t show a shot like that, though there were shots and there was damage, just no exterior shots of the damage with huge chunks of the Enterprise flying away in an explosion.
But to the beginning of this story. I wasn’t very excited about going to see this movie, thought I would catch it online. I am a huge Star Trek fan and have found a lot of healing from the shows and the movies and a lot to admire in the ideals of the show and the Federation. I can’t go into huge detail here, mainly, because when I want to be very articulate I get stammering about things, so I will leave the articulate explanations of what Star Trek means to me for another time, perhaps, if I can figure out what to say.
So my plan was to catch it online. I have low back pain and often going somewhere, standing for any length of time and sitting in uncomfortable seats that are too tight causes a lot of pain afterwards. So I am an online girl now, it doesn’t guarantee a pain free existence, but it also interferes with making things worse.
Those were my plans. However it is clear to me now that I am home again that my system had all-together other plans. I guess I just didn’t take into account how many of us inside our system are Star Trek fans, and my guess now would have to be, a lot.
It started early this morning with an over-riding desire to watch film clips. They looked great and there were several that were hilarious, I thought, with Kirk and Scotty and Bones and Spock. They really stayed with me.
Then the requests to go to see the movie “today” started. I had plans for most of the day, ride my bike to the bank three miles, go to coffeeshop, have lunch, go home. But other forces kept imagining what going to see the movie today or tomorrow would be like. I kept having these very pleasant fantasies playing in my mind. 🙂
I was about a mile from home and going past the closest movie theater. It had Star Trek on the marquee. I told the system well it will probably start at seven and that is really too late. I will be tired out by then. I was up all night, so was already planning ahead. Not being able to sleep is a big issue and one that I kind of plan my life around.
At the coffeeshop they convinced me to check in the paper for the times for the showing today. I saw there was a showing at four, so thought I would try to get to that one. All the way biking there I kept thinking, don’t be disappointed, it might not have a matinee on a Friday, but it did.
We went and it was great. We had a great time. The theater was very sparsely populated, thanks to the matinee time. Most of the people were quiet and respectful most of the time.
We just got home and we are so looking forward to seeing it again, very soon.
Live long and prosper.