In honor of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which opens TO-FUCKING-DAY, I had planned on devoting this entire week to the series. STAR TREK WEEK, I was calling it, because I am creative. And then I got strep throat and was basically comatose in bed from Monday through Wednesday, returning yesterday to work quietly from my sickbed. Star Trek Week was ruined. OR WAS IT? See, having a week devoted to “Star Trek” on The Frisky is maybe a little odd, a little self-indulgent, but the bonus is that I can basically have it anytime I want, so Star Trek Week will go on next week, a week late, because like Jean Luc Picard, I am the Captain of this ship and I WILL MAKE IT SO.
In the meantime, “Star Trek Into Darkness” still opens TO-FUCKING-DAY, and while I already posted a spoiler-free review of the film, allow me to further encourage you to see it with these 10 sligggghtly spoiler-y hints about the film’s plot. And if that’s not enough for you, they are accompanied by GIFs of Benedict Cumberbatch, aka the World’s Sexiest Mole Rat, who plays the villain John Harrison in the film. Swoon. Keep reading »
Last night, I had the supreme good fortune of being able to see an early screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the latest “Star Trek” reboot from J.J. Abrams. You. Guys. It was so so so soooooo goooooooood. I am dying to talk to someone about it, but no one else I know has seen it yet and I refuse to be that asshole who ruins the movie — especially by revealing who the villain is — for my fellow Trekkies. That violates the Prime Directive of, like, fandom. Anyway, I need to purge my emotions about the film though, so I put together this utterly spoiler-free (I swear!) review of the movie presented in GIFs from “Star Trek: The Original Series.” Keep reading »
I realize that I’m appealing to a very niche segment of the Frisky readership with this vid, but indulge me. Some amazing YouTuber noticed that Commander William Riker (from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) always heaves his leg over the chair when sitting down. Why?! He’s so tall! The chairs are always so short. SO UNNECESSARY. So Riker. [YouTube]
I’ve never been a big fan of commercials, and growing up, my dad even used to mute the TV and block the screen with a scarf during the ads. I’m serious. But I am completely delighted by this new Audi ad, featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”‘s old and new Spock. respectively) competing against each other, with Quinto having the advantage because he’s, duh, driving an Audi. Nimoy’s willingness to parody himself — he’s singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” in the car, you guys!!! — makes my nerd heart swoon. I think my “Trek”-loving dad would have dug it too. Check it out above!
Because seriously, not yap wa’ Hol — one language is never enough — you know? Especially when it comes to really bad pop songs. [YouTube]
Are you guys tired of me writing about “Star Trek Into Darkness” yet? I sure hope not, because I haven’t even officially begun The Frisky’s countdown till the movie lands in theaters May 18. Oh, the excitement I have planned… Until then, here is a just released clip from the movie. I get some “Wrath of Khan” vibes from the scene — “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few … or the one” being Spock’s next to last words in the film — but obviously J.J. Abrams and company have been teasing the Khan connection for awhile (likely a red herring). Mostly I am intrigued by that big fish. WTF?
Well this is a surprise. We all know about the interracial kiss that rocked the world on “Star Trek” on November 22, 1968 but did you know that kiss was originally supposed to be between Uhura and Spock, not Uhura and Kirk?
In the episode ”Plato’s Stepchildren” from the original series, the crew land on a planet filled with telekenetic humanoids who had been living their lives as if they were in ancient Greece. When they ask that Dr. McCoy stay on their planet just in case they ever need a doctor, disagreements follow and the people use their powers to humiliate Kirk and the others by making them do silly dances and the like. They even make Spock express emotion. But the news-worthy bit came when they forced Kirk and Uhura to kiss.
As far as what we already know from history, the story was Kirk/Uhura was what was written in the script but after concerns from NBC executives, they thought to change the kiss to Spock/Uhura but William Shatner insisted they keep with what was written. But in a recent interview, Nichelle Nichols gave some details that cast a slightly different shade on this story. Read more on The Mary Sue…
Oh my god, these “Star Trek Into Darkness” trailers just keep getting better and better. Official trailer #3 just hit the internet and, DAMMIT, JIM, I can’t take the suspense any longer. Bones is concerned! Spock and Uhura are kissing! Kirk is majorly emo! Shit be exploding! Ack, so so so much running! What the hell is that big dark ship thingy?! Scotty is heartbroken! Benedict Cumberbatch being deliciously evil! And darkness. SO MUCH DARKNESS. Ugh, biggest nerd boner ever. MAY 17th get here nowwwww. [The Mary Sue]
I must admit, as much as I adored both options presented in last week’s “You Choose It, We Write It” — and would have and will happily write both — I was especially eager to write one in particular. So thank you to all of you who voted, especially the 55 percent who voted for the winner, “9 Things Spock Would Say About Dating.” I am, after all, a bit of a Trekkie and was sure that the Content Idea Generator was on to something with this idea. And boy, was I right. Spock is officially my dating guru. Click on to read some of his completely logical pearls of relationship wisdom, and may your dating life live long and prosper.
My BFF John DeVore is in town and we just had breakfast, and like the two nerds we are, we spent a good portion of our time together discussing the upcoming movie “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
“Have we learned anymore about who Cumbersnatch is playing?” JDV asked.
“Nope, I think it’s still up in the air,” I said, shaking my head.
“God, this is getting annoying,” he said, but the truth is that we’re both frothing at the mouth with anticipation. Well, following breakfast (I had a croque madame, he had some sort of baked eggs and lentils thing), we came to my office and discovered that a new trailer for the movie had been posted online. Perhaps we would get answers while our food digested! We pressed play. Keep reading »