• I should have watched Trek at IMAX. The screen size of Greenbelt 3’s Cinema 1 couldn’t do justice to the mind-boggling special effects used on this film.
  • James Tiberius Kirk may be the Enterprise’s captain, but Spock is the heart and soul of Trek, ironically.
  • Spock = Sylar with funny eyebrows and pointy ears. As luck would have it, Zachary Quinto is now known for roles with mind superpowers, genetic abnormalities, and slight emotional baggage. Spock makes up for being half-human (read: emotional) by being annoyingly too analytical and, ergo, too logical. Sylar overcompensates for being ordinary in the eyes of his mum by killing other mutants and getting their powers.

  • Kirk can throw a square punch or two, but his brawling skills are sub-par. My semi-logical conclusion is that he overcompensates for his lack in the fist fighting department by acting too brashly and too confident for his own good–qualities needed of a Starfleet captain, vis-a-vis logical reasoning.
  • Chris Pine’s Kirk effectively fuses some Shatner suave and his own brand of delinquent fratboy swagger. On the other hand, how is it possible for one person to survive all that beatings without suffering a single bone fracture?
  • A million light years from now, Earth shall be too small for misters and missuses to settle domestic spats, so divorces will often result in one leaving the planet.
  • In any Hollywood movie, it is not the end of the world unless the end starts right beside the Golden Gate or the Statue of Liberty.

  • Chekov is cute, too cute, and funny. Scotty’s screentime is too short, he doesn’t appear until the last act. In the Trek universe, short guys with funny accents beam up folks particularly well.
  • I never thought of Sulu as a skilled marksman, but this retooling gives the character an interesting twist, and the actor who played him something else to work with. John Cho now has a new character to get known for, on top of the Harold fame (infamy?).
  • In the Star Trek universe, geeks get the hot chicks. Maybe the same thing happens in a parallel universe, but we can’t know for sure.
  • I can’t wait for the sequel.