Thursday, November 19, 2009

GUEST REVIEW: Star Trek Blu-ray

HELLO all you FABULOUS Trekkers out there! I’m sure you have absolutely and positively seen the new, OUTRAGEOUS Star Trek movie, directed by none other than J.J Abrams himself, and starring the ever, oh so handsome Chris Pine, just released on DVD.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, and heavens above, I can’t imagine why? Unless of course you are one of those bull-headed creatures, who are stubborn about re-makes…well get over it, HONEY! It’s not a re-make. In fact, it’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship that hopefully will dish out a few more chapters in this revamped, re-imagined, and re-inventive story. For you loyal fans, there is even a cameo by one of the greats, but I’m not going to be the Spoiler-Monster and tell.

The movie is full of action, emotional impact, humor, and sheer fun for moviegoers of all ages. The new Star Trek introduces us to James T. Kirk (Pine), a witty and aimless young man, who’s encouraged by Starfleet Captain Pike (Greenwood) to make a change in his life and enlist in the fleet. Of course, when he’s at the academy, Kirk runs amok, but also wins the heart of his soon to be ship mates. Spock, the ever so handsome Vulcan (Quinto), the dashing Dr. McCoy (Urban), the ever so lovely Uhura (Saldana), the brave & bold Sulu (Cho), loveable Chekhov (Yelchin), and our classic, and memorable Scottie (Pegg).


Hardcore fans with a bone to pick may find faults, but how do you resist, when you can watch Kirk take on the Kobayashi Maru scenario or hear McCoy bark, “Damnit, man, I’m a doctor, not a physicist!” OH, sends chills up my spine.

As for the release of the DVD, there are three different options to choose from, going to the local Target, or neighborhood FYE. Personally, I like to buy all my collection pieces from They seem to beat the price pants off those other guys. And my personal choice would have to be the three disc+ digital copy Blu-ray set. 19.99 On Amazon.

They also have a two disc digital copy edition, and lastly and ever so boring single disc edition. Whatever! I suppose if you are pinching pennies that would be the option, and you can get it for a measly 14.99 on Amazon, but honeys, if you are pinching, just go to the local red-box, and spend a dollar…because clearly you don’t need it in your collection if you dare buy the single disc edition.

I gave this movie, and the Blu-ray collection set, 7 out of 10 Beam me up Scottys! But don’t take my word for it; I guess you’ll have to see for yourself.