J.J. Abrams has successfully reinvented the wheel. This particular wheel was the series known as Star Trek. This cancelled TV show has crept into the hearts of trekkies and closeted trekkies alike. But recently the cult franchise became stale. The original series was great (even though it was bumped off the air) and The Next Generation (or TNG) reignited the whole thing for a... wait for it... next generation. But then the Roddenberry producers started to put people in Deep Space Nine, the Voyager and just plain ole Enterprise and while Scott Bakula was great in Quantum Leap, he is no Capt. Kirk or Capt. Picard.
So last year when I heard that a new film was to be released I will admit that I freaked out. Then I saw the who was involved. Abrams picked a stellar cast of great actors and up-and-coming stars. Chris Pine-Evans-Pine-Evans-Pine was sexy as he fearlessly slammed on the accelerator while driving through Iowa, Star Fleet and then into a war with a Romulan from the future. His chemistry with Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) and Scottie (Simon Pegg) was fabulous. The twists and turns along with the incredible use of those classic lines solidified Abrams in the "everything he touches turns to gold" category.
But alas there was one thing that did make my enjoyment even greater. It was the cameo of one Tyler Perry who was part of the Star Fleet Council that both chastised and praise Kirk. And while discussing this, Dani made the best comment ever...
If Madea was in Star Fleet she could go up and whoop some Romulan Ass.
I encourage Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike to see this movie. It was filled with quips, action, a good plot and more importantly - eye candy.
What is it about hopping into that pressurized stream of water that is so soothing and almost medicinal?
I shower at night before I jump (or rather crawl) into bed. Some find this practice strange seeing as how I am an adult. But there is something about that cool water that makes me feel better. It could be a bad day, a headache, or a congested nose and it just makes it a little better, if not makes it go away all together.
For example, tonight I've felt blah since I scarfed down my orange chicken, complimentary bread and jumbo hot chocolate from Mimi's Cafe. I love their food but when I overeat my tummy says "NOOOOOOO!" and sometimes goes into reverse. I kept it down (and I know you were all wanting these details) but had heartburn and nausea... and NO this wasn't because Real SL tied LA Galaxy 2-2. BOOOO! (but that's a whole other issue). But the whole point of this is that when I came home I took my nightly shower and immediately felt better - at least good enough to publish my ode to showers on my blog.
One of my favorite channels to peruse is the Sci-Fi Channel. Not only do they have some great reruns and the ultra-cool "Ghosthunters" but they also have a barrage of strange and terrible films. If you have not witnessed any sci-fi channel films, let me say that once popular TV and film stars (see Bruce Boxleitner, James Van Der Beek and Casper Van Dien) usually make a stop at this channel when they lead films featuring stories about giant bugs, snakes or fictional evils. (And the acting chops of the previous mentioned actors are put to shame by B-movie actors like Bruce Campbell who can actually pull of the cheesy sci-fi movies.)
Tonight as I read the blurb about the movie currently on the Sci-Fi channel, I had to laugh. "Mulberry Street" at first made me think of an obscure Dr. Seuss book but instead the synopsis describes a film about 'a plague in New York [that] causes people to turn into ratlike creatures.'
Hmmm... Is this just a strange coincidence? Or is it commentary on a certain illness that is currently taking front seat to all media publications?
One Satellite Dish for sale! One Satellite Dish for sale! One colossal and ancient, black dish for sale! I'm really not kidding, So who'll start the bidding? Do I hear a dollar? A nickel? A penny? Oh, isn't there, isn't there, isn't there any One person who will buy this old dish for sale, This olossal and ancient, black dish for sale?
Seriously, if you want it, know someone who wants it AND can get it out of the ground and out of my backyard.