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Old August 18 2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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To Boldly Go Where Many of Us Have Already Gone Repeatedly

I don't know about Torontoist, but I plan to go to the Science Center tonight, and so should other Toronto Trekkers:

Torontoist, like nearly every other web publication staffed by the appropriately web-savvy, boasts its fair share of geeks. And when we say geeks, we mean geeks—the kind whose browsers dedicate at least one tab to Memory Alpha, while jumping between MSN conversations debating the Wilsonian overtones of James T. Kirk's less-than-subtle foreign galactic policy.
So when the Ontario Science Centre rang us up with an invitation to review J.J. Abram's Star Trek reboot on the biggest screen imaginable—its 180-degree, wrap-around OMNIMAX Dome—we were about as unabashed in our tittering glee as you can imagine. We'd lace every sentence with references to warp drive or teleporters in describing our mad dash to Eglinton and Don Mills—a faint cartoon outline in our wake, our cheeks billowing in the wind—but we'll spare you those, as well as any spoilers for those who have yet to see it. Suffice it to say that the OMNIMAX Star Trek experience, immersing the audience in one of the most brilliant sci-fi re-imaginings since Battlestar Galactica, is hands down the best way to see the movie.

To Boldly Go Where Many of Us Have Already Gone Repeatedly


Love how they put down Kirk...
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Old August 18 2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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I like the photo of that screen. I wish there had been someplace like that showing the movie which was close enough to where I live to make the trip doable.

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Love how they put down Kirk...
If they'd been the first to make a crack like that, it would at least have been sorta original. Seeing as how TNG's writers beat them to it* by close to twenty years and did it better, eh, it's hardly worth an eyeroll.

Or was it the "Wilsonian" which you saw as a putdown?




* "Unification, Part 2" and referenced again in "Face of the Enemy"
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Old August 19 2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Or was it the "Wilsonian" which you saw as a putdown?
Yes, Kirk usually is not like that, and I'm tired of idiots using current American foreign policy to grade Star Trek with. That might work with BSG, but not with Star Trek. Also, what I said here in the original article applies:

Too much lens flare, too little filmmaking.
Compared to the depressing kitchen sink indie crud that everybody here loves, this is heaven and then some. And something that's much needed as well.

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Old August 19 2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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Or was it the "Wilsonian" which you saw as a putdown?
Yes, Kirk usually is not like that, and I'm tired of idiots using current American foreign policy to grade Star Trek with. That might work with BSG, but not with Star Trek.
In that case, the poke is not at Kirk at all, but rather at the sort of people:
Torontoist, like nearly every other web publication staffed by the appropriately web-savvy, boasts its fair share of geeks. And when we say geeks, we mean geeks—the kind whose browsers dedicate at least one tab to Memory Alpha, while jumping between MSN conversations debating...
...the sort of geeks who would conduct such debates on MSN. Besides, American foreign policy of the time (whether the overtones were Wilsonian or otherwise) did inform a number of stories told in the Original Series.

However, this is getting away from the main topic of the thread. Did you see the showing at the Ontario Science Center? How was it?
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Old August 19 2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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To be fair, Kirk's foreign policy is hardly Wilsonian. James T. Kirk would never have favored invading and occupying lesser-developed planets in order to serve corporate interests as Wilson did.
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Old August 19 2009, 10:07 PM   #6
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To be fair, Kirk's foreign policy is hardly Wilsonian. James T. Kirk would never have favored invading and occupying lesser-developed planets in order to serve corporate interests as Wilson did.
Exactly what I said above.
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Old August 19 2009, 10:09 PM   #7
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However, this is getting away from the main topic of the thread. Did you see the showing at the Ontario Science Center? How was it?
Sorry, M'Sharak. I loved the experience, and will go back on Labor Day to see it again.
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Old August 19 2009, 10:26 PM   #8
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Cool.

One of these days, I hope to take in a Star Trek movie in a theater like that one, but San Diego (the closest such theater to where I am) is a two- or three-hour trip, each way, and I'm not sure that Star Trek was even screened there. (From their current schedule, I suspect not.) I guess I'll have to look into it further and be ready for the next one.
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Old August 27 2009, 09:47 AM   #9
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Cool.

One of these days, I hope to take in a Star Trek movie in a theater like that one, but San Diego (the closest such theater to where I am) is a two- or three-hour trip, each way, and I'm not sure that Star Trek was even screened there. (From their current schedule, I suspect not.) I guess I'll have to look into it further and be ready for the next one.
Better hurry up and do it soon; from the looks of what we have here in Toronto, it might not last long. So you might want to hurry yourself up and decide.
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