Saturday, June 06, 2009

Damn It, Jim! I'm A Knitter, Not A Miracle Worker!

Even without the power to render that which is miraculous, I was still able to make myself presentable and arrive at the theater on time to meet up with SIL Sheep. I even remembered to pack up the aforementioned knitting. Between that and the fact that I was wearing matching shoes, I'd say I was running fairly close to the performing of miracles.

I am all tuckered out from the experience, though. You'll forgive me if I don't bother with the linky-links tonight. Truthfully, they are the sort of things you will either get or you won't, depending upon how you spent your spare time over the years...

As I was one of the three people left in North America who had yet to see Star Trek, it was agreed that this was the movie we would attend. SIL Sheep didn't object to seeing it again, having enjoyed it the first time through. And as long as we were going to be out of the house, it made sense to just make a girls' night out of the whole affair. Niece Sheep was able to join us, making for a jolly threesome.

The theater just happens to offer bistro style dining in the lobby so dinner was a no-brainer. The food was quite good and very well-priced for three ladies on budgets. Frankly, I am going to rave about any place that offers me fried cheese and a waitress who tells me that dairy is good for me when I waffle a bit. Why I even had a beverage crafted from barley and hops just like a real, live grown-up Sheepie!

I don't go to the movies often and I guess I still tend to think of the dollar theaters I frequented back in the day. Imagine my joy at finding those old, scratchy seats being long gone and replaced with supple leather! And reclining!! I couldn't have been more comfortable had they brought me in a feather bed and pillow...

By then, it probably wouldn't have mattered what I was going to see. I pulled out the knitting, nestled into the accommodating depths of my seat and felt like a princess. Of course, this wasn't just any movie. It was Star Trek.

And it was brilliant.

The story? Top notch. They caught the spirit of the original perfectly. The casting? Dead on. I knew who each person was before they even spoke. The only "miss" was Chekov, but they made this new version rather lovable so I forgive. And I'll just let you imagine the grin that spread across my visage at the sight of Simon Pegg stepping up as Scotty. The effects? Amazing. And lots of stuff blew up, which I always enjoy in my film-watching.

Best of all, they remembered Captain Pike. I wouldn't have even given him a second thought, frankly. But his being there brought things full-circle in a way that I just loved.

The only fly in the ointment was that we were in the smaller theater, a sensible thing if you consider that there were so few of us left to see this movie. However, they really needed to adjust the sound for that venue. As much as I like it when things blow up, I don't enjoy my eardrums bursting from my noggin to the same degree. You know it is too loud when your hip, young niece agrees with you.

Otherwise, it was a night of fried food, the rarely allowed adult beverage and The USS Enterprise in all her glory. There was even knitting, although I couldn't see what I was doing and have no idea just what lives on those needles at the moment. I really should check that...

Still, it was as close to "perfect" as a night can get. A couple of aspirin for the eardrums and it will be right there.

Live Long And Prosper.

SA

10 comments:

scienceprincess said...

That movie is fabulous! My favorite part was when McCoy is following Kirk around with all the various treatments one after another. I nearly died laughing.

It sounds like you had a nice (and well deserved) night out. I hope today is as good.

Sarah

Karen said...

I haven't seen it but it is in the queue at Blockbuster so I'll see it eventually. I'm glad to know it's good.

kmkat said...

Now that you have seen it, the remaining two non-viewers are Smokey and I. Hmmm. It is a rainy Sunday here, perhaps we should catch the 4:20 showing...

trek said...

Peace and long life, Sheepie! And for your eardrums, too.

Knitting Linguist said...

Wasn't that such a fun movie? I was so happy when they took a Red Shirt with them to blow up the drill -- you've gotta love tradition. I'm tempted to sneak off this week to go see it again, just because I can ;)

Yarnhog said...

I loved it, as did my young sons and my older husband. I find it intriguing that my husband watched the original series, I was a TNG junkie, and my kids loved the Voyager series, but we can all agree on the new movie! (I always carry earplugs in my purse for just such occasions. Both Younger Son and I are averse to loud noises. Wadded bits of tissue also work, in a pinch.)

Kath said...

The waitress is absolutely correct - dairy IS good for you! Calcium for bone maintenance right? That's what I told people the other night when I was ordering the mozzarella sticks at dinner. Well, that and if I didn't get something deep-fried to eat soon I might hurt someone....

Julie said...

I love a girls night out, especially one that includes big girl drinks and yummy food.

Teri S. said...

Well, now there are two of us who hasn't seen the film yet. My husband saw it without me and wasn't impressed. He said he almost fell asleep. But that might have had to with him consuming an adult beverage or two beforehand. Maybe I'll get to see it in IMAX.

Beth said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed a nice evening out! And that you enjoyed the movie. Leather seats in the theater? Very nice!