Saturday, June 19, 2010

Speaking of Star Trek

I was looking for my Ninth Gate dvd, when my Star Trek Nemesis fell on my foot. Yes, it literally jumped out and bit me. That I took as a sign. Don't ask, cause whatever right. Anyway, I hadn't watched it in a while (about 4 years to be exact) so I thought what the hell.

I'd forgotten how beautiful a movie this was. I mean that. Not just the story or the acting but the look of the movie. Just breathtaking.

This was my favourite movie back in 2003. I wore out two vhs copies before I ever got my dvd copy. In fact, this movie was the reason I bought a dvd player to begin with. So I was watching this tonight, and started thinking about everything that was happening in my life at that time.
I had just written what I still consider to be the best novel of my life (at some point soon I will start on a third draft of that manuscript) I was helping two friends at that time study Shamanism, I was in a band with them and practicing by singing four nights a week at karaoke (when I still had delusions of being able to sing) and I had just met Trainwreck. (and we all know how horrible that turned out so moving on)
So all in all, it was a busy year.

But it got me thinking, not just about my past and the changes my life held for me at that point, but about connection as well.
At that point in my life, I found this movie to be so inspiring, so purposeful, and that's something I haven't had in a few years.

I haven't been able to really connect with anything or anyone in a while, and I'm feeling like a drifting spaceship bumping around in the dark. (nice reference Eh?)

What is it you think that makes Star Trek so .... connectible?