(Gosh, I have a lot of half-finished WK fic in general, actually. Conveniently I even wrote the end of the Quantum Leap crossover, so I know how the plot on that one works.)
I went skimming through vid WIPs too and I seem to have vidded 90% of a Weiß Kreuz vid, though I think I would have to take it apart at the seams and put it back together before I'd be happy with it now: it doesn't move enough.
Other things in the vid WIP pile:
--The first 19 seconds of an Enterprise vid that makes me cackle with glee (WHO'S YOUR MOMMY)
--The first 58 seconds of my thesis on s4 Supernatural that includes, among other things, Ruby flirting with Cas and Cas giving WTF face
--About 48 seconds of a Fullmetal Alchemist vid, from the middle, being all about how Roy is a broken, fucked-up moppet because Hughes dies
--The first 23 seconds of a Being Human vid that is pretty but also depressing.
I am making an effort to commit fic to computer as it happens in my brain. Last night I wrote 800 words of Janie's declarations; tonight I wrote 600 words of the John and Ruby show. I love the John and Ruby show, and the piece I wrote tonight clears up part of the plot that I was banging my head against. So yay for that.
It's harder to commit to the braindump as instantaneously with vidding because the stuff I've been running in my head is stuff I'm going to have to hunt material to construct, it's not "and this clip from this episode would be perfect!", it's "where is a clip of Ruby lying on her back I could manip into this part of this story." So that's hard.
By the way: if you left me a comment on She Walks and I never answered it, I apologize. I looked at that entry and realized I never answered any of the comments. I've never been in a place where I was at peace enough with that vid to converse about it much even to the extent of thanking people for feedback. I know it's like, five months later? But thank you.
I am currently trying to beat down the urge to make a second Dollhouse vid; I don't know that I have enough anger left in me. I do have backburnered a different, more hopeful vid that was going to be the spiritual successor of She Walks without being a Dollhouse vid at all; though "more hopeful" is sort of relative, since the source is all filmic dystopias and is meant to represent modern American society. But it's to be a vid about that moment when you get out. So maybe. I hope to finish that one someday.
But the Dollhouse vid bunny that's eating my brain now is actually threatening to become a full-on Jossverse critique, evil dead lesbians and crazy broken supergirls with protective father-figures and all. The song I've bunnied on would make it pretty much a direct missive to Whedon, with the "I" and the "you" and the repeated question. My main complaint about this is damn it, this is not what I do, I refuse to be the vidder who tries to make vast sweeping statements about vast sweeping canons. I will not follow up History of Trek Fandom vid with History of Jossverse vid nor with History of Whoniverse vid nor with More Than A Century of History of Fans Asking This Question: Holmes and Watson, Doin' It or Not? vid. I have vid bunnies for all of these concepts. Goddamnit I have learned my lesson, I will not be that vidder.
The thing is, I don't know how to address some of the problems in Dollhouse without pointing out that they're repeating patterns in Whedon's work. Maybe no one will notice BECAUSE ALL THE ACTORS ARE THE SAME FOREVER AND EVER? Ahem. Not that I want to mock his casting choices either.
I want to make my points... more pointed. No more grand, sweeping vids, as much as they eat my brain. So the Sherlock Holmes vid will not be the history of everything, it will be about the cannibalization and reinterpretation of the source under female gaze WHICH IS NOT GRAND AND SWEEPING AT ALL I promise you.
eta so apparently I will be feminist critique vidder for oh, the next six billion years. Jeez. The last time I tried to make a classic slash vid it turned into a classic slash fandom vid. Hello, my name is Juls, and I have a problem with meta.
niqaeli and I went to see ST:Reboot for the, uh, seventh time. In addition to vid-related "covered in fangirls!" moments and our usual assorted fanwanks regarding Daddy's wink and sex on the bridge and how the f-bomb was clearly used, we, uh, developed a new theory.
( supernova my ass, also interstellar politics )
1. He dreams. On top of him and woke up with snakes. He is breathing hard. Sore throat.
2. Jim're bored. All his classes acing, he is without breaking a sweat, he has published in Starfleet Academy.
3. Our sun is a very Chuck. His list of all: Morgan Devonbiggumaiku, Morgan, Anna, Jefuresuta, Kodochito by his stage name of the video memory of my big day, they are interested can learn about the history of interest in the game .
4. Oral text: TAPESTUDY Emorikasutamu subject ALX - 972768 Reseune Copy: 9742 No, the content of the committee - the file is given to the 1768-2
5. "It's under my administration," was supposed to know that you can place your order Hornblower him.
6. 1 Kareen Vorbarra I, for example, at an appropriate time, the meeting was born the crown of the decedent.
7. Both citizens and children of immigrants Xingian Amestrian Sutetasudorahha The boy's mother, a father is born in the registry. He described the face of the Drach blood. Xingian blood, hair and eyes explains.
8. If the rest of the world, many of these people, only 3 Athosians 1 Rentarusuitoshotto will be expected to know the fate of.
9. "Donna", "Why, my destiny, NASA has, Fakusujoshu was discovered last week?"
10. She said, "13," he said, Martha, the captain said: "We called my cell phone - a big fight with him," and, in fact, I can have her cell phone was involved in his scale-Provence Mon. Lily is Teita slate my work phone number. He said he was looking for.
Vidders: MANY--Please credit to "jmtorres, niqaeli, et al", not JUST to jmtorres. This was NOT a solo vid
Music: The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel, with additional material
Fandom: Star Trek and... Star Trek. Yes.
LINK (right-click or ctrl-click to download and save): http://jmtorres.dreamhosters.com/vids/l
I promised since, oh, about the second time I saw the movie that this vid would say everything I wanted said and that if it didn't I would cry and hang up my hat as a vidder because clearly I would be no good at communicating in the medium.
So I will limit my remarks here and let the vid do most of the talking. I really only want to say three things:
1. An expansion of the credits:
jmtorres and niqaeli were the primary vidders in the sense of putting material on the timeline.
traykor, echan, and grey_bard did lots and lots additional clipping above and beyond what jmtorres and niqaeli managed.
grey_bard also recorded the vocal track for the last verse specifically for this project. The other women whose singing I sampled for this vid are Joni Mitchell and Lorenna McKennit.
killabeez and slasher69 are two vidders to whose work we paid homage. Those vids were: Killa's Dante's Prayer, because Killa is a seminal Trek vidder of the modern era (Dante's Prayer has been cited as "Hey, you guys! We can use those computers things for vidding!"), and Kandy Fong's Both Sides Now, which is, so far as I know, the earliest vid of which we have visual record (see this OTW journal article for more on the history of vidding).
The following fangirls took pictures of themselves in Vulcan salute for me to use at the end of the vid: ysobel, lierdumoa, settiai, lferion, azurelunatic, revolutionaryjo, gchick, zarhooie, missingwatch.
elfling made the awesome costumes we wore to Club Vivid.
I would also like to give a special nod to nshoe, who, while not one of our women's voices in the traditional sense, did help out with Memory Alpha abuse for clipping and making one of my hard drives live again. His wife, niqaeli, also notes that he was very patient with the crazy women in the house.
2. I did, briefly, want to explain the title, because I used a metaphor that I thought was not uncommon, but google entirely disagrees. So you may never have heard it before unless you read all the same stuff I do. papersky writes about her spearpoint theory; the example she was using it on when I appropriated it into my personal vocabulary was the Vorkosigan novels, how the later novels like Brothers in Arms and Memory are that sharp point on the long spear, they have an emotional impact because of the history of the other novels they carry. I consider the Star Trek Reboot movie to be the sharp point. Since I'm trying not to overexplain the vid, I'll leave the rest of the metaphor unspoken.
3. My hat is made of tin.
I will now take questions from the audience.
(Holy cow, it's harder to hear people cry than to hear them laugh.)
2. Alas, my love affair with the trashy holonovel is not over. I'm reading fic. None of it is what I'd call good fic, which is why I'm leaning heavily on comedy--a well-formatted comedy can live without a plot and with mangled characterizations, whereas drama with the same flaws make me stab the back button.
But my actual second comment was a related issue to the bad fic: I keep trying to figure out what woman on Enterprise Archer might be talking to who would be considered blonde (not T'Pol, surely not Hoshi), only to realize he's talking to Trip. You guys! Blonde with an e, girl!Trip. Blond without an e, boy!Trip. Continually referring to characters by their hair color instead of their name, so last decade.
niqaeli and I discussed it and girl!Trip is awesome and I want actual fic about her (as opposed to whoops, stop calling boy!Trip the blonde mmmkay?). She's totally queer. Like, not completely lesbian, about the same ratio of hitting on alien women and bonding in highly suspect ways with Archer and Reed as the next Trip--but she is queer, and self-aware about it, which means she totally calls Reed on his shit, Reed being the least self-aware queer in the history of Starfleet. Also, she's about ten times less ass-hatty about the one-night stand with T'Pol. In my head her name is still Trip which means she's probably actually also still Charles Tucker III because her father so desperately wanted a son to carry on the line that he gave his daughter massive issues to carry around. Fun times! Is there any chance this story has actually been written? Is there any chance it's any good?
Archer, T'Pol and Trip have dinner in Archer's ready room a lot, this is going to contribute to my threesome love I think. In any case! There is an episode that starts with wtf face. Archer is choking on his dinner and Trip is going, "Excuse me?" and when T'Pol starts to repeat what she said, they're like, "Nonono omg we HEARD YOU." Apparently she asked them if they were suffering from a lack of sexual activity. They ask why she would think so; she points out that if they followed frat regs, they haven't had sex in ten months.
(Time out to pat Enterprise on the head for having frat regs. Those poor bastards, none of the other Treks did.)
Trip points out that T'Pol is not subject to Starfleet's frat regs (why I do not know, she subject to things like chain of command, you'd think that would be a related issue) and how is her sex life doing? T'Pol replies that Vulcans only have sex every seven years. Thereby shooting down their hopes that her inquiry was an offer. But Archer keeps bugging her about why she's so interested and her reply is that she understands the human mating ritual is supposed to relieve stress, and their efficiency ratings are down three percent. They need an optimally efficient captain, clearly he needs to do sex.
Which is why she has picked out a planet for them to visit for shore leave. At this point I am going, "Risa? The way this episode has been going it has to be Risa." Sure enough it is Risa. T'Pol hilariously informs them that she selected it as a shore leave planet for its pristine beaches. Archer asks if it is populated, at which point the truth comes out, for T'Pol admits that the population is humanoid and quite willing to help relieve stress.
This is canon, yo, for varying values of canon. Mind you, they do not get to Risa in this episode, they spend the next three episodes taking detours and answering distress calls, but opening every episode with "we were on our way to Risa when..." so I choose to take the fact that they get there in the end as proof of T'Pol's stubbornness on the getting-the-captain-laid plan. When they finally get there Archer is all guilty about going down when half the crew has to stay aboard. T'Pol points out that there was a lottery and he had the same chance as anyone else, which I choose to read as T'Pol rigged that sucker because by Surak's big toe she was getting the captain laid.
Speaking of Surak, she arranges to have a present waiting for Archer in his villa by the sea on Risa. You just see the note first, it says "For relaxation." I half-expected it to be a horga'hn, the Risian symbol of fertility that you display as an invitation to casual sex (ie the souvenir Riker asked Picard to pick up for him without explaining what it was so that Picard was fending off hot girls for days and cursing Riker's name when he found out). But no. T'Pol sent Archer a copy of the philosophy of Surak. Honestly for that to have any relevance to T'Pol's averred interest in getting the captain laid for his own good, I think the unexpurgated Surak must have some choice bits on My Vulcan Brethren, When Your Time Is Upon You, You Must Embrace Your Sexuality For It Is Illogical To Die Rather Than To Have Sex. Not that most humans have ever seen unexpurgated Surak and Archer may be rather surprised if he ever compares his copy to the standard library editions back on Earth.
*SQUISH* I love them so.
(My vid post, because I'm not going to link them all individually.)
( lists of vids, cut for length )
Vids of Juls' that Juls is considering not putting on the DVD because old and wince:
- I Want You, Witchblade
- American Tune, Andromeda
- Rain, Farscape
And now, a poll. This is partially to give me a clue how many DVDs we'll need to be making for VVC, partially to demand your advice re vids to disinclude.
(If you are coming from LJ, sign in at the OpenID page to be able to vote.)
My interest in buying a DVD:
I am offering you advice without any intent to purchase
Might get one at VVC
Definitely getting one at VVC
Might get one on the webs
Definitely getting one on the webs
Juls is wrong about vid X, Juls should include it anyway:
I Want You
I have a justification for my above belief:
Juls is right not to include everything, and furthermore, Juls should also not include some other stuff:
1. I am looking for media which is not Star Trek wherein characters or famous people do the Vulcan salute. I have started with this list from wiki but if you know of more, especially if you know of instance of women saluting ala Vulcan, please tell me.
2. I would love to use also in this vid images (still or video) of YOU doing the Vulcan salute. If you have ever dorked it up on camera in the past or would like to do so now, SEND IMAGES OF YOUR VULCAN SALUTATIONS TO: juliette dot torres at gmail dot com.
Feel free to dress as far up or down as you like. Seriously, this can be, like, off your webcam, or if you're into photography and wanna do something really snazzy, that's cool too. If you have a disability that prevents you from saluting (ysobel, I am looking at you, I totally want you in this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE), I invite you to take one of the images from wiki or Memory Alpha or to make your own, print it out, and mount a paper hand on a popcicle stick to hold while you are photographed. Personally, I think foam fingers might be even more awesome, but I don't think we have time to mock them up.
Because you see, this is for a vid due in two days. Therefore I need your images by Thursday, June 25th, 2009.
Again: Send me your images or videos of you doing the Vulcan salute! Especially if you are a fangirl! (Fanboys: I love you too. But I want my women less invisible!)
--Email to: juliette dot torres a gmail dot com
--Use the subject line: Vulcan salute
--You can send an attachment up to 10MB or send me a link. If you are using a file-sharing service I prefer to download from sendspace or megaupload.
--Include in the text of the email the name under which you would like to be credited in the vid. (I will not be linking any specific names to any specific images, but I would like to thank contributors)
--Deadline: Thursday, June 25th, 2009!
Feel free to spread this far and wide. The more the merrier!
ETA: if you are visiting my dreamwidth from livejournal and would like to comment, you'll need to go to the open id login page as there is a bug that doesn't let you login in with open id on comment pages. However, I do prefer to receive your (many and adorable) images via email, which is: juliette dot torres at gmail dot com.
ETA2: By "Thursday" I mean if it's still Thursday somewhere on the world, you can bet I'm still not done yet and you can send me salutes. Probably also on Friday, but only while it's still Friday Eastern time. Live long and prosper!
For some reason this works for me. Not just planning out, but planning out on paper. On dead trees. Column A, lyrics with lots of space. Column B, lots of clip thoughts.
Favorite note so far: "Time travel fangirling." You guys. The ENTIRE STAR TREK UNIVERSE post-TOS is made of fangirls who want to be Kirk and Spock et al. I AM NOT KIDDING.
At any rate--at least I'm vidding.
I am exceptionally fond of DS9 "The Wire" personally. Because you know, I ship Bashir/Garak a lot and Garak snarking about the value of truth and lies is awesome. I also quite like TNG "Tapestry," for the moment where Picard rolls over to discover Q in bed with him.
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( plot bunnies, cut because no one will actually want to read these, right? )
My current goal: making custom Vulcan ears for niqaeli. Also pointy eyebrows for the both of us (but I am less concerned about that).
Most of my questions have to do with materials. Like, my textbook here says use alginate to do the cast of the face. echan claims we could do it with papier maché, though I am thinking I don't want to try to get newsprint strips fine enough to deal with the ear. So, alginate. (My book is all about the accu-cast brand; I admit I am looking at mold gel purely for local availability.) Do I want quick set (like, 3 minutes) or slow set (like, 8 or 9 minutes)? I mean, as a beginner at this, will I actually get the stuff on before it sets in three minutes? Or if I get the slow set will I end up going "Hold still, it's almost set... almost..." for like, five minutes?
So then, making the positive plaster cast off the alginate
Once I clay model the pointy ears and make a negative plaster cast of that, I am then a little waffly about what to make the actual appliances out of. Like, I'm reading about painting layers of liquid latex into the mold which would make an ear that conforms externally to what I sculpted but which would not be perfectly molded to the top of her ear. It would be... hollow, I guess? I get that you can't fill up the whole closed mold (inclusive of the positive cast of the ear) with liquid latex, that that won't set because liquid latex needs air to set? That if I want to do something that matches up perfectly to her ear, I'm looking at foaming materials--foam latex, poly-urethane foam, silicone foam, foam gelatin. Any recs re: my low experience level and affordability of materials? Or is a foam appliance overkill for this--should I just make the hollow latex appliance?
( current materials list for niq's approval )
Today I linked them to something that uses the fannish jargon OT3, OT4, slash, K/S, etc. I suspect they will figure out how much of a dorkface I am any day now.
At least I know I'll be participating sufficiently on the discussion boards in these courses. I'll be participating all night long.
Juls should be working on a Dollhouse vid. Juls will probably be procrastinating with fic tomorrow. What fandom should she write in?
Dollhouse, so at least her head's still in the game
Star Trek: Reboot, because that's what game everyone else's head is in
What genre should she write in?
smutty and humorous
thinky and sad
Oh, did you want to vote on specific plot bunnies?
the level on which Echo's processing in doll state (tag for spy in the house of love)
the army of Topher, and why Boyd is his "manfriend"
the fate of the Vulcans
Uhura and Sarek talk about Spock's limitations
transporter accident girl Kirk would like to get some goddamn service here
Some uppity bitch thinks she can dictate to the muse. Insert plot bunny here:
ETA: Dear everyone I've never met voting in this poll: who are you people? Maybe a comment of introduction might be nice.
liviapenn writes about how Uhura's role expanded in the new movie, and Kirk, Spock, Bones and Uhura is the new OT4.
niqaeli did some compare and contrast on characters in Prime and Reboot.
butterfly has some meta and some fic recs. And more fic recs here. And even more.
In general I am not linking to fic at this point because of the sheer volume (
beatrice_otter wrote about how the Vulcans will likely proceed, based on their culture.
niqaeli wrote about some non-obvious changes in reboot, such as Vulcan society and when Kirk as born.
seperis analyzed a lot of Reboot changes.
ysobel pokes at plotholes and timeline issues.
Discover Magazine posted a tangentially related Rules For Time Travelers.
catalysticat picspammed about Captain Pike and has made several posts about enlisted ranks in Starfleet.
DW comms: star_trek_flashfic, vulcanreforged
LJ comm: startrek_crack
zvi posts recs, Spock characterization spec. Also she wants to know how Uhura could have been more awesome, as she was already awesome. She has more fic recs. She's pissed at K/S fic that makes Uhura disappear.
coffeeandink has a list of reactions ranging from self-advertised shallow to deeper criticisms.
yahtzee63 has a talky Spock muse.
Journey to Drabble is a Star Trek Reboot Drabble Challenge.
kate dissected the movie score vs previous trek theme songs at a level waaay above my head.
Vids: (some of these I like a lot, some I consider to be conversation pieces)
--Closer v2, a remake of killabeez and tjonesy's TOS vid with Reboot footage
--Steady as She Goes, TOS vid for which I believe the premise is: the crew of the Enterprise will never have a successful relationship with anyone else, because they're all doing each other.
--Stuck to You, upbeat Kirk/Uhura/Spock OT3 vid.
--We Go Together, team vid for Reboot (works better at a metatextual level than a contextual level, in my opinion)
--Kobayashi Maru, about how Kirk and Spock are defined by so much death in Reboot
Kirk's birth occurs on 2233.04, aka Jan 4, 2233.
This is significant because in prime, Kirk is born on March 22, 2233.
I would like, once again, to put forward my theory that new Winona went into premature labor due to the stress of lightning storm in space. By apparently a lot.
So it looks as if ysobel may have actually gone to see Star Trek: Reboot in the last day or so but hey I've been keeping like eighty tabs open in several windows to write this entry as soon as I had the spoons, so hey, more linkspam.
popculturezoo.com tries to figure out how much series canon this movie negated.
st_xi_kink has produced a lot of fic, as archived on delicious.
More LJ comms:
trekfics - says is for all iterations, banner is notably Reboot
trekanon - I don't actually understand this anon confession meme thing but hey there you go
kirk_mccoy - title "The Captain and the Doctor" confused me in a Whovian way for a minute there, but is actually re Kirk and McCoy, yes
trek_news - newsletter, may potentially be making me obsolete here
chekov_sulu - lieutenants and ensigns need love too?
newtrekslash - unabashedly all about the reboot
spock_uhura - another of those "TOS and new movie!" things, with lots of reboot pictures everywhere, gee I wonder what inspired you
startrek2009 - comm for talking about the new movie
sineala posts about more comms, links to my linkspam, causing internet-ending paradoxes
More DW comms:
silviakundera posts vid and fic recs.
ethrosdemon has criticism of JJ Abrams re: his interview on Talk of the Nation.
taraljc posts 10 things everyone should know about Star trek (before trying to write pr0n based on the new movie), including which episodes and books to check out.
Relatedly, cofax7 posts remedial Trek for newbies.
darthmojo@wordpress talks about a lot of deleted scenes and script choices based on a Q&A with the screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
talitha78 made a vid called Poker Face.
ethrosdemon wants to know why we apply modern social norms to a story set centuries in the future.
apocalypsos spotted women in pants.
sparky77 has baby Chekov picspam.
sineala has telegram style squee.
grey_bard says, "I'm predisposed to like this movie because I liked original Trek and I universally hate Trek movies. Hold up, what?"
thedeadparrot found her love of classic K/S reinforced. She wrote about original flavor Spock.
Pro effects artist posted a combination of new and old Enterprise.
amireal fanwanks ST:ENT into/out of existence.
brokenbacktango found the IDIC.
ethrosdemon is amused at the summary of ST: Final Frontier.
bethos on a rewatching spree, in DS9.
ethrosdemon asks for ST links.
maryavatar has OMG OMG OMG for the movie.
theplaylist@blogspot's 9 Silly Things About Star Trek We Can't Help But Laugh At.
sineala was tempted by TOS episode DVDs.
sparky77 contemplates ST wingfic.
brokenbacktango informs us that Zachary Quinto will read you the novelization.
imadra_blue writes Sulu fic.
apocalypsos requests fic recs.
brokenbacktango found hilarious TAS clip.
quigonejinn liked the reboot, liked Vulcans and liiiiked Spock.
ann89103 fangirls and vents.
brokenbacktango with complaints on n00bs in the anon kink meme.
sfsignal asks if new ST movie will be good for science fiction in general.
kfmonkey@blogspot discusses revelatory vs transformative heroic arcs in hollywood scripts, Star Trek movie.
amireal would totally make out with Star Trek.
taraljc likes new Uhura, examines her role.
redscharlach is making mini icons.
sineala wrote Sulu/Chekov.
quigonejinn wrote Spock fic.
ellen_fremedon fanwanks the two Delta Vegas.
niqaeli has started rewatching TOS.
laurajv wrote fic about Spock and Sarek.
ingridmatthews likes the new pairing.
jmtorres wants to talk about specific references to TOS. LAZY-WEBBING FTW.
lizbee found Picard's scrapbook.
butterfly posts fic recs.
niqaeli talks about Kirk's special snowflake status.
niqaeli is rewatching TOS. If a science officer dies, is it still red-shirting?
niqaeli finds TOS Spock fascinatingly broken.
mecurtin has achieved star trekkin'.
ysobel (hi, love!) is totally not writing fic (and why not!). (Also in that entry: fanwank for making the macguffin more sensible.)
ysobel's first brush thoughts.
ysobel totally claimed to be half Vulcan as a child.
blueraccoon's exploding squee.
zvi is pissed about fic disappearing Uhura.
butterfly has a hotness deathmatch poll.
butterfly made a vid.
Wil Wheaton finds new movie spectacular.
Henry Jenkins was nearly a Klingon extra, part I and part II.
niqaeli points out the special of the stunned romulan on aisle 7 (broccoli test: pass with unexpected flying colors).
dayblaze wants slash recs.
niqaeli writes fic about Vulcan blood.
laurashapiro pissed off at 'bromance' rather than slash in mainstream media.
sarah was squeeful.
panthea has a comment re Kirk getting punched in the face.
niqaeli on obsessive tendencies.
niqaeli points to her delicious for ST fic finding.
io9 talks about a cut Shatner scene.
catalysticat wishes for more real space exploration, real military, real ethical, political, social, and religious issues.
abyssinia has a lot of problems with the new movie.
jooj has some links, especially re novels.
revolutionaryjo has fic recs.
seperis talks about the reboot, canonical AUS and how Trek and other shows have dealt with them in the past.
Wil Wheaton with embedded Onion video on how Trekkies bash new film as fun and watchable.
mecurtin, before having seen the movie, talked about the social and political milieu of the sixties vs now and Trek's relevance thereto.
Henry Jenkins with lots of interesting meta.
laurajv with 5 things you should know about (original flavor) Uhura and how awesome she is.
musesfool liked it! she even didn't hate Kirk!
zvi on dreamcasting women who didn't appear in this movie, in poll form.
Racialicious gives the movie a positive review despite some ridiculousness; thinks Uhura and Sulu did well in this version.
niqaeli has picspam of one of Karl Urban's previous roles. Prepare to giggle.
flourish understands where the K/S comes from now.
inarticulate is happy with Trek and with Uhura.
cesperanza questions casting a Korean as Sulu.
taraljc's star trek tag.
niqaeli is a bad person. She likes porn!.
niqaeli's love of space and science fiction and wanting it to be now.
butterfly's detailed list of adoration, re her third viewing.
minotaurs makes economic jokes out of the naming of Spock Prime.
niqaeli talks about Vulcan colonies and the nonexistence thereof.
niqaeli's early squee.
I WAS POTENTIALLY GOING TO POST MORE OF MY OWN REACTIONS BUT I HAVE TO GET OUT THE DOOR BY SIX TOMORROW MORNING TO CATCH A BUS SO I THINK I WILL SAVE MY ENERGY AND VID INSTEAD. Really, if I manage to get the vid done, vid should say every goddamn thing I want to say about this movie. Really.
mamadeb posts squee for the new movie interlaced with her fannish history with Trek.
verstehen feels the movie delivered all that was expected of it, plus frienemies.
cesperanza: seven things she loved, four she hated.
zorkian had to work at Star Trek. No spoilers.
anoel is squeeful about the slash.
copracat with a one-line indictment amidst an entry about other things.
azurelunatic has a line by line GLEECAPS fest. OH HI SPOCK YOU ARE SEXY.
puppetmaker's review is squee couched in more adult costuming/casting/performance/plot notes.
lizbee found it awesome, had some Doctor Who comparisons.
bethbethbeth opens with: I probably shouldn't have liked the new Star Trek film... but I loved it.
gelasius gleecaps at all the performances.
butterfly likes respect for the source and handling of the reboot.
butterfly pokes at the timeline.
butterfly goes back to watch it again.
ase's reactions combine glee and more critical meta.
mecurtin, not yet having seen the movie, expresses hopes and fears for it. Spoilers in comments.
zvi has squee and plotholes.
cedara has a brief "yay my pairing!" entry.
everysecondtuesday links to TOS vids.
kass has squee and mention of JJ Abramsiness.
lady_stiletto had squee at casting, respect for source, diversity, ships, etc; a couple of quibbles.
tzikeh is collecting links. I'm duplicating a lot of them, but there may be more by the time you go look!
lapislaz feels could have been worse, is unresolvable for hardcore trekkies. Spittake worthy final line.
ellen_fremedon feels it was totally, totally awesome.
ellen_fremedon went back for more.
fajrdrako wasn't expecting too much, liked it.
gchick has love for Kirk, Scotty, sets and women.
mara had flaily hands.
jooj has three lists: liked, ridiculous, want fanfic now.
kelliem loved it with 1.5 quibbles.
redscharlach has a bullet point list of glee.
ancalemon talks new ships and old ships.
brokenbacktango talks about the movie-going crowd. No spoilers, except for First Contact *G*
sineala has a thorough review.
slippery_fish has a few notes.
sandrine says this is not the squee you're looking for.
mimesere loves them all.
ethrosdemon is apparently writing fic. No spoilers, just amusing problems. Oh, and here's the fic! Is about OC doctor on the Enterprise.
mustangsally78 has no spoilers, just pretty picture.
tarzanic has brief list of yay, family history of trekkiness.
matt_doyle didn't like the camerawork and skience, dug everything else.
settiai has a lot of love and contemplates differences in the reboot.
cofax7 has an enumerated list of yay and hmm.
sparky77 liked Kirk a lot! And you know, other people.
silviakundera feels this movie was made for her.
brokenbacktango found some hilarious parodies on youtube.
popfantastic tries to make sense of plot points, notes Enterprise canon of interest.
yahtzee63 on Uhura.
There's comms on DW:
And uh, now from me: ( spoilers? probably? I have no idea what I'm going to say yet )
PS according to the GI Joe preview we saw, Ninth Doctor will be destroying the Earth. Will you all disown me if I go to that movie for him?