Never let anyone tell you that you can’t be a Star Wars fan and a Star Trek fan at the same time. The two are not mutually exclusive. I would marry Han Solo, but I’d fantasize about Mr. Spock (it’s only logical). So, since we did a review of all the Star Wars movies, I figured it’s only fair to review the Star Trek ones as well.

The Original Series had its flaws (corny dialogue, corny-er monsters and some serious pre-feminist sexism), but for all the things it did wrong, it did even more right. (That’s not just me talking. It’s scientific fact.) I wish I could say the same thing about The Motion Picture. It’s like they took everything that worked on the series and threw it out the window (or viewer as the case may be).

The pace is slow, the ship and uniforms are redesigned and bland, and what is up with William Shatner’s hair? It was straight on tv and curly in the movie. Weird. But my biggest gripe is that the director took too many pages from the 2001: A Space Odyssey playbook for my tastes (I will never understand the appeal of that movie). As for the plot, it is ripped directly from an episode of the tv show.  All in all, it was nice to see the old gang together again, I just wish it could have been in a better movie.

I chose Sinful Color’s Out of this World (you’d be amazed at how many polishes have this same name) to go along with this movie. It’s just a simple silver shimmer. Not my favorite color…kind of blah (like the movie). This picture is three coats and it had an unusually long drying time. Not exactly mindblowing (or out of this world) but a pleasant silver nonetheless. ~K

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