Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trekkie Heaven!

For those that either haven’t heard or aren’t paying attention, (or simply aren't geeks) the newest installment in the Star Trek movie franchise, directed by mindfuck-expert JJ Abrams is set to premiere in theaters in early May of 2009.

The movie, simply titled Star Trek, is taking things back to the very beginning and will be a chronicle of the early days of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise. Nothing like going back in time, eh?

I will admit it here... Watching the trailers gives me goosebumps. Yes, I am THAT much of a geek.

Just days ago That Queer Expatriate, Adam let me know that he will join me and Cliff and Sarah better known on the Interwebs as The Regensbloggers in a pilgrimage in May to see the movie in original version and on the best screen with the best sound system we can find.

Imagine my excitement today when this SKYPE message from a colleague of mine pops up on my screen.

Bitterman says: would you describe or categorize yourself as a trekkie or sort of?

Heh, heh, heh... he had me at "describe".

Snooker says: of course!!!
Bitterman says: well, ...
Bitterman says: how should I put it, I just purchased two tickets for the Royal Charity Premiere for the new Trek Movie in London Leicester Square for April 20th... WEEKS before the global release May 6-8
Snooker says: OMG!
Bitterman says: and I don't really know who would accompany me
Bitterman says: interested?

Is he kidding? At this point I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park!
We talked about money, and transport, and about how My Sweet No will be in Egypt anyway, and how it was really looking like I could actually DO this. But wait, these things are usually black tie affairs. What on Earth am I going to wear? It seems that he already has his suit:

Bitterman says: two things to keep in mind:
I'll wear my uniform (for the uninitiated, he is talking about a crew uniform - yes, from the shows... I don't know if I should be jealous or freaked out) and don't take any luggage with me and I want to take a flight back on Tue 21st so we would have to spend the night at the bars.

Heh, heh... all night... in bars in London... drinking and well, you know... drinking some more... with my buddy in a Star Trek Next Generation uniform. This will be something to tell my ... hm, ok... so no grandchildren... This will be something to blog about!


Anonymous said...

I'm not going to miss this movie! Thanks for the trailer link, it looks outrageous.

Have fun in the London bars.

cliff1976 said...

Just watched the trailer you posted.

The only way this could be better would be if my old man were sitting next to me watching this with us.

jen said...

I'll trade you for a czech porn star?

J said...

hahahaha! I'd be so embarrassed if a friend was wearing a trekkie uniform (I'm not a trekkie geek). Glad to know you won't be.