I'm really too old for this shite
But dammit if it doesn't make me go all fanboy and make me want to start an obsessive blog about every freakin' leaked detail until the actual flick comes out and then dog it for about a year after that until the DVD comes out, and then snark about the extras and the commentaries.
Thankfully the feeling quickly passes because I just don't have that kind of time.
If you haven't followed the link above and wonder what I'm on about, there is going to be a new Star Trek movie released in summer 2008.
I'm kinda impressed with the supposed casting thus far.
Matt Damon is Captain Kirk
Adrien Brody is Mr. Spock
Gary Sinise is Dr. McCoy
Keeping with the Kevin Smith theme of today's posts, I'd always thought the supposed debate about which sci-fi franchise was better, Trek or Star Wars, was a bit silly. (I like them both, though I do favor Star Trek.) But, more often than not, I'm surprised when someone spontaneously weighs in on the topic.
I was out to dinner with a buddy who's decidedly not a geek - he's kind of a CEO type, even - and when a discussion on The Departed shook loose the Damon casting factoid he goes, "That should be interesting. Y'know, Star Trek has always been better than Star Wars. I mean, Star Trek has great, lasting stories and Star Wars is just a western in space."
I can just hear it now. Who was the better Kirk? Damon or Shatner.