Star Trek and Caprica

In addition to catching up on yard work and playing with the kids, I spent some time this weekend catching up on my scifi movies.

I finally made it to the theater to see Star Trek. I was very impressed with the movie overall and especially with how they positioned the storyline. Without giving too much away, they setup the story to allow them to continue with this cast in future movies without endless harping about continuity and other concerns you can imagine from a rabid fan base. I thought it was brilliant. The overall movie and cast were great. It 'hit every note' it needed to, and the actors were great. Scotty was my favorite but Spock was very well cast as well. I'm excited to see the next installment. And about the lens flare... Yes, there was a bit of that. I really noticed it in the first 1/3 of the movie but after that it either toned down or I got used to it. I did like style though, even if it was a bit over done.

Caprica, the pilot for a series 'prequel' to Battlestar Galactica, was release straight to video. The series is scheduled to begin airing in 2010. The series is set 58 years before the events of BSG and depicts a pre/early-Cylon Caprica. While it takes place in the 'BSG' world there is a stark contrast between the relative 'low-tech' society of BSG and the 'shiny high tech' Caprica. The series could be interesting, but anyone expecting a show resembling BSG will be disappointed.

I'm sure it will be weeks until I make it to see the new Terminator.