I saw Star Trek this afternoon.
Okay, SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!!
I left the theatre wiping off the excess testosterone that the screen had spat at me. Talk about action! Talk about fun! Talk about sexism!
Okay, the plot had a few holes to it. Someone who wrote it doesn't know the scope of galactic distances. And this episode, even before the parallel universe thing, left a few TOS (and animated) episodes lying dead in a gutter.
I was wondering how the folks in Riverside, Iowa were taking it.
Wish I'd paid more attention to the "parallel universe" deal. I was waiting for the time loop to close and heal. The movie didn't give me a chance to think that a new franchise would want open ends. Well, that was logical enough.
But what in the world happened to Star Trek's feminism? Out of a zillion actors, there were five non-extra female roles in the movie. Two of those were there just to give birth so that their men could either rescue them or feel bad for not doing so. One was in the role of mother (and a teeny-tiny bit as wife) who could die so her son could feel sad/angry. Two were in the roles of sex kittens, just there for the guys to find some release.
WTF???? Uhura--the groundbreaking UHURA!!!!--reduced to Spock's (SPOCK'S) chick?
Star Trek is better than that, or it should be. What century is it again? What century are THEY supposed to be in again?
Just the other day on our writers' loop my group was commenting on the older SF movies and how the times they went out of their way to include one -- just one -- female role was so appreciated, especially since the majority of those roles (various people listed the original Andromeda Strain, Outland, and Alien) were written for men but cast for women.
What the HECK is up with Star Trek in this area????????? What a HUGE downer for an otherwise TERRIFIC movie!
PS: Obi's at the emergency vet tonight. After a year of being constipation free (he had three bouts of it early last year practically on top of each other) (at $500 a pop), he decided that after I'd been home a while this afternoon he was going to clog up. Let's hope he feels better fast. Last time after about five enemas in one night, the assistant said he was "pooping like a pro." We don't want him to have to have an operation to tighten up (or maybe it's loosen) a valve in his intestine so he can go easier. Bran-Bran already is missing him, even though I'm telling him that Obi will be back tomorrow afternoon.
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