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Posted October 1, 2010
Have some baked beans with that ham
This one rocks. After the great looking but pointlessly existential (sorry for the redundancy) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (which evidently opened concurrent with Star Trek: The Opera) this is a great return to form with Shatner just beginning the Fat Elvis phase we know and love him for. This movie works for a few reasons: 1) Things blow up. There is nothing worse in Star Trek than when some writer thinks we give a hoot about the character's interior life. No we don't. We are here to watch things blow up. 2) Shatner v. Montalban: who can overact more. My money goes to Montalban who it seems has a career as long as Bob Hope's has an old pro's grace with the hammy dialogue. This is not to take away from Shatner's cured loin-of-pork performance. It really is six of one, half a dozen of the other. 3) It had a subplot. Also of note is a svelte Kirstie Alley who plays a cute Vulcan know-it-all who learns it is better to ignore protocol and regulations and watch a crew of students perish because of Kirk's insouciance. More fun: figure out which ''unknown'' will die in a later scene. This one has it all and there is even something for the die-hard who pays way too much attention to this stuff. Love it, love it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.