Friday, 2 January 2009

Countdown to Star Trek Movie Marathon


2009 has a great many films scheduled for release that we are waiting for with baited breath. One of the films at the top of my list is Star Trek. It's been 7 years since the last Star Trek film, Nemesis, came out in 2002 but the new one was a different take. We are going old school back to the days of Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov and at the helm of this project is director J.J. Abrams. I've had a look at some of the casting, but beyond that I'm avoiding spoilers, trailers, images and any information on the film. I don't need them, I know I will see the film. It's Star Trek, which is all I need to know.

So the challenge is, that is a long time to avoid Trek news... what shall I do to fill the void? No anomaly nor rift in the space time continuum is needed, but a Star Trek Movie Marathon to countdown to the May 8, 2009 release date sounds perfect! I recently purchased the complete set so I'm ready to go. I'll be writing about each and every film here at Movie Moxie. As always the reviews will be spoiler free.

Sound like fun? Don't worry - you can play along! You can write about as many or as few of the films as you like, just note the schedule below for when to check in for the posts. They are all Tuesdays, so let's call them Trek Tuesdays! It's bi-weekly until right before the May release date and then it goes weekly. You can post your links in the comments here or on the film specific link. I'll compile the links and have them listed here as we go along.

One more thing, I've seen all the films but am curious to if I'll change my mind on any of the films after revisiting. I've written a list and ordered the films from 1 to 10 by favourites, and sealed it up. After watching all ten films, I'll do this again and compare and share! Feel free to join in on that as well!

Countdown to Star Trek Movie Marathon
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Tuesday January 6, 2009
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Tuesday January 20, 2009
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock - Tuesday February 3, 2009
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Tuesday February 17, 2009
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - Tuesday March 3, 2009
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Tuesday March 17, 2009
Star Trek: Generations - Tuesday March 31, 2009
Star Trek: First Contact - Tuesday April 14, 2009
Star Trek: Insurrection - Tuesday April 28, 2009
Star Trek: Nemesis - Tuesday May 5, 2009

Friday May 8, 2009 Star Trek released
Star Trek
- Tuesday May 12, 2009

Need the box set? Click here for or link for the DVD version.
I didn't see a version available on the UK site - sorry UK fans!

Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek: Generations: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek: First Contact: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek: Insurrection: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek: Nemesis: Movie Moxie, Jennerosity Land
Star Trek (2009): Movie Moxie

Vlog it to ya! My fave Star Trek Films pre and post re-watching Vlog!



Genie Sea said...

So, i went to Blockbuster to return movies today, and I thought I might look to see how much they sold the box set for. UM... They didn't have it. Not only that. They had NONE of the movies for rent. I was flabbergasted! What an affront!

I will be joining the challenge one way or another! :)

Sacred Suzie said...

That happened to me when I wanted to rent the Harry Potter movies, they weren't there! I can see now why people buy collections.

I think doing the Star Trek countdown like this really rocks Shannon and by the end of it you will be seeing the characters' stories with fresh eyes!

Reed Farrington said...

Shannon, I can't believe you're making the reviews spoiler free! I like to comment on specific things that are important to the films.

As for my Treknobabble column, I guess you shouldn't read any of them until after you've seen the new movie because I tend to spoil things a lot.

For those who are interested in my comments about each of the previous films, I suggest you check out Treknobabbles #9, 10, and 12. I sort of summarize each film while making relevant or not so relevant comments. So don't read them if you don't want to be spoiled!

Here's the link to my Treknobabbles:

It's interesting that Genie Sea couldn't find the Star Trek movies for rent. Since they're selling at WalMart for $5 each, I guess rental places don't think people will rent them anymore.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm sorry to hear the Trek Movies were not at your Blockbuter Genie Sea! I wonder why. I rarely go to rental places, I use the library a lot. Hey - you could try that! If you are in Toronto, they have tons of stuff, especially if you have a VCR for use. Nexflix or Zip would be another way.

Suzie, they didn't have the Harry Potter films? Not even the new one? That is just loony-silly-craziness.

Reed, yep I'm spoiler free all the way. This may prove to be a challenge with Trek, especially old Trek but I'll do my best. The primer I use is context, not content.

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