35th Anniversary Observations

  • There was a 20 minute interview with William Shatner before the movie started
  • As the opening credits rolled, I was taken aback at the number of actors from this movie who have passed away, and not just the regulars from Star Trek: Paul Winfield, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick,┬áRicardo Montalban
  • Real theatre sound will always trump even the best home theatre systems
  • Explosions were much brighter than I remember
  • Transporters are LOUD
  • Signage was clear and readable
  • Some scenes actually looked blurry, I wonder if these were the Director’s Cut clips that were added, but don’t look that bad at home on blu-ray
  • Spock’s death scene seemed quieter in the theatre, as if everyone was holding their breath
  • Glenn: “We’re older than Kirk was in this movie.”