When the Star Trek reboot came out in 2009, it drove me crazy that so many people seemed to be seeing it before me. I’ve been a loyal Trek fan since… well, I don’t know how old I was when I saw it for the first time… but I’ve been there on opening day for every film except the first one and Insurrection (I was a kid and didn’t know about the first film until my father dropped us off at the theatre to get rid of us while he went Christmas shopping, and Insurrection came out while we were in the midst of a 2200 km move during which our vehicle broke down, so I saw it about 2 weeks post-release.)
This time they still have premièred it in other countries and annoyed me a little, but I know I’m not going to be sitting around listening to other people who live nearby talk about seeing the movie this time.
We have tickets to see Star Trek Into Darkness in the brand-new IMAX theatre in a city not far from here TOMORROW.
Reserved seats and everything.
I have not seen an IMAX film since I was a kid… the Ontario Place Cinesphere was my first one, and the last time was some thing at EPCOT (Disney World, Florida) when EPCOT was brand new, which might not have even officially been IMAX.
It’s barely over 24 hours away now, and I feel like a little kid waiting for Santa. I can’t believe how excited I am.
I think I might have just peed a little.
A few minutes later I remembered that Roger Ebert died yesterday, and the world seemed like a little smaller and colder place.
Watching Best of Both Worlds with the kids, for the very first time. And remembering the first time I saw it, back at Mike’s house in 1990.
I’m not sure you’re supposed to get teary-eyed. But hey, cancer sucks.