Monday, March 7, 2011
Shatner on Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Extra Long Version
Thanks to Comic Book Movie for hipping this cat to the above video. There's a lot of hate floating around internetland for The Motion Picture, but I personally love the film. It's long--way long--and it's not the Trek flick you're constantly popping into the player, but when you have the time and desire I feel that The Motion Picture can be quite rewarding. It's about exploring the unknown. It's not a punch up, it's a discovery. That's what was so great about the idea of TOS. And it's something I'd love to see reintroduced to the new JJ Abrams era.
Glib Shatner on TMP: "...Ten years later you get tired scoring all that time...i guess he was scoring with all those babes, on the tenth year he gave up and made a movie."
Thoughtful Shatner on TMP: "the science fiction magic...the theories of science fiction when they're based on some element that is vaguely true carries with it a great deal of force...anything is possible and that's the basis on which Star Trek The Motion Picture works."
Don't be a hater. When you're in a good, thoughtful mood give The Motion Picture a spin in your player.