May 8, 2009

"Dammit Jim!" -- Bones Is Back

Being the film geek that I am, I went to see the new STAR TREK at midnight last night and, I have to say, it's fantastic! For someone who was never keen on the "Next Generation" or all the other TV spinoffs, the new movie revives the spirit of the original series (or TOS, as Trekkies say) and brings it roaring back to life in some familiar as well as unexpected ways.

The cast was uniformly great but Karl Urban, playing "Bones" McCoy was a standout. He boldly goes where none of his other crew mates dare by going for a true imitation of his predecessor, the cranky DeForrest Kelley, while also adding his own unique spin to the role. I had never really heard of this actor but he did look familiar, apparently because he was in two of the "Lord of the Rings" movies. Below is an interview about his breakthrough role with some Auckland press (he's a New Zealander) which is quite good, if a little long. No spoilers so feel free to check it out before or after you see the movie. But this guy is one to is the movie.