Joey "Deez" Blog "I Saw Star Trek"

July 27, 2016

Last week was the release of my most anticipated movie of the summer, Star Trek Beyond, and the hype did not disappoint. I won’t go into spoilers but this movie had much different feel from the first two; you really feel like the characters have aged a bunch after being in space for a couple years. The storyline definitely feels more like an extended episode than an epic movie but it’s just this that makes the movie work. You get more character development from the main cast and start to see the friendships form between different crew members. But what the movie really does best is transport you into a bunch of unique worlds and make you feel like you’re traveling around in space, which is every trekkie’s dream.

 

After watching all the awesome space scenes it got me thinking, could I spend 5 years in space? Sure the technology might not be available yet, but what if it was? My first thoughts, Hell Yea! Uncharted space seeing things people have never seen before, sign me up. But then it hit me, I would not being flying around in the Star Ship Enterprise. It would be more like a small metal tube with one window. Not to mention the food. I don’t think I could give up pizza for 5 years. As it turns out, I rather like the Planet Earth, I think I’ll stay grounded for now.

 

What about you, would you spend 5 years in space? What would you be willing to give up? ​