IBJ Night at the Movies: Star Trek double feature

July 27, 2010
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What better way to spend the night before Gen Con (even if you aren't going to the big game fest), then with a double feature of two Star Trek movies?

On August 4th, UA Circle Centre will be hosting a double bill of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."

The evening also includes lobby activities, prize giveaways, and more.

Want to go? I have five "admit 2" passes to give away. To

To enter (or, just for fun), just name your favorite Star Trek character, movie, or episode. I'll pick winners at random.

Start beaming your answers now.

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    I was never a big Star Trek fan. My husband, however, was. So, when we got married (almost 20 years ago) I was forced to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation every night...it became ritual and I ended up loving the series. I loved Jean Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Worf, Geordi and Data. I'll deny it if it gets out, but I even considered "Star Trek names" for our firstborn! My favorite episodes were probably the ones with the Borg. Resistance is futile....
  • Favorite Character
    I'll go with Spock. I always debated between he and Dr. McCoy as being the core character of the series (blasphemy, I know, to not say Kirk, but I have a reason...). McCoy is a close second as he is the emotional resonance of the series and the "everyman" in space, but I went with Spock because he as a character is shaped more by the event of the series (the show, the movies and even into the Next Generation era), and likewise he is pivotal in shaping events. He was the only character to appear in EVERY original series episode (not even Kirk was in all of them) and we got to see him evolve to have a grip on his emotions, only to see that control thrown into flux in the movies by his encounters with V'Ger in The Motion Picture (re-evaluating his attempt to purge himself of his emotions) and his own death and subsequent resurrection (the "trilogy" of Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and Voyage Home). In the later series, he has a major arc in a few Next Generation episodes and was a key player (the original Spock) in the events in the new JJ Abrahms movie. His struggles to reconcile his human self and his alien self make him, as Kirk says in the last scenes of Wrath of Khan "most human" (of all the souls Kirk has encountered in his travels).
  • Star Trek: TNG
    "The Best of Both Worlds, 1 and 2" are probably my favorite episodes of any Star Trek series, but I often reference "Schisms" - the TNG episode where some crew members are abducted and experimented on while they sleep because I sometimes feel like that when I wake up in the mornings!
  • Favorite Character response
    Spock, hands down.
  • It's only logical I win the tickets
    Spock--old or new--doesn't matter. Still drinking coffee from my Star Trek coffee mug right now, the one with the fancy heat activated transporter.
  • To boldly go...
    Loved the humor in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." (Remember when Spock subdued the punk on the bus?)
  • Star Trek
    Spock Rocks--nuff said!!
  • beam me up
    Spock Spock and Spock.........I like Spock
  • Like a poor marksman
    STII is my favorite movie because you've got to love a good Miranda-class starship, and the USS Reliant gets major onscreen love in that flick.
  • Make it so
    I'm wearing Pon Farr cologne right now...
  • Spock for the Win
    He's the man/vulcan/whatever....
  • Tribbles
    The trouble with...
  • Star Trek
    Kirk - AND...I...REALLY...MEAN...IT!
  • This one has it all...
    THE ENTERPRISE INCIDENT in the original series:

    1) Great "cold war" caper kind of storyline.

    2) Spock is a bit of a "playah" as he plays the Romulan commander's affections.

    3) Shatner out-Shatner's himself and wins the "I Out-Acted Bill Shatner" award for that year.

    Win, win, win...
  • That's Easy
    "Galaxy Quest" was my favorite Star Trek-ish movie.
    Loved almost all the Star Trek TV episodes and movies except for the first movie.
  • All of them.
    I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. I can't even decide if I like the original or the Next Generation better.
  • Star Trek double feature
  • Tribbles
    The Trouble with Tribbles.
  • Star Trek- The Voyage Home
    "Everybody remember where we parked."
  • Spock
    Definitely Spock.
  • Fan of the Show
    Growing up this was my favorite thing to do..watch old episodes of the original Star Trek. My favortie espisode was 'The Corbomite Maneuver' & my favorite character on the show was Harry Mudd
  • Wrath of Khan.
    The Wrath of Khan. Ricardo Montalban was such a bad ass!
  • Captain Sisko rocks! And so does "The Visitor"
    I HAVE to be one of THE most knowledgeable Trekkers in Indianapolis these days! I have watched all 727 episodes -- yes there have been 727 episodes in the entire Star Trek TV franchise, comprising six series (can you name them all? STAR TREK, STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, AND STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE) since 1966!

    And I think one of the very best characters ended up being Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, on DS9. He became an awesome character, and the story line on DS9 is one of those that will go down in history as one of the most thought-provoking in the entire ST franchise.

    Among the very best episodes was "The Visitor." Nominated for a Hugo award, the episode is often considered one of the very best story lines in Star Trek history -- and yet so many Trek fans don't even remember it!

    Can I have my tickets now? LOL

    Jim Brown
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Star Trek
    TNG The Best of Both Worlds parts 1 and 2 are awesome!
  • Star Trek
    name your favorite Star Trek character:

    Dr. McCoy because he doesn't mince words. He tells it like it is.


    Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan because it just rocks. KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

    or episode:

    City on the Edge of Forever because it ends on a downer. I'm glad they show even on Star Trek that life doesn't always have a happy outcome.
  • Star Trek iii
    Star Trek III is my favorite Trek movie. I'm probably all alone on that one.
  • hapless
    I think Barkley is adorable. Poor little guy just cannot get a break.
  • Reginald Barclay
    Reginald Barclay because the is the most tragic yet likeable character to appear on Star Trek

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