Dreamed I was aboard the new Enterprise last night -- with the fresh faced young crew that I haven't actually met at the cineplex, yet. (I know my tardiness lowers my trekkie status a bit. Which I'm sure will disappoint one segment of my readership and hearten another.)
As I walked around the halls with Spock, we were chatting about the difference between being in a star trek movie or television show and actually travelling aboard the enterprise.
Turns out that the reality of everyday life in the starfleet is a lot of boring measurements and technical commands and waiting and watercooler banter. Not even that much high drama amongst the crew. People are actually quite professional with one another. And frankly? They're mostly bored.
That was Spock's version at least. And from my observations it seemed right on.
I purposed in my heart that *THIS* would be the making of a good short film. To show people how life aboard the enterprise ACTUALLY is. Dull and normal. Just like our petty little bureaucracies in cubicles and crapped out offices.
That's the sort of TRUTH that film should be showing. I thought passionately in my dream. As I wandered the labyrinthian halls of the Enterprise with Spock.
I'm not totally sure that this will be my next short film project yet, but I know that the waking hours have only increased my enthusiasm for this brilliant idea. It's a sure crowd-pleaser.