Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Who Should I Dress Up As?

I know I'm tempting the green-eyed monster by writing this, but I have to make this announcement: I'm going to the "Philadelphia" Premiere of Star Trek on May 2, 2009. (Philadelphia is in quotes here, because the premiere is actually being held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is very close to my home town of Marlton.)

I'm very excited to see this movie, as anyone who has had the misfortune of reading this blog on a regular basis already knows. I'm even more excited I don't have to wait until May 8th to see it on the big screen.

I've been to two premieres/advance screenings before, and I must say, it is an entirely different experience than regular movie-going. The audience attending the premiere consists of people rabidly excited to see the film. The theater has a charged atmosphere about it, and you don't have to worry about any ignorant a--holes talking on cell phones, being obnoxious, or otherwise ruining a cinematic moment for you. Just the opposite, in fact.

My wife and I were lucky enough to see Shaun of the Dead at an advance screening. Every seat was filled, everyone clapped at the beginning and the end, and one out of every two was dressed up as a zombie.

So, in keeping with the customs of the movie premiere, my question is this: who should I dress up as?

a) Captain Kirk (with a rug, of course)

b) Khan (with a fake He-Man chest, of course)

c) Spock (with fake ears of course)

d) Uhura

e) A Jedi Knight (to piss off the Trekkies, Trekkers, and Borg that show up)

f) Other

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment. Live long and prosper.

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Special thanks to my sweet mother-in-law, Helene, for winning the tickets by listening to Oldies 98. We love going to the movies together.

27 comments:

Phil Stiefel said...

Go as Dr. Lazarus.... the better of all the sci fi movies... ha

Nathanael Green said...

D.

Good god, you know it HAS to be D!

Brian O'Rourke said...

Phil,

By Grabthar's Hammer, I shall avenge you.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Nate,

How far should I take the gag? Should I pretend I'm there to see the premiere of Episode III? Should I try to use the Jedi mind trick on people to cut in line and get better seats?

Nathanael Green said...

No, no.

D is Uhura! That would be key.

Or as a second option, you could go as an Ewok. Not a wookie. An Ewok. A 6-foot-plus Ewok.

Perfect.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Nate,

My reading comprehension skills suck, apparently.

You have to do a blog post about your "Ewok Adventure" someday.

The Sobriquets said...

How about dressing as JJ Abrams so you can try to sneak on stage and give the pre-screening speech. Thick glasses, crazy hair, weird t-shirt with a suit jacket, unusual speech patterns... You know what I mean?

The Sobriquets said...

Or option K - Jerry Seinfeld.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Sobriquets/Borg,

I always had a sneaking suspicion that JJ Abrams played the Verizon "Can you hear me now?" guy when not directing, producing, or otherwise taking over Hollywood.

Brian O'Rourke said...

I can't pull Jerry S off anymore. I'd need to drop about thirty to have a chance.

Phil Stiefel said...

Man those pics I told u I found from spring break showd the time when u could pulll a Jerry off

Brian O'Rourke said...

Phil,

"What do you mean I look like Jerry?"

Speaking of the good ole days, you and I need to go see Dice Man together someday. He was fantastic last week, hasn't changed a bit.

Rita Vetere said...

Spock would be the logical choice. Yes, I vote Spock.

:-)

Brian O'Rourke said...

Rita,

I think you might be on to something, because my wife always accuses me of being half-human, as Spock was.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Rita,

BTW, have you seen Shaun of the Dead? You probably have, but if you haven't, I think it'd be right up your alley.

seanag said...

Shaun of the Dead is great.

I say go as Gene Roddenberry.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Seana,

Maybe I should be a Gene Roddenberry zombie?

Have you seen Hot Fuzz? I think I prefer it to SOTD, but both are great movies.

Rita Vetere said...

Brian--

Just so you know, I'm expecting pictures to be posted of this event :-)

P.S. - Believe it or not, I haven't seen SOTD. So many movies, so little time...

Brian O'Rourke said...

Rita,

You raise a good point. When I posted this originally, it was all one big joke...but now I realize people are expecting me to dress up and do something crazy. Guess I'll have to now. Ah well. Ad Majorem Blogi Gloriam, as they say.

seanag said...

Translation please, for the Latinly illiterate among us.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Seana,

"For the greater glory of the Blog."

I had four years of Latin in high school, and the only reason I was able to come up with that is because it's a play on the school's motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam--"For the greater glory of God."

Rita Vetere said...

ROFLMAO! Blogi?

Brian O'Rourke said...

Rita,

Talk about a bastard of a word, huh? I took a late twentieth century English noun and added an "i" to it so it would appear a Latin word from two thousand years ago in its genitive case. And then the word "blog" is of course a shortening of the term "web log."

Nathanael Green said...

Brian,

We've been stealing Latin words for the past thousand years. It's time we gave them one. Besides, it's not like all those Latin speakers are going to come up with their own word for it, the slackers.

So ... is the nominative then blogus?

Brian O'Rourke said...

Nate,

Couldn't agree more. What has Latin done for us recently?

I'm thinking you're right, "blog" would be a second declension noun, thus:

Nominative - blogus, blogi
Genitive - blogi, blogorum
Dative - blogo, blogis
Accusative - blogum, blogos
Ablative - blogo, blogis

Dr. Bender of St. Joe's Prep would be proud.

seanag said...

I did study Ancient Greek, which has similar declensions, so I at least have some idea what you all are talking about.

Zombie Roddenberry sounds good. As we know, zombies are all the rage right now...

Brian O'Rourke said...

Seana,

I liked Greek more than Latin, as Greek only had four cases as opposed to Latin's five.

I heard they use Roddenberry's wife's voice for the computer again in this movie, recording her shortly before she passed away, which is pretty cool.