On Sunday we drove to the Maplewood State Park
in Minnesota. It was a lovely day for a walk around one of the lakes as we looked if we could see any animals. The Prof saw a frog and a chipmonk and we all saw several birds but the only other animals we all saw were horses ridden by riders who brought them to the park. I guess they are smart and try their best to avoid humans (I don't blame them).
Last night we saw the International Space Station cross the sky. It just looked like a bright star quickly moving overhead but it was interesting seeing it knowing that there are humans in space.
Today the Prof and I went to see "Star Trek Beyond" and we both agreed it was a lousy movie. J. J. Abrams, who directed the first two reboots and produced this one, is a huge fan of "Star Wars" and so he star warred "Star Trek" :( It was truly skiffy (something that only looks like science fiction but isn't - like comic book movies) and, as I've written before, I think Roddenberry is spinning in his orbit as he looks down on what Paramount had done to his creation. The Prof is a physicist and told me how bad the science was (as did Copernicus here
). It hasn't made as much money as the previous two though I hear they plan to do a fourth movie where Jim Kirk somehow meets his father. The reboot actors are probably now older than the original cast was in 1966. I'm hoping one day someone will make a movie worthy of being a successor to the original series just like Star Trek was a successor to "Forbidden Planet".
ETA: There were a few lines by Krall the STB villain that reminded us of Trump! Let's hope he's defeated just like the movie character (though I'm not wishing him dead).