Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So have you seen the new Star Trek movie yet?

It was fabulous. The actors handled their characters well, and the entire movie struck an excellent balance between paying homage to a storyline that is as much a part of American life as many "real life" things and starting the whole thing over, so that new life was breathed into Star Trek.

While I was quite happy with the movie--so happy we saw it twice (see Marc's blog entry for more on that--one of three entries he did over the past few days)--this post isn't really about the movie. Rather, it's about the eye candy in the movie. Specifically, one particular piece of eye candy (and there are several very handsome specimens to choose from). I had seen most of the hotties in this movie in prior movies or TV shows, but one man who appears right at the beginning of the film got my attention. As in "WHO IT THAT?!" In the film, he plays George Kirk, father of Jim Kirk. The actor who plays him is an Australian named Chris Hemsworth. I found a few photos online. In case you haven't seen the movie, have a gander...


A little scruffy, but he was very clean-cut in the movie (befitting an officer, I suppose).




Of course, while he's handsome, he's not too well built. ;)





Too bad he won't be in the sequel. I guess I'll just have to look for him in other movies!

6 comments:

Alan said...

There's a rumor he may be cast in Kenneth Branaugh's "Thor" based on the comic book. So we'll have that to look forward to. :)

Greg said...

He was quite the dashing captain. I can just imagine him and Captian Nero in a slash fiction exchange....

I think I need a cold shower....

ATG said...

Um, yum!

Jess said...

Alan: I think I saw that on IMDB, so I guess it's going forward. I don't know if such a movie normally would interest me, but his presence in it may be reason enough!

Greg: How about a xxx-rated Trek backstory--"The Conception of Jim Kirk"? I don't care if it's straight sex; I'll watch him! ;)

ATG: Amen!

Pua; Bakin' and Tendin' Bar said...

Oh my Gawd! I'd lick Vegemite off of him!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

LOVED it!