I couldn’t help bouncing as we got snacks for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Yeah, yeah, fan bias abounds. I get it. But it’s science fiction, and it’s well-crafted and it’s action/adventure, and it’s set in the Trek universe (or near enough) that I’m a willing and excited consumer.
The snack bar girl looked at me funny after I did the bounce, and I explained, “We’re seeing Star Trek.”
“Oh!” she said, and I thought I had a kindred spirit until she followed with, “You’re one of those . . . Trekkies . . . or whatever they’re called.”
Or, ya know, I’m a customer being over-charged for popcorn and sugar water.