Hey, so here’s a way for me to get a post up without having to do much: Bitch about something! It’s quick (this time, at least), and you guys can either agree with me or tell me how far off the reservation I am.
All I want to do today is watch that piece of shit 2009 Star Trek one more time before my second watch of Into Darkness. I’m at work, and my PC’s disc drive hardly ever works, so the DVD I already have is out. So, I remembered it being on Netflix, and…nope, not there anymore. Amazon has it to rent for $3.99, as does Vudu. Buying it on Amazon will run you $9.99, and Vudu has it for $11.99. But the Blu-ray goes for $9.96 on Amazon, so why in the hell would I ever buy that digitally? And why would I rent something for 4 bucks when I could own it for $10?
I don’t even want to own that atrocity; I just want to have it fresh in my mind as I’m watching the new one. In case you’re wondering what my thoughts are on the 2009 reboot, here’s my review. In short, I don’t like it. It’s bad science fiction and treats its audience like a bunch of 5-year-olds.
If I don’t want to own it, I’m stuck right now with either paying 4 bucks for the HD rental or just giving up. I think I’m going to go with option B. I’ve already seen it two or three times, so it’s not that big of a deal. But man…digital pricing is. In particular, even more hilarious is Vudu’s pricing. They’re asking $22.99 for the HD version of Into Darkness, when the Blu-ray is $19.99 on Amazon. Get the hell out of here with that nonsense. Physical media will never degrade in quality; it will always be yours; and it looks sweet to have an actual collection on display. None of those attributes apply to digital content, so I’ll only ever use Vudu and all that other crap as a supplement to my actual movie collection.
Still, ugh. I just wanted to watch Deus Ex Spockina one more time. Oh, well. Would you eat it and rent Star Trek or follow in my impeccable footsteps and pass?
 I just remembered that this actually happened:
It appears Bones was called back to duty while on sabbatical in the mountains of Colorado, cultivating “herbal remedies.” Hell, he could have been space’s first dispensary doctor. But why wasn’t anything more made of ’70s Bones? I mean, holy shit. Look at that bling.