One romantic night I serenaded RM with my rendition of “Star Trekkin'”
“Star Trekkin’ across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise under Captain Kirk.
Star Trekkin’ across the universe,
Only going forward ’cause we can’t find reverse.”
He looked at me in bewilderment – not only had he never heard of the song before (here it is on YouTube, dear) but I’d made a basic beginner’s error, mixing up Star Trek and Star Wars. So really, there was no chance that I’d understand 80% of the quips and quotes in Fanboys.
Four teenage friends and later one tagalong girl take a rickety van (decked up like one of the Star Wars spaceships apparently) and drive across the country to fulfili a scheme they devised in fifth grade – to break into Skywalker Ranch and steal a copy of the yet-to-be-released Star Wars Episode 1. Along the way, they battle some Trekkies, secretly meet William Shatner in Las Vegas and get treated by Carrie Fisher in hospital. There’s constant references to Star Wars scenes and dialogue which makes their antics seem even more ridiculous, and RM guffawed his way through most of it. Nevertheless, the rollicking road movie was highly enjoyable even for this non-Star Wars fan.