The summer movie season has more or less wrapped up (though this weekend's double dose of horror in the form of "Halloween II" and "The Final Destination" will certainly be getting my hard-earned dollars), so it's time to pick the winners and losers of the season. The clear top choice, at least in my eyes? "Star Trek." The iconic series got an almost-perfect reset at the beginning of the summer, owed primarily to the pitch-perfect performances from Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Chris Pine (Kirk). The latter celebrates his 29th birthday today. The actor was previously best known as the love interests of Lindsay Lohan and Anne Hathaway in "Just My Luck" and "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," respectively. But "Star Trek" represents his true breakout role, as he managed to capture the quick-thinking swagger of the Captain Kirk character, first established by cult legend William Shatner in the original television series. Up next for Pine? Outside of an assumed "Star Trek" sequel down the line, he'll star in the Tony Scott-directed action film "Unstoppable," which also stars Denzel Washington and is scheduled to hit cinemas late next year.
What better way to celebrate the birth of Hollywood's latest space star than with A Flock of Seagulls' "Space Age Love Song"? The band always did seem like they came from another planet anyway — especially considering frontman Mike Score's hair.