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First Official Photos From New Star Trek Movie 410

Philias Fog writes "The most secret project in Hollywood is finally lifting its skirt. Today Paramount released a number of images for their new Star Trek movie directed by JJ Abrams. Shots include images of the bridge of the Enterprise, the villain Nero, a ship (not the Enterprise) and all of the crew in uniform. has a complete set of photos and links to all the new shots."
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First Official Photos From New Star Trek Movie

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  • Spock (Score:5, Funny)

    by gijoel ( 628142 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:45AM (#25398195)
    I can't get over the fact that Zachary Quinto (Sylar) from Heroes is Spock. I keep expecting that the plot will be about a bunch of scalped corpses being found all over the Enterprise.
    • Re:Spock (Score:5, Funny)

      by Alicat1194 ( 970019 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:51AM (#25398261)
      Mind-meld, mind removal, it's all the same.
    • Re:Spock (Score:5, Funny)

      by Notquitecajun ( 1073646 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:57AM (#25398345)
      Yeah, no kidding. Poor Quinto has pretty much a ruined career, because EVERY time I see him on screen I'll be thinking, "Can't trust him! That's Sylar! Kill him now or it's gonna get worse!!!"
      • by RulerOf ( 975607 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @09:17AM (#25398539)
        That honestly depends on how good of an actor he is.

        I had no idea that I would end up loving Leonardo DiCaprio as much as I do now when I saw him in Titanic. But after seeing movies like Catch Me if You Can and The Aviator, you'll understand how simply being a good actor can negate these kinds of labels.
        • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

          by Bandman ( 86149 )

          My wife and I struggle with that all the damned time. I keep wanting to see him as a pretty boy whiner kid, but like you said, he keeps doing things like that. I eventually forgot that it was him in Blood Diamond. He's a good actor, as much as I hate to admit it.

        • by mdielmann ( 514750 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @12:09PM (#25401183) Homepage Journal

          Having watched a few episodes of Heroes this season, I'd say Quinto is a better actor than the character of Sylar called for until this season. I'm prepared to lay all the shitty lines he's had on the writers at this point, and not his two-dimensional acting. In two episodes, thanks to the joy of time travel, you see him as the classic psychotic villain, someone who's looking at his life and wondering if perhaps there's a better way, and a father who's desperately fighting his demons to give his kid the life he never had. And they were convincing, to me anyway.
          I think he'll play a Vulcan a million times better than what's-her-name from Enterprise, and give a respectable portrayal of Spock. His biggest problem is going to be acting in the shadow of Leonard Nimoy.

  • Most secret (Score:2, Troll)

    by Rob Kaper ( 5960 )

    Indeed, I didn't even know they were still trying to make a buck from this franchise. :D

    • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) *
      Paramount will beat that horse LONG past the point where it's dead, buried, decomposed, and reduced to dust. My God, when you've lowered yourself to recruiting Scott Bakula as your starship captain, you'll do ANYTHING.
  • by Splab ( 574204 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:48AM (#25398221)

    leaves me wondering why they put a kid in charge of a space ship...

  • Is it just me... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Darundal ( 891860 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:50AM (#25398247) Journal
    ...or were you expecting something closer to the series insofar as ship design is concerned? After seeing the pics of the shuttle (specifically, the control console) I figured that the ship interiors would be tastefully done updates, not complete redesigns.
  • by bugeaterr ( 836984 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:53AM (#25398281)

    Why don't.... you... people.... ..... .....
    Get a life!

  • Though, I could use some escapism right about now!
  • Those uniforms (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Fri13 ( 963421 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:54AM (#25398301)

    ST:NG had good uniforms. All the uniforms looks like joggin suits on those shots. No style, no correct tags and rankings etc.

    Check out the Star-Trek Next Generation season 5-6 uniforms what example a Jean-Luc Picard had. []

  • Pike/Spock Retcon (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Culture20 ( 968837 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:55AM (#25398311)
    So Spock's not in Pike's crew at this time, and not wearing the older gold/beige uniforms?
  • Plot synopsis (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Notquitecajun ( 1073646 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:55AM (#25398315)
    It's JJ Abrams, which means we get to start out in the middle of the story, backtrack to "where it all began," and finish up with a fun-filled exciting resolution!

    MI:III I'm betting was just a rehash of an unused ALIAS script.

    Not that he does bad work, it's just a little repetitive after a while.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Zymergy ( 803632 ) *
      Abrams loves to use the classic literary device named "in medias res" (Latin for "into the middle of things") []
      Hope this movie is very well done and that the acting.... for... Kirk.... is... Overacted... IN... The ... True... Shatner... Style... (Though it will be very hard for any new Trek movie to top Montalban's Kahn villain character though...)
  • Why!?! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by flajann ( 658201 ) <fred.mitchell@g[ ]de ['mx.' in gap]> on Thursday October 16, 2008 @08:56AM (#25398321) Homepage Journal
    Why oh why are they doing a remake of the old generation? I would much rather see something fresh and new. There is no way I will accept this "Spock" as being the Spock I grew up with!!!!!!!!!!
  • is either gonna be a spectacular failure or spectacular success

    now after watching cloverfield and lost i think the chances of this being a success are diminishing

  • I hate Hollywood. (Score:2, Insightful)

    by McFortner ( 881162 )
    Are there any beloved childhood memories that Hollywood hasn't raped the corpse of yet?

    Speed Racer: check
    Battlestar Galactica: check
    Star Trek: check
    Buck Rogers: pending
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by 91degrees ( 207121 )
      Buck Rogers: pending

      They did that in the 70's. The classic Buster Crabbe cinema serial dates back to the 30's, and the character dates to the late 20's.

      Hollywood has been raping childhood memories for a lot longer than you might think.
    • by grub ( 11606 ) <> on Thursday October 16, 2008 @09:42AM (#25398891) Homepage Journal
      The current Galactica is far superior to the tripe from my childhood. I'm probably in the minority but I really did enjoy Enterprise as well. Voyager with Captain Duck got lame fast.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Jesus_666 ( 702802 )
      They didn't do (as in "rape") Captain Future yet. Although one could argue that the Japanese already did that to the literary figure.

      Well, whatever they do, a Captain Future movie would be met with disapproval in Germany. We're used to having a version of Captain Future with our own special sound track (that, in my opinion, is vastly superior to the original one). In no way would we agree to a Captain Future movie with background music that doesn't sound like Feinde greifen an or Hurra, wir fliegen, not
  • Speaking... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DougF ( 1117261 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @09:08AM (#25398453)
    As someone who watched TOS on a black and white 9" TV with a towel under the door to hide the light from my parents (it was on after bed time)...I welcome a "refreshing" of the Star Trek ensemble. The key to success will be the script, not the special effects, a lesson not learned in a few previous Star Trek and most Sci-Fi movies...
  • by Stavr0 ( 35032 )
    The first picture looks like it was taken from Star Trek New Voyages. The resemblance between John Kelly as Bones and Karl Urban is uncanny.
  • The ship looks way too modern to be anything like something which is actually meant to be *older* technology than what we saw in the 60s. The casting is also terrible; the actors don't look anything like the originals at all.

    Star Trek is dead. It died with First Contact. People need to accept that and move on, as do the profiteers responsible for this turkey.

  • Hmmm (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ZDRuX ( 1010435 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @09:52AM (#25399023)
    I looked at the vidcaps and didn't see Picard. This movie has failed already.
  • Simon Pegg as Scotty (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Meoward ( 665631 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @09:54AM (#25399063)

    It's a good thing we have Shaun on board to keep this re-animated corpse under control.

    (Actually, I think it's really cool that he's involved. Might even make it worth watching.)

  • Alternate (Score:5, Informative)

    by waveformwafflehouse ( 1221950 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @10:11AM (#25399341) Homepage
    More here []
  • Arrgghh (Score:3, Funny)

    by cherokee158 ( 701472 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @11:27AM (#25400557)

    Does anyone else think the bridge photo looks like a bad SNL sketch of Star Trek? Why does Uhuru look like she is about to check and see if our table is ready?

  • by Nethead ( 1563 ) <> on Thursday October 16, 2008 @01:03PM (#25401955) Homepage Journal

    I must be getting old but it looks like a high school production of TOS to me.

  • Question (Score:4, Funny)

    by rlp ( 11898 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @01:15PM (#25402153)

    I lost track, is this an even or odd Star Trek movie?

  • by pugugly ( 152978 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @04:23PM (#25404787)

    I am *so* looking forward to this - a young Kirk shows his stuff before he becomes the legend he was in later life in a never before referenced adventure that completely ignores all prior continuity, but the entire crew of the Enterprise happens to be there for.

    I especially waiting on the next one, "Star Fleet Babies" where the entire crew of the Enterprise, being kept by odd coincidence in a babysitting clinic run by Amanda Rogers in Iowa, save the young federation from a very young Trelane of Gothos and the baby borg he teleports in after baby Spock beats him at chess.


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