Friday, October 17, 2008

Boldly Go 2.0


Yesterday a small group of pictures surfaced on the internet. The pictures were released by Paramount Pictures and they give us (dyed in the wool Geeks and other interested parties) the first real glimpse of what the next Star Trek film is going to look like; how it fits into cannon and, maybe – just maybe, how much respect and love the filmmakers have for the property. If the pictures (which were individually given to major geek sites to disseminate to the masses) are any indications then J.J. Abrams and Co. have risen to the challenge. Aint It Cool News was one of those sites and they have posted links and images to Star Trek 11 right here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38759.

Go on… check ‘em out.

The first is a publicity shot that I’m not really taken with. It looks more like a CGI Spock instead of; well… Spock. The next is the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly, which apparently has a thing or two to say about the new movie. Scroll down to get to the real meat of the matter and BAM! Star Trek is back.

Please allow further for an extended geek moment that only someone with a love for most things Star Trek would care about. (NOTE: now is the time to move on if this is not your bag, Baby.) For this fan the shot on the bridge proves to be a nice modernization of the original; plus it’s brighter and easier to film. If you notice the shot is taken from the science officer (Spock)’s position. The command chair looks as iconic as it should and navigation and helm are in their appropriate positions. The standing console that is next to Bones 2.0 (Karl Urban) harkens back to Christopher Pike’s ship from the original pilot and re-imagined in “The Menagerie”. I assume that engineering is located either to the left of the console or is part of the console itself. The Turbo lift behind Kirk is gone replaced by other consoles. I bet this bridge has a bathroom.

The pictures look jaw droppingly amazing. Zachary Quinto is the second coming of Mr. Spock; unbelievable. Chris Pine, Kirk 2.0 is striking some very Shateresque poses too. How about that shot of the crew minus Spock? Wonderful picture, although Chekov (Anton Yelchin) looks a tad out of place. Then again he is supposed to. How about Simon Pegg in the background channeling the ship’s engineer, Mr. Scott? Oddly enough, I’m really excited about hearing Pegg’s brogue; it’s essential to the character. I have no doubt he’s going to nail it. Zoe Saldana is just plain hot in the role of Lt. Uhura. I'm looking forward to seeing how her character is going to be developed. How about John Cho as Sulu and Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy? This is inspired casting.

So there you have it. After a long and slow decline I’m proud to report that Star Trek is back. Star Trek 11 or Star Trek 0, or Star Trek – Whatever the Movie is Going to be Named, opens on May 9, 2009.

12:01 for 1701. No doubt.

5 comments:

goooooood girl said...

So good......

Evil Chicken said...

Goooooood Girl, I can tell by the sultry “come hither” look in your eyes and the way that your golden hair reflects the almost natural lighting, that you have always had a deep appreciation of and are most certainly, a fan of Star Trek.

Oh yes.

Don’t try to hide it. Don’t play coy with me. You can be yourself here. Oh the sheer numbers of women, such as you, who flock to a Star Trek or Star Wars, fan! We have to beat you off with inflatable lightsabers. It’s astonishing really (and the secret of the in crowd at all those Star Trek conventions that people mock). Mother Hen, my wife, has lost count of the groupies for science fiction fans such as yours truly. I have always been astonished at just how attractive we (science fiction fans) are to the ladies. Why fight it, Goooooood Girl? If you were a phaser, you’d be set to stunning!

Giggidy giggidy.

Unless you’re just a Spam Bot soliciting my Gentle Readers with unwanted services on my blog. But that would be against the rules… right?

Merci said...

Online poker, huh? Guess a spambot got through the word verification test, huh?

I haven't followed the Star Trek movies over the decades, but I enjoy the show enought that I might go to see this.

Pax Romano said...

Dude,

goooood girl is really The Borg Queen!!!!

Evil Chicken said...

Pax, I think you’re onto something.

BEWARE the HIVE COLLECTIVE!

By the by… the Borg were only Next Generation an incarnation of Trek that I loved. BUT James T. Kirk and the crew of the original Enterprise will always hold a special place in my heart. I remember watching syndicated episodes with my dad and lapping up each and every birth of a geek moment.

Good times… good times.