Finally, Some New Star Trek News

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enterprise detail1 Finally, Some New Star Trek News

Right on the heels of saying the other day that there was no new info on JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek movie comes a bunch of detail courtesy of Harry Knowles over at

Grand movie site poobah Harry took Abrams’ up an an open offer to visit him whenever he was in L.A., and Abrams decided to take Harry to the editing bay for the movie.

Now keep in mind that Harry seems to be an old school Trek guy. I think we pretty much agree up to the point where he says he like Star Trek: Insurrection, which I thought was so forgettable that, well, I don’t remember much about the film any more.

He saw about seven minutes of footage including Ben Cross (Sarek) and Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson) holding a baby Spock on Vulcan, and a space shot of a starship 25 years pre-NCC-1701 that he thought was unlike anything he’d seen before in the way it was shot that left him very impressed. In addition he had a chance to view Chris Pine as Kirk, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Karl Urban as McCoy, who he thought was perfectly cast.

He also loved the look of the bridge and said that they used the classic uniforms.

I don’t want to steal his thunder, and the whole thing is definitely taking the time to read whether you’re looking forward to this reboot or are terrified of it.


Star Trek is scheduled to open on May 8, 2009

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  1. Awesome. :D

  2. Make it so.

  3. Being a HUGE Star Trek fan, I really hope they don’t mess this up. I don’t have much faith in this, but I will give it a chance.

  4. I’m a LOOOONG time Trek fan and my favorite series is TOS. Despite this, I’ve been cautiously optimistic regarding this film, perhaps because I feel that the previous folks in charge have driven it into the ground and murdered the franchise.

    I’m willing to give this a chance, I just hope they don’t screw it up.


  5. Sounds great. I’m diggin the original uniforms. !!

    Looks like Anthony over at trekmovie got snubbed. Haha.

  6. I thought Star Trek : Insurrection was kind of loosely based on James Hilton’s The Lost Horizon, a novel written in the 1930′s about a plane crash in the Himalayas and how the survivors find Shangra-La. I read the book and saw a lot of similarities between the movie and the book and it made me appreciate the movie more…I thought it was a good movie

  7. Maybe I need to revisit that one. Haven’t watched it since my initial viewing at the theater.


  8. Hey Vic!

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Well done sir!

  9. Fingers crossed on the new film.
    And I have always thought Insurrection got a bad rap.
    The space battles were not that bad.
    and frakes also gave us land based action as well.
    nothing wrong with mixing it up.

  10. Sweet. I love Star Trek…even more than Star Wars (if you can believe that!) I have enjoyed ALL the series and movies (although Nemesis was weak, as was ST 5), and I was HOPING that we would have a DS9 movie to kind of tie things up in that ST timeline before the prequel, but I can understand WHY they want to do the prequel first. I’m looking forward to this movie, but I HOPE it is MUCH MUCH better than Cloverfield!

  11. What you said Vic. Big TOS fan and believe the Kirk-Spock-McCoy triad is an iconic and Shakepearean one. The characters transcend the original actors and are open to interpretations by new performers.

    Having JJ on board is exciting, having Nimoy approve the script and come on board is very exciting: I trust his sensibilities, and having Giacchino write the score is equally exciting.

    I’m very excited for this.

  12. I found the same article on that site and was pretty excited. I think this movie will be amazing

  13. Wow, Vic!
    Thanks for the head’s up! After reading Harry’s impressions of his visit to the editing room, I must admit that what I hope for this film may actually occur.

    As a writer myself and ardent fan of Star Trek, I have often wondered when someone would FINALLY go back to the formula that launched this remarkable franchise in the first place…

    Spartan surroundings that actually complimented the characters, compelling relationships (that gave the characters wieght above the special effects), and a sense of tradition and history not soooooooooooo far removed from our current day legends.

    Granted, with the state of CGI and its obvious ability to take us “WHere no man has gone before”, too many studios use these special effects much like a drunk uses the nearest lamp post – for support instead of illumination.

    I hope (and believe) that Mr. Abrams will not let the iconic characters of this franchise suffer that fate.

    Keep the faith,


  14. I think most of you already know I am a huge Trekker; and if you don’t know, just look at my name, or call-sign. If this doesn’t work, a franchise that I have grown to love will be dead. The best part of this is that the group that wounded Trek (Berman, Braga) are not involved. I have great hopes that Abrams will infuse the Trek universe with “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”. qaplaQ!!!