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 AintItCool.com.
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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