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Okay, okay! It’s a slow morning…here’s a cast shot of the bridge. (Click for a bit larger pic.) WHOA! OLD SCHOOL MINISKIRTS WITH STATE OF THE ART LEDS. JJ, you may be on to something here. Plus…KARL URBAN as McCoy! It’s a good day.
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OTOH, here’s Eric Bana as villain Nero.

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ERIC BANA

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ERIC BANA

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ERIC BANA

NOOOOOOO! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ERIC BANA!

Oh, and PS: Is the fact that young Kirk and young Spock are touching chests in the EW cover a subtle nod to slash/yaoi? What do YOU think???

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  1. I hope that’s NOT the Enterprise bridge the crew is on…what the hell is Uhura standing behind? Is that her station? It looks like she’s the hostess at a restaturant or something. Another Hollywood crap fest is coming. Hollywood vanity has taken over when they should have keep more of the older look to it. Kirk’s command chair is different as well. Should have kept the 1966 look of construction for the stuff and just modernized that a bit to retain a primative Starfleet look. This bridge looks more sophisticated than the Next Gen bridge! Plus, these new uniforms SUCK ASS, I have another picture of the crew closer up and they have the same little rectangle patterns on them that the Spider-Man and Superman costumes used to give the illusion of shading. Ugh. Only the acting will save this pile of dog doo.

  2. I hope that’s NOT the Enterprise bridge the crew is on…what the hell is Uhura standing behind? Is that her station? It looks like she’s the hostess at a restaurant or something. Another Hollywood crap fest is coming. Hollywood vanity has taken over when they should have keep more of the older look to it. Kirk’s command chair is different as well. Should have kept the 1966 look of construction for the stuff and just modernized that a bit to retain a primative Starfleet look. This bridge looks more sophisticated than the Next Gen bridge! Plus, these new uniforms SUCK ASS, I have another picture of the crew closer up and they have the same little rectangle patterns on them that the Spider-Man and Superman costumes used to give the illusion of shading. Ugh. Only the acting will save this pile of dog doo.

  3. Given that it looks more like a cover for “Out”, I hope so. Male friends or co-workers who are not having sex with each other do not stand that close.

  4. “bit to retain a primitive Starfleet look.” But it’s not meant to primitive, it’s meant to represent the future to a modern audience who have turned their backs on Star Trek.

    “This bridge looks more sophisticated than the Next Gen bridge!”

    But so what? This is a film intended for people who don’t care about such things. I’m a life long Star Trek fan and I say thank god.

  5. “But so what? This is a film intended for people who don’t care about such things. I’m a life long Star Trek fan and I say thank god.”

    I’m their target audience and I’m thrilled about this movie.

    I’ve seen all the movies but only care for 2 & 3. And I tried to watch DS9 but only kept up for about 2 seasons. But I just can’t make myself enjoy most Star Trek. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with it, but it’s just not for me. But I cannot wait to see this movie.

    Of course, I completely sympathize with anyone who’s upset with changes they’ve made. If/when something I love is remade it always stings. But it doesn’t mean the originals aren’t still there for the folks that want them. For instance, I’m skipping “Watchmen,” “The Spirit,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”

  6. Hmm… if this is the future, does this mean the men will be wearing those miniskirts as well?

    I was under the impression this would deal with Kirk’s early days at Starfleet. (Still trying to figure out the timeline with Spock…) How do they deal with Captain Pike? And where was Chekhov hiding during the first season? Was he plotting the demise of the other navigators? (Hmm… Janice Rand, first season, Chekhov, second and third. Were they ever seen in the same room together?)

    That can’t be a training bridge, unless Kirk specifically requested his classmates to transfer over to the Enterprise when he took command.

    Anyway, I’ll go see it, just like I’ve seen every other Star Trek movie. This being an even-numbered Trek movie, it should be okay.

  7. > Hmm… if this is the future, does this mean the men will be wearing those miniskirts as well?

    They actually tried that for various background extras in TNG S1. The fact that they vanished forever with TNG S2 should tell you how well THAT went down.

    > Anyway, I’ll go see it, just like I’ve seen every other Star Trek movie. This being an even-numbered Trek movie, it should be okay.

    Umm… it’s the ELEVENTH movie. 11 is an odd number.

  8. I think they’re standing so close together because it’s a magazine cover if EW wanted both Kirk and Spock in close-up on the cover there’s not a whole hell of a lot of options for which to pose them.

    I’m as big a fan of reading comical slash subtext into things as anybody, but come on, people. You’re being silly.

    Anyhow, I think this looks pretty keen. I understand the skepticism of hardcore Trek fans, but it seems unreasonable to expect a return to the exact look of the original series 40 years later. What I’ve seen does a nice job of conveying that desired retro futurism look.

  9. I gotta say, that set looks much brighter than anything on DS9 and the later ST:TNG movies. Welcome to the new future!

    The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades!

  10. Okay, I found my brain from where it tumbled out onto the floor and rolled under the coffee table.

    I love that Star Trek can reinvent itself every few years. It’s like Robin Hood or King Arthur or The Thief of Bagdad movies or… uhm… Batman, yeah. We all get to play in its sandbox. And, yeah, I’m one of those types who was raised on nightly airings of classic Trek reruns and who can’t remember a time when I didn’t know the plot of every original episode and who has vowed to do the same to any children I might end up having.

    As long as the new sets and uniforms are aesthetically pleasing, the actors are enjoying themselves and love and respect the material, the plot doesn’t treat the audience as f they are gullible and stupid, and we get a few wacky hairdos, I’m on board for the fun.

    But mostly, I want some Karl Urban.

  11. I’m still not sure about this; but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if they can pull it off. Hopefully they will do a good job with this relaunch.

    As far as the cover with them standing close; (as a photographer) usually you have people stand closer in pictures than you would normally because they tend to look further apart in a photo; that’s why when you pose for a picture and you feel close already, the photographer comes in and moves you closer and makes you lean your head in more. With two guys on a close up shot like that, not a lot of other options. But what do I know, they could have been trying for something like what you said to with the slash/yaoi thing.

  12. And where was Chekhov hiding during the first season? Was he plotting the demise of the other navigators? (Hmm… Janice Rand, first season, Chekhov, second and third. Were they ever seen in the same room together?)

    It was established in Wraith of Kahn that Chekhov was on the Enterprise for at least part of the first season. (Khan reconized him remember). The novelization of that movie revealed that he was in Engineering before being transferred to the bridge crew, (he encountered Khan when Khan took over engineering) while technically the novelization is not “Cannon”, several other novels and comics have used this explaination as well, if the new movie establishes it on screen it becomes cannon.

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