Oct 17, 2008

The Preliminary Frontier

If you listen really closely you can actually hear the internet buzzing right now. Why is it doing that? The first official shots from Star Trek have been released. And yes, they are awesome.

Five sites were given one picture a piece and boy are they all happy about it. Ugo.com got this group shot above, MTV won the view of the bridge, Eric Bana goes green again with JoBlo's shot of what the evil Nero looks like, Ain't It Cool News shows us why you never get on Spock's (Sylar's) bad side, IGN has Kirk chilling out and the U.S.S. Kelvin is revealed at TrekMovie.com. Click the links to see their respective high-res images. 

The images are paving the way for the Entertainment Weekly cover story featuring Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine on the cover itself. Poor Quinto above looks like a mannequin he's airbrushed so much but damn he makes a fine looking Spock. Oddly enough, for the first time in my life I'm not finding myself attracted to Karl Urban. That makes me sad.

Everything is looking pretty cool so far. The effects shots look good but not overdone, which I was worried about. The ships still have that older technology feel and the updated costumes look fresh and comfortable. A new trailer for Star Trek, which opens May 8th of next year, is supposed to air before the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace when it's released November 14th. I'm waiting anxiously to see it online soon after, I'm looking forward to seeing some actual action. Now if only I could stop this infernal buzzing...

8 comments:

mandyannemurray said...

Whoa, dang. They do look great. (Thanks for updating your fans on Facebook. :))

The Nerdy Bird said...

Awesome, the facebook thing worked! Thanks for letting me know. :)

CMed said...

Oh man, Spock looks so friggin' awesome! Also, did I spot Harold of White Castle fame in the group shot?

Eric said...

So I surfed around due to this news and discovered that Winona Ryder and Tyler Perry are also in it. The casting looks great and while Spock is spot-on, it appears that the actor portrayng Dr. "Bones" McCoy is remarkably close in appearance to DeForest Kelly. The kick in the pants the Star Trek franchise needs and it may pan out.

Blue Chair Blog said...

Who cares about Kirk? What about Captain Pike, the previous captain, and later disabled veteran?

We demand more!!!

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Blue Chair Blog said...

PS. Cmdr. Pike was always my favourite Hallowe'en costume when I was a kid!!

After all, 'tis the season ;-)

Randy said...

Yeah, I'd be more excited about seeing something with the Captain Pike years than a reimagining of Kirk, Spock and them.

The pictures look good, but I'm really underwhelmed about this movie. I really could care less about it.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Yup that is Harold, otherwise known as John Cho.

Winona Ryder is playing Spocks mom which I think is so cool.

Actually, while the movie is not focused on him, Pike will be in Star Trek.