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...