Friday, November 7, 2008

Star Trek , A New Beginning ?

I don't know if you think like i do, but i've always been surprised that Disney never acquired the rights to build a Star Trek attraction. Frankly, in the 70's the Star Trek universe would have fit perfectly in Tomorrowland, and later in the 80's it would have been also perfect for a Space pavillion in Epcot.

I know, Paramount got the rights and Universal studios Hollywood did the Star Trek Adventure FX show in the 80's, but when you see how well themed was the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas - now closed - i can't stop thinking that there was really the material for a big futuristic attraction at Disney theme parks.

Now, of course, it's too late, the Star Trek license is not as strong as it was before, although the new Star Trek movie which will be released May 2009 have some exciting elements.

If you know nothing about the story, here is what IMDB tell us about it:

"From director J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III," "Lost" and "Alias") and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("TRANSFORMERS," "MI: III") comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, "Star Trek," featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before.

Explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Amanda Grayson (Winona Ryder), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), McCoy (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekhov (Anton Yelchin). A Romulan, Nero (Eric Bana), and a much older Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are influences, as well as Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood), the first captain of the USS Enterprise."

In two words, this new Star Trek movie will be a prequel where we will have the pleasure to discover the Enterprise crew when they were young. And how these young Spock, Mc Coy, Scotty, Sulu and others do they look? Well, just like this. ( Click to see each picture above and below in big size )

A closer shot on the young Spock

...on the young Kirk

...and on the young Sulu

Of course, even young they need to fight a villain, and it's Nero, a Romulan.

It seems also that this young Mr Spock may have to fight with a traitor inside the Enterprise...

...and the young Captain will also be in jeopardy on what could be an ice planet...

But one of the most brilliant idea of this new movie is definitely the sequence of the making of the Enterprise. Well, the Enterprise is so huge that i should say the "building" of the Enterprise. You can see more of this amazing sequence on the first teaser below.

Here is some beautiful shots of the new Enterprise.

Of course, as new as it will be, the Enterprise will suffer some attacks, but, hey, we know the future, so we shouldn't worry too much about this magnificent space ship!

The movie was previously supposed to be released at Christmas 2008, but the release date was "pushed" to May 2009. In the meantime, you can have a look at the teaser below, or in High-Def HERE

One last picture for the road with a wallpaper picture, just like the one on the top.

All pictures and video: copyright Paramount Pictures


Cory Gross said...

I completely agree that Disney should have pursued Star Trek... It's a MUCH better fit for Disney's utopian vision than Star Wars.

It would be easy enough to change up anyways... Just switch out the Star Tours film from the Death Star to a Borg cube!

corruption said...


That "traitor" is Kirk.

Look closely at the photo. It's also been confirmed all around the web that's who it is in the photo, though I'm not quite sure what's going on to have led to such an event!

Anonymous said...

I just think nothing in the promo photos released yet, give me cause to not look at young Spock and think "BRAAAAAIINS..."

Anonymous said...

That's not the new Enterprise from the film. That's Gabe Koerner's version which has been out on the web for a year or more. Before we actually saw the new Enterprise, it was put forward as the real thing many, many times... but it's not.

Travel Pics said...

I see that JJ Abrams seems to like Zachary Quinto a lot! It's funny to see how much series actors become so popular with their show that they're hired for important roles like Mr Spock. Let's hope that he won't fall back into anonymous when Heroes ends...
I have to admit that he doesn't look so bad with this costume, even if i'm used to seeing him as Silar.