Lex Petros: New Trek Updates!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Trek Updates!

Classic Duo and the "New" Classic New Duo
(...a little surreal don't ya think?)

Space, the final frontier.... Apparently the new Trek XI trailer is out in theaters and is said to play before the newest James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace. I was just having a chat with my buddy (and naturally, fellow Trekkie) Kenny Gordvyn this evening who described the prediliction of many Trekkies for chasing even the slightest glimpse of the teaser trailer back when Cloverfield was on the silverscreen not too long ago. Not suprising, considering the still immense support for the Roddenberry's franchise.
The bridge of the USS Enterprise. Apparently, JJ Abrams wanted all buttons and toggles 'functional' to perfecting dramatic story telling. Facinating!

USS Kelvin (presumably named after William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin,
the British physicist)

So, logic dictates that some will be watching the new Bond flick for the sake of catching the new Trek trailer. After all, the new pictures are out of (click on the link) tantalising Trekkies accross the world in anticipation of the movie's release in May 2009. The men in tight uniforms and baggie dress pants are back, with the exception of first glimpse of Kirk's black tunic which JJ Abrams, director of Trek XI discloses that it's part of the story. (remains to be seen...)

Reminiscent of the pose of the original crew of the USS Enterprise

She's beautiful...

What I think I really like about the movie is the "re-refitted" version of the USS Enterprise and Zoe Saldana (hot!) playing Uhura (and for the first time, I found out that her first name is 'Nyota'). Chris Pine plays Kirk whislt the quirky Zachary Quinto plays Spock, the indispensable duo in the classic series. Miracle worker and engineer, Montgomery Scott is played by Simon Pegg whilst Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy is played by Karl Urban. Let's not forget the helmsman, Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho.

On the other side, Eric Bana plays Nero, a Romulan Commander bent of precipitating war and threaten interstellar peace. Bana looks menacing with those pointy ears, tattoos and the cane he carries around. From Hulk to Romulan.... I think we have a worthy adversary against which the Enterprise's crew will attempt to thwart his plans of destruction.

If the Abrams hold true to his worth, then this movie will be a worthwhile adventure. I am keeping vigilant for updates and news. Hopefully, the latest instalment of the 'boldly goers' will be enought to set phasers to kill!

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