IESB Reports Same Info As

In a new article, IESB is reporting that they have ‘new’ rumors about Star Trek XI. Apparently they are hearing the some of the same things that is hearing (and published over a week ago in our latest Trek XI Update). Specifically that a draft is complete, Abrams has held auditions, the film includes Scotty & Pike, and the story jumps around in time. Hopefully IESB’s ‘close source to the film’ wasn’t just reporting what he read on, but is actually confirming our report. If you missed it, make sure to read our latest Trek XI Update for even more details on Star Trek XI.   

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Captain Pike
January 11, 2007 6:31 pm

What about Gary Mitchell? You don’t want to make him angry….

Duane Boda
January 11, 2007 6:43 pm

Well….wouldn’t that be fine if they truly could use all of the technology thats currently available to bring back all of the loved characters that could hold
this film together and tell a good story all at the same time.
Bringing in Gary Mitchell would be good too. Is the actor who portrayed him still alive? Not that you could use him but if somehow they could use his voice and make the needed changes to make it as authentic as possible when he was in the episode in question then that would be great.
The technology to make it happen exists the HUGE question is of course will the story hold up and be worthwhile? We can only hope so. Lets tie up the loose ends that Star Trek left for various characters in the stories that were never quite complete.

January 11, 2007 6:44 pm

Ha ha, congrats to for pwning IESB. Keep up the good work, Anthony!

January 11, 2007 7:25 pm

Well, this is to be expected. Of course Scotty would be a character, since it’s been established he was on the Enterprise before Kirk, and it only makes sense that Pike would appear – at least in order to officially transfer command over to Kirk (like in the TNG double-episode “Chain of Command”). Here’s hoping they also include Gary Mitchell.

Adam Cohen
January 11, 2007 8:46 pm

Capt. Christopher Pike and Lt. Montgomery Scott!

Well, what’s nice about all of this peripheral character information is that it corroborates an important fact: we are almost definitely going to see the original Enterprise onscreen again. That’s going to be nothing short of awesome.

January 12, 2007 12:23 am

Oh, very exciting and I am overjoyed to hear of the possible inclusion of Pike and Scotty. Hopefully they will include Pikes Number One and Dr Boyce. Also including these characters follows Star Trek Canon. Remember during this time, Spock was battling hard to control his emotions and his ‘human half.’ For example, the ‘overkeenness’ in his voice when he said, “Check the circuit, can’t be the screens then”. And his board smile when he saw and heard the vibrating and musical blue flowers on Talos IV. Well that was during his first 5 year mission with Pike. He had somewhat ‘found himself’ before he met Kirk. But I must agree with the inclusion of Gary Mitchell. He did play a big part in Kirks early days and the begiining of his 5 year mission. It’s important for JJA to find someone that looks, sounds and acts like the original Mitchell and Pike.

January 12, 2007 12:25 am

Yes, and I forgot to mention, it looks like we will see the original Enterprise. Hope they remember what she looks like!!

Trekweb Forever!!!
January 12, 2007 1:22 am

5, 7 – You sure the Enterprise will look like it did in TOS? I think that’s iffy…

And all this trying to find actors that all look, act, sound like Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Mitchell and Pike is too much. They’re not going to get it THAT close, guys.

Adam Cohen
January 12, 2007 1:43 am


Well, I think certain things you can apply a degree of flexibility to, namely actors and sets. But there is an overall “Star Trek” design motif that I doubt the filmmakers will abandon- namely a bridge set that is circular in configuration, etc. But the Starship Enterprise is iconic. I think the configuration of the ship will remain the same, and if anything they will add detail to the existing design where its deemed beneficial. Do I expect an exact replica? No (but I would be pleased as punch if they did keep the big E model the same). I do expect a starship that will look 90% like the original, and with enhancements that serve to augment the look, not deviate with “flames” on the paintjob, a la “The Transformers” movie.

Adam Cohen
January 12, 2007 1:51 am

To add to my post above:

I think there is room for nostalgia here. I don’t doubt that there will be changes in a lot of details with respect to design work. I do think that the filmmakers can have their cake and eat it too in many areas. If it is so desired that the new movie be so different from the orignal series’ aesthetics, then why not do a clean reboot and have a clean slate continuity-wise? Take for example the “present-day” scenes with Shatner and Nimoy. If they are dressed in Starfleet attire, do you expect them to be wearing anything other than uniforms what they’ve worn in Treks II-VII? Maybe they could wear “new” looking non-duty duds, but they should probably fit within the existing design parameters (like the field fatigues Kirk and Co. wore on Nimbus III in Trek V). So they can have “new” stuff inserted into the movie, but starting everything from scratch, including those scenes with Shatner and Nimoy, would be a bit over the top.

January 12, 2007 2:11 am

They should wear the uniform of the day. That’s already the established uniform. It did change a little from Pike to Kirk, particularly around the collar. Also the jackets worn during Pikes ‘away missions’ (To use a TNG term) was different to Kirks 5 year mission. As were the phasers. This should all be reflected. But a complete change in the uniform and hardware is simply wrong. Also, the phaser beams should be the same as well.

January 12, 2007 4:12 am

I think people should be prepaired for a lot of changes. I also hope the E remains basicly the same, just add extra detail. See poeple in windows etc. But I doubt they’ll keep the uniforms, too sixties. Hope the brige remains the same, but to quote Bones, “Yuo know Engineers they love to change things” , the same goes for set designers.

Trekweb Forever!!!
January 12, 2007 6:12 am

There is no way we’re seeing the exact same bridge from TOS. Maybe an updated version of it, but not the same. Not in a movie that’s supposed to bring in the young crowd and the non-fan.

Sam Belil
January 12, 2007 6:14 am

TDave #11-Hit it right on the button!!!!

This is GREAT NEWS — but Gary Mitchell MUST BE IN THE MOVIE!!! Same type of uniforms (even if it means no mini-dresses) that were worn in “The Cage” and “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, and same (at least as close as possible) interior look of the Enterprise in those two episodes. Other than that, What STOS fan cannot possiibly be VERY EXCITED about this???????

January 12, 2007 7:36 am

#8, I was watching the Brady Bunch movie the other night (the one from 1995 w/ Shelly Long and Gary Cole) and it was amazing how much the actors looked like the Brady’s, not only because of their physical resemblance, but also because the clothing and hairstyles were very similar to the old series, and they nailed the mannerisms and voices. It can definitely be possible to get not only good actors, but also actors that really resemble the original cast. I think it will go much further in selling the illusion.

New Horizon
January 12, 2007 7:52 am

#15 – The Brady Bunch movies were parodies of the original. I want strong performances, not strong resemblances.

On another note….what happened to all the comments on the “WNMHGB” preview post? I’m hoping that the comments weren’t removed because a few of us were mildly critical of the efforts of CBS Digital. I would be very disappointed if this site started censoring comments to that degree.

January 12, 2007 7:56 am

This report is so obviously culled from earlier sources like that it’s ridiculous. :lol:

John N.
January 12, 2007 8:06 am

blah blah canon… canon canon blah… blah blah blah blah CANON.

Or else it well suck. ;)

January 12, 2007 9:29 am

I guess William Shatner himself was the secret source for Robert Sanchez!

January 12, 2007 9:32 am

Look… ah forget it.

I don’t have the energy today. Maybe later I will. But not now.

Some of you folks are going to be very disappointed with your blue dress socks is alls I am going to say right now.



January 12, 2007 11:27 am

#15, yeah, now take that idea and put it in a movie that’s not a parody. My point is it can be done, whether it’s a parody or not. That said, I don’t fall into the camp where the movie will suck if the actors don’t resemble the original actors exactly. My main concerns are a good story and strong performances. I obviously want the Enterprise to resemble the Enterprise, but am personally looking forward to an updated design for the TOS Enterprise.

January 12, 2007 11:32 am

In fact, someone posted designs that were done by the kid that was in Trekkies in one of these comment sections a couple weeks ago, and I really liked them. It was very obviously the Enterprise, but updated with a sleeker look and more detail.

January 12, 2007 12:18 pm

Regarding Uniforms…

About the only thing I liked on the cartoon thread was the drawing of the Captain’s uniform. For the TOS-era, I’d be okay with a blending of TOS-era colors with the TWOK-era uni’s. IMO, that drawing was respectful of Canon and creative at the same time.

January 12, 2007 1:46 pm

Hitch, don’t be so arrogant!

January 12, 2007 4:50 pm

Re Starship Enterprise design…I’ll be dissapointed if they don’t change/re-interpret it, to some degree.It’s so associated with the original cast and movies.I do think they should keep the saucer with 3 pods configuration with some features to tie into the old one.The new one will have to convey mass and be even more believable than the 8 ft. studio model could ever be.One thing that troubled me about that model was that stupid series of windows on the secondary(pod-shaped)hull.There’s a shot they use where she’s passing from above your P.O.view and as you look up theres fuzzy cotton-like mass clinging to the windows and a featurless hollow interior.Obviously because it’s a hollow model with a light bulb and some much needed finish work.The model itself is pretty dull and static.

January 13, 2007 4:34 am

I don’t care that much what they change with one exception. They can’t change the Enterprise to any great extent. They do that then it is no longer Trek. It becomes nearly as pointless as the Lost In Space Movie.

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