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Bobby
July 26, 2007 7:35 pm

AP you are awesome! Thanks for the dedication!

Will
July 26, 2007 7:36 pm

Second! :-p

Duane Boda
July 26, 2007 7:39 pm

You’re right…..couldn’t see much or hear much
All I felt was missing was that I wasn’t wearing
false teeth or sitting in a wheelchair….its about
how I felt as I watched this….Oh well….He tried!

Will
July 26, 2007 7:42 pm

I don’t know if I like the fact that he was a “Star Wars kid” rather than a “Star Trek kid” but as long as he is a “Star Trek Adult”/Trekkie then he should be OK.

Ro-Dan
July 26, 2007 7:46 pm

This site is amazing. Thank you very much for all of the exciting updates today, Anthony. I am so thrilled for this movie.

Nelson
July 26, 2007 7:49 pm

Thanks again for posting the video of the Star Trek panel presentation! Great!

VOODOO
July 26, 2007 7:49 pm

I Agree with Ro-Dan this is a great site.

Anthony:Thanks for everything

jonboc
July 26, 2007 7:55 pm

Its so great to see the enthusiasm of Nimoy and the others. Trek , old school, back in 08. Now I’m officially excited.

Thanks for the vid!

VOODOO
July 26, 2007 8:04 pm

After so many years of such mediocre/watered down Star Trek. It was thrilling to see the great Leonard Nimoy take the stage and re-join the ST universe he helped create.

To me that was the moment (7/26/07) where Star Trek was reborn. Just knowing Leonard Nimoy is behind the script of this film gives me a tremendous amount of confidence that Star Trek is back.

Next up (mark my words) will be a major press conference to announce the new Kirk as well as return of William Shatner as James T Kirk.

Shatner will make the film complete and create worldwide headlines at the same time.

Shatner’s presence will put a nail in the coffin of the last era of ST (that nearly killed the franchise) and announce to the world that the real ST (the one the public cares about) is back in business.

J.J. don’t let Shatner get away.

“I don’t believe in no win scenarios”

Get Shatner back in the fold and this is a no lose scenario for everyone.

Nathan
July 26, 2007 8:09 pm

I have to say I’m really encouraged by Nimoy’s enthusiasm for the film. If the director of Treks III and IV (one of the best Trek films, in my opinion) says a script is good, you bet he knows what he’s talking about. I’m guessing Nimoy will probably play a Post-Generations Spock, reminescing about his and Kirk’s first adventure. But, whether or not this is accurate, I think this movie’s going to be great.

Nelson
July 26, 2007 8:10 pm

Voodoo, what would make Shatner’s return very cool is an identical style reveal we had today, the new Kirk actor comes out and then the original comes out. What a picture that would make, the old and new Kirk and Spock together for a photo op. That would be another sign Trek is Back!

July 26, 2007 8:13 pm

Anthony, you filmed that comic con panel like you were pinned down on the beaches of Normandy from Saving Private Ryan! :)

I really love hearing Nimoy’s enthusiasm as well. I think that when you hear the words “fantastic script” you have to start getting excited. Nimoy doesn’t owe J.J. Abrams or anyone involved in this new movie anything. For him to praise this project is really exciting.

Noleuser
July 26, 2007 8:13 pm

Thanks for the Video!

Shadow6283
July 26, 2007 8:14 pm

#9-

I never cared for the term “Franchise.” It always represented to me that era of Trek spanning TNG-ENT. Star Trek’s a unique creature, apart and iconic, and it wasn’t affected at all.

Shatner’s presence won’t put a nail in it. ENT did, along with its maniacal fans. Who, for lack of anywhere to go, are trying to set foot, and run their mouths in places they ain’t wanted and in matter of no real concern to them.

Not this time.

dalek
July 26, 2007 8:14 pm

Nelson, that would be perfect! I think Quinto as Spock is great!

VanEdge
July 26, 2007 8:17 pm

If Nimoy is being honest, this film will have a fantastic story.
Let’s hope the directing, acting, and editing is on par and we will all have the Trek we’ve been clamoring for!!

VanEdge
July 26, 2007 8:18 pm

If Nimoy is being honest, this film will have a fantastic story.
Let’s hope the directing, acting, and editing is on par and we will all have the Trek we’ve been clamoring for!!

tmb
July 26, 2007 8:20 pm

Honestly, I think they should do some form of open casting call when looking at Kirk. That way they can find the best assortment of actors to choose from.

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
July 26, 2007 8:26 pm

Wow!!! Thanks Anthony!!

Hey Adam,CmdrR and the rest of the gang that’s been posting here since day one – It’s finally happening what a ride we’ve been on!!!! And the Adventure is just beginning!!!!

Ro-Dan
July 26, 2007 8:26 pm

9. “It was thrilling to see the great Leonard Nimoy take the stage and re-join the ST universe he helped create.

To me that was the moment (7/26/07) where Star Trek was reborn.”

Voodoo, your words here gave me goosebumps.

harry kim
July 26, 2007 8:27 pm

forget nimoy and jj. i miss berman. bring back berman! and garret wang too. 95-05 was treks golden era. i want a voyager movie, and so do u.

jonboc
July 26, 2007 8:29 pm

I’m just glad they have Spock cast and in place so he can read with the actors trying out for Kirk. The Kirk/Spock chemistry is so important I’m glad that Quinto can actually read and interact with the possible Kirks so the best “on-screen” combo can be found.

Sleeper Agent X
July 26, 2007 8:45 pm

re 9, 11 —

Don’t mean to rain on anybody’s parade, but Shatner is not confirmed to be in the new movie yet. When J.J. talked about trying to get him into the film, he also talked about the reasons they were having trouble–the part had to be right for the movie, they couldn’t just shove Shatner in there, it wouldn’t be right for the story, for Shatner, for the audience. To me, it almost sounded like him laying the groundwork for a later explanation as to why Shatner couldn’t be in the movie.

Again, not trying to be a downer. If J.J. and his team find a good way to incorporate Shatner into the movie, in a way that pleases them, I’m willing to see what they came up with. But on the other hand, I don’t think this is time for euphoria–the kind that could later turn into bitter disappointment and false accusations of J.J. being a liar, for example.

But no doubt about it, It IS a huge day for Star Trek. I think that panel gave everybody something to smile about. Something we fans haven’t had much reason to do, lately, eh?

Ro-Dan
July 26, 2007 8:49 pm

21.

Please tell me you’re joking.

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 8:50 pm

ATTENTION ABRAMS

Insert Shatner in the film as Kirk. Treat it as if he had never died. Do not acknowledge his death in a previous film. Prior to the release of the film, authorize a book tie-in or other media event depicting how Kirk was resurrected. There is no reason to over-think this issue. The film itself does not have to address why or how Kirk is there, some other media can depict that. Simply do it. It’s the human thing to do.

CmdrR.
July 26, 2007 8:51 pm

Great work, Anthony! Thanks!!
(more more)

Shadow6283
July 26, 2007 9:00 pm

#9-

Yawn.

You ain’t seen nothing yet…

July 26, 2007 9:08 pm

#19 Garth-

Amen, brother. I’m marinating in hype-juioes as we speak. Wait, that didn’t come out right!

Joe Camel
July 26, 2007 9:16 pm

“Prior to the release of the film, authorize a book tie-in or other media event depicting how Kirk was resurrected.”

Shatner himself already wrote a book depicting Kirk being resurrected and it was plausible enough. The Borg found him.

THX-1138
July 26, 2007 9:23 pm

Thank you, Anthony. Indeed, this site is a blessing. I pressed an ear to the speakers and smiled widely as I saw Quinto and Nimoy together on stage. Abram’s on the right track in wanting to utilize Shatner properly and not just stick him into the movie awkwardly.

Here we go, my Trek brethren and sistren. The ride started today!

Xai
July 26, 2007 9:51 pm

#9, 11… sorry guys, I predicted this back on the previous thread.. it’s MY prediction!!!
;-)

July 26, 2007 9:54 pm

This was actually quite a historic moment – the first time in Star Trek’s 40-year history that a new actor has been chosen to succeed (not replace!) one of the original, magnificent seven. And on top of that we have Nimoy making a triumphant return to Star Trek, while giving the revival his blessing.

“And the adventure continues…”

July 26, 2007 9:55 pm
4 – I was a Star Wars kid right through Return of the Jedi, but with SW over, I quickly went to Star Trek full bore with ST V. 29 – The Shatner novels were great, and could very well fit in to whatever they did with this script, if Shatner appears. Again, I don’t think the problem they have is in working around Generations. Remember Shatner’s description of his conversation with the team was that they seemed excited and eager to work with him, and he was the harbinger of bad news about Kirk being dead. I just don’t think they’re all that concerned about that point. I would find it more difficult to insert Shatner into a script where Nimoy has a small role. I mean, you have to fit lines of dialogue and plot points for each role possibly into only a few scenes. If Nimoy plays a bigger part (which I doubt), you would have much more room to plug Shatner in. Having listened to this video, rather than reading the print, I’m sort of with Sleeper in that J.J. put that out there to start with, but didn’t really elaborate. There’s also no guarantee they are scripting him as Kirk, although with Nimoy as Spock, that would be incredibly strange not to. The audience would be confused. I take J.J. at his word, and I am encouraged to hear that he did place an emphasis on making the role fit Shatner’s stature and make it… Read more »
Xai
July 26, 2007 9:57 pm

#14 Shadow

once again…. What are you talking about? No one is setting foot in your 1’x1′ piece of turf. Why be confrontational?

John
July 26, 2007 9:57 pm

…..I just hope it does not involve time travel. I am tired of all the time travel.

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 10:04 pm

#29

Having read them more than several times, I would agree, however that’s not entirely what I meant. I was reffering more to some sort of “official” depiction directly related to the film that chronicles Kirks return. No need to waste film time apologizing for the bastard film Generations, treat it as much of fandom does, a non-entity, stick Kirk in, increase your exposure and media hype by having a companion peice to the film. A graphic novel, book, animated short, anything that shows why and How Kirk is in the film.

Shat…….Aaaaaahhhaaaaa…savior of the universe.

He’s for everyone of us. Drop kick every one of us.

Shat…..Aaaaaaaahaaaaa….savior of the Bermanverse.

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 10:09 pm

I have a prediction of my own.

Spock and Fat Shat ( if involved ) will not be framing devices or bookends, but rather will interact with their younger selves.

Think the animated episode “Yesteryear.”

What would be horrific though is if Fat Shat and Young Shat tag the same chick simultaneously! TROIKA!

Charley W
July 26, 2007 10:12 pm

I suspect Nimoy will be in a Generations-era frame story, probably rememicing about “The Good Old Days”. (A good chance to have a cameo or 3 with NG, DS9 or Voyager characters.); or even reading, or viewing Shatner’s memoirs. (Perhaps a Kitty Kelly-style ‘tell-all’?, where Spock says, “let me tell you what REALLY happened”.) This is the way to bring in Shatner- as a voice-over. That way you don’t have to deal with Shatner’s aging, or the events of Generations, and you get Shatnber. Everyone’s happy.

Charley W
July 26, 2007 10:12 pm

I suspect Nimoy will be in a Generations-era frame story, probably rememicing about “The Good Old Days”. (A good chance to have a cameo or 3 with NG, DS9 or Voyager characters.); or even reading, or viewing Shatner’s memoirs. (Perhaps a Kitty Kelly-style ‘tell-all’?, where Spock says, “let me tell you what REALLY happened”.) This is the way to bring in Shatner- as a voice-over. That way you don’t have to deal with Shatner’s aging, or the events of Generations, and you get Shatner. Everyone’s happy.

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 10:13 pm

I’m thinking geriatric Spock and Fat Shat must counsel or advise their younger selves to prevent some calamity, or offer sage advice to newbies under pressure, or cash a big PHAT azz paycheck.

At the end of the universe lies the beginning of bundles of fundage and cash.

John
July 26, 2007 10:20 pm

Maybe Older Spock guides Younger Spock through his first mating ritual?

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 10:23 pm

Kama-Spocktra : The Nimoy ediface

Josh T. ( Kirk Lives!) Kirk Esquire'
July 26, 2007 10:25 pm

As long as they don’t go the route of “Broke-Trek mountain” we can all breath a sigh of relief.

“I can’t quit you Jim.”

Jeffrey S. Nelson
July 26, 2007 10:28 pm

Let’s keep our fingers crossed they get Shatner.
And I’ll post this for the third or fourth time: check out actor Jesse Lee Soffer (Will Munson) on the CBS soap “As the World Turns.” A perfect young Kirk. J.J. … are you listening??

Aaron R. (Sisko loves Quinto too!)
July 26, 2007 10:34 pm

I have to say a big thank you Anthony! I was not able to go to this event even though I really wanted to and when I saw Nimoy walk out on stage I got teary eyed…. You all know as well as me that if this project has Nimoys blessings it will at the very least be a good film. I am not saying great but surely good… And that is what we have been lacking for a while now a truly good Star Trek film…

Aaron R.

P.S. I couldn’t see for sure did Quinto do the hand gesture when he entered??? That is something Nimoy has always done and tingles ran up my spine… … …

July 26, 2007 10:39 pm

The most plausible way to deal with the Shat is to bring back the Nexus (don’t stop reading yet). Perhaps in the first five minutes of the movie, it dissolves (law of entropy) and vomits out its occupants across the galaxy.

Kirk wakes up on XYZ planet (Earth, Romulus, wherever) or some such place and is half brain-dead. Inhabitants of the world find him and recognize him (maybe it is a Federation planet) and Spock wisks his way across the galaxy to perform Vulcan mind wonders that will restore Kirk. Of course, to do his magic, he has to take Kirk on a trip down memory lane…

There…now pay me some moola.

StarTrek2
July 26, 2007 10:39 pm

Their just not putting all their eggs in one basket.
They might just be saving Shatner for the sequel…..

sean
July 26, 2007 10:56 pm

I have to say Anthony, for the last 2 minutes there I thought the fans were revolting and you’d come under fire. “FILMED IN GLORIOUS NAUSEAVISION” :)

That aside, thanks for doing that. It sounds to me like these kids know what they’re doing, or at least know what they want to accomplish, and that’s to do a Star Trek movie that honors not only the original show & actors but revives the quality storytelling we’ve lacked after DS9 went off the air (that’s right, I said it).

And I realize it’s been said but for Nimoy to emphasize how much he believes in this script really reassures me. Now, if it was Shat on stage talking about ‘the great script’, hey, I’d be skeptical (he seemed to think Generations was a good idea not to mention Kirk vs God). Nimoy, on the other hand, has turned down several opportunities to reprise his role when he felt the material wasn’t good enough (and warned Shatman about both Trek V and Generations).

As for some return of the Nexus or guest appearances by TNG, DS9 or VOY characters…let’s not. I want a pure, unadulterated TOS film that takes the time to focus on those characters. I share the feeling that TNG was really given the finger by Berman & Co with their last two movies but that’s life. Time to focus on what works.

Aaron R. (Sisko loves Quinto too!)
July 26, 2007 11:07 pm

I think old Spock will be seen at the memorial service for Kirk after he saved the enterprise B and we may also see Nichols, Takei or Koenig their to and maybe they get to talking… Recolecting…

What do you think?

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