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‘Star Trek’ Begins Shooting Today November 7, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

It has been two years, six months and two days since the last time actors have stood in front of a Paramount camera on a Star Trek production (for the finale of Star Trek Enterprise). It has been over five years since a Trek film was in production (the longest period since the movie franchise began in the 70s). Today J.J. Abrams will declare ‘action’ again as he begins shooting his re-invigoration of the Trek franchise, simply titled Star Trek. Sources tell TrekMovie.com that this week’s shooting will be on location (somewhere in Southern California), with the first shots on the Paramount lot scheduled next week.

The Star Trek production is expected to last until March 2008. Apparently the shoot will be front-loaded with a mix of location and stage work. As reported before, it is Abrams intention to use ‘real’ locations as often as possible and limit the stage work to the starships and other sci-fi type locales. The latter half of filming will focus more on the Paramount lot, including shooting on the Enterprise sets which are still under construction. It is undecided if there will be any location shooting in Iceland (as reported before by the Icelandic media), but indications are that if there is any Icelandic filming it would be for ‘second unit’ (establishing shots done without Abrams and the principal cast). Although Paramount Studios will also be a spot for WGA picket lines for the foreseeable future, the strike is not expected to affect production for the new Star Trek.

Over half way there (a brief history of the new Star Trek)
4/06 – 2/07: Development Phase [Paramount green light movie 2/27/07]
3/07 – 11/07: Pre-production Phase
11/07 – 3/08: Production/Principal Photography Phase
3/08 – 12/08: Post-production Phase
12/25/08: RELEASE!

More on ‘Star Trek’
General Info | Cast | Crew


1. Stanky McFibberich - November 7, 2007

Let the faking begin!

2. kietero - November 7, 2007

sounds awesome – can’t wait – first

3. Redshirt - November 7, 2007


4. Iowagirl - November 7, 2007


ST: War of the Impostors, Part I

5. STFAN - November 7, 2007

When will we see some photos? I’m dying to know how the cast look in their uniforms.

6. S. John Ross - November 7, 2007

Here’s hoping it rocks :)

7. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - November 7, 2007

I’m excited to know the production ball is rolling. When I get in my little Star Trek withdrawal phases, I can reflect for a moment and think that Abrams and crew are filming, looking at rushes, and generally tweaking and refining the film in all its myriad aspects. Such thoughts will provide solace and warm the very cockles of my heart.

Go team!

8. PLEASE - November 7, 2007

LOL we haven’t even seen the uniforms yet

9. Holo J - November 7, 2007

So does this mean casting is complete for all the supporting roles, such as Pike and Spocks Parents?

10. Kirky - November 7, 2007

Lets all make a toast, someone open a bottle of champagne!

11. Star Trek XI - Die Dreharbeiten - Seite 2 - SciFi-Forum - November 7, 2007

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12. Multitrek - November 7, 2007

Do you think you will be invited on the set for live reports Anrhony?

13. Cheve - November 7, 2007

I want
-a production diary, (spoilerless) with regular updates on how happy everyone is and how much fun they are having.

-regular pictures of the crew (not necessarily the cast. a picture of the crew taken from the set is enough)

-and the most important of all: -a promotional panoramic poster in HD of the whole crew on the bridge as soon as possible! We have never had a pretty HD panoramic picture of everyone on their post and it is the ultimate poster every trekkie would want for their living room! We have a chance for them to take a picture like this again!

I think these are three nice and reasonable wishes. Anyone is with me?

14. MikeG - November 7, 2007

First, I’d like to wish JJ & Co, cast and crew all the best as they endeavor to take us all again where no one has gone before. Second, I’d like to criticize that faction of Trek-fans who are such demanding little widgets, as if THEY were in charge of this production. Too many cooks, people… It’s time to leave the producers, director, actors, etc. alone and let them do their damned job. It’s been obvious from the start that they are doing this out of love (didn’t JJ say he would come aboard Paramount under the condition that HE get the Trek movie?), and there is no way on earth (or in the galaxy) that they’re going to please every single fan-boy. It’s time to sit back and wait.

15. Cheve - November 7, 2007

I didn’t express myself propperly. I don’t want them to tell me each piece of what they are doing. I only want them to tell me regularly thay they are having fun, a traditional oline prodution diary in which they don’t really tell us anything about the actual movie, but tell us things about theys week. Same with the pictures of the crew. I only want to see them working so I can dream of what they are doing.

The picture of the bridge is for whenever thay decide to show it, but it is the ultimate merchandising picture and there hasen’t ever been a good one of this kind.

16. Jeffrey S. Nelson - November 7, 2007

Get Walter Koenig to write the making of the movie.

17. Matt - November 7, 2007

And so it begins.

Man I hope the script is in shape. Because not one line will be changed any time soon. No room for improv, no room for ideas on set.

That is of concern, because very rarely is a movie of this size kept lock stock and barrel from page to stage.

18. Kirky - November 7, 2007

But no Shatner! :(

19. Chris M - November 7, 2007

Now I’m really getting excited!

Love the coutdown clock by the way. Saves me the trouble of trying to work it out myself!

20. Dr. Image - November 7, 2007

I remember back in the late 70’s when all we had was Susan Sackett’s “Star Trek Report” in Starlog to get production reports from.
It flip-flopped from movie (to be directed by Phil “The Right Stuff” Kaufmann) to TV show to movie again. Seeing the crappy black and white photo of the cast in the bizzare, but admittedly futuristic, uniforms, and the bridge set shots, which showed quite a bit more change than anticipated.
And then finally seeing those magnificent Trumbull/Dykstra special effects on the big screen…. (oh well, matte lines and all…)
Hey, reunions ARE always awkward, but the point was they were BACK.

How this will play out- the journey as chronicled by trekmovie- will I’m sure be every bit as exciting as those days. The lead-up to another chapter in a mythology that most certainly will NEVER die.
Thanks, Anthony. This is gonna be cool.

21. Twilightsol - November 7, 2007

good luck J.J.

22. Adam Cohen - November 7, 2007

I can’t wait to see set pics of the Enterprise and the actors. By the way, did they ever release the actual budget figures for this movie?

23. John - November 7, 2007

This is awesome!!
It feels so real now…. I’m so excited :)

24. Dom - November 7, 2007

Hi Adam.

I don’t think they have yet, but hopefully soon. Can’t wait for a few publicity pix. I wonder if the veil of secrecy will extend to the crew in uniforms and the Big E or whether we’ll get some ‘keep ’em interested, but don’t tell too much’ material!

25. Benjamin - November 7, 2007

No information on the uniforms is available….

…because in the future everybody explores *neked*.

26. raulpetersen - November 7, 2007

im so gutted, not only do i look like a vulcan (the first time my bro and sis saw me me they shrieked haha son of spock!!!) but i live in wales what a bummer i want to die in a trek movie!!!!

27. PLEASE - November 7, 2007

I wanna be a redshirt :P

28. scifib5st - November 7, 2007

The lead has met the paper, now we’ll see if the sweat stays on the screen!
Oh boy, Star Trek again!!!

29. Stanky McFibberich - November 7, 2007

re: 16. Jeffrey S. Nelson – November 7, 2007
“Get Walter Koenig to write the making of the movie.”

very funny…

30. Marcus - November 7, 2007


31. RaveOnEd - November 7, 2007

Alright! Awesome!

I wonder if the venerable Vasquez Rocks will have a spot in the film…

32. T Negative - November 7, 2007

I wonder if SoCal is doubling for Iowa??? ;-)

Knock’em dead Abrams.

33. Diabolik - November 7, 2007

And now the unauthorised cellphone pictures will begin to trickle out! I predict we’ll see something before the end of the week is out.

34. Paul Martin - November 7, 2007

Please!!!!! Photos PLEEEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I’ll even stop drinking beer for the week!!!!!!

35. Clinton - November 7, 2007


It is my understanding that the actors can improv lines on the set. I might be wrong about this, but I thought I read that this is permitted during the strike.

36. New Horizon - November 7, 2007

I’m sure there are plenty of ways to circumvent the rules of the strike. I’m sure there will be plenty of private conversations which will lead to “surprise” improvisation! ;)

37. Dennis Bailey - November 7, 2007

In these days of camera phones and the “Internets,” location shooting = spy reports.

Granted, there’s likely to be less such material out of “Star Trek” – which may well do a lot of location shooting in more rural areas – than out of films like “Spiderman” or “The Dark Knight” which use city streets. Still, something will show up online sooner or later.

Any chance they’re gonna shoot at Vasquez State Park, or would that be too tacky an in-joke? :lol:

38. JeFF - November 7, 2007

What a glorious day… worthy of drink and song!

Godspeed, cast, crew, and of course fans… of Star Trek!

May we all continue to boldly go… together!

39. Dennis Bailey - November 7, 2007

Damn, the lagging update time on this site strikes again. When I started to write that post three minutes ago, #29 was the final post in this topic. :lol:

40. RaveOnEd - November 7, 2007

39 – Yeah, for crying out loud, Bailey! Didn’t ya read that I posted about Vasquez in post 31?


41. Shaggy - November 7, 2007

Ah finally something really new in the Trek world. I tip my hat off to everyone working on this film, for all the hard work that has gone into it already and that will go into it – you guys making Trek rise from the ashes again have a lot on your shoulders but from everything I’ve learned about your efforts so far, I have confidence that this is going to be an awesome Trek movie.

42. Rich - November 7, 2007

#17 and #35: Yes, improv is allowed. It just can’t be written down and planned into the script.

43. GaryS - November 7, 2007

good luck to everyone involved ,now bring on those SPOLERS!

44. CCBeck - November 7, 2007

…must ..have….pics……

45. Awdraper - November 7, 2007

Great news!

The photo requests are coming in fast, and I agree. I remember seeing the first group shot of the main cast on the bridge in the new uniforms for ST: TMP…wonder and puzzlement all at the same time (What was with the Grey look to it all, and why did Kirk have a 2-tone outfit?)

But still, I do want to see a cast photo, if possible, posted soon. This is a NEW trek movie, and I am hoping we see TOS uniforms, or at leat the 2 colors (Blue and Gold) from WNMHGB (remember the first teaser poster look)…

Man, I remember when STARLOG magazine was the only source of Trek movie news…

Let’s hope shooting goes well, so we do not have any type of RUSH to get into the theater for Christmas (remember 1979 anyone?)


46. John in Durham, NC - November 7, 2007

A serious lurker’s first post!

To everyone involved in production (because I know some of them lurk here as well) very best wishes! Have a great shoot. Thanks for bringing Star Trek back!

Try to make production a fun time. I know you feel under a great deal of pressure to deliver and you could go crazy trying to listen to all the fan chatter. (We’re excited. Nothing wrong with expressing ourselves.) And speaking of expressing myself…

You know it’s only right to give Shatner a proper and fitting moment of farewell to his character. Kirk’s death in Generations wasn’t right and it didn’t have the emotional impact it should have. This is the only chance to make up for it. We the fans need closure with Shatner. Please do it.

47. Dennis Bailey - November 7, 2007

Who is this “Shatner?”

48. Trek or Treat - November 7, 2007

a lot of posters here say they wanna be redshirts. C’mon go for the gusto! I have my eye on the coveted “defense subsystems monitor” bridge post. (i believe that’s two stations down from Scotty’s engineering station on the port side of the bridge.

The back of my gold shirt uniform would make an EXCELLENT backdrop for all of that on screen bridge action!

Wow. I AM a nerd!


49. Shatner for president - November 7, 2007

As they say in show business “Break a leg” you new people in the Star Trek production. I hope you get the shots you need and want. Take the time you need to finish and have a great product to release to as next year. Most of all have fun.

50. MrRegular - November 7, 2007

Great news! I wish JJ & co all the best during the next year!

51. Ralph - November 7, 2007

I believe instead of showing photos first on web sites. They should print limited posters of the crew and what not. Maybe even produce miniatures. But for it to work, it can not be oriented for profit.The post merchandising should be used as advertising and as limited edition collectable’s. So as to give Star Trek memorabilia some worthiness. As trophies.
Imagine receiving items thru radio trivia, cereal boxes and other outlets. These items would be rare and one of a kind collectable’s. The attention it would draw would be phenomenal.
Fan sites like Anthony’s would be an outlet to where these things are happening. Which would you prefer? JPEG or a official Paramount collectable with a print of only 500 or less? I would be happy with a jpeg but a chance to get a official limited print for free would be awesome !

52. Dr. Image - November 7, 2007

48- Yeah, well I own A STV marshmallow dispenser. And if i were an extra, I’d sneak it onto the set and make sure it got screen time.

53. CmdrR. - November 7, 2007

Vasquez Rocks would be fine, as long as they don’t toss papier mache boulders at each other.

What a cool day this is!!

54. Chris Pike - November 7, 2007

Yes, it’s like 1978-79 all over again, the only info then being Susan Sackett’s item in Starlog…

55. Ralph - November 7, 2007


Opps. I meant preproduction. Not post.

56. Trekkie, Trekker - Hell, I'm both - November 7, 2007

For Roberto Orci: The production team needs to make an audio file of JJ saying “Action!” for the first time, marking the official start to the production… and making a LOT of fans happy/enthusiastic.

I’m sure sites like Trekmovie.com would be VERY accomodating to host such a file.

(Yes, it’s a geeky thing. Bring it on!)

57. Trekmatt - November 7, 2007

Good luck to all the guys on this production! I’m sure its gonna be a great success :)

58. I AM THX-1138 - November 7, 2007

Ladies and gentlemaen, today a little piece of Stanky died. Aww, c’mon Stankilin, you’re gonna’ like it. When you see all the “fake” actors messing with your memories just remember that at least you’re not watching Nemesis.

Ensign Timmy 1138 reporting for duty Mr. Abrams!

59. chris LaRoche - November 7, 2007

A new day has dawned for star trek.

60. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - November 7, 2007

You all realise we will be seeing spy photos within a week, it’s inevitable. If not here then some site. Uniforms, a piece of a set. We will see something. Very happy!!!

61. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - November 7, 2007

Oh and how about a Podcast like Lost and BSG has for the production.

62. Bobby - November 7, 2007

Warp Speed Ahead!

63. Sean4000 - November 7, 2007

I want to see the ship and its bridge!

64. Iowagirl - November 7, 2007

“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?”
(Stanislaw J. Lec)

Good luck to all of you shooting the film.

65. SPB - November 7, 2007


That would be a fantastic, wink-wink location to include in STAR TREK XI. Die-hards would get a great, goofy grin on their faces if the Rocks showed up in the movie!

They still look great… I seem to recall they made an appearance in BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY in 1991. Has the location made an appearance in any other production since then?

66. SR - November 7, 2007


67. Shatner_Fan_2000 - November 7, 2007

YES to the Vasquez rocks! Chris Pine NEEDS to run up ’em with his shirt torn and blood trickling out the side of his mouth.

Now get Star Trek’s Rock of Gibraltar in there. YOU KNOW who I’m talking about!

68. Snake - November 7, 2007

just a quick query to AP or anyone – how long has this site been going?

69. Marbpl - November 7, 2007

Is wasn’t only STARLOG. Anyone remember STAR TREKTENNIAL NEWS (later INSIDE STAR TREK) that Lincoln Enterprises put out for a while?

70. Xplodin' Nacelle - November 7, 2007

Let’s all head out to Vasquez Rocks! Who’s with me? LOL

71. Danny - November 7, 2007

This is what’ll happen because it happens on EVERY other major production:

1. At some point in the next few weeks an ‘official photo’ will be released
2.. There’ll be a photo or script leak
3; An ET Report (heres hoping)
4. Something on christmas day

so therell be lots to talk about

72. Mikey - November 7, 2007

Next year will be great a new Star Trek Movie Finally and a new president to bat

73. GaryS - November 7, 2007

#43 Oops I meant SPOILERS Bring Them On!

74. RaveOnEd - November 7, 2007

65 – Check out the movie “Free Enterprise”. Besides being a hilarious movie, the one main character and his girlfriend do a fan movie-type thing on the Rocks, with the girl dressed in a TOS red dress!

75. Iowagirl - November 7, 2007

Don’t show anything in the run-up. Expose the audience to the full horror on 12/25/08 – the impact will be much more effective!

76. DRE - November 7, 2007

Just think, by the end of the day we will officially have a reborn Captain James T. Kirk! (Assuming Chris Pine is filming today.)

God’s speed to the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, boldly go…

77. MagnumPC - November 7, 2007

To the cast and crew of “Star Trek 2008″,

“May the wind be at your backs.”

This is a very exciting day!

78. Dennis Bailey - November 7, 2007

#75: “Don’t show anything in the run-up. Expose the audience to the full horror on 12/25/08″

Horrifying to only a few. You know the fable about the fox and the grapes? :)

79. flier1701 - November 7, 2007

Good luck and Godspeed, ladies and gentleman. And don’t forget to have fun while you live (y)our dream

80. RaveOnEd - November 7, 2007

75 – Excellent way to wish them luck. When you get the $150 Million together to make your own Star Trek movie, I’m sure you’ll show them how it should be made.

81. flier1701 - November 7, 2007

Startrek.com has pictures of the original cast and their successors side-by-side. Admitidly, photoshop can do wonders, but it’s amazing how much they actually look like the original cast.

82. Thomas Jensen - November 7, 2007

#69 Inside Star Trek did it’s first issue in 1968 and ended it’s first 12 issues by 1969. All of those had content pertaining to the production of the original series. It later resumed publication for Phase II and ended around issue #30 in 1979. These were first offered from the Star Trek Enteprises catalog in 1968. STE later became Lincoln Enterprises and is the company of the Roddenberry family.

83. Ryan T. Riddle - November 7, 2007

I’m glad that Abrams is using as many “real” locals to stand-in for otherworldly, or even worldly, settings. It will be a refreshing change from the previous, mostly studio-bound Treks.

84. LK - November 7, 2007

I agree w/ everyone who wants a few teaser pics. It may be a little too early to see the new enterprise, but for chrissakes, a few official pics of actors in uniform or a partial set pic of just the captain’s chair would be nice.

I’m hoping Star Trek can avoid the bootleg pics and make-up hoaxes that were plaguing the production of the new Batman film there for a while.

85. JCool - November 7, 2007

All I want to know is:

Did Quinto shave/wax his eyebrows all off???????

Hmmm???? Well, did he?

86. Tim Handrahan - November 7, 2007

All is right with the world again. Can’t wait to see the first photos and hear about the triumphant return of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk!

Ever Optimistic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

87. Diabolik - November 7, 2007

#65… what outdoor location HASN’T Vasquez Rocks been in? :) The probably have their own SAG card! I see them in TV commercials and movies all the time.

88. Iowagirl - November 7, 2007

Feeble attempt – just consider my posts advanced notices.

No, I’m not that fatuous to think that lots of money will do.

89. Crusade2267 - November 7, 2007

All I can say is :-)

90. Mr. Pudgy Years - November 7, 2007


Cool, let’s start seeing the set pics! :-)

91. Trek Nerd Central - November 7, 2007

Mazel tov to everyone involved. I can’t wait. Well, of course I can wait, because I have to wait, because I have no choice but to wait, because I am but a speck of dust in this cosmic Roddenberrian-Abramic universe and I am humbled, yea, humbled, hear me, humbled by the awesome powers that hold sway over my chosen reality.

But really. I can’t wait. I just hope they MAKE A GOOD MOVIE, that’s any of us truly asks. Throw in a Spock pinch or two and a Kirk-special flying leg kick, and heck, we’re set for life.

Did I mention I can’t wait? Oh, the agony. PAIIIINNNNNN.

92. Marbpl - November 7, 2007

I suscribed for a year in 1977-78. During that time the production shifted from Phil Kaufman’s film to Phase II (never called that much at the time, if I recall) and finally to ST-TMP.

93. Rick - November 7, 2007

ACTION…Space the final frontier…continues on to fun and adventure and the human drama of it all…cool stuff and I can’t wait…believe me the months will go fast…;) Here is to a cool looking flick with that crackn storyline!

94. Penhall - November 7, 2007

Well Whoopty-doo.

I’ve lost all enthusiasm for this project. Not sure why. Maybe its the lack of Shatner or all the bickering…..

95. Dennis Bailey - November 7, 2007

#88: “Feeble attempt – just consider my posts advanced notices.”

There’s no reason for anyone to do so. They are recognizably sour grapes and only that.

96. I AM THX-1138 - November 7, 2007

Nice knowin’ ya’, Penhall. You will be missed.

97. Classic trek - November 7, 2007

i hope the uniforms are very close to the original series ones. also, i do hope the enterprise bridge noises will be included too. im looking forward to the first pics!!

united kingdom

98. Steven Choate - November 7, 2007

I haven’t been this excited for the start of production on a Trek movie since Generations (mainly since I was curious to see Shatner and Stewart together).
I’m conflicted, however, about how much I want to be spoiled. During the TOS movies I wanted to know everything beforehand. But in this case I think I’m just really interested in learning of the design apsects of the movie, much moreso than anything regarding plot.
I’m kinda disappointed that JJ and Co are so secretive. After the Berman years in which he basically talked TO the fans (in a PR sorta way), rather than WITH the fans I was hoping the next Trek head honcho would be more communicative.

99. Sam Belil - November 7, 2007

#97 — Uniforms must be the The Cage/Where No Man Has Gone Before look, bridge noises should match also (I think Abrams and company will be smart enough to go that route but perhaps with some slight modifications).

#98 — I agree, stop with the secrecy already, we’re talking about a movie here not homeland security!!!!

100. Daniel Broadway - November 7, 2007

Exciting day for Star Trek fans. Good luck to the cast and crew. :)

101. VOODOO - November 7, 2007

Break a leg


Bring back Shatner as Kirk.

102. Mr. Pudgy Years - November 7, 2007

Why does the public need to know every detail of a movie BEFORE it comes out??!!

Shit…what’s the point of seeing the movie if you know everything about it beforehand?

I long for the old pre-internet days when it comes to films.

I don’t mind knowing who is in the thing…directing…that sort of thing but I am sick of the spoilers. And hell no, I don’t read them!

103. Xai - November 7, 2007

32. T Negative – November 7, 2007
“I wonder if SoCal is doubling for Iowa???”

They can try, but as Stanky and Elaine Benis (?) would say..”Fake, Fake..Fake, fake…”

(Although parts of Iowa could substitute for Iceland in a few months…)

104. Xai - November 7, 2007

only a few sour grapes and Shat-droolers to rain on the parade…good.

It’s good to see this ship moving forward again.


105. Oregon Trek Geek - November 7, 2007

Yeah, no spoilers, but I wouldn’t mind some stills. A look at the uniforms, etc.

Anthony, will trekmovie.com be allowed to stream the teaser? At least after it’s been in the theater? I’m sure it will turn up everywhere unauthorized of course….

More on uniforms–I’m not a big fan of the Cage uniforms, they aren’t all that attractive to me… so I think there will have be at least some change in the uniforms….

106. Stanky McFibberich - November 7, 2007

re: 104 Xai

Yes…No chance of it not being good…


107. Steven Choate - November 7, 2007

#102: “Why does the public need to know every detail of a movie BEFORE it comes out??!!”

I completely respect that opinion, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve moved more in that direction myself. (I no longer want to know every detail, just SOME of them!)

BUT, you mentioned ‘the public'; well, most people on a Trek board are, shall we say, a little more fanatical than the general public. The general public is only interested in being entertained in the theater, but a fanatic, almost by definition, wants to know more, to ‘get more’ out of the movie than just two hours of entertainment. I think the more fanatical you are about something specific (including hobbies, for example) the more you want from it.

Reminds me of a weekly Sci Fi radio show that used to air in L.A. while I lived there (still alive in limited form on the internet at hour25online.com). As it turned out, the very first episode I listened to of that show way back in the 80’s was a eulogy for the original host who had just died. One of his friends came on the show and talked about what a huge Trek fan the host was, and went on to mention that the host used to want to know EVERY little spoiler about Trek, but avoided spoilers like the plague for everything else (such as Star Wars)! That comment hit home so much that I still remember it over 20 years later.

108. Woulfe - November 7, 2007

The rocks ! The rocks ! The rocks !

If they’re filming at Vasquez Rocks that’s good luck, Trek has made the trip to the rocks time and time again, so much so they’ve become part of Trek in a way no other live location has ;)

First day of filming and they’re at The Rocks, this has to be a good sign, or they did it to get good luck from Trek returning there again.

If that’s where they’re at that is.

109. Stanky McFibberich - November 7, 2007

No reason to not go to Vasquez Rocks…
if you want to honor the original with your faking…

110. Michael Hall - November 7, 2007

“re: 104 Xai

Yes…No chance of it not being good…


Of course, your sarcasm aside, there’s every chance of it not being good, in spite of the obvious talents and good intentions of the people involved. There’s an excellent chance of any film in particular not turning out well, and this one has its own unique hurtles to clear before it gets off the ground, much less reaches the stars. Read the history of any notable film produced in the last eighty years and just about the one thing they all have in common is that for any number of reasons at some point the creative outcomes were very much in doubt.

Still, if you’re a Star Trek fan, for many this is a day to celbrate the potential rebirth of something long-treasured that most had written-off just a couple of years ago. I know you don’t care for the (inevitable) fact that the old roles have been recast–but I do have to wonder why you feel to need to rain on everyone else’s parade, today of all days.

111. Paul - November 7, 2007

I’m gonna go insane looking at the countdown clock. any way i could get it for my myspace or facebook page?

112. CCBeck - November 7, 2007

My take…keep the story and any possible twists top secret…fine..but release or “allow” set pics and cast photos (in uniform of course…and sorry..I would rather the TOS general idea of a uniform than the cage be used..sorry) to be released/leaked..within..a week or so..

113. steve adams - November 7, 2007

Dr Image mentioned how he remembers reading Starlog. So do I and I remember the same fan letters back then about how Star Trek the Motion picture was gonna be awesome.
Let it rain Stanky!^
I’m in no mood to see young actors play Icons.
As far as I care Star Trek never died the left it “to be continued” you know like after Voyager…
I’m not backing JJ up and I hope the film bombs beyond thunderdome.

114. Shatner_Fan_2000 - November 7, 2007

104. Xai “only a few sour grapes and Shat-droolers to rain on the parade”

Newsflash … If Romulans from the future came and erased Shatner … THERE’D BE NO STAR TRK 2008!!

Just sayin’.

115. MichaelJohn - November 7, 2007

I hope they keep this movie under tight wraps and don’t release too many images before the movie opens. Just a few photos and a short teaser trailer or two will be fine for me.

Unfortunately Hollywood spends millions promoting a movie these days, and I’m afraid they will oversaturate the media and the internet with too much advertising prior to the film’s release.

I for one want the movie to be exciting and fresh when I first see it in the theater, and I don’t want the movie disected and the plot revealed before I get to see it.

I guess I should start bypassing the movie threads on this site, and just read the topics related to the newest remastered episodes.

Mike :o

116. IrishTrekkie - November 7, 2007

now all we need is some spys to get us pictures , que flying monkeys !

117. Cervantes ( waiting patiently under a Scottish sky... ) - November 8, 2007

So it begins…

I hope this Movie turns out to be a worthwile enterprise…that reflects a distincly TOS feel and design ethic, and contains a memorable score.

I hope it can be both action-packed and cerebral, as some of the classic series episodes proved they are NOT necessarily mutually exclusive…

Most of all, I hope that if it turns out to be a creative success, that it turns out to be a financial success too.

Good luck to all involved…even Simon Pegg…

118. Cervantes ( waiting patiently under a Scottish sky... ) - November 8, 2007

Oh, and bring back Bill somehow… ;)

119. Diabolik - November 8, 2007

Well, it’s Thursday, some film is now in the can (or on the harddrive). Woo-hoo!

120. Deep Space One » Ciak! Warp 11! - November 8, 2007

[…] Secondo un articolo di Trek Movie Report, oggi hanno avuto inizio, da qualche parte nel sud della California, le riprese dell’undicesimo film di Star Trek. Per la prossima settimana sono previste le prime riprese presso gli studios della Paramount. Queste riprese non comprendono scene girate a bordo dell’Enterprise in quanto il nuovo set rappresentante l’iconica astronave è ancora in fase di costruzione e le scene ambientate su di essa saranno girate nei primi mesi del prossimo anno. […]

121. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - November 8, 2007

Hey, I wonder if they’re going to use the TNG and later era style “going to warp” effect, where there is a glowing point of light that remains hanging in the distance, or back to the TOS style with no point of light, but a big “Whoosh!” sound.

I really want to hear the TOS bridge sounds again — all loud and almost abrasive. Squee! Ping!

122. DRE - November 8, 2007

I would like them to use the TOS Movie Era warp style, and thankfully ILM is back!

ILM did some incredible work for TOS and TNG.

123. David Sturm - November 8, 2007

Sad news about Iceland. I was hoping it would stand in for some part of Romulus or Remus… or for the grand fight between Kirk, Spock and Nero…. Lovely scenery… appropriate for any alien locale…

124. AJ - November 8, 2007

Has anyone seen the latest broadcasts of South Park (Imaginationland) or Family Guy (Stewie Kills Lois)? Amazing TNG references. I know it’s somewhat off-topic, but Trek seems to be alive and still thriving in pop-culture, or at least amongst those who create it.

SP does a cliffhanger in Part 1, “They are coming…” right out of Conspiracy. FG, for whom Ron Jones writes music, does a good BOBW1 cliffhanger outro over TNG credits for the FG writers.

On-topic, I really hope STXI revives or renews the franchise. The world wants it.

125. Floydhead Max! - November 8, 2007

I can just hear that Vorlon voice from Babylon 5: “And so it begins…..”

I can’t wait!! I recently watched MI3 and thought JJ did a incredible job there. I found it to be as exciting as any in that franchise, which gives me high hopes for trek08!! I also watched the other day, the Transformers movie with my young son, and have to say honestly that I was actually pleasantly surprised and found it to be better than I had been led to believe. (note to writers Orci et al: please leave out any more masturbation references. Yes it was funny, but not really appropriate for my 9 year old. “Daddy, what’s masturbation?” Really, I don’t need those kind of questions at his age. Remember that was a movie based on a kiddy cartoon, otherwise good job. At lease we shouldn’t have to worry about THAT in regards to Kirk, between Yeorman Rand, all the alien babes, oh, and saving the galaxy now and then, when would he have time??…..LOL!!) Add in the quality of Alias, and Lost, and I have complete faith in JJ to Boldly go where (hopefully) Trek hasn’t gone before!!

Good luck!

126. Floydhead Max! - November 8, 2007

With the exception of Vasquez rocks that is!!


127. AJ - November 8, 2007

No. 125:

*Red alert klaxon*

Dramatic stock music, and something attacking on screen…

“Captain Kirk to the Bridge!”

“Can you give me 5 minutes?”

Or worse yet, “Doc, you’re killing me!”

128. joe - November 9, 2007

Chris Pine is 26 years old. Can he pull off playing a seasoned starfleet officer, entrusted with his own ship? Man, I’m such a dork.

129. Trek Fest - May 18, 2008

The Riverside Area Community Club (RACC) is pleased to announce Walter Koenig (Chekov character on the original Star Trek TV series) will beam into Riverside, Iowa on June 27th & 28th for the 24th annual Trek Fest. Koenig will act as the Grand Marshall in the town parade (10 AM Saturday morning) and judge a costume contest and sign autographs.

RACC president, Carol Riggan, said, “We are thrilled to have Mr. Koenig this year. The Voyage Home – Riverside History Center just opened and Mr Koenig will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday the 27th at 7pm. One exhibit in the museum will feature photos, books and various other memorabilia as a tribute to Walter Koenig.”

Riverside, Iowa is known worldwide as the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. In 2004, William Shatner (who played Kirk) came to town and filmed a Spike TV reality show called “Invasion Iowa.” Shatner tricked the town into thinking he was filming a movie, but was really filming the town’s reaction to the craziness of Hollywood. Scotty Riggan (Carol’s husband) appeared in the show as Shatner’s personal assistant. Scotty will carry on this tradition for Mr. Koenig working as his personal assistant during his stay in Iowa.

Scotty said, “Working with Mr Shatner was a thrill of a lifetime and it will be an honor to work with Mr. Koenig – and future celebrities we invite each year.”

Trek Fest’s 2008 theme is called Bread and Circuses, a second season episode title of Star Trek. A variety of family activities are planned including a demolition derby, a garden tractor pull, carnival rides, live music, costume contest, a Sci-Fi vendor area and much more. This is a small-town fair with a Sci-Fi flair. Money raised by RACC is used to help out the community such as academic scholarships. RACC also sponsors special projects like new playground equipment.

For more festival information, call 319-648-KIRK (5475) or visit (http://www.trekfest.com)

Trek Fest Schedule of Events –


5:00 p.m. D & B Carnival Rides, Food Booths & Beer Garden Opens; 6:00 p.m. Dunk Tank; 6:30 p.m. Kids Parade; Line-up River Street, finish at Hall Park, 7:00 p.m. Pet Show (Main Stage); Walter Koenig (CHEKOV) exhibit, ribbon cutting (Riverside History Center). 7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby (Adult $7, 12-5 Years $3, Under 5 Years Free) Southeast corner of Hall Park. Free Music in the Park.


10:00 a.m. Parade-Star Trek episode theme: “Bread and Circuses” – Parade Grand Marshall is Walter Koenig; 11 a.m. D & B Carnival begins; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BBQ Sandwich Meal served at North end of Hall Park-Covered shelter; 11 p.m.-3 p.m. Kid’s Free Face Painting (North end of Hall Park); 11 a.m. Volleyball Tournament; 11-2 p.m. Car & Tractor Show; 11 a.m. Costume Contest-Main Stage-Walter Koenig Judging the contest: Two categories “Federation & Klingon” and “Supporting Cast” 1st place-$100 2nd place-$75; 11 a.m Star Trek episode viewing in the Red Barn; 11 a.m Sci Fi Swap Meet (North of Main Stage); 12 p.m. State Fair Talent Show-Main Stage; 12 p.m. The Great Trek Scavenger Hunt $100 First Prize, register RACC tent; 1-5 p.m. Tee-Ball Tournament; 1 p.m. Cow Chip Bingo 50/50 pay back; 1 p.m Dunk Tank, 1:30 p.m. Kid’s Tractor Pull (East of Red barn on Ella Street-Hall Park). 2 p.m. Lawn Mower Tractor Pull; 2-5 p.m. New Fire Station – Meet & Greet/Autographs Walter Koenig – original cast member of Star Trek (Chekov); 3 p.m. Golf Cart Rodeo; 3 p.m. Gunny The Clown; 3-5 p.m. Bingo, Hall Park (prizes); 4 p.m. Greased Pig Contest (Weather permitting) Ages 5-10 (North of East Ball field near trees for shade); 5:30 p.m. Duck Race English River, $1 each 50/50 pay off; 8:30-12:30 p.m. “Morning After Band” Live Band, Main Stage Adult-$5, Under 12 FREE; Raffle Drawing 50/50 Cash Pay back – Main Stage. 10 p.m. Fireworks By Stumptown Shooters.

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