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Aerial Shot Of Star Trek Location Shoot February 12, 2008

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

This morning on KTTV’s This Morning LA the traffic copter spotted location shooting for the new Star Trek movie taking place close to downtown Los Angeles. Although the anchor team were not sure, has confirmed that the footage (which is now on YouTube) is indeed Trek being shot. See the video below [minor spoilers]

Here is the video

What is going on?
According to a source the scenes being shot are “some guys flying out of a ship.” You can see parts of what looks like a ship later in the clip, but it isn’t clear what ship it is. Not sure what to make of the white area, but it looks like some kind of glacier or ice thing.


1. Mr. Penguin - February 12, 2008

Finally, some set pics!

2. Stanky McFibberich - February 12, 2008

Yes…good old Star Track…

I see nothing of interest there…
but I’m sure this blurry footage will be analyzed to the nth degree…

3. Freddie Wise - February 12, 2008

woo hooo!!!

4. Thomas Marrone - February 12, 2008

If that’s the Enterprise, I wonder which part. It’s quite rusty and old looking. As far as the ice planet, maybe we’re in for a Rura Penthe hat trick…

5. SirBroiler - February 12, 2008

Those blue screens do not fit into canon.


6. erik - February 12, 2008


7. Miles R. Seppelt - February 12, 2008

The “white area” is probably an artic / snow set, which would square with the supposed location shooting in iceland.

8. Xai - February 12, 2008

The white area is maybe an Icelandic stand-in area? Are they still intending to shoot in iceland?

9. Xai - February 12, 2008

Stanky…. They promised red bridge rails if you are really, really good…

10. Xai - February 12, 2008

good thought Miles

11. Imrahil - February 12, 2008

Why do these douchebags keep saying “Star Track”? So effing annoying.

12. SPB - February 12, 2008


…I can’t get over the fact that there are still people out there you call it “Star TRACK.”

I used to call it that back in 1976. When I was 4 years old.

13. steve - February 12, 2008

dude sweet

14. Red Shirt - February 12, 2008

I love Star Track! I am also a big fan of Amtrek.

15. Dave Roberts - February 12, 2008

I can see Shatner from here….

16. [The] TOS Purist - February 12, 2008

Very strange…

Also, SIXTEENTH!! lol…

17. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 12, 2008

Yeah, you would think that being reporters they would know how to pronounce words.

18. Red Shirt - February 12, 2008

I will say this folks, there is no better way to have something look like it was shot outside, THAN TO SHOOT IT OUTSIDE. Be a keen viewer of movies, like for example the Quidditch match in the first Harry Potter movie, and notice how bad it looks to try to use studio lights to emulate sunlight. It never really works. Hats off to these filmmakers for obviously working very hard to make things look right.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, surely someone on these boards lives near there and can scoop some images. Go rent a nice 600mm Canon IS lens and get to work!!!

RS out…

19. Pragmaticus - February 12, 2008

I’m betting that that’s a Romulan ship.

20. cd - February 12, 2008

LOL!!! >;>}

21. AJ - February 12, 2008

That “Star Track Enterprise” bears a small resemblance to NX-01 saucer from Star Trek Enterprise, but it’s way to small to be anything but simply a part of a ship for the scene which will be augmented by CGI.

22. cd - February 12, 2008

Oops! Try

23. AJ - February 12, 2008

18: Agree, but when people are in sub-zero temperatures, one can see one’s breath. It’s quite warm in SoCal,.so there goes that.

24. Allynd Dudnikov - February 12, 2008

What that a bridge I spy?

25. Green-blooded-bastard - February 12, 2008

Maybe in the far future the enterprise is buried under ice?

26. The Vulcanista - February 12, 2008

That rusty-looking thing in front of the green screen looks like a shipwrecked starship.

#18, Breath vapors can be CGI’d in, I suppose.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

27. Habs2919 - February 12, 2008

Lol.. especially the ship being the Star Track Enterprise.

28. Red Shirt - February 12, 2008

re: 23

Yes, it’s not too hard to CGI water vapor and other tiny particulate matter now-a-days…

29. The Vulcanista - February 12, 2008


I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who cringed when the talking head said “Star Trak.”

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

30. Red Shirt - February 12, 2008

I suggest everyone go and rent George Lucas’ Star Wuz. A fine companion sci-fi epic to watch after Star Track.

31. The Guardian of Forever - February 12, 2008

“Star Track”

Wish there was more discernible detail.

32. AJ - February 12, 2008

Saucer section crashed onto an ice planet? Too bulky to schlep to Iceland, I reckon. The color variation makes it either the ‘alternate battleship’ E or an alien vessel. That big brown arm on the left is a mystery, but could be the a starboard side shot of some kind of raised propulsion system.

Maybe they are just shooting pics of the ship, and no CGI vapors will be necessary.

33. AnnoyedFan - February 12, 2008

Its NOT canon, the colors are all wrong for 23rd Century and the construction appears far too primitive!

34. Harry Ballz - February 12, 2008

With all that white in the background it just lends credence to my theory that the movie will actually be entitled, “Snow Spock and the Seven Worfs”!

35. TrekNerd - February 12, 2008

Maybe they were thinking Time Track . . . as in Time Trax?

Time Trax was produced by Harve Bennett, the producer of Star Treks II through V.

It’s easy to see how they could have been confused.

36. Sxottlan - February 12, 2008

I used to call it Star Track.

When I was like, 6-years old.

If that’s a snow scape, perhaps that filming in Iceland didn’t work out?

37. The Vulcanista - February 12, 2008


I would imagine that anyone who’s *that* confused has difficulty finding their way out of their house in the morning… :)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

38. TrekNerd - February 12, 2008

Imagine if that helicopter or a plane accidentally got into the footage they were shooting?

39. Kayla Iacovino - February 12, 2008

This is great! Not a spoiler, but just a little bit of something to pique my interest. For me, the less info about the movie the better. I don’t understand why people like spoilers! Having a little self control and staying away from them leads to a much better viewing experience in theaters. It’s supposed to be a surprise!

40. elmachocombo - February 12, 2008

Spock lives on the north pole with Superman. I thought eveybody knew that! Get a load of the way our modern newscasters talk. It’s depressing. They sound like tweens hanging out at the mall. I miss walter Cronkite. Hey Harry I saw Time After Time this weekend. Very enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the late 70’s references.

41. Kayla Iacovino - February 12, 2008

#38. This is always an issue on set especially when shooting in a city or underneath a jet path. Filmmakers have to wait for gaps in activity before shooting, or they would loose a lot of money when they got back crap dailies. Shadows and sound are always problems from planes.

42. Red Shirt - February 12, 2008

Roberto is lurking about the boards again… I wonder how much this pisses him off? I mean, if it is just outside downtown, somebody was bound to find it eventually, right?

43. Harry Ballz - February 12, 2008


glad you liked the movie! I thought both McDowell and Warner were especially good for their acting!

44. AJ - February 12, 2008

The 2nd unit filming in Iceland may be like what they did in Alaska in TUC with Bones and Kirk: A bunch of stunt doubles walking around in a real arctic setting.

45. Sxottlan - February 12, 2008


46. dwf088 - February 12, 2008

Hate to break it to you guys, but the first few frames clearly show an American flag as part of the set. This is doubtfully a set for Star Trek.

As for Star TRACK, the talking head is likely an insecure fan trying to “distance” himself. God forbid someone thinks he’s one of “those”

47. AJ - February 12, 2008

Police training facilities will inevitably have an American flag flying. Anthony says above that Trek is confirmed as the film being shot here.

48. Non-belligerency Confirmed - February 12, 2008

star track, a film by g.g. obrums.
screamplay by rebooto arcy and neelex kruntzman.
starring lownard kneeloin as dr. spork.

49. Patrick - February 12, 2008

The first time I watched it I thought to my self, “I thought Enterprise was canceled”. That ship looks just like the NX-01.
How can anyone still say “Star Trak” after Star Trek has penetrated our culture so much?

50. Captain Amazing!! - February 12, 2008

23, as Red Shirt said it’s rather easy to CG water vapor so the character’s “breath” can be seen in the “cold” settings. It’s used fairly frequently. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban is one example. On the train when it stops and the windows “freeze” up and then you can see the actor’s “breath”. All CG. There are better examples that unfortunately escape me at this late hour…time for beddy bye.

51. CW - February 12, 2008

They are re-creating Roswell

52. The Vulcanista - February 12, 2008

#48 LMAO!

Everyone else:
I’m tellin’ ya, that’s a crashed starship in front of the green screen.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

53. AnnoyedFan - February 12, 2008

I used to call it Star Trak when I was like 5 yo! lol silly ppl!

54. Buckaroohawk - February 12, 2008

Star Trak? Really? I’ve haven’t heard anyone call it that in many, many years. Back when TOS was on the air on NBC, it was simply a cult show, so I could understand people thinking it was Trak instead of Trek. Even when it first started running in sydication, it’s understandable.

But since then, the show has become a cultural icon. Five TV series, 10 (soon to be 11) movies, hundreds of novels, scores of magazines, references in countless other TV shows and films. 40+ years of source material. At this point it’s ridiculous that anyone, especially a journalist for a Los Angeles TV station, should mispronounce (repeatedly) the title of the show. Hell, if you Google “Star Trak” the search engine asks “did you mean ‘Star Trek’.”

I’m not speaking as a Trek fan here, but as a writer who was taught throughout high school and college that if you don’t know what you’re writing (or speaking) about, then keep your mouth shut. Such blatant ignorance does nothing but make you look like an idiot.

I’m sure that the station received quite a few calls and e-mails from people about this. I’m betting he’ll get it right from now on.

Keep on Trakkin’, everyone!

55. Spock's Brain - February 12, 2008

Now that the strike is over Mr. Orci will probably be too busy to drop in here.

56. The Vulcanista - February 12, 2008


See Strike Is Over thread.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

57. Jon C - February 13, 2008

“Star Track”.That’s the one with Dr. Spock, right?

58. Valar1 - February 13, 2008


It could be he’s never heard of “Star Trek” but I think it more likely he’s never heard the word “trek” used in a sentence and never matched it to our show’s title. You’d be surprised how miniscule the vocabulary of the average college grad has become over the years, how often words are misspelled, mispronounced or even misused. Our culture is getting by on abbreviations and icons to express itself. A few decades from now we’ll be down to a verbal language and a totally different iconography based written script. LOL, C-YA.

59. Iowagirl - February 13, 2008

Looks definitely like some kind of whatever or maybe something totally different. I suppose it’s hard to say.

60. Jan - February 13, 2008

>>Hell, if you Google “Star Trak” the search engine asks “did you mean ‘Star Trek’. <<
On my PC Google doesn’t.

61. OR Coast Trekkie - February 13, 2008

Proof that Star Trek isn’t in the mainstream…

62. fourthwall - February 13, 2008

Ships looks kind of Larson class

63. eugaet - February 13, 2008

Yeah, that Star Track, a heck of a show. Say … isn’t that the show with that pointy eared guy, ahhhh Mr. Spark

64. PaoloM - February 13, 2008


The problem you expose is present in foreing countries too. My native language is italian, descendant of classical latin and of the vulgarization used in Dante’s Divine Comedy. This noble language is being butchered to death by abbreviations, contractions, laziness and lack of esthetic sense.

65. Allynd Dudnikov - February 13, 2008

The Rusty thing looks like the Saucer Section of the NX-01..

66. AJ - February 13, 2008

Could be the rear-end of NCC-1701 primary hull. Maybe they’ll bring her color back with CGI

67. RTC - February 13, 2008

#65, I had the same thought! Or Columbia or another NX ship.

68. S. John Ross - February 13, 2008

My favorite part in Star Track is when the good guys beat up Dark Vader.

69. Allynd Dudnikov - February 13, 2008

RTC That could be canon, the Columbia was “lost” or something.

70. Dyson Sphere - February 13, 2008

Cut, cut! Mr. Kyle, please shoot down that pesky primitive flying device so we can get on with our adventure without having to get the sound guys to mask it out of the print. – JJ Chanelling Kirk

71. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - February 13, 2008

#65 and #67 i agree… i think this could possibly be the link to Enterprise maybe?

72. Alex - February 13, 2008

OK, so where is everyone seeing the Enterprise? The snow set ist just… umm… snow. And the other one behind that looks like your common vulcan house. The color and the shape and everything, I mean… didn’t you guys watch Enterprise? Looks exactly like some scene on Vulcan. :-)

73. Don - February 13, 2008

Wow…I drove BY there today and had no idea…dammit, Jim!

74. diabolk - February 13, 2008

This is akin to a kid sneaking in to get video of the parents while they are wrapping the Christmas presents. It ultimately ruins the fun of Christmas day, which in this case is even more appropriate.

75. Mark from Germany - February 13, 2008

#73 Turn around…and have your camara ready.. pleeeeeaaase… :-)

76. DonDonP1 - February 13, 2008

I’ll bet that new “Star Trek” motion picture should be the very first since the Viacom split.

77. steve623 - February 13, 2008

My flavorite Star Track actors are Leonard Portnoy and Forest D. Kelly (who, coincidentally, was the father of R. Kelly – its true, I read it on the interweb).

78. cameron - February 13, 2008

to me this looks like the saucer of the an NX class ship?

79. doubleofive - February 13, 2008

I wonder if Roberto has been keeping a list of shots or lines he’s been wanting to add since the strike. Pick ups, here we go!

80. Driver - February 13, 2008

Some people just cannot bring themselves to say … Star Trek, less they risk being called a fan.

81. thebiggfrogg - February 13, 2008

Hey guys! There is this cool clip called the Zapruder film on YouTube. If you look carefully at the grassy knoll area I swear you can see Spock. Honest to God! ; )

I hope it ain’t a Larson class ship–that thing is fugly.

82. Stanky McFibberich - February 13, 2008

re: 59. Iowagirl – February 13, 2008
“Looks definitely like some kind of whatever or maybe something totally different. I suppose it’s hard to say.”

I like the way you think.

83. Red Shirt - February 13, 2008

I wake up this morning, and finally have to admit, whether I believe it or not….


84. diabolik - February 13, 2008

I suppose they called Leonard Dr. Spock as well.

85. Marian Ciobanu - February 13, 2008

In my country..Star Trek : translated as: Stark Trek by that idiots from AXN..hey i want to know if AXN ROMANIA has an least one tv sci-fi fan..who works there..and if anybody there knows english…I hate AXN RUMANIEA..!

86. Doug Abramson - February 13, 2008

Please remember that these “reporters” work for the local FOX station. They aren’t good enough to work for FOX News. Don’t read too much into the “Star Trak” comment. They don’t know any better. The really sad part is that two of the people on that broadcast started out as entertainment repoters in LA. They should know better, but they don’t.

87. Scott - February 13, 2008

Re: #59: Ha! Exactly. :-)

Re: #12, #36 , #53 — well, yeah, that’s about right. That news reader sounds no more than 8 years old. Everyone give him a break. He’s just a little kid.

Scott B. out.

88. Number Six - February 13, 2008

‘to me this looks like the saucer of the an NX class ship?’

I agree, it looks very much like an NX Class. Interesting!

89. garen - February 13, 2008

I think the rusty thing looks like an entrance to some type of industrial facility. Its got those angled beams/walls that direct you toward the center…where perhaps a big door opens up.

wow what speculation!

90. flyer00jay - February 13, 2008


Well, if some of the rumors on various trek boards are true, don’t the romulans get thrown back in time and try to kill Kirk’s dad?
I’ll bet it’s a romulan ship, and it HAD to crash in the artic so no one would find it.

91. British Naval Dude - February 13, 2008

it’s my dream someday to have a backyard all painted white with some plastic glaciers… and a frontyard featuring a rusted ol’ starship up on blocks in the overgrown lawn…

92. garen - February 13, 2008

“90. flyer00jay – February 13, 2008

Well, if some of the rumors on various trek boards are true, don’t the romulans get thrown back in time and try to kill Kirk’s dad?
I’ll bet it’s a romulan ship, and it HAD to crash in the artic so no one would find it.”

This theory requires that the two sets we see here are associated with each other. These look to be two totally seperate set pieces. They could be two totally different moments in the film with entirely different actors on each set. Theyre probably just shooting them at the same time on the same lot for convienience (time and money) factors.

93. New Horizon - February 13, 2008

Had to watch it again, but yeah…it sure does like like an NX class. I can not watch the video again though…Mr. STAR TRACK is driving me crazy. Where do they find these morons?

94. Balock - February 13, 2008

yes 22, that is great. JJ and Orci should watch this one. Good for a few laughs, and the original e-model looks great, too bad the TOS remastered guys didn’t use that instead of CGI…

95. Jon C - February 13, 2008

The rusty saucer with debris on top looks like the Enterprise in ruins.perhaps that’s what Spock needs to fix in the timeline.

96. ThePhaige - February 13, 2008

If that is the NX-01 which I doubt , it is upside down.

But a rusted ship saucer section is plausible. Possibly found in the future
and uncovered to reveal the event that has changed the time line. Eh who the heck knows.

97. star trackie - February 13, 2008

With a public that routinely gets Star Trek and Star Wars confused…or worse, think they are one and the same, the mis-prounounciation doesn’t really surprise me. These “outsiders” have been doing it for years.

98. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 13, 2008

Well it couldn’t be the NX-01 Enterprise because it became a museum that Troi had seen in the future, but in those ship of the lines calenders there’s fan art of the NX-02 Columbia being buried and lost in the desert.

99. garen - February 13, 2008

i still dont really buy that the rusty thing is a ship. Its most likely been built in full scale (or at least LARGE) scale in order for actors to perform on or around the set piece. and if its supposed to be an NX class would be way too small for the actors that appear with it.

If it were supposed to be a larger ship they would probably do it in sfx with miniatures (i hope so) or cg (shutters).

anyway…i still think its a set of some kind. a platform…and entrance…something like that. i suppose it could be a small ship…one we dont know about yet.

100. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 13, 2008

You can see the uniforms, in the beginning I see Gold!

101. Jim - February 13, 2008

This clip reminds me of an impressionist painting – you see in it what you want to see in it.

102. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 13, 2008

I take that back, that’s just my imagination and eyes playing tricks on me

103. Jorg Sacul - February 13, 2008

I used “Star Trak” as a joke in another thread. Back when TWOK was at the drive-in theatre, it sais “STAR TRAK 2, THE WRATH OF KHAN. So, it’s always been a giggle to me to use phrases like “COME ON! That ain’t real, like on Star Trak!!” to my friends of other fandoms.

104. SirBroiler - February 13, 2008

It’s clearly an NX class ship. I heard that the Romulans go back in time, and partner with the Xindi, steal the weapon, use it to destroy Iowa just as Captain Kirk’s dad reaches climax whilst conceiving his son. Thus, no Kirk.

105. M-BETA - February 13, 2008

How annoyed do you reckon JJ is?

Halfway through a crucial shot that could define the movie… and then a helicopter flies over completely ruining the sound of the take.

What a pain in the arse. (yes I’m from the UK)

I agree with #92. I reckon they are separate sets for different moments in the film.

I see
1. Ice set,
2. Saucer set, and
3. A green screen walkway/walk-by bit.

106. Alex - February 13, 2008

That looks like an “Enterprise” era ship saucer.

107. maspill - February 13, 2008

saucer set !! its a bit flat and nt in scale for that
looks like the inside of somethin industrial maybe an old klingon ship

108. Valar1 - February 13, 2008

Where’s the welder guy?

109. Jon C - February 13, 2008

It’s not in scale but perhaps they plan to add the actors later with special effects.I’m theorizing that the’re using a scaled down saucer set to lend visual realism instead of CGI .
Apparently a wrecked federation starship plays a part in the story.

110. Cervantes - February 13, 2008

Yay! A rock set… I love rock sets…

111. Thomas Jensen - February 13, 2008

I love Sky Track. It’s a good show I think they’re remasking it or something.

112. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 13, 2008

I don’t really think it looks like a federation ship. I think it’s just wishful thinking on all our parts.

113. sean - February 13, 2008


All this talk of blurry set pieces, and we missed Stanky finding true love!

114. garen - February 13, 2008

Wait a minute…..i dont know if anyone else has brought this up yet.

How do we even know this is the star trek set???

Obvioulsy the reporters are not very well informed…and we all kow that the media now a days jumps to conclusions and often make unfounded generalizations. It coulda been this reporters best guess or just an assumption that this is the star trek set.

I’m not saying that i dont believe this is a trek set…but it is something that we should consider. right?

115. Captain Fantastic - February 13, 2008

that is definitely not a saucer section, wrong colour, even the wroung shape, and the wrong size!

116. Captain Fantastic - February 13, 2008

meant wrong, not wroung!

117. CanuckLou - February 13, 2008

Cool – my bet its Original Spock’s.

The adventure continues….

118. trekmaster - February 13, 2008

Hm, it looks like a part of the saucer section of the Enterprise-E…

119. Blowback - February 13, 2008

Star TRACK????? TRACK??? How old is this guy?

120. British Naval Dude - February 13, 2008


It’s not a saucer set at all; It’s just the break room for the crew… they really need ta clean it up…

121. Scotty - February 13, 2008

It’s neat to see the movie being shot and what looks like the crashed hull of a starship this movie news keeps getting more interesting to see everyone guessing what this scene will be about when we finally see it in the theaters in december.

122. trekofficial - February 13, 2008

I used to say “Star Trac” when I was 4 yo LOL what the heck!!!!!!!!!!!

123. Clinton - February 13, 2008

Personally, I love how the station covered this like it was major breaking news, with helicopter shots and commentary. Ugh. I love Star Trek (uh, TRAK, sorry) but really!

124. garen - February 13, 2008


I’m thinking they were flying aroudn anyway…traffic report perhaps…and just happen to fly over an interesting looking movie set. So they started talking about it. probably to kill time…or keep the news light.

Local news is local news…hard hitting and highly informed, eh? ha!

125. Dr. Image - February 13, 2008

It creates “buzz.”
That’s a good thing- as long as it’s for Star TREK…

126. Closettrekker - February 13, 2008

#114–I believe Anthony said that confirmed that. Our man, Anthony, does his homework before reporting anything as “news”. If it is at all questionable, he seems to do a great job of categorizing it as a “rumor” or the like.

127. StarTracker - February 13, 2008

That looks like a Star Track fed ship – isn’t that a turbolift tube in the back?

128. RaveOnEd - February 13, 2008

Also shows the general attention span of a local news person – they went from saying it was “Star Track”, to talking about the one person’s experience with green screen in “Alvin and the Chipmunks”…

129. JL - February 13, 2008

man I loves me some star trak

130. AJ - February 13, 2008

Perhaps this is “Star Track,” brought to you by the ones who gave us “Epic Movie” and “Meet the Spartans!” That means that this reporter has scooped everyone on a film only he knows is being shot!

Kinda eerie, though, after saying “Star Track” that he accidentally identified the ship as the “Star Track Enterprise.” Maybe he votes for NX saucer section, too.

131. CmdrR - February 13, 2008

The anchors don’t know what they’re looking at. They don’t know how to pronounce Star Track — er, Trek. But, they’re prefectly willing to put speculation on the air as if it were fact.

Yep, that’s Fox.

132. Jon C - February 13, 2008

131 I think you’re getting silly.Get some fresh air.

133. Closettrekker - February 13, 2008

#131–The endless 24 hour news media and the inevitable abundance of competition out there does make news anchors a bit more prone to speculation nowadays, as compared to the days of the old 3 major networks, but I don’t think that such a decline in news standards is in any way limited to FOX. You see it everywhere. There was a time when you could say, “Well, Mr. Cronkite said it, so it must be true.”

Those days are long gone. What bothers me is, often times a newsperson will “break” a story, later finding out that the story was inaccurate and the report premature—and never bother to make a retraction (at least a noteworthy one) or, God forbid, an apology.

134. AJ - February 13, 2008

Anthony, if this poor reporter apologizes, we want to know about it. This thread should be analyzing that brown ship to death, and not complaining about a reporter’s lack of knowledge of TRACKXI. Get him on the Boards.

135. British Naval Dude - February 13, 2008


points in this here thread:

“Track” being symptomatic of a deteriorating formal or literate manner of communication and diminished vocabulary.

Arrrr! I know whut ya mean… see I still have no idea what IMO means. Truly I can conjecture based on it’s context and still get whut yer tryin’ ta say…

Took me awhile to figure out TOS wasn’t “Terms of Service”… thought all ya people were just happy and daffy about contracts… quit texting me… canna stand it not knowing whut ye be sayin’… use proper English like I be doin’ for goodness sakes…

Point 2: What izzit?
Obviously the rusty, barnacle brown saucer section of Enterprise/Columbia from ENT… oh, crikee! now I be using acronyms again! GHM! C,TMA!

136. Ali - February 13, 2008

Trek is by far the most popular Afrikaans word adopted into English and certainly the most popular in a TV series title.

137. Sean4000 - February 13, 2008

I’m on a 64-bit octo-core workstation and flash is disabled, are there any links to a donloadable version of this clip?

138. PaoloM - February 13, 2008

Since english is not my native language I am impressed by the fact that the words “Trek ” and “Track” can be distinguished by hearing. I have always been thinking that the two words had the same pronunciation.

139. trekofficial - February 13, 2008

lol I was saying STAR TRAC when I wss 4 years old HAHAA

140. lwr - February 13, 2008

Remember what someone on post around here once said about the common viewer:

… “Star Trak…is that still around, not that NEW generation stuff, I mean DR Spock and all that”

141. Charles H. Root, IIIl - February 13, 2008

I hope it’s not NX-01 Enterprise unless an alternate timeline. the NX-01 was a museum in the 24th century!

142. Redjac - February 13, 2008

Wouldn’t that be a hoot if when the opening credits for the new film roll…it really IS called STAR TRAC??? (i.e., they change the name of the franchise?) LOL!!!!

143. Kevin - February 13, 2008

Can we agree to ban the word “canon”….please?

144. Closettrekker - February 13, 2008

#143–Fat chance!

145. Jim - February 13, 2008

134 – “This thread should be analyzing that brown ship to death” – looks more to me like a king-sized access cover (manhole, for the politically correct crowd) than any kind of ship. Hmmm – “Star Trac” meets “Land of the Giants” anyone?

146. Ban An Appeal - February 13, 2008

Re: 97. star trackie – February 13, 2008

“With a public that routinely gets Star Trek and Star Wars confused…or worse, think they are one and the same, the mis-prounounciation doesn’t really surprise me. These “outsiders” have been doing it for years.”

You mispronounced mispronunciation…

147. AJ - February 13, 2008


The description is “some guys flying out of a ship.” I see glacial-looking thing, and I see ship, but “some guys flying out” are missing. I think it’s a real-life part of something which will be augmented by CGI. Like an entrance, as someone said. Or it could be a saucer-section of something found lying by a glacial cliff.

I wager 200 quatloos that this was staged by JJ&Co, including the “Star Track” reference (and “Star Track Enterprise” for that familiar saucer), to wind up the fan-base.

And Anthony must be in on it, with his “source’s” “description.”

Viral marketing, anyone?

148. Enc - February 13, 2008

right id ont see any univorms or costumes. all i see is street clothes jeans, shorts, t-shirts (yellow, blue etc.), one guy with a climbing harness.

#114 #126
de we need rob orci to respond to this
lets get confirmation first.


149. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

AJ#147- I’ll wager 400 quatloos that the LAPD training facility property wherein said film is being shot has been bought by Paramount and is, in reality, the first attraction of a new ST themepark.

150. Redjac - February 13, 2008

Star Trakkin across the uni-verse…
On the Star Trak Enterprise under Captain Kirrrrk…

Etc., etc., etc….

I think that oughta be the main title to the new STAR TRAK movie!

Orci! Are you liss’nin’…

151. cyberghost - February 13, 2008

can someone post the youtube link in the comments section? I have an iPhone and thus can’t view the video.

Thanks in advance to whomever does this for me.

152. RaveOnEd - February 13, 2008

Maybe its Shatner filming a “How to climb a mountain” tie-in for the 20th Anniversary 4-disc DVD set of TFF.


153. Steve Short - February 13, 2008

Maybe the Romulans go back to far in time at first and destroy a NX class ship that spots them before they could leave. Or the Romulans are off to stop the Federation from getting started. If that doesn’t work then kill Kirk before he become a captain.

154. AJ - February 13, 2008

149: As yet a bad capital investment..

Then this would be the “Rura Penthe short Bungie jump” and the “Enterprise-D Generations Crash Mini-Golf.” Blecch.

155. This is canon - February 13, 2008


156. Enc - February 13, 2008

what is this terminator? :)
there was this bridge once. you see this scar. :)

you beat me to it, darn.

I heard his daughter is doing the audio commentary :D

157. Red Shirt - February 13, 2008

Wow, even “The Rocket” is showing off how much of a “Trakker” he is!

158. Enc - February 13, 2008

the kirk fight scene lazer tag arena
star in your own ‘surgery on a torpedo’ scene
write your own federation president speech and win a trip for 2….

maybe i should stop now.
(i had another one, but…)

159. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

AJ#154- 600 quatloos that the first attraction is the great E from STIII after crashing into the frozen quadrent of the Genesis planet. In “The Search for Spock” attraction, a human male lifeform is detected within the long-burned rubble of the Enterprise and it is up to Trekkers and civilians alike to enter and track down the lifeform without aid of tricorder before Kruge and his band of merrymen knife, choke and/or phaser you to death.

160. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

En#158- Kirk fight scene laser-tag arena sounds like fun!

161. Enc - February 13, 2008

do you remember the london (i think) alien attraction

quick and dirty photoshop
at least the thumb is pointing out.
ive seen tv shows, movies get it wrong and point the thumb in.

162. Father Rob - February 13, 2008

100: UNIFORMS!!!

I will confirm your observation. A man in a white jacket has a blue shirt and black pants, and there is someone to his right in a gold shirt and black pants. They look like TOS uniforms from what I can see…

Definately TOS uniforms.

You can see it from the 4 to 10 second mark. The gold-shirted individual goes off screen first, blue stays in for a bit longer.


163. AJ - February 13, 2008


I’m up to 1000 quatloos now! You are Sulu, trapped in ridiculously sub-zero weather with freezing comrades, trying to use your frozen and frost-bitten hands to catch a “pot of hot coffee” which nice-guy Kirk has lowered on a rope from the orbiting Enterprise.

If you don’t get it, you die. If you do get it, you wonder why he didn’t send industrial heaters or more blankets. And it’s Yeoman Rand’s “handphaser instant” anyway, so you choose to die of hyperthermia, and wonder when the shuttles will be delivered.

“Wait, that’s an NX class saucer over there!…Oh My…(Death).

Also, it could be an X-rated rendez-vous with Zarebeth.

Man, are we nerds.

164. CmdrR - February 13, 2008

Why would they build the bridge set outside?

As for knocking Fox, they certainly deserve it. So do CNN, MSNBC, and every local station in America at one time or another. Competition shouldn’t breed sloppiness. It’s not like you can call this “breaking news,” even for Trekkies, since they say this set had been up for days. I’m passionate about news, because I’m in the biz. I’ve been at CNN. I have seen a serious slide in standards across the boards in the past 20 years, and there’s no sign of it getting any better soon. In fact, this would be a cool Star Trek theme if we ever get another series (which I’m sure we will.)

165. Thomas - February 13, 2008

I actually saw something about that on the morning news show (I live in L.A.), but I didn’t get to see the actual set shot. I do remember thinking, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if they actually got a shot of a Star Trek set?”

166. CmdrR - February 13, 2008

Looks like the blue and gold uniforms are t-shirts, like something the film crew would wear for fun. Although they have a breast patch, both are short sleeve. I suspect the actual costumes will be so form fitting, the ladies will know Quinto’s religion.

167. Enc - February 13, 2008

orbital teather. they’ll get elctrecuted
its hypothermia

168. Enc - February 13, 2008

thats an old joke. didnt rob williams use that in ‘live at the met’

169. CmdrR - February 13, 2008

I was born before Trek began. I love old jokes.

170. The Vulcanista - February 13, 2008


From your lips to the costuming department’s collective ear … ;)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

171. Red Shirt - February 13, 2008

Boy, doesn’t Enc have a critique about everyone!

172. toddk - February 13, 2008

Maybe its the Borg Sphere wreckage from “Regeneration” (Enterprise Episode)

173. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

AJ#163- LOL!

3200 quatloos this is an alternate universe attraction from Undiscovered Country where the Enterprise from Generations got caught up in a time vortex via paradoxical entropy and switched places with Kirk’s E, subsequently crashing and killing all hands (which wouldn’t absolutely ruin my day). Therefore Spock, having found himself in the Nexus could kill Soran, save the future Kirk, and do the calculations in his head to get back to the other universe and save his Kirk in time for the Kittamer conference in time for dinner.

Oh, and ST nerds rule.

174. Enc - February 13, 2008

#171 – 172

175. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

Man, I need to start poorfreading my messages.

176. Enc - February 13, 2008

3201 qualoos spock melds with soran in the nexas to change his mind.

177. RaveOnEd - February 13, 2008

Oooh, I got it!

McCoy, Kirk and the character being played by Rachel Nichols are trudging along on that ice cap. McCoy falls and Kirk helps him up.

MCCOY: Go on…leave me…
KIRK: No! Bones, I’m wearing a viridium patch on my back! Spock slapped it there, just before we got on Nero’s ship!

What do ya think?

178. James R. Kirk - February 13, 2008

The NX-01 is back

179. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

CmdRr166 & Vulcanista170- I grok that and raise you two ripped shirts, one command gold and one science officer blue.

180. Denise de Arman - February 13, 2008

Enc#176- Before or after he neck-pinches him, and how would that fit into the attraction – holographic 3D or with an accompanying stomach-kick-combination-karate-chop from a stuntactor playing a late-middle-aging-can’t-tell-Generations-is-a-horrible-script-Shatner?

181. Enc - February 13, 2008

i wont go unless the stunatactor leaves his coffee cup up there for all to see :D

182. AJ - February 13, 2008

Denise 173 (with skips) to 180:

That’s rich, I’ll Say. LOL!

Maybe the cliff is the “I…..have had enough….of YOU!” attraction. You sort of push a local actor who is dressed as a Klingon and watch him drop to the bottom. Like the brave Wile E. Coyote and Kruge after him.

I hope someone finds out what that ship is in the video. Really would like to know!

183. Enc - February 13, 2008

this ship or not. i would like to see the ol cigar shaped romulan ship instead of that ent flea.

yeah sure a lot of people would like to be kirk, but im sure a lot would also like to take the kruge plung.

184. Woulfe - February 13, 2008

T-R-E-K, Trek, like the expencive mountain bike you pinhead….

T-R-A-C-K, Track is for trains, like train track…..

I thinks dat someone needs ta’ go back ta’ school to lern dem some proper ENGLISH or somethin’ like dat dere…..


3,465.12 quatloos that this won’t be the last time someone calls it Star Track, or calls it by it’s correct name Star Trek or mistakes it for Star Wars

185. Garovorkin - February 13, 2008

They are really doing a good job of keeping this under wraps and us in the Dark and you know I am alright with that. i would rather it be a surprise.

186. Enc - February 13, 2008

anyone want to see a history of the secrecy extra in the dvd.

187. S. John Ross - February 13, 2008

#186: If they put one on the DVD, it would have to be an easter-egg not clearly marked on any of the menus :)

188. Enc - February 13, 2008


189. Jamesintucson - February 13, 2008

this is probably the first thread I have seen in a while where Orci hasn’t piped in. I bet someone in here hit it on the money and they can’t discuss it. Not that they would anyways, better to leave us wondering so we still line up on Dec 25th. My opinion, its an NX class saucer section. I really like the idea of Romulans going back in time to stop Kirk, and Spock being on Romulan, makes sense he would be there to stop it.

190. bimplebean - February 13, 2008

I am so tired of these idiots who call it “Star Track.” Frickin’ DUH.

191. Red Shirt - February 13, 2008


Yes! Roberto! Chime in and tell us what we are looking at! Maybe it IS Star TRACK, a quickie, cheap knockoff, like that Turkish Star Wars!

Aspiring film students, please take the lead, and put up STAR TRACK on youtube ASAP!

192. cyberghost - February 13, 2008


Thanks for posting the link


193. Alex - February 13, 2008

I still don’t see a starship saucer section anywhere…

194. Alex - February 13, 2008

Giving it a second thought, maybe they *did* confuse it and it’s actually a set of the new Star Wars TV show. If that’s true, I thank god we don’t see any more details…

“So I finally accepted the Enterprise having flames and stuff, but I will not buy those Romulan ships with X-shaped wings and little astromech droids! He’s clearly ass-raping my beloved canon! That’s it, I’m boycotting!” :-)

195. Garovorkin - February 13, 2008

194 i forgot about that one isn’t lucas still auditioning writer for the live action show? His plans for the number of episodes for the show range from 100 to up to 400. Personally i have my doubts about the show lasting 50 let alone 100 especially if he gets involved in the writing.

196. Battletrek - February 14, 2008

That does look like the NX 101 Enterprise, or whatever its registry number is, rust colored.

197. Enc - February 14, 2008

sorry i dont see an enterprise ship or any ship
looks like an oversized boiler to me.

198. Adam - February 14, 2008

I don’t think this is a NX class. Has some similarities but not an exact match.

199. Adam - February 14, 2008

It will be interesting to look back on this conversation in December…er…I mean May 2009 after we find out what it really is.

200. Gerry - February 14, 2008

Oh my God, are they crashing ANOTHER ship???

Sounds like they’re on-track to re-create EVERY gag done in every other movie and series…..

201. Merat - February 14, 2008

My first thought was, “Wonder if this is actually the set for the new Stargate movie?” Then I realized that the helicopter would have to be WAY off course to be filming something in Canada.

202. Enc - February 14, 2008

wich one
AOT is now up for pre-orders, i think its done.

203. hollywooddave - February 14, 2008

awesome video and that does kind of look like the nx-01.i hope that they tie it in somehow.

204. Zminus10 - February 14, 2008

I regret to put an end to the fun, but if you listen closely with headphones, the reporter does say “Trek”. However, due to his accent or drawl, it sounds like “Trak”. It is more noticeable later on in the video when he mentions “Trek” for a second time.


205. DAV - February 15, 2008


206. Mastrada101 - February 18, 2008

#205 LOL, thats a good movie :)

207. driveindude - February 20, 2008

AJ… ever heard of digital breath?

208. Nero - May 2, 2009


209. Charles H. Root, III - May 15, 2009

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