FX Video of Enterprise in Star Trek?

io9 are running an article titled “First Clip of New Enterprise?”…is it?

Again we consulted our resident expert, Senator Vreenak

Maker tried to get TrekMovie.com to run it
It seems every couple of months someone tries to foist a fake on the community. This faker sent in this clip to TrekMovie.com yesterday. He claimed it was from a ‘friend’ who worked for a bay area company ‘working on current productions.’ It was obviously a fake, but after TrekMovie.com questioned the authenticity and source he replied back with the following message “I’m going to send this to Aint It Cool… bye”. Apparently AICN didn’t fall for it either, but io9 did.

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March 22, 2008 1:41 pm

Yeah, it’s pretty much an Enterprise shot from TOS, probaby remastered TOS, added into the sunset shot. It’s a well-done fake, but that’s all

March 22, 2008 1:41 pm

ha ha, fakers foiled again!

Captain Kev
March 22, 2008 1:43 pm

The senator never lies! Haha!

March 22, 2008 1:46 pm

Why would anyone consider that backdrop a “futuristic” city…looks just like the skyline of any number of major metropolitan areas.

This is so fake it makes my teeth hurt.

March 22, 2008 1:47 pm

It looks pretty crappy…I’m not sure how anyone would believe this.

Tanner Waterbury
March 22, 2008 1:47 pm

ITS A FAAAAAKKKKEEEE!!! Once … Again :( :sigh:

john doe
March 22, 2008 1:51 pm

concur with #5

March 22, 2008 1:52 pm

HAHA! That’s not even a good fake!!

Barry Hercules
March 22, 2008 1:53 pm

Well done fake it it aint. Every dude and his grandma can make a shakey cam spaceship/UFO footage clip these days. Just google youtube.

Spoctor McKirk
March 22, 2008 1:54 pm

Vreenak The Magnificent, you are correct, sir. Ho!!

Now, JJ, can we have some “real” clips /stills from the movie? My interest is starting to wander…

March 22, 2008 2:03 pm

These fake things that keep getting posted not only make me want to see it more, they make me wonder. If a fan or two can make something that people MIGHT think is real, what is the new Enterprise gonna look like?

Oh, just a blurry video, or at least a shot of the secondary hull! People would go crazy! Or the bridge, the new crew, the officer uniforms, anything.


March 22, 2008 2:14 pm

Jesus, that’s not even the Enterprise from the new movie. How dumb do you have to be to fall for something like this?

March 22, 2008 2:15 pm

It’s easily recognizable as not being from the new film because the nacelles resemble the TOS ones – not those over-sized things we saw in the first official XI picture.

March 22, 2008 2:25 pm

awful attempt at a fake as well.

Powerlines strung across the skyline in TOS timeframe? Enterprise just cruisin’ the loop in Bay town?

Where’s Stanky when you need him… or better yet…Elaine Benes?
“Fake, fake, fake…fake..!”

blake powers
March 22, 2008 2:31 pm

How can that even be considered a fake?? The nacelles are WAY too small.

March 22, 2008 2:34 pm

Not only a fake, but a dumb shot.

It begs the question: Why would this be happening?

Agree with #9. Go to youtube and search for UFO footage. Some of the fakers are pretty good.. And some, not so much.

blake powers
March 22, 2008 2:34 pm

By that I mean.. It’s not even good enough to be considered a fake. It should be titled 3yr old experiments with graphix.

March 22, 2008 2:41 pm

Shame on others trying to fool people. :)

March 22, 2008 2:46 pm

I like how it looks like some joe with a camcorder who is taping footage of a UFO.

March 22, 2008 2:54 pm

i know it a fakeand a bad fake but hey i liked it dnt know why but its somethin to look at would make a good teaser trailer the enterprise flyin through san fransisco

March 22, 2008 2:56 pm

Fake……..but it bring up the point…….I think it’s time for JJ to toss us a crumb of SOMETHING.

March 22, 2008 2:59 pm

here is what i think, perhaps it is the ship leaving drydock and is probably moving upward, much like the hindenburg did in the robert wise film from 1976…

March 22, 2008 3:04 pm

god dam how does Vreenak always know whens things are fake , does he get the Tal Shiar to look at it , or is he just a genius , i guess i will never know

March 22, 2008 3:04 pm

It’s a good thing this is a fake.

March 22, 2008 3:14 pm

its a really bad fake. questions are begged:
– why would an fx shot leave the timer on?
– why would the enterprise ‘decend’ on a earth-like planet.

David Gregg
March 22, 2008 3:31 pm

Can I ask a really stupid question? What’s on the other side of the video? I looked at this and I’m starting to think it might be some kind of virual marketing campaign. Because if you were going to make a fake, why would it be cropped in such a way as to only show half the screen? I’m starting to smell a cloverfield type marketing device here.

Duane Dibby of Borg
March 22, 2008 3:42 pm

I wouldn’t dismiss this so quickly: could it perhaps be a ‘pre-vis’ shot?

March 22, 2008 3:45 pm

Of course “IT’S A FAKE!”. The design of the Enterprise didn’t even resemble what we saw in the trailer. It was clearly the old design. Still looked cool considering it must be fan made.

Red Shirt
March 22, 2008 3:46 pm

Did someone say this movie is being delayed?

March 22, 2008 3:53 pm

Good catch, TrekMovie.

March 22, 2008 3:54 pm

pretty obvious fake. we need jj to throw us a genuine crumb as #21 keenyB says.

non-belligerency confirmed
March 22, 2008 4:01 pm

i’m convinced this is the real thing. look closely and you can see the flames painted on the side of the primary hull.

March 22, 2008 4:02 pm

Heh. Gotta love the Vreenak thing. That NEVER gets old!! =D

But yes…JJ…c’mon, give us something!!

And, also, not sure if this was already discussed and said somewhere or anything but can I ask…is the deflector dish on the new E still gonna be…well…a dish (as far as we know)?

March 22, 2008 4:02 pm

Were it viral, we’d be seeing the Movie Enterprise, not the one that Vreenak so easily smoked out. Further, the sight of the E traveling behind telephone wires in 23rd Century San Francisco. I think that this is not only a fake, but a bad one. I would have expected better of someone with Quicktime or some other movie software.

Thankfully, we have Senator Vreenak as our resident bunko scam detector.

non-belligerency confirmed
March 22, 2008 4:05 pm

hey! did you notice the shuttlecraft near the bottom right. goofy but cool touch.

James Heaney - Wowbagger
March 22, 2008 4:11 pm

Hey, if it were genuine, would we have Benny Russell kneeling on the ground screaming, “It is REEEEAL!”?

I <3 Vreenak.

Jackson Roykirk
March 22, 2008 4:11 pm

#34 —

section9: that’s the first thinhg I noticed also…you would think that by the 23rd century, they would have figured out a way to put all of there telephone lines underground.

March 22, 2008 4:22 pm

to those calling for Abrams to ‘throw us some crumbs’ there wont be any pics or footage of the Ent or the cast in uniform or Nimoy as Spock or phasers etc as THE FILM HAS BEEN PUT BACK TO MAY 2009!!!

maybe if it had still been coming out xmas 08 stuff like that would be being shown around about now and a full trailer attached to Indy 4 but no where near yet…

some offical stills will come about later on in the year (summer..) and a new full trailer at xmas but nothing yet

We’re lucky we got to see the teasertrailer when we did – as that would have probably been attached to Indy 4 had the decision to move the film to May 09 been made earlier

Mark from Germany
March 22, 2008 4:25 pm

To be fair…io9 didn’t fall for it exactly…they just let it up to their visitors, whether to decide if it is real or not.

I, to be honest, don’t know what to make of it. It looks trather sophisticated and you can’t do it in just a few minutes on your average computer. I tend to think that it really might be some kind of test. Maybe it was done before they had the finished design of their new Enterprise.

On the other hand..the Enterpriose flying in the atmosphere…hmmmmm…that’s not canon..that’s for sure :-))

March 22, 2008 4:27 pm

Um, yeaaaaaah. The Enterprise actually flying 400 feet off the ground.

March 22, 2008 4:35 pm

Vreenak strikes again, baby!

Tanner Waterbury
March 22, 2008 4:36 pm

Hey Orci Or Kurtzman, tell JJ to Throw us a Freakin Bone here already, Just give us a pic of the Enterprise!!! I hope you guys are reading this

Kirk, James T.
March 22, 2008 4:39 pm

The Trailer out at the moment has been dubbed the “announcement” trailer. I’d expect a 2nd teaser at SDCC and then a full trailer in january 2009 – SDCC should be the start of a full advertising campaign for Star Trek

Bill Peters
March 22, 2008 4:53 pm

Yea, can wait to find out what comes out of SDCC.

March 22, 2008 5:13 pm

Ha Ha, Nice try!!!

March 22, 2008 5:29 pm

You can’t get anything pass Senator Vreenak!

March 22, 2008 5:39 pm

Yeah, it’s a pretty cool fake. That’s a shot I’d love to see. I love a well done fabrication.

March 22, 2008 5:51 pm

I’m surprised that the gullible delinquents at AICN didn’t fall for this. Senator Vreenak must have filled them in.

Irish Trekki
March 22, 2008 5:53 pm

Can’t possibly be the Enterprise. If you remember from the trailer, the nacells are alot bigger. I agree with Jon, probably a shot from the remastered series! Glad to see the staff at Trekmovie.com cannot be fooled!

March 22, 2008 5:54 pm

You could tell it’s a fake just by the image of the video. The Enterprise would never fly that low. And if it were launching, then it would be going upword into space.