Earlier TrekMovie.com listed a release of the “full image of the Enterprise” as one of the big Star Trek movie events we can expect in the upcoming year, but today the #3 ranked story on Digg.com is “Could This Be the New Enterprise From Star Trek 11?.” Well for this one, Vreenak doesn’t even need to suit up as the answer is an obvious…no.
The Koerner Strikes Again
Over the last year TrekMovie.com has received countless ‘tips’ over some designs made by digital artist (and Trekkies celebrity) Gabriel Koerner. Through no fault of Gabe’s, his reimingined NCC-1701 has been mistaken for the real thing by fans and even some major websites (like Aint it Cool News). The new Digg article (which itself has been subsequently picked up by some other sites, resulting in a new wave of ‘tips’ to TrekMovie.com) is actually showing one of the Gabe’s old designs. It is one TrekMovie debunked in December after AICN got duped. If someone really wanted to get a ‘leak’ rumor going, they should have picked some of his newer images, which are still pretty cool…check them out (click to enlarge).
More Enterprise designs can be found at Gabe’s site.
Another imagined new Enterprise from Vektor
Gabe isn’t the only one who has imagined a new Enterprise for the new Star Trek. Before the teaser trailer premiered, our old friend Jason ‘Vektor’ Lee (designer of the 2007 ‘Foolerprise‘) has taken a crack at it by creating something more detailed and realistic, while retaining original design elements, even down to “The Cage” era pointy nacelles. (again click to enlarge).
More of Jason’s ‘Conjectural Trek XI Enterprise’ at sci-fi meshes
And another from Dennis Bailey
Dennis Bailey (TNG writer and Starship Exeter CGI artist) also took a crack at a reimagined 1701 by blending the TOS, Phase II and TMP era Enterprises, check it out (again click to enlarge).
Of course these are all just fun designs and none were meant as hoaxes, but that probably wont stop people from sending in tips about all the new Enterprises they find.
For now the only real picture from JJ Abrams Star Trek is of the Enterprise ‘under construction’ but at some point this thing has to fly.