AICN’s Knowles Reports on Star Trek Footage June 26, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
JJ Abrams gave Aint It Cool News’ Harry Knowles a sneak peek of a few scenes the new Star Trek movie. Excerpts below.
[Obviously contains spoilers].
Knowles describes the following scenes
1. Ben Cross (Sarek) & Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson) cradling a baby Spock on the surface of Vulcan. (no effects added yet, not much to say)
2. completed visual effects pass of a pre-Enterprise Federation ship from about 25 years before the Enterprise. (this would be Captain Robau’s USS Kelvin which TrekMovie reported on a few weeks ago.) Knowles describes it thusly:
I really like the dynamics and tone of this Space shot – very much not like something I’d seen before – although it was Star Trek, because the ship was a saucer, with a nacelle above and below the saucer. It just felt aggressive and frankly… badass.
3. A hangar/Academy scene with cadets getting on Transports, described thusly:
It feels as though some Intergalactic Pearl Harbor has happened and all the cadets are anxious to get underway. You’d see cadets running to meet their shuttles – and as shuttles filled up, they took off to take their crews to their respective starships. They hold on the long shot – we hear Leonard McCoy being assigned to the Enterprise – You catch Uhura being assigned to a place… not the Enterprise. You see Chris Pine as Kirk demanding to know why his name wasn’t called out – apparently Kirk is in trouble.
4. A scene on the Enterprise (immediately after the hangar scene). Knowles describes the bridge:
…all ended with characters arriving on the bridge, under the command of Captain Pike. Sulu was at the helm – and the bridge. And the uniforms… Classic Trek. Nice. Then for the first time in the history of Star Trek, it looked amazingly functional. It echoes that classic Trek look – but imagine if you handed that design to the folks at APPLE and said… Make it really work. I instantly believed in the functionality of everything.
Knowles appears impressed with what he saw and provides more details, CLICK to read his full report.