EW Previews Star Trek Comic Con Posters – With First Cast Photos

Today Star Trek got a whole lot realer. In their Comic Con Preview edition, Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek at some posters that are going to be given way at Comic Con next week…and for the first time ever we have images of actual cast members from JJ Abrams Star Trek. [MINOR SPOILERS]


Abrams: Sorry
Entertainment Weekly’s Comic Con 2008 edition previews a number of hot upcoming films and in their Star Trek section EW notes that director JJ Abram touted his new Star Trek at last year’s Comic Con and regarding this year EW asks ‘Abrams is bringing …almost nothing?’ Abrams tells the magazine:

Sorry, but hopefully when [fans] eventually do see more, it will be that much more exciting.

Not Nothing–Paramount is bringing new posters–with cast photos!
As reported by TrekMovie previously, even though Star Trek wont have a panel, it will have a presence at the Paramount booth in San Diego. EW reports that this presence will include four posters that form a single larger ‘one sheet’ poster. However, it appears fans will only get one section each so you will need three friends to get the whole effect. TrekMovie has also been told these posters are not the full extent of the Star Trek presence from Paramount.

Here they are
The first official images of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoë Saldana), and Nero (Eric Bana). By the way, look closely at the eyes.

James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) looking cocky

Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto), so logical

Uhura (Zoe Saldana), ready to communicate

…and the villain Nero (Eric Bana), seems angry about something

Put them all together and you get this:

UPDATED New composite image made from newly available desktops from the official site (see below)

Official Site Wallpapers
Friday afternoon the official site went through a redesign and added a download section with wallpapers based on the new posters. CHECK IT OUT.


Quick thoughts:

  • Note the background colors, red, gold, blue correspond to the original uniform colors for Uhura, Kirk and Spock

  • Nice touch with the reflection of the delta shield logo in the eyes for Kirk, Spock and Uhura. It looks like there is one there for Nero too, but hard to tell.

  • Spock’s shirt looks very close to original TOS

  • As we knew it would, Quinto looks perfect as Spock

  • Pine has the right look of a young, serious, cocky Kirk

  • Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like Starfleet pointy sideburns are still in style

  • Zoe’s Uhura = HOT

  • Nero looks badass, but what is is going on with his ear? He is reportedly a Romulan, did someone chew the tip off?

  • And as TrekMovie.com reported before, no TNG era bumpy headed action on the Romulans…with the new twist of tattoos!…Fascinating

Thank you JJ
This is what we have all be asking for…and lets face it…whining about for so long. So a big thank you to JJ Abrams and to your band of brothers (Lindelof, Orci, Kurtzman, and Burk). And thank you Paramount.


Get your own copy in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly arriving on newsstands now.


Thanks to Michael, Florian and the many fans who sent in tips regarding this EW article



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July 17, 2008 6:39 pm

These are awsome!

The Angry Klingon
July 17, 2008 6:40 pm

Tattooed Romulans? Am I first…? wow

Tiberius Kirk
July 17, 2008 6:41 pm

Super Bad!!!

Tiberius Kirk

Tiberius Kirk
July 17, 2008 6:46 pm

Is it me or does Eric Bana’s ears look chewed/burned off?


July 17, 2008 6:46 pm


July 17, 2008 6:46 pm

Finally some images…Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Nero…they have to have posters of the rest of the crew!

July 17, 2008 6:47 pm

This move is going to rock so bad (in a good way), it’s gonna blow us all away. Now, I am officially excited, however I still worry that the uniforms and the “comm badge” will look like the TOS, and that is a definite no-no if Star Trek wants to restart and be in with the times. I mean skin tight spandex uniforms….

However, I can’t wait for the movie, and Uhura is smoking hot !

July 17, 2008 6:47 pm

no bumpy forehead on the romulan it seems! yehh, back to old school!

July 17, 2008 6:48 pm

No offense to Uhura but the poster should have been of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy! The Romulan looks wicked.

El Rushborg
July 17, 2008 6:49 pm


ALMOST…Reman? As in Nemesis?


July 17, 2008 6:50 pm


what can you say…they need to sell this movie …and sexyness sells

July 17, 2008 6:50 pm

Pine and Quinto (Nimoy’s clone?), look really cool in these images…and of course Uhura is looking as beautiful as I imagined!

July 17, 2008 6:53 pm

there is a reflection of somthing in their eyes?

July 17, 2008 6:53 pm

#4 I agree – that is a battle scarred ear;
Chris Pine does look Shatneresque in that shot.
Quinto is very believable as Nimoy.

Great stills but that is all they are. Gimme more!

Tony Whitehead
July 17, 2008 6:55 pm

9. Eric
I see where you’re coming from, but on further reflection, the addition of Uhura to the teaser is a stroke of genius in that it makes the movie more accessible to a wider audience. I love the CYMK color scheme as well.
Very cool, without giving too much away…loveitloveitloveitloveit

July 17, 2008 6:55 pm

13, yes the star trek comm badge crescent

July 17, 2008 6:55 pm

It’s the starfleet/enterprise emblem reflected in their eyes. Pretty cool posters!

July 17, 2008 6:55 pm

looks like nero’s ears have been filed down or something. Wicked!!

July 17, 2008 6:56 pm

Hahaha I finally get some cast photos, and I complain. They’re glamour shots, head shots, nothing we haven’t seen before. With the exception of Nero, what’s going on there?!?!?!?!?!

I like the look, but is it me or does Nero look like Fred Durst???

July 17, 2008 6:56 pm

Nero looks like he went a round or two with Tyson…

THX-1138 The Fandom Menace
July 17, 2008 6:57 pm

Wow, it’s still freaky how much Quinto channels Nimoy’s Spock at least in the looks department.

I guess I can’t draw any conclusion from Pine as Kirk or Zoe as Uhura. Kind of nondescript pictures to me. But I will wait for the first looks at something tangible before I give an opinion on Bana as the tatooed, ear mangled Romulan. Curious that.

July 17, 2008 6:57 pm

nice, trek insignia reflections, looks old school, just the way i like it!

July 17, 2008 6:58 pm

Quinto looks EXACTLY like Nimoy! DAMN! Awesome!

THX-1138 The Fandom Menace
July 17, 2008 7:00 pm

And I didn’t know Andy Warhol was doing movie posters.

July 17, 2008 7:02 pm

I hope Uhura features prominently in the movie. She never got enough screen time in the show!

Saul Tarsus
July 17, 2008 7:04 pm

Good posters, now how about another trailer?

July 17, 2008 7:11 pm

Finally!!! The photos are awesome! In particular I’m relieved to see Pine’s Kirk looking v. kirkish!! yay!!! I can’t believe there’s still 293 days to go! The PAIN!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Can we get EW in the UK?

July 17, 2008 7:14 pm

YES!!!!! Finally something!!!!!! These posters made me so excited!!!!!!

July 17, 2008 7:17 pm


This… is gettin’… good!

(Cue Stanky, the resident Parade-Rainer…) >:P

July 17, 2008 7:17 pm

Oh, cool, I see the Trek logo now… when you said look closely at the eyes, I thought you were referring to Chris Pine’s correct brown Kirk eyes!

July 17, 2008 7:17 pm

Finally, something for THX to chew on.

There’s the bone you’ve been digging for.


July 17, 2008 7:18 pm

The forehead isn’t bumpy but there is something going on there, look at the folds of skin near his eyes. His ears do seem to be docked. Probably get in the way during close combat – or as a way to distinguish themselves from the weaker Vulcans. They all look fantastic. Hoooooraaaaah!

July 17, 2008 7:20 pm


…not only did the Romulans clone Jean-Luc Picard, they traveled back in time to around 1978 and cloned Leonard Nimoy, too!

July 17, 2008 7:30 pm

….I think I just shat myself.

July 17, 2008 7:31 pm

I think I just fell in love with Chris Pine. He’s got that bad boy look, alright.

July 17, 2008 7:32 pm

Maybe the whole Romulan thing is misdirection. Bana looks a great deal more like a Klingon.

Action Justin
July 17, 2008 7:32 pm

Pine looks great. Quinto, of course. Bana’s Nero: daring and puzzling.

Zoe’s Uhura: SEXY AS HELL.

I always though Nichols’ Uhura was just ridiculously hot–even as a kid. But Zoe looks bewitching and vulnerable.

Nero’s going to have a great story, that’s what I’ve been thinking. I’m glad to see the tats and damaged scalp/ears… it all adds up to a guy that’s frieken pissed, a guy who hates himself.

We may be free of the stupid wigs and ridges, but it does look like Nero’s nose has been widened a bit, in a Reman kind of way.

If Nero comes from far enough in the future, he could be the Kahn-like product of some post NEMESIS reunification of the Romulan-Reman line. Either that or he was raised in a spaceship with nothing but Mike Tyson fight videos to watch.

July 17, 2008 7:32 pm

Can we have hi-res images? I really need a new desktop wallpaper.

Beam Me Up
July 17, 2008 7:33 pm

Nice. Retro!

Beam Me Up
July 17, 2008 7:34 pm

Also, Nero looks more Klingony.

July 17, 2008 7:34 pm

Oh no, I hope thats not a trendy facial Tattoo on Bana. Hasn’t that been done to death.

July 17, 2008 7:35 pm

RE: Nero’s ear(?)

You think Nero and his crew were purposefully disfigured? To protect the timeline?? The Federation’s not supposed to have met Romulans face to face at this date…

July 17, 2008 7:36 pm

Ooh, interesting thought Izbot… I like it!

July 17, 2008 7:36 pm

I meant to say “RE: Nero’s ear(s?)”

July 17, 2008 7:38 pm

Whoa, they’re good! I’m counting down the days, folks. I hope there’ll be a midnight showing the day before the premiere because if so I plan on having my ticket early.

July 17, 2008 7:38 pm

Although, if Nero’s come back to disrupt the timeline somehow, what would he care? Hmm…

July 17, 2008 7:41 pm


…face tats and chewed ear? Eric Bana seems to be playing Mike Tyson’s great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grandson.

That One Guy
July 17, 2008 7:42 pm

I could look into Spock’s eyes all day…

July 17, 2008 7:42 pm

THANK YOU to everyone who made these posters possible. THIS is what I want to see: Style, substance and creativity as part of the marketing/publicity effort.

July 17, 2008 7:42 pm

Maybe Nero’s disfigured ear says something about his character. Self-mutiliation in order to distance himself from the Vulcan culture, perhaps?

…and I’ll reserve my jugment of the tat until I see the whole thing. As of now, it looks a bit too absurd for my tastes.

Overall though, STAR TREK!!! Pine is starting to grow on me, and Quinto is perfect. I wonder how large of a character Uhura is going to be in this story.