More Star Trek Footage Described Online [UPDATE: Denied] July 25, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Rumor,Spoilers,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
JJ Abrams and his team aren’t bringing any footage of their new Star Trek movie to Comic Con, but Aint it Cool News reposts that one of their ‘spies’ has seen about a minute of the film and describes an elaborate space battle scene. [possible spoilers below].
UPDATE: Description denied by TrekMovie sources
NOTE: Unlike the previous AICN report which was from Harry Knowles and based on an invite from JJ Abrams, the new article is from ‘Mr. Atoz’ who submitted it to AICN or is an anonymous spy for AICN, so read the following with that in mind.
UPDATE: according to two trusted TrekMovie.com sources, the described scene is not in Star Trek. As noted above, this description was not posted by Knowles who has been to see footage at Paramount (something confirmed by the same sources).
Mr. Atoz’s description starts out thusly:
The first scene starts out with this massive convoy of freighters (may be refugees?), each towing 2 or 3 even bigger cargo looking crates behind them with tractor beams. They look big and slow-moving. Sort of trapezoid shaped with the narrow end being the front. They’re brown in case you were wondering. I’d say there were about 12-15 on screen in a sort of non-general formation. The Enterprise is near the rear as what I assume is an escort. They all make the jump to warp.
I can’t emphasise how real they look. They all use models, no super shiny pure CGI like in Nemesis. There’s a lot of white light surrounding the ships as they make the jump to warp and then it cuts to the interior of the Enterprise’s bridge with the camera pointing at the view screen. The view screen is much bigger, and much closer to the Captain’s chair and forward consoles.
Read the rest at AICN