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VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] August 9, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

Just like they did last year, Paramount has chosen Creation’s official Star Trek convention to give fans a new poster for JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. Actually they are giving fans eight posters; the four that were given out at Comic Con and four new ones in the same style but with the rest of the main crew from the film. TrekMovie has a first look below.

 

 

Here they are
Just like with the Comic Con posters (which are also being given out), the new posters form the Star Trek delta emblem when put together, but each is a large sized poster on its own. The four new Star Trek posters feature (clockwise from upper right below): John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Karl Urban (McCoy).


Four new Star Trek posters

UPDATE:
The following are some glare-free versions of the posters, but admittedly still not perfect. They are a bit cropped as well to remove the edges.



Higher res pictures of four new Star Trek posters (click to enlarge)

Old school is back
This second set of posters makes the design of the new crew uniforms even more apparent and confirms what TrekMovie previously reported about the uniforms, specifically that they are very similar to the Original Series uniforms, but comprised of two pieces (undershirt and overshirt) and also have small ‘delta shield’ Starfleet emblems woven into the fabric.

Fans get two
At Comic-con fans were officially allowed one poster each (meaning you only get one cast member), however many fans just kept coming back to the Paramount booth until they collected all four. Here in Las Vegas, to ensure everyone gets something, a two poster per person rule has been put in place. It is likely that these posters from both Vegas and San Diego will be hot collectors items.


Posters being prepped to hand out to fans

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TrekMovie wants to thank JJ Abrams, Paramount, Creation and Richard Arnold for making these new posters happen this weekend. 

Comments

1. braxus - August 9, 2008

Cool.

2. Mark - August 9, 2008

WOW

3. Devon - August 9, 2008

Cool! Can’t wait to see the better res photos! So it looks like the Starfleet Emblem is embroided into most, if not all, the uniforms?

4. Tripper - August 9, 2008

Is it just me or does Yelchin look like Bashir at first glance?

5. Nigel Tufnel - August 9, 2008

Pegg looks great as Scotty. neato.

6. Devon - August 9, 2008

#4 – I didn’t recognize him personally haha. But I’ll know who he is now ;)

7. Devon - August 9, 2008

Though I have to say John Cho reminded me of Garret Wang (Harry Kim) at first. Though it’s not a knock or anything. First time seeing these people is all, but as I say, I’ll know who they are now! Great.

8. The Last Maquis - August 9, 2008

they don’t look like who they’re supposed to be…. not even Scotty, this is either just them as Actors without the Rest of the Makeup or lame versions of the Characters. The first Poster looked like the Characters more.

9. Sean4000 - August 9, 2008

8, agreed, 100%

10. Danya Romulus - August 9, 2008

This looks sloppily put together compared to the first poster. On the first they seemed to have really thought out the spacing of each photo, the way the different poses and angles of the shot played off of each other. This one looks to me like they just through them all together. Plus it kind of destroys the color coordination by having Sulu in the black-tinted square (unless Sulu becomes a villain in the film…lol).

11. That One Guy - August 9, 2008

Huzzah! New posters! I still don’t have one of the older ones!

12. Spocko - August 9, 2008

#8 & #9- Agreed, I’m slightly concerned now. I’m sure I’ll feel better after seeing full body shots with their uniforms.

13. Orb of the Emissary - August 9, 2008

Yes Yelchin looks like Bashir at first glance, and Cho looks like Harry Kim, at first glance.

14. DesiluTrek - August 9, 2008

The outershirt-undershirt uniform design is a little more obvious in these.
I’ll be disappointed if McCoy doesn’t have baggy eyes.
Why do they all look so grim? Maybe that reflects the story, but it doesn’t seem appealing from a marketing standpoint.

15. SChaos1701 - August 9, 2008

Oh this is AWESOME!!!!

16. SChaos1701 - August 9, 2008

At first glance, Sulu kinda looks like Harry Kim.

17. Devon - August 9, 2008

#10 – I’m sure these were all done at the same time.

#14 – “but it doesn’t seem appealing from a marketing standpoint.”

I don’t think that matters too much. I think it fits in fine with the “retro” theme. Maybe they should all be smiling hippies then.

18. Bonaire765 - August 9, 2008

I’m sorry but I just don not see McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, and especially Scotty in these pics. Quinto looks absolutely dead on as Spock!

Hopefully this is just a poor angle and like said above, the full uniform shots will put this to rest.

19. Open minded Trekkie nut TOS at HEART!!! - August 9, 2008

Thanks, just watching Generations at the moment, still don’t know what to make of it after all these yrs? Have watched ST: 1-4 today, the movies finest hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. Gary - August 9, 2008

Wow very nice!!!

21. Devon - August 9, 2008

19 – I’m sorry but I just don not see McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, and especially Scotty in these pics.

Stop looking so much for the old cast then. Nadda gonna happen. These are the people playing these guys now. So you see the new faces of these characters now.

22. WOWTREKWARSNUT - August 9, 2008

yea this is entirely a reimagining of the franchise, so, dont expect to find something that is not gonna be there.

23. Ali - August 9, 2008

Pegg looks more like Scotty’s Dad.

24. Irishtrekkie - August 9, 2008

let keep our judgement till we see them in full uniform and action the parts please, but yea they look cool enough , i admit , its harder to place who is who , then with the first posters . but still nice to see new ones

25. Redjac - August 9, 2008

Why does Scotty have Tuvok’s hair???

Weird…

26. Redjac - August 9, 2008

I see some kind of stitching across the top of Sulu’s shirt…take a close look…like some kind of pleating…

27. Cervantes - August 9, 2008

Thanks for the early heads-up on these shots. Great to see that Simon Pegg without the lip-rug for his ‘Scotty’. Pity he looks so thin on top though….

Although I like the look of the ‘patterned’ fabric used, I still wish that the uniform tops had the original TOS all-in-one ‘neck collar’ look too. It’s a small thing, but I’d have preferred that small thing….

Will be interested to see if ‘Bones’ has the trademark TOS ‘pointed sideburns’ or not, as it’s hard to tell in these early shots. Again, it’s a small thing, but I’d prefer this small thing tool….

28. Cervantes - August 9, 2008

ahem, ‘too!…’ not ‘tool…’

29. SciFiMetalGirl - August 9, 2008

Well, they didn’t have these there while I was there… *sighs…sobs…cries*

30. Beam Me Up - August 9, 2008

Oh man, those are nice. I hope Trekmovie has a contest where we can win some of those.

31. Nelson - August 9, 2008

Pegg looks more like Tony Shalhoub as he did in Galaxy Quest. Granted that images is not very clear.

McCoy doesn’t look like McCoy. He looks like tough and mean.

Regarding Sulu’s photo, he looks good there. He may not look like Takei, but he looks tough.

And I don’t expect these guys to look like the original cast.

32. John from Cincinnati - August 9, 2008

Urban looks GREAT as McCoy!

33. Beck - August 9, 2008

I’m not gonna pass judgement on these yet, as the initial pic appears to be taken at a fairly sharp angle. I wanna see the higher-res image first.

34. John from Cincinnati - August 9, 2008

Is it me or does John Cho look like Robert Beltran (Chakotay)?

35. Viking - August 9, 2008

Karl looks vaguely like Wolverine in that shot….LOL

36. Open minded Trekkie but TOS at HEART!!! - August 9, 2008

Yes, Pegg does look to thin on top!!! Just finished watching Generations and Shatners wig/rug still looks as bad as it did back then!!! I’m still not not going to get myself hyped up over this new Trek movie, I can still feel the kick in the ‘BALLS’ The Phantom Menace!!! And yes, Generations is still a SHIT movie!!!

37. Xplodin' Nacelle - August 9, 2008

Yelchin is the hardest one for me to accept. I don’t see anything of Walter Koenig in him. I think it’s the curly hair. Hopefully his performance makes up for it. I’ll stay optimistic until opening night.

38. Jack - August 9, 2008

#8 What??
Did Roger Moore like like Sean Connery?
Did Christian Bale look like Michael Keaton?

I will never understand some of these people. J.J. did not hire impersonators, he hired excellent actors to play ‘characters’.

I’m going to go take my blood pressure medicine and take deep breaths now.

39. Captain Otter - August 9, 2008

There is an odd optical illusion w/ McCoy and the way the blue color interacts w/ his skin. If you look at the left-side of where his upper lip meets the rest of his face, the blue overpowers the skin tone and it almost looks like something is hanging out of his nose. Either that or my bifocals need replacing.

40. David - August 9, 2008

upon first review…it doesn’t appear that the ones given out were 27X40 at the Vegas con, I wish when I was in San Diego that these were available too, it may have lowered the impact on people trying to get Kirk and Spock. I feel really dissapointed now that we got Nero instead of SPOCK on the first set of posters…seems kind of odd having Sulu in a black zone with the main villan. Who else would freak out if there’s another set with Nimoy, Ryder, Greenwood……and SHATNER that would instantly send this movie into the stratosphere

41. x0epyon0x - August 9, 2008

I’m not sure what clock you use, Anthony, but it should read: “The four new Star Trek posters feature (clockwise from upper left below): John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Karl Urban (McCoy).

42. sean - August 9, 2008

Oh no! Simon Pegg doesn’t have Jimmy Doohan’s hair! Well, clearly this will ruin the film. DISASTER!

43. CmdrR - August 9, 2008

This one doesn’t grab me like the last one did. Maybe because these actors are farther from the original characters. I know Pegg has said he’s honoring Jimmy D, but he looks like he’s striking a goofy kind of pose for this poster.

Dunno. But, I’m more and more sure this Trek will not be a clone of TOS.

44. TheDoctor - August 9, 2008

Sorry, but I was all confused at first when looking at the photos. From the story, it says starting from the upper-right. Shouldn’t that be from the upper-left? And, it does look something like (from upper LEFT going clockwise) Harry Kim, Tuvok, Julian Bashir, and someone else who looks somewhat familiar (and someone from Star Trek at that).

45. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - August 9, 2008

I agree with the previous posts that, on first glance, Cho/Sulu looks like Garrett Wang/Harry Kim and Yelchin/Chekhov looks like Siddig/Bashir. And Pegg doesn’t look like Scotty *at all*.

But it also doesn’t bother me. I agree with #21 & #38 in regard to the importance to judge the new actors on their ability to bring out the characters in their *acting* — it’s not a look-alike contest.

I also agree that Urban/McCoy really nails it. More so than Saldana/Uhura, for example. (Again, this doesn’t bother me really, but I have to confess that Saldana/Uhura looks more African-American than straight-up African, whereas Nichols/Uhura passes more as a woman born in a Swahili-speaking country).

46. Thomas - August 9, 2008

I can’t be the only one who thinks Pegg’s hair looks funny. They could’ve tried to make it look a little more like Doohan’s hair.

47. Will.I.Am - August 9, 2008

can’t wait for the hi-res versions!
Finally, this franchise is getting the life sucked back into it!

48. Anthony Pascale - August 9, 2008

41 I have an odd clock

Hard to post pics attend panels and do interviews allay same time
Luckily Kayla is helping

-Anthony
Via iPhone from Siddig appearance

49. Beam Me Up - August 9, 2008

So the red is Scotty? Scotty looks mean

50. Jordan - August 9, 2008

I don’t get what they’re trying to do with Scotty. He looks absolutely nothing like James Doohan.

51. Oregon Trek Geek - August 9, 2008

#39, it took me awhile but I see what you mean. It’s probably an effect of the digital camera image… perhaps it won’t be there when better images come.

#36, Yes, it DOES look like they didn’t put enough (or any?) hair on Pegg’s head! I’ll reserve judgement until I see the movie as to whether that is a bad thing or not…I may be in the minority here, but I never thought Bill’s hair looked bad.

#37 – Yelchin is cute-n-young and that’s really all that is needed to fill the bill for the Chekhov character…imho…at least they aren’t putting a female wig on him! :)

I really SO want to see a poster with Nimoy. Will there even be one?

52. Ampris - August 9, 2008

Huh. Not exactly what I was expecting… the last poster was dead on, all of the characters looked *perfect,* but this one? Not so much. And it’s weird, because based on tons other pictures of them –Pegg and Urban in particular– I was won over very easily. Those two especially, and Yelchin/Cho to a lesser degree, all seemed to fit their roles very well. Not so with these images. (Maybe I just need tokeep looking at them for the next hour and a half.. lol.)

Oh well. These posters are still darn cool, and now I REALLY can’t wait for the full cast photo. :)

53. Thomas - August 9, 2008

It’s hard to tell from this first picture, but Pegg has a little more hair in front that’s combed to his left, but looks like a weird shadow. I don’t know, maybe he should’ve just worn a hairpiece.

54. Dennis Bailey - August 9, 2008

I’m sure that Pegg doesn’t look like James Doohan because he’s not James Doohan.

Good looking posters. Don’t care whether the new actors look like the originals, really.

55. Harry Ballz - August 9, 2008

Not impressed with the four new images AT ALL! Abrams could have EASILY taken shots where the actors would bear more than a hint of resemblance to the original cast members. The current photos don’t look like them in the slightest!

Looks like he’s aiming for the 14-17 year old crowd and totally disregarding any care or concern for the original fan base.

Where would be the harm in striking a tone that would satisfy both?

Typical New Hollywood crap!

Looks like Stanky may have been right about this movie all along!

56. The Last Maquis - August 9, 2008

I’ve seen more pics of these Celebs while they’re not involved with this Movie posted on this Site, where they look 10 times more like the TOS people They’re based on. I’ll wait for the Full image, but it’s only a slightly different angle so It can’t make much difference.

57. sirnumnums - August 9, 2008

lol, I thought Anton Yelchin looked like Bashir as well. The kid is what only 18 or 19 years old? He looks older in that poster.

I cannot wait until we get the posters at work to hang up in the lobby, these look great.

58. DEMODE - August 9, 2008

“McCoy” looks like SUPERMAN in that new poster.

59. Devon - August 9, 2008

# 55 – Abrams could have EASILY taken shots where the actors would bear more than a hint of resemblance to the original cast members.

So now J.J. is the photographer?

60. Redjac - August 9, 2008

Pegg has got TUVOK HAIR!!!!

What? Am I the only one who sees the resemblence?

I swear all he needs are pointed ears and you’ve got TUVOK!

61. Jackson Roykirk - August 9, 2008

#8

I really can’t tell if they are lame versions of the characters — I haven’t seen them act as their respective characters yet.

62. Jack - August 9, 2008

#60. Simon Pegg has a widows peak hairline. It’s hard to see in the poster, but it’s there. He doesnt have the half bald Tuvok look going, though I thought that too.

63. Gibnerd - August 9, 2008

the first SDCC poster, I loved. This one I kinda had to really look at and then ready that it was Simon Pegg up in the top corner. I took at first thought that Dr. Bashir had somehow showed up. Expect for Urban as McCoy, I wasn’t at first totally sold. But I have a very open mind about Trek and i just keep reminding myself that I wasn’t sold on Daniel Craig as Bond until I was sitting in the theater watching Casino Royale. I’m saving all judgement on the new Trek actors until I finally see the finished film.

All this though is still making me wish I could have made it to this year’s Vegas Con. Although last year I did get the sweet logo poster that still has the 12-25-08 release date on it, pretty sweet.

64. EXTREMELY DISPLEASED FAN - August 9, 2008

THIS IS A DISASTER SULU IS IN BLACK WHILE THE REST OF THE CHARACTERS ARE IN THEIR NORMAL DIVISION COLORS WHERE SULU SHOULD BE GOLD BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS DIVISION NOT COUNTING THE PLOT WHERE HE WOR A BLUE UNIFORM CLEARLY THE PEOPLE HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TREK THIS IS A DISASTER

65. Harry Ballz - August 9, 2008

#59

No, but he supposedly DIRECTED how the photos were taken!

Hmph, so much for HIS directing style!

66. Gibnerd - August 9, 2008

i always thought there was something wrong with Tuvok’s hair…

and hey… just what is going on with those uniforms??

67. steve623 - August 9, 2008

Those uniforms aren’t doing it for me … the shirt on top of the shirt … it looks like they’re wearing dickies or sweater vests.

68. Alex - August 9, 2008

Reading some of these reactions, I’m starting to think the future of the Trek franchise is truly doomed if so many folks were so convinced that they were going to cast lookalikes in the roles. This is a reboot and a reimagining. If they wanted things to be dead one they would have made the film in CGI. I guess it’s time to trade in that Trekkie membership card if you can’t see beyond that.

69. Alex - August 9, 2008

^ That, of course, was supposed to say “dead on”, not “dead one”. ;)

70. steve623 - August 9, 2008

And Urban’s McCoy looks eerily like a young Robert Forster.

71. Redjac - August 9, 2008

I don’t expect everyone to be carbon copies of the originals…I just think Pegg’s hair is weird. I still have an open mind about the film and look forward to it.

If anyone can resurrect this franchise it’s JJ, Orci, and Kurtzman.

If they fail, I think we might as well just go back to watching our re-runs.

72. Thomas - August 9, 2008

68. Alex,
I agree that people are getting too hung up on the exact look of the characters. There has to be a certain amount of leeway since we are not getting exact lookalikes at all, short of cloning the TOS actors. Even Zachary Quinto doesn’t look exactly like Leonard Nimoy, he just happens to have a particularly strong resemblence. That said, Pegg’s hair does look funny and they could’ve done something about that, but it could just be the photograph.

73. The Underpants Monster - August 9, 2008

Doesn’t grab me like the other one did, but I guess I’ll reserve judgment ’til better images come out.

Count me in on the unlove for Scotty’s hair. Sure, the characters don’t have to be carbons of the originals, but if they were going to take such a drastic departure with some characters, why not with all of them? Spock still has spock bangs, and Kirk still has pointy sideburns. Why put the effort in for some but not others?

74. Cervantes - August 9, 2008

To be honest, I don’t think any of us should be too fussed if these very early, marketing shots are great or not….but I do hope for a tremendous FINAL official poster design.

Thankfully, as someone pointed out, ‘Scotty’ might have a little more hair at the front after all. It’ll need the higher res. shot to confirm it better. More hair won’t make this Movie any better or worse, but it will sure make Simon Pegg look better in this Movie….

75. Thomas - August 9, 2008

70. steve 623,
When I saw the picture of Urban/McCoy, I thought he looked like John Barrowman from Doctor Who/Torchwood.

76. John Shorey - August 9, 2008

No Shatner = this film is going to bomb like X-Files 2.

Nobody wants to see Star Trek 90210.

77. Z - August 9, 2008

Is it just me, or does Simon Pegg/Scotty look like he has Tuvok hair???

78. John Shorey - August 9, 2008

Scotty looks like George Jefferson in that picture.

This film could be a disaster. Why not go forward with new characters? Or at least bring Shatner, Nimoy, Takei, Patrick Stewart..etc in for a proper passing of the torch.

Very few people are going to want to see this version of Star Trek. Please come to your senses an invite Mr Shatner in for at least a cameo.

There is little buzz about this film outside of the Star Trek community.

79. Cadassiaprimera - August 9, 2008

They are really spectacular.

80. Paulaner - August 9, 2008

The news guys don’t resemble the original actors too much, and you know what? In my opinion this is a *good thing*, so everyone will be able to watch the movie with a real open mind without expectations from the past. In Abrams/Orci point of view, this is a *new* TOS for the next generation of viewers.

81. Harry Ballz - August 9, 2008

#72

The simple fact that they have invited Nimoy to be part of this film, as older Spock to his younger self, precludes that we have some right to expect a similar “look” to the rest of the cast and their respective characters!

Anything else would be highly illogical!

82. Thomas - August 9, 2008

78. John Shorey,
The buzz outside the fan community is minimal right now because Paramount doesn’t want it to burn out too soon. This has been discussed on previous threads.
They didn’t go forward with new characters because that’s just not the story JJ and company wanted to tell. Also, trying to make a Trek movie with all-new characters would be even less of a sure thing than this one. This movie is using what are arguably the most famous of all the Trek characters.
Third, who’s to say Shatner is or is not involved, and for that matter, who’s to say it’s the filmmakers’ fault if he isn’t?

83. Poizen Prince - August 9, 2008

Beware the dangers of working in too close proximity to a warp-core… Simon Peg (Scotty) looks like he’s spent a week locked in a sun-bed! Or two hours completely immersed in a bath full of fake tan!

Also, anyone else think at first glance he looks like an evil Reg Barclay?

84. MDSHiPMN - August 9, 2008

I think it’s a good idea to wait for the movie before passing judgement.
It just might be the best movie ever, ya never know!

85. Paulaner - August 9, 2008

#83

In my opinion that poster shot is tricking us. Let’s wait for a more detailed and clear one.

86. EHH - August 9, 2008

I can’t tell who is who. Can someone help me out a little bit? The caption isn’t really helpng me out. One of them does look a little like Bashir.

87. John B. - August 9, 2008

…and the new Starbuck doesn’t hold her cigar like Dirk Benedict did. I guess Abrams needs to pull the plug.

88. montreal paul - August 9, 2008

For everyone disappointed that these actors don’t look like the originals… DUH! They are new actors. If they were going for look alikes.. that would be cheesy. Why are the nay sayers so wanting this to fail? Jeez… you haven’t even seen the movie yet.. give it a friggin’ chance. Reserve your judgement for when you actually see it. How can you base if the movie is going to be good or not from a poster?!?! You can’t.

89. MORN SPEAKS - August 9, 2008

Hahaha, yeah Yelchin does look like Bashir! They all look sooooo different, but in a good way. There is a resemblance, very cool, hope to see more!

90. MORN SPEAKS - August 9, 2008

1 poster 4 different accents!

91. Kirk's Revenge - August 9, 2008

Let’s not pass judgement so quickly.
I remember seeing the first pics of the “Tumbler” Batmobile from Batman Begins, and I thought it wasn’t a true batmobile. It just didn’t look like anything from the previous movies. However, Chris Nolan changed my mind. I was completely blown away upon seeing the “black… tank” on the big screen.

Here’s hoping Abrams does the same with these characters and the big E.

92. John_Sullivan - August 9, 2008

If Chekov was 22 in the original series when introduced in Season 2 … shouldn’t he be about 6 years old in this movie?

93. 7 of 5 - August 9, 2008

Hey people. C’mon.

How many actors have portrayed Batman? Superman? Better yet James Bond?

With a few exceptions [George Clooney anyone?] we accepted them all. The flavor is mostly the same, it’s just coming in different packages now.

As to #78 comments, he is right; outside of the Trek community, there isn’t much buzz. I sure hope Abrams is playing his hand right.

94. Izbot - August 9, 2008

18. Bonaire765 – August 9, 2008
“I’m sorry but I just don not see McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, and especially Scotty in these pics. Quinto looks absolutely dead on as Spock!”

Everyone keeps saying this about Quinto, “My god, he looks just like Nimoy!!” but I don’t see it at all. He looks like Quinto wearing pointed ears and a Spock wig. Nimoy had (at that age) high cheekbones, thin lips and deep-set narrow eyes — nothing like Quinto. None of these actors look like the actors who portrayed these characters originally (well, Zoe looks a little like Nichelle from certain angles). *So what?!* I don’t see McCoy etc in these pictures? No, you don’t see De Kelley, Takei, Koening, etc in these pictures.

Think of Star Trek as Shakesperean — that many actors can portray these characters and each bring their own specialness to the role. This isn’t supposed to be parody or imitation. That would never work. If that’s what they were going for we’d be seeing the equivilant of “The Brady Bunch Movie” next May. *I* don’t want to see that, I hope nobody else wants that either.

Kirk is a *character*. Spock is a *character*. We’re just used to only one actor playing these roles. Karl Urban does not have bags under his eyes like De Kelley. Deal with it. That role was a *lot* more than just De Kelley’s eye-baggage.

95. Beam Me Up - August 9, 2008

I like McCoy’s worried look

96. JohnnieF - August 9, 2008

I agree with 93 – These are not the original stars. From everything I have seen, I think this is going to be a great “REMAKE”, it is not a continuation.

97. number 3 - August 9, 2008

They look great, took me a minute to recognize Pegg…..Happy to see more off the new uniform….Hey JJ,Bob and Alex,..looks like you’ve done a great job so far.

oh yeah and Anthony…you da man!
Peace and long life

98. steve623 - August 9, 2008

“Think of Star Trek as Shakesperean — that many actors can portray these characters and each bring their own specialness to the role.”

That remains to be seen. Columbo fans would probably be skeptical of recasting Peter Falk. Recasting Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak was not a smashing success. Most people weren’t too crazy about Robin Curtis as Saavik #2 as the character disappeared from the movie franchise, never to be seen again. I’m sure a lot of TNG fans have a hard time seeing anyone else as Jean-Luc Picard, especially while Patrick Stewart is alive and well.

How well or poorly these new actors are received playing the iconic Star Trek characters is an open question. Captain Kirk may not be a role that can be filled by an infinite number of people, a la Batman and James Bond. It may be like trying to warm up to your father’s second wife. However good and kind she is, she will never be your mother.

99. Kigs - August 9, 2008

Okay- so wheres the new one of Leonard as Spock?

100. Dominic - August 9, 2008

I had always thought the TOS uniforms were colored V-neck shirts over black t-shirts. Were they or were they not? Also- you guys are dead on about the Tuvok/Shaloub references. It bothers me that Urban/McCoy wasn’t featured in the original 4-sheet set. I understand the inclsuion of Uhura from a marketing angle, but it bothers the lifelong trekkie inside me that the “trinity” has been seperated.

101. 7 of 5 - August 9, 2008

92

I’d reserve judgment on that until we see the final product. I’m certain he won’t be in the same timeframe as Kirk in the Academy.

Also, a comment on some old news.

I think we were getting our legs yanked a little bit when Harlan Ellison so convincingly told us The Guiardian of Forever could not be used as the timeline alteration device because he owns the rights to that particular creation. I think that is not a correct statement,at least as Copyright Law applied in 1966.

Paramount can and has used the likenesses of Nimoy, Shatner, the Guardia and everyone else [even guest-stars] without paying them a cent in items such as comics, novels, etc. The seperation of individual creations within the framework of a TV series wasn’t recognized until the 1980s. I don’t think Ellison’s claim would hold up in court.He was never given a credit on the TAS episode that used the Guardian.

Maybe I’m wrong-minded on the subject, I’m no expert on copyright law. My degree is elsewhere. And at any rate, methinks Mr. Ellison did protesteth too heartily when that subject was broached some time back. I don’t think The Guardian is out of play in the script. Either Ellison was paid [most likely or why would he even comment about it?] or he couldn’t do anything about it [not likely since he squealed so loudly]. It could have been a good ploy to keep that spoiler a surprise.

Or I could be 100% wrong. Just food for thought.

102. Xai - August 9, 2008

64. EXTREMELY DISPLEASED FAN – August 9, 2008
THIS IS A DISASTER SULU IS IN BLACK WHILE THE REST OF THE CHARACTERS ARE IN THEIR NORMAL DIVISION COLORS WHERE SULU SHOULD BE GOLD BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS DIVISION NOT COUNTING THE PLOT WHERE HE WOR A BLUE UNIFORM CLEARLY THE PEOPLE HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TREK THIS IS A DISASTER”
….you’ll get over it

103. Xai - August 9, 2008

78. John Shorey – August 9, 2008

“Very few people are going to want to see this version of Star Trek. Please come to your senses an invite Mr Shatner in for at least a cameo.”

Speak for yourself, unless you are siamese twins or something like that.

104. Natalie - August 9, 2008

Interesting….Pegg looks pretty good as Scotty, but it will take me a while to warm up to the others.

105. The Last Maquis - August 9, 2008

#38. Jack

Well by that Logic, (heh) why did they give the New Spock
The TOS Spock hair cut? Why didn’t they give him Spikey hair with a Blue Steak in it? They didn’t, They gave him the same hair so He could resemble the TOS character he’s based on. Which does help, Regardless of how good their Acting will be. I’ve not seen them act in these roles yet so I’ll be optimistic until I do. What happens when I see Dr. Bashir over here, run onto the Bridge Sayin’ “Keptin, Enemy Wessles are Attecking!! I’ll be like “Oh, that’s supposed to be Chekov?” “Where’s the MONKEYS hair do?”

106. Izbot - August 9, 2008

98. steve623

Thank you for what appears to be the first rebuttal in this thread from someone defending their “they don’t look like the original actors” argument. And yes, Shatner and company are some big shoes to fill — many folks are going to prefer the original cast to the new cast — but that doesn’t equate to the dreaded DISASTER some people seem to *want* the ‘reboot’ to become. As for Robin Curtis replacing Kirsti Alley I, like I think most fans, was initially disappointed that the character was recast — but we went with it for the sake of the story.

I am whole-heartedly open to another actor’s interpretation of Kirk provided it is a genuinely compelling interpretation by an actor who I believe. If I find myself watching the film on opening day in May and can’t shake the feeling that Pine or whoever just doesn’t have a handle on the core of the character they’re supposed to be portraying I’m sure I’ll be changing my tune. But until then I am eager and willing to accept that other actors will have to take a stab at these beloved archetypal characters if Star Trekis to continue to live on, endure and matter to future generations.

Mythological characters become what they are by enduring generations of revisions and reinterpretations by the people telling the stories in the context of their own shared times and experiences. while remaining true to the core of their original intention. I believe Star Trek will similarly endure for ages by speaking directly to each succeeding generation. If it doesn’t, it was a lark and is doomed to obsolesence.

107. VOODOO - August 9, 2008

I really don’t read anything into these types of things especially this far out, but Simon Pegg just doesn’t look the part in this picture.

Pegg looks like he could be Tuvok’s cousin in this picture, not our beloved Scotty.

I know it’s only one picture and admittedly it is difficult to see in it’s current form, but I don’t get a good vibe from Pegg’s look as Scotty form what I see here.

108. D A V E - August 9, 2008

Am I the only one who thinks (In the Poster)
Simon Pegg looks like Teller
from Penn & Teller? :-)

109. Izbot - August 9, 2008

OMG! Is it just me or does Simon Pegg look exactly like that guy from Shawn of the Dead without the goatee??

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. ;)

110. Tony Whitehead - August 9, 2008

First and foremost…

Thank you, Anthony and Kayla for this excellent coverage! Be safe on your trip back home.

Concerning bags under McCoy’s eyes…remember, this is years before TOS. Kirk is just getting out of the Academy and he was around 34 or so in Shatner’s rendition. Time adds baggage. I know about that. I had more hair and less of a belly when I was younger, too. ;)

111. Uncle Rogi (Formally @ Denali) @ Concillium Orb - August 9, 2008

Boring!

Who cares whether they look like the originals or not.

Trek is being revamped and that has to be damn interesting!

Is this the kind of meaningless poop we are going to get bit by bit til next summer.

Jesus, it sooo booooooring!

Give us something better people!

112. Posters! - August 9, 2008

I keep seeing Miguel Ferrer as Scotty in that poster of Simon Pegg’s.

It’s interesting that we all have different opinions on the look of each character. Like Chris Pine’s Kirk or Zoe Saldana’s Uhura, I look at the charisma, personality and presence that each actor embodies in their photo.

Admittedly, Anton Yelchin has me concerned. I want to see something more… Chekov… from him. However, his face depicts someone in disbelief, while staying firm to whatever he’s convinced of. Pure Chekov: The Russian who is too deeply rooted in his ethnocentric worldview. It works, to a degree. It just doesn’t mesh well with the other photos.

John Cho as Sulu – AWESOME. (And I’m not a Cho fan whatsoever.) Karl Urban as McCoy – kinda works. I need something more from his photo… something much more than he emoted. It’s… meh.

113. VOODOO - August 9, 2008

Steve #98

I agree. For me it would be a lot easier to accept if Nimoy and Shatner were here to pass the torch.

John Shorey #76

There is no way in hell Paramount let’s Star Trek become the X-Files. Paramount is going to throw everything but the kitchen sink into promoting it’s long time cash cow in an attempt to revive the franchise. Fox on the other hand did nothing to promote the X-Files. “I Want to Believe” was dead on arrival largely due to Fox’s mishandling of their franchise.

Paramount isn’t going to spend $130-$150 million on this film and then not promote it they way Fox did with the X-Files.

Fox is the worst major (are they still considered a major player at this point?) studio in the world and had no idea how to promote the X-Files. Also, the X-Files only had a $30 million budget. It’s marketing plan is very different from the $150 million J.J. Abrams directed “Star Trek” film.

You are comparing apples to oranges.

#78

I agree that he looks a little like George Jefferson in that picture.

114. John_Sullivan - August 9, 2008

I hate repeating myself, but in the timeframe of this movie McCoy would be off on Capella 4 (43 light years from Earth, in case anyone is interested, on a planet very unlikely to survive inceneration around such a star), Uhura’s idea of sweet-cakes would be Bill Cosby’s jello pudding on her birthday cake with 8 or 9 candles in Kenya, Kirk would yet to be a Midshipman on the USS Republic with Finnegan, or the best friend of Gary Mitchell, or the human who would not entirely trust his Vulcan Science Officer until getting to know him better after Mitchell’s death.

JJ Abrams has often called many decisions of what NOT to do in this film a decision to steer away from being “fanboyish,” but I’ve got to call it like I see it … this entire fantasy that this crew would have even met each other prior to Corbomite Maneuver or Where No Man Has Gone Before or Mudd’s Women is “fanboyish” in the highest calibur …

… yet despite all of my own personal reservations, starting with the fact that Spock is no more an Academy graduate than McCoy is … they ascended into Starfleet through the Staff ascensions of Starfleet … not the Line Officer (Academy) ascension … as Spock and Leila Kalomi would get along quite well on Earth at the Science Directorate of Starfleet Command … from which direct appointment as a Science Officer with the little globe insignia would be earned … not the command star of Starfleet Academy …

… and yeah … once again, 22-year old (Season 2) Chekov should be about 6 years old in this movie.

… I have been ASSURRED and REASSURED by insiders I trust that this will be a movie worth watching. I have nothing but the word of trustworthy people who are reputable Star Trek insiders that the plot of this movie is so ingenious in its manipulation of “space” and “time” and the “space-time continiuum” that if propertly executed in final cut, will make this perhaps the most brilliant Star Trek product ever produced. This movie, they say, stands to be to Star Trek what “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” and “Get Smart” were to other TV Franchises, but even more brilliantly so, as the original franchise is not necessarily destroyed in the process … but just simply averted in the new timeline.

Or, so they say.

115. Tony Whitehead - August 9, 2008

…anyways, just to add my two cents…Simon Peg looks like Sam Neill’s character Captain 2nd Rank Vasily Borodin from Hunt For Red October.

heehee. Seriously, I just watched some of his Hot Fuzz this afternoon and I think he’s a great addition to the cast. Looking forward to next year.

116. Ensign Ruiter - August 9, 2008

Forget canon, the blonde tuft that is there if you loo really hard, Redjac #24, #60 is absolutely DEAD ON–Scotty does look exactly like Tuvok in this picture!

I also agree that this batch of poster lacks the dead-on characterization of the first. These look more like actor portfolio images.

Are you guys feeling the new STAR TREK yet?!!

117. Ensign Ruiter - August 9, 2008

Ha! Although just noticing #115 yes, he does look like Sam Neil! Poor Scotty’s been having a rough week.

118. hubertis bigend - August 9, 2008

wow. this thread is scaring me. the pictures don’t please you? the actors don’t look like the dead actors who played the roles before? tuvok? are you guys joking? have any of you seen the baby jesus in a piss stain on your wall lately?

and harry, you just tipped out and over with your comment. sorry, o’ writer of lame limerick , you have no “rights” to expect clones. join the stanky denial club if you must, but your expectations (and those like you) are pedantic, my little manchild. you’re whining is boring and pointless.

119. Uncle Rogi (Formally @ Denali) @ Concillium Orb - August 9, 2008

I give up!
I’m joining in.
Cho looks like an extra from any number of Jet Li films.
Pegg looks like any number of random middle-aged accountants.
Urban is desperately putting on some kind of Superman pose and Yelchin looks like he’s witnessing someone bashing his puppy’s skull in!

120. Andy Patterson - August 9, 2008

So, uh,….I guess they’re not going to try and make them look just like the characters did in the show. Because that doesn’t look like Scotty. The wig worked for Shatner, Jack Lord, Charlton Heston and lots of actors.

121. Adam E - August 9, 2008

I wonder if Yelchin has a Monkeys wig on?

122. John_Sullivan - August 9, 2008

Even despite the reassurance of the insiders, I never really had any real love for this film. Star Trek should have (and did) flush Berman and Braga from the franchise … but they should have never attempted this nonsense.

Just light the film room on fire and let’s get on with Star Trek in the 27th Century … moving on into the future … and not backwards into the past. Ships that have self-contained transporter systems to move them between star systems instantaneously … and some futuristic follow-on to Warp Drive as advanced as the Space Shuttle is to Covered Wagons to move Starfleet ships between galaxies …

… that’s what we need. As much as I want to believe all of the “leaks” from insiders that this will be the greatest movie since Get Smart or The Dark Knight, I can’t help but think that two things are going on here … a lot of the studio’s money tied up in publicists that aren’t telling us the truth, and about just enough Star Trek fans that would just about right now buy even Endless Wonder – a failed Television franchise, if it had the Star Trek label on it somewhere. Not even 24 hours ago, a PR expert said the following: “Comedian Bernie Mac is making a good recovery from pneumonia and should be released from a Chigago hospital within the next few weeks.”

So be a little cautious about the PR insiders who say ahead of time it’s going to be a great Star Trek movie. The more I think of how foolish it is to try to throw Shatner, Kelly, Nichols, Whitney, Doohan and the others under the bus, the more I realize how much better it would be if this franchise would just boldly go where no Star Trek has gone before – into the 27th Century.

123. 8 of 12 - August 9, 2008

This is one of the (MANY) reasons I LOVE this website.

THANK YOU!!!

124. richpit - August 9, 2008

I’m tired of all the whining that these guys don’t look like the original actors. They’re not the original actors.

JJ / Orci / Kurtzman have been pretty open about the fact that this is a “reminagining” of the original series, not a “remake” or a “continuation”. We need to take it for what it is…a B vitamin shot in the arm that the franchise desperately needed. If not for this movie, the franchise would be dead. No more new Trek anywhere. I, personally, would not be happy about that. I like…no, love…Trek and I would hate to see it die on the vine because of “Insurrection” and Berman / Braga.

125. Xindi1985 - August 9, 2008

Simon Pegg looks like Sam Neill on this picture!

126. Irishtrekkie - August 9, 2008

lol oh you have to love star trek fans, we will moan about anything , honestly i think the poster is quiet good , i mean really JJ and the team did NOT go out looking for people who looked just like the orignal crew to be in the movie , they went out looking for good actors who they thought could pull the roles off , and i think they did a good job , hopefully i will be proved right when i see the movie.

Personal i think we where all throw off by Zachary Quinto looking like the long lost son of Nimoy , i did not expect the other too look as close as those two , whats important to me is if they can play the role.

127. Izbot - August 9, 2008

114. John_Sullivan

Really? Seriously? “…in the timeframe of this movie” — what do you consider that timeframe *specifically* to be? We’ve been told that it’s all over the place — showing a young Spock and young Kirk at various times in their lives and eventually coming to their Academy days and ending presumably somewhere before the events in WNMHGB. Kirk took command of Enterprise in 2264. Uhura was 25 at the time, Chekov 19. Kirk and Gary Mitchell were close but best friends? Mitchell was one of Kirk’s *students* at the Academy. And I don’t recall hearing that Finnegan was ever on the Republic. Unless you’re getting that from the novels. Which ain’t canon.

From what I’ve been able to glean, the bulk of the film takes place shortly before (maybe within a year?) of the 2nd pilot, uniting the crew we’re all familiar with and seeing Capt. Pike hand over the reigns to Kirk. Yes, we’re also supposedly gonna see Kirk at the Academy beating the Koboyashi Maru simulation and maybe he first meets Scotty or who-knows-who-else while he’s there — we don’t know!

To be calling foul on JJ and the writers before even knowing all the facts is, in my mind, “fanboyish in the highest calibur”, no offense. We don’t have all the facts yet. It’s jumping the gun to be assuming as much as you’re giving us with such an “I told you so” attitude.

128. Platitude - August 9, 2008

I am so excited. I wanna get a desktop wallpaper that has both this poster and the other one on it. That would be sweet!

And I totally agree I thought that was Bashier for a split second.

129. Izbot - August 9, 2008

122. John_Sullivan –
“Even despite the reassurance of the insiders, I never really had any real love for this film. Star Trek should have (and did) flush Berman and Braga from the franchise … but they should have never attempted this nonsense.”

I’m sorry, are you a time traveler? Are you Future Guy here to tell us you’ve seen the film, obviously read the script and have been telling us foolish 21st century hew-mons all along that the (for us) upcoming film is heresy?

And what’s with all the Dark Knight and Get Smart comparisons? Are you actually saying that lame Get Smart film was good? Dark Knight good?

130. Uncle Rogi (Formally @ Denali) @ Concillium Orb - August 9, 2008

Monkeys or Monkees?

131. 7 of 5 - August 9, 2008

Dead on #128.

As soon as I get the hires and warm up Photoshop, it’s as good as done.

132. SChaos1701 - August 9, 2008

To those who are all pissy about them not looking like the original actors…GET OVER IT!

Chris Pine is now Kirk. Zach Quinto is no Spock, Karl Urban is now McCoy, ect. They are the characters now. Some of you people are the reason why us trekkies/ers are seen in such a bad light

133. Jack - August 9, 2008

102. Xai – August 9, 2008

That post was an old in-joke at TrekMovie, and it was purely sarcasm. :rolleyes:

134. Adam Cohen - August 9, 2008

Karl Urban looks like Brandon Routh in that pic!

And yes, none of the other actors look anything like the Original actors. But we knew this already. They are echoes of these icons, not facsimilies. Yeah, one day technology will allow us to clone TOS actors and we can have glorious STAR TREK forever! But for now, I’ll take these highly talented people as a substitute.

135. warptrek - August 9, 2008

You guys are get getting nit-pickey about everything. If you really want to nit-pick then you missed the fact that Quinto’s ear lobes (or lack there-of) connect with the neck or top of jaw line. Nimoy had dangly ear lobes.
So there, I said it!

136. Robert Bernardo - August 9, 2008

I did not pick up any of the posters, because they looked so very “ordinary”. By that, I mean the actors were not in “uniform” without any kind of background behind them. However, Roddenberry.com has been distributing for free the older posters they have — Star Trek V, Star Trek VI, and a poster of the various Enterprises. I got all of those from the freebie table next to the registration counters.

137. AJ - August 9, 2008

132: SChaos1701: I wasn’t aware that “us trekkies/ers are seen in such a bad light.”

I’ve been one since 1971, and I have yet to get any criticism from my peers or colleagues, most of whom couldn’t give a toss about Star Trek.

Many think the show is a throw-away, but I have never been derided because I like it. It’s a show, for Pete’s sake.

Just go to a baseball game, and how many people are dressed in regalia with the surnames of current players. It’s the same. Or worse.

It’s just a matter of getting out of the mindset that you’ll get a wedgie or something for being a Trek fan. If you got wedgies in high school, you probably deserved them. Trek has nothing to do with it.

138. Paul B. - August 9, 2008

I can see Pegg as Scotty–I can imagine this expression when he’s snapping, “I cannae change the laws of physics!” in a dire moment. The others look fine, but I don’t see the characters yet–nor do they look bad. Cho looks like a serious fellow, command-type concerned expression–okay for Sulu. Urban looks a little off, but he’ll be great. And yeah, Chekov-Bashir–I had the same wrong first impression, too.

I think they’re going to tease us with new images every few weeks until they finally show the Enterprise–but we probably won’t see her until she appears in a theater-screened trailer, no photos before that. Abrams has a good sense of pacing, so the PR should be cool…like this poster.

139. Cato the Llama - August 9, 2008

Oh come on people . . .

I’m going to take the middle-ground in this argument. Firstly, of the many people who are saying that they don’t look like the original actors, nobody is saying that the lack of resemblance is going to stop them from seeing the movie. Are they?

There is no reason to get snotty and tell them to “get over it.” They *will* get over it . . . There is a lot of time between now and May, where images and trailers will crop up from time to time. It will be gotten over.

Expecting people to have gotten over it already, though, is another thing. These characters have become cultural icons, and have been firmly seen with the faces of the actors for over 40 years now. A shocked reaction at seeing another face officially taking on that roll isn’t all that unreasonable, is it? All people are doing is commenting on the differences. Nobody said Pegg couldn’t BE Scotty.

let’s not forget. These actors have some pretty big shoes to fill. Shoes that are well broken in . . . There is nothing wrong with people’s initial reactions that they look different. Even I have to admit that it’s strange to see them look this way.

Nobody could ever replace the originals, but these actors will probably do the best job that anybody could do of trying to succeed them. We know this. We will indeed get over this . . . but don’t shoot people down for being initially uneasy about it. Nobody is saying that the new actors suck . . .

140. Beam Me Up - August 9, 2008

Damn, I can already feel the searing hate this site will be this time next year

141. Marvin the Martian - August 9, 2008

Everything is wrong with this poster and does not bode well for this movie.

1. The seam in the uniform is NOT CANON.
2. McCoy is all wrong. He should have beads of sweat on his brow at all times.
3. Chekov is obviously not the REAL Chekov, because he does not have his traditional “Davy Jones”-style haircut.
4. They got Scotty ALL wrong, since there is no bottle of Scotch to be seen anywhere in his picture.

THIS MOVIE WILL FAIL.

142. BaronByng - August 9, 2008

Ya know, there’s this condition that affects a great number of computer programmers called Asperger’s Syndrome, it’s essentially a very mild form of autism. Makes them great at math and science, but unable to read human emotions or communicate on a fuller level.

It explains the behaviour of a lot of genre-fiction fans to a T.

People with Asperger’s / autism love to memorize facts and details, and they can recite things note-perfect on request (they make great orchestral musicians, but never write anything of their own). In the most extreme cases, if you disturb something in their carefully planned / placed environment (move something on their desk) they freak out. Imagine OCD but ten times worse.

The people freaking out that DIFFERENT actors look DIFFERENT than other actors from FRAKKING 40 YEARS AGO maybe need to see a neurologist and get their brains MRI-ed.

Yes, it’s easier for some of us that Quinto, Saldana and Pine look *something* like the people that played the same ROLES in another version of this show FRAKKING 40 YEARS AGO. I’m sure that is the sugar that helps the medicine go down, but did you really expect that the producer and directors would cast people that *look* like the other actors, vs. someone that is a TERRIFIC actor to play a certain role?

If you did, you’re probably able to count toothpicks when someone spills them on the floor, and freak out when it’s nearly time for The People’s Court to come on…five minutes to Wapner, folks!!

I’ve done theatre for years. Good productions. Successful productions. I would never cast someone who *looked* like Ian McKellen simply because he did a smashing version of Richard III (or Olivier before him). You go with the best person for the show you’re doing, the one who can communicate the tone and interpretation you want to bring to a certain text.

Does Star Trek have to die for 400 years before it can be safely rediscovered and reinterpreted by different directors and actors? I hope not. But people like you are helping to kill it. Take your prescriptions, calm the frak down, throw your expectations out the door and look forward to a GREAT movie.

PS – Harry B, “I do not think that word means what you think it means…” Precludes means to “exclude via prior sorting,” so what you’re actually saying is that fans do NOT have any expectation for the new actors to look like the old ones.

Remember kids, the remastered DVDs come out soon! And you can sit in your parents’ basements and watch them over and over again and pretend the new movie doesn’t exist, if you so choose. Good luck with that…

143. Beam Me Up - August 9, 2008

I know people that did that when TNG came out

144. goes no where does nothing - August 9, 2008

141. LMAO

I can’t wait to see this movie. Well, OK, I guess I WILL have to wait.

145. c0mBaTkArL - August 9, 2008

Now taking charter memberships to the BaronBnyg Official Fan Club. Form a respectful cue please!

146. c0mBaTkArL - August 10, 2008

*hopes no one picks up on the carefully crafted spoof of Byron’s name…can actually smell the money!*

147. boJac - August 10, 2008

I don’t know if someone’s already said this (I don’t feel like reading all the comments) but to me Pegg looks like a balding Teller. Maybe his midget sidekick will sport one red fingernail and a ponytail.

148. Joe Dickerson - August 10, 2008

Dagnabit! I only got three of the four new ones! Well, I only had – literally – 3 hours I could attend the convention, so I should count my blessings, I guess… Thanks for the pics Anthony (better than the ones on my site)!

149. bobfred - August 10, 2008

yelchin looks like bashir from ds9

150. Thomas - August 10, 2008

BaronByng,
I read your paragraph describing Asperger’s and I could think was “Good Lord, that sounds a lot like me.”

151. The Last Maquis - August 10, 2008

If it’s Monkees I apologize, I only Listen to Good Music sorry. As for the New poster, I’ve Heard Harry Kim, Tony Shalhoub , Dr. Bashir, and Superman, So
I now give you My interpretation.

http://the-last-maquis.deviantart.com/art/NEW-POSTER-94378383

152. bobfred - August 10, 2008

#150, my god! it’s the same!

153. Scott Xavier - August 10, 2008

Nothing like the original, lets hope their acting will tie us into their characters. Otherwise, this will be an even numbered disaster. Which one is Bones? I realize it’s not the korean, but… Which other?

154. New Star Trek Character Images | FiLM Grenade - August 10, 2008

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155. chasco - August 10, 2008

It’s a good thing you told us who’s supposed to be who, otherwise I’d have had no idea from just looking at the photos.
Why go to so much trouble to get Spock and Kirk looking “right” if the whole scenario then gets blown out of the water when the rest of the crew walk in?
I don’t expect the new cast to be *exact copies* of the old. I do expect a little care to be taken over something as basic and easy to fix as getting a hair cut/color correct.

156. bobfred - August 10, 2008

to all those who say that they don’t want thes people to be look-alikes: YELCHIN IS A LOOK-ALIKE! just not of chekov. (:-))

157. Jeffrey S. Nelson - August 10, 2008

Yes, the producers should have given Pegg a Scotty toupee to look more like Doohan! Borgus frat!!

158. ME - August 10, 2008

Oh no,,,,At this angle, if you chop off his mouth….Mccoy looks like new superman from the nose up…..including superman hair….oh…no.. Now complete with little S emblems in the uniform…I mean uhh delta symbols.. damn.

159. ME - August 10, 2008

ooh and a little bit like that fat guy from law and oder..I mean order

160. erica rachel kathryn hernandez-garrett-janeway (lol) - August 10, 2008

ummm..who said the guy in red even IS scotty and not THE LEADER OF STARFLEET ACADEMY..?

161. Deebo Shanks - August 10, 2008

I’ll never understand why some people come into places like this and post comments saying that they’ll never understand why some people have a problem with little things like continuity and character likeness. Well, let me say that aside from Quinto as Spock, I’m pretty damned unimpressed with these photos. I love the idea of Pegg playing Scotty, but where is his hair? And this isn’t like James Bond, so let’s not even bring him into the equation. This is Star Trek, not Bond, not Batman (originated from other mediums and adapted). THIS STARTED ON TELEVISION. The actors created these characters to large degree. So to recast them… well, I wouldn’t have had I been in charge. But to not even -attempt- recreating their appearance… it’s just annoying. And I’m back to square one. I don’t know if I c an honestly watch this film. Scotty never ever looked like he was bald. Ever. Whether or not I see this film really depends on a lot of little things. My favorite characters from Trek are McCoy, Scotty, and Spock. If they can’t get the first two right, I’m not there. I don’t care if Shatner AND Nimoy are there to pass the proverbial torch. They can resurrect the beloved and worshipped Great Coke-Head of the Galaxy, Gene “I Ruin The Work of Real Writers and Get Labeled a Visionary” Roddenberry, and get him to call it canon, I don’t give two flips of a shiny new penny! I honestly have no real faith in this movie. If I am to have any, it will have to be earned.

162. HisDivineAssassin - August 10, 2008

Haha. So they’ve blown the look of Scotty and Chekov,,, haha.
Only the first of many inconsistantcies I’m sure. What a surprise,,,,
Of course we will be so blown away by their acting skills it won’t matter. , yeah right,,,, these are the first signs that JJ didn’t get it right.

163. Deebo Shanks - August 10, 2008

Screw the new “trek” movie. I think I’ll probably be ignoring this film. Star Trek should have died a long time ago. Deep Space Nine was the last Trek I really cared about. Voyager had tons of potential, but ultimately got short-changed by Berman’s short-sightedness. No wonder Ron Moore left the show! And where is he now? He’s running Battlestar while Rick Berman pets a cat and watches the Discovery Channel.

Unfortunately, Abrams probably doesn’t “get” it. Anyone who read his Death of Superman script could tell you that he likes to farq things up. I’ll keep watching LOST, but his Star Trek? Feh.

164. LoyalStarTrekFan - August 10, 2008

It’s great to see the rest of the main cast and I like how they reused the poster design from the Kirk-Spock-Uhura-Nero poster. I hope that Paramount will make these posters available for download on the official site like they did with the others. I am also looking forward to TrekMovie’s adaptation into real colors like they did with the original posters.

As for the new actors not looking like the original actors: that’s to be expected and not entirely realistic, at least when it comes to hairstyles. Most people do not have the same hairstyle all of their lives or even from decade to decade. In any case, it’s different actors playing the roles started by actors who are now old. What matters is their acting ability and the plot of the movie. Let’s all wait until May 2009 to make judgments – after all, how can you judge a movie you haven’t even seen?

Now, with all that said, I’m going back to enjoying the Olympics.

165. Devon - August 10, 2008

#161 – Thanks for the laugh.

#162 / 163 (maybe both the same person?) – As William Shatner once said….

166. Devon - August 10, 2008

I think some of you guys need to get in the mood of “starting over.” Here, do you think the general public are going to know the difference? No. So here’s what you do (and it’s real simple, trust me,) you say “Hey, that guy is playing the new XXXX,” and leave it at that!

I’m not trying to bash or troll anything like that, far from it as I am making what I feel is a legit comment, but I can’t believe how unbelievably complicated some of you here make it for yourselves. Things might run a bit smoother for some of you if you didn’t stop and think too much about stuff that is meant for entertainment purposes you can’t change.

So in summary: Accept them for what they are in this movie, not what they can’t be. Geesh.

167. demon barber of starfleet - August 10, 2008

BONES!!!!!!!!

It ain’t De, but damn, I can’t wait to see this anyway.

168. GO - August 10, 2008

Is everybody BLIND? Is it just me thinking that guy in the red quarter ISN’T Simon Pegg?

People – I think the guy in the red square looks NOTHING like Scotty because he’s NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SCOTTY.

I think this may be the unnamed Federation Captain or something, and am pretty sure that’s NOT Simon Pegg in that shot.

Anthony? Got any official word on this?

169. New “Star Trek” Poster - VegasCon 08 - FilmoFilia - August 10, 2008

[...] to TrekMovies we now have four new “Star Trek” poster showing the rest of the cast of J.J. Abrams [...]

170. What the ? - August 10, 2008

I sometimes wonder about the reasoning of some fan boys who have repeatedly begged and pleaded for more trek and then have the audacity to criticise anything and everything in detail when anything new is forthcoming. Stick to your 40 year old TV show DVD’s with their “Perfect canon” and “Perfect characterisations”and let the rest of us look forward and embrace this new chapter. Yes, it will be different, and based on the past ten years of trek, certainly needs to be. To JJ and co, I await what I hope will be a movie we can all enjoy for years to come. I also look forward to the fanboys having to eat their blogs as humbly pie. Just relax guys. Life is far too short to sweat the small things.

171. Corv - August 10, 2008

to all who are concerned about them not looking like the original cast membes: it’s about more than similarity in looks. I am sure they could have gotten almost perfect doubles off the street or in form of some C-class actors. I personally rather have good actors who don’t look exactly like the orig cast (btw: I think Urban looks a lot like the original).

Anyway, the weird thing about the poster is more that the other people on it don’t look like the ACTORS !? The only one I recognized was Urban… I mean, Pegg looks so not like Pegg. That’s kinda weird ;)

172. Alex - August 10, 2008

Dammit, wouldn’t have recognized Yelchin or Pegg. I mean – that’s probably the whole idea, having stylized images and stuff, but they all look… off. Don’t know what it is. Maybe the angles, the fact that they cut off their hair, the color… don’t know. I didn’t even know who they were supposed to be and.. I mean, I’m a Trekkie, I *should* recognize the TOS crew when I see them.

The funny thing is: The actors they cast are dead-on as successors to the originals, especially Quinto and Urban look almost exactly like Nimoy and Kelly did. But for some reason they don’t do now… hmmm…

173. Kirk, James T. - August 10, 2008

wow, very interesting, very awesome – but – who the hell are they lol, of course we humble Trekkies know who they are because we’ve been here and been through the making of this film, but anyone who they want seeing this movie that is either too young or not familiar with Star Trek won’t know what or who the hell these people are lol.

you’d have never thought there was a stigma attached to the name Star Trek would you haha :P i jest.

i hope the next piece of advertising has the words “Star Trek” in it or spoken somewhere! otherwise people won’t care.

174. Batman - August 10, 2008

Chekov looks like Ben Affleck. :D

175. Paulaner - August 10, 2008

#171 “I mean, Pegg looks so not like Pegg. That’s kinda weird ;)”

You are totally right, he really seems another guy but, as I already told, the angle and the light of that poster may give us false impressions.

176. Captain Hackett - August 10, 2008

I do not give any crap about their looks and you guys have made real big deal about their looks reflect on original characters and/or actors. What interests me most about the movie is characters and story which are made to sell and win over us.

Many thanks for posting the cool picture here! Keep up a great work, Anthony! :)

177. Ali - August 10, 2008

But they did make an effort to cast lookalikes.

The whole basis of the casting of Quinto is that he looks like Nimoy. Pine too, really.

Once you do that, you get into sore thumb territory when you cast a balding man with a very different look to replace a character with hair and a distinctive face. Call it an own goal.

178. Paulaner - August 10, 2008

#174 “anyone who they want seeing this movie that is either too young or not familiar with Star Trek won’t know what or who the hell these people are”

They will learn the names and the roles watching the movie. That’s the point: TOS crew for a new generation of soon-to-become trekkers.

179. Sarah - August 10, 2008

Well Simon Pegg doesn’t look like Scotty to me in this poster, he doesn’t even look like Pegg in this poster. What have the make-up people done to him ?? What’s the matter with this awful hair?

I expect his movie appearance to much better though

Sarah, still a Pegg fan. :)

180. Devon - August 10, 2008

#180 – I think you’re just flat insulting Simon Pegg now ;) He’s still the same person he was before this.

181. Poizen Prince - August 10, 2008

Pegg really does look weird, doesn’t he…

In fact, with that hair cut and skin tone he looks (dare I say it for fear of some nitwit not reading this properly and accusing me of being a racist? What the hell…) black.

NOT that there’s ANYTHING wrong with people being black! (Gotta cover my a*** to ward off flack from the PC brigade)

The only explaination I can come up with is that they deliberately screwed around with the contrast in that pic so as to make Pegg visually balance with Zoe Salenda’s Uhura in the original poster.

I’m pretty certain they wouldn’t change the ethnicity of a major character like that (even if the orginal crew was a little Anglo-Saxon heavy), and if they did they did they’d have just hired an African-American to play the part. (Has LeVar Burton got a younger brother?) Not blacked-up a british comedian!

182. Geo - August 10, 2008

I’m not much for these posters compared to the original set. It’s not that the characters don’t look exactly like the originals. I accept that the film’s something new. Rather, I’m not much for the looks on their faces:

1. Nobody’s smiling, unlike Kirk/Pine in the first set, who’s at least cocky-looking or smirking. And Saldana/Uhura shows at least a little bit of her teeth, making her even sexier. All four of the men in these new ones are closed-mouthed and grim, with serious looks and furrowed brows. Lighten up!

2. Nobody’s looking right at the viewer, again unlike the first posters. There all four characters stare right at us, which makes each poster really engaging. In the new ones we have Cho/Sulu looking off to (our) left, Pegg/Scotty to the right, and Urban/McCoy to the right and Yelchin/Chekov looking up above the viewer and somewhat to the right (hard to tell with this last one, though, given the glare on the image). Since we’re not being looked at, it’s harder to engage with each image.

3. Finally, because there’s nothing distinctive about the character’s make-up, and they’re all basically the same clothes, there’s more of a “generic” feel to these images than in the first one, with Bana’s tattoos (or whatever they are), Quinto’s ears, and even Saladana’s eye make-up.

My three cents. Trying to avoid the sniper fire–and a first-time commenter, so please be gentle! Great site….

183. Mark - August 10, 2008

Thank Gods that Alex and Bob are off rewriting Transformers, so they don’t have to read this tremendous pile of crap that has accumulated here over past few hours. Star Trek was not driven into ground by bad haircuts and mismatched costumes but by 20 years of story and concept rehashing. Now when something finally arrives that at least has POTENTIAL to be different and bring back some life into this dying franchise… No comment really

184. Schultz - August 10, 2008

Pegg never looked like Doohan, but he’s close enough:

http://www.moviecritic.com.au/simon-pegg-to-play-scotty-in-star-trek-prequel/

In fact, Quinto is the only actor that resembles his predecessor rather closely. But in any case, almost everyone loved the new casting. So what’s all that noise about?

The only criticism I have is the same that e.g. Danya Romulust (#10) wrote, namely that the design isn’t as good as the first one: Pegg and Yelchin are both depicted vue de trois-quarts, which unbalances the composition. And Yelchin’s close-up is too close. It would’ve worked in one of the upper fields (as with Nero), but not in the lower corner.

PS: Urban is killer.

185. Poizen Prince - August 10, 2008

I think the lack of ‘eye-contact’ is simply due to the angle that the picture was taken from.

It looks to me like the characters are looking straight out the centres of their sections, but the angle and perspective of the photo are messing up the eye-lines.

I’m pretty sure that when we get some face-on orthograhic scans they’ll be eye-balling us nicely.

As regards the more serious look, I got the impression that the first poster was representative of Kirk et al. when they were just getting their first assignments. I.e. they were all cockier (even Spock in his own way) and unseasoned. Nero hangs over them threatening their naivity.

I think this poster shows these characters further through the timeline of the film, when they’ve been on the ship for quite some time and everything’s got a lot more serious and professional. Especially McCoy, who’s got a real look of “This ain’t good” oon his face.

186. Decker's Stubble - August 10, 2008

115 – yep, that’s Sam Neill all right.

Scotty: I will live on Vulcan. And I will marry a round Vulcan woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck… maybe even a “recreational vehicle.” And fly from planet to planet. Do they let you do that?
Kirk: I suppose.
Scotty: No papers?
Kirk: No papers, planet to planet.
Scotty: Well then, in winter I will live on… Risa. Actually, I think I will need two wives.
Kirk: Oh, at least.

187. Uncle Rogi @ Denali - August 10, 2008

#151

Ha ha ha ha ha…quality poster Last Maquis.

Oh yeah and Peggy-Boy, take it from a good old country-bumpkin Norfolk Boy (ooo arrr!) that is not you. Its your uncle, obviously!!!!

Ooo arr I gotta go get me carrots in me, ol beauty!! !!

188. Schultz - August 10, 2008

#183 (Geo) wrote: “All four of the men in these new ones are closed-mouthed and grim, with serious looks and furrowed brows. Lighten up!”

:) They’re probably offended (especially Urban), because they weren’t included on the first poster. ;)

189. Rayna - August 10, 2008

Sweet!

190. Uncle Rogi @ Denali - August 10, 2008

#151

Ha ha ha ha ha…quality poster Last Maquis.

Oh yeah and Peggy-Boy, take it from a good old country-bumpkin Norfolk Boy (ooo arrr!) that is not you. Its your uncle, obviously!!!!

Ooo arr I gotta go get me carrots in me, ol beauty!! !!

Its you thats bloind me ol daaarlin

191. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

ooo

a bit of rift in the space-time continium has just occured!

bootiful!

192. DJ Neelix - August 10, 2008

@161 Deebo Shanks: How do you know that Scotty didn’t get a hair transplant somewhere during the years between this movie and TOS? :)
Weirder things have happened… escpecially with Picard who got thinner lips as he grow older. He must have had dental correction somewhere along the way too.

193. Dr. Image - August 10, 2008

Interesting. To be objective:
I would have lit the actors differently to at least provide the illusion of them looking more like the original characters.
Not crazy about the poses, either. Whole thing looks rushed, like the first one did.
Uniforms come off looking like Rubie’s Haloween costumes- in this shot anyhow. Again, the lighting.
The New Voyages cast comes off looking more believeable- for now, anyhow. But we’ve gotten used to them…

#172 Well said Simon! HA!!

194. Schultz - August 10, 2008

#193 And don’t forget the Enterprise barber. There’s your gay Star Trek character, fans! ;) Besides, fresh outa UFP academy they’ll all look snappier. I guess Scotty then arranges his booze stash in one of the Jeffries tubes over time and will stop caring about his haircut. ;)

195. JF - August 10, 2008

This movie is going to bomb and be the biggest disappointment like everything else hyped up these days. I think this movie is an abomination and I being a die hard Star Trek fan will not go and see it. I am sick and tired of the remakes attempting to benefit on the backs of the original creators.

JJ Abrams will have egg on his face on this one. I for one will just keep the memories of Star Trek and just accept that it is an era long gone and can never be re-created. I’m fine with that.

196. M-5 COMPUTER - August 10, 2008

Does anybody else think the Cho being in the “Nero Square” has something to say about Sulu’s story arc in this film? Playing both sides, maybe?

197. SChaos1701 - August 10, 2008

To those who keep saying the movie is going to fail….you just show that you cannot embrace one of the quintessential aspects of Trek and that is having an open mind and not being prejudiced.

I, a trek fan for pretty much all my life, am looking forward to this film because, unlike you elitists, I want to see our franchise continue and succeed. It’s so sad and mind numbing that you’re damning a movie before you’ve seen a second of footage for it because it doesn’t fit with your “precious canon.” To quote the great William Shatner…”GET A LIFE!” It’s FICTION! It’s NOT real! Enjoy it for what it is and be happy that this franchise is getting some new life breathed into it. I have complete faith in JJ and Co to give us back our Trek and revitalize the franchise. The close minded and prejudiced haters can just go off in a corner and cuddle their TOS DVDs and not embrace anything new for all I care. More room in the theatre for us REAL fans.

198. Dom - August 10, 2008

So people are getting all wrist-slitty over the angles used to photograph members of the new cast for a poster? And this makes them ‘worried’ about the film? How pathetic! Get a life!

Pesonally, I really like the new poster. The new cast look totally badass! And that’s the key thing: they don’t look like TV actor automatons. There’s real ‘don’t f*** with me’ attitude radiatiating from them!

199. Schultz - August 10, 2008

#198 (SChaos1701) wrote: “To those who keep saying the movie is going to fail….you just show that you cannot embrace one of the quintessential aspects of Trek and that is having an open mind and not being prejudiced.”

Well said!

#198 wrote: “I, a trek fan for pretty much all my life, am looking forward to this film because, unlike you elitists”

No, not elitists. The elite is progressive and open-minded. The elite are Bob Orci, JJ Abrams and all of those who’re looking forward to the new film. Those “fans” like 196(JF) and others, who always talk about failure and how bad and abominable the new film is/will be, are not elitist, they are fundamentalist. They’re the Star Trek Taliban, and I don’t give a rat’s a$$ about their radical philosophy. (Do they also object TNG, DS9 etc.? Because that’s not TOS either!)

200. VOODOO - August 10, 2008

When do we get to see Leonard Nimoy in costume? Only then will it feel like a Star Trek movie to me.

These pictures so far are just people made up to look the the original iconic characters.

I WANT THE REAL THING.

201. Nostromo - August 10, 2008

Personally I think Urban and Pegg both carry the “attitude” of their characters very well. They’re not dead ringers for the original actors, but they do convey the same feel without being a slavish copy IMO. They look as much like the originals as Uhura looked anything like Nichelle Nichols in the previous poster – not very much, but enough. Pegg’s expression in particular conveys “Scotty-ness” to me. Whatever that means!

Of course, these actors will never be exactly like the originals — how could they? — and will bring their own interpretation to the characters. It will be impossible to judge how well they embody the character without seeing more than just a still shot – so much will be in the performance, the voice, the body language and the script. The ‘look’ alone will never tell the whole story.

It’s like seeing Will Smith in Ali or Joachim Phoenix in Walk the Line – there’s a vague resemblance to the person they’re playing, but it’s far more about the whole performance not slavish imitation. (In Trek I doubt we’ll even get as much of an attempt to ape the original actor’s mannerisms as you would in a biopic, but I would expect a performance that evokes the same basic attitude and personality.)

202. Tony Whitehead - August 10, 2008

163, 196.
Then I expect this is your last posting on Trekmovie, eh?

203. CmdrR - August 10, 2008

This poster clearly violates the Anthony Pascale ban on “sausage party” promotions.

204. diabolk - August 10, 2008

Wow, the only one I would know is Sulu! The rest I could not guess. I’ll just have to get used to them.

205. John from Cincinnati - August 10, 2008

Look at the uniforms on Cho and Pegg. Are they going for a “Cage” look on those?

206. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

All this bitching is sooooooooooooooooo tiresome.

I’m looking forward to the movie.

Its going to be different and hopefully is heading Trek in a new direction.

The team are using the past in a bid to get over the past and inject much needed new life into our beloved franchise.

Perhaps most of you lot should get over the past too.
If not, stopping pissing everyone else off when you haven’t seen one little iota of the movie.

Jesus! Grow up and embrace change. if not let us true fans enjoy and discuss!

Blimey, this site is really starting to get on my nerves. Time to bow out I suppose!

207. Great Awesome - August 10, 2008

I would have preferred Paul McGillian as Scotty and New Voyages/Phase II’s John Kelley as McCoy.

208. jimj - August 10, 2008

Frankly, I think the way some of you type things about how they’ve captured (or not) the character with their acting style and/or look is hilarious. What have you really seen besides two posters that reveal some, but not all, of the actual person playing the character. The problem with MANY Trek fans is that they have become spoiled. I remember the days when we had to search high and low for ANYTHING Trek, and if we found it, it was like finding a gold nugget. Now, some of you act like Trek is chicken nuggets from a well-known fast food chain. Give me a break! I’m ready to give this movie a chance. What better way to breathe life into the Trek franshise than with the original characters. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to capture them exactly as they were. Even the original actors for each character didn’t play the part exactly the same in Treks 1-6 (or 7 for 3 of the actors). Relax people and be glad that Star Trek isn’t dead yet. It WILL BE if some of you keep this up. Then, you’ll just have to go play with Jar-Jar!!!!

209. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

well said jimj

210. jimj - August 10, 2008

#209-Thank you….thank you very much!

211. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

#210
A pleasure indeed, my Trek friend wherever you may reside!

212. Scott - August 10, 2008

I haven’t seen anything from the teaser trailer or the 2 posters that would lead me to suspect JJ Abrams is ‘off track’ with this movie. I think it was very clever of him NOT to cast look-alike imitators in these roles. Just look at any of those fan films and you’ll see how limiting that would be. It might be kind of interesting for the first couple of minutes, and then it just becomes ridiculous. We all know that it’s a new cast of actors, there’s no point in trying to pretend otherwise, really.

So the new Scotty has a different hair style. Big deal. If it makes hard-core fans feel any better, just keep in mind that not everyone goes through life with the same exact hair style. As much as I love TOS, I’m ready for something new. I’d be more concerned about the story than anything else. If the story, acting and special effects deliver, and it ‘feels’ like it’s inline with the original series Star Trek (regardless of uniform variations etc), then that’s all that matters to me.

213. Jeff - August 10, 2008

Wow…Dr, Bashir is in this move. /sarcasm

214. Will - August 10, 2008

Well, the other set of posters got me to accept this movie a little bit more, but this set seems to have pushed me right back to the middle ground between like and dislike.

I’ll have to wait and see a higher resolution version before that shift becomes permanent, but this set seems to lack the energy of the previous set, almost as if taking these photos was an after thought to the previous set(even though in all likelihood, they were taken during the same photoshoot).

I guess I can accept different actors playing the parts as long as the rest of the look isn’t all that different(still waiting for a frickin picture of the bridge or the Enterprise).

*sigh* back to the waiting room…

215. Rod Of Rassilon - August 10, 2008

Couldn’t be bothered to look through all the posts, but I assumed who I now know to be Pegg was actually a commodore or something, and Chow in the dark was actually some other starfleet officer!

Pegg I thought was actually the guy who plays Adrian Monk!

I REALLY hope its the angle this was taken at, but I doubt is, this is the single most disappointing thing I’ve seen or read about the new movie.

F minus!

216. Thorny - August 10, 2008

When the casting was made official, my only real complaint was Simon Pegg as Scotty. He just isn’t “Scotty” to me. I can’t put my finger on why… he just isn’t. It’s not the look, I don’t think Pine or Urban look at all like Shatner or Kelley, either, but I’m okay with them.

Looking at the new posters, I see Sulu, Chekov, McCoy and Fred Kwan from “Galaxy Quest”. It probably isn’t the greatest marketing success when your poster reminds fans of characters in a movie that spoofed your franchise.

But I’ll reserve judgment until I see a better image of Pegg as Scotty.

217. Dennis Bailey - August 10, 2008

#216: “It probably isn’t the greatest marketing success when your poster reminds fans of characters in a movie that spoofed your franchise.”

How many fans?

It won’t make much difference if a second-tier character doesn’t 100% satisfy the expectations of the most obsessive of long-time fans.

218. Ali - August 10, 2008

184 – Pegg is the closest match? More than Nimoy and Quinto?

219. Steve Short - August 10, 2008

In these new posters the crew look like they are wearing their dress uniforms specially with these small delta shield patterns on their jackets.

220. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 10, 2008

#163, your post is boring and short-sited IMO, call yourself a Star Trek fan… i dont care if you dont watch this movie, wont affect my being in line on the very first night, do us all a favour and do one!!

As for the rest of you moaning winge-bags, we live in the 21st century, the year is 2008 almost 2009, not the 1960′s. I dont want to watch some crappy copy of a show that was low budget, poorly acted (in parts) and cheesy beyond belief. Sounds like im slating the show, but im not, i love TOS because i realise its a 60s sci-fi show, and these were all commonly low budget, the acting was not the same as we expect now and campy cheese was all the rage. Yet, what made Star Trek stick out from the norm was its storylines, character chemistry and uniqueness (Variety of aliens, unique identity etc…)

If you then watch all of the spin-offs TNG, DS9, VOY + ENT all these shows do the same as TOS, they illustrate the changes in acting, filming, budgets and the general “TV feel” and expectations of the 80s 90s and naughties. The only real similarities they have to TOS are that they are “Star Trek” shows with that unique stamp and canon. That 60s feel that TOS had would not have been accepted by the viewing public of the 80s,90s etc as through the decades we expect modern tv making and more intricate storylines and character arcs. TOS was mainly about the shiney effects and 3 main characters (Kirk, Spock and McCoy) no-one else really got a look in. However later trek concentrated on bigger visual effects, deeper character arcs and more focus on more characters beyond the main 3 e.g. TNG could have soley concentrated on Picard, Riker and Data… it didnt, it showed us that the rest of the crew had lives too and we saw many stories that concentrated on secondary characters like Troi, Worf, Crusher, La Forge etc and even had re-occuring characters like Wesley, Guinan, Ro and Barclay!! VOY, DS9 and ENT did the same.

This movie is going to be MODERN, not a 60′s tribute of campness, cheese, poor make up and effects. It is aimed at a 2009 audience of fans and NON-FANS. It will be a Star Trek film and we will truly appreciate it as it will cure our hunger for trek that has been lost in the wilderness years, and as promised will give nods to all trek and FOLLOW CANON. We need this film to modernise trek as TNG did for TOS, TNG lost little of TOS’ vision and theme, it simply got out a wet cloth and wiped away the dust and was extremely popular with tons of trekkies/trekkers and introduced trek to many people who hadnt seen TOS or didnt like TOS. This movie aims to do the same and I for one welcome it. Trek needs to live on, and to do so it needs to adjust to society and the modern world. JJ Abrams is a young, talented visionary director who loves TOS, the writers of the script itself are devout trek fans who are just like you and me, and would never dream of changing the idea and general feel of Star Trek. The actors are talented and have all said how amazing and EPIC this film is going to be and lets not forget, the great man himself (Nimoy) has given this film his blessing. What more do you guys need? seriously… all you do is see a little shred of what this film has to offer A POSTER and already your slating something you havnt seen enough of to even guess as to where its going… surely logic dictates that you shut the hell up, get a grip, support the franchise that you claim to love and keep your opinions until you’ve seen the finished product and not whine over an image or a statement or a picture of something that is not the finished product.

Sorry for the rant, but it really bugs me how negative and spitefull some of you are, its almost like alot of you want this film to fail before its even been cut and before a full trailer has even been released. If you feel that way… please go away and either watch something else or dust off your TOS VHS’s and sulk in your own little sad short-sited world.

Jay, UK

221. sean - August 10, 2008

#195

“This movie is going to bomb and be the biggest disappointment like everything else hyped up these days”

Really? Because The Dark Knight is probably (well, not probably, it just IS) the most overhyped movie of all time, yet has shattered all expectations and then some. So even though I agree Hollywood often gets the ‘reboot’, ‘retoo”, ‘remake’, ‘reimagining’ concept wrong, we’ve had several recent examples of them getting it right. In fact, one Mr JJ Abrams made the only Mission Impossible remake worth watching, so I’m going to reserve judgement until May 9th, 2009.

222. Xai - August 10, 2008

133. Jack – August 9, 2008
102. Xai – August 9, 2008

That post was an old in-joke at TrekMovie, and it was purely sarcasm. :rolleyes:

Really? I guess my own attempt at sarcasm wasn’t good enough to be noticed

223. New Star Trek Poster | Filmonic - August 10, 2008

[...] Trekmovie.com got the first look at a new Star Trek poster revealing John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (McCoy) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov). [...]

224. Schultz - August 10, 2008

With the corrected angle it looks a lot better in my humble opinion. I like it a lot! :)

225. Dom - August 10, 2008

Karl Urban looks way cool as McCoy!

226. Jack - August 10, 2008

#161 What??
Yes, Star Trek should not be looked at like any other iconic characters. We should all just go look at 40 year odl DVD’s. Go close your eyes and listen to eight track tapes because this new fangled generation is lost.

Are you kidding????
If you cannot look forward then stop visiting a place where people adapt and have open minds.

227. Kev-1 - August 10, 2008

Pegg doesn’t look like James Doohan, but he certainly looks to be in character, exudes some gravitas — for lack of a better word. Maybe he’s the best of all, including the first four./

228. Nostromo - August 10, 2008

#227 Yes, Pegg has that whole “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” thing going on. Alternatively, I’m projecting hugely on scant evidence. :-)

229. Stanky McFibberich - August 10, 2008

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230. jimj - August 10, 2008

#220: Jay-A bit more harsh than what I had to say, but you hit the nail on the head about many points.

231. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 10, 2008

#230 thanks jimj, it just needed to be said, im sick of all these so called fans who slate a project that is trying to save the very thing they love before its even got a full trailer out… Madness!

232. krikzil - August 10, 2008

When they handed me my posters, I admit it took me a moment to sort out who was who. (Harry Kim? Sam Neill? Dr Bashir?? I thought I was just too tired, hungover, hungry and blind.) But the colors helped. I’m a TOS fan from childhood and a diehard fan but you know I didn’t expect or really want the new cast to be doppelgangers of the original cast. I did want them to be of a caliber so that I could get the feel of TOS.

I have immense fondness for the original supporting cast but their characters are rather 2 dimensional and stereotypical. I hope the new movie grounds them all in reality. While I agree with Izbot above — I don’t think Quinto looks exactly like Nimoy at all — I DO think he has enough similarity and acting chops o pull it off. Still don’t know what I think about Pine. Course, as much as I love Nimoy, I still think it would have been easier if none of the original cast was in this movie. They could have simply redone it all without any reminding fans of TOS. With an original actor returning in the movie and his character apparently going back in time, it does open the door for the “discussions” above.

course, all I want is a Nimoy photo in costume…..

233. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

#220
Seconded my fellow Brit Trekker!

Quite harsh in places but definately right!

234. Rama’s SCREEN » 4 New STAR TREK Character Posters - August 10, 2008

[...] in this years’ San Diego Comic-Con but apparently it made an appearance at VegasCon’08. TrekMovie.com got these images of the new posters from the upcoming prequel movie STAR TREK, in addition to the [...]

235. Dr. B. - August 10, 2008

What is really odd to me here, is the Simon Pegg picture. Not that I was expecting him to look like Scotty or anything, but he looks more like Dan Hedaya (a younger version)…doesn’t lool like Simon Pegg himself.
http://www.nndb.com/people/379/000105064/

236. SirBroiler - August 10, 2008

These all KICK A@@ and I can’t wait for this movie.

I don’t care if these folks don’t look like the original actors – I’m sure the performances will take this Trek in a new, and much better direction.

Go JJ and company!!!

237. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 10, 2008

#233 Thanks mate, at least there is hope with some fans. It was harsh, but needed to be said, that and the fact that im a Manc, i say what i think, northern curse haha

With regards to the actual news item today… I think the poster is fine. They all look like younger versions of their characters, perfect. And with regards to the whine about Sulus black box… look at the other poster, its they colour theme… fools.

238. cellojammer - August 10, 2008

I consider myself a pretty hard-core Trek fan. Have been for almost 40 years, and I’m really looking forward to this movie.

I don’t care that the actors aren’t physical duplicates of the originals.

I don’t care that Gary Mitchell is nowhere in sight.

I haven’t done any calculations or guesstimates of the characters’ ages to see if it’s probable for them to meet in a certain time frame.

I don’t care about any variations in uniforms or ship designs.

What I do care about is the spirit of Star Trek. The sense of anticipation at finding a new adventure ‘over the horizon’. The delight in discovering the unexpected and in examining new points of view. The chemistry between the characters. The optimism about the future.

Everything I’ve heard and seen about this movie gives me great cause for celebration. I feel in my bones that they’re going to get it right. I can’t wait!

239. SciFiMetalGirl - August 10, 2008

I was just looking for the little delta refection in the eyes, which is fun to me! I like those little details! And it seems to me that if they are paying enough attention to tiny little details like that, then they are surely going to be paying attention to the big details, no problem!

Thanks for hi-resing us, Anthony!

240. Harry Ballz - August 10, 2008

And if it ends up that Nimoy’s Spock goes back in time only to end up negating the universe of TOS, so they can launch a new version with this group in an alternate timeline, that will stink to high heaven!

What, we’re supposed to accept the ERASING of the entire Trek history we’ve loved all these years for these NEW GUYS?? I don’t think so!

241. jimj - August 10, 2008

OMG-The high resolution photos PROVE that the new uniforms are NOT exactly like the originals. I’ve given up on this movie (my reaction is quite logical, right Dr. McCoy?). Surely someone is actually gonna say this exact things and actually BELIEVE it!!!

242. SciFiMetalGirl - August 10, 2008

There have many uniform changes among all of the ST series, and even a couple that I know of in TOS itself. Anyone that has ever been in the military knows that they make uniform changes all the time! So no biggie there, really.

243. jimj - August 10, 2008

#242-I know…I was teasing!

244. cellojammer - August 10, 2008

#240

*****

You’re wringing your hands over an assumption that has little to no basis in the information we’ve been given. Freakin’ relax. It’s just an entertainment franchise. Find something else to worry about. No…strike that. Find something else to ENJOY!

Be well my friend.

245. New ‘Star Trek’ Character Posters : All-Star Movie Show - August 10, 2008

[...] above shows Karl Urban as Leonard McCoy and Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov; you’ll have to go to TrekMovie.com, which had the first photo of the posters, to see Simon Pegg as Scotty and John Cho as Sulu. It [...]

246. SciFiMetalGirl - August 10, 2008

#243 – Ah ok! Heh! Some of these it is hard to tell!

#182 – Welcome! Just remember to keep your head low, and you’ll be fine!

247. Revelados Sulu,Scotty,McCoy y Chekov de ‘Star Trek’  por CINERAMA | Reseñas de cine - August 10, 2008

[...] posters de los personajes de ‘Star Trek’ de JJ Abrams fueron revelados en el VegasCon 08. TrekMovie tomó una foto de los 4 posters,que combinados forman el emblema de Star Trek.Continúen leyendo [...]

248. Harry Ballz - August 10, 2008

#244

Ah, wise words, *cellojammer! Of course, it would be difficult to type a comment while “wringing your hands”, but I get your point!

*(I assume your name means you enjoy music sessions and not what you like to do with said instrument!)

249. STAR TREK posters give first looks at… | Obsessed With Film - August 10, 2008

[...] source – trek movie [...]

250. Cato the Llama - August 10, 2008

. . . Is Sulu wearing eye liner?

251. SeePea - August 10, 2008

#142: THANK YOU! The first portion of your post convincingly explains the inexplicable comments I’m reading.

#122: You are but the latest to repeat my favorite fallacy of logic. “Going forward” doesn’t necessarily mean going “into the future” setting- wise. In this case it means advancing to a Star Trek that works–independent of setting. And progress at this point in trek’s history also means relinquishing our unconstructive fetish with concrete canon, already cracked in many places–paticularly canon that relies on more than strictly what has been seen/heard on the screen.

Anthony: Your boys are going to have to work overtime banning all those responsible for this free-wheeling discussion.

252. Star Trek: Scotty, Sulu, Checkov and McCoy Revealed! | Fused Film - August 10, 2008

[...] TrekMovie.com also revealed some of the other characters in the film in there respective posters just like the previous 4 we have seen. [...]

253. Cato the Llama - August 10, 2008

As far as Sulu being in the upper-left corner in the black, where Nero was . . .

. . . maybe in the movie he starts out as some kind of badass Section 31 agent before turning to a regular Star Fleet Career. Section 31 would be iffy, and kind of bad, without necessarily making him a villain.

254. Nostromo - August 10, 2008

Personally I think they just had to put *someone* in the black section and it ended up having to be either Sulu or Checkov because they couldn’t have two people in gold.

255. Devon - August 10, 2008

#240 – Can you possibly explain how they can “erase” the original T.O.S.?

Let’s see, 1966-1969 already happened, so anything that aired on TV at that time will have already happened right? That’s right. Okay so they put TOS into reruns, well they couldn’t have gone back into history and stopped those reruns right? That’s right. So then they released all the episodes to VHS, then DVD, then remastered them into nationally syndication and then are putting those out on DVD. Now, is the movie going to somehow go into this and suddenly make them “disappear?” No…. okay, so can you figure out that they are not “erasing” anything?

So yeah.. you can’t explain anything because they aren’t.

Sorry, but some of you guys really give this fanbase a really terrible name with some of the truly trollish type comments.

256. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

#233

Well, jimj old friend I’m an ol Norfolk carrot cruncher and I too believe in speaking the blindingly obvious truth!

Keeping it real!

257. Nuevos Pósters de Star Trek: Sulu, Scotty, Checov y McCoy « SALÓN DEL MAL | Blog de cine, comics y televisión pop corn presentado por el Dr. Malo - August 10, 2008

[...] Desde: TrekMovie [...]

258. Poizen Prince - August 10, 2008

I’ve figured it out!

Sulu’s in the black part because they’ve decided to make him gay like George Takei, and everyone knows that homosexuals are always evil Mirror-Universe villains in Star Trek!

I’M JOKING!!! I’M JOKING!!!

Seriously, though. The most likely reason that Sulu is in the black quadrant is because he originally started off as a blue-shirted ship’s staff physicist (as seen in “Where No Man Has Gone Before”), and then transferred to the gold command division thereafter.

It’s likely that part of the movie is set in the aftermath of WNMHGB, hence the lack of Garry Mitchell.

The fact that he’s in the black could refer to a scene wherein he’s been offered a promotion into the command division and isn’t sure if he wants to take it because he’s afraid he might not have enough time to start a family. He’s in his black vest with his old blue shirt and a new gold one layed-out in his quarters, deciding which one to put on, and Kirk comes to him and tells him that “If something’s important, you make the time.”

259. Novo poster de Jornada nas Estrelas revela Chekov, Sulu, Scotty e McCoy | ZeroOitocentos - August 10, 2008

[...] Sulu, Simon Pegg como Scotty, Karl Urban como McCoy e Anton Yelchin como Chekov. Ficou DUKA. O site trekmovie.com que liberou a notícia direto da VegasCon 2008. [...]

260. Nuevos Pósters de Star Trek: Sulu, Scotty, Chekov y McCoy « SALÓN DEL MAL | Blog de cine, comics y televisión pop corn presentado por el Dr. Malo - August 10, 2008

[...] Desde: TrekMovie [...]

261. Four More Star Trek Posters: Sulu, Scotty, Chekov, McCoy! « FirstShowing.net - August 10, 2008

[...] 10, 2008Source: TrekMovie.comby Alex [...]

262. Rudy M Alapag Jr - August 10, 2008

Ensign Rudy: I’m pretty sure that there will be more Star Trek books and collecting more of the old DVDs of Star Trek TV series. That way I should “NOT” miss any episode or season of DS9 and Voyager and one more, Enterprise. That will help me remember Star Trek a little more.

263. New ‘Star Trek’ Posters Reveal McCoy, Scotty, Sulu & Chekov! - August 10, 2008

[...] 10th, 2008 at 3:32 pm  |  Trackback The good folks over at TrekMovie.com have the four new Star Trek XI character poster images, which reveal Karl Urban as McCoy, Simon [...]

264. Mr. Bob Dobalina - August 10, 2008

#220 “As for the rest of you moaning winge-bags, we live in the 21st century, the year is 2008 almost 2009, not the 1960’s. I dont want to watch some crappy copy of a show that was low budget, poorly acted (in parts) and cheesy beyond belief. ”

Thanks for saying this early on in your post. It saved me the trouble of bothering to read the rest of it.

265. Commander Data - August 10, 2008

I cant beleive the whinging of some people on this thread. How can you judge the movie based soley on posters?
i for one am still looking forward to this film, I will continue to look forward to it and I dont think it will be a disaster.

266. Clark - August 10, 2008

why does scott look like a young john mccain?

267. Star Trek: Sulu, Scotty, McCoy and Chekov Revealed! - August 10, 2008

[...] new character posters from JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek have been revealed at VegasCon 08. TrekMovie was able to take a photo of the four posters, which like the Comic Con posters, combine to form the [...]

268. Doug in Afghanistan - August 10, 2008

#4: That was my first thought too.

Where is Sulu?

269. crazydaystrom - August 10, 2008

#229-

Through in a ‘Stanky Hanky’ and it just might be worth it.

270. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - August 10, 2008

Peg looks like Sean Connery’s third cousin posing as Bond. I am sure he will be terrific though. Should have thrown a rug on his lid though, he’s a baldy Scotty from the Wanderers!!!!!

Can see the uniforms alot better though they look cool

271. Doug in Afghanistan - August 10, 2008

#268: Oh. there he is. (grin).

As ever, I canNOT wait for this film to come out!

272. HisDivineAssassin - August 10, 2008

What’s so funny about this is everyone knows how anal the Star Trek fans are, to screw with a characters look is really pretty stupid, especally after the other actors are spot on.
I’m sure the Scotty fanbase will be very disappointed with Pegg if he dosnt have some more hair goin on.
This is really a pretty huge blunder IMO. ;-)
Chekov shouldn’t even be in this film.

273. Nya StarTrek-affischer hett i bloggosfären | Kulturbloggen - August 10, 2008

[...] Från TrekMovie.com: Just like they did last year, Paramount has chosen Creation’s official Star Trek convention to give fans a new poster for JJ Star Trek. Actually they are giving fans eight posters; the four that were given out at Comic Con and four new ones in the same style but with the rest of the cast of the movie. TrekMovie has a first look below. Just like with the Comic Con posters (which are also being given out), the new posters form the Star Trek delta emblem when put together, but each is a large sized poster on its own. The four new Star Trek posters feature (clockwise from upper right below): John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Karl Urban (McCoy). [...]

274. JBond - August 10, 2008

I’m just happy that we finally get to see pictures all of the major cast. I don’t care that the actors aren’t carbon copies of the orignal actors. Personally, I find it refreshing and I think that the new actors will bring a new but faithful take on the characters.

I really like what little I can see of the new/old uniforms. I was worried that they would copy the original pajamas too closely. I don’t mind the 60s uniforms but I think an exact copy of the old design might look a little out of place with the updated visual designs of everything else. I think by adding texture/layering to it but keeping with the color scheme it’s the best of both worlds.

275. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

whinge, whinge whinge whinge.
Whinge whinge whinge whinge whinge whinge
whinge whinge whinge whinge whinge!!
whinge whinge whinge
whinge whinge
whinge whinge whinge !
whinge whinge whinge !!!!!

276. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

whinge, whinge whinge whinge.
Whinge whinge whinge whinge whinge
whinge whinge whinge whinge whinge
whinge whinge whinge
whinge whinge
whinge whinge whinge !!
whinge whinge whinge !!!!!!
whinge whinge

277. Xai - August 10, 2008

Rogi, don’t waste our time

278. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

Sorry about repeating myself there.

I’ve been creating a picture of the Enterprise with the repeated word “whinge” just to get my annoyance across and it doesn’t transfer it the site as I wish to send it.
Way too much time on my hands.

Anyway, you get the point I’m sure.

Cheerio

279. Xai - August 10, 2008

IMO, far too many assuming this will be a poor movie based on… a promo poster

280. Stanky McFibberich - August 10, 2008

re: 269. crazydaystrom – August 10, 2008
#229-”Through in a ‘Stanky Hanky’ and it just might be worth it.”

Included at no extra charge if you call in the next 6.5 minutes!

281. Uruloki :: Blog » Señores, les presento a la tripulación: Kirk, Scotty, Sulu, Bones, Chekhov, Uhura, Spock y Nero. Steven Moffat triunfa de nuevo, Afro Samurai al cine, David S. Goyer habla de The Invisible Man… - August 10, 2008

[...] celebrando una Star Trek Convention en la cludad de Las Vegas y Paramount Pictures, aunque gracias a TrekMovie.com, ha aprovechado el evento para presentar cuatros nuevos carteles personalizados de Star Trek (2009) [...]

282. Harry Ballz - August 10, 2008

#276

That should read “whine”, not “whinge”!

Great, now I’ll be accused of whining about THAT!

283. Scott Gammans - August 10, 2008

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! How cool is this?! Can’t wait to get a closer look at what obviously are some significant changes to the TOS uniforms.

284. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 10, 2008

#264 Mr Bob, maybe you should have read it, as that part you quoted is badly out of context… just a suggestion, perhaps you should read someones post before attempting to be sarcastic, it might be an “Egg on face” moment..

Kindest Regards

Jay, UK

285. Devon - August 10, 2008

#272 – “Chekov shouldn’t even be in this film.”

So did you just basically ignore everything else anyone has said on this subject?

286. cellojammer - August 10, 2008

Oh dear,

What’s going to happen when we find out that they don’t SPEAK with the original actors’ voices?

PANDEMONIUM!!

287. Dirty Harry’s Place… » Star Trek: The Metrosexual Generation - August 10, 2008

[...] (clockwise from upper: John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Karl Urban (McCoy) [...]

288. TTB - August 10, 2008

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations you say!?!?! ; )
im just happy heres a new trek film, and i think it will be well made and performed, im sure ill enjoy it when i see it…..when it comes out on dvd next xmas cos ill be in afghanistan again when it comes out in the cinema…booooo!

289. Debbie Downer - August 10, 2008

Oh, everything about this movie upsets me so! Scotty’s hair is wrong! Sulu’s in the black! McCoy looks vaguely Supermanish…if I squint my eyes *real* hard after a few shots of Whiskey. Chekov might possibly look like Julian Bashir, which is clearly awful because to have even the slightest resemblence with any other character, ever, would be like…oh, the horror! This film will ruin my life and all my precious memories of all the good things about Star Trek as well as unintentionally causing an immense crevasse to open up under the theatre which will swallow us down into the depths of hell.

OH JJ, WHY HAVE YOU CONDEMNED US ALL TO A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH?!?

290. Jamie - August 10, 2008

Yay!

Alexander Siddig is in this film!

Yaaay! :D

291. BaronByng - August 10, 2008

251 – SeePea, thanks for the kudos.

I agree with your other reply too. I make the analogy that TOS was a sleeper Broadway hit that ran for years and years with the same cast, and then they did sequels with the same cast. That doesn’t mean you can’t take the original play and re-cast / stage / design it. Only bad student productions of Shakespeare waste time trying to look period-accurate anymore; the real interest is in the text and the characters, and there have been any number of modern-dress productions.

What do we really know about Star Trek? At its most basic level, it’s the story of a diverse and interesting crew aboard a starship, exploring where no-one has gone before, coming from a culture that is recovering from The Last Great War, and hence, has learned to move beyond greed and tribalism, and embrace shared, universal values.

Yes, there are some set characters there which can be sketched in three words each: the young, proud Russian, the cocky Midwestern captain, the laconic Southern doctor, the genius Scottish engineer, the strong female African comms officer, the romantic Asian helmsman, the mysterious alien first officer…

All of those are just sketches and any good screenwriter / director would work with the actors to develop and suggest backstories, interactions, character-building moments, in a fresh way, one that perhaps plays off our knowledge of “what is to come,” but doesn’t require that knowledge for the non-Trekker audience member. And it doesn’t necessarily mean carbon-copying what some OTHER actors did with those broadly-outlined directions 40 years ago. In fact, more the opposite.

The biggest criticism of the Trek franchise movies is that you had to come to them with an enormous amount of knowledge of the backstory. That’s still why “the whale movie” is the one most people know and love.

292. Dom - August 10, 2008

OK, guys. Here’s the situation. New cast. New production team. That’s the deal and we all know it.

Now, we also know, as new info turns up, we’re going to contend with a bunch of morons trying to wreck the film.

On one hand, we have a gang of fools who think that the TOS characters can’t have their ‘fanon’ histories challenged, changed or even revisited. On the other we have a bunch of idiots who feel that TNG and its cohorts should get a new fim, even though they’re all too old for the job. As a result, they’ve found common ground in trying to wreck the new film.

They’ve left us no choice.

On a forum dedicated mainly to the new Trek movie, we comprehensively have to wipe the naysayers out. Believe me, when it comes to press coverage, these people will get the column inches over the people who look forward to this fllm. The press loves nothing more than sci-fi ‘saddoes’ who want to whinge about their particular Kleenex material show. I work in the media and I know the attitudes that linger there towards sci-fi.

From this moment, we have to get brutal. We shout these idiots down. We use acid wit and charm and good manners, but we make these people look like fools and we annihilate them! We drive them off every forum and tear down every bit of their trumped up faux self-worth.

End of the day, these people who start word wars over poses of official photographs and hairstyles in paparazzi shots are out to ruin our party. They’ll spread poison about the film and, when there’s been enough bad coverage and they’ve got themselves in enough papers and news.bbc.co.uk with headlines like ‘Trek fans up in arms over new film.’

If the film is a moderate success or a failure, they’ll say ‘I told you so!’ before they get back to tossing off over their Brent Spiner photo album!

If there is anything this thread and one or two others show, is that we have to make a stand as fans now and get our support acknowledged by the wider media. Because these people won’t stop until they wreck Star Trek.

Tear them apart from now on guys. Metaphorically rip their guts out and drink their blood, because this new film needs our support and we need people beyond just here to know there is this support.

If anyone dares make any more remarks like some that have turned up on this thread we should launch ourselves on them like a bunch of wild jackals that haven’t had any dinner.

293. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 10, 2008

#292 my thoughts exactly…. there is hope after all

294. Stringfellow Hawke - August 10, 2008

Wow, Debbie… I hope you’re kidding. That’s a pretty extreme view to take. :(

Appearances notwithstanding, it’s nice to see some images to get the whistle wet, but you gotta hold judgement of the movie until you see the acting skills of the primaries and at least a taste of the storyline in motion. :)

I’d be far more concerned that the ‘big movie budget’ treatment is only going to give us a trilogy and then it’s truly over since only the Bond flicks are the only successes over long-term releases.

Fact of the matter is, the fanbase wasn’t enough to generate ongoing income, so some compromises have to be made to get back a large dose of viewers for future installments. The movie is being made to attract new fans in an ongoing market, not the fanbase that deserted the Trek market in the 90′s. And those new fans weren’t around to experience the awesomeness of true hardcore Trekdom in the 70′s and 80′s.

The demographic studios chase are the 20′s crowds, and it’s as simple as that. It’d be nice if they made something us fanbois and girlz want, but that didn’t work out with the TNG movies, so they’re moving on. It could be worse, they could have dumped *everything* and completely started over seeing Paramount had made it appear so with Enterprise’s cancellation.

I’m personally feeling pretty good about this movie in that I’ll find it an enjoyable and updated version with familiar characters. I wasn’t watching Shatner and co. in the 70′s and 80′s, I was watching Kirk and co. That’s what we’re getting. I couldn’t be happier (I was never really a TNG fan – only watched it for a Trek fix, and Q!).

I’m enjoying this ride. :) Go JJ and crew!

295. Jay - August 10, 2008

Even as much of a Simon Pegg fan as I am, I did have my doubts, but not anymore. Same with John Cho.

296. Xai - August 10, 2008

229. Stanky McFibberich – August 10, 2008
re: 118. hubertis bigend
“…join the stanky denial club if you must…”

“Includes newsletter, official “Thanky Stanky” badge and membership card, and 8″ by 10″ autographed glossy of Xai.

Only 5 easy payments of $49.95!”

_Dammit Stanky, I told you we needed to discuss this BEFORE you went and offered it. I am not happy with my cut.

297. Second Set Of Star Trek Character Posters - Screen Rant - August 10, 2008

[...] For larger versions of the posters head over to TrekMovie.com. [...]

298. HisDivineAssassin - August 10, 2008

#285, there’s so many comments maybe you could refer me?

#292, how hard would it have been to get a hairpiece on Pegg? I don’t support crap like that. Sorry, I’ll still get behind the film but come on, what else did they forget??

299. Stanky McFibberich - August 10, 2008

re: 296

OK. You’re out. Instead of the 8 by 10 of you, we are now offering the half-page leaflet, “The Best Limericks of Harry Ballz”

300. John B. - August 10, 2008

To all of the folks who are wringing their hands because Abrams might have changed a few things in order to make this movie enjoyable for the masses–ENTERPRISE was being watched by about forty people by the time the plug was pulled on it–THEY CAN’T MAKE A MOVIE FOR ONLY HARD-CORE FANS!! Me–I’m just tickled someone cares enough to try to bring a dying franchise back to life. Yeah, I hope they use the old red alert sound from the old series, and I hope Pegg yells “she’s gonna blow apart!” at the top of his lungs, and I hope Pine has intergalactic sex; regardless, I bet this movie will rock!

301. JB - August 10, 2008

Looks like a Voyager/DS9 mash-up with a special guest appearance by the guy from “Monk”. Just sayin’.

302. Thomas - August 10, 2008

I prefer to think of this movie not so much as “moving forward”, but as more of a homecoming, a return to the Trek that started it all. I always felt that as trek went on, it moved away from the ideals set up by TOS. This movie is an opportunity to visit that in a whole new way.

303. Rubee - August 10, 2008

Thanks for the laugh, Debbie. That made my day.

304. SG - August 10, 2008

This poster= Fail

305. Sallah - August 10, 2008

Uh yeah. I want those.

306. Sean4000 - August 10, 2008

RE: 304

First poster = Nail!

307. Xai - August 10, 2008

304. SG – August 10, 2008
“This poster= Fail”

You don’t like it = don’t go.
………………………………………………….

Stanky…. I am better off without you anyway. Some agent you are.

308. Johnny Ice - August 10, 2008

The first poster was great plus that i am very happy with Qunito,Pine and Saldana. But oh boy i find this poster not good. I still have doubts about Pegg and Urban and what hell did Abrams cast almost 40 year old John Cho as young Sulu is beyond me.

309. Xai - August 10, 2008

Jeez, the new actors don’t have to look like the old actors for this to be good.

310. NEW Star Trek Posters | We Are Movie Geeks - August 10, 2008

[...] Trek convention in Las Vegas to give fans a new poster for ‘Star Trek.’ According to TrekMovie.com, they are gave fans eight posters; the four that were given out at Comic Con and four new ones in [...]

311. Dom - August 10, 2008

JB (301) said: ‘Looks like a Voyager/DS9 mash-up with a special guest appearance by the guy from “Monk”. Just sayin’.’

Don’t say! Don’t like? Go somewhere else and moan. It doesn’t look like that to anyone else here, so you’re just finding a way to attack the film and spoil it for those of us who are thrilled to see the posters.

SG (304) said ‘This poster= Fail.’

If it fails, it must equal your failure as a human being, since you are incapable of articulating why it fails. You’re making a blanket statement and not backing it up with anything. SG=smelly troll!

Johnny Ice (308) said: ‘I still have doubts about Pegg and Urban and what hell did Abrams cast almost 40 year old John Cho as young Sulu is beyond me.’

What are your doubts? You’re spouting the same generic gibberish all the other trolls are! Ever consider that a casting director and their team put a lot of thought into the casting and try to make decisions that will attract the biggest possible audience? Are you a casting director, Johnny? Shake the ice off your johnny and read all the discussions with the various production team members on this site (of which there are many) then come back an enter an intelligent discussion.

This one makes me laugh . . . Great Awesome (207) said: ‘I would have preferred Paul McGillian as Scotty and New Voyages/Phase II’s John Kelley as McCoy.’

So you want a TV actor established in another company’s not-dissimilar sci-fi show to play a different role in a different sci-fi show? Ever heard of brand confusion? It’s not like Zach Quinto from an Earthbound fantasy show getting cast. There would be serius contractual issues. It’s like Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, who were forbidden to play FBI agents anywhere else while they starred in the X-Files TV show.

And as for John Kelley! Bwahahahahahahah! Are you nuts? With all due respect to Mr Kelley, he’s an amateur actor who plays McCoy in his spare time! You’re actually stating that an amateur actor should play a lead character like McCoy in a major, big budget studio movie alongside professional actors!!!!!! :0 I mean, with all due respect to ST:Phase II, it’s a high quality production made by part-timers for fun, not profit. You might as well cast the entire film with amateurs!

312. Dierna - August 10, 2008

*looks at the new pics* Wow…Chekov is hot….didn’t see that coming…. He does kinda look like Siddig tho.

313. BrF - August 10, 2008

I’m getting a sort of weird John Edwards-vibe from McCoy here.

314. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

#277 Xai (regarding #275 and #276)

“Rogi, stop wasting our time!”

I think you’ll find that most of these message- senders have been wasting their own precious time by whinGing about the film that they know pretty much bugger all about.

Oh and the repetition of the message was a mistake.

Please do forgive me your Royal Highness. I am only human after all! :(

315. Xai - August 10, 2008

314. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb – August 10, 2008

“I think you’ll find that most of these message- senders have been wasting their own precious time by whinGing about the film that they know pretty much bugger all about.

Oh and the repetition of the message was a mistake.

Please do forgive me your Royal Highness. I am only human after all! :(”

– Thank you for recognizing my station, you may bow next time. Seriously, you were trying to draw a picture with a word repeated over and over again. Twice. It was irritating enough to just have the whinning.

316. John from Cincinnati - August 10, 2008

First, I think all the actors look “in character” and I accept that. I think this is going to be a great movie.

In Leonard Nimoy I trust.

317. Uncle Rogi @ Concillium Orb - August 10, 2008

#315 Xai

Genuinely apologisesfor the messages. My artistic prowess is limited (as are my vocabulary and brain power at 5.20 AM GMT!) . Had you seen the beauty of my art work you would have been stunned and elated.
Honest.
Its nice not to be discussing the unsimilarities of characters past and present though isn’t it?
I hope you are looking forward to the movie as much as I am.
Oh and I aint bowing to anybody!

318. The Vulcanista - August 10, 2008

#316: “In Leonard Nimoy I trust.”

LOL!!

Although I agree with the poster who thinks that Karl looks like Brandon Routh in that shot. Photos really aren’t that great on any of them. But it’s early. I’m sure we’ll get something more substantial as we get closer to the release date.

Come to think of it, these look like posters that were made up specifically for the convention. I’m sure the actual marketing posters will be lots slicker’n this stuff.

And let’s face it, movie posters simply cannot convey the scope of this or any other movie, for that matter.

RIP Isaac Hayes. Best makeout music evar!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

319. T.'. - August 10, 2008

T.’.

Cho/Sulu: professional, driven
Pegg/Scotty: obsessed w/details, serious
Urban/McCoy: emotional, empathetic
Yelchin/Chekov: proud, confident

Again, the TOS era on HD

320. Harry Ballz - August 10, 2008

#318 “Isaac Hayes. Best makeout music evar!”

But, Vulcanista, what about Barry White?

Oh, baby, baby………

321. Devon - August 10, 2008

#294 – If you’re a fan of SNL, you’ll know who Debbie Downer is and I thought that post was brilliant haha.

322. Devon - August 10, 2008

#308 – Can you elaborate on what the problem is there with the age?

323. Sean4000 v8.04 "Hardy Heron" - August 10, 2008

Devon, thanks for clearing the Debbie question up. That one went over my head.

324. Sarah - August 11, 2008

I love Simon Pegg and he’s Scotty to the bone alright. But I still wish they’d combed his hair forward instead of backwards that would have made a tremendous difference. No doubt Pegg will be wonderful in this role. However, I hope his hairdo will come across better in the movie. My, I never believed it but oh yes hair can be irritating.

What the heck. Peggster still rules and I still adore Scotty. Goes well together this casting. Good choice JJ Abrams.

325. Bert - August 11, 2008

I for one love these images. I don’t care if those people may or may not look like carbon copies of other actors. I care that this movie becomes an enormous box office success that will reinvigorate mainstream interest in Trek. That will pave the way for more Trek (either as movies or on the ‘little’ screen).

326. Hbasm - August 11, 2008

The white cutoffs are annoying, still I like the style far better than the TNG movie posters.

327. S. John Ross - August 11, 2008

I think they look great.

328. Deebo Shanks - August 11, 2008

#220:

Isn’t it clear why so many Trek fans are upset about seemingly minute details? We have been screwed over time and again by Paramount fat cats who don’t get Star Trek and never will. Part of that is the fact that some people subscribe to this crap about human characters in Star Trek not being allowed to have conflict because of evolution. Well, drama without conflict… er, someone explain how that works. Another part of it is that Rick Berman and Brannon Braga wouldn’t know good story-telling if it jumped up and bit them on the brow ridges! So we’ve been submitted to mediocre dreck Trek time and again. Stuff like Voyager, Enterprise, Insurrection, and Nemesis. So yes, we get upset over small things like Simon Pegg’s hair. Believe me, I want to be open-minded and enjoy this film. But if they can’t even get Scotty’s hair right? A small thing like that? It makes me bristle up at them. I can’t imagine what else they’ve gotten wrong. And I’m TIRED OF IT BEING WRONG. I’m not looking for carbon copies. I want to believe these guys are the characters I grew up with. I don’t want this to turn into BLUES BROTHERS 2000 where I’m wondering what the hell character Dan Aykroyd decided to play and where the hell he got his voice from. I would like to recognize the characters. Why is that wrong?

329. Devon - August 11, 2008

#328 – “But if they can’t even get Scotty’s hair right? A small thing like that?”

If it’s such a small thing then why are you having a such a fuss over it? Sounds more like nitpicking over nothing if you ask me.

330. Crewman Darnell - August 11, 2008

Once again, I’m not one who expected the new actors to look identical to the original cast but… After seeing these images, I’m more so than ever underwhelmed. :-/

331. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 11, 2008

328 – Stop complaining… you should be happy that their even bothering to make another film. When did all trek fans suddenly become little kids, stamping their feet because they dont get their own way… such a joke

332. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 11, 2008

330 – its an image… its not necessarily the finished product, save your opinions till you’ve seen a trailer at least… god how many times do i have to reiterate this point?? dont slate something based on un-significant evidence… wait for something more substantial LIKE A PIGGING TRAILER!! ARGH!!

333. Geek Links - 08.11.08 : Wesley Donehue - August 11, 2008

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334. The Last Maquis - August 11, 2008

Okay Kids, Allow me to explain something to those defending the poster. We’re not saying that the movie will be terrible because the characters don’t look 100% like the original cast. I believe most of us
Think It’ll be Great. (me too) We’re not saying that we won’t go See it out of protest for the lack of resemblance. Of course We’re gonna see it. Why else are we here? Science Friday? All we Are saying, is that with this big Budget of a production
Couldn’t the studio afford to have picked up a few Wigs somewhere?

335. Deebo Shanks - August 11, 2008

yes, i should be thanking my lucky stars they decided to milk the cow a little more because GOD knows that it should be quantity over quality! We should totally lap up whatever they piss out for us! Thank you for making MORE STAR TREK!

Why can’t anyone have a negative opinion about something without getting lambasted? You’d think this board was full of little Anthonys from the Twilight Zone. You’d better think good thoughts and say nice things or Anthony will send you away to the corn fields!

Ridiculous.

336. BaronByng - August 11, 2008

328 – Deebo,

An actor’s hair is not part of the CHARACTER. The likeness of James Doohan PLAYING the CHARACTER of Montgomery Scott was licensed and used everywhere, but that still doesn’t mean the character was written as “jet black hair with a side parting”.

In fact, if you’ve ever had anything to do with casting roles (which I have) then you cast for types and not for specific looks.

I do realize that for certain characters (Spock for instance) there is a certain hairstyle that helps you ‘recognize’ them even when reduced down to 24-pixel desktop icons, and you want that continuity there. It’s a very hard line to maneuver, but I think the BALOK group know what they are doing.

Paul McGillion might ‘look’ a little more like Scotty, and he is Scottish, but he has never demonstrated that he can act like Scotty — he seems much more mild-mannered and introspective, compared to Scotty’s typical engineer/programmer bluster… Having seen Simon Pegg in Spaced and Hot Fuzz, I can definitely say he will bring the right energy to the role, exact hair or no hair.

I mean, people whined about a blond Bond and they had to eat their words after Casino Royale.

And I repeat: if a detail like this bothers you, then you’re not really in the audience for this movie. The DVDs and Blu-Rays of the original show will be there forever, so why not just stay home on premiere day?

337. Novos pôsteres de STAR TREK XI | JediMania - August 11, 2008

[...] Agora é a vez de John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (McCoy) e Anton Yelchin (Chekov). [...]

338. The Last Maquis - August 11, 2008

Hrmph….You Don’t know Me very well, Do you?

339. Simon Pegg - August 11, 2008

328-

deebo, regardless of what you say, these wankers are gonna keep sending loads of bullocks your way until you decide to be just them! don’t waste your time on these losers, mate!

340. Deebo Shanks - August 11, 2008

339

Oh, spare me.

341. JB - August 11, 2008

311: People are entitled to differing opinions, and they don’t need to go somewhere else to express them. That’s what makes it a discussion. Deal with it.

342. ted - August 11, 2008

They arn not supposed to look like the origional cast…get over it….

343. Devon - August 11, 2008

#335 – “yes, i should be thanking my lucky stars they decided to milk the cow”

Then you need to back up your opinion please. This is the part where I’m going to have to kindly ask you to post all the info that you know if including specific scenes you’ve seen, the copy of the script you’ve seen, and you will also post your credentials on how you got to see the entire movie, unbiased, to come to the conclusion you did?

344. Devon - August 11, 2008

#334- “Couldn’t the studio afford to have picked up a few Wigs somewhere?”

Thank you for a much calmer and rational post than what some of the others were posting here.

In this case, it may not have been a case of them “not having any” around. It may have been decided against, you never know if it was Simon himself who refused to wear a wig. So obviously they can afford it, but they had Simon dye his hair, so it was obviously a decision that was made, not just carelessness or because they couldn’t find any wigs.

345. Sallah - August 11, 2008

So…when are we gonna see digitally colored versions of these like we did the last set?

346. What is it with you? - August 11, 2008

#335 – “yes, I should be thanking my lucky stars they decided to milk the cow”

Milking what cow? They’ve given us thousands of hours of entertainment for free.

Just be happy that Star Trek is given the chance for a big budget blockbuster.

AND SUPPORT IT.

Star Trek has never had an opportunity like this before.

Guys, this is our last best hope – because the original, with all its wonderful canon and detail, which we all love, just wasn’t working anymore.

Shouldn’t you just be happy about that?

347. star trackie - August 11, 2008

If something changes from something I liked into something I don’t like, why should I be happy about that?

I LOVED Lonesome Dove. Primarily because of Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones and their on screen chemistry. They made that whole mini-series. I did NOT love the sequels because, while they feature the same “characters”, the actors portraying them didn’t live up to the expectations set down by Duvall and Jones. Plain and simple. Lonesome Dove continued, but I sure wasn’t happy.

If these guys can deliver the goods, awesome. And for purely selfish reasons, I hope they do. It can’t possibly be any worse than what Berman cranked out over the past 20 years. But just having the the same “characters” as TOS in a movie called Star Trek isn’t a free pass.

348. Jay - "The Real Jim Kirk" - August 11, 2008

347 – Berman did a fantastic job… IMHO

349. Stanky McFibberich - August 11, 2008

re: 307. Xai
“Stanky…. I am better off without you anyway. Some agent you are.”

MY way or the highway, buddy!

350. Admiral Kent - August 11, 2008

Wow…Pegg looks like Sean Connery in Diamonds are Forever.

351. Unleash Your Monday Morning Geek On These “Star Trek” Posters « Cinematically Correct - August 11, 2008

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352. Star Trek Posters Show Four Colors. Wow! « HEY! MEDIA! - August 11, 2008

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353. Dom - August 11, 2008

Scotty’s hair? People are moaning and think the film will fail because of SCOTTY’S BLOOMING HAIR?!!!! WTF?!!!!

When has Scotty’s hair ever been tied to a plot point that does anything of relevance to the story? When has it ever been directly The new guy has different hair! Deal with it. He’s not meant to be a James Doohan clone and to attempt to ‘clone’ him is offensive to both actors: one for assuming that James Doohan is easily replaceable by sticking a wig and make-up on someone and the other for assuming Simon Pegg is incapable of playing the role on his own merits.

Different actors have different hair and different amounts of it, different body shapes, different heights. Simon Pegg would look goofy in a wig. Personally it wouldn’t have bothered me if he kept his original hair colour (I remember a 60s/70s comic where Scotty was blond!!) For all we know, as he gets older, Simon Pegg might get thinner. Does that mean in years to come that he has to put on a body suit to make him bulkier?

The important thing with this film is whether these guys (and gal) can play their character. Their job is to act, not do an impression of someone else.

These are stupid, nitpicking trifling details that make Trek fans look like the anal retards the press portray us as. Nice one for perpetuating the sterotype, you morons! Grow up and get a life!!!

354. FilmcriticBlogs.com » The real McCoy - August 11, 2008

[...] TrekMovie.com has four new character posters (in addition to the four released at ComicCon). They’re oddly cropped, but you get your first glance at Sulu, Chekov, Scotty and McCoy.   [...]

355. Dom - August 11, 2008

A great talkback post on AICN (for once!)

Executor wrote: ‘hairlines, japanese vs. korean actors, analog controls, klingon

THIS IS WHY THE WORLD HATES TREKKIES. GODDAMNED GEEKS. IT’S A F*****G MOVIE!!!!!’

356. Report: 4 new Star Trek posters released… « The Brock N’ Roll Blog - August 11, 2008

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357. Johnny Ice - August 11, 2008

#311. God forbid for people expressing their opinions on the second poster or their concern about the casting that you don’t agree with.
(p.s. I am hoping Pegg and Urban will be great in their parts and prove me concern wrong.)

#322. My point is John Cho(36) Just seems tlitle old for the Sulu part. They(producer) were locking for 23 to 28 years old Asian-American actor and remember also George Takai was youngest of the original cast.
Matt Damon was apparently too old for Kirk part and he is 2 years older then Cho.

358. Dom - August 11, 2008

357. Johnny Ice. It’s not about banning opinions, but there are idiots on this forum simply whinging and posting negative remarks because they hate this film without even having seen it!

You expressed an opinion about Cho being old, but didn’t explain why that’s an issue. Give your reason for your issues and you can enter into discussion.

Surely the age of the actors is only one factor? What about the look? Matt Damon looks his age, so is too old for the seemingly rather impish young Kirk. John Cho doesn’t ***look*** too old. Plus, Sulu is a minor character compared with Kirk, Spock and McCoy, so its hardly the same issue. Like Michael J Fox, and Matthew Broderick, John Cho is one of those guys that an go on playing teenagers for decades!

359. Dom - August 11, 2008

359. Timmmaaahhh!

Well said! Besides, as a child of the late-70s and early-80s, I’m really looking forward to this film. I’d love to know the age range of the whingers. Are they from the 20-something crowd who would have been TNG fans and therefore caught up in the obsessive continuity and canon stuff that didn’t affect the TOS fan world. Or are they older than my age-group? I get the impression that the older fans from the pre-TNG era are far less concerned about this film than the younger fans!

Like I said in an earlier post, in the era of the 70s comicbooks, the characters often looked quite different from the original actors, even going so far as having a blond Scotty. I remember one comicbook (I might even have it somewhere!) that gave the Big E a much more functional, submarine-like interior design with pressure wheels and the like. It had the transporter in the middle of the engineering and emitters coming from the sides as well as above.

TOS fans grew up with a lot more artistic interpretation of the show and the comics and novels were far more flamboyant, conceptually, than they became, post-TNG.

A new movie with different actors and a reconceptualised ship design should really be nothing new to TOS fans.

360. Marie Everett - August 11, 2008

have no clue who any of these people on the posters are supposed to be, have watched ever ST series made (though I did give up on Enterprise after a few episodes, ugh) and I personally am sick of catering to non fans who haven’t seen any of the shows just to make more money. Granted it does not have to be a recycle of TOS, but new direction does not have to mean totally new vision. Oh, and the fact that they didn’t want William Shatner is obscene.

361. DanJack - August 11, 2008

Wow! I guess it’s official, J.J. really should have cast Paul McGillion as Scotty! Pegg looks ALL wrong!!! WTF!!!

362. Novos Cartazes de Jornada nas Estrelas | Ambrosia.com.br - August 11, 2008

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363. How does the new Star Trek crew look? | TV Show News - August 11, 2008

[...] has posted screen shots of the new posters for the upcoming Star Trek movie. These posters (four in total) were apparently given out at the recent VegasCon to go with four [...]

364. S Kennedy - August 11, 2008

This looks awesome! Rocks my socks!

365. Sarah - August 11, 2008

@361 DanJack,

Well, I don’t know if he looks wrong, it’s just that hair…
But he feels good. I say Simon Pegg was the only decent choice for the part. Don’t think you can argue with me. No one knows Scotty like I do. I’ve loved this character and been writing this character for 20 years now. I know him intimately.

366. A Smith - August 11, 2008

Rocks mines too! Looks awesome, as does our socks!

367. How does the new Star Trek crew look? - August 11, 2008

[...] under: Reality-Free, Star Trek: Original Series, Comic-ConTrekMovie.com has posted screen shots of the new posters for the upcoming Star Trek movie. These posters (four in total) were apparently given out at the recent VegasCon to go with four [...]

368. Joel - August 11, 2008

Pegg is fine, despite lacking some hair. Look at the eyes. He has the intensity needed to be Scotty. The only one that looks strange is Yelchin. I’m sure he’ll be fine, but he looks too much like Dr. Bashir in that picture. The rest are good to go. Different, but since we haven’t seen regular cast pictures or footage yet, still too early. Posters have been a nice summer treat though. Looking forward to more movie related announcements!

369. Xai - August 11, 2008

These posters are a convention freebie and not the actual movie poster. If you can’t figure out who’s who… stare a little harder. They told us during casting they would try to get actors that resembled the original cast, but acting the part was far more important.
John Cho may be older, but sure doesn’t show it.
Simon Pegg’s hairline looks thin…. happens to the best of us.

I am willing to base part of my enthusiasm for this film on what I hear here and through other sources I have through my job. I think it’s an exciting time for Star Trek and Trek fans.

I am sorry for those of you basing your concerns on Berman’s work and Paramount’s poor treatment, at times, of the franchise. I think that’s changed and exciting times are here.

#360 Marie…. sorry, but not using Shatner was partly due to the direction he allowed his character to take 15 years ago. (not to rehash that old subject). I think your use of the word “obscene” is a bit much. IMO.

370. Stel Pavlou - August 11, 2008

Fantastic pictures. Everyone looks great. Simon Pegg looks f*cking awesome.

Out of curiosity I went back and looked at old pictures of me over the years. My hairstyle kept changing. Something to do with hairdressers or fashion apparently. Some such thoughtless nonsense.

I can’t believe I violated my own canon!

371. Tomalak - August 11, 2008

About the uniforms and ranks:

Hey folks, i didnt read all posts, but I have noticed something about the new uniforms.

Trekmovie said the ranks will be more simple. If you see the new pictures of the cast, you will see “little lines” in the uniforms. For every caracter is different.

Uhura is wearing one line, Sulu two and Scotty three. Maybe this is the rank mark? What do you think folks?

372. TREKS in SCI-FI Podcast » Blog Archive » Podcast #186 - “The Deadly Years” - August 11, 2008

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373. Xai - August 11, 2008

349. Stanky McFibberich – August 11, 2008

“MY way or the highway, buddy!”

–More like highway robbery. I’d almost call you Ferengi, but you don’t believe in them.

374. Paulaner - August 11, 2008

#370 “Simon Pegg looks f*cking awesome”

Yes, Pegg has a very deep and thoughtful look. Sort of magnetic. It seems that good old Simon does really believe in the legend he is portaying. I have total faith in him.

375. star trackie - August 11, 2008

Good eye Tomalak, could indeed be a rank mark. If so, I like it. The original dress uniforms had a similar subtle “identifier” using varying amounts of gold along the black ribbing.

376. DamnitJim - August 11, 2008

By the way, yes McCoy does have the pointed sideburns….

377. How does the new Star Trek crew look? | TV Shows and Movies - August 11, 2008

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378. ThePhaige - August 11, 2008

I’m sorry but these seem super rushed to me. They don’t seem to have the same production value as the original 4.

the fact that Sulu is in the black slot only shows the rushed nature of these in my opinion. they almost seem fan made although I am sure they arent

379. Marian Ciobanu - August 11, 2008

- Chekov does look like Bashir..but this is not such a bad thing..(i’m a huge D.S.-9 fan..)..by the way…the new poster looks very modern..i really like these new images..

380. Norman - August 11, 2008

Maybe it’s not Scotty – maybe it’s Dr. M’Benga…

381. Devon - August 11, 2008

#357. – “My point is John Cho(36) Just seems tlitle old for the Sulu part. They(producer) were locking for 23 to 28 years old Asian-American actor and remember also George Takai was youngest of the original cast.”

A couple of things are open to correction on this. I believe the ages you are referring to was for the character, not the actor. The ages they wanted was 25 – 32 for Sulu (or that was the range.) However, in that case, Leonard Nimoy is too young to be playing a 200 year old Spock ;) So maybe they felt John Cho *looked* like he was in that target range.

So in other words, actors don’t have to be the same age as their character. I don’t think John Cho looks very old, do you? How about the entire TOS cast playing themselves as being 8 years younger in “The Motion Picture?” Or Chris Pine playing himself in a span of a nearly a decade in the new movie from the Academy up to the Enterprise. See the pattern?

382. Stanky McFibberich - August 11, 2008

re: 373. Xai
“–More like highway robbery. I’d almost call you Ferengi, but you don’t believe in them.”

Heh, heh, heh.

383. Star Trek ganha quatro novos pôsteres! | Antenando - Cinema - August 11, 2008

[...] pra empolgar ainda mais eu e os nerds do mundo todo o pessoal do TrekMovie.com disponibilizou quatro novos pôster do filme, que foi mostrado lá no VegasCon. Eles seguem o mesmo [...]

384. SpikedCanon - August 11, 2008

someone please combine the high res pics.

385. DesiluTrek - August 11, 2008

Wow. It’s fine if you think there’s nothing wrong with the characters looking nothing like the originals. But why make it seem as if those who’d hoped they’d bear some resemblance to the originals are idiots for feeling that way? “Deal with it”? How arrogant!

I still maintain my overall excitement that this will be a great movie, one that recaptures that Star Trek optimistic future spirit Berman and Braga abandoned by going too dark. However, I can’t deny my disappointment that most of these characters won’t resemble the originals. It is not the same as new actors playing characters we were first introduced to via the printed page, in written (Holmes) and/or illustrated stories (superheroes). The Star Trek characters had their origins in part in the actors who were first to portray them, which includes their appearance. The new actors did not need to be dead ringers, but some resemblance would have helped recapture some of the essence of those characters that can’t otherwise be duplicated, even if the actors do a great job of portraying the characters via their voices and mannerisms. (If I could put that essence into words, I would.)

I think it’s a loss for the movie. Thankfully one of the original’s strengths is that the characters are so diverse, the general public should be able to figure out quickly who’s who, but there’s no question that the general audience will feel thrown off at first. I’ll bet we’ll see one trailer that “introduces” the characters one at a time, to actually introduce the actors playing them.

The prevailing feeling in Trekdom not too many years ago was that it would be sacrilege to recast the original. The Starfleet Academy movie that Harve Bennett planned was soundly trashed by fans. Of course it’s years later, making “the original cast’s still around” argument moot today, but even so I am stunned how quickly people seem to embrace the recasting now, even excusing the new actors for not looking much like the originals. I’m sure many like me figured a recast Star Trek would happen anyway, but not nearly this soon. Now it seems most are saying who cares what they look like.

I want this movie to be great, Oscar-caliber. I hope when I see the movie the actors will make up and them some for my misgivings about their lack of physical resemblance to the originals.

386. Smike van Dyke - August 11, 2008

@385: The problem is not with the actors but with these AWFUL portraits of them. Forgive me but I’m just not impressed with any of these pictures, and the way they are presented.

By looking at random pics of Pegg, Yelchin or Urban on the internet you can see that they very much resemble the original cast. I dunno why JJ and Co have chosen to introduce them with posters where any resemble is suddenly absent.

The only one who never looks anything like Takei is Cho. He is by far the worst choice. It’s not his age, it’s the shape of his head. All the others will be fine when you see them in motion. These posters howver are a major disappointment…

387. Captain Dunsel - August 11, 2008

Might we hope to see a set of color-corrected versions of these posters, as were done by some astute artist here for the first four? Mayhap that would help lay to rest some concerns such as Simon Pegg’s hairline, etc.

388. Xai - August 11, 2008

385. DesiluTrek – August 11, 2008
If you work with other pictures (not these posters) I think you’ll see a better resemblance. But be real… if they wanted near-carbon copies, they could still be in the casting stage this christmas. With enough searching, I think they could come close… but then, can they act?

389. BaronByng - August 11, 2008

Ultimately the question comes down to, can these new actors carry the spirit of the original *characters* recognizably, without having a close likeness to the original *actors*.

Pegg has proven he can play comic-serious (Hot Fuzz) and goofy (Spaced) among his many roles. He has the quickness and presence. Remembering, of course, that Doohan was a Canadian whose parents were *Irish* emigrants, I cannae see how ye can go wrong there…

I mean, Pine doesn’t really look like young Shatner AT ALL – different face shape, nose, different build, etc — but what he carries off well is the attitude, the swagger, and once you get him into the same general colouration (hair, makeup, uniform) you will make the leap of faith and suspend disbelief.

And I could go on and on with the rest of the cast. If there are resemblences, they are lucky ones, but even those people are not lookalikes.

I mean if you want a Shatner lookalike, there’s that British actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed) who is kinda like the older-Kirk / Denny Crane of the British legal system :)

Also, pity the actor who looks too much like his predecessor; Brandon Routh suffered from too many “eerie resemblence to Christopher Reeve” reviews and could never really claim the role for himself…

Seriously folks — I think with the caliber of the cast assembled, and the thoughtfulness that is going into the casting, writing, and directing, we will very likely have our expectations exceeded and then some. Stop obsessing over what, ultimately, isn’t important.

390. EnsignJulka - August 11, 2008

I think these posters are cool, I think I’m going to like this movie whether these people look like clones of the original cast or not!

391. Brewster - August 11, 2008

Not knocking the idea of a prequel for TOS and as a Trek fan, I’m for any Star Trek movie being made. But he casters should have looked for younger versions of…*the original cast*. Simon Pegg may be a terrific actor. But he looks nothing like a younger Scotty. If this movie was to be about the “birth of the Federation”…then sure–any of these actors would be just fine; they’d be playing other characters. The bottom line is that this movie is *about* Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, et al *when* they were *younger*. So get actors who look like the original cast. Simple.

392. JON - August 11, 2008

“Simon Pegg may be a terrific actor. But he looks nothing like a younger Scotty. ”

with this logic they should have used cardboard cutouts of original cast in younger days. never mind the stiff and wooden acting, so long as they look the part.
i long for days when st fans where considered enlightened and intelligent

393. star trackie - August 12, 2008

Well Leonard Nimoy IS in this movie AS THE Spock of 1966 Trek. When he (Nimoy)is cavorting about with his crew mates, even if they are younger, they should at least bare a passing resemblence. And aside from Chekov, I think they do. No worries.

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396. sean - August 12, 2008

If you think cho actually *looks* 40 and not mid 20′s, then I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t know anyone that would think Cho was in his 30′s.Hell, he’s most famous for playing in Harold and Kumar, and his character is in college!

397. Xai - August 12, 2008

391. Brewster – August 11, 2008

you don’t really read the other posts, do you.

398. Notbob - August 12, 2008

These Posters are odd.

Not only do they not look anything like the original actors–thye don’t even look like the actors themselves. I saw Urban as Bones, and asked myself, “when was Chris Noth cast in this movie?”
It’s funny because there was another pic of Urban in which the actor looks like Robert Urich.

Anton Yelchin apparently has aged in the last few days by about 10 years. In most photos he looks like a fairly young and skinny guy in his late teens or early twenties. I thought it was James Callis in this pic.

I think that if they wanted to redo the whole series, that’s cool. But a lot of these guys don’t look a thing like the original. I just saw an episode of Stargate and I have to admit that that Canadian who plays the scottish guy–I can’t recall his name–would have been a far better choice for Scotty. But hey, I think Bodie Olmos would look more like Spock than Quinto, so….

399. SpikedCanon - August 12, 2008

It’s a reboot people. Simon Pegg looks like Simon Pegg, but for now on he’s Scotty. That goes for the rest of them…AHHHHHHHHHHHH

400. SpikedCanon - August 12, 2008

I just wanted to do another post so I could be #400

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402. Rgambit - August 12, 2008

The way I see it,while it’s true that most people from the age of about 18-20 really don’t change drastically from what they look like at that age(barring a serious accident like say, Jan-Michael Vincent,a poor nip/tuck job like Bruce Jenner, a dramatic loss of weight due to medical procedure &/or diet & exercise, like Star Jones, or in the case of Michael Jackson,a little of all the above!) to what they look like in the present, Hell I haven’t changed much from how I looked back then either & I’m almost 44(although that may just be a benefit of good genes!)! But the point that we (#’s 38,45,68,72,80,88,93,94 & myself & many,many others!!) are trying to make is that it would be almost inconceivable that the makers of the film would be able to find exact(though younger)duplicates for all of these(world-widely known) incredibly recognizable actors. Then add in the fact that we all(presumably) want these new,young actors to actually be able to act & then the casting call would be even more complicated. As these others have said before me, I would much rather have the actors be able to portray the”essence” of our much loved characters than to have cardboard cut-outs that didn’t have any acting ability at all! The fact that they were able to find Zach Quinto was more a stroke of luck than anything else because while without make-up he may not be a clone of Leonard or Spock, at least we know that he can act! And also, for those that say it isn’t fair to have Leonard come back for the movie but not Bill(or the others), it’s probably safe to assume that in the context of the script it is still believable & conceivable that Spock will have long out-lived all of the original members of the crew(although this is an assumption based on what the actual script is going to be dealing with)! And for all those that want to see what they looked like as they grew old & “died”, I personally would rather remember them as they were when they were at their prime & not watch them “die” again only to be brought back when some other studio exec or novelist can’t come up with an original idea of their own(does this occurence ring any bells for anyone? Hint,hint “Generations”?) Let’s give these young actors the benefit of the doubt,while none of them has had the oppurtunity to play these characters for literally decades(as opposed to the originals), they all seem to have some talent & experience or they probably wouldn’t have gotten the parts in the first place! And finally, I would rather look forward to the film with a prospect of more enjoyment down the road than as a kind of real-life”Armaggedon”,”Rapture” or “End of Days”! Give the kids a chance to prove themselves, I’m sure that most of us have never been under the amount of scrutiny & pressure as these brave,young kids are under right now! P.S. Concerning the “Crisis on Scotty’s Head!” some of us remember that Scotty had two different hairstyles,the “parted on the side”look & the “swept-back”look. It is highly probable that with the hair-transplant procedures of today being as advanced as they are, they will only be moreso in the future,so it is entirely possible that if Scotty didn’t like his lack of hair, he could have it genetically altered(just as the others could have other such procedures done to themselves as children ala’ Julian Bashir or later on in life.). In either case,is it really that much of a big deal anyway?LLAP, everyone!!!

403. Rgambit - August 12, 2008

And before you object to my use of the term “kids” in regards to Simon(I’m not sure how old he or any of the others are but I’m assuming they are at least 10 or so years younger than me) or any of the others, it is meant as a compliment & I regard anyone who is 10 or more years younger than me to be a “kid” & not in anyway as an insult or at all in a disparaging manner!LLAP!:-)

404. M33 - August 12, 2008

Sadly, none of these four look anything like their characters… and how would one explain Scotty’s baldness in his youth and then full hair later on? Toupee perhaps?

405. Rev - August 12, 2008

- 122. John_Sullivan

Get a life dude. This is a remake. If you don’t like the idea, then don’t watch. It’s as simple as that. For the rest of us, it looks pretty good and I’m looking forward to see the new actors in their roles.

406. Stringfellow Hawke - August 12, 2008

405. Rev

Not a remake. The origins of Kirk and crew were never made in the first place. Sorry to pick on that and you for saying it, but it’s been a bit of a burr to me these last few months. :P

It’s a refresh! I wonder if Glade will have promo ‘plug-ins’ for the interior shots? ;)

407. Captain Gálax - August 13, 2008

Copado el wallpaper. Espero que vayan sacando algun salvapantallas o algo parecido!

Cool the wallpaper. I hope that will draw some screensaver or something like that!

408. Captain Gálax - August 13, 2008

Copado the wallpaper. I hope that will draw some screensaver or something like that!

409. starfleetmom - August 13, 2008

Wow! You people are harsh! And you have some active imaginations!
Did you ever consider that Cho is in black to preserve the design of the poster set? If you had 2 yellow ones it would screw up the design!
And I sure don’t look the same at 47 as I did at 22. Shatner doesn’t look anything like he did in the 60′s.
It’s not about their looks….Star Trek is about the STORIES, THE ADVENTURES, THE EXPLORATION, AND THE CHARACTER OF THE CHARACTERS!

410. Notbob - August 13, 2008

I will say that I don’t expect them to get a cast that looks just like the original actors. I’m not even saying that I have a problem with the actors they have. Especially if this was a complete re-imagined version of the original show. But it’s not.

The actors should resemble the original actors somewhat. And they should be able to act too. It’s the same universe, we’ve been told. What if in ten years someone decides to do the same thing with the nect generation? What if that was happening today? And they cast Clive Owen as Jean-Luc Picard and you learned that he was going to have a full head of hair? What if you learned that Denzel Washington was going to play Riker? And Will Smith was Geordi? And the film makers said this was taking place in the same world as the tv show and was talking place at around the same time as the tv show? There isn’t a thing wrong with the actors I named for this imaginary Next Generation movie I just came up with. Denzel Washington is an excellent actor. But he doesn’t look like Jonathan Frakes.

I’m not knocking any of the actors he. I am saying they don’t look like the original actors and that would not be such a big deal if it weren’t taking place in the same ficitonal cannon universe as the origianl show. I am fine with Quinto, Pine, and–as time goes by– Urban. Then I see photos of Urban in the role and he not only doesn’t look like McCoy in the pic, he doesn’t look like Urban. And Pegg is a fine actor and writer. I like the guy. But I don’t buy him as Scotty. He looks nothing like the original. Can he act? Sure. But so can Gary Oldman….and I would probably say the same thing with Oldman as Scotty.

It’s like this. I think Ewan McGregor was a great pic as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. He even talked like Alec Guinness–that is he didn’t use his scottish accent and he seems to have used a higher pitch in his voice. But if they cast, I don’t know…Tim Roth or Leonardo DiCapreo, I would have complained.

I’m not saying these guys can’t act. I am not saying the film is going to suck. I am saying I don’t see it, as of yet. I hope that when I see a trailer or promotional images I will fell different.

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412. crazyrabbits - August 13, 2008

I’m glad I stopped using the StarTrek.com forums years ago. After reading this whole topic, and reading posts by people who are complaining about hairstyles and similarities with the original actors, it makes me glad that this franchise is getting a reboot. It also makes ashamed of hardcore Star Trek fans.

I remember the backlash the final episode of Enterprise garnered when it aired. Hell, I remember all the stupid, insipid episodes that were praised by the hardcore Trek fans, who couldn’t see past the stupid derivative plots and crap acting. Face it, Star Trek has become so mired in the past decade that it’s become a shadow of it’s former self.

I read the comments from “John_Sullivan” above. He was the crazy religious nut who used to spout novel-long diatribes on those boards (and he’s probably still doing it today). His comments made me realize how far removed many of the people who hardcore fans have become. The original series is the one that started it all, and will continue to be respected and praised forever, but you need change.

If this film flops, then it flops, but at least I can say the filmmakers took a chance and tried to buck the status quo this franchise has been stuck in for the last ten years. That’s a hell of a lot more admirable than the same crap over and over again.

413. Deebo Shanks - August 13, 2008

I’ve never quite bought into the hype that Star Trek fans are enlightened. That’s a myth created by the fans, as is the myth of Gene Roddenberry’s “vision”. Star Trek was a show that by some miraculous feat did not fade away into the ether of canceled television series. Star Trek was never a show about “enlightened”, “evolved” human beings. Take a look back at TOS. The Klingons are all evil, and the human beings are rash xenophobes, most of them feeling uncomfortable around Spock because he’s a Vulcan! Star Trek became “evolved” and imo sterile when TNG came out. That’s when Roddenberry started believing in the ridiculous myth that the fans created. But you can’t have good drama when there’s no conflict. Enter Deep Space Nine. How many Star Trek fans were angered by the character conflict on the show? How many claimed it was antithetical to Roddenberry’s “vision”? A war isn’t what Gene would have wanted… except that the original series clearly showed that the Federation was constantly at odds with the Klingons, the Romulans, etc.
Now, I shouldn’t have to defend my positions here. It’s disheartening to me that so many “enlightened” people are getting so angry at me and others like me who are expressing their opinion that they are not exactly happy with the posters. We have a right to our opinion, too. Just because we have minds of our own and don’t feel compelled to accept whatever is released with the mindset that we should be happy that Star Trek is still in production. I think the numbers for Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise… and Nemesis showed that -any- Star Trek is not necessarily -good- Star Trek.
I like J.J. I like his team of creators, they seem competent. I enjoy LOST a lot. Had they established that this new movie was a reboot? Had Orci not come out with the statement that this movie was in established continuity, I would have been completely gung ho! A remake? Okay! But this isn’t a remake. This is a prequel. They’ve stated it time and again. And while I’m fine with the acting ability of all involved, while I have faith in their abilities, I would like to see something that doesn’t take me out of the universe. It’s all suspension of disbelief. And it’s the job of the filmmakers to make this world real to me.
Now I’ve seen pictures of Simon Pegg’s dyed hair, and it looked fine. I jumped for joy when I realized Pegg was playing Scotty! I thought it was great! But I’m not digging his hair in this poster. I’m going to take some convincing. And we as Star Trek fans–the true keepers of the flame– should not just let them do anything to our franchise. We cannot be complacent in times like these when the future of Star Trek is at stake! If they can’t do things right, they shouldn’t do it at all. I’m not saying they haven’t done it right, necessarily. I don’t really know. But I’m feeling wary about it at this point. IDIC, am I right? Sorry I don’t fit into the mass of lemmings, but I’d rather follow my own mind instead of thanking J.J. before even seeing the movie. Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity. Not all of us are psycho. We just need some convincing. And it doesn’t do well to screw with us right out of the gate.

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415. The Underpants Monster - August 14, 2008

My quibble isn’t the decision to make Scotty’s hair entirely different in and of itself. I’m just wondering why they painstakingly styled the other characters to be evocative (not exact copies, but EVOCATIVE) of the 1960′s versions, and then took such a dramatic departure with just that one character. It’s an odd decision, no matter how you slice it.

416. True Trek Fan - August 14, 2008

Look, I’m fed up with the lot of you who are comparing appearances of these actors with the original ones. They ARE NOT the same actors, they are not making carbon copies. Heck, this is not the Star Trek television show even, this is new and different and it’s what Trek needs going forward. Wait until you see the movie before you make snap judgments. Personally I admit at first glance they don’t remind me of TOS, but you know what? I don’t care, I’m accepting them and look forward to seeing their performances. 102. Xai, just have to say that you are a fanatical moron and typing all in caps makes you look even more idiotic.

417. star trackie - August 14, 2008

#416 “They ARE NOT the same actors”

Uh, well, ONE of them is. Nimoy IS Spock. Not Spock’s uncle. Not Spock’s father. But Spock. The other actors should at least look somewhat similar to the Kirk, McCoy etc that Nimoy’s Spock served with. If they are going to be in the same film. Which they are.

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419. captain_neill - August 16, 2008

after meeting Zachery at Vegas con I am more at ease with different actors playing the characters now. Quinto understands the character.

420. Kirk, James T Kirk - August 23, 2008

Shouldn’t Chekov be a lot younger looking? I mean, he was the kid on the bridge when Kirk was captain, so should he be wearing a diaper with the delta shield on it???

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422. Cubemonkey4 - August 27, 2008

From a graphic designer’s perspective, I gotta say these miss the mark.

They look too 1979.

423. it's.......green - August 30, 2008

Come on folks, let’s not get too excited over a poster. JJ Abrams will stay true to Trek no doubt, but will infuse action, and new storylines that will blow your minds. He’s not a guy who will “ruin” a legendary vision that Rodenberry created. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED, is all I’m saying. Trek has an instiution all to itself. It is holy..a mecca for people who envision the future as Gene saw. No hunger, no wars on Earth, no boundaries, and no greed. Incredible isn’t it? To all those “Star Trax” or “Star Trak” haters…. grow up and watch a few epsiodes. We all can learn from this lover of humanity. It took a TV show 40 years ago to bring to the forefront all of the social hangups we as a society were afraid to address. I can’t wait for this movie.. I know it will be successful. Enjoy… we are all children of the stars.

424. Nefarious - November 20, 2008

Do you think they have the ages of the characters right? “Bones” should be the oldest by far. And, should Chekov even be here at this point in the game? In the TV series, Kirk is in his late 30′s, while Chekov is only about 20. If Kirk is 30 here, that would make Chekov no older than 15.

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430. English Lessons - September 18, 2011

I like the poster, not sure if its worth so many peoples time to dislike it so much.

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