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Two More Star Trek Theatrical Teaser Posters Released November 21, 2008

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

A week ago Paramount sent over the first two teaser theater posters for Star Trek (one with Kirk and one with Spock), but it turns out there are actually four posters. Today they have sent us images for the two others, with Nero and Uhura, check them out below. 

 

Nero and Uhura in Black and White
According to Paramount these two are from a more limited run.

Kirk and Spock Noir
And if you missed our last report, here are the ones released last week

Hidden on the official site
These images for these posters have actually been out all week. Wallpaper version have been available on the official site as hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ if you know where to look.

Comments

1. The Rusted Robot - November 21, 2008

how do i get these?

2. montreal paul - November 21, 2008

The poster of Eric Bana looks incredible.

3. HSIV - November 21, 2008

are there any bones and scotty or sulu and chekov or pike promo posters like these out there or coming???

4. Jared Butcher - November 21, 2008

I have to say the Nero looks pretty bad ass in that pic…can I say “bad ass” on the interwebs?

5. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2008

Why does it always look like Quinto is wearing a BAD Spock wig?

$150 million on the movie and they missed this???

6. A.A.P. - November 21, 2008

Look at Neros left (facing him) ear. It looks like part of it has been torn off! But in two screencaps from the movie and trailer, that ear is perfectly fine! Other than that the posters look pretty good.
#4 Indeed he does!

7. Captain Hackett - November 21, 2008

All the posters are very cool and beautiful!

8. Ensign Ricky - November 21, 2008

According to the shot by shot report, there is a scene hidden within the trailer of Nero fighting with Klingon guards, possibly at Rura Penthe.

I’ll bet a Klingon bit his ear off.

9. 8of12 - November 21, 2008

Look at the texturing on Nero’s right ear. It looks like the Romulan logo used in the ads for Nemesis:
http://www.vidiot.com/st-nem/images/nemesis_large.jpg

10. Captain Hackett - November 21, 2008

To no. 8

Or one of their guard dogs which are Targ

11. Nostalgic G - November 21, 2008

Has anyone seen any of these four posters in theaters yet? I saw the trailer with Bond last weekend but the theater did not have the posters up.

12. LoyalStarTrekFan - November 21, 2008

You can download all of the wallpapers from the official Star Trek website on http://www.trekcore.com. Go to the movies section and click on “Star Trek XI.” Once there go to the “Wallpapers” section.

13. WannaBeatle - November 21, 2008

How do you know it’s a Spock wig…it could be one of those cheap Beatle wigs that were sold in ’64 hahaha.

on a related note, I always thought that George Harrison always looked like he was Vulcan to me…maybe that’s why he was the “quiet one”

14. MEO - November 21, 2008

“Why does it always look like Quinto is wearing a BAD Spock wig?”

I’m more worried with his nose looking as if it’s being pressed against glass… :)

15. mark - November 21, 2008

is it me or nero has STITCHES all over his right side

16. Richard Daystrom - November 21, 2008

Not to get into the “canon” argument, but Quinto’s sideburns are not attached to his head. Never saw Nimoy like that.

17. Richard Daystrom - November 21, 2008

Also the gap between the ears and hair is not symetrical. The right ear is farther from the hair than the left ear.

18. Stanky McFibberich - November 21, 2008

Not much to like here.

19. Tesh_Karde - November 21, 2008

ARE NERO’S TATOOS MEANT TO MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A KLINGON?

seriously? there has to be something up with that…

20. Lousy_Canadian - November 21, 2008

Eric Bana looks very badass.

21. Enterprise - November 21, 2008

Nice. I wish they were color, though.

22. SpocksSpleen - November 21, 2008

17: too bad you have no talent to be a hollywood makeup artist, or such crits would be valid but hey..what do I know.

23. Ensign Ruiter - November 21, 2008

I think Nero is half Klingon, half Romulan.

24. Richard Daystrom - November 21, 2008

#22

No, I am not a Hollywood makeup artist, but I would think that for what they are spending on this film they could come up with something better than this. This looks like something you would see on sites advertising Halloween costumes and make up.

25. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2008

#22+24

Yeah, you don’t have to be a chicken to judge an egg! Quinto’s hair is a joke!

26. Dross - November 21, 2008

Not since the 60’s has Star Trek been this cool. And now it’s badass for the first time.

Most importantly it looks to have recaptured the heart of Trek’s progressive idealism while also taking TOS’ sexy, bombastic appeal to the next level.

Screw canon and the complete bullshit of Voyager/DS9/Enterprise/Nemesis etc. Time for a reboot.

Roddenberry would be proud.

27. The Collector - November 21, 2008

I bet Mike Tyson bit Nero’s ear off! LOL

28. Spock of Ages - November 21, 2008

These all look like good. They look JUST like real good.

29. fred - November 21, 2008

Halloween costume… funny, man.

30. MORN SPEAKS - November 21, 2008

Why does Eric Bana look like Fred Durst?

31. JR - November 21, 2008

Why does Spock always look like an action figure?

32. Stanky McFibberich - November 21, 2008

re: 26. Dross – November 21, 2008
“Not since the 60’s has Star Trek been this cool. And now it’s badass for the first time. Most importantly it looks to have recaptured the heart of Trek’s progressive idealism while also taking TOS’ sexy, bombastic appeal to the next level. Screw canon and the complete bullshit of Voyager/DS9/Enterprise/Nemesis etc. Time for a reboot. Roddenberry would be proud.”

Could we please have more posters use the word “badass”?

33. Third Remata'Klan - November 21, 2008

My gosh…all these criticisms about Spock’s makeup….

The canon junkies really get me down.

Personally, my favorite of these four is Uhura. Spock looks good, Nero looks bad@$$, Kirk creeps me out a little…but Uhura just looks DAMN SEXY!!! 8D

34. Third Remata'Klan - November 21, 2008

#19

You may have a point about Nero’s tatts making him look a little Klingon.
Prison ink, perchance…?

35. Scifigirl - November 21, 2008

#30 – “Why does Eric Bana look like Fred Durst?”

*rotflmao* OMG, I haven’t laughed this hard in such a long time!!! It actually hurts! Seriously, thank you so much for the laughs… :-D

36. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2008

Our criticism of Spock’s makeup does not make us Canon junkies, rather people that like to see something done right!

37. Scifigirl - November 21, 2008

Uh, where’s McCoy? :(

38. DGill - November 21, 2008

Let’s just say that if Shinzon were to take Nero in a fight….Shinzon would be minced meat.

39. DaveM - November 21, 2008

Oh good god… these are NOT new pics. They were originally in color. These are the same poses as the original posters that were released in color. The backgound has been changed and images turned to black and white.

40. lostrod - November 21, 2008

McCoy didn’t get on a poster until STVI. It was always Kirk and Spock.

41. 750 Mang - November 21, 2008

Nero looks cool but I’ll hate him forever for destroying the Trek universe as I have known and loved it.

42. SciFiMetalGirl - November 21, 2008

If Kirk and Uhura hook up in the movie, they will be one sexy looking couple! They are both badass!

Stanky, you’re welcome! ;)

43. Enterprise - November 21, 2008

McCoy was on the Star Trek IV poster.

44. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - November 21, 2008

I had found them on the same day the new site was released, but for some reason you needed a “password” to download them. How come nobody mentions this? Are the passwords still there, or are they “free” now? And how were we supposed to figure out what the password was?

45. Catie - November 21, 2008

Nero’s poster is my favorite! I think he’s going to be a great villain.
:-)

46. colorado_gamer - November 21, 2008

His Tattoo looks like the bird in the Romulan Logo with his eyes in the position of the planets.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/4/40/Romulan_Star_Empire_logo.png

47. SPOCKBOY - November 21, 2008

http://tinyurl.com/6hv5dj

tee hee,
just kidding : )

48. SPOCKBOY - November 21, 2008

#47
Kelvington is the one who pointed out that there is a definite similarity between the two. I see it as well but I like the Trek version much better. Not OVERKILL like the other character. Sutble, more realistic.

49. Gorn Captain - November 21, 2008

They are up at my local Regal…saw them when I was dragged to Twilight lol

50. S. John Ross - November 21, 2008

#32 sez: “Could we please have more posters use the word “badass”?”

I’d love to. Just give me a reason. Please :(

I’ll happily use the word “hot” to describe the Saldana pic, though.

51. David West - November 21, 2008

These are the full face posters of the promo posters. Therefore, expect McCoy, Chekov, Scotty, and Sulu between now and the movie.

52. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - November 21, 2008

How come Uhura is the only one who isn’t looking straight into the camera? It’s just a reissue of the earlier poster in black-and-white.

53. TrekMadeMeWonder - November 21, 2008

Man, is that Zoe girl beautiful!!

OK. I’ll see the new movie just because She is in it.

I promise.

WOW!

54. sherlockfreak - November 21, 2008

Does anyone else think that Pine looks like Charlie from “Charlie X” in this poster??

55. 750 Mang - November 21, 2008

Pine looks just like Kirk in The Animated Series. It’s freaky.

56. Newman - November 21, 2008

Eric Bana you are intense.

57. Third Remata'Klan - November 22, 2008

#36

With respect, to expect Quinto’s Spock to look just like Nimoy’s Spock–no matter the physical resemblance–is just silly.

I think he looks good, particularly in the trailer.

#39

They’re not exactly the same. Uhura’s pose is the same. Spock is looking at the camera, just like the other one, but seems to be obviously a different shot. Kirk is about the same.
Nero is definitely different. In the other poster, his head was turned a bit–here he’s looking straight at you–and in the other poster, actually, it was his OTHER ear that looked “bitten off”….

58. R. - November 22, 2008

[POSSIBLE SPOILERY SPECULATION AHEAD]

In the trailer I thought, why did they put so much prosthetics on Eric Bana? He’s just a Romulan. All he needs are pointy ears, right? They made his forehead huge and his face looks bloated.

And in this teaser poster I think I see a ridge line on his forehead. And with the tats, maybe he’s half Klingon, half Vulcan or Romulan?

So the tats are his way of compensating for his lack of ridges to try and fit into the Klingon world… and as a counter-point to Spock’s human/vulcan duality, Nero’s Klingon/Vulcan or Romulan duality causes him to try to kill Spock?

This is all guesswork, btw. I’ve been avoiding spoilers like the plague… but from officially released material… my brain in churning.

59. speed24601 - November 22, 2008

When did Romulans lose their forehead uniqueness and start getting tatoos? LOL! I’m going to see this movie anyway! As a Trek fan for over 30 years, I think it’s gonna be GREAT!!

60. Stanky McFibberich - November 22, 2008

re: 44 Purolator
“how were we supposed to figure out what the password was?”

The password is “badass”

61. Harry Ballz - November 22, 2008

#57

Nobody said anything about Quinto having to look like Nimoy’s Spock! My complaint was the $3 wig they slapped on his head! They could have gone to greater lengths to make it look a bit more realistic….that’s all!

62. Enterprise - November 22, 2008

Wow, people focus on weird stuff. Complaining about Spock’s hair?

63. Two further character posters for STAR TREK | Obsessed With Film - November 22, 2008

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64. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

47.

no kidding, key word is RYAN CHURCH, designer of the new enterprise (hideous nacelle) and dath maul. its no suprise to me nero looks like that (recycled).

that monster with kirk on the ice plant ( read: HOTH) look like that monster in EP II, the one that obi wan sliced in the arena.

65. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

my last post is missing anybody read it? ryan church designed darth maul, and the new enterprise, nero’s look is a recycled maul.

66. Kirk, James T. - November 22, 2008

LOL i love how pathetic some of the “fans” have become as this movie has revealed itself to us – I’m reminded of kids chucking their toys out of their play-pen – It just goes to show that they are not either mature or willing to accept Star Trek needed to change – to them it wasn’t broken and that is a sign of immaturity and grown men and women not fully capable of looking at something rationally.

It’s a sad day when these “fans” sound like children – that alone is enough of a reason to take Star Trek into a mainstream arena – your suffocating it!

Star Trek has changed so many lives and for those people who dress up as klingons and the like – i salute you, you take Star Trek as it’s meant to be taken – as entertainment and as something you can really get into, whatever form Star Trek might take. The so called fans i’m talking about in this post are the fans who can’t stop but nit-pick their way through 40 odd years of Star Trek and always find something to bash and flame about – you can’t just sit back and enjoy it for what it is, you have to take it apart and personally that sucks because A) how can you be so anal and B) you spoil it for everyone else. I really hope this movie does suck for you mr “i think i know Star Trek better than any one else including the people making it” because just maybe you’ll leave it be and go find some other entertainment franchise to turn into a bore.

Nero looks amazing, Uhura looks hot! and this movie come May 2009 will I’m sure do big bucks at the Box Office, it looks fast, it looks sexy it looks cool and most of all it doesn’t look like it conforms to the same old formula that was way past it’s sell by date after DS9.

67. Scottygirl - November 22, 2008

I want to see one of Pegg!

68. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

can you imagine how boring (not to mention a suck up) this site will be, if every single post says how they love this new moviei how cool kirk and spock is, how beautiful the new enterprise is and how badass nero is, and how much this movie is gonna kickass.

69. The Wild Man of Borneo - November 22, 2008

-#2

Are you kidding me?

These posters are soooo lame. It’s just their heads. Lame advertising. They gotta go back to a poster with an artistic flair like the TMP or TWOK. Hell, even First Contact.

70. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

66.

calling people names is immature and childish.

il bet my life that every single one who posted here, regardless of what they say, will enjoy this movie, we wouldnt have post here otherwise. but we cant help it if we have opinions.

71. The Wild Man of Borneo - November 22, 2008

#66

Yeah, I think I do know more about Star Trek than the people making it. And that my friend, is sad.

It just looks juvenile and and looks like it’s appealing to the Transformers crowd. Scotty truly seems like a big joke. And yeah, I nitpick the movie because it looks to me that it’s not keeping in line with 40 years of Trek that we know. If Berman tried to pull this kind of movie off, people would be up in arms instead of praising it.

72. Littlenatey - November 22, 2008

The Spock poster is up outside Lowes Universal Cineplex @ Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

73. The Wild Man of Borneo - November 22, 2008

#70

Yeah, of I am still going to watch this movie. I want to know why there are these changes, how it fits in to the star trek universe. But most of all, it will be probably a cool movie. But it won’t be Star Trek. I’ll be walking in with a frame of mind that I am going to watch a star wars movie.

But man, compare this trailer to TWOK. No comparison. Two totally opposite movies it seems like.

“I like this ship, I think it’s exciting!”-wow that could be a line straight out of the star wars prequels.

We nitpick because we care. It’s all about the execution and how it’s handled. And I really don’t see it being handled like a Star Trek movie.

74. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

73.

jj abrams said that he’s more of a star wars fan than a star trek fan.

the reason i criticize the movie is exactly because i love star trek.

75. Todd - November 22, 2008

Its clever marketing once again – the average Joe is going to see that picture of Nero and think “what the HELL is that from?” and be instantly intrigued. These teaser posters will work well in that regard.

76. Devon - November 22, 2008

#71 – “Yeah, I think I do know more about Star Trek than the people making it. And that my friend, is sad.”

If you are trying to rationalise this for why the movie looks different, don’t. These guys know what the original Enterprise looked like, they know what they bridge looked like. They aren’t going into this blind and to assume would be foolish, with all due respect. Roberto Orci would probably fit right in with a Star Trek message board as a fan alone because he does seem to be familiar with things possibly others aren’t, including the novels (and lets not get into if that is canon or not.)

So, I don’t think its fair to say that they have written this movie out of “ignorance.” I’m pretty sure they very well know what they are writing, and the changes are being done on purpose. On top of that, a lot of what is being written is a grey area of fan fiction or assumption (ship being built on the ground, etc.) Whether or not you agree with them or not is another matter, but let’s not be hasty and claim to have more knowledge than someone else just as a way to rationalize what you don’t like. One of the most evident things of this should be the fact Shatner isn’t in it, and the backstory with Nimoy’s Spock for the upcoming Comic-Book tie in which apparently ties in with the Next Gen episode “Unification.” Also Abrams talking about the “Canon Violation” with the Romulans, etc. So they ARE aware of what is and what isn’t. But as the Empire Magazine stated, this movie is about the act of “changing what you know.”

If you question “Why” so much, then you take the fun out of it. You should be aware that the movie isn’t going to strictly adhere to canon, so why continue questioning what is and what isn’t instead of accepting it for what it will be and judge it from there?

77. Devon - November 22, 2008

#65 – “ryan church designed darth maul”

I know he worked on a couple of the Star Wars Prequels, but this says it was Iian McCaig who designed Darth Maul:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Maul#Behind_the_scenes

78. Even more Life Like - November 22, 2008

Now give the Enterprise a poster!

79. Even more Life Like - November 22, 2008

Oh & The Pine poster reminds me of A Clockwork Orange, He just needs the lashes.

80. David B - November 22, 2008

The posters do look cool I have created a poster similar to generations, it is only small quality because I don’t have a decent resolution image of the Enterprise but here you go.

http://img249.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=54109_StarTrek08mine_122_525lo.jpg

81. David B - November 22, 2008

Sorry here is a link without an advert on the way

http://img249.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-2589/loc525/54109_StarTrek08mine_122_525lo.jpg

82. st-midway - November 22, 2008

81 – hey, thats a nice one! looks cool!

83. Sc00ny - November 22, 2008

Saw the Shat on youtube talking abou the new Enterprise design.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoaFITdfQ4

84. Doug in Afghanistan - November 22, 2008

#4: I believe you just did. (grin)

85. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

77.

i see, but my point is nero is simply a recycled darth maul. its obvious. by the way did you like look of the prequel trilogy? they changed it too didnt they, so as not to look dated. but how come most fans like the “old” star wars and hate the prequels.

86. Fizzbin - November 22, 2008

critisisms are fine as long as they’re done tastefully. I’ve been a cheering this movie from the start but I have my issues with some of it as well. I’ll wait and see how everything pans out when the movie shows. But, the one thing I realized even before they started to film this movie was that there was going to have to be changes that some of us die hards were going to have to swallow hard to accept. Star Trek can’t be made for us “core” trek junkies anymore. Unfortunately there aren’t enough of us, so it has to be adjusted in a way to make it appealing and interesting for those that consider any Star Trek film a geek fest and avoid it like a comic book convention. The one phrase that J.J.A. said that inspired me was that he wanted “to make optimism cool again”. I think the time is ripe for that now, especially now. If this movie succeeds it could do what Star Wars did 30 years ago, if not, well, we’ve gotten used to dissapointment before this. I’m following this movie every step of the way and plan to be in line opening day. I”m sure there will be some aspects I”m going to have hard time with but as long as it works and the overall movie is good I’ll support it all the way to the sequel.

87. Timncc1701 - November 22, 2008

86 I am with you. I can accept some change if it captures the essence of TOS. We will have to accept some compromises to broaden the fan base. There were MANY changes to accept with TNG, more with DS9, Voyager, Enterprise. . . At the end of they day, TOS was about characters. We will see if this movie captures the essence of the characters or fails to do so. There is a reason that TOS captured such a large percentage of the viewing audience in its day. Yes, it was near cancellation in its second season and was of course cancelled in its third. However, back then there were onlly 3 networks to choose from. It must have connected with a substantial percentage of viewers to have survived 3 years and then to have resurrected in syndication. Can Abrams do that without ruining the characters? We will see.

88. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

If you question “Why” so much, then you take the fun out of it. You should be aware that the movie isn’t going to strictly adhere to canon, so why continue questioning what is and what isn’t instead of accepting it for what it will be and judge it from there?

is this star trek? or a police state? just asking.

89. thorsten - November 22, 2008

@83

And he pretty much endorsed the Ship and the Movie…
“JJ is holding on to the ideals of construction which means he will be holding on to the Ideals of Star Trek. For me the ship looks great.”

90. thorsten - November 22, 2008

And by the way, the posters are amazing. I love that they are BW… much better to see these characters reduced to this amazing high contrast images.

These posters were actually shown in the lobby in cologne last week…

91. thorsten - November 22, 2008

@85

I see…
the plot detail that Kirk kills Nero with Sulus Katana is really a bit close to Phantom Menace for my taste…

Ahh, NOO.
Just kidding folks.

92. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

91.

recycled doesnt mean copy.

93. thorsten - November 22, 2008

@91

I know, Mr. Curtis, and I take your concerns serious…
But Maul was just an apprentice who never stepped out of the shadow of his master…

I see no resemblance at all between our rogue, Rura Penthe fleeing and time travelling villain and the Sith guy with two blades…

94. N - November 22, 2008

I’m just not getting those trendy face tattoos they have been done to death. Every villain for the last ten years has had the face tattoo thing. Darth Maul & even Mike Tyson has one. Its just not shocking anymore. Its so dated & old trendy & lame. Hollywood is so behind the times.

95. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

93.

ok. im just talking about the look. i didnt said anything about nero’s character and background.

thorsten, i thought for a second there you already saw the movie and know all about nero’s fate.

96. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

mike tyson hehe, yup, and the he bit nero’s ear.

97. Kirk, James T. - November 22, 2008

70:

I’m not sure what you define as name calling but i have not called anyone anything in my post.

If i had said “your pathetic” then fine but i didn’t, i said “i loved how pathetic some fans have become”. That my friend, is not childish, it’s an observation.

98. Me - November 22, 2008

Enterprise Poster! Enterprise Poster! Enterprise Poster!

99. thorsten - November 22, 2008

@95

Nope, sorry Mr. Curtis, just JJs takeouts…
and the look, there we can agreee…

Lots of girls in germany walk around with Neros tattoos,
but for some strange reason in the lower back area…

100. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

97.

ok friend, you have an observation. same as other fans. but they dont call you childish..pathetic..anal for pointing out what they have observed do they?

101. Oktoberfest - November 22, 2008

Ooops! Someone please inform J.J.’s makeup artist that Spock’s hair is not attached. No Oscar for you!

You may want to chastise the photog for not pointing this out to the actor, and to marketing for letting it sail past their graphic artists and printers without raising a red flag.

Amazing, and possibly foreboding, that this got past all the quality control checkpoints.

102. krikzil - November 22, 2008

“Our criticism of Spock’s makeup does not make us Canon junkies, rather people that like to see something done right!”

Exactly. I think the problem is how the bangs are cut. Nimoy’s followed his brow line, i.e., the bangs dipped down in the middle, while this is done straight across the forehead. Very few folks — men or women — look good with this type of cut in my opinion.

103. Kirk, James T. - November 22, 2008

100, oh dear.

Anyway…

Spock’s hair looks fine. Nero looks amazing, the look of this movie looks stunning and yes this movie is going to be unlike any Star Trek we know, bigger, more exciting, more action packed, a lot more fun really and all of this is just amazing and i think anyone would look at that trailer and think wow thats a good looking movie.

I mean come on, it’s entertainment, it’s meant for people to loose themselves in.

The biggest problem with this movie that has become so much more apparent now that change has happened, is the fans who can’t accept it and moan about the silliest things.

Just enjoy it, and if not, just accept it’s changed and you don’t like it – stop picking it apart – it’s a movie.

104. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

103.

well atleast you didnt call anyone childish and pathetic this time. now thats change i that i like. but please stop telling us, what or what not to do. thanks for the plug in for the movie too.

105. Harry Ballz - November 22, 2008

#101+102

Thank you! I’m glad to see that someone else agrees with me!!

106. sean - November 22, 2008

Guys, I understand the complaints about Quinto’s wig in the pics, but in the trailer he looks just fine. I’m far more concerned with that.

And since when did Star Wars get exclusivity on facial art? Enough with the Darth Maul comparisons.

107. Shaun - November 22, 2008

#87:

“I can accept some change if it captures the essence of TOS. We will have to accept some compromises to broaden the fan base. There were MANY changes to accept with TNG…”

true. in my opinion, one of the worst changes actually came when the producers of tng (during their horrendous 1st season) changed the way romulans look. i never agreed with the decision to add forehead ridges to the romulan makeup. i’m glad to see j.j. abrams is bringing the romulans back to how they appeared during the tos years.

108. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

I hated the Romulan ridges on TNG too. I think I read somewhere that they did it to create a visual difference between the Vulcans and the Romulans. Which I never understood why they had to do.. they were both from the same race.

109. Danya Romulus - November 22, 2008

108

The otherwise brilliant third season episode “The Enemy” established that the Vulcans and Romulans are actually not quite the same physiologically, which I always thought was a huge mistake (even though it was necessary for the plot of that story). I think the Vulcan/Romulan dynamic is much more interesting if they are biologically identical, as I believe TOS always implied.

110. thorsten - November 22, 2008

my biggest problem with the TNG Roms were these pesky shoulder pads…

111. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

110. thorsten – November 22, 2008
my biggest problem with the TNG Roms were these pesky shoulder pads…

Well, it WAS the late 80’s! LoL

112. Closettrekker - November 22, 2008

#109—I’m no fan of TNG especially, but I have to defend that notion.

While Vulcans and Romulans did originate on the same planet and as the same species, it has always been suggested that the Romulan “exodus” from Vulcan occurred thousands of years ago (during the time when Vulcan society was very violent).

Over those thousands of years, those who had left Vulcan for what would come to be known and Romulus and Remus would undoubtedly evolve somewhat differently to adapt to their new environment. They would most certainly not be ‘exactly’ the same as their Vulcan cousins.

Moreover, how many Romulans were supposed to have fled? If it were only several hundred or even a couple of thousand, it might be unlikely that they could perpetuate their own species to such degree of accomodating the need for so many soldiers to forge an empire without some sort of interbreeding with certain “select” conquered species. That could explain some of the subtle physiological differences as well.

I think there is much more reason to believe that differences ‘would’ exist, than reasons to believe that they would ‘not’.

Just a thought.

113. Kev-1 - November 22, 2008

The girl looks good. Just one mild rant about some of these posts. People should be allowed to express an opinion about makeup if they wish. Whether or not they agree with you. Everyone has an opinion to be respected.

114. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

113.

i agree. thats what the comments are for. and i think zoe looks hot too.

115. Devon - November 22, 2008

#85 – “i see, but my point is nero is simply a recycled darth maul. its obvious. ”

It is? What is so similar between them? They are both bald? Watch out! I smell a lawsuit! Though looks like Star Trek had first dibs on that with Patrick Stewart.

“by the way did you like look of the prequel trilogy?”‘

No, in fact, get ready for this…. I’ve barely seen one or two of the original ones.

‘they changed it too didnt they, so as not to look dated. but how come most fans like the “old” star wars and hate the prequels.”

I’ve seen various reasons, from the story not being great to possibly the casting. That isn’t to say that some fans didn’t like the idea of a prequel but I haven’t seen that brought up too much.

116. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

85. Mr. Curtis – November 22, 2008
“i see, but my point is nero is simply a recycled darth maul.”

Sorry, I just don’t see it. He looks nothing like Darth Maul… he sounds nothing like the Darth Maul character. His tattoos look nothing like the face paint on Darth Maul… he has no horns. I really don’t see your arguement. Perhaps give us some facts that back up your statement.

117. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

115.

‘they changed it too didnt they, so as not to look dated. but how come most fans like the “old” star wars and hate the prequels.”

to answer my own question…change doesnt necesarily mean better.

like what i said before recycled doesnt mean copied. they could have gotten away with just the tatoo on nero’s forehead. but that chin tatoo seals the deal as far as looking like darth maul.

118. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

117. Mr. Curtis

Sorry.. I still don’t see it. I’m looking at apples and oranges… neither look or “feel” like the other in anyway.

119. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

You could also compare Nero to Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice… both are unshaved. ;)

120. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

117.

i dont have to. im not here to make you change your mind on anything you see or read. your entitled to your own opinion, just like me. i stand by what i said. you can disagree all you want.

121. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

I’m not disagreeing… I just don’t see the comparison. Is it because they are both bald? I am really trying to see the comparison.. but without seeing the Trek movie yet.. I can’t see how the two characters are similar in anyway. They are both bad guys if that is what you mean.

122. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

119.

nope i wouldnt.

123. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

spock has been refered to as looking the devil by kirk (TOS: the apple) in reference to network executives who complained that the character of spock looks satanic.

does spock have horns? no but has pointed ears. nero has pointed ears too. nero has face tatoo, and is bald. darth maul has face tatoo and is bald. and let see…darth maul has horns. does darth maul looks satanic? i doubt if sonny crockett look satanic though. even though he has stubbles.

folks, you heard here… nero looks like darth maul.

124. Harry Ballz - November 22, 2008

Funny, really great actors don’t need the “effect” of tattoos on the face to denote evil…..just look at Anthony Hopkin’s portrayal of Hannibal Lecter. Scared the willies out of us with his older clean-shaven face. It’s called great acting…..too bad the make-up people had to be called in to compensate in Bana’s case.

Hmmmm, TPTB could have sprung for a great actor or a mediocre one in the role of the villian…….guess we can see where they decided to save some money!

125. montreal paul - November 22, 2008

123. Mr. Curtis

so.. what you are saying is that because he is bald and a bad guy.. they are comparable. Hmmm.. how about comparing Nero to the Joker? Or maybe comparing Darth Maul to Helloboy because they are both red.

I never thought that Darth Maul had tattoos.. i thought it was either his race’s skin coloring or that he was wearing face paint. If Nero was red and had horns… hmmm.. maybe I can see the comparison there. Sorry dude.. I think you are reaching here. But hey, you are entitled to see whatever you like.

126. NCC-73515 - November 22, 2008

I wonder when the Enterprise deltas will come out ;) :P

127. Third Remata'Klan - November 22, 2008

Hey, maybe they’ll come up with a way to explain the “Romulan forehead thing” like Enterprise explained the “Klingon forehead thing”….

128. MikeyinOZ - November 22, 2008

I enjoyed the “new posters-actually I found the Easter eggs that day the 2nd trailer came out and have them on my desktop. I am into photography and can appreciate the tonal range of the black and white-it is very evocative and Nero especially. I am 49 years old and can remember the original series run and all the subsequent versions of Star Trek. They all have their merits as well as negative aspects. I prefer to see the different versions of Star Trek as vintages of wine with different characteristics,similar yet distinct,each flavor separate yet having the sameness that defines it. DS9 is not for everyone, just as TOS,Enterprise,TNG,Voyager are not but you can appreciate them and not have to like them all. There are hardcore fans who will sniggle over every little bit of trivia,canon and discrepancy and be miserable but I will enjoy the new movie and savor the newness and familiarity. IDIC
Keep on trekkin

129. VoR - November 22, 2008

Posters are up at Showcase in Boston

130. Mr. Curtis - November 22, 2008

125.

“Sorry dude.. I think you are reaching here. ”

i grasped all along. i just used simple logic and common sense.

“But hey, you are entitled to see whatever you like.”

(BINGO!) thats what been saying all along. how many post did it take for you realize that, dude.

131. nurturer - November 23, 2008

Uhura looks tasty.

132. montreal paul - November 23, 2008

130. Mr. Curtis

look.. i said all along you are entitled to see whatever you want. I was just trying to figure out how you saw it. Common sense and simple logic don’t come into play here… but I do believe you were right when you said you grasped all along.. it’s a big stretch dude.

133. Mr. Curtis - November 23, 2008

130.

“Common sense and simple logic don’t come into play here… ”

it does to me.

“it’s a big stretch dude.”

not to me dude.

134. Shaun - November 23, 2008

# 112

“They would most certainly not be ‘exactly’ the same as their Vulcan cousins.”

i suppose my main point (which i failed to make) was that the tng producers (including mr. roddenberry) violated established star trek canon by changing their appearance. i did not study evolution in college, but i believe a change like that would take longer than a hundred years to appear. ;)

btw: it looks like j.j. is not the only person to play fast and loose with the holy star trek canon. ;)

135. sean - November 23, 2008

#124

Harry my man, who says the tats are compensation? By your reasoning, Darth Vader wasn’t scary ’cause he needed that respirator. Hannibal didn’t have tats because he was a former psychologist that ate people. We have no idea what Nero’s tattoo’s are all about, but I don’t see the point in deciding they’re compensation for bad acting before seeing the actual, ya know, acting. That’s just me.

136. Harry Ballz - November 23, 2008

Sean, my dear boy, I guess it’s a prejudice I have against Eric Bana. Seen pretty much all of his work and have not been impressed…on the charisma metre from 1 to 100, I’d give him a 3………….to me, he comes across as dull and boring. Subjective, I know, but there we are!

137. DaveO - November 24, 2008

85. Mr. Curtis – November 22, 2008

“… but my point is nero is simply a recycled darth maul. its obvious.”

———-

Personally, I think Nero looks exactly like Homer Simpson.

With a face tattoo.

MARGE
Homer?
Dear, what happened to your face?

HOMER
A night out with the boys, Marge.
(loving reassurance)
Just a night out with the boys.

Homer turns to camera, and winks: Our little secret.

138. Craig - November 24, 2008

So what the difference in the storylines of Nero vs Shinzon????

139. Mitch - November 26, 2008

Damn, Zoe Saldana is SMOKIN!!

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