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ST09 Tidbits (T-59 days): Heroes Preview?, New Game?, Spock Fu?, Nero Wart? + more? [UPDATED] March 9, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

It has just been four days since our last ‘ST09 Tidbits’ and the bits are just piling up. We got news of some kind of Trek preview during Heroes tonight, a possible Star Trek related game, new comments from Abrams and Quinto, more shots of that Enterprise model, more info on the trailer, and even more…check it all out below.

 

Star Trek Preview on Heroes tonight [UPDATE: Just the trailer]
Over the weekend on Saturday Night Live there was a Heroes promo commercial focusing on Zachary Quinto which announced there would be a special preview of the new Star Trek movie during Monday night’s show. It isn’t clear if this will be new footage or just the new trailer. Paramount has started advertising on the NBC Heroes site, where you can now see the full trailer. If you aren’t a regular Heroes watcher it is worth putting into your DVR queue just in case. [UPDATE: Paramount have confirmed that they are just showing the trailer on Heroes tonight, so nothing new, but it is more exposure for the movie]

Tonight’s episode "Shades of Gray" (airing on NBC at 9 PM) seems to have a focus on Quinto’s character, with Sylar finally meeting his father, played by John Glover (who played Lex Luthor’s father on Smallville and appeared in the Deep Space Nine episode "Invasive Procedures"). [NOTE: if you have or have seen a link to the video for the SNL Heroes Trek commercial, let us know.]


Tune in to Heroes tonight to meet Sylar’s daddy – and see a Star Trek preview

Star Trek movie: the game?
Late last week Paramount Home Entertainment released artwork for an additional insert to go into the April 28th Star Trek Season One Blu-ray set. The insert sheet promotes the new Star Trek SceneIt? DVD game on one side (see our preview of that) and something called "Star Trek D.A.C" on the other side (see below). TrekMovie is trying to get the skinny what ‘DAC’ is and we will provide an update on it, hopefully soon. 


Star Trek D.A.C. promo sheet (click to enlarge)

Get a closer look at new Enterprise (display model)
Last Friday TrekMovie was the first to report on the new Enterprise models on display at the Arclight theater in Hollywood. Of particular interest to fans was the one that was fully detailed (including lights) by the Quantum Mechanix. QMx thanked us for the publicity and have pointed us to to a special section of their website showing off detailed images and QuickTime movies (even showing how the Nacelles pulsate). QMx promises even more details about the project moving forward, so look for another update on this cool project.


Get a closer look at the model for the new E

No Spock Fu
Speaking of Quinto, in an interview snippet, the new Spock talked about a scene that he trained for, but never happened, in the new Star Trek movie.

Quinto: There was originally in the film a sequence that was, I think it was, like, Spock against like six people hand to hand. And so I spent a lot of time learning this particular form of martial arts, and … then, literally two days before we were shooting it, J.J. was like, ‘Yeah, we’re not going to do that. We’re not going to do that. It’s going to be a gunfight.’ And I was like, ‘OK … ‘ It’s actually worked out better, though. J.J. is always with a mind toward balance. And I think he understood in the context of the film what it needed, and it didn’t need that in that moment, and so it changed.

A gunfight, JJ? We want to see Spock open up a can of Vulcan whoop-ass, but I guess he saves all his ass whoopery for Kirk. Speaking of Kirk, if Chris Pine does not do a signature Kirk Fu move…we are going to scream!


Spock doesn’t need no guns to make his point

Abrams on Bana’s ‘crazy’ transformation
In a comment to the Australian press, director JJ Abrams talked about how their native son Eric Bana was transformed into Trek’s new villain Nero:

He hasn’t done anything like this since Chopper. I was so excited when he agreed to do it. Eric had to be a bad guy in a space adventure…That was the job description. He had to shave his head, put on face tattoos, crazy ears and a huge wart. He just transformed, he did all of these great things. To me he became this character. Eric came up with this great voice and did all these things to a degree that there were a couple of people, directors, who saw the movie and afterward said ‘Who was that bad guy?’ When I told them it was Eric Bana they were like ‘What?’.It was so funny seeing people who would know him not recognize him.


Bana transforms for Trek baddie -warts and all

Trailer music to become available?  + Trailer via GoAnimate
One of the best things about the new trailer is the music. Like with the previous trailer, the music is not actually from Michael Giacchino’s score. In this case the music came from the group Two Steps From Hell, who specialize in music for trailers. The song is "Freedom Fighters" of their “Nemesis” “Legend” collection. Two Steps From Hell do not sell their music directly to the public, but in a posting on their blog, they said they may do so in the future.

And if you want to hear the music and watch the trailer again, but this time via the Star Trek QUOGS characters using the GoAnimate site, check this out (made by TrekMovie reader Roland).

GoAnimate.com: Trek Trailer – March 09

 

What have we learned?
Speaking of the trailer, yesterday TrekMovie went step by step through the new Star Trek trailer to highlight every little moment, but you never know, we can always miss something. Popular site Boing Boing also took a close look at the trailer and came up with their own "12 things the latest trailer taught about the new Star Trek


There…um…there…um…Uhura

Thorsten’s Art Gallery – Have a drink with Scotty
Today’s entry from Thorsten Wulff’s ‘Star Trek cast as pop art’ brings us to Scotty, with one of Thorsten’s more subtle works, based on the famous Absolut campaign.


Drink up with Scotty
(click to enlarge)

Thanks to Shultz, James, Greg, Devon, Ulrich, and Wayne (and anyone else I forgot) for sending in tips and links

Comments

1. I'm dead Jim - March 9, 2009

Hilarious stuff! Makes me even MORE excited to see flick!

2. John Sullivan - March 9, 2009

I know that if this Enterprise would be in the Smithsonian it would be CD’s hanging on a string as it was all CGI. So what exactly is this “display model” and what is it for?

3. David - March 9, 2009

One thing that has always made me wonder is why Nero’s Narada is portayed in the comics as a quite small, Romulan looking ship with the mining laser as well.

Now looking at the enemy ships attacking the Enterprise they certainly don’t look Romulan and match the look of the apparent Narada perhaps a new alien race invading the quadrant?

Perhaps Nero is doing what he things is best to save Romulus.

4. Lousy_Canadian - March 9, 2009

Great stuff. Love the Spock comlicated pic! XD

5. John Sullivan - March 9, 2009

Spock and Uhura hugging … no wonder she requested a chair next to his on TOS.

6. issjim - March 9, 2009

It keeps getting better!

7. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - March 9, 2009

Anthony,

I cannot express my appreciation enough for posting my little GoAnimate version of the trailer on your wonderful site. I am EXTREMELY flattered. You really made my day (which has been dismal, at best, until now).

Great article, as always. I’m VERY interested in that new game. I also agree with you…we HAVE to see Kirk kicking up a bit of kung fu action…at the very least, a good ol’ fashioned 60′s style roundhouse. ;-)

8. Rick Moyer - March 9, 2009

nice stuff. Is that Lionel Luthor? heheh. I’m hoping for a good episode tonight.

9. locutus_of_borg - March 9, 2009

hmm i hope this isnt a game based of the movie, i hate those games that twist the films story to fit a game.

hope this is a new game which links into the movie!

10. Tiffany - March 9, 2009

Scotty’s drink decanter looks a little…um…

11. Brian Crick - March 9, 2009

Hm… that D-A-C poster has a logo for Naked Sky Entertainment (http://www.nakedsky.com/html/index.html) and their only product is a video game.

If that’s what this is, I hope it’s not just mindless action… that never seemed very Star Trekky to me.

12. hey star trek! - March 9, 2009

eric bana’s wildest turn since CHOPPER???? gotta say I know what JJ means by that voice he invented –having seen the trailer nearly ninety times… there’s something off about Nero’s voice and it’s spectacular!

13. DavidJ - March 9, 2009

It’s amazing all the griping that was going on about the new Enterprise earlier. Yet (unless you study it really closely) it basically looks like the same damn ship as in all the other Trek movies.

Although I admit I do prefer the yellow/orange nacelle caps from TOS over these blue ones…

14. Devon - March 9, 2009

Thanks Anthony. Tidbits is my new favorite feature on the site!

15. Remington Steele - March 9, 2009

Right boys and girls, I put this up on another post…but it was number 8 million and something so Im putting it here so i might get results!!

Anyone know where to download the new trailer for Windows Media Player like?

All the sites Im looking at are only quicktime downloads.

IGN are normally good for it but nothing up on their site yet…grrrrrr….

Oh yeah, trekcore have the music from both trailers if you wanna check it out, pretty swank.

Hilary Swank in fact.

16. Seany-Wan - March 9, 2009

Not to be nitpicky…but are the warp nacelles blue or orange? Also, you think they will release those clips that JJ was showed off during his road show? They did something similar with Batman Begins when they showed an extended super-trailer.

17. John Sullivan - March 9, 2009

#10 – Tiffany .. behave yourself …

18. thorsten - March 9, 2009

@15…

You can download the QuickTime movies and then use an app called HandBrake to transcode them to AVI…

Or you can use QuickTime Player Pro to export as AVI…

19. thorsten - March 9, 2009

@10…

Why, that is just a Saurian Brany Bottle, Tiffany…

20. Bill - March 9, 2009

DAC

Duck and Cover?

:)

21. Nathan Archer - March 9, 2009

God, I hope there is a game in development- that would be brilliant. A quick search of Naked Sky Entertainment shows them to be a small independent team of developers. I’ve been waiting ages for another Trek Game!

22. Brian Crick - March 9, 2009

#20… I was thinking Divide and Conquer myself… first thing that came to mind ;)

23. Zminus10 - March 9, 2009

I believe we’re at T minus 60 days, but who’s counting?

24. Liz - March 9, 2009

I like the Heroes/Star Trek crossovers. George Takai, Nichele Nicholes (spelling??), Michael Dorn and of course, Zachary Quinto. I enjoyed Heroes before I knew ZQ would play Spock but this really is icing on the “CAKE” (nod to Heroes/Sylar fans)

25. CmdrR - March 9, 2009

Are they gonna keep the reversed Delta shield in an homage to the highly creative continuity of TOS?

26. Xindi - March 9, 2009

I think D-A-C itsa mobile game…. visit http://www.paramount.com/games

27. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - March 9, 2009

Well.I so want to see the movie. I love the Big E Model. Looks great. Quinto doing Kunfu would not have worked. prime Spock said in the Tos Ep that it was crude but effective. Spok either used his phaser or simply used the neck pinch. but he could fight. J.J did the right thing in Using Phasers for the scene.

28. Andy Patterson - March 9, 2009

Is that Tommy Chong as Sylar’s Dad? Oh no…it’s John Glover. My mistake.

“If Chris Pine does not do a signature Kirk Fu move…we are going to scream!”

There are other aspects of playing the character I could scream about. Like playing it LIKE the character. That just seems to invite and incite the masses though.

“Yeah we do” (growling it out in my best ‘dude’ voice.)

29. Schultz - March 9, 2009

A small correction: The trailer music is not from the upcoming “Nemesis II” album, but modified from the preexisting “Legend” album. At least that’s what composer Bergerson said on his blog here:

http://nemesis2.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/my-music-in-the-new-star-trek-trailer-3/

Some very good tidbits this time. Thanks!

30. Selor - March 9, 2009

hmm…. a game perhaps… hope that it will come multilanguage and not to late to me :D

31. jim - March 9, 2009

SHIP LOOKS GREAT! That’s the Enterprise!

32. Chris Doohan - March 9, 2009

19.

LOL

33. EvilSean666 - March 9, 2009

Don’t know if this has been mentioned already, but I just watched Trailer 3 again and wondered ifanyone noticed the simialarties between Kirk sliding off the edge of the drilling platform, and sliding off the edge of the cliff in the first trailer? I would imagine the cliff scene is the start of JTK’s rebellion, and the drillling platform could be where he finally grows up!!!!

As a card carrying Trekker, I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
As an avid movie goer, I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Basically, I am close to considering Medically-induced coma until May8th, because I just cannot take the wait!!!

34. That One Guy - March 9, 2009

19 Thorsten,
“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

-Sigmund Freud

35. That One Guy - March 9, 2009

Also, since Nero is a natural shade of green, does that mean he’s like the Wicked Witch of the West? And if so, are we ever going to get a musical based off of HIS perspective?

Boborci, get writing! If you start now, it can be on Broadway in a decade, with a 20 year run, then be made into a movie 10 years later!

There’s your business plan. You’re set for life. Get crackin’!

36. Tangent - March 9, 2009

Still not overly fond of the new Enterprise design..

A new game could be interesting, I’m still waiting for something to beat Starfleet Command III. (the MMO looks like a disaster) But with a May release, I doubt it’s any kind of big release, we would have heard about it by now.

Perhaps some kind of Xbox Live/PSN arcade game, like what they did with Watchmen?

37. Will - March 9, 2009

The Enterprise uses way too much blue. Blue is all well and good, but seriously… why is so much in scifi blue these days?

38. Clay "Still hoping for red nacelle caps" Farrow - March 9, 2009

Maybe DAC is short for “Destroy All Clingons?”
The new spelling for our bumpy-headed friends’ name being changed as a part of the new timeline and all….

(That Nero guy has just messed EVERYTHING up!)

;^)

39. Will_H - March 9, 2009

Love how the shots of the model of the new E really gives you an idea of what its shaped like. Finally a thick neck on the E, the old one seriously would have only taken one good shot to have been done with. It looks like it might have a vert warp core, to, by the looks of it, since it seems to have the same little glowing thing that the refit did at the top of the impulse engines.

40. TyanaZai - March 9, 2009

@#15

You can also use VLC, wich reads almost any audio/video file on any OS (Mac/PC/Linux) : http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

_\\//

41. Driver - March 9, 2009

D.A.C. Digital to Analog Conversion?
Anyway, I luv me some B.A.N.-Big Ass Nacelles.

42. Harry Seldom - March 9, 2009

#23 “Who’s counting?”

*I AM!*

In 59 days, there will still be eight hours of agonizing waiting to go!

- Harry

43. Dac - March 9, 2009

Whoa, Star Trek Dac? Ive been using Dac as my internet handle for yonks…

44. James - March 9, 2009

RE: Kirk Fu

Surely we’re going to see Kirk do the old ‘foot-in-the-stomach’ rolling throw? Or the two-handed punch? Kira in DS9 does that a lot – she must also be a black belt in Kirk Fu!

45. Tanner Waterbury (HUGE PINK FLOYD FAN) - March 9, 2009

Did you guys see the interesting Federation ships helping the Enterprise fight… whomever that is? Like to see a close up on one of those ships right there.

46. Michael - March 9, 2009

You have to PAY 40.00 for quicktime pro to save the trailer to your pc. Nothing is free dude!

47. Devon - March 9, 2009

Just get iTunes. It is available for free, and so is the trailer through iTunes.

48. weerd1 - March 9, 2009

Why does the Saurian Brandy ad remind me of Dr. Manhattan?

49. Jote - March 9, 2009

No doubt there will be an OST released. Let’s petition Paramount to include both trailer tracks (the EXACT versions) on it…

50. galaxypest - March 9, 2009

Has anyone noticed,has the “st09″ E been updated from the origional
photo. Which one will appear in the film? It apears to me that the engine section has been trimed down in the above model.The original photo
had this hideous triangular shaped appendage toward the front???

51. Daoud - March 9, 2009

FWIW, http://www.startrekdac.com/ redirects to Paramount.

Sneaky! What could it be now? Must watch that address daily.

52. CaptainDonovin - March 9, 2009

One thing I noticed in the artwork for the game was some different looking Starfleet ships.

53. BK613 - March 9, 2009

Star Trek: Dazed And Confused?
:-)

54. Daoud - March 9, 2009

Perhaps Dark Angel Creations (aka DAC Play)? It is a game apparently, and they’re in the market to make games. http://www.darkangelcreations.com/

http://www.dacplay.com/index.php?title=Trek&__theme_func=1&loadpage=.%2Fincludes%2Fsearch.php

55. Daoud - March 9, 2009

Additional whois info:
Paramount just registered http://www.startrekdac.com and .net on March 4th.

56. Anthony Pascale - March 9, 2009

HEROES UPDATE: Stand down from Red alert
They are just showing the trailer.

57. William Kirk - March 9, 2009

The promo sheet is beautiful, the ship is not – the nacelles look like the doomsday machine….

58. I am Kurok! - March 9, 2009

33: Kirk’s “slide for life:” yeah, I noticed that too!

44: by the late 24th Cent, you can assume that Kirks’ hand-to-hand combat techniques become “required reading at the academy..” :-)

59. CaptainRickover - March 9, 2009

What?
Did I understand it right? This great piece of music is not in the movie?

:(

60. Rick - March 9, 2009

46. Michael – March 9, 2009
You have to PAY 40.00 for quicktime pro to save the trailer to your pc. Nothing is free dude!

You can download the large quicktime trailer from the apple site. It’s free via realplayer

61. Stan Winstone - March 9, 2009

I cannot *wait* to see the centerfold in Nacelles Monthly…

62. Rick - March 9, 2009

59. CaptainRickover – March 9, 2009
What?
Did I understand it right? This great piece of music is not in the movie?

:(

You can download the music from the trailer here:
http://movies.trekcore.com/xi/music.html

63. Matt - March 9, 2009

The new Enterprise still hasn’t grown on me at all…

One thing I really can’t stand about it that I’ve never heard mentioned is that the bottom of the saucer is flat, not concave like the original Enterprise. It makes the saucer look so thick and heavy. The inward curving bottom from TOS and TMP looked so much more graceful.

64. Newman - March 9, 2009

I cant believe they have managed to keep Star Trek DAC completely under wraps.

Sneaky.

65. Babel Girl - March 9, 2009

DAC?

Delta Aircraft Control
Dan’s Acne Control
Dogs And Cats
Don’t Ate Chickens

66. karanadon - March 9, 2009

I have a sneaking suspicion that DAC may just be a 2D combat game to download and play on cellphones…though I’m secretly hoping for more…

67. Timncc1701 - March 9, 2009

Just when I was getting to accept the new E on the new trailer, the model pic shows some outlandish nacelles. Really dude I hope that is a caricature of the movie E.

68. iplaicawd - March 9, 2009

die among cardassians

69. ucdom - March 9, 2009

#61

Yeah, but you know they always put the staple right over the shuttle bay doors….

woof

70. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - March 9, 2009

#63 – Matt…

I see where you’re coming from, but from a strictly design perspective, it makes more sense that the saucer section be flat-bottomed. The concave look, although more graceful, creates a great loss of interior deck space. But, I do agree, there is something appealing about the original curved design, however, I can understand and forgive this change from an architectural/design point of view.

The more I see of this new Enterprise, the more I like it. Tobias’ renderings did a lot to truly convince me. Ever since he was kind enough to post his renderings here they have been my desktop wallpapers on a rotating basis.

Bring on May 8th…I am stoked!!!!

71. Elise - March 9, 2009

62:
Thanks for the link! :D

72. jotin - March 9, 2009

That new model made my jaw drop scream holy shiaaaatt!

73. James - March 9, 2009

Star Trek DAC = Downloadable Audio Content

74. DavidJ - March 9, 2009

70

Yeah, clearly (as seen with the thicker neck, etc) you can tell they’re going for a more practical and believable design. A concave saucer just wouldn’t make any sense in that context.

Besides which, I just don’t think the concave thing would fit with this design. I DO agree they should have stylized the saucer a bit more to match the rest of the ship, but not with that.

Maybe with a more rounded edge or something…

75. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - March 9, 2009

Ok Anthony. Standing down from Yellow Alert. Just the trailer. Kool with me.

76. galaxypest - March 9, 2009

So… from what I can see from the four trailers,the best look is the
shipyard,and one side glimpse ind the SB trailer. I have come to
the conclusion that the ships engine has changed form the 11/11
photo. If this is so, im delighted.If anyone has another opinion or an
update on the modifications,please pass them on.

77. Timncc1701 - March 9, 2009

Anthony I was wondering what you will do next after the movie is released?

78. ChrisJones - March 9, 2009

Sigh –

The Enterprise does not look like that. This is junk. Really.

79. I am not Herbert - March 9, 2009

The QMx model of the Enterprise is SWEET!!!

…particularly enjoyed the shots from the rear! beautiful!!

80. MLS81 - March 9, 2009

D.A.C = Divide And Conquer?

81. Jeff Bond - March 9, 2009

I like the model–I can really see what they’re getting at with this design in that it has a definite Sixties feeling to it, especially from certain angles–it has some of that Sixties “Dream Machine” car design look while retaining a lot of the angles and elements of the original. It is kind of a caricature of the original which is one of the things I’m sure people hate about it, but I actually like it as a stylized riff on the original.

Just one thing–is it me or is this model suffering from severe nacelle droop? I don’t think the nacelles should actually slope DOWNWARD. This is where antigravity control comes in handy…

82. Mr. Zoom - March 9, 2009

Isn’t today (March 9th) T-60 days for the Trek movie? Remember, March has 31 days. :)

83. James - March 9, 2009

Too much blue on the enterprise, blue is my favorite color BUT the bussard collectors are RED you dope!

84. Richard Daystrom - March 9, 2009

I am wondering where are all the aliens in the Academy Forum shot??? I see nothing but humans!!

85. CaptainDonovin - March 9, 2009

#62

Rick – you’re awesome thanks. Downloaded the tracks & will be burning to a cd when I get home tonight.

86. Devon - March 9, 2009

#78 – Actually it looks just fine ;) Beautiful.

87. Lazar - March 9, 2009

I hope they caught that reversed Spock shot in post-production.

88. maybe - March 9, 2009

DIVIDE AND CONQUER

89. galaxypest - March 9, 2009

My concern was with the ugly triangle appendage.
At the shipyard I dont see it.
The Arclight model,I dont see it.
And Plamates model I dont see it.
I am new to this , and a big fan, just wanted some
clearification.

90. Commander Crooner - March 9, 2009

What if DAC is just a Bad Robot thing? Ajira Airlines, anyone? Or how about the drilling company from Cloverfield?

By the way, I can’t wait to see this line onscreen:

“Fire Everything!!”

91. MORN SPEAKS - March 9, 2009

ANTHONY PASCALE, I need assistance with a question, but I can’t post it. I have been a long time poster. Is it possible I can e-mail you??? I’d really appreciate it.

92. Sarah S. - March 9, 2009

59. CaptainRickover – March 9, 2009
What?
Did I understand it right? This great piece of music is not in the movie?
:(
———-

Yeah me, too. Waaaaah (sniff)! :(

If it were in the movie, I belief the score is good enough to have won an award (Oscar?), if there is one for best music in a movie (I don’t know, haven’t watched the Oscars for years).

93. Mark - March 9, 2009

darn

I tried the link to the supposed game site and all a got was Paramount Pictures the site I even tried it with www and I got an error message.

Looks like it’s probably fake. or not.

IDK.

94. Carlg - March 9, 2009

Anyone else notice the new Starfleet ships in the background of the game poster? Intriguing…

95. Sarah - March 9, 2009

I’m not sure those are Starfleet ships. It looks like the Enterprise is firing on other ships like them.

96. Mark - March 9, 2009

I wonder if the new game will focus on the Earth Romulan War hmmmmm???

that’s MY guess.

97. Carlg - March 9, 2009

I meant the ships with the blue-ish nacelles, like the one above the “T” in “Star”.

98. mooseday - March 9, 2009

It really is worth going to the Two Steps From Hell website. I’ve mentioned them before, and they did the great music in the Wall-E trailer as he approached the Axiom …. really do hope they let us all in on their albums ..

99. Spock's Brain - March 9, 2009

Preview just aired on Heroes!

100. Spock's Brain - March 9, 2009

“Preview” is the same trailer…

101. Sarah - March 9, 2009

97. Carlg – March 9, 2009
I meant the ships with the blue-ish nacelles, like the one above the “T” in “Star”.
————
Oh, I see what you mean. You’re right, that is interesting.

102. Quarksbartender - March 9, 2009

The game will be an iPhone game and X-box Arcade game usually smaller games like priced between 5 and 10 dollars. I also agree its divide and conquer

103. King Of All Blacks - March 9, 2009

the preview during Heroes was trailer #3!!!

104. Bill - March 9, 2009

I don’t know if anyone spotted it or not, but isn’t the insignia on Spock’s uniform on the wrong side? It’s the shot where he is fighting with Kirk.

Just wondering.

105. Balok - March 9, 2009

If that model is accurate, the new E gets uglier with every new look.

106. admnaismith - March 9, 2009

I maintain the new E looks like an ugly kit-bash. The view from the rear is particularly galling.

I do like the slimmer look of engineering as seen from head-on (I always thought the refit E looked a bit fat around the middle there), but it’s small consolation for the rest of the design.

107. The Governator - March 9, 2009

Balok

Even if it is, a model is nothing to go by,

108. The Last Maquis - March 9, 2009

#10 Tiffany

“She likes that Bottle, It’s exciting!!”

109. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - March 9, 2009

loved seeing the Trailer on my 50 inch Tv. So kool. I have watched it 5 times so far on my Tv Love it.

110. DesiluTrek - March 9, 2009

Is there a story point being made by having the main hull so closely resemble that of the TMP Enterprise? Is it meant to reflect how “our” Spock has altered the timeline, by having that style hull show up earlier than it did in “our” timeline?

111. bman - March 9, 2009

#89. galaxypest: My concern was with the ugly triangle appendage.

What “ugly triangle appendage”?

112. bman - March 9, 2009

^ Okay, I read #50, I know what you’re talking about now.

That triangular thing in the original photo is not an appendage to the ship. It’s a shuttle, flying away from us, toward the ship.

I made the same mistake when I first saw that pic.

113. bman - March 9, 2009

If this is the pic you’re talking about:

http://popwatch.ew.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/11/11/enterprise579_l.jpg

Definitely a shuttle.

114. The Vulcanista }:- | - March 9, 2009

#81: I think Victoria’s Secret makes something for severe naecelle droop… ;-P

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

115. Dr. Image - March 9, 2009

Tobias Richter’s version gave me hope- but that’s because his is a more proportional take on the design. If the actual CGI model looks like QMX’s, it is what I had originally thought. Truly ugly, that is.
An unashamedly mutant TMP Enterprise.
Makes me cringe.

116. The Governator - March 9, 2009

I don’t get it. The big E looks looks more amazing than ever. I just don’t see what’s wrong with it. If you are going to judge it, judge it by the shots we have seen from the trailers, not a model. Those are the only ones that matter.

117. jim - March 9, 2009

106.

Actually, the rear is my favorite angle.

I really like the new design. My only complaint is I wish the nacelles were red. I don’t think the top and bottom of the saucer section are really blue. They don’t appear that way in the trailer.

118. jim - March 9, 2009

Where do these new ships fire phasers from? And what are pulse cannons. I never watched Enterprise (watched the other 4 series). Are they from there?

Is that what the blue stuff the Kelvin is firing is? What’s the concept behind that.

119. Xplodin_Nacelle - March 9, 2009

It looks like the ship has two full photon torpedo launchers- kind like they forgot to that they already put one in when they designed the ship. Then again it might be interesting take on them to be able to fire four torpedos simitaneously towards the Narada.

120. Victor Lloyd - March 9, 2009

Has anyone noticed frame of spock and Kirk fight scene backwards. Notice arrow head on Spock shirt on left should be on right side.

121. NimoyDog - March 9, 2009

I’m still not fully on-board with those nacelles…i think if the bussard collectors were the more traditional red, instead of blue(???), i’d feel better about them. It’s a lighting pattern that’s distinguished the Starship Enterprise for over 40 years.

122. ster julie - March 9, 2009

WTF did the announcer mean by saying, “And now, a look at “Star Trek *THE FUTURE*”??????????????????????????

123. galaxypest - March 9, 2009

You guys are all over it, never realized it was a shuttle.
I feel (more) like a dork. I acan definitely see the shuttle.
Its like one of thoes bathroom pictures.If you look realy close
you can see a humped-backed whale.
Well….. Queens to Queens level four.
You guys got me…..

124. ster julie - March 9, 2009

Oh, and Tiffany? I’m with you, girl. Shown just in sillhouette, that bottle is a downright phallic symbol. Like the Romulan and Klingon women’s hairdos in ST5.

And #117 Jim? “Actually, the rear is my favorite angle.” o^8) My sisters would have a field day with this line, adding “That’s what he said.” In fact, I remember Spock checking out a few behind in TOS (like Nurse Chapel’s in “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”)

125. xai - March 9, 2009

re: Heroes trailer.

Did I hear correctly?.. I think the announcer called it Star Trek.. the Future.

Anyone else?

126. elmachocombo - March 9, 2009

I try to love the new E, but I just can’t. The lines of the ship just don’t flow. All the key ingredients are there, but…off. It reminds me of a cheap Japanese car sporting a huge spoiler, pricey rims, ground effects, tacky paint, neon, tinted windows, etc… Why did they have to pimp the Enterprise? I shall cry alone now.

127. scottym - March 9, 2009

The Spock I know would never attack anyone.

128. Spock - March 9, 2009

That Enterprise…

Can someone please explain this to me? Does it only look bad from some angles, or what? From the vantage points in the trailer it looked okay. That display model though, looks cartoonish and stupid.

Maybe it’s just the perspective in that photo, because it honestly looks like it’s melting from the secondary hull downwards; drooping back on itself. And the engines are ridiculously fat looking.

And no I don’t care about canon, I care about aesthetics.

I’m still hoping that it doesn’t look so goofy in the movie.

129. elmachocombo - March 9, 2009

Alas, that is the ship. Like it or not. In all its fug. Perhaps there will be some exposition/rationale regarding the new look. Or, or, maybe it transorms into the old ship ala G-Force (remember the Phoenix?) At least it would be nice if Old Spock takes a look at the ship and does the disapproving eyebrow thing. As if to say, “Damn, these whippersnappers and their confounded ideas.”

130. Captain Christopher - March 10, 2009

Why is the shot of Spock strangling Kirk backwards ?

131. DJT - March 10, 2009

“There…um…there…um…Uhura”

Priceless.

132. Leonel - March 10, 2009

#129 – Agreed! Prime Spock’s uplifted eyebrow at the sight of the new E would be an awesome nod to the original design. Here’s hoping.

At any rate, starting to love the new old Big E after checking out the Qmx site. Its always about camera angle, isn’t it.. ;)

133. Leonel - March 10, 2009

DAC: Don’t Assume Crap?

;)

134. Dak - March 10, 2009

They forgot the 13th thing.

JJ Abrams is beating Roddenberry’s noble legacy like a redheaded stepchild

He already committed genocide of the entite Romulan race. One of the coolest races in Star Trek ever, now gone forever.

Even if this film succeeds, it will be the death of Star Trek, at least the classic series. If this is the future, the past is doomed.

135. thorsten - March 10, 2009

This picture shows quite well how pointed the new nacelles are in the back…

http://bit.ly/CLUZG

136. David B - March 10, 2009

Does anyone know when the soundtrack cd for the new film will be out?

There is no listing for it at all on Amazon and they usually release the Bond soundtracks before the film is released.

137. BK613 - March 10, 2009

126
You may be crying in isolation but you are not crying alone over this new Enterprise :-)

135
Those nacelles look like the @ss ends of some slow-swimming food fish. lol

138. Dr. Image - March 10, 2009

HOW did JJ approve this thing????
The more I look at it, the more tragic it gets.
Richter’s version looked so much better.
And the warp effect happens between the nacelles, not squirting out the back. Homework anyone?

139. Requiem1971 - March 10, 2009

Saw the trailers and have to comment. In regards to my early attempts to convey my dislike of the Bussard Collectors being blue and my preferring them to be Red… I believe, from what I’ve seen, that the leading edge of the Nacelle has Bussard Collectors that don’t even light up at all. They are dark and have no luminescence. I dunno what to think at this point. But I am look forward to seeing the new show. Oh and btw, the brown model of the enterprise, the UPS version, I thought it as a chocolate ship when I first saw it… lol.

140. Garry - March 10, 2009

That picture of Spock choking Kirk is flipped. Will someone please fix it?

141. frederick - March 10, 2009

I just wish that the nacelle caps glowed red. They needed it to offset all that blue, as well as looking more like the original.

142. ucdom - March 10, 2009

#127

Really? What about that episode where Kirk had to get Spock angry so the effect of that crazy alien pollen would wear off?

Wasn’t there that episode where Kirk had to memorise the line, “Mind your own business Mr Spock, I’m sick of your half-breed interference” ? (Wouldn’t get away with that these days). I think that got the Spockster a bit cheesed off.

143. Peter N - March 10, 2009

#28

Pine is playing the character that will become the character we know… or so we hope. Let’s wait to judge his performance until after seeing the whole arc. I agree that those “maligned” soundbites are not very Kirk-y à la Shatner, but they might make sense in the context of the film.

144. Andy Patterson - March 10, 2009

“la la la la. I am not listening to you Jeffrey.” Maybe so but I doubt it. As I recall, he’s bringing “his own thing” to it. Evidently that means being a ‘dude’.

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150. TheWon - March 10, 2009

I try to love the new E, but I just can’t. The lines of the ship just don’t flow. All the key ingredients are there, but…off. It reminds me of a cheap Japanese car sporting a huge spoiler, pricey rims, ground effects, tacky paint, neon, tinted windows, etc… Why did they have to pimp the Enterprise? I shall cry alone now.

Totally agree with you. I’ll give the movie, new cast a chance, but the ship has to go. I can’t wait for to get blown up. To bad if it does then JJ would have really F-Up the canon.

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152. Parosu Grasu - March 10, 2009

If you want to play with the new ships from the movie,… i suggest you download and install these new ships for BridgeCommander :) :

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and:

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Nice ships and “cannon” ;) and runs great on good-old Bridge-Commander :D

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154. Brick Hardmeat - March 10, 2009

Close your eyes- listen to Eric Bana’s voice saying ‘Kirk was a great man..’

Cadence, timbre, accent- ohmigod!

He sounds just like our former President, W, he’s just lacking the hehhehhehheh!!!

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156. N - March 10, 2009

A little to much blue light. I prefer the TOS remastered Nacelles COLOR.

157. Spock Fu? Cool! - March 10, 2009

I would have loved to see some Spock Fu. Too bad they cut that out of the movie, I’ll bet he really could have brought it.

158. ster julie - March 10, 2009

(Argh! I hate when the comments don’t show up until I post something.)

Glad to see that I wasn’t the only one to catch “‘Star Trek the Future’ begins…” instead of “‘Star Trek’ The furture begins…”

Thanks for clearing that up, Anthony!

159. Spock - March 10, 2009

Shouldn’t Chekov be like, 12 in this? Why is everyone all the same age in this alternate timeline? Could Nero’s interference really make everyone decide to have their children at a different time (but still give them the same names)?
And why does Chekov look like Gollum with frizzy hair?

160. Tanner Waterbury (HUGE PINK FLOYD FAN) - March 11, 2009

Anthony, you got some damn spammer here putting the headlines on here.

161. Wayne Thomas (Australia) - March 11, 2009

Am I mistaken or is one of the ships in the battle sequence called the ‘Kelly’ in honor maybe of DeForrest Kelly?

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168. ArcadeFan - March 13, 2009

Cool blog :-)

169. MC1 Doug (formerly Doug from Afghanistan) - March 15, 2009

I do like the new Enterprise (with reservations), but from some filming angles, she is just plain butt ugly.

That said, I see and appreciate the amalgamation of the TOS Enterprise, the refit Enterprise and the D.

This version definitely is a beefier rendition. The saucer section is point on. The neck looks less vulnerable during an attack which is logical. The weak link, in my opinion, remains the warp engines and to a lesser degree, the engineering hull.

I hope the ship completely wins me over on the big screen. I am about 85% there as is.

One thing is certain, the new design may be the most controversial and comment-generating aspect of the film. As Roddenberry once said, “the Enterprise is a character of Star Trek.”

Admiral McCoy said “treat her like a lady and she’ll always bring you home (or something like that).”

Less than nine weeks to go.! woo.hoo!

170. Browncoat - March 16, 2009

QMX’s webmaster ought to have his ass kicked…should have used Flash..
QT is buggy as hell and I can’t see the slide show or .mov

http://www.anybrowser.org

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