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Chris Pine’s busy schedule could delay Star Trek 2012 shooting, but not release date February 5, 2011

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Chris Pine’s starring turn in the new Jack Ryan movie for Paramount may push back shooting on “Star Trek (2012)”…but not to the point that it would delay its release. Details over the jump.

According to Heat Vision | THR, Paramount is in negotiations with Steve Zaillian to rewrite the new Jack Ryan movie, which will star Chris Pine.

Filming was scheduled to begin in Budapest next month, but has now been pushed back to the spring.

Paramount has every intention of making this movie happen, and bringing Zaillian on board — which will push the start date back up to four or five weeks — could in turn force the studio to “slightly” delay the production start date of “Star Trek (2012).” However, such a delay would not push back the film’s currently slated release date (June 29, 2012):

“…although Paramount can’t risk any more time since the studio needs Pine for the Star Trek sequel, which will also likely be nudged slightly, but not enough to impact its release date.”

The “Star Trek” sequel currently has that date all to itself, but Sony’s 3D “Spider-Man” reboot hits theaters just five days later on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. “Jack Ryan” will be directed by “LOST” director Jack Bender.

Chris Pine most recently co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in Tony Scott’s action thriller “Unstoppable”. He’s currently filming “Welcome to People”, an original drama co-written by “Star Trek (2009)” scribes Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by Kurtzman (his directorial debut). “Welcome to People” is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012.

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1. Jamie - February 5, 2011

Honestly I think that, if it came down to the two, Paramount would be more likely to push back the Jack Ryan reboot than the shooting of Star Trek, which already has a release date set.

But has anyone heard anything about the state of Star Trek’s script, or did I just miss it being finished? I’d be more worried about that, although them taking their time will probably mean a better story.

2. Harry Ballz - February 5, 2011

Aw, c’mon, Trek had him first!!!

3. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

As long as Pine is in Full Kirk Mode and the Next Trek Movie is of Top notch in everything I’m fine with that. Chris Pines Star is on the fast track to A List and that is Fantastic for Star Trek.

4. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

Harry. Yes Trek had him first. But also as he gets out there and makes more great Movies. His Name Reconition will be better known and that means more People will see Trek and maybe soon we can get another Trek Series. That is the Plan that Paramount has in mind. At least I hope so.

5. m3k3m - February 5, 2011

More news, less gays. nice

6. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

#4 More news, less gays. nice

Hey. Let’s not get into that again!. Or you might find your self in the Agoniser Booth.

7. Red Dead Ryan - February 5, 2011


Totally uncalled for, jerk!

8. That One Guy - February 5, 2011

Rule of the Internet #14:

“Do not argue with trolls – it means that they win.”

9. TJ Trek - February 5, 2011

#5 cool Mike. I harp on this often, but will continue to do so until people calm down. Mostly i’m talking about the speaks against Anthony and the crew, but here I’m jsut going to say cut it all out.

On other news, I’m glad to see that some posts are still making it, even if other sites have reported them already. If you sell the site Anthony, then good luck to you in other endeavors. And hopefully I will run into you when I go to my first convention in Vegas, so I can tell you in person what an awesome site you guys put together, and to say thank you. (I hope to be able to do so one of these years).

and I agree that face recognition for Trek is essential. You will get pletty of people who will to see Pine or Zoe, or Antone, etc. That will bust profits, and allow for more trek in the future. Besides Pine is a very descent and Charismatic actor, so good for him. Theo only thing I’ve noticed is he’s kinda “I really don’t care” during the interviews I’ve seen for various movies (Except for trek, he was exceted during Trek interviews).

10. Red Dead Ryan - February 5, 2011

I still think the movie will be pushed back a year. Chris Pine wants to be Jack Ryan as much as Captain Kirk, plus the studio might want to not release the sequel so close to other blockbusters, like “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers”. Plus, J.J Abrams, who also has other things going on, won’t direct the sequel unless its good. And the movie won’t be made without either Pine or Abrams.

If they decide they need another year, so be it. Better to take their time than rush out a piece of garbage just to appease impatient fanboys and fangirls.

11. Red Dead Ryan - February 5, 2011

You know, we finally got some new articles and we have a) folks who are spamming false news, b) trolls, c) people still bitching about the so-called “lack of new articles” even after Rosario and staff put stuff up for us.

Go figure.

12. Infinitemonkey - February 5, 2011

No worries on the front. Chris Pine will be cool and so will Star Trek, but, Damzz, Its taken so bloody long. LOL

13. Blirish - February 5, 2011

I agree with the previous posts.

But how do you ban someone from a site that you don’t log in to?

14. Jason - February 5, 2011

I don’t like the current release date anyways. As stated in the article, it’s less than a week before Spider-man and it’s also a few weeks before Dark Knight Rises, maybe bump it up a week or so, so then Trek doesn’t have to give up screens (especially the nice big digital ones) for anything else. But wouldn’t it speak to the rebirth of Trek if Spidey had to move forward or back to avoid the competition.

15. Marshall - February 5, 2011

So, today is february 5, 2011 and ST 2012 has not script, no director and, it seems, Pine’s busy schedule could delay the movie?
My opinion is the pre production of this movie is beeing a botched job.
Spiderman’s reboot is now filming.

16. Rosario T. Calabria - February 5, 2011

7. That One Guy

Good advice.

We’ll try to take care of the trolls. In the meantime, I would simply suggest to just ignore the trolls and focus on the articles.

Thanks everyone.

17. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

Thanks Rosario for taking care of these Spaming Children.

18. jas_montreal - February 5, 2011

You heard boborci ? It looks like you guys are gonna have to delay again ! So don’t rush the script ! This movie has to be PERFECT. Otherwise, the third film will be Star Trek 13: The Wrath of The Fans

19. Steven Singer - February 5, 2011

Isn’t spam usually emails trying to get money. I haven’t clicked on the link but isn’t google free? Sorry, maybe I’m missing something.

20. Cygnus-X1 - February 5, 2011

…as long as they don’t get us all excited and then leave us blue-balled for 6 months like last time.

21. jas_montreal - February 5, 2011

my definition of spam needs some refining, lol.

22. Will_H - February 5, 2011

Seems like from a financial point of view it would make more sense to push the new Jack Ryan movie back since I honestly doubt it will make nearly as much as the next Star Trek.

23. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

I hope that the new Jack Ryan Movie comes out early sothat Chris Pines name can already be out there. So when Trek comes out people will more reconise his name and go and see Trek.

24. Author of "The Vulcan Neck Pinch for Fathers" - February 5, 2011

As I’ve contended for as long as the 2012 release has been public, Trek is sacrificial in the broader list of Paramount priorities. Don’t know why that’s the case, but I think as the events unfold, its becoming increasingly evident. No script, no director, now conflicts with Chris Pine’s schedule.

I will be delighted to be proven wrong, of course. But right now, all the great momentum Trek had after the ’09 reboot seems a distant memory.

25. Daoud - February 5, 2011

@18 @jas_montreal: Dare we give it a go?


I can see boborci screaming that into a communicator… or cell phone now. :)

26. I am not Herbert - February 5, 2011

…JJ will decline, it’ll slip another year… ST09 becomes a throw-away…
…it’ll get Re-rebooted =P

27. Chang - February 5, 2011

I’m willing to wait a bit longer for a quality product, I think 2012 is going to be a bit rushed at this point so maybe a pushed back release date might be a good idea. I mean if we look at the somewhat lacklustre sequal to Iron Man, then rushing out Star Trek 2 might result in something similar.

28. MJ - February 5, 2011

Nice article….which was on almost a week ago.

29. Craiger - February 5, 2011

Is being sold or retired? Anthony should let us know with a future of update.

30. MJ - February 5, 2011

@26. You are indeed Herbert.

31. Thorny - February 5, 2011

Is anyone else starting to get a bad feeling about Star Trek 2012? It seems like everyone involved in Star Trek 2009 is busy doing other things and Trek is just something that will happen when they get around to it. Honestly, how many movies/TV shows can actors and writers juggle at one time and still produce great product? Look what happened when David E. Kelly got wanderlust and did Picket Fences/Chicago Hope/Ally McBeal all at the same time. Or Joss Whedon trying to juggle Buffy, Angel and Firefly at the same time. The result was all theirsshows went into decline (or Firefly never ignited at all.) Is Chris Pine going to be a bleary-eyed, exhausted Captain Kirk by the time the next movie actually starts filming?

Anyone else remember the summer of 2009 with reports here that the next Trek would have its script finished by December 2009? 14 months beyond that, and still no indication the movie is ready for filming. In many cases, that means the studio didn’t like the script. I hope that isn’t the case this time.

Another “Star Trek: Generations” ahead, where Paramount twiddles its thumbs for months and then finally says “go!” and gives the crew only a few months to actually film it?

32. MJ - February 5, 2011

I hope Trek 2012 gets out in July of next year still — we really don’t want Trek to be overshadowed by The Hobbit in December 2012.

33. Gold Coast Rob - February 5, 2011

#28 Agreed. Appreciative of this site during the last couple of years, but it’d be nice to know where it’s heading before too many of us assume it’s folding and stop visiting.

34. MJ - February 5, 2011

@31. Yea and now Orci and company are going to produce Ender’s Game, probably the most overrated sf novel of all time. Come on guys, there are only so many hours in the day, and we needed a good Trek script 2-3 months ago.

35. MJ - February 5, 2011

@32 “Appreciative of this site during the last couple of years, but it’d be nice to know where it’s heading before too many of us assume it’s folding and stop visiting.”

Yea, we need some kind of message from Anthony concerning the status and future of this web site. I really don’t think just providing us a couple sentences of info on “what the heck is going on” is asking for too much. We would naturally empathize with any situation on the staff that is constraining the site, but we need the INFORMATION first before we can provide that empathy. Where is The Empath when we need her? :-)

36. Craiger - February 5, 2011

Maybe Anthony has some inside info on the state of the script and the Trek franchise in general and could this be the reason for the lack of upadtes? Maybe Anthony is geting out of Trek business also?

37. Kenneth-Of-Borg - February 5, 2011

Some delay in the filming date will be OK. Summer is when my co-workers take time off with their kids out of school. I can not work background on the film if I can not get time off work. You have to be ready to show up like tomorrow.

38. Dee - February 5, 2011

All this uncertainty about the script for “Jack Ryan” … any news on when it will get done screenplay for Star Trek 2012 … I would bet that Star Trek would begin shooting in July or August … my guess!

And beyond these projects, CP will make the voice of Jack Frost in “Rise of the Guardians” … seems that is already in pre-production … so he definitely has a lot of work ahead …I can’t wait for definitive news about Star Trek …. hmmmmm …. PATIENCE IS REQUIRED!

39. captain_neill - February 5, 2011

Well if the script is still not ready then I believe that it is going to be pushed back a year at this rate.

Perhaps the extra time will allow them to make Star Trek XII a lot stronger in plot.

40. Star trackie - February 5, 2011

#27. “Nice article….which was on almost a week ago.”

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

41. - February 5, 2011

Lets hope star trek isn’t 1 of Mr Abrams colouring pages that he likes to start but not finish

42. Jeyl - February 5, 2011

@38 “Perhaps the extra time will allow them to make Star Trek XII a lot stronger in plot.”

Unless there’s another writers strike in which the writers will be more than happy to say “We had no choice but to deliver a sub-par script and not make improvements!”.

43. Lt. Dakin - February 5, 2011

So they can frontload the trek shoot with the stuff Pine isn’t in.

Can’t believe it is February 2011 — why didn’t we have a script for this movie 2 years ago?!?!?!?

44. Pat D. - February 5, 2011


you said you were going to watch TOS front to back. did you do it? I did with my son. Started in January 2010 and finished just after the turn of the year

45. jas_montreal - February 5, 2011

@ 43

Because everyone still had the trek 2009 hangover.

46. Allenburch - February 5, 2011

43. Pat D. – February 5, 2011

I just finished watching every episode (including TAS & Phase2), movie (including OGAM), along with reading every comic book (including IDW), and playing every STO episode (excluding todays release of “The Vault”) – all in story-chronology order.

My wife and I started right after our 1st viewing of ST-2009 with the first bookend “Enterprise Broken Bow” and later today I’ll play “The Vault” as the most recent concluding bookend. It has been a ton of fun. My wifes favorite Trek is still DS9 and ST-2009. I love all of it!

I’m stoked for the next movie and hope that it is not delayed but don’t mind waiting if that’s how it all shakes out.

Long Live Star Trek

47. Red Dead Ryan - February 5, 2011

There is no way that the “Star Trek” sequel will be filming in the summer. Bob and Alex aren’t even done their script. There still needs to be revisions, designers need to design and build sets and props, the make-up people need to get prepared. J.J Abrams still hasn’t committed to directing, and may decide to do other things instead. The cast have all got careers outside of Trek, and may prefer to do other movies or shows. Chris Pine probably wants to do Jack Ryan before returning to James T. Kirk.

And then there is apparently the possibility of a joint actors/writers strike in the fall or early next year.

Summer of 2013 is more likely. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait for the one remaining IDW comic series, the two or three novels that are expected this year, and hope Art Asylum releases the Bird of Prey and Enterprise B. 2011 looks like a dead year and 2012 doesn’t appear to be any better. :-(

At least I’ve got a ton of “Star Trek” dvd’s, comics, fiction and non-fiction books as well as ships, props and action figures to keep me going. :-)

48. Charla - February 5, 2011

All of this negativity…. :(

Someone lie to me – please?? lol

49. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 5, 2011

Charla. You are the most Beautiful Woman in the World.

50. MJ - February 5, 2011

@46 “There is no way that the “Star Trek” sequel will be filming in the summer.”

If the script in green-lighted NLT the end of March, then there is no reason why the can’t start filming in August, and still make the July 2012 date.

51. Craiger - February 5, 2011

I can kind see now Anthony’s lack of interest in this site. If ST 2 gets pushed back to 2013 their won’t be any Trek movie news for a long time. Then the next Trek series won’t be until 2014 or 2015, so no new Trek news on that for a long time also. If a schedule like this happens why bother making another movie or series because the wave of enthusiasm after the reboot would been lost maybe its started to already so why even bother having a Trek news site at alll? You can get movie news at movie blogs and Scifi news at Scifi news blogs or TV Show news blogs.

52. Craiger - February 5, 2011

Also maybe Paramount passed on the first story idea for the sequel and that is why we haven’t heard anything?

53. Marshall - February 5, 2011

@ 49
It”s not a good thing to film a movie hurriedly. The result is always a botched job.
And, especially: Star Trek does not deserve to be the last thing in anybody’list
This situation is unfair for ST and for the fans.

54. MJ - February 5, 2011

@50. Well the creators of are not getting tired or bored with Trek. They have articles almost every day. And the creators of perhaps the best genre fan news site of all time,, well I did not see them getting lackadaisical and not covering their topics in the long period of years between the first trilogy and the recent Hobbit Greenlight when not much was happening.

In fact, I would offer Antony a quote from LOTR here from Sam: “Share the load!” I think the issue with this web site is that perhaps it has been too much of a one person operation. I would recommend to Anthony to share the load more and make it more of a committee and team approach to getting the news stories and content out. That way, when he gets on these multi-week sabbaticals, others can seamlessly take over the website. I for one, would like to see Rosario step in immediately and organize more of team approach to this web site if Anthony’s continued unexplained periodic multi-week absences persist.

55. Red Dead Ryan - February 5, 2011


You do realize that Anthony employs a staff, right? If it was only him, we wouldn’t have the “Science”, “Reviews”, “Sci-fi” columns, because those are done by Kayla Iacovino, Jeff Bond, John Tenuto, Rosario T. Calabria and many others who don’t get the credit they deserve.

Anthony writes a lot of articles, but also has to approve of everything before putting it up.

56. Chang - February 5, 2011


Me too, when you think back to the buzz surrounding ST09 with less than 2 years to go, I think we even had the teaser trailer by then but I could be wrong.

57. Chang - February 5, 2011

Also, and I mean this in the nicest possible way. Who Cares what Anthony is up to? The guy clearly has more important things on his mind and obviously has enough faith in the people here to find news stories. It’s not like we’re being told about the script any time soon so maybe this doesn’t require his full attention.

We’re getting good stories and who gives a frak if Trekweb has done an article on it? I don’t read trekweb, I read trekmovie. So either comment on the flipping story about the flipping delay in shooting which could have serious consequences or don’t bother.

Anthony, whatever you’re up to I really do wish you well and congratulate you on this site whatever your future involvement may be.

58. Craiger - February 5, 2011

Anthony however has more contacts with the people in charge of Trek like Orci. Trekweb doesn’t have that so Trekmovie gets more exclusives then Trekweb. If this site did shut down would Orci and crew go to Trekweb or Trektoday?

59. Craiger - February 5, 2011

#53 For awhile even the staff wasn’t posting unless now Anthony has turned Trekmovie over to the staff along with getting in touch with the people in charge of Trek?

60. Craiger - February 5, 2011

I also wonder if sometimes Orci and Kurtzman have to much on their hands right now and that is effecting the script? Allthough I am a fan of the new Hawaii 5-0 and I think Cowboys and Aliens is looking good.

61. keachick - February 5, 2011

#47 – “All of this negativity…. :(
Someone lie to me – please?? lol”

I know what you mean. I feel rather deflated right now as well.

This is the third or fourth rewrite for the Jack Ryan movie as well. I’m not even sure if it will be called Moscow anymore. There seems to be some writers’ block going on…or something.

Both Star Trek and Jack Ryan films are Paramount productions, so is Paramount dropping the ball on its “golden goose” Star Trek? There has always been something of a schizoid relationship between the Hollywood studio(s) and Star Trek. So it seems that rather irksome relationship still exists?

I hope that both films can be made this year and done WELL. How long would it take to make each movie? Will Chris Pine be able to get a reasonable amount of R&R between the two projects, so that he will be able to look his best, be his best and give of his best, without compromising his (“my CP”) health etc?

On reflection, things could be possible if:
Welcome to People – approx. two months to film – finishing mid-March
Jack Ryan movie – approx. two – three months to film – starting April, finishing late June
Star Trek – approx. three months to film – starting mid July, finishing October.
This is assuming that writers/directors and everyone else get their friggin’ acts together…

Then there is the voice over for the “Rise of the Guardians” as Jack Frost, however that may not take as long and nor be as demanding.

This will hopefully give him about two weeks maybe between doing one film project and the next. Will that be enough for him? I hope so…

Movies for 2012 – Welcome to People, starring Chris Pine; Star Trek, starring Chris Pine and then Jack Ryan film, starring Chris Pine.
That’s so grand, wonderful and kinda cool. I’d better start saving those coins now because I intend to see those films at the cinemas twice each, at least.


62. Kenji - February 5, 2011

Thanks for the great articles Trekmovie.
I only come here once, twice a week so this pacing suits me.

Anyway, at this rate, it’s likely Mr. Pine won’t be available for the third reboot film.
No offense to Mr. Pine or his fans, but might as well recast Kirk already. I won’t mind… as long as Simon Pegg and John Cho stay!!! ;)
I finally got around to watch Transformers last week (ain’t too interested in changing robots… I’m only half Japanese, haha), and loved Josh Duhamel’s presence. Never would’ve watched the movie till the end if it weren’t for him. He’ll definitely be wonderful as Kirk.

63. keachick - February 5, 2011

MJ – It is probably staring me in the face, but I can’t see it. What is NLT?

(Sitting at a computer in a lounge with every door and window open. It is 28 degrees celsius and prob.95% humidity…I drip with sweet perspiration…:)

64. keachick - February 5, 2011

I believe that all the actors have contracts which include doing three Star Trek movies. Why wouldn’t Chris Pine be available for the third movie, if they ever get round to making it……..?

Chris actually said in an interview recently that he looked forward to playing the Kirk role again and really making it his own. (Maybe Shatner really has “passed the torch” in a more personal way…)

It is up to the studio and production team now. I think all the present cast are on board and so are a lot of the fans here. So Bob, Alex, Damon, Bryan, JJ and the suits…Get with the plan and make the movie…NOW. Well, starting in either May or July/August, PLEEAAASSSE, this year, 2011, for 2012!

(And I want to see proof that the beagle lives…;)

65. Star trackie - February 5, 2011

#52. “@50. Well the creators of are not getting tired or bored with Trek. They have articles almost every day. ”

wow…maybe you could go over there…and stay! Although Im sure everyone here would love to continue to listen to your endless whimpering about how this free site doesn’t Twitter a fresh story about Trek ever other waking moment….but I’m sure we’d survive…somehow. If nothing else, we’d have Craig here, to carry the torch of extreme misguided entitlement.

66. Ron - February 5, 2011

Money says the next Trek will be Pine’s last. If his career takes off you can count on it.

67. Captain A - February 5, 2011


I think they have him for a three picture deal. I also don’t think he would want to piss off Paramount.

68. Ceti Alpha 5 - February 5, 2011

Even he does Jack Ryan, I’m pretty sure the script for STXII still won’t be finished.

69. Ceti Alpha 5 - February 5, 2011

@ 64


70. MJ - February 5, 2011

@61 “wow…maybe you could go over there…and stay! Although Im sure everyone here would love to continue to listen to your endless whimpering about how this free site doesn’t Twitter a fresh story about Trek ever other waking moment….but I’m sure we’d survive…somehow. If nothing else, we’d have Craig here, to carry the torch of extreme misguided entitlement.”

But if I did that, I would then miss out on your so clever and well thought out personal attacks. “Like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target.”

Seriously “Star Trekie” (spelling corrected), I am simply stating my opinions here. If you don’t agree with them, fine, but there is no need to take this to a teenagerish personal level, or attempt to bully me to leave just becuase I don’t agree with you.

71. Danpaine - February 5, 2011

He’ll do three, simply because of the $$$.

Stop being so dramatic about it.

72. MJ - February 5, 2011

@59 NLT = no later than

Sorry, it is probably more of a business term than a web term.

73. MJ - February 5, 2011

At this risk of some of you getting the wrong impression, the reason that I am “bitching” about the recent downfall of this site so much is that I truly love this site and give much more than a rats ass about it future and what I believe should be its preeminent position as THE SITE in Trekdom.

74. Bucky - February 5, 2011

I honestly think Paramount should move Trek to the Oct/Nov slot when they used to come out beforehand. They’re already shooting the Spider-Man flick and have been for at least a month now. I’ll take a few months delay if it results in a better product and a better return at the box office to ensure more Trek in the future, not that it gets lost in the 2012 summer movie shuffle (which seems to be very busy right now).

75. MJ - February 6, 2011

I’m not too worried about Summer 2010. Unless it is a truly great and surprising movie, I doubt a Spiderman reboot so close to the original trilogy is going to do much business beyond the first weekend. I also predict that The Avengers is going to fall flat on its ass — Joss Whedon is a really bad choice in my opinion for such a big movie.

I’d be more concerned about late 2012 when Trek would have to go up against The Hobbit and Superman: Man of Steel. I look for those two to be the real strong sf/fantasy movies of 2012.

76. MJ - February 6, 2011

argh, I meant Summer 2012.

77. Charles Trotter - February 6, 2011

To everyone who is wondering what’s going on with the site:

Anthony has unexpectedly gone MIA. Once we realized it’s been a while since he left and may be a while before he came back, we didn’t know if it was proper to continue posting stories without him. Yesterday, Russ and I agreed we should push forward. Russ has volunteered to pick up the mantle in Anthony’s absence, and I will be assisting.

Having explained the situation, Russ and I ask that you please bear with us while we try to bring the site up-to-date and keep it that way. Neither of us has a large amount of time to work on the site, so it may be a while before we get caught up and it may be difficult *staying* caught up. We will endeavor to follow the standards which Anthony set forth and keep the number one source for everything new in Trek. All we ask is for your patience and understanding.

Thank you all.

78. Captain CHIP of the Federation starship Crescendo N.C.C 4816 - February 6, 2011

I say push the release date to mid-January, as the Academy only likes to consider “late release” dates as the nominees!!!

79. Harry Ballz - February 6, 2011


Charles, thank you for letting us know what’s going on.

80. I am not Herbert - February 6, 2011

MIA or AWOL? Come back Anthony!

…that’s what nu-Trek will do to ya’… =(

81. Bucky - February 6, 2011

I hope Anthony is ok, this site really took off under him during the lead-up to the release of the flick. If he simply doesn’t care about the site anymore, that would be a real shame. But mostly I just wish him well during his absence.

82. MJ - February 6, 2011

@77. Thanks very much Charles. I think we are all extremely pleased that you, Rosario and others are picking up where Anthony, who was the outstanding founder of this site, left off. This is extremely good news that the site is moving forward!!!

(to some of the posters here who took potshots at me…I TOLD YOU SO!)

83. MJ - February 6, 2011

Charles, I think you will find that a number of us would be interesting in volunteering to help. Just let us know what we can do? Thanks

84. captain_neill - February 6, 2011


Don’t forget they wrote the atrocious Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. A permanent black mark.

If they have too much on their hands I hope that the quality of the script of Star Trek XII is not sacrificed because it is rushed.

One thing Star Trek XII needs to improve upon is in its storyline.

85. Canon Schmanon - February 6, 2011

While I loved the movie and look forward to more, a Star Trek movie every four or five years just isn’t acceptable. It’s not enough Trek. They need to get the show back on TV where it belongs. But not if any of the old bunch has anything to do with it. Just like the movie, I think TV Trek needs all new blood as well.

86. captain_neill - February 6, 2011


I agree

But whoever does it has to make sure it sticks to Gene’s vision. If it strays too much away from that then it won’t be true Star Trek.

87. Kirk, James T. - February 6, 2011

I am a bit concerned that the Star Trek sequel is being overshadowed by films such as Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. If Paramount are serious about Star Trek being one of their tent pole franchises then they should really delay the Jack Ryan Movie in favour of Star Trek and have Pine film Trek before Jack Ryan and also start spreading the word about Star Trek!

The cast all signed a 3 movie deal which will keep Pine as Captain Kirk for at least 3 Star Trek movies. I’m sure after the 3rd movie we will probably see something different involving new people since Pine is not the only one who’s career seems to be taking off (Saldana’s, Yelchen’s). If Pine’s career takes off, having Star Trek would be a major bonus for Pine to keep his name in the public’s eye. It’s why we’ve seen many more A-list celebrities grab these big blockbusters.

I have to agree with the sentiments expressed here in that if Star Trek is to have a long and prosperous life from the 2009 movie looking forward then there does need to be a Star Trek movie every 2 – 3 years with at least an animated series that runs alongside it on TV continuously. Kids and families are the essential target audience to make these big summer blockbusters succeed so maybe Paramount would be better well equipped to hire Lucas to run the merchandising and an animated series…

I am sure that this is just over-dramatsing something that probably happens all the time in Hollywood but at the moment It seems almost unbelievable that Paramount haven’t progressed with Trek the way Sony have progressed with Spider-Man.

88. captain_neill - February 6, 2011


Well Star Trek has been around for 45 years and the fans are still here.

I guess that’s the pronblem with getting a new cast straight for the movie, other movies coming out from the success, the other casts were all doing the TV series and the original cast and TNG cast had those shows to develop the characrters and therefore there was a continuity when they transferred to the big screen.

4 – 5 years is too long a rate, 2-3 is more common. If it’s going to be longer then that new audience that JJ Abrams want might lose their enthusiasm. I hope that the gap does allow the new fans to catch up on the other Treks though. So uch good Trek out there.

However it seems likely that the team (I hate the term Supreme Court so I won’t use it) are busy with everything EXCEPT Star Trek XII, so I hope they are not just rushing the script in between because Star Trek XII needs a really good script.

Star Trek XI’s script was not great in the plot department but they made up for it it in character moments and the fun aspect of the movie. But now we need something stronger.

If they churn out something with the quality of Transformers 2 then I will be very disappointed. But I am hoping for a good film and that they respect the ideals of Star Trek. It doesn’t respect Gene’s vision then it ain’t true Star Trek.

Berman tried his best to maintain Gene’s vision, so with a new team I hope they don’t lose that.

Star Trek and Star Wars are two totally different things.

My friend is a Star Trek fan but was a bit annoyed with him when he said it was just a TV show. Yes it is a TV show but Star Trek had a strong cultural impact and the show inspired my love of Sci Fi and gives me hope that despite all the troubles today that our future will be better.

I guess what I am saying is I ope we get a good Star Trek film, I hate to see a film that is only Star Trek in name only. Star Trek XI captured the fun of TOS I will admit that.

89. AJ - February 6, 2011

My concern is that we already have shots from the set of Spiderman, and not even rumors of a green-lit script for ST2012. It would at least be nice to know if we are in a JJ-style information black-out rather than info-limbo.

90. Star trackie - February 6, 2011

#70. “I am simply stating my opinions here. If you don’t agree with them, fine, but there is no need to take this to a teenagerish personal level, or attempt to bully me to leave just becuase I don’t agree with you.”

Your opinions are that of a selfish fan who has developed some bizarre sense of entitlement from a man and his volunteer site that owes you absolutely nothing and is required to give you absolutely nothing. Yet you continued to drone on and on about it with snarky commentary and backhanded compliments every chance you got. I’m not trying to “bully” you….I’m just simply tired of listening to you whine like a child who isn’t getting his way.

91. denny cranium - February 6, 2011

Sets are built for Trek already.
So delay shouldnt be a big deal.
They held back Trek until 09 because it was so good.
If that happens for the next one then so be it.
Chris Pine is headed towards being the next A lister so maybe HE is the hold up.
If he wants to make Jack Ryan movie to advance his career thats his choice.
But yes I kind of wonder if the supreme court are being spread a little thin here.

92. Dee - February 6, 2011

# 47

I pray that you are. …. DEAD WRONG! …. LOL!


93. Thorbury - February 6, 2011

Hrrrm. I’m not sure why they would delay shooting Trek so he can do the other thing.. Star Trek has a chance of being good.

94. Dee - February 6, 2011

#61 – Keachick


95. tom vinelli - February 6, 2011

You guys need to calm down! Once the script in green lighted, trek can shoot , do the cgi and still make the 2012 date. They can work around pine. You guys forget movies can be shot real fast these days, Lighting etc can be corrected on the spot. Cgi technology is faster then ever. It will get done on time,as long as Paramounts plan stays the same. Until we hear from Paramount, just move on.

96. dmduncan - February 6, 2011

Well…okay…but what’s up with Anthony, the guy who started this thing? When I said he was still running shirtless through the woods in existential crisis I was JOKING. How about some news on Anthony? He just get burned out or what?

97. Shinzon's Lover - February 6, 2011

Is it weird that a movie coming out after ST12 is already filming (Spidey)?

Or is it weird in general that Spidey is already filming with so much lead time before the release date?

98. Bucky - February 6, 2011

Spidey is shooting pretty damn early but those are FX heavy flicks, sometimes it can take many months to shoot, and it could give them lots of lead-time if they wanted to do reshoots. With the Star Wars flicks, Lucas shot over a year in advance and then went back for each movie for reshoots once they had an assembly cut and moved things around, cut them out. Example: in Ep. 2 the entire sequence in the droid factory came out of reshoots and wasn’t in the original script / cut of the flick.

99. Bucky - February 6, 2011

Also I would assume that Spidey would actually have more FX to deal with than Trek simply because there’s probably more action and gravity-defying Spider-Man shots to work out. I will say it is shooting pretty early, but not that early, considering Dark Knight Rises and Avengers will start rolling in less than 3 months or so. Heck, out of all of those, I’d think Trek would have the least amount of FX work to do. Trek does have a lot of talking back and forth, moreso than most action flicks.

100. keachick - February 6, 2011

#69 Chris said it within the last three months. I can’t find the actual (video) interview (I’ll keep looking – I guess I should have bookmarked it). It was when he was asked about Unstoppable and he also talked about Welcome to People…”beautiful…gorgeous script…” and Star Trek. He has also reminded people about him playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek in an interview he did with Denzel Washington. In a quip question in the DW/CP video, he was asked who would win a fight – Captain Kirk or Luke Skywalker? He answered, “Kirk”, hinting that there could be no doubt about this…LOL

It would appear that most of the new Trek cast are doing their jobs in keeping their roles within Star Trek alive for the public – Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, – but what are the Paramount suits and production team doing?

One can overthink a story sometimes…

101. keachick - February 6, 2011

I forgot to mention Karl Urban. He has also reminded audiences of his role in Star Trek…

102. kwik - February 6, 2011

Stockard Channing as the enterprise computer voice in the new movie. Majel Barrett who died in 2008 was the computer voice for all the series from 66 to 09. She got 1voice scene with Chekov in the 2009 movie as the enterprise computer before passing…..

103. Dee - February 6, 2011

# 69 – Ceti Alpha 5
# 1o1 – Keachick

CP talked about Welcome to People and Star Trek to website Collider!

104. Dee - February 6, 2011

CP actually talked about Star Trek to many websites while promoting “Unstoppable” …. and he always talks about Star Trek with enthusiasm … I have no doubt that he likes to be Captain Kirk, at least in the sequences in which he is committed!

And it’s obvious that Star Trek will not be delayed because of busy schedule of Chris Pine …. Who decides this are the executives at Paramount, right?

105. keachick - February 6, 2011

A little OT for Star Trek, but not for the movie Unstoppable.

Right now, the time here in NZ is 12.33pm, 7 February. As at 12.05pm today, our TVNZ news just reported a huge explosion/fireball occurring in Ohio, as a result of a train derailing with several cars containing volatile chemicals. There were no reported deaths or injuries. It appeared to have happened at night…I have no other information as I believe it only happened about half an hour ago. I am guessing/hoping that I will hear/see more on the 6.00pm TV News tonight.

So, I guess if Denzel and Chris had been there, this derailment and explosion could have been avoided… Where are Chris and Denzel when you need them?…;) Just quipping.

Unstoppable the movie seems to have done quite well here at the box office, having spent most of its time in either the top 5 or top 10 most popular movies since its release on 6 January 2011.

106. keachick - February 6, 2011

Incidentally, Ohio is where the unmanned runaway train CXS8888 got out of control on 15 May 2001 and what Unstoppable is “inspired” by. Now we have another real-life incident taking place almost ten years later in the same state.

107. Punkspocker - February 6, 2011

Jack Ryan-yaaawwwwnn!

108. MJ - February 6, 2011

@107. Have you ever read a Tom Clancy novel?

109. P Technobabble - February 7, 2011

I thought “The Hunt for Red October” turned out to be a pretty good movie, although I prefered Harrison Ford over Alec Baldwin. I also enjoyed “Patriot Games,” while I wasn’t particularly fond of “Clear and Present Danger.” I’d like to see “Red Storm Rising” turned into a film or mini-series.

110. Janice - February 7, 2011

I hope nothing will delay production of the Star Trek sequel—but as long as PIKE/Bruce Greenwood is there, I’ll live with any delay.

111. Trekboi - February 7, 2011

Looks like paramount has as little regard for star trek as it did in the German years…

112. klingon to kirk - February 7, 2011

Star trek needs to show before 21/12/2012 because I wanna see it before the world ends then! :'(

113. P Technobabble - February 7, 2011

I wouldn’t worry too much, or get yer undies in a wad. It took about 4 months to shoot Trek09, while the fx took about 9 months. The sequel will probably go a bit quicker. However, without first-hand insider knowledge we have absolutely no idea what they’re up to. Instead of presuming that they don’t know what they’re doing, how about we presume that they do know what they’re doing?

114. Valdore1982 - February 7, 2011


115. keachick - February 7, 2011

#114 – Is there any explanation for this crude outburst?

116. Harry Ballz - February 7, 2011

I think Valdore was simply describing his philosophy to life.

That probably goes a long way in explaining his great success in this world!

117. Dee - February 7, 2011

#116- Harry Ballz

…Or Valdore 1982 was dreaming that he was Kirk … that scene when Kirk/Pine finds Spock / Nimoy …. HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

118. Harry Ballz - February 7, 2011

Dee, what have ya been smokin’??

119. Red Dead Ryan - February 7, 2011


“Looks like paramount has as little regard for star trek as it did in the German years…”

I don’t recall Paramount ever being run by Germany. :-)



You forgot the exclamation mark (!) which would have made your statement a perfect quote of Lily Sloan’s line from “First Contact”.

120. Trekboi - February 7, 2011

the Beman years- damn iPad

121. Dee - February 7, 2011

#118- Harry Ballz

Well, I haven’t smoked anything …LOL… but Kirk / Pine said “bullshit” … when Spock / Nimoy said he was “SPOCK”, right ?…. HAHAHAHAHA!

122. Harry Ballz - February 7, 2011


Quite a little gigglefest you have going there!

123. Red Dead Ryan - February 7, 2011


It’s what happens when you give kids too much candy!

124. Dee - February 7, 2011


Well, it seems that “Valdore” hasn’t a better explanation … where is he? …he or she? whatever! … LOL!

125. MJ - February 7, 2011

@115. Male cow excrement is the meaning of the term. Hope this explanation helps?

126. MJ - February 7, 2011

@111 “Looks like paramount has as little regard for star trek as it did in the German years…”

Yes, the German years almost killed Trek. In particular, the Germans casting David Hasselhof as Kirk and Werner Klemperer as Spock did not do it for me. However, the casting of sexy Nena (of 99 Luftballoons fame) was genius. The only good episode from those years was “I Dieter” — I will never forget when Deiter asked Spock: “Do you want to shock my monkey?”

In weak moments, I long for the lost German years of Trek.

127. David Hasselhoff - February 7, 2011


128. MJ - February 7, 2011

And then there also the Polish years of Trek, but I don’t think we ever want to revisit that period in Trek history.

Kirk: How many Pols does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Spock: 47.98573228188821

129. Harry Ballz - February 8, 2011

How many gals out there like to “smoke the pole”?

130. keachick - February 8, 2011

#127 Are you really the Baywatch man and a closet trekkie as well? Wow. Cool.

#125 Cow is an adult female animal of the bovine species, used as a source of beef and milk. Cow also refers to any adult female animal of other large animals, esp. the elephant, whale and seal.
So, it appears we do have hermaphrodite bovines at least, after all…:)

I’m not sure how cow shit differs from bull shit – perhaps Valdore1982 may care to explain any differences. Then again, I have to wonder if anyone here has actually stepped in any bovine shit. I have, but then I live in a bovine/ovis backwater between a next to a mostly uninhabitable big island to the west and big uninhabitable ice block to the south. My sisters, though, have even more experience in such matters as they have stepped in a lot more cow, bull, heifer, steer and calf shit than I have had the privilege of doing.

BTW, Bob Orci, just watched the first episode of Hawaii Five-O. Cool!

Better go. Keachick is getting scratchy and starting to sound strange because it is still so humid and warm at 10.00pm in the evening…

What has this got to do with the above thread title? Have no idea but it’s all good…

131. Dee - February 8, 2011

# 130 – keachick

LOL … Beware, what Harry Ballz is thinking now … hahahahah!

You have great experiences in your life, is not keachick? … and as always I’m kidding … this has given me some problems lately! … no matter I’d rather be happy … but I don’t want to offend anyone! :-) :-)

132. Dee - February 8, 2011

# 130 – keachick

Did you see that? … something interesting about “baby blue eyes”! :-) :-)

133. keachick - February 8, 2011

Wow. Thanks Dee. I have definitely bookmarked that. I am learning that if I want to refer back, I need to bookmark.

Chris was totally focussed on being Brian and in those scenes, all of which I recognise, Brian was in no mood to laugh. Chris was pretty fit as well. So cool to see.

Obviously(?) the two swathy looking guys with the beards were the Pastor brothers who were the movie’s directors. I can’t read the tiny print on the DVD cover to see if Alex and David Pastor also wrote it. I think they did. Apparently they are Hispanic, whose first language is Spanish. I remember reading about Chris saying how he and the rest of the cast would watch bemused as the two brothers went off to have a “heated” discussion in Spanish over (presumably) directorial issues!

Can see why Chris Pine was chosen to play Kirk in Star Trek…

134. Dee - February 8, 2011

#133 – keachick

Yes, Alex and David Pastor are from Spain … and it seems they got the idea for “Carriers” after reading an article about “avian flu” … something like this … And I read about this somewhere … some time ago! .. LOL!

And yes GREAT CP was chosen to play Captain Kirk …. CAPTAIN FINE!

135. Will - February 8, 2011

Just have Mena Suvari or someone else with a giant forehead do it, and CGI in his face later.

136. Captain CHIP of the Federation Starship Crescendo N.C.C. 4816 - February 9, 2011

IT’S TIME FOR THE STAR TREK FRANCHISE TO BE RECOGNIZED AS THE ONE AND ONLY REAL PREMIER SCIENCE FICTION SERIES AND WIN AN ACADEMY AWARD OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE!!! (Not to mention all the other categories it should win in including but not limited to: Best Cast; Best Director; Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction; Best Score; Best Sound Editing; and Best Costume; and Best Makeup {which thankfully it has finally won as the very first Oscar for the franchise despite numerous previous nominations which have been snubbed!})

Maybe pushing back the release date might not be that bad of an idea if it means more Oscar Noms. The Academy recently seems to only been nominating movies released only a month before the Awards ceremony, and sometimes films that haven’t even been released as of the time of the nomination… WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?!?!


137. Bob Tompkins - February 20, 2011

They pushed the first one back they will do it again. Christmas 2012, Star Trek 2012
[just barely]


138. Isaura Varney - May 9, 2011

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