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Hawaii Film Commissioners In Discussions With Paramount On Star Trek Sequel November 20, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

jungleTrekMovie already broke the news that JJ Abrams and team are seriously considering shooting part of the Star Trek sequel in Hawaii. Now a report confirms that Hawaii film commissioners were at Paramount last week to discuss the possible shoot. More details below.

 

Live Long And Aloha?

Earlier this week TrekMovie broke the news that JJ Abrams had flown to Hawaii to scout possible locations for the Star Trek sequel, to be used as part of an alien jungle location. Today the Honolulu Advertiser has confirmed our story and has some additional details, noting that scouts visited three of Hawaii’s islands in late summer: Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.

According to the report, Honolulu Film Commissioner Walea Constantinau and Hawaii Film Commissioner Georja Skinner were in Los Angeles last week to meet with a number of studios regarding possible productions in Hawaii, including a meeting at Paramount about the Star Trek sequel. The report also confirmed TrekMovie’s report that while Hawaii was being seriously considered, a decision had not yet been made. Commissioner Constantinau is quoted about Star Trek saying:

The filmmakers were interested in shooting here. It was at a very early stage. They are not ready. It is still in development. Everybody got all excited about something that is exploratory.

It’s all kind of a moving landscape. We hope they are still thinking of us.

Of course the Star Trek creative team are very familiar with shooting in Hawaii.  Hawaii was home for almost all of the production for Lost, which was executive produced by Star Trek producers JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. Hawaii is also home to Hawaii Five-O, which is  executive produced by Star Trek co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman .


JJ Abrams Lost shot in Hawaii – may be returning for Star Trek sequel

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Comments

1. Captain Hackett - November 20, 2011

Cool!

FIRST!

2. Craiger - November 20, 2011

I wonder if Abrams ran into Orci and crew shooting Hawaii 5-0? :)

3. Blake Powers - November 20, 2011

I like the thought of Hawaii a hell of a lot more than a green screen.

4. Daoud - November 20, 2011

Ah the jungles of Qo’noS… just like heaven.

5. somethoughts - November 20, 2011

awesome, hope there’s no real lava when they shoot

6. Craiger - November 20, 2011

Anthony funny, Live, Long and Aloha.

7. Wes - November 20, 2011

This is an interesting location for an alien planet. And it might not be the homeworld of the Klingons though, as well. I heard a rumor there are carnivorous Tribbles and this might be their planet.

8. Odkin - November 20, 2011

Here’s Bad Robot, run by millionaires and with an extensive current and historic presence in Hawaii trying to negotiate some tax break for filming their next job in …. Hawaii.

But successful working families aren’t paying their “fair share”.

9. Odkin - November 20, 2011

FYI, although they met “at” Paramount, I realiy believe the multiple negotiations mentioned are with the production companies who actually film..

10. Dukat friend - November 20, 2011

I recommend “TALAMPAYA” in ARGENTINA! hehe Watch: http://www.talampaya.com/galeria_fotos.php
It would be a good choice for a new colony of Vulcan survivors?

11. Greekchief - November 20, 2011

Seti Alfa V.

12. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 20, 2011

#8 – Why would Bad Robot be necessarily looking for tax breaks? Because they ALL do it! There is actually more involved in the filming process, especially when filming in the environment that JJ Abrams is looking to do the film in. Just ask anyone involved in making LOTR and the Hobbit.

As far as film companies worth millions trying to get big tax breaks and basically “screw over” a small country, look no further than Warners/New Line Cinema’s tax break demands they laid on our NZ Government, ie ordinary kiwi taxpayers, so that those Tolkien movies could continue being filmed here. That had nothing to do with JJ Abrams.

13. Red Dead Ryan - November 20, 2011

#8.

Can’t you just go one thread without resorting to partisan trolling?

Anyway, it is my hope that a future “Star Trek” film does some shooting up here on Vancouver Island. Maybe involve Sasquatch (Bigfoot) in the production!

14. Phil - November 20, 2011

@8…what the hell are you talking about? Though I may regret asking…

15. DeShonn Steinblatt - November 20, 2011

13.
Can’t you just go one thread without resorting to partisan trolling?

Personally, I’d have gone with the Obama-Hawaii link had I wanted to be an obnoxious twat. His is just a total non-sequiter.

16. TheTim - November 21, 2011

Ceti Alpha V

17. David Jones/790 - November 21, 2011

Hey Rose, did you know that Jim Garrison the man that’s investigation led Oliver Stone to buy the rights to his story, and who was the basis of the film JFK, was never paid.

Know why?, because the film “technically” never made any money. (It only made around 250mil)

Google- “movie accountng”

Cheers

18. Victor Hugo - November 21, 2011

Not the LOST island again, i have that place memorized. :(

19. CmdrR - November 21, 2011

Aha! So, the crew meets the new villain in a cave in Hawaii… and it’s VINCENT PRICE!

20. pilotfred - November 21, 2011

sound like a great place to film plus the crew will know how to shoot it and it did look good on lost plus it will not be in the full film and plus what other trek film has had tis type of place to film

21. steve-nyc - November 21, 2011

Wherever they end up filming, they should pay “extra” so that Odkin can feel better! In fact, maybe they should just be forced to hand over all of their money because some people think that would be fair! It doesn;t matter whether you work hard or are a uselss, lazy bum – we are all equals.

22. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire. - November 21, 2011

I’m Sure Kirk will say the line.
Book Em Danno.

23. Janice - November 21, 2011

Hawaii sounds perfect to me. They won’t have to go far to nab Bruce Greenwood as he films The River there. Convenient for all.
I’d be happy!

24. Shaun - November 21, 2011

#16: “Ceti Alpha V”

if the villain is indeed khan, events do not have to unfold the same way they did in “space seed” and “the wrath of khan.”

25. Craiger - November 21, 2011

If its Khan maybe the U.S.S. Reliant discovers Khan and his people already their? Maybe the Bontany Bay crash landed their and then Khan and his people woke up from suspended animination and the Reliants away team discovers them their. Khan and his people then take over the Reliant? Starfleet then dispatches Kirk and the Enterprise to find out what happened to the Reliant?

26. CAPT KRUNCH - November 21, 2011

I agree…the garden spot of Ceti Alpha 5….Del Toro as Khan…. Would it be in the realm of TREK to find an actual “Indian” to play a character from India??!
Ricardo Montalban and Benicio Del Toro….awesome actors though!

27. Gordon Ramsey's knife - November 21, 2011

Pine meets the TOS Kirk in a cave than they fight a monster

28. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

All I have to say is…”ON CETI ALPHA 5 THERE WAS LIFE! “

29. trekker 5 - November 21, 2011

It would be so awesome if they flimed in Hawaii!! I hope this goes though!! But with just this news,my day is made!!! :) :)

30. Ro Laren - November 21, 2011

I think it would be kinda funny if they used the same Hawaiian locations for Star Trek that they used for Lost. Of course, I’m probably a minority in that opinion. It would probably make a lot of people mad! lol.

31. Sebastian S. - November 21, 2011

I remember similar talk of using Hawaii as a location for the Genesis Planet when Star Trek 3 was shooting (way back in 1984). Ultimately, they couldn’t afford it (much to the film’s detriment; the indoor sets they wound up using looked kind of cheesy).

As for Hawaii being Ceti Alpha V, it could be, but I really hope not. I’d just hate to think that with all the story possibilities this new universe opens up, we fans are going to get stuck with a high-tech retread of “Space Seed/Wrath of Khan.” What a failure of imagination….

Come on, guys; Khan and Klingons aren’t the only cards up your sleeve, are they??

32. Sheldon Cooper - November 21, 2011

#19 -

Apparently I’m the only one that got the Brady Bunch reference!

33. Hat Rick - November 21, 2011

All right — jungle planet. This tends to rule out Ceti Alpha V. Or VI. Or… you know.

You know, TSFS had a jungle planetoid.

As did the end of TWOK, come to think of it.

Hmm…..

34. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire. - November 21, 2011

Hmm. Could be used for Shore Leave.

35. Phil - November 21, 2011

Enough with the villians all ready. Watched K19 over the weekend, a compelling story without a villian to defeat. It can be done, people….

36. DAK23 - November 21, 2011

@35… THANK YOU!!! I’m so tired of Star Trek needing a ‘villain’. Cripes, good story telling doesn’t need a bad guy, just conflict for the protagonist to overcome. Where’s the discovery that was good Star Trek?

37. mr. trek77 - November 21, 2011

it could also be new vulcan…………..

38. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

Here we go again, the “Don’t have a Villain” syndrome.

39. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

“Steppin’ in to Eden…yeaaaaahhhh brotha”..

40. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

You know…here is another possibility. It could be a story of the Eugenic Wars. Except in this story we not only try to create a stronger, more intelligent human being, but we also attempt to “create” the most perfect planet. A colony of superhumans are planted on this perfect planet. Del Toro could be be the original leader of this elect group of people who eventually gets overthrown. Khan could be his direct offspring.

HOWS THAT FOR A STORY TO BUILD ON?

41. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

Oh, by the way…this “perfect” planet that was created laid the groundwork for the Genesis effect. The theory did not work initially, nor did it work when David and Carol Marcus attempted to build on the previous theory.

42. denny cranium - November 21, 2011

I’d be for renegade Vulcans working with the Klingons- Damned humans anyways!

43. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

OR…..PERHAPS the Klingons were not always as we have known them. They were a peaceful, benevolent people. Their desire was not to conquer, but to better their race. Their homeworld was perfect in every sense. Del Toro was their wise leader. Until they had an encounter with the Federation. Several reps from the Federation whose ambition it was to take the Klingon homeworld for their own pleasure and schemes tried to overcome the Klingons but the Klingons proved to be too wise and too strong to just remove from the planets. A group of scientists created something equivalent to biological warfare so they could destroy the Klingons as a race and remove them from the planet by force. EXCEPT, the race was so strong that they survived the attack, but the attack had a bad side effect. They developed ridges on their heads and down their backs. Their minds were altered and they no longer wanted peace, but were thirsty for blood. This backfired on the Federation and with Del Toro as KAYLESS, he leads them against the Federation, thus creating the feud. ALSO, the biological warfare changed the perfect planet into what we see today.

44. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

COMMENTS on the above??? Sorry for all the posts…I was eating Taco Bell and got inspired. I need to do that more often. Apparently the beans give me more than just gas.

45. DaveB - November 21, 2011

Look I want Trek back on TV

46. Sheldon Cooper - November 21, 2011

#37-#40, #42-#43:

The best concepts can usually be described in one sentence. Like “MTV cops,” or… wait for it… “Wagon Train To The Stars.”

47. CmdrR - November 21, 2011

32 – Apparently so. Ah well…
Let’s just hope they start filming something good… somewhere… sometime soon.

48. Bruce Banner - November 21, 2011

This could the planet of the beautiful green women.

49. Kikenobi - November 21, 2011

This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youth, just because they’cant think of an original idea of their own

50. I'm Just Sayin' - November 21, 2011

Wow…some people take things way too seriously. Can’t anyone have fun anymore? I never claimed to be a scriptwriter, just having fun. Didn’t know that little old me was a “sad reflection of our times, feeding off of the carcasses of beloved stories from my youth”. Learn something new everyday!

51. Christopher Roberts - November 21, 2011

I’m certain Enterprise established Ceti Alpha V as being barely Mir’shara, with not enough blue and green on it.

52. Christopher Roberts - November 21, 2011

correction – Min’shara

53. Christopher Roberts - November 21, 2011

Not that it matters.

54. cd - November 21, 2011

48 – Don’t say that! Bob Orci may be reading. >;>}

55. n1701ncc - November 21, 2011

Khan I wish not but it could be the Talos IV. Remember Pike is now in wheel chair and Talos IV could be Hawaii. Remember the scene Pike with horse Tango …hmmmm makes you think.

Or maybe its the planet from the eposide Shore Leave…. but please leave KHAN in the prime world

56. PSB2009 - November 21, 2011

The last movie told a completely original story- we had never seen the formation of the TOS crew, nor any of the other events. Seems like the next story will be original too. Why recreate an old episode or movie? I have faith the filmmakers will be creative.

57. Horatio - November 21, 2011

Please tell me Kirk and Spock don’t bump into a bunch of Ewoks!!

58. captain spock - November 21, 2011

maybe a bunch of tribbles will fall from the trees on top of kirk, spock & mccoy. yelling home!

59. MONGO - November 21, 2011

Mongo just glad they not call it “Jungle Planet” anymore.

60. DAK23 - November 21, 2011

#38 If that was directed at me, I just don’t understand. Why do we need a villain? If a story is good enough, compelling enough, we don’t need another Khan/Klingon/Romulan/Probe. Geez, what’s wrong with a thoughtful, intelligent story about discovery & adventure? And why do some have to denigrate those who are tired of ‘bad guys are the only way to make a fun film’ syndrome?

61. Gary Makin - November 21, 2011

I wonder if a Trek movie will ever film outside of the US…

I guess this planet looks like Earth then. Why not build sets and mix them up with CG? Or CG some real locations?

62. Dee - lvs moon' surface - November 21, 2011

OK… I would like to see Evangeline Lilly as a love interest of Captain Kirk… would be possible, JJAbrams?…I know she is filming the Hobbit… but after all Trek sequel will debut only in 2013, I guess… :-) :-)

63. Red Dead Ryan - November 21, 2011

#43.

“Apparently the beans give me more than just gas.”

Or maybe you just filled your room with too much of your “hot air” and became delusional due to a lack of oxygen!

64. Phil - November 21, 2011

@37….I’ve said plenty of times, nothing wrong with an antagonist. The stronger, the better. If you really need to see someone blown up for closure, I’d suggest Independence Day reruns. It seems to be on cable all the time.

65. somethoughts - November 21, 2011

Cant wait to see how jungle planet looks like in theatre.

I wonder how many suns and planets jungle planet has eh mongo?

66. nano - November 21, 2011

GENESIS

67. Markus McLaughlin (@MarkusMcLaughln) - November 21, 2011

I LOVE HAWAII and STAR TREK, I can’t WAIT to see the sequel!

Be sure to include Klingons, a Gorn, and a Ferengi in the film! :D

ALOHA!!!

68. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2011

Something tells me the Gorn will make an appearance.

69. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2011

67.

(in a Southern drawl)

“Yeah, gimmee a Gorn on Kirk, no Klingons and hold the Ferengi!”

70. trekker38 - November 21, 2011

Hmmmmm…. Liking the sound of seeing a Gorn in the Hawaiian jungle…

71. Rusty0918 - November 21, 2011

I still bet it’s Ceti Alpha V. Genesis planet? Get outta here! I highly, HIGHLY doubt it’ll be that. It doesn’t seem feasible. Well, actually it could…but the odds of it being the Genesis planet are pretty slim.

Another possiblity, Qo’noS itself, although not quite as likely. I mean, we only saw the cities of it, not the entire planet.

Another possibility: Khitomer. That might be a possibilty. I think Khitomer was habitable as seen in “Star Trek VI.”

72. Craiger - November 21, 2011

Harry what about the Gorn fighting the Klingons and the Federation is caught in the middle so they send in Kirk and the Enterprise.

73. Craiger - November 21, 2011

With Erica Durance as Kirk’s Yoeman.

74. Kevin the - November 21, 2011

there allway’s possibilites. say why not some day having the kahn , kirk confrotation take a different track, instead of cetialpha five geting destroyed
Kirk does come back to the planet in time to help Kahn save ceti alpha from the destruction. the two men then develop mutual respect for each other

75. Dukat friend - November 21, 2011

I Repeat, New Vulcan: Talampaya National Park in Argentina. je

76. somethoughts - November 21, 2011

The enterprise is sent on a 5yr mission to explore the alpha quadrant and is thrown back in time by trelane and is asked to help solve a puzzle from earths past.

77. Harry Ballz - November 21, 2011

72+3.

Aw, now see, you had to go and spoil it!

Q: how can you tell the difference between a Gorn and Durance in the movie?

A: Durance will be wearing a scarf!

78. Red Dead Ryan - November 21, 2011

#77.

Actually, the difference might be that Erica Durance’s performance would be stiffer than the guy in a rubber Gorn suit!

79. cd - November 21, 2011

Re: 54 – err, I meant 49. >;>}

80. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 21, 2011

Please – Bob Orci et al

When do we get to see the Great Quinto/Spock Shave? There was talk of it being done in November – only seven days to go. Perhaps it may be better for it to happen just before the Christmas/New Year holidays, so that those dark bushy brow hairs can’t grow back too quickly. Anyway -

Pics, please. Lotsa pics!

Then there is the pre-Christmas/New Year holidays pictures of the main cast assembled on that all important bridge (no, I don’t mean the one trolls live under). I need to see my super 8. Whether they are wearing civvies or costume is of no consequence to me.

Pics here too, please. Lotsa pics!

And, last but not least, remember the Pinto puffles.

I know, Bob, so little time, so much to do, but I’m sure you could pull it off.
Good man!

81. Phil - November 21, 2011

@76. Yeah, I know they are cheap plot devices, but I’m feeling cranky tonight…So, just how is it there are so many “supreme beings” in the ST universe, anyway? And why is it that if they have the ability to move Starfleet personel around time or the universe at will, why don’t they just do what needs to be done themselves? I think it’s time to retire these guys…permenantly.

82. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 21, 2011

#81 Because they are bored, lazy snots!

83. Jim Nightshade - November 22, 2011

Kirk vs the Tiki Idol!

theres another brady bunch reference hah

84. alec - November 22, 2011

The casting and location rumours strongly suggest that the sequel involves Khan. I’m delighted by this, one one conditon: they don’t ruin the greatest bad guy in Star Trek history.

I remember Star Wars before the prequels. But, now, when I watch the originals, I have to fight myself from thinking that behind that mysterious shell of the ultimate bad guy is this annoying little boy.

Please don’t ruin Khan.

85. chrisfawkes.com - November 22, 2011

I’m also thinking a Kirk versus Gorn fight here.

One of the reasons is that it will highlight the original scene around the world and this will in turn see some payoff in a percentage of those viewing the original scene further investigating Trek.

Can we get Tarantino in to help direct that scene?

86. Harry Ballz - November 22, 2011

85.

Oooooh, and get Shatner to appear, we could have Kill Bill 3!!

87. alec - November 22, 2011

Why are all of you talking about the Gorn?!!! What evidence do we have for this. True, we know very little. But what about Hawaii and Benicio Del Toro scream Gorn to you. It seems almost certaintly that Khan and or Genesis/the Garden Spot….are involved.

And good. he’s the best bad guy. He’s made 2 appearances not 200. He’s known to the mainstream a bit.

If Benicio Del Toro is being cast, why pay him millions to hide his face? Or, worse, put him in a green suit?

88. alec - November 22, 2011

Further, the Hawaii shots might well be at the end of the film. I suspect Khan will be marooned once more. He won’t be killed. This will be for continuity reasons….and also a possible sequel.

89. Marshal - November 22, 2011

Genesis Planet.

90. Captain Hackett - November 22, 2011

Steamy love scenes for Spock and Uhura like the ones in Island Fever? ;)

91. Landru - November 22, 2011

To I’m Just Sayin’: There are several problems with your premise…

You wrote:
“PERHAPS the Klingons were not always as we have known them. They were a peaceful, benevolent people. Their desire was not to conquer, but to better their race. Their homeworld was perfect in every sense. Del Toro was their wise leader. Until they had an encounter with the Federation.”

The new films are the result of a timeline divergence during Kirk’s birth. Enterprise was long before this happened. Hence, your background for the Klingons doesn’t fit.

You wrote:
“Several reps from the Federation whose ambition it was to take the Klingon homeworld for their own pleasure and schemes tried to overcome the Klingons but the Klingons proved to be too wise and too strong to just remove from the planets. A group of scientists created something equivalent to biological warfare so they could destroy the Klingons as a race and remove them from the planet by force. EXCEPT, the race was so strong that they survived the attack, but the attack had a bad side effect. They developed ridges on their heads and down their backs. Their minds were altered and they no longer wanted peace, but were thirsty for blood.”

Again, it doesn’t fit with what came before. It’s also not very dramatic.

You wrote:
“This backfired on the Federation and with Del Toro as KAYLESS, he leads them against the Federation, thus creating the feud.”

If you mean Kahless, he lived 1,500 years ago.

92. I'm Just Sayin' - November 22, 2011

#63…

Is the rudeness necessary? REALLY?

93. I'm Just Sayin' - November 22, 2011

#91…

Granted, my stories don’t fit into the timeline as you described and perhaps they are not as dramatic as one would like. Again, I am not a scriptwriter, just having fun. I think folks on this site (not speaking of you specifically) take things way too serious. In all honesty, what makes people want to leave the site is not because updates don’t come as often as they would like, it is the rudeness and the folks that are so tight on facts that they take the fun out of talking about Star Trek. As much as I love Star Trek, and it is my favorite show of all time, I still realize it was just a show and not reality. I think some have crossed that line.

94. Ctrl-Opt-Del - November 22, 2011

Really? *No-one* else is gonna say it? It’s gonna be me? Alright…

LOST: In SPAAAAAAAACE!!!

;-D

95. n1701ncc - November 22, 2011

Gorn is better left in the Prime world. What waste of time it would be to have a good actor in a green suit. Khan please stay away from him too.

Let take a look a Gary Mitchell. Nobody has been talking about him. A pardise world created by Gary where Kirk needs to defeat his friend. Lets hope they get the tombstone right this time…lol

96. MC1 Doug - November 22, 2011

Is it true that the villains in the movie will untamed Tribbles?

97. jamesingeneva - November 22, 2011

Hey, anyone else see the StarTrek official page seems to be running some kind of Alternate Reality thing right now. Saying their facebook page has been assimilated. I’m at work and haven’t dug into it, but just wondering if anyone else has?

98. Shaun - November 22, 2011

@95

if they wanted to use gary mitchell, they would have introduced him in the first film, in order to establish the relationship. at least that is what i would have done. it would make it more meaningful.

99. Rusty0918 - November 22, 2011

#73 Erica Durance would be better as a security chief than Kirk’s yeo-wench. Many here know of my suggestion to put a female security chief on the Enterprise.

I doubt it will be Gary Mitchell, since he was in the first two Ongoing comics.

100. Phil - November 22, 2011

@86. Best line yet…..

101. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

The film makers have given us no clues (what a surprise…:)!) as to what the “jungle planet”, as Hawaii was described by the writer of this article, was going to be in connection. Everyone is speculating and no speculation is better than another. No doubt the majority (if not all) will discover that they were wrong anyway, whoever they are.

I do not recall Ceti Alpha V being a jungle like planet, although it’s possible that it did have a jungle or two. It was a hotter, drier planet, but only just habitable enough for those who were intelligent, adaptable and resourceful, like Khan and his followers were supposed to be.

Forested planets are generally more habitable than the more desert like ones, as forests contain more food material – fauna and flora, more fresh water due to there generally being higher rainfall and shelter and the ability to provide a more secure building structure. Of course, I am basing this on what happens here on Earth, but what other basis do I, or anyone else have, including the writers?

Possibly new Vulcan – although I believe that Vulcans would find such a place too humid (Vulcan seemed like a hot, dry place for the most part). Too much humidity, a natural result of heavy forestation, can lead to people getting more respiratory type and other types of sicknesses, if they are not well adapted and continue to wearing tons of clothes. Traditionally, people living in warm/hot humid climates do not wear very much clothing at all, which makes sense. However, we have been told many times how intelligent and logical Vulcans are, so they might make it work…a distinct possibility. Just no frenzied use of chainsaws!

Or using Hawaii as a film location could be because they have part of the story take place in Hawaii, USA, Planet Earth, or similar place on earth. If so, I am liking the notion that much of the pristine beauty contained on those islands won’t have been destroyed by the 23rd century. That, alone, makes Star Trek showing a healthy and hope filled future.

I am personally biased towards the use of Hawaii representing Menosia, the nuli planet. Some photographic effects would need to be done to show the nuliness of the planet – they are green/brown in colour and have a seed/pod like look to them. They blend in with the rest of the bush (forest) quite naturally and their outer shell harden into wood or a form of metal as they get older, depending on whether their particular “breed” is planet bound or space venturing.

I know – no doubt someone will pinch my ideas, claim them as their own then distort and pervert them into something horrid and unholy. What to do.

102. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - November 22, 2011

Tribbles? Del Toro as Cyrano Jones? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

103. AJ - November 22, 2011

I, for one, am really hoping for a 2 1/2 hour re-boot of “The Apple.” Hawaii? Who’s with me on that one?!

104. Phil - November 22, 2011

@102…Lets run with it. Introduce the space hippies and Adonis, and I smell box office gold!

105. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - November 22, 2011

Is There In Truth No Beauty? I’ll build the box!

106. Red Dead Ryan - November 22, 2011

Yeah, I really hope no one suggests the sequel be a remake of “The Way To Eden”. That episode absolutely stinks and is one of the worst episodes in the entire franchise.

I can’t believe how many people actually like that episode.

107. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - November 22, 2011

Herbert

108. n1701ncc - November 22, 2011

@ 98 I agree with you but remember the time line is screwed up so they could write Mitchell in. Remember the movie moved ahead 3 years while kirk was at star fleet. We did not meet all of Kirk friends.

I also think this the setting for Pike , Tango and the Rena on Talos IV

or

Paradise full of beautiful women on a planet ruled by the crazy Harry Mudd.

Please leave KHAN, GORN and the Hippies who called Kirk Herbert Herbert Herbert in the Prime world

109. Daniel - November 22, 2011

The fact that they are considering filming in Hawaii is a ‘spoiler’ as far as I am concerned. Pllease, trekmovie, give us the opportunity to avoid this news.

110. Daniel - November 22, 2011

The fact that they are considering filming in Hawaii is a ‘spoiler’ as far as I am concerned. Pllease, trekmovie, give us the opportunity to avoid this news.

111. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

#106 – People love the “Way to Eden” because it was so bad. It is similar to watching some of the very early Dr Who episodes – they were so bad they were good…:)! Not being able to determine whether to laugh or cry, because of how the episode is just sooo bad in every respect, is part of the fun and end up doing both. My son found a video tape of one such Dr Who episode at his grandfather’s house – a sight to behold it was ‘n’ all…LOL

112. Tiberius subprime - November 22, 2011

@95
I’ve been saying Gary Mitchell for a while–or I said it before, anyway.

@98 And Gary could work. Remember, in the new timeline, Kirk gets to the academy earlier and gets command of the Enterprise earlier. Going by this, he never met Gary Mitchell.

As I said before, they could open the film, referencing a new friendship between Kirk and Gary, but Gary is already dead by the opening of the film. Kirk feels responsible. But then–introduce the god-like Gary.

Oh,well. It sounded good in my head.

I stil think the Telosians would make great film villains.

113. Craiger - November 22, 2011

I got it Hawaii will be used for Kirk, Spock and Scotty camping at Yosemitte National Park and singing Row,Row,Row Your Boat.

114. Craiger - November 22, 2011

Not sure if you can actually film at Yosemitte National Park.

115. NuFan - November 22, 2011

Benecio Del Toro is 13 years older than Chris Pine.

116. Irene - November 22, 2011

Anthony, you are the Number One source of all things
that are Trek !!!!

Irene

117. Ted C - November 22, 2011

Wow, Star Trek fans sure do post a lot of ridiculous comments. I thought we where relatively intelligent people. I think most of you pull your comments out of your twok.

118. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

Four days since this last thread. Need more updates, confirmations or otherwise – like has Benicio Del Toro been signed on for sure, and will his role be a big or small one? Are they casting around for other actors and animals to play interesting parts, some known, some new? Who are they?
I know where they can find lots of tribbles. Chris Pine has some stashed in a car in the California outback.

Of course, there is a young beagle to find as well. Bruce Greenwood should definitely get AT LEAST ONE scene to do and you know what that scene is, Bob, or you should know by now. If Scott Bakula can be included then so much the better. Janice agrees with me, so it’s just not me. We have spoken…:) It could become the famous Greenwood, Bakula, Pine and beagle scene. I know you guys can pull it off. Good people!

So much to do, so little time.

Actually I wouldn’t mind seeing a scene with our young Pintourbans camping out and singing Row, Row Your Boat – you know, male bonding, retrosexual stuff, then later seeing them smoking and drinking pure, organic *drugs* and have them look like dicks in badly fitting suits. Besides, JJ didn’t put a brewery in engineering for nothing. It could work…very current…LOL.

BTW, I am being serious about seeing the three camping out and maybe hearing them sing a camp song. It could make a very nice scene and be something of a homage to camaraderie as well.

119. Craiger - November 22, 2011

Keachick this is Thanksgiving week.

120. Rusty0918 - November 22, 2011

Keachick…please no. You know how “Star Trek V” went. AAAARRGHH!!!

RDR – The idea of them remaking “The Way to Eden” is absolutley absurd. The episode is liked mostly as a guilty pleasure by most. The late James Doohan said and I quote “‘The Way to Eden’ is my least favorite epsiode…because it was nothing!” I agree with him there. Koenig was also disappoined in that episode. And for good reason.

HOWEVER, at this point I could believe just about anything. Orci and Kurtzman DID get a razzie for “Transformers 2.” Seriously. And I’m not buying into the writers’ strike. Sorry.

121. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

Why are you taking this so seriously? I don’t think anybody was seriously suggesting that they remake The Way to Eden. As I said, if you had read my earlier post, The Way to Eden became *likable* because it’s so bad – like some of those very old (early 60s b/w) Dr Who episodes. Another way of describing this phenomenon is by referring to the watching of such shows as a “guilty pleasure”.

The camp scene from Star Trek V wasn’t what make the film one of the least favourite Star Trek movies. It was the story and the way it was done generally that people didn’t like. However, many people do say that the camping scene was one of the more likable scenes because of the humour and camaraderie presented there between Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

What’s Thanksgiving got to do with anything? Actually, I would have thought that presenting good honest camaraderie between friends would be something we could be thankful for.

Geez, get over Transformers 2. It’s a different franchise. Enough already.

122. Phil - November 22, 2011

Come on now, embrace it. The Apple+space hippies+Andonis = box office gold. Box office gold…box office gold…..

123. Red Dead Ryan - November 22, 2011

#114.

Parts of “The Final Frontier” were filmed there.

And as far as campfires go, well, even with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy it would only really appeal to Trekkies. Mainstream audiences would roll their eyes at it because they’d feel that it is……kind of “campy”!

#122.

More like box office FOOL’S gold! :-D

124. On Vacation With Landru - November 22, 2011

#122 I’d only be happy if Norman commandeered the ship shortly after picking up the Space Hippies and on the way there he is outsmarted by the head Eymorg and Spock’s brain is stolen. Norman does not know how to respond in that area so he has to go ask Vaal and Landru what to do before Kirk outsmarts him and regains control of his ship with the help of Gary Seven and chases down the Eymorgs only to discover that they broke the magic hair dryer when they crashed onto Eminiar VII. Fortunately, the M5 computer had just been installed and talks McCoy through the surgery. M5 gets drunk on power and The hippies and Lieutenant Riley’s chanting “Hail, hail fire snow” causes M5 to commit suicide and an incoming message from Starfleet orders the Enterprise to leave the area because its no longer the only ship in the quadrant and Kirk goes back to his quarters and turns on his fembot Rayna.

During the credits, Norman is seen reactivating and saying “Redjac” over and over again.

Uh-huh.

125. Phil - November 22, 2011

@124….I think we have a script!!!

126. MC1 Doug - November 23, 2011

#117: “Wow, Star Trek fans sure do post a lot of ridiculous comments. I thought we where relatively intelligent people. I think most of you pull your comments out of your twok.”

Oh c’mon, can’t we have a little fun in the vacuum as we await more substantive information?

BTW, I seem to recall that the two-part “Star Trek” comic book, which does focus on Gary Mitchell, is supposed to plant some clues on who we will be seeing as the villain in the movie. Or did I misread this somewhere?

127. Basement Blogger - November 23, 2011

We need one more piece of news on the preproduction side. To 3D or not to 3D. I vote for FILMING IN 3D no conversions. It could be mind blowing. Think about starships in 3D with the blackness of space in the background. Nebulas. Planets. More money for Stat Trek and more Star Trek will be made. And now that Martin Scorsese has embraced the technique (Hugo) and add Ridley Scott, (Prometheus) , let’s see what J.J. Abrams has got.

128. Aurore - November 23, 2011

“Come on now, embrace it. The Apple+space hippies+Andonis = box office gold. Box office gold…box office gold…..”

***

Not if a CGI version of William Shatner does not appear as ( an old) Captain Kirk for the first two-thirds of this guaranteed box office hit.

We also have to find a way to include Harry Mudd and Khan Noonien singh, in what could well be a masterpiece; the first Star Trek movie in history with a real chance at winning an Oscar for best picture. Be creative. Think of something, here.

And, lastly, It’ll be complicated, but, I can make myself available to sing the Star Trek theme ( my soprano solo will dazzle you all…).

129. P Technobabble - November 23, 2011

Hawaii — two birds with one stone: work and vacation at the same time.

130. Shaun - November 23, 2011

#128: “…the first Star Trek movie in history with a real chance at winning an Oscar for best picture.”

many critics thought the last one had a shot at being nominated. the writers guild finally rewarded a star trek film (’09) with a nomination, maybe the next go-around will see more honors.

131. Aurore - November 23, 2011

“many critics thought the last one had a shot at being nominated.”

I know.
But, wouldn’t it be great to actually be nominated…and…. win?…

:)

132. Aurore - November 23, 2011

” the writers guild finally rewarded a star trek film (’09) with a nomination,”

Was it really the first Star Trek film ( or, Star Trek “writing team”) to be rewarded in such a way?

133. I'm Just Sayin' - November 23, 2011

#121, Keachick, I agree with you totally!

134. Aurore - November 23, 2011

“maybe the next go-around will see more honors.”

Maybe.

135. Shaun - November 23, 2011

@132

yes, the first film. harlan ellison’s original draft for “the city on the edge of forever” won the television award way back in the day.

136. Aurore - November 23, 2011

“yes, the first film. harlan ellison’s original draft for “the city on the edge of forever” won the television award way back in the day.”

Thanks.

137. Shaun - November 23, 2011

you’re welcome.

138. Aashlee - November 23, 2011

Hawaii, eh?…I’ll be there in April. If they close down a location or attraction to tourists because of filming, I’ll make the supreme sacrifice and let them, LOL!

I’m hoping that I don’t see any Gorns or Kahn. I’d like something new!

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