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This weekend for the first time ever all five of Star Trek’s TV captains appeared together at a convention. William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula were at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con and we have the picture to prove it.


Five Star Trek TV Captains Together in Philly Today

For the first time together at one convention, the five captains from the five "Star Trek" television series appeared today at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Five Star Trek TV captains at Philadelphia Wizard World Comic-Con – June 3, 2012 – click to enlarge
(Tomlin Campbell photo for Wizard World)

From L to R, William Shatner (Kirk, Star Trek), Patrick Stewart (Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager) and Scott Bakula (Archer, Star Trek: Enterprise). It’s nice they got them to sit in chronological order of their respective TV series.



1. SherlockFangirl - June 3, 2012


2. Gary Neumann - June 3, 2012


3. darkwing - June 3, 2012

My friend went there and got a picture of him and Shatner!!! Now that’s what I consider vicarious living (for me that is :P )

4. Tristessa - June 3, 2012

Ya know…looking at them and thinking about how they’re each genuinely great actors, it makes you proud of everything each of them has done for Trek and the fans…

5. AJ - June 3, 2012

Dear CBS: Can you please make another “Star Trek” show now?

6. Mikey1091 - June 3, 2012

You know….this article would have been better if there was more than just the “they were there” line and…idk…a video covering the event? The shortness of the article and the lack of video made it that much more un-interesting. The only thing interesting was three photo. Still if anyone has video of this, please lets see it!!!

7. boborci - June 3, 2012

On an airplane with a glass of wine in my hand. Good time to try and trick me into revealing something.

8. Douglas - June 3, 2012

That’s one historic Star Trek photo to remember! It will be in every book analyzing Trek for years to come.

9. Amish Electrician - June 3, 2012

#7 Is Tom Hanks in the movie?

10. Swan - June 3, 2012

Avery Brooks is just smiling away knowing he was the best damn capt of the bunch!

11. sebastian - June 3, 2012

Bill is a chunky monkey

12. Markus - June 3, 2012

#7: Any thoughts about a Alien/Star Trek crossover? Kirk vs. the Alien Queen? Pretty please :)

13. Anthony Pascale - June 3, 2012

Uhoh Bob’s drunk….time to start asking questions

14. Ahmed - June 3, 2012


Good to have you here with us again, are you going to comic con this year & if yes, will we see something regarding Star Trek ?

15. boborci - June 3, 2012

7. No. And he wont be until he gets his JFK history straight!

16. jesustrek - June 3, 2012

#7 hey Bob one of them will be on the Movie ???

17. boborci - June 3, 2012

12. Actually a cool idea.

18. drapera - June 3, 2012


How about the new trek film title please sir…?

19. drapera - June 3, 2012


Ha Ha!

20. Vorta57 - June 3, 2012

Apparently only the Enterprise-D and DS9 had a gym….

21. Millie - June 3, 2012

#7 Do you have any idea when the first teaser trailer will be released?

22. boborci - June 3, 2012

14. Im actually on a plane headed back home after months in New Orleans. I will find out this week what the consensus is regarding comic-con. I truly have no idea what we might do there.

23. boborci - June 3, 2012

18. We are debating the title as we speak. U still have time to opine!

24. Nick Sterling - June 3, 2012

I have a question for Bob. Given your experience with both movies now, which was more difficult: Working on the first film and having to establish the characters or the sequel?

25. TBB - June 3, 2012

Could you tell us who the villan is…or at least who it sin’t…

26. BritBoy - June 3, 2012

Mr Orci Will we have an ‘Empire’ style cliff hanger at the end of the movie?? I suppose the younger kids would call it a ‘Dark Knight’ style cliff hanger. Either way I hope so. Did wonders for ‘Best of Both Worlds’, and helps to keep Trek in mainstream discussions while Trek III (XIII?) is made….

27. boborci - June 3, 2012

21. No exact date, but super soon!

28. VZX - June 3, 2012

I’m flying out to Key West soon. I have no point.

Anyway, Bob reminds me of my wife when she drinks.

29. boborci - June 3, 2012

24. Good question. The first movie came to us more efortlessly, but we also had the benefit of low expectations. The sequel was harder to get behind and figure out.

30. VZX - June 3, 2012

23: No title??

Ok, I opine to call it Star Trek 2. NOT II, but 2.

You guys already had it on the crew hats.

31. boborci - June 3, 2012

Vzx i like her already.

32. jesustrek - June 3, 2012

22 present the frist Teaser of STXII of curse ???

33. boborci - June 3, 2012

25. Sure. Harry Mudd is not the villain.

34. VZX - June 3, 2012

Bob, you think you screwed yourself about the sequel title with just calling the 09 movie just “Star Trek?”

35. Walter Kozlowski - June 3, 2012

Hey Boborci, do the Klingons have ridges?

36. VZX - June 3, 2012

I liked the simplicity of just “Star Trek”, but then you now almost HAVE to call it Star Trek 2. IMHO.

37. VZX - June 3, 2012

31. Creepy. That would kill the mood.

38. boborci - June 3, 2012

34. Hahaha! Maybe!

39. boborci - June 3, 2012

35. Yes.

40. jesustrek - June 3, 2012

hey Bob and Leonard Nimoy participates in the Movie ??? say Yes please

41. VZX - June 3, 2012

38. Hmmm. Fascinating. So it IS “Star Trek 2″. Now that the title is established….Klingon ridges? So that confirms that Klingons are in the film!

42. boborci - June 3, 2012

40. Not drunk enough to answer that. Flight attendend!

43. VZX - June 3, 2012

Wow, Bob really IS easy when he drinks. Just like my…

44. boborci - June 3, 2012

With a t

45. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

It hard to come to a title without knowing something about the plot, maybe if you tell us something about the plot beside the fact that there is a starship in the movie ;)

46. follettcraig - June 3, 2012

I really hope there is a big surprise in the movie that nobody saw coming either in casting or storyline.

47. Lindsaysf - June 3, 2012

Hey Bob, I would love to find out the process behind some of decisions about Spock’s appearance. For example, why not more green? Zach looks good in green. ;_0 OK, not sure about green skin though. Who would be the person to talk to about Spock’s makeup design?

48. VZX - June 3, 2012

Bob, did you have any input to the theme park in Spain?

49. boborci - June 3, 2012

41. They had ridges in the 09 version as evidenced by their helmets!

50. ATX1138 - June 3, 2012


Heard rumors that tonight’s Alamo Drafthouse screening of Wrath of Khan might have some nuggets relating to the new movie, a la April 2009. Any truth to this?

51. Lindsaysf - June 3, 2012

BTW Cabernet or Chardonnay?

52. boborci - June 3, 2012

So in our universe, they still have ridges, wether they are in the sequel or not;)

53. Nick Sterling - June 3, 2012

And regarding the title, I’d personally go with Star Trek: . Keep it short and sweet.

Oh, and you may want to avoid the mess that Enterprise encountered when they titled the show “Enterprise”. Non-fans didn’t get it and fans hated it.

My two cents. ;)

54. BritBoy - June 3, 2012

Mr Orci

As a long time Trek fan yourself, what do you think will be the most exciting thing about this movie for fellow long timers?

And will we get some epic space battles for the Big E? Love some eye candy.

55. Commodore Adams - June 3, 2012

Nice! I know Pine is still fresh and not big on conventions but would have been great to have him there as well.

P.s. Bobbyorci…They are just rumours but if Klingons are in the 2013 movie, kudos! Makes me that much more happy and excited. Lets get those ships cloaked!

……Don’t forget that we need to vaporize some people, oh and TMP theme…maybe for third movie?

56. boborci - June 3, 2012

45. True, but i know you are clever enough to suggest titles knowing nothing.

57. roger - June 3, 2012

Will the klingon ridges be elaborated upon at all, or is it just to make them more recognisable as klingons?

58. Nick Sterling - June 3, 2012

Oops, 53 should be Star Trek: “Short Title Here”. I used brackets and the were filtered out. =o

59. boborci - June 3, 2012

48. No, knew nothing about Spain, but i do have a hand in crazy similar thing that will be revealed soon.

60. follettcraig - June 3, 2012

Bob, how much time did you spend on the set during shooting?

61. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2012

18. drapera – “How about the new trek film title please sir…?”

23. boborci – “We are debating the title as we speak. U still have time to opine!”


No numericals, roman or otherwise


62. Chief Engineer - June 3, 2012

Bob does scotty have more to do in this movie?

63. VZX - June 3, 2012

Yeah, yeah. OK, we won’t tell JJ you spilled about Klingons.

Speaking of which, can you state whether or not Cumby is playing a human or alien? You were thinking about telling us that a few months ago…

64. boborci - June 3, 2012

51. Cab;)

65. Kirk< James T. - June 3, 2012

Great to see all the captains together. They all look great but I can’t believe how much they’ve all aged – I still remember them as the heroes from my childhood (apart from William Shatner) and it’s just a big wake up to reality to see how many years have past. It’s been a long time since even Enterprise ended. let alone TNG, DS9 and Voyager

@boborci, Really looking forward to the next year, gonna be a lot of cool things coming out as we get closer to the next Star Trek movie which I think should be called…………

“Star Trek: The Continuing Mission”

66. boborci - June 3, 2012

63. Lol!

67. boborci - June 3, 2012

62. You bet your a$$;)

68. Steve-o - June 3, 2012

If the Star Trek is bound for television after J.J. is finished with it would you have an interest in lending your talents to it’s production or do you think
after these films wrap up for good you will have had enough?

69. VZX - June 3, 2012

Similar thing revealed soon? Y’know, I’m bummed that I can never take my kids to ST Experience in Las Vegas.

“similar thing”….I’m stoked for that!

70. Khan was Framed! - June 3, 2012

Does Avery Brooks know this won’t count towards his “community service”?

Then again, I doubt he knows he was in Star Trek or a court room.

in any case, it was nice of the photographer to airbrush the piano he’s attached to out of the shot.

71. boborci - June 3, 2012

60. Much less then i would’ve liked. That crew knew what they were doing after already having done 09.

72. boborci - June 3, 2012

68. Can never get enough Trek.

73. Punkspocker - June 3, 2012

Bob, will there be any details of a new Vulcan colony?

74. Chief Engineer - June 3, 2012

67. Is that why Simon Pegg always looks so happy?

75. VZX - June 3, 2012

65: I like that title: “Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.”

76. boborci - June 3, 2012

74. Yup.

77. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2012

Very tempted to go to London Star Trek con, where the Captains will be appearing.

Looks like everyone had a wonderful, if wet, time there today — celebrating the Jubilee.

78. jesustrek - June 3, 2012

42 Hehehe, ok I’ll take as a hint

79. Chief Engineer - June 3, 2012

76. Just to push mu luck… Does he sit in ‘the’ chair?

80. Walter Kozlowski - June 3, 2012

What part does Captain Terrell play?

81. RoobyDoo - June 3, 2012

Title suggestion: Catch Me If You’re Khan.

82. VZX - June 3, 2012

Bob, will the Trek sequel be the “dark” chapter of the trilogy?

Similar to how Empire Strikes Back or Dark Knight or even Star Trek III were the parts of a trilogy where something drastic happened and put our heroes in dark spot.

83. zillabeast - June 3, 2012

Hey boborci! What’s your airline of preference? They treating you good?

84. BritBoy - June 3, 2012


Thats my hope. Some drama that carries over into the next movie that leaves the audience guessing and debating. Worked great for Jedi, and the expectations for up coming Bat movie are fever pitch. Mind you the destruction of Vulcan was pretty dam dramatic too!

85. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

For the title, how about :

Star Trek: Ascension or Star Trek: Redemption

86. boborci - June 3, 2012

82. Difficult to answer in that 09 shiwed destruction of Vulcan and Spocks mother, yet not exactly considered dark.

87. JJ-R - June 3, 2012

Bob, now the groundwork has been laid for the new universe, is the new film more politically and socially relevant than the first? I know JJ said he wanted to do this way back before the script was written.

Did that pan out? As much as I’m looking forward to another big adventure, I’d love for the new film to resonate and tackle big issues as the best Trek does.

88. boborci - June 3, 2012

83. New Orleans has been all about DELTA. No complaints,

89. JJ-R - June 3, 2012

Oh, and how’s that animated series idea coming along. ;)

90. Sunfell - June 3, 2012

Hey, Bob- how many wicked little hints about the movie are already hiding in the comic book series? I’m really enjoying it- the art and writing are top-notch. Loved the Vulcan two-parter.

91. boborci - June 3, 2012

87. I think it will be more obviously relevant, though i still feel the 09 version was quite relevant with echoes of 911 and Bush vs Obama.

92. boborci - June 3, 2012

89. Could happen.

93. VZX - June 3, 2012

86. Good point, but ST09 is the hero’s journey, Joe Campbell-esque, establishing of characters and set-up. Even Star Wars had the death of Obi Wan and Alderaan, but Empire is considered the darker one.

I guess I am asking if you are setting up your movie as the second chapter of a trilogy.

94. boborci - June 3, 2012

90. More than a few.

95. Sunfell - June 3, 2012

Also, I wish they’d come up with a formal title for the new movie. Or would that be a spoiler?


96. BritBoy - June 3, 2012


Perhaps for the ‘dark’ themes to be left prominently in our minds after the movie, it should end with ‘what happens next?’ scenario? The end of Trek 09 was a happy and exciting one, warping off for new adventures. Even Spock had a slight smile as he raised a brow

97. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

Any update on a Trek Animated project? Or the PS3 game?

98. boborci - June 3, 2012

93. It certainly coukd end up as a second chapter, but we like to make sure that you get your money’s worth with each movie. The story must stand alone, in our humble opinion.

99. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

Oops, just saw your reply on the animated project, that’s great hope it does!

100. boborci - June 3, 2012

97. Will have updates on game asap.

101. SFC3 - June 3, 2012

What are the improvements to the Enterprise herself? (not interior, exterior i.e; Nacelles, etc)

102. Spike - June 3, 2012

Is there any movement on a TV show? Star Trek tv show I mean.

103. VZX - June 3, 2012

Stoked for the animated series! I hope it’s about Kirk and co., and not some new crew.

104. Anthony Pascale - June 3, 2012

I believe you and I will be chatting about the game at E3 on Wednesday Bob. Warning…I just might ask a question not about the game

105. VZX - June 3, 2012

98: Got it, so not a trilogy. That’s cool.

106. Pop Culture Zoo - June 3, 2012

Mr. Orci,

Will this new film continue to explore the rmaifications of the destruction of Vulcan or is that being saved for the comics/another sequel?

BTW, saw the local press screening of People Like Us. LOVE the film!

107. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

Oh, and a vote for other Trek generations in the animated project, possibly an anthology? Also a vote for Boldly Go for a subtitle is nothing else is more appropriate.

Question, can you share an homage to TOS that may have been included in the film?

108. Pop Culture Zoo - June 3, 2012

Wow, bad spelling on my part. And YOU are the one drinking. Maybe that made it actually look like it was spelled correctly to you! LOL

109. Stephan - June 3, 2012


I always like movie titles most which are not so obvious. I prefer titles where you are asking yourself what it means and you only get it when you see the movie. Sometimes a good title is a wordplay or has multiple meanings. In the world of Star Trek, I like the title “The Undiscovered Country” more than “The Search for Spock”.


110. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

100 & 104, great looking forward to it, thanks so much and thanks for all your work with Trek. As a former Paramount guy, I am a big fan of your work.

111. VZX - June 3, 2012

Bob, how’s the science in the sequel? Do you think it will be as questioned as ST09?

112. boborci - June 3, 2012

106. Thanks for kind words on People Like Us.

113. JJ-R - June 3, 2012

Are you just looking to TOS for your world-building, or to the 24th century shows and Enterprise too? There’s obviously no obligation to do so and original stories are the way to go, but the references to Cardassians, Archer, etc, in the first film were fun and heartening. I’d love for the new film to continue tipping its hat to all prior Trek eras, or perhaps do more than that.

114. boborci - June 3, 2012

111. No, because time travel invites a different level of scrutiny.

115. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

Is the villain a new character, like Nero, or someone that we met before but in a different form ?

116. boborci - June 3, 2012

110. Thanks “comrade!”

117. Sunfell - June 3, 2012

Where’s your favorite place to eat in NOLA? (I know- I probably just asked the Impossible Question, as New Orleans is truly a food-town!)

118. VZX - June 3, 2012

115: good question. sneaky.

119. Walter Kozlowski - June 3, 2012

Why did grace Park leave 5-O?

120. Seb - June 3, 2012

Bob, do u have any ideas for Star Trek 3 ?

121. boborci - June 3, 2012

117. August.

122. VZX - June 3, 2012

114. Ok, just watch your astrophysics faux pas, si’l vous plait.

The whole “supernova threatens entire galaxy” thing still bugs me, I have to skip that part when I watch the bluray.

123. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

@109. Stephan – June 3, 2012


I always like movie titles most which are not so obvious. I prefer titles where you are asking yourself what it means and you only get it when you see the movie. Sometimes a good title is a wordplay or has multiple meanings. In the world of Star Trek, I like the title “The Undiscovered Country” more than “The Search for Spock”.


I will second that, I like the title to be a bit mysterious & not so obvious. “The Undiscovered Country” is a perfect example.

124. Sherlock - June 3, 2012

Will we see inside of new ships, and different captains this go around?

125. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2012

107. rm10019 – “Also a vote for Boldly Go for a subtitle is nothing else is more appropriate.”

Cheers! You see… they say Star Trek 2, without actually saying two. ;)

—–   STAR TREK   —–
T O    B O L D L Y G O

126. boborci - June 3, 2012

113. Cant unsee what i have seen of all the shows, but we are mindful of being within the technological means of our world.

127. Blake Powers - June 3, 2012

Do we get to experience the Enterprise as “home” in this one? Last movie I didn’t really get to bond with the ship like I’d like to..

Also, did Star Trek give you any ideas for cool things you’d want to do for ender’s game (or vice versa) I always thought zero G combat would be sweet in trek.

128. boborci - June 3, 2012

120. No, so good time to weigh in;)

129. VZX - June 3, 2012

I got a really geeky question (not that mine weren’t already), but you ever think of Sisko’s Creole Kitchen while in New Orleans? As a big DS9 fan, I do when I go.

130. Spock Grokker - June 3, 2012

Hi Bob!
First, order another glass of wine…

Then tell us, what will happen with Spock and Uhura this time around? Still going strong? Or will Spock feel he needs to help, um, help repopulate the Vulcans?

131. boborci - June 3, 2012

127. Good question. Yeah, you get a great sense of Big E this time. See Damon’s comments about how grand the set is this time.

132. boborci - June 3, 2012

130. Another goid question which was debated!

133. VZX - June 3, 2012

125: No, bad idea. The grammar police would hate to see a split infinitive in movie title.

134. Nony - June 3, 2012

I love how Patrick Stewart looks the same, always has looked the same and always will look the same…

Boborci! Nice of you to pop by. Hmm, questions… McCoy actually *in* this movie, and is he awesome? Mr. Urban’s been awfully camera-shy and was the only one who never turned up in *any* pap/leaked photos, I’ve been a bit worried… Also, what kind of wine are you drinking?

135. Basement Blogger - June 3, 2012

@ 104

I’ve been playing a lot of Mass Effect 3 and for an action game rpg, it’s very deep. A lot to chew about. Many questions Moral decisions. Is synthetic life sentient?

I hope Star Trek matches Mass Effect. I understand that the Star Trek game will have plenty of action. But I hope it’s also smart. I believe that video games are art. Plus, I understand that J.J. is a video game fan. Got to please the boss.

136. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

Did you revisit TOS and watch any again prior to sitting down and fleshing this treatment/script?

137. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2012

T O B O L D L Y   G O

ignore this… having trouble getting the spacing right! :)

138. Seb - June 3, 2012

128. i’d love to see something with mutated killer tribbles. i think people would dig that.

139. Eric Cheung - June 3, 2012

Is there a reason why there has to be a personified villain in the movie at all, given that the TV shows, especially TOS, tended less toward that than deriving the obstacle from sci-fi, metaphysical, sociopolitical, or psychological concepts?

I think a fun movie for general audiences could still be made that avoids a baddie, like a story somewhere between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV. Heck, the comic books based in your universe offer a possible template, as long as they were original stories and not twists on TOS episodes.

140. Anthony Pascale - June 3, 2012

3rd Star Trek idea

One morning Captain James T. Kirk awoke to discover he had been transformed into a giant cockroach!

…Nah, too good

141. Sherlock - June 3, 2012

Will there be any easter egg type items in this one, like the “tribble” and “Archer’s Beagle” in the last one

142. JJ-R - June 3, 2012

As for the title, I vote for no numerals, and no single-noun cliches like Redemption or Salvation or Destiny (as good as that book series was…). Something allusive and a bit weird would be great – much more enticing. As has been said, The Undiscovered Country is the ideal precedent to follow.

143. boborci - June 3, 2012

134. Bones LIVES!

144. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

133 That whole split infinitive thing is old grammar rules thing that have gone the way of the dodo.

145. boborci - June 3, 2012

136. Watched all of TOS again before setting course.

146. VZX - June 3, 2012

144. I guess.

BTW: “Boldly Go” was the tagline for Star Trek: Generations.

147. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2012

133. VZX – “No, bad idea. The grammar police would hate to see a split infinitive in movie title.”

Can I get that To Go… Boldly? :)

I’m giving up on the spacing issues in my posting. Everytime I try to fix it, another unintended space between the letters closes up.

148. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

In Star Trek (2009), I loved that scene where Captain Pike tell Kirk, “I dare you to do better”

I hope that we will see similar character moments in the sequel.

149. Jonboc - June 3, 2012

Star Trek: The Perilous Engagement
Star Trek: Dangerous Space
Star Trek: Risk Takers
Star Trek: Action Engaged!
Trek: The Abbreviation Experiment

…Bob, feel free to use any of the above with my blessings, though I really hope you don’t! lol

150. Walter Kozlowski - June 3, 2012

Bob will we have a recognisable voice for the Star-Fleet computers?

151. Jake - June 3, 2012

How about…

The Wrath and Insurrection of the Final Generational Search for the First Undiscovered Nemesis, The Motion Picture


152. VZX - June 3, 2012

145: That rocks. Really, that’s the kind of stuff that resonates with me, when film-makers take the time to really get into the source material.

153. jesustrek - June 3, 2012

Hey bob…the 5 captains here apart from kirk(Shatner) which you would like to see on film furute ???

154. VZX - June 3, 2012

150: Yeah! What he said! I’m hoping for Nichelle Nichols, but would settle for Marina Sirtis.

155. boborci - June 3, 2012

148. Thank you! Hope you will like!

156. Nony - June 3, 2012

143. Woo! Thanks, Bob!

149. I like the last one. XD

Or you could always go with one of those super-vague mystery titles, like ‘The Happening’. “STAR TREK: OCCURRENCE.”

157. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

145 Bob, that is impressive really, what did you take away from the shows this time through? Does that include ST II ;)

158. Blake Powers - June 3, 2012


do you watch any of the happenings going on with (spacex, nasa)? Do you ever feel “maybe this could motivate future explorers”? (at least in retrospect, i’m sure your main goal is to make a great product)

159. boborci - June 3, 2012

157. Yeah, watched TOS movies, too. I took away a better sense of tne and where our heroes are supposed to be like once they mature out of 09.

160. Sunfell - June 3, 2012

OK, buzz test! Can you say “Tchoupitoulas”? If you still can’t, you need more wine, Bob! :-)

161. boborci - June 3, 2012

Better sense of “TONE”

162. Ahmed - June 3, 2012


I’m curious about your other project, “Secret Cabinet”. Can you tell us something about it.

163. Jake - June 3, 2012

Bob, have you thought of looking at the titles of all the past Star Trek series? Several titles have been used more than once, successfully and for good reason; Some are worthy film titles. There are over half a thousand episode titles that could be used.

164. boborci - June 3, 2012

158. I met Elon Musk who advised me for Ender’s Game!

165. Blake Powers - June 3, 2012

As “bad” as STV was I always thought it gave the best representations of who the characters actually were. #tone

166. Lindsaysf - June 3, 2012

Hmm, sounding like Bob isn’t the only one sipping wine. I’m gonna get me some too! Cheers y’all.

167. Jake - June 3, 2012

Over seven hundred, I just looked it up.

168. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

That is so interesting, that’s great that you have an eye on the characters growth and continuity.

Any great new props or ‘action figure’ possibilities other than Spock in Volcano Suit ;) Is the new phaser rifle in the movie?

169. boborci - June 3, 2012

Plane now going itno initial descent. Thanks, guys and gals, for keeping me company. Folks on this site are the best, starting with you, Anthony. Never want to dissapoint any of you. We’ll chat again soon!


170. Stephan - June 3, 2012

Bob, I know it is still a year away, but could it be that you come to Berlin to the premiere in Germany? Maybe, we could meet in person. ;-)


171. Erik Parrent - June 3, 2012

Bob –

I know it’s highly unlikely, but just as a fan, how would you like to get those 5 in the picture together for one giant Star Trek crossover?

172. VZX - June 3, 2012

Whoa…Elon Musk???? Did you ask him about his ultracapacitor reseaarch? I just did some research on that for a grad class. I didn’t know he was a movie advisor, although he was the inspiration for RDJ’s Tony Stark.

173. Sunfell - June 3, 2012

Thanks for hanging out with us, Bob! It’s a real privilege to rub digital elbows with you.

174. VZX - June 3, 2012

Thanks, Bob! Good Journey!

175. Lindsaysf - June 3, 2012

Cheers again! Hey Bob, strikes me that Quinto & Cumberbatch could have a fire and ice dynamic. Could you exploit that kind of thing when polishing the script?

176. Ahmed - June 3, 2012

Thanks Bob

177. Walter Kozlowski - June 3, 2012

Great fun Bob , thanks

178. Lindsaysf - June 3, 2012

Thanks Bob. Smooth landing!

179. VZX - June 3, 2012

So, here’s my score-card for Bob’s “reveals”:

–Klingons are in the sequel
–title not established yet, but is hampered by 09’s simple “Star Trek”
–Cumby is NOT playing Harry Mudd
— Animated Trek Series much closer to a reality
–News on new video game coming Wednesday (@ E3)
–“similar thing” to Trek theme park will be revealed soon
–Characters have matured
–Spock’s and uhura’s relationship has not been forgotten
–This movie is more stand-alone story, not really serialized into a trilogy.
–Bob is easy when he’s drunk
–More Scotty and Bones

Did I miss anything?

180. Jonboc - June 3, 2012

Well….don’t think he revealed Klingons were in the sequel, just verified that Klingons have ridges, as evidenced by the helmets from the first film. But I bet there in there somewhere.

And no Harry Mudd….bummer!

181. VZX - June 3, 2012

Re: titles.

I don’t think that they should use a title with a word or phrase after “Star Trek” since that’s been done with the TNG movies. To differentiate it from TNG it should be different.

Bob: will the words “Star Trek” definitely be in the title?

I know that Tony Pascale feels it shouldn’t have to be. (I disagree).

182. VZX - June 3, 2012

Correction: Klingons have ridges in the JJ universe, but are probably in the sequel.

183. VZX - June 3, 2012

Crap, my posts got mixed up. Sorry for the confusion.

184. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2012

#21. Millie: #7 Do you have any idea when the first teaser trailer will be released?

#27. boborci: 21. No exact date, but super soon!

WOW… this made me happy… hmmmm… SOON???… Oh my… I hope… LOL

;-) :-)

185. Cygnus-X1 - June 3, 2012

I’ve just watched the 4th Season of Enterprise on Netflix, and I have to say that it was actually pretty good. Not as good as the best seasons of TNG, but more enjoyable, thought-provoking and compelling than the 7th Season of TNG, which I found to be a drag.

It’s too bad that Enterprise wasn’t given a 5th Season, but I suppose after the first two disappointing seasons, combined with the general feeling of Trek overkill of that time, the damage was too much to recover from. If the first season of Enterprise had been as good as the 4th season, and the show had maintained that level of quality, it definitely would have run the full 7 seasons. But hats off to Blakula and the rest of the cast. They were all pros and can’t be blamed for the failure of Enterprise. If only they’d been given better scripts early on…

186. Craiger - June 3, 2012

Bob – I got a good idea for a movie reboot for you to do. Have you ever seen The Final Countdown with Kirk Douglas? About the Nimitz going back into time to try and prevent Pearl Habor

187. VZX - June 3, 2012

185: I agree. Enterprise was canceled right when it got good. The good news of that show’s demise was that it led to JJ’s Trek09. If Enterprise had not been canceled but finished it’s 7-year-run, I doubt Trek09 would exist.

188. CaptainDonovin - June 3, 2012

Thanks to everyone for keeping Bob from playing Words w/ friends, wouldn’t want him to have had an Alec Baldwin moment would we? ;)

189. Indranee - June 3, 2012

Nice to see them all together :)

190. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2012

I wonder if “super soon” means next year’s Super Bowl?

191. MJ - June 3, 2012

Too bad Pine couldn’t have made it — that would have made this truly historic!

Imagine if they could get all the Captains together someday — wow!!!

192. VZX - June 3, 2012

Well, this was cool. Now, I got to get back to grading IB tests. 300 more to go…

193. drum-van - June 3, 2012

anthony, since bob said they were in the process of discussing titles for the movie, maybe you should start a separate thread for people to put out some title ideas. it would be a lot easier for team j.j. to scroll thru one dedicated thread of ideas. who knows maybe one of us would actually come up with the eventual title. how cool would that be!

194. NCM - June 3, 2012

@27. boborci – June 3, 2012

“No exact date, but super soon!”

I think this has to mean we’ll see a summer trailer, and likely before August! Although, they’ll have to have a title, first.

Thanks for coming out to play, boborci.

195. rm10019 - June 3, 2012

Thanks Bob, always a pleasure!

196. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2012


Agreed! This convention might’ve marked a first, but it wasn’t really historic. Gotta have Chris Pine there to do that.


Yeah, I’ve predicted late summer/early fall, but these guys procrastinate so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if the trailer doesn’t get shown until next year’s Super Bowl.

197. MJ - June 3, 2012

@194 “I wouldn’t be surprised if the trailer doesn’t get shown until next year’s Super Bowl.”

Yea. You can bet this teaser thing is going to be some inconsequential thing like showing Scotty operating a transformer.

198. MJ - June 3, 2012

whoops, “transporter” LOL No Michael Bay please….

199. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2012


“Yea. You can bet this teaser thing is going to be some inconsequential thing like showing Scotty operating a transformer.”

Yeah, Scotty screws up, gets fired from Starfleet, and has to fix downed power lines and telephone poles for a living!

200. MFrazi - June 3, 2012

185 Thank you for the thoughts on Enterprise. So much more could, and should, have been done. The actors were magnificent with what they were given. I see no reason why it couldn’t be brought back and given the time it so richly deserved.

I thought Bob was pretty revealing, given the circumstances. No where else but Trek do you find conversations like this!! Guess we’ll just have to wait for the things we want. One thing is certain, it’s always worth it.

201. Basement Blogger - June 3, 2012

Lest we forget. TrekMovie posted a picture of all five TV Star Trek captains, together at one convention. Fantastic stuff.

202. Anthony Thompson - June 3, 2012

Shatner is looking rather puffy.

203. NCM - June 3, 2012

@201: Ah, yes. Thanks for the reminder: looking splendid, one and all (but esp. Brooks and Stewart!)–Actually, Shat. looks distorted, but that’s in part due to his closer to the camera position (either that, or they gave him an extra wide chair:)

204. MJ - June 3, 2012

@202. You would think by now, with all of his gigs and marketing himself, that he would be the perfect choice for either a Jenny Craig program with commercials (like Kristie Alley did), or perhaps even headline a celebrity edition of The Biggest Loser? I mean, he’s marketed himself in every other way possible, so why not cash in on that extra 120+ pounds? Seriously, I am not joking or trying to slam Shat here — other overweight celebrities have done this successfully, and both got healthier and made money in the process.

205. CarlG - June 3, 2012

I swear to God, Patrick Stewart has a portrait getting older in his attic or something.

206. Adam C - June 3, 2012

missing a captain :( wheres chris pine

207. MJ - June 3, 2012

@206 “missing a captain :( wheres chris pine”


208. Anthony Thompson - June 3, 2012

204. MJ

Good point!

209. Vultan - June 3, 2012

Pine’s not a TV captain.
But I’m sure they’d be happy to have him.

210. Andy Patterson - June 3, 2012

202. Anthony Thompson – June 3, 2012
Shatner is looking rather puffy.

He did say he’d spent the time sampling each Philly
-cheese steak establishment in the area.

211. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2012

Mulgrew has sure gotten old.


Are you serious?

212. Simon - June 3, 2012

Judging by the picture William Shatner *ate* Chris Pine!

213. MJ - June 3, 2012

Health-wise, if you are 81 years old and 300 pounds or so, and have the work and travel schedule that Shat has…well, the poor guy is probably a ticking time bomb health-wise. He really should both slow down a bit and lose some weight…it just doesn’t seem smart to me…his family might want to intervene at some point. Just saying…

214. David - June 3, 2012


Just one simple question for you: I know you can’t give details about the film away but in the most general terms, will there be much emphasis on space exploration this time or will it mainly be about conflict between Kirk’s crew and the villain?

I would love more of an emphasis on exploration of new worlds as this has never really featured in any of the Trek films. The fact you are filming in Iceland whets my appetite for that kind of thing.

215. jorDe' Klingon Warrior - June 3, 2012

Klingon Warriors ARE in the new movie!!

216. Harcourt F. Mudd - June 3, 2012

Here are my Star Trek titles. Bob, you have my permission to use them.

Star Trek: Puddings With Glazed Cherries
Star Trek: PHWAORRRRR (you may want to keep this for the fourth film.)
Star Trek: Prunes Of Doom
Star Trek: Pizza Delivery
Star Trek: Lobster’s Cries
Star Trek: Spluttering Thrusters
Star Trek: Wind In My Bloomers
Star Trek: Baby Steps To Space
Star Trek: Salty
Star Trek: Clam Assassin
Star Trek: The Corderoy Maneuver
Star Trek: A Naughty Gesture
Star Trek: Twinkling Star Dust
Star Trek: Liberace’s Missing Piano Key
Star Trek: Unfamiliar Leather
Star Trek: You Only Smell Twice
Star Trek: Exploding Racoon Dogs Ahoy
Star Trek: No Whales Please, We’re British
Star Trek: The Tailored Jacket Of Xanadu
Star Trek: The Peach
Star Trek: The Man Who Would Be Pot Noodles
Star Trek: Yo, Captain!!!
Star Trek: Hi-Definition Monograph
Star Trek: Piña Coladas Of The Cobalt Kind
Star Trek: Space Sores
Star Trek: Cosmic Jamming Hyper Boogie
Star Trek: The Last Band Stand
Star Trek: Turbulent Astral Honey
Star Trek: We’re All Wearing Polka Dot Dresses… And Loving It!
Star Trek: Planet Of The Dancing Dogs
Star Trek: Whizzer
Star Trek: The Good Ship Lolly Pop
Star Trek: Awesome Fairy Lights

217. Harcourt F. Mudd - June 3, 2012

Star Trek: Chimes Of A Chimney Sweep
Star Trek: With Eyes Like These, Who Needs Ears

I have so many more. Do feel free to pilfer any of the above.

My sincere pleasure to lift the insurmountable task of finding a title for the film from your shoulders. Live long and foster!

218. spooky - June 4, 2012

Lol… how about these.

Star Trek: The Beef Stew Generation
Star Trek: Tribbles Pride Parade
Star Trek: Gornography
Star Trek: Bootleggers on Trial
Star Trek: The Last of the Michigans
Star Trek: Tholians Are Shiny
Star Trek: Klingons Again?!
Star Trek: The Horney Ones
Star Trek: Who Mourns For Potatoes
Star Trek: The World is Hollow for I have Touched Myself
Star Trek: 2012: The Year We Make Pancakes
Star Trek: Eleventeen
Star Trek: Crystalline… internal Nebula… rocks growing everywhere
Star Trek: Rock Lobster
Star Trek: The Human/Vulcan Sex Oddyssey
Star Trek: Kirk’s Creepy Eyes
Star Trek: Sherlock Holmes in Space
Star Trek: My Laptop has a virus

219. Harcourt F. Mudd - June 4, 2012

Spooky, an admirable collection, indeed. But, try topping this one:


If Abrams, Orci and all the other celluloid fiddlers don’t go for that one, well… I’ll just eat my underpants with a healthy dollop of mustard!

220. Harcourt F. Mudd - June 4, 2012

Star Trek: The Complicated Hamburger Flip-Flops

221. Andy Patterson - June 4, 2012

211. Red Dead Ryan – June 3, 2012
Mulgrew has sure gotten old.


Are you serious?

Well his twitter account reported that. Joking or not.

222. MC1 Doug - June 4, 2012

I vote for the following for the movie title: “Star Trek II B (or not II B).”

223. MC1 Doug - June 4, 2012

Or this: “Star Trek: I Khan Go For That”

I’ll bet Darryl Hall & John Oates are available to perform the theme song. ;-)


#114: “No, because time travel invites a different level of scrutiny.”

Bob, time travel had nothing to do with the lapses in science that (elder) Spock could see the destruction of Vulcan from Delta Vega, a planet established in TOS to be near the galactic rim.

or that the engineering deck looks like a brewery.

224. MC1 Doug - June 4, 2012

“Shatner is looking rather puffy.” and other similar comments…

Stating the obvious is mean-spirited, if you ask me.

I think they ALL look mighty awesome!!!

225. Danpaine - June 4, 2012

They all look great, I think.

226. THX-1138 - June 4, 2012

Shatner is 80. He can look any way he damn well pleases.

Just started watching season 1 of DS9. Avery Brooks’ characterization of Sisko is kind of odd. Sort of “uneven” with a lot of quizzical looks on his face. I wonder if that is what he was going for or if he really felt like he was dropped out of the sky (much like his character) into a massively unknown quantity like Star Trek. I seem to recall him having a better grip on the role as the series went on.

227. No Khan - June 4, 2012

I was there. Avery Brooks did not seem to enjoy the question & Answer panel. Seemed very bored.

228. No Khan - June 4, 2012

As for the title its needs something other than 2 its getting confusing trying to keep track, when everything’s labeled the same. This new timeline needs its own identity & tagline.

229. Son of Sarek - June 4, 2012

Here are my photos and video from this monumental event!

Photos –

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230. Mikey1091 - June 4, 2012

229 posts later and there’s finally a vid uploaded of the event. YAY!

231. MJ - June 6, 2012

Love the server reboot — the posts from my “stalker” are gone forever! :-) Buy another round for the IT department — well done guys/gals!

232. Montreal_Paul - June 6, 2012

I am quite amazed at the way some people in here are so ill-willed and negative for no reason. What’s with all the hate? Issues obviously. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.