Cumbervoiced Version of ‘Message From Harrison’ Online + New Harrison Image + HD Enterprise Bridge | TrekMovie.com
jump to navigation

Cumbervoiced Version of ‘Message From Harrison’ Online + New Harrison Image + HD Enterprise Bridge April 19, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

Yesterday TrekMovie reported on the new International "Message From John Harrison" viral video. The English version (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) is now available. You can watch that below and also check out a new Star Trek Into Darkness image of Harrison and tour hi-res images of the bridge of the USS Enterprise. [UPDATED: Country-lock free version of 'Message' video]

 

Harrison’s message about Kirk now in English

Yahoo Australia had the English version of the first "Message From John Harrison" video as an exclusive (and country locked) but Paramount Int’l have now released the Australian version to the rest of us.

Harrison also has messages about Spock and Uhura coming up soon.

New Harrison Image

A new image of John Harrison has been released by Paramount. (partially seen before from a scan from Entertainment Weekly).


John Harrison riding a floating barge in Star Trek Into Darkness

 HD images from Enterprise bridge

While not directly linked to Into Darkness, io9 has some high resolution images of the bridge of the USS Enterprise took during produciton of the 2009 Star Trek movie. They are part of io9′s Star Trek app mission. Check out the high res shots to tour the bridge.


Check out the bridge at io9

 

 

 

Comments

1. cpelc - April 19, 2013

So this makes it seem like Harrison knows who Kirk is, and it’s not just the explosion in London which makes their paths cross.

2. Gabriel Bell - April 19, 2013

Anthony… get some rest, man! You are on fire! Four weeks to go!

3. David - April 19, 2013

Nope. Still can’t watch this in the UK.

Oh well. I can take solace in the fact that i’ll see it on May 9th – before the US.

>:)

p.s. It’s Not Khan.

4. Jamie (Scotland) - April 19, 2013

In English, by an English actor but not available in Britain! I hate these restrictions!

5. Gary Seven - April 19, 2013

Star Trek: Into Dumbness.
And Darkness.
Star Trek was once about intelligence and human enlightenment. It has become both dark and dumb. Something wonderful and special has been lost.

6. T'Cal - April 19, 2013

There…are…four…weeks!

7. The Professor - April 19, 2013

Can’t wait. #7 that is pretty good for me.

8. Classy M - April 19, 2013

Excellent! I’m loving all the new stuff coming out now.

BTW, Benedict will be on the Graham Norton show on May 3rd. For the uninitiated, GN is the UK’s Johnny Carson and his show is hugely popular. The show will be recorded on the morning of the 2nd and aired the next day. As you know, the UK premiere of STiD will be on the 2nd as well so it’ll be a busy day for The Batch.

9. Classy M - April 19, 2013

Forgot to mention Kim Cattrall will be on the Graham Norton the same time as Benedict so there will undoubtedly be a lot of Trek conversation.

10. Pickards monkey - April 19, 2013

I hate with passion the JJ bridge. It’s like some kids toy.

11. CmdrR - April 19, 2013

Nice bridge. Where’s the blackjack table?

12. LizardGirl - April 19, 2013

Could John Harrison be from the future? How does he know that Kirk will be a hero and a legend?

13. Moriarty - April 19, 2013

Yeah, restrictions are stupid: Tell us Germans about it.

14. Jamie (Scotland) - April 19, 2013

Becoming addicted to Benedict…. Benedicted!!! Sure there is a CumberPATCH! for that!!

15. Sherlock - April 19, 2013

@10

With my last breath I spit at thee, new Star Trek!

16. Mfrazi - April 19, 2013

Note to self, do not read Into Darkness threads on or after May 9th.

17. Superman - April 19, 2013

#8: No offense, but there was only one Johnny Carson, and there are no “other” versions of him that could possibly come close to the real deal.

The art of the talk show died with him…

18. Anthony Pascale - April 19, 2013

sorry working on region free version…stand by for new upload in a few minutes

19. Stephan Mittelstrass (from East Sussex) - April 19, 2013

@ #3

`same here, mate!

Bo*****s! The Trekker`s who are actually in the country of the brilliant actor who portrays the villain in the new “Star Trek” Movi,e can`t watch his character`s “message”!

-> Darn!

20. Aix - April 19, 2013

I have watched this too many times yesterday and by now it just appears that Harrison is doing a b*tchy video-blog about the main characters. Along the lines of…

“Dear Diary, Kirk sucks. He is so dumb. Yellow is not his color. Also, he has a pointy-eared bastard for a friend. Pathetic.”

But it’s fun! And I am really looking forward to the Spock and Uhura vids.

21. Classy M - April 19, 2013

@17 – No offense at all. I was trying to put GN into context for Americans who may not know him, not make a qualitative comparison.

As a European, I actually prefer Norton, but that doesn’t mean I can’t recognise the quality of Carson. To each his own.

22. TUP - April 19, 2013

Something I thought of while listening to him refer to Kirk as “heir to legend”, is he referring to his father (who was not a “legend” until maybe when he sacrificed himself to save many of his crew) or the “Captain Kirk Legend”?

If its the Captain Kirk Legend, does he have knowledge of who Kirk was to become in the future?

23. Sherlock - April 19, 2013

@ 22

so you think Cumberbatch knows all about the prime universe?

I’d go with Kirk’s father. In times of despair, people need heroes.

24. Sherlock - April 19, 2013

@16

Don’t worry.
I say people here do everything they can to delete real spoilers.

25. Gary 8.5 - April 19, 2013

6. That may be, but, THERE ARE ONLY FOUR LIGHTS!:)

26. Morn - April 19, 2013

That bridge still looks like a hair salon…

27. Malik - April 19, 2013

Khaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28. eun - April 19, 2013

that photo is irritatingly not color-graded yet or something. looks cheap.

29. Steve Johnson - April 19, 2013

I’d wager Harrison, being an undercover operative or some high ranking super agent guy probably had access to the star fleet tactical database, among other high level deposits of intelligence. So it’s no doubt in my head he could have information about who Kirk is “meant” to be via the Nero incident/destruction of Vulcan/Spock’s testimony.

30. Punkspocker - April 19, 2013

I love Graham Norton, he’s on BBC America. Someone had better post that interview immediately! As I understand, the Batch hasn’t ever been on his show! This is shocking. I really hope GN is a tease, I’m curious about BC’s sense of humor.

31. Curious Cadet - April 19, 2013

@23. Sherlock,
“so you think Cumberbatch knows all about the prime universe?”

That’s actually a really interesting idea.

We know Nero had a database with this information on it. We know the Klingons had his ship for 25 years. We know Harrison has something to do with the Klingons.

Prime Spock (Nimoy) will be in this movie, and what better reason than to impart some of this information to Kirk. Who better to tell Kirk how badly he’s screwing up. And perhaps be overheard by Harrison.

32. Son of Jello - April 19, 2013

The console controles look like they are made out of candy. :)

33. TrinaInUS - April 19, 2013

It’s definitely ‘heir to legend,’ and IMO that’s a reference to Kirk’s father.

@14 It’s ‘Benaddicted.” Or, for variety, “Cumberbatched.” ;)

34. Rastaman - April 19, 2013

“Heir to a legend”

Maybe he’s referring to Captain Robert April? Would explain the comics. April and Harrison must have some connection. Right?

35. JohnRambo - April 19, 2013

@5. Gary Seven 

“Star Trek was once about intelligence and human enlightenment. It has become both dark and dumb. Something wonderful and special has been lost”

You are an ignorant person, not a Star Trek Fan. go away!

@15. Sherlock 

“With my last breath I spit at thee, new Star Trek!”

Try it! Star Trek is so big and better than ever now, your spit won’t even reach it.

@10. Pickards monkey 
“I hate with passion the JJ bridge. It’s like some kids toy.”

@11. CmdrR 
“Nice bridge. Where’s the blackjack table?”

@26. Morn 
“That bridge still looks like a hair salon…”

This is the first bridge that actually looks like a bridge and not just a Set!
JJ and his team did a fantastic job redesigning the enterprise bridge. It looks very realistic and better than all the other from previous movies or series.

To the people that build those sets….You guys are Awesome!!:-)

ps: i love these HD Images ! Thank you

36. ACJG1985 - April 19, 2013

“born into battle, an heir to legend” sounds like he’s referring to the Nero Incursion and George Kirk’s heroics on the Kelvin. I actually re-watched Wrath of Kahn last night and a thought crossed my mind… David turns to Kirk and says “you never faced death” and Kirk says “No. Not like this. I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.” It’s a defining moment for him, probably more profound than loosing Gary Mitchell; you get the feeling that the only difference between this Kirk and prime Kirk is experience. He looks back at his crew and apologizes like he’s realized as Khan did, as Ahab did, my hunt for vengeance has killed me and my crew, my family. It makes sense that Pike dies and that’s Kirk’s trigger that sets him on the path for vengeance. The only other thing I feel that Harrison might be talking about with family is he finds out Carol is pregnant with David and so has Carol at the point of a phaser and tells Kirk “this woman is carrying you child… Is there anything you would not do for your family?”

37. Marja - April 19, 2013

As Jeremy Brett [Sherlock Holmes] said to Edward Hardwicke [Dr Watson]

“Patience, Watson! All will be revealed!”

May … 15th … must … not … watch … spoilers

38. sean - April 20, 2013

I wish we had someone like Graham doing a chat show in the states. I think only Craig Ferguson comes close, and of course he’s from Scotland. People cut loose on GN in a way they never do on American late night shows.

39. Brett L. - April 20, 2013

@35
“…the enterprise bridge. It looks very realistic and better than all the other from previous movies or series.”

Sorry, have to agree with the others here. “Realism” is in the eye of the beholder, and about more than just design. So much depends on lighting. If the J.J. bridge wasn’t lit like an operating room or an Apple Store, I might find it more “realistic.” For example, the Kelvin bridge worked better in this regard. The Enterprise-D bridge loooked more realistic with its subdued Generations lighting scheme. Compare how the original refit bridge is lit early in TWOK vs. TSFS. Big difference. The way it’s dimly lit in TWOK arguably gave it a more realistic naval feel. Toning down the white paint and installing a dimmer switch might help J.J.’s bridge.

40. Jack - April 20, 2013

13. Moriarty – April 19, 2013
Yeah, restrictions are stupid: Tell us Germans about it.

Tell everyone about it ;). It applies to most of the world — if it’s a different country, content is likely to be restricted.

41. Jack - April 20, 2013

Graham Norton’s great, by the way.

42. Winkie - April 20, 2013

Whilst I liked a lot about Trek 09… well, the actors and the music… I despair of the overly fussy production design. Both the exterior of the Enterprise and particularly the bridge, in my view, are horrible.
The bridge is way to busy – too many stations… to much crap in the way basically. And as for the spotlights shining in people’s faces (and straight into the camera!!), those are insane.

43. KirksLove - April 20, 2013

YouTube. Search for it.

44. PaulB - April 20, 2013

#42 – Abrams (and his crew) is always focused on what “looks cool” instead of what makes sense. Sadly, most of the moviegoing audience agrees: they gobble up the cool-looking but empty-headed, and folks like Abrams serve up more.

The bridge is the prime example. The TOS bridge was so logically thought out and designed that US military folks were intrigued by it. It wasn’t just meant to “look cool,” though that was definitely part of the design aesthetic: It was meant to be a believable extension of modern technology into the future. The Rand Corporation and others helped to guide the designs and plans for TOS.

Meanwhile, nuTrek is designed for NOTHING but looking cool. The bridge is ludicrous, the lighting designs beyond insane, and the entire interior of Enterprise a HORRIBLE working and living environment. What logic is there behind having all those lights shining in the bridge crew’s eyes? None, but it gives a reason for those “cool-looking” flares that Abrams cherishes.

I love Trek’09–the ONLY blu-ray I own, and the only movie I’ve seen multiple times in a theater since I was a kid–but I loathe the interiors of nuEnterprise. Not a single good thing to say about them.

Old Trek was science fiction. NuTrek is pure science fantasy, which is why Abrams will be AMAZING with Star Wars 7.

45. Ciaran - April 20, 2013

Loving all these different ways of using “Cumberbatch” in so many different ways! I’m laughing my ass off here at “Cumbervoiced”!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

46. Bryan with pointy nacelles and a large disk - April 20, 2013

Gary Seven you are sooooooooooooooo right. Star Trek has become bubble gum fare. Lots of pop but falling tasteless all too quickly.

47. Dr. Image - April 20, 2013

Not to mention, the crew in their classicly-inspired uniforms look out of place on that horribly designed, nonsensical bridge.
Was Chambliss so arrogant that he never even looked at the brilliant work of Probert, the Okudas, and the many others that provided decades of brilliant design to Trek?? Apparently NOT.

48. Jemini - April 20, 2013

what Harrison may say to Uhura makes me more curious than the message for Kirk. I mean, in the trailers and all the Harrison vs Kirk theme has been already introduced so it’s nothing new.

49. Jenna - April 20, 2013

@30 Go on YouTube and watch some of BC’s interviews you can get a good sense of his humor (e.g. Jonathan Ross etc)

50. Jonboc - April 20, 2013

Love those bridge pics. It’s really the first good look at the consoles that I’ve seen…JJ’s camera moves way too fast lol. It’s gorgeous, almost a work of art.
Many things I like about it…I love how the colors pop like TOS. I love how the console inlays are curved, just like the ones in TOS. I love the ABSENCE of those silly touch screens and te presence of all kinds of nifty buttons, switches and levers. Besides giving the actors some good looking business to do onscreen, the controls also offer a more realistic tactile functionality…Uhura doesn’t have to look at her console to operate it…try typing on your iPad with your eyes closed sometime lol. All that’s missing is a cool sensor scanner for Spock to look into that throws blue light on his face.
And it really is bright, I really don’t think each each station needs a little bendy work light lol. I just wish they would get a little more artistic with the lighting and dim things a bit and create more shadows so the lit controls and graphics would stand out more. I realize the bright lighting is more realistic, I just don’t like it visually.

All in all, a gorgeous bridge and a great futuristic upgrade of TOS. The best since the one from trek 5, IMO…I hope there are a few more lingering close ups to show it off this time around.

51. chrisfawkes.com - April 20, 2013

@5 “Star Trek was once about intelligence and human enlightenment. It has become both dark and dumb. Something wonderful and special has been lost.”

So you didn’t think the mind rape in Nemesis was dark, or the entire movie for that matter.

You didn’t thing TWOK was action? or First Contact? You thought generations had something?

Those who think Trek was never about action as part of the story telling process need to go and rewatch a few episodes or movies.

52. Garth Faction - April 20, 2013

I feel these kind of “viral” messages are stupid. If they really represent Harrison, than Harrison is a moron and incapable of being a terrorist. But the thing is, none of these probably have any canonical value, and so just serve to make Harrison look imprudent in his actions and a typical gloating villain, not a smart man with a good motive gone awry.

53. Garth Faction - April 20, 2013

51 Action, darkness, etc do not necessarily mean “unintelligent.” However, when it is just a glossy darkness and action with little real credible thought behind it all, for many of us, things end up lacking. We don’t want a glossy show. We want substance to the glitter.

54. Curious Cadet - April 20, 2013

@52 & 53 Garth Faction,

I agree with you here. I think there’s a bit too much pre-judging going on for a film that really does look like it has a lot of promise to be a good Star Trek film, much more so than the last one. Unfortunately these juvenile “Dr. Harrison’s Sing-A-Long Video Blog” viral campaigns are not helping.

Either way, I’m now looking at Harrison from two vantage points now. One is that he turns out to be a good guy and does the right thing in the end. And this opens the door of possibilities as to his true identity considerably. If a well respected and revered officer like Prime April can turn out so differently in the alt universe, then who couldn’t end up being an apparent bad guy? Marcus may well be the guy to beat here. On the other hand, Garth seems a good candidate again. Here you have a decorated captain from the Prime universe who did go insane. Also a history of being a zealot in pursuing his own misguided agenda. Following Nero’s first incursion, I imagine a certain amount of Xenophobia followed. Perhaps Garth, being an alien changed his name like so many immigrants to the US to better fit in. Only in the end when he finally goes insane does he revert to his given name. He would also be a good candidate to work in conjunction with an evil Marcus looking to wage war and eradicate the alien threat.

55. Jonboc - April 20, 2013

Wow. How, on earth, can anyone expect to find the ” substance” or depth or heart of a film from
a 30 second to 2 minute amped up trailer? I mean, really??

56. Nurse Gabble - April 20, 2013

Harrison has a message for Uhura?

I don’t mind the female characters getting more attention, not at all.
But doing this and ignoring Bones feels wrong :(

57. Gary Seven - April 20, 2013

I wrote:
“Star Trek was once about intelligence and human enlightenment. It has become both dark and dumb. Something wonderful and special has been lost”
#35 replied:
“You are an ignorant person, not a Star Trek Fan. go away!”
#35-
You are right. When faced with such a comprehensive, logical, and brilliant argument, I have no choice but to withdraw my opinion.
#51 wrote:
“So you didn’t think the mind rape in Nemesis was dark, or the entire movie for that matter.
You didn’t thing TWOK was action? or First Contact? You thought generations had something?
Those who think Trek was never about action as part of the story telling process need to go and rewatch a few episodes or movies.”

This is called the “straw man argument.” One sets up a false statement that was NOT said by the other, and then attacks it. I never said Star Trek had no action. You inorrectly claimed i said that, then attacked that never-said statement.
I am saying the proportion of action to thought has changed in the new Trek, and the kindness has decreased. For example, The Devil in the Dark, Arena, and many other episodes had action but were also about compassion and thought. The proportions of action is higher, and the proportion of thoughtfulness and kindness is lower in JJ’s Trek. Star Trek has become more like everything else today. A lot of people like that obviously; it sells. I prefer the previous, more special Star Trek.

58. CoffeeProf - April 20, 2013

44

What in God’s name are you talking about? The TOS bridge looked logical? Really? It was nothing but flashing lightbulbs! That’s logical to you. The only reason you say that is that you grew up with TOS and hate any change to Trek, nothing more.

Dude, you’re comment was just hilarious. Thanks for the good laugh.

59. Keachick - April 20, 2013

People should remember that we have only seen (and heard less) what amount to two minutes of actual film out of a two hour movie (excluding credits).

So to say that this Star Trek movie can’t/won’t/whatever have scenes which give the viewer an glimpse, an understanding of any character’s feelings of anger, compassion, capacity to reason, to articulate problems and/or possible solutions, to express tenderness, devotion whether it to be to a person, ie Uhura to Spock and vice versa, and/or to a precious ideal – is simply without merit. It might even border on the hysterical.

60. Jack - April 20, 2013

59. Hear, hear, Rose.

44. The TOS bridge was a nice clean design — but, yeah, the controls weren’t any more obviously functional than these are. And the movie controls were just a bunch of random buttons and flashing lights. The TMP helm had like a dozen buttons, or less. At least this feels like a bunch of touchscreens/control pads/wheels/etc combined with holo-displays — so stations could be multifunctional…

61. Jack - April 20, 2013

The one thing I’d like to see on these bridge stations — somewhere to put your cup of coffee, or your padd, or a glass of water, or your purse, or a picture of your kids, or your elbows, or whatever. The thought of just sitting there for 8 hours, with your hands on the buttons in front of you, seems a little horrible.

62. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - April 20, 2013

To everyone who claims that the new “bridge” is awesome: Please explain the logic behind aiming a desk lamp directly onto a glowing screen.

63. Curious Cadet - April 20, 2013

@”59. Keachick,
People should remember that we have only seen (and heard less) what amount to two minutes of actual film out of a two hour movie (excluding credits).”

That’s not exactly true. Most of us have seen an additional 9 minutes or so of the opening of the movie. We have also been treated to numerous first-hand accounts of some 19 additional minutes of the movie. So all told, we’ve probably been made aware of almost 30 minutes of the film not including stills and leaked photos not included in any of the trailers to date.

So, opinions are getting formed on a lot more than 2% of a two hour movie (excluding credits). We’ve essentially been given over 1/4 of the movie, which is more than enough of most films to get a good sense of it. I would be surprised if a majority of those who have formed their opinions based on the entirety of what we’ve been given will substantially change their minds after seeing the entire film.

64. Jonboc - April 20, 2013

“To everyone who claims that the new “bridge” is awesome: Please explain the logic behind aiming a desk lamp directly onto a glowing screen.”

Truth be told, I don’t like them either…but the fact is we really don’t know what those are. We know they LOOK like little lights…but are they?? For all we know, they may be some type of sensor. Or motion activated control. We don’t know. So I simply accept it as something needed at each station and move on…just like Spock’s moire pattern on the bridge and on the communicators. What the heck is it? I don’t know and don’t really need to know. All I need to know is that it’s the future, and things are different…it’s there for a reason, but it’s not required that I understand it to enjoy it.

65. PaulB - April 20, 2013

#58 — Too bad you didn’t actually read (or comprehend) what I wrote. I clearly stated my love of the new Trek, and I backed up my comments about the TOS bridge with REASONS, not just griping about changes. Next time you feel the urge to reply to me, have the decency to post something worthwhile.

Yes, the TOS bridge was logically thought out, but only an idiot would think that means they designed every freaking button perfectly. It means they planned the layout of the bridge, the displays, etc. to be logical–that is, instead of stupid lights shining directly into people’s faces for no reason, as in nuTrek, the TOS bridge was an attempt to logically plan out a ship’s command center: captain at center with instant, close access to his main staff, with a 360-degree view of all the upper displays and the staff at their stations, etc.

The new bridge is cluttered, broken up by the glass walls/displays, and clearly NOT designed to be as functional from that center seat.

So, yes, the TOS bridge was designed based on logic to some extent–and filled with meaningless blinking lights, and even JELLY BEANS as buttons in some places (see? I’m not worshipping TOS, I’m pointing out it’s flaws, too. It’s possible to love something–such as I love nuTrek AND TOS–while still criticizing it’s flaws). Meanwhile, the new bridge keeps the meaningless buttons and stupid controls and ADDS a generally crappy design to the bridge.

It keeps all the weaknesses of the TOS bridge but NONE of its strengths. It is a crappy bridge design, as noted by the vast number of fans who’ve complained about it.

66. The Great Bird Lives - April 21, 2013

I have to jump on the JJ bridge, bandwagon, and concur with my fellow trekkers. The bridge design was the one thing that I knew would sell it to me when I saw the 2009 movie, and when that time came I was EXTREMELY disappointed. There was nothing familiar there at all. No whirs of the computer banks, or chirps from communications. The color was off, the lighting was off, and although the viewscreen was unique, and somewhat worked as a plot device- It was the straw that broke the camels back. It was like seeing the Jupiter II for the first time in the new Lost in space movie that came out years ago. I cried like a teenage school-girl who’d been crushed by her first love. They fu!@ed up that design so bad I’ll never forget the day.
The JJprise has polished floors w/ gleaming white walls- yet engineering still looks like Freddy Kruegers basement, I mean wtf JJ, It’s not your vision to experiment with! And God help us all If they can’t get the shuttlecraft to at least look remotely similar to the original Galileo design.
With all that complaining, the parts they DID get right I was pleased with. Like the casting, the FX, the storyline for the most part. I can only hope that the trilogy will end with some of these things rectified.
Looking forward to May 17th.

67. Gary Makin - April 21, 2013

Re: 66 – yeah, let’s make the bridge look antiquated instead.

68. Unwanted - April 21, 2013

@63. I certainly haven’t seen any more than the trailers. There isn’t an IMax within 600 miles of my home so I very definitely have not seen the 9 minute promo, nor have the other Trek fans out here where I live. Most entirely certainly I have not seen anything even approaching a quarter of the movie. Even if I had seen the IMax thing it wouldn’t matter since we have already heard that the opening sequence was re-edited, that has been reported right here on Trekmovie.com.

69. Curious Cadet - April 21, 2013

@68 Unwanted,
“I certainly haven’t seen any more than the trailers”

Then you really aren’t in a position to comment as authoritatively as those who have. ;-)

——————————-
“Even if I had seen the IMax thing it wouldn’t matter since we have already heard that the opening sequence was re-edited, that has been reported right here on Trekmovie.com.”

Yup, and the revised opening shown in the :28 previews was also reported right here on TM (a minor reordering of scenes only). And they have probably been making minor adjustments right up to the end. This material has otherwise all been reported in detail and confirmed by multiple sources, unlike many rumors still floating around out there.

70. Dennis C - April 21, 2013

@35 “This is the first bridge that actually looks like a bridge and not just a Set!”

My first thought when I saw it was that it looked TOO much like a set. There’s so much going on here that it LOOKS like it was specifically designed to be a movie set. The risk is that within ten years time it’ll look a bit dated. What was brilliant about the original series set was the simplicity behind it. The strength of that original design has carried over into five decades worth of Star Trek (with varying degrees of success).

So, yeah, not a fan of the bridge set at all. There’s no flow to it and I suspect that a new director would come in and tweak it a bit to make it more functional (those glass panels at the perimeter of the bridge would be the first things to go).

71. Kev - April 22, 2013

Ironically because I was going retro and watching an interstate 76 playthrough by wolfeinstein on youtube I had Curtis Mayfield’s Futureshock playing in the background when looking at the bridge close up link there

I couldnt have planned that better If I tired, you know if you want to control the enterprise how about adapting the systems and hud’s they used in all of those games for the enterprise bridge

would take up far less space and save alot of money lol

and also what’s with the giant apple discoball in the middle lol compared to the rest of the bridge it just seems SO out of place.

one things for sure, our man Meyer was right, art thrives on limitations and that bridge just looks so overdone, way too many lights.

I mean hell you look at that bridge thing from parrales and all good things and you’ve got a light blinding you from the other side in the first photo, guess how it should have ended got it right with the lights after all

bottom line I like the roof minus the apple disco ball in the middle and the console hidden behind a console with all of the blue crap on it but do you really need standing stands on either side of the captain

and all that white apple crap, and what the hell is up with the elevator, looks like a frigging tanning booth not an escalator

tone it down, tone it all down, just like the exterior of the ship they overdid everything like they wanted to rival the batman begins batmobile or something, and taking cues from Goyers work is never the right thing to do.

Meyer and Bennett all the way, not Noland and Goyer, or a Bennett idea mixed in with Goyer and Noland style

72. CoffeeProf - April 22, 2013

71

I do have to say that the Enterprise-A’s bridge from TUC was amazing.

73. Punkspocker - April 22, 2013

God god man! His voice is like the best sex you’ve ever had!

74. topas - April 22, 2013

Those chairs look rather unstable and unsafe… one would expect chairs on a starship to be FIXED, or at least give an impression… (I sure know these were no better in TOS, but an upgrade / reality check would feel nice)…

Good example -> Defiant and Ent-D sets.
Worst example -> Excelsior set from Voyager (chairs on wheels!)

http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/en/images/d/d6/Excelsior_Bridge_1.jpg

75. topas - April 22, 2013

PS: and that Harrsion pic…well, if that’s official than it’s a joke… it’s been put together in photoshop by an intern…. ://

76. Disinvited - April 22, 2013

#74. topas – April 22, 2013

Agree on the fixed furniture – especially given the trailer indicates some sort of gravity plating (inertial dampeners?) failure. Furniture careening around in a crisis is not optimal.

TrekMovie.com is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.