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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Get a closer look at the model for the new E

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

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

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

Spock doesn’t need no guns to make his point

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

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

Bana transforms for Trek baddie -warts and all

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

And if you want to hear the music and watch the trailer again, but this time via the Star Trek QUOGS characters using the GoAnimate site, check this out (made by TrekMovie reader Roland). Trek Trailer – March 09


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


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

Drink up with Scotty
(click to enlarge)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great stuff. Love the Spock comlicated pic! XD

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

It keeps getting better!


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

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

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

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

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

Scotty’s drink decanter looks a little…um…

Hm… that D-A-C poster has a logo for Naked Sky Entertainment ( and their only product is a video game.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the sites Im looking at are only quicktime downloads.

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

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

Hilary Swank in fact.

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

#10 – Tiffany .. behave yourself …


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

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


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


Duck and Cover?


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

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

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

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

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

I think D-A-C itsa mobile game…. visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some very good tidbits this time. Thanks!

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

SHIP LOOKS GREAT! That’s the Enterprise!



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

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

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

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

-Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

Still not overly fond of the new Enterprise design..

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

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

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

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

(That Nero guy has just messed EVERYTHING up!)


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


You can also use VLC, wich reads almost any audio/video file on any OS (Mac/PC/Linux) :


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

#23 “Who’s counting?”

*I AM!*

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

– Harry

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

RE: Kirk Fu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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