Another behind the scenes photo from the Star Trek sequel production is whipping around the Internet. The interesting thing about this one is that it is the first picture fearing actress Alice Eve, and she is in costume – which may give us clues about her character. Check it out below, but beware of potential spoilers. [UPDATED w/ original color photo]
First image of Alice Eve From Star Trek set
UPDATED: Here is a posed photo showing Zachary Quinto (Spock) and, for the first time, Alice Eve, in Star Trek sequel costumes.
Eve and Quinto pose (in costume) with owner of That’s Sweet Dessert Truck on location with Star Trek sequel on Tuesday May 8
This image was uploaded earlier this week to the Facebook page of That’s Sweet Dessert Truck, with the message "Our private event today with the cast and crew of the new Star Trek movie!!! Thank you JJ. Yes that is Spock!!!" The photo was shot on May 8th, the last day of filming for the sequel. Since showing up on Facebook it has also been posted on ZacharyQuinto.com and it has also been making the rounds on Tumblr and other social networking/sharing sites.
In the image you can see both Eve and Quinto are wearing a similar jumpsuit style uniform. While Eve’s has been folded down, the pants portion and belt indicate it is the same outfit. The only notable difference is that Eve is wearing a tank top instead of a crew neck shirt underneath (but that might not even be seen on screen). The implication of Eve and Quinto wearing the same outfit is that that Alice Eve’s character could also be a member of Starfleet (just like Quinto’s Spock). The picture also makes it clear that Eve is playing a human or human-looking alien (unless her hair is hiding a pair of Vulcan ears).
Original reports stated that Eve’s character is new to the canon. TrekMovie hasn’t been able to confirm (or debunk) those reports, however many fans have conjectured she could be playing a familiar character. Guesses have included Yeoman Janice Rand, Nurse Christine Chapel, Lt. Marla Givers, Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, Dr. Carol Marcus, and others. Of that group all but Marcus were members of Starfleet. And if the outfit is indeed some kind of flight suit, that might not fit a nurse or doctor very well, but this is an alternative timeline so you never know.
Some readers have also proposed that the jumpsuit outfit could be something related to a specific colony or installation. This type of thing seen in the original Star Trek, such as the outfits worn at the Tantalus Penal Colony in "Dagger of the Mind," or the jumpsuits worn on the Omicron Colony (which Spock briefly joined after being drugged by the local flora) in "This Side of Paradise" (see below). In this case, Eve’s character could be a member of this particular colony or installation (which may or may not be part of Starfleet).
Leila Kalomi (Jill Ireland) and Spock (Leanard Nimoy) wearing colony jumpsuits in Star Trek’s "This Side of Paradise"
Not first time seeing this jumpsuit costume + look at other sequel costumes seen so far
And from the looks of it, this appears to be the same type of uniform we saw back in March being worn by John Cho (Sulu) and Zoe Saldana (Uhura) – although theirs were mostly obscured by the crew coats.
John Cho and Zoe Saldana spotted in same jumpsuit uniform
If you look closely you can see this uniform does use color strips around the collar to designate your department, like the standard uniforms seen in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Quinto’s uniform has a hint of blue and Zoe’s has a hint of red – just like their regular uniforms. Unfortunately the top of Eve’s uniform isn’t visible, so there is no way to figure out what division she is in.
Flight suit uniforms have touch of color matching standard uniforms
In a way, these jumpsuits are somewhat reminiscent of the Starfleet uniforms from the 22nd century, as seen in Star Trek: Enterprise.
Standard uniforms from "Star Trek Enterprise"
While primarily grey, these new jumpsuit uniforms appear different than the one we also saw Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) wearing in other behind the scenes spy shots.
Quinto and Pine in grey uniform
In those cases, the two seem to be wearing a variant of (or part of) the officer’s uniform seen in the 2009 Star Trek movie.
Grey officer’s uniform in "Star Trek"
So the sequel seems to offer the cast a number of opportunities for different outfits and uniforms, in fact Quinto has been seen in a third type of outfit…the so-called "volcano suit."
However, don’t worry, the standard colorful uniforms will also be featured in the film, as seen in the first set of spy photos from the set.
Spy shots from sequel shoot show the regular uniforms will also appear in the film
Thanks to Nony for the tip