In order to really get the full effect of the title above, you must read it as if you are a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Is this to say that I think that based on the photos that we are about to see below, that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek looks like something that we might see on The CW? Perhaps.
But lets get to the actual news here, instead of just muddying the waters with my anti-Trekkieisms. A few of our friends and neighbors around the web received some exclusive new photos from the aforementioned Star Trek movie, including our first looks at Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as a very angry, Sylar-ish Spock, and the rest of the USS Enterprises’ young crew. As well, we have a look at Entertainment Weekly’s upcoming cover to the right, which shows the film’s two leading men. Have a look at the images below.
The Enterprise Crew (Anton Yelchin as Checkov, Chris Pine as Kirk, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Karl Urban as Bones McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura), courtesy of UGO:
Zachary Quinto as Spock, laying down some grip, courtesy of AICN:
Eric Bana as Nero, courtesy of JoBlo:
Captain Kirk and Crew on Deck, courtesy of MTV:
The USS Kelvin takes a shot, courtesy of TrekMovie:
Captain Kirk on ice, courtesy of IGN:
Some likes: If Spock is going to be getting angry and laying down the vulcan death grip, then it affirms that Quinto was just right. Seeing him in full costume is affirming as well, as he looks great. Eric Bana also looks very menacing as Nero.
Dislikes: Chris Pine looks like he is 2-inches of hair short of playing Edward in Twilight and the rest of the cast looks — just okay. As I mentioned above, the film appears to have a very glossy, ‘The CW’ look to it, which could mean absolutely nothing once the characters are put in motion, but might be cause for concern. Also, there is something about the Enterprise bridge (assuming that’s what we are seeing in the third picture from the bottom) that bothers me. Perhaps it is the digital nature of it or the Jetsons-esque furnishings, but something just doesn’t hit me in the right spots.
Ultimately, I still have some faith in J.J. Abrams. If anyone can pull of a successful Star Trek reboot, it would be Abrams. I do feel, however, that this will be a very different movie from the ideal situation that may exist in the heads of many Star Trek fans. Of course, I am reserving any real judgment until we see more, including the trailer that is expected to drop sometime in the next month or so.
Star Trek hits theaters on May 8, 2009.
What do you think of the first look images from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek?