AICN has directed us over to a site called Movietome this morning to see what can only be described as a possible concept for the new Enterprise in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. And until we get that reader email that tells us that this is not true, we are ok running with it for now. I mean, when have the folks at Ain’t It Cool ever lead us astray?
Don’t answer that. At this point, the only confirmation we will be able to get is on January 18 with the release of Cloverfield. As we reported yesterday, a Star Trek teaser should precede the much-hyped monster movie. For now though, I am willing to say that this could be what the Enterprise will look like. And from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look much different than any of the other Enterprises that I’ve seen.
As you can see from this breakdown over at Screenrant, they are all pretty close. Especially the original NCC-1701 (first one designed for the screen) and the NCC-1701-A (used in the six films that starred the original cast), which were only slightly different. As someone who is not a huge fan of Star Trek — and as someone who thinks that J.J. Abrams has already crashed the Enterprise into a wall with poor casting — I really don’t care what the Enterprise looks like either way. But that doesn’t mean that some of you out there won’t be up in arms about this. Feel free to let those frustrations out in the comment section below.
Up for Discussion: Do you buy this as the new Enterprise? If so, what do you think of it?