Edward Ott my blogger pal fused trekkie synergy into my brain cells recently and got me thinking. His question was straight to the point, "so any opinions on the new movie that they are making?" My answer to your question Edward is: I've watched enough clips of JJ Abrams to know I believe in what he's doing. I was initially sceptical of him at first because he confessed to being a Star Wars fan at an early age.
He came clean at the Star Trek convention at Comic Con 2007 so I guess we have to forgive him for being drawn to the dark side of the Force. Star Warsians and Trekkies may operate at opposite ends of the galactic rainbow but its a unique experience being a Science Fiction fan, especially when we meet at the conventions.
I realised only someone with integrity would reveal his dark side sins to the fans because JJ Abhrams obviously cares about the fans, besides it creates a happy buzz about the whole Star Trek XI movie experience when showbiz people share stuff like that with us.
Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.
In a statement of his J J Abrams says: "If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of (Gene) Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."
Its interesting to note that "Star Trek XI" won't just be a film for trekkers. Bring along your whole family because according to the top brass it'll be a picture for everyone. Its a fair bet JJ will produce a a movie with exceptional attension to detail, a wicked starship USS Enterprise 1701 commanded by Christopher Pike, (Kirk's predecessor)filled by Bruce Greenwood. The dictates of my illogical human gut instincts seem to be telling me that the USS Enterprise may be involved in a showdown or rescue mission of some kind, with an elder Spock attempting to change the timeline.
The movie has to stick to Trek canon, I can hear all the non trekkies sighing *grin* and the villian named "Nero" played by Eric Bana will have an accomplice. Its likely Nero travels to the past to create strife and upheaval for the crew of the USS Enterprise 1701. Spock discovers his plans and trys to to stop him, at the very least warn Captain Pike and his younger pals of the future USS Enterprise who have'nt even met MR Spock yet and are'nt long out of the Starfleet Academy. I guess some mind melding will be in order!
According to IMDB's cast its evident a missile launcher and vulcan bullies come into play, so I'm figuring maybe one of the villians takes a pot shot at the USS Enterprise and the great bird of the galaxy crash lands on a planet somewhere! Of course missile launchers have been used in past star trek movies to blow up stars and in Star Trek 3 the Genesis device was the ultimate "doomsday weapon" according to Lord Kruge so I'll let your minds run wild on that one.
In the mini trailer we see the ship on the ground and its natural to assume shes being built from scratch but what if the USS Enterprise is only being repaired after a terrible crash? Here a list of the cast from IMDB to whet your appetites.
Star Trek Movie Cast
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Eric Bana ... Nero
Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson
Zoe Saldana ... Nyota Uhura
Karl Urban ... Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Bruce Greenwood ... Christopher Pike
John Cho ... Hikaru Sulu
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
Anton Yelchin ... Pavel Chekov
Greg Ellis ... Chief Engineer Olson
Paul McGillion ...
Faran Tahir ... Capt. Robau
Rachel Nichols ... Orion
Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk
Diora Baird ... The Green Girl
Jimmy Bennett ... Young Kirk
Tyler Perry ... Starfleet Academy Chief
Ben Cross ... Sarek
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Ayel
Christopher Doohan ... Starfleet Officer
Brad William Henke ... Uncle Frank
Margot Farley ... Stenographer
Lucia Rijker ... Romulan CO
Pavel Lychnikoff ...
Jacob Kogan ... Adolescent Spock
Jessica Lauren Richmond ... Flirty Cadette
Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk
Kelvin Yu ... Med Tech
David Jean Thomas ... Vulcan Elder
Sufe Bradshaw ... Jessica
William Morgan Sheppard ... Science Minister
Spencer Daniels ... George Samuel Kirk Junior
Lorenzo James Henrie ... Vulcan Bully #1
Darlena Tejeiro ... Flight Officer
Marlene Forte ... Chief Transporter
Sabrina Morris ... Ensign Slater
Elizabeth Ingalls ... Nurse
Colby Paul ... Vulcan Bully #2
Massi Furlan ... Missile Launcher
Michelle Parylak ... Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Sonita Henry ... Doctor
James Cawley ...
Jeffery Quinn ... Vulcan
Jonathan Dixon ... Weapons Officer
Paul Townsend ... Security officer
Antonio Elias ... Officer Pitts
Kasia Kowalczyk ... Kelvin Alien #1
Douglas Tait ... Brian
Tony Guma ... Bartender
Alex Nevil ... Scanning Officer
Tiffany Collie ... Starfleet Cadet
Paul Sass ... Starfleet Administrator
James Jolly ... Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Live Long and Prosper Aliens and Trekkies!