Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A New Trek

Some big announcements came out of the San Diego Comic Convention this past weekend, including some word on Thursday on director JJ Abrams' reboot of the dormant Star Trek franchise. First up, the first teaser poster...

As you can see, just Star Trek. No roman numerals, no colons. And, based on the "classic" font, we have a good sense of when the movie is set. Next, meet the new Mr. Spock, played by Zachary Quinto of TV's Heroes, flanked by the man who originated the role, Leonard Nimoy.

Possibly the biggest news is that Nimoy, who is quite enthusiastic about the project and the script, will return to the role in what is presumbly a framing sequence. One of the biggest mysteries about this project has been whether it's a ground-up redo or whether it fits into what's come before, and I'd say Nimoy's presence pretty much clears that one up.

Still undecided at this point is whether or not William Shatner will reprise his role as Kirk, and who will fill "Young Kirk"'s Starfleet issues. I'm sure there'll be plenty of new to trickle out between now and the movie's Christmas '08 release.

1 comment:

Ferph said...

Am I the only one who thinks that appearances by the original cast of TOS will make it a bit cheesy (a la ST: Generations)? Turning the whole thing into a flashback to just after Kirk's academy days would make me hurl.