October 16, 2008

New Star Trek Photos!!!

Here are some recently released photos from the new Star Trek prequel. After each photo, I'll tell you what I like and don't like about each picture.

If you can't tell who the characters are, don't talk to me again. Ever.

- The new cast has a fairly similar look to the original cast. They at least look like their 1960s counterparts, particularly Dr. McCoy.
- Simon Pegg!!!
- Uhura. Zoe Saldana is hot!
- They didn't fuck with the uniforms, with the exception of Kirk's black shirt, which apparently will be explained in the film.

- All the characters look good. Except Chekhov. I don't remember his hair being that curly.
- Speaking of Chekhov, what the hell is he even doing in this movie! He wasn't a member of the original crew, and didn't join the cast of the original TV show until later. This, of course, caused a somewhat major scene error in what was otherwise a great sci-fi movie.

- Again, the characters look good. Chris Pine has Kirk's mannerisms and posture down.
- Uh oh, someone's wearing a red uniform! You all know what that means! (If you don't know what that means, don't talk to me again. Ever.)

- Yes, that is the bridge. This movie seems to suffer what many prequels do: despite the fact that the story takes place before the other movies, they have better technology.
- Another complaint about the bridge: why does it look like we just saw a picture of a Star Trek/Tron crossover film?

- Again, the look of the character is solid. Zachary Quinto looks the part.

- Spock is supposed to be unemotional, yet looks very pissed off here.
- He also appears to be strangling Kirk. What's up with that? Now I have to wait until May to find out! Dammit!


  1. Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Although some object that Chekov wasn't part of the Enterprise crew in the episode "Space Seed" and therefore Khan could not have remembered his "face", in fact it is possible (according to Star Trek apologists) that Chekov *was* a crewmember at that time, merely not a member of the bridge crew. The earlier encounter between him and Khan might have taken place between "Space Seed" scenes.

  2. I'm sorry, but this seems like a bit of a stretch to me. In any event, in this movie he definitely is a part of the main cast (read: bridge crew), so either Wrath of Khan was wrong or this movie is wrong. Personally, I think the writer(s) of Wrath of Khan didn't do their homework and just assumed that Chekov was there during the whole duration of the series, something that I'm sure even fans of the series didn't catch onto immediately.