July 18, 2008

Star Trek teaser posters

Clockwise, from top left: Nero (Eric Bana), Uhura (Zoë Saldana), Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto

Entertainment Weekly has images of five Star Trek teaser posters that are going to be given away next week at Comic-Con. Other than some grainy photos of Zachary Quinto as Spock, I don't think I've seen any pictures of the actors in costume yet. I can believe that is Spock, but I'll have a hard time accepting that that is Kirk or Uhura. Supposedly, Eric Bana portrays a Romulan, so they will have changed quite a bit by the time Kirk is captain of the Enterprise, a few years down the Star Trek timeline:

ST: TOS era Romulan

Of course a similar, impressive evolutionary leap(?) occured within the Klingon race between ST: TOS and ST: TNG, so there you go. It's only a movie, but I'll remind you of my personal stake in all of this:

EBiN at home in the mid '70s

4 comments:

gilligan said...

Here's my comment: No comment.

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, so I won't say anything like this movie's going to suck, and suck hard. I won't say that.


Prepare for a total bold faced lie below:

I'm thinking the new Land of the Lost movie will be okay at least.

- Gilligan (a.k.a. Mr. Jaded and Cynical)

Chris said...

I unfortunately have to agree with you. It just reeks of Paramount Pictures trying to squeeze a couple more drops of blood from Roddenberry's turnip....yuck. I guess there is a story to tell (the Starfleet Academy experiences of the characters), what is at the heart and soul of the whole thing is money. So your cynicism is warranted.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, but in the end Chris, your photo is precious. You know, we're always way too hard on not only ourselves but anything we relate to our past. WTF, maybe the movie will be awesome. Even if it's only 2 stars, if you enjoy it, then it's worth having watched.

As ever.

Ed

Chris said...

That picture captured a pure love for something, that's for sure. I'd like for the movie to be awesome, I really would, but like gilligan, my adult cynicism is just too strong.