They finally got rid of that pesky split infinitive?
You didn't know this was happening? Where have you been?
I am the rarest of all Star Trek nerds: One who doesn't spend hours on the internet reading about Star Trek.
I'm working under the assumption that if someone says to you, "You should see Cloverfield." It's because they hate you.
Sounds like someone lives under a rock. I'm looking forward to this, but then again, I like TNG a whole lot more than I ever liked the original series. So even if they do fuck it up, it might be for the better, IMO.
It's a prequel to the original series. The "young, new crew" is Kirk, Spock, et al, cast with younger actors.
To do it with the any of the old crew you'd have to tear off the Enterprise's engine pods and convert it into an orbiting nursing home.
Simon Pegg is Scotty! A guaranteed bit of awesomeness.
Look, with my authority as a giant Star Trek nerd I want to say it's fine to give a different wording and cadence to the familiar line. It's a prequel; things are supposed to be rougher and slightly different. Think of how David Arnold incorporated little rough nuggets of the James Bond theme into the score for Casino Royale. Not until the very end of the movie does the whole, complete theme come into being. It's the musical equivalent of "this is where we came in."
And @1: Split infinitives are problematic only to old fogies who put too much emphasis on Latin grammar. This is English, not Latin, and "to boldly go" is clearly a stronger, more musical choice than the stumbling "to go boldly."
All I want is a little Patrick Stewart. Is that too much to ask?
7, of course you are right. ari, what were you thinking? they were going to continue the series with the original crew all the way to the grave, hitting dementia, adult diapers and hemi-facial paralysis along the way?
Cloverfield should have been called Save Beth.
And it sucked.
That is all.
Yeah, I am a Trekkie (NOT a Treker) and I am worried about this movie. Recasting Kirk, Spock and McCoy? I am really worried and doubt it will work. But then I think Star Trek died with Roddenberry and they should have let it die gracefully with him. Instead they have pimped it out like a cheap whore on Aurora Avenue on a Saturday night pulling tricks for crack.
They pretty much have to bring in a whole new cast.
The original Star Trek started in 1966, over 40 years ago. William Shatner is 76 years old. Leonard Nimoy is also 76. DeForest Kelley (Bones) died in 1999, almost 10 years ago. Nichelle Nichols (the always awesome Uhura) is 75. James Doohan (Scotty) died in 2005. George Takei is 70. Walter Koenig is 71. In other words, all of these people are either way too old to be flitting around in space, or dead.
So, yeah, a new cast seems like a good idea. I don't know much about the rest of them, but casting Simon Peg as Scottie seems like an inspired choice.
At least its impossible for it to be worse that the recent Star Wars movies.
@14, my dream series was to have Uhura command a ship of her own. She would be sexy (even for an older lady) and hard core cut throat! (remember what she did to the alternate universe Sulu or her line in Star Trek III to that guy she held the phaser on?), okay I need to get out of this geek think I am on.
Get a life, people.
People, where have you all been? Being nothing but a Star Trek dilettante, I still stumbled in to these fan-produced webisodes which even occasionally feature original cast members. They have to be seen to be believed, I'll say no more:
It's not a new crew. It's the old crew with new actors. It'll be a smash success, so long as it concentrates on characters and stories, and special effects are only used in the service of those two things.
Your ride awaits!
My bro was on the cast of "Enterprise" and I gotta tell ya--now that Rick Berman is out of the picture there may be hope.
Given the awesomeness that is B-Star Galactica there is (small) chance that JJ Abrams may be able to break out of the creative straight jacket that Star Trek has become.
But only if fans give em a break and have an open mind towards injecting new blood into the Star Trek universe.
hey westside, is your brother john billingsley?
Non other than Trip Tucker III.
awesome++. can't be worse than the first movie, featuring VGER.
bound to disappoint.
even batman begins was fucking cheeseball.
the enterprise is hand built? bullshit.
@25, you are right! God made the Enterprise from a clot of blood and some dust. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
Slightly OT but...
Why the hell are they building the Enterprise BY HAND and WELDING it no less. Shouldn't they have some kind of more advanced metallurgic process? Or shit, you know, ROBOTS?
Didn't you see the disclaimer at the beginning of the trailer? Apparently, robots are bad.
Maybe the robots had the day off.
Robots are stupid. Unless they're from an 80's movie. Then they rule.
Like Short Circuit.
Or Batteries Not Included.
Or do those count as aliens?
Maybe somewhere far in the science-fiction future, the unions got their balls back and outlawed robots?
Ok, yeah, Marxist revolution and all that good stuff, but seriously.... WELDING?!
It's a good thing you didn't see the rivets holding the Enterprise's boilers together, then.
@4's quote. "I'm working under the assumption that if someone says to you, "You should see Cloverfield." It's because they hate you."
@36: That would be [this Enterprise], then?
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