Friday, January 18, 2008

New Star Trek pics + teaser

Pictures and the teaser trailer are starting to trickle out to the net.

I'm betting this teaser trailer doesn't last long since it's a bootleg, but hopefully a better "official" one will be up soon.

Also, look here and here for pictures of the Enterprise and the cast.

I'm sure the hate will begin to flow from the purists that this Enterprise doesn't look just like the original in the TV show.

Get over it. The new NCC-1701 looks great. Log off and get out of your mom's basement.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I am a purist. One of my annoyances with later series (and movies) was that they changed the Klingons *and* never bothered with any explanation. No respect towards the past that got you where you are is definately a turn-off for me, and that happened often with the later series. I was on the fence concerning this series, so I'll probably pass.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Oz said...

The Klingon thing didn't bother me (and consider that I have a batleh hanging over my fireplace). I knew the reason... special effects and budget had improved over the years since TOS, just like I never sweated the fact that in order for the movie Enterprise to be just the original upgraded, it would have taken more work than building a new ship.

I suspect that they also felt any explanation that they offered would come off as lame. I was amused a bit when they actually had to confront it in the Tribbles episode of DS9 and Worf's reply was "we do not speak of it."

The only explanation I ever heard (and this isn't core canon) was for the FASA rpg, that the human looking Klingons were a result of genetic engineering in an attempt to better understand/fight humans (and there was also an anti-Romulan variant).

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, I knew the meta-story reason. I just felt that some reason was needed in-story. I do remember fasa's explanation, and it did work somewhat, but never explained why you never saw classic klingons (human-klingon fusions) after that...

Yes, DS9's Tribble episode was one of my favorites of that series, but I wish that they had used that to resolve the old/new klingon question.

Again, I was borderline on the retelling of classic Trek stories, figuring they would probably decide that what had happenned before didn't matter, and the new ship design was just another bit of the same to me. I hope people watch and enjoy it, I just probably won't be one of them.

11:22 PM  

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