Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Entertainment Weekly got the first look at JJ Abrams's new Enterprise design and, overall, it looks pretty close to the original.
Abrams wanted to take the original TV-series Enterprise and the movie-franchise Enterprise and fuse them together into a new yet familiar Enterprise. His ambition was a ship that felt very realistic, that could stand up to today's F/X standards -- and beyond. "If you're going to do Star Trek, there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?"
As usual, fans are giving it mixed reviews...some love it, others hate it.
I think it looks fine and will reserve judegment until after I've seen a full trailer. I really liked the recent set of cast pictures from the film that I posted recently, so I'm still pretty happy with how the new version appears to be looking.
The good news is that the first extended "Star Trek" movie trailer will be released with the new James Bond movie opening this weekend....so, I'm really looking forward to seeing both of them.
I have a friend at Paramount who has already seen the new trailer (which was presented by JJ Abrams himself) and, although my friend is not a big Star Trek fan, his reaction to the trailer was simply "AWESOME!".
That's enough for me.