Star Trek XI movie photos shotgunned across the webEntertainment Weekly is getting an exclusive look at the new Star Trek reboot, complete with exclusive photos. To celebrate, photos have been given to six websites, one apiece, to drive up the hype/noise. These pictures are problematic IMHO for several reasons, most notably that they killed most of my enthusiasm. And the road to box office success runs through TarsTarkas.NET!
Most of the photo descriptions I will leave to the respective websites, but some are self-explanatory. And I saved the nerd rage until the end, so you can skip it if you don’t care.
Prepare yourself for a torrent of photos that you have probably seen reprinted all over the web:
UPDATE: FULL ARTICLE LINK
Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Kirk (Chris Pine), Scotty (Simon Pegg), McCoy (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana)
debuts in theaters May 8, 2009
New Trailer will be with Quantum of Solace November 14th
Nerd crap: Black uniform is stupid, the new bridge looks like an iPod store, Chris Pine has a gigantic forehead, the photo of Spock attacking looks like Sylar is about to feed on Kirk’s brain, Chekov’s hair is dumb, Chekov shouldn’t even be there, the cloth pattern on the uniforms is annoying (and is supposedly the Star Trek symbol, but who cares?)
This looks just different enough to tick off loyal fans while being annoying enough to turn off new people. Hooray. JJ Abrams may have made a worse film than Nemesis!
I’ll wait until the full trailer until I dismiss it completely. There is still hope.