Wednesday, February 28th 2007

It's not dead! - Star Trek will be back on Christmas Day in 2008

On the Christmas Day next year the highly anticipated next Star Trek movie will be in cinemas Paramount Pictures announced yesterday! After cancelling the Star Trek: Enterprise series in March 2005, the mediocre space combat game "Star Trek: Legacy", which even die-hard trekkies found to be a bitter pill, and more than 4 years without a movie it was about time for someone at Paramount to make a decision.
And like this another one decided to take the opportunity and to direct the upcoming motion picture: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams. J.J. Abrams, known for directing and producing Mission: Impossible III and the very famous and successful Alias and Lost series, teams up with the writers and producers Bryan Burk (Lost, Alias), Damon Lindelof (Lost, Crossing Jordan), Alex Kurtzman (M:i:III, The Legend of Zorro) and Roberto Orci (M:i:III, The Legend of Zorro).
With all these experienced people working on it I am really interested if Star Trek XI will meet my expactations.

Source: StarTrek.com
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24 Comments on It's not dead! - Star Trek will be back on Christmas Day in 2008

#1
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
Oh no, not another one!!!
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#2
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
wtf? jj abrams and the lost team doing this? now this will be interesting.
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#3
Mad-Matt
well I hope they have some one who knows what startreks about as part of their team !. we dont need them re writting startrek history like enterprise series did ;)
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#4
Fusion
by: Mad-Matt
well I hope they have some one who knows what startreks about as part of their team !. we dont need them re writting startrek history like enterprise series did ;)
I agree with that, seeing as from what I have heard it will be based in the time zone between STENT and STTOS. So hopefully there won't be any borg in it.
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#5
SK-1
I never got into any of the TV series,new and old,...but the Star Trek movies always entertained me.
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#6
tigger
I'm the only one
to boldly go were its been 5 times before.:laugh:
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#7
Sovereign
by: tigger69
to boldly go were its been 5 times before.:laugh:
:wtf:
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#8
Thermopylae_480
I bet it's a mediocre action film like Mission Impossible III. They're going to try to make it more popular, but are really just going to alienate their rather large base audience. I don't think Star Trek is capable of going on without Gene Roddenberry. It did really well through the last few seasons of TNG, DS9 was rather good for about 3/4 of it, but was beginning to falter, and fall away from what Star Trek was. Voyager tried really hard to recapture it, and was ok for the first 1-2 seasons, but then it nose dived really quick. The Last movie, Nemesis, was horrible, and so was the last series, Enterprise. I couldn't even make it through and episode. Paramounts just squeezing the last few dollars out of what was once a really good franchise.

Where did you get five? There are 10 movies and 5 series, so you're boldly going 15 times :laugh: .
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#9
Alec§taar
I think this one's about when Kirk was in StarFleet Academy still... prior to ALL of them.

(I'm curious about it, 'semi-avid' trekkie here... no, not so much I like, put on "spock ears" & watch the series' or movies. I actually like the series (TOS/TNG/Enterprise) better than the films, personally))

:)

* Oh, & lol: VERY FUNNY COMMENT ABOVE FROM Tigger69...

APK
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#10
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
I wonder what this news has to do with computer hardware and/or gaming ?
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Alec§taar
by: Dark Ride
I wonder what this news has to do with computer hardware and/or gaming ?
LOL, he's informing the "Sci-Fi" nerds crew that they/we have another "fix" in the works maybe?

I agree though - films aren't REALLY news for computer tech, but, it's the thought that counts here, per what I stated above, imo @ least!

:)

* Maybe a better one for the "General Nonsense" section?

APK
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#12
Bob The Fish
by: Dark Ride
I wonder what this news has to do with computer hardware and/or gaming ?
Its got lots to do with gameing, he mentined Star Trek: Legacy did he not?
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#13
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Hurray star trek!!!! I like voyager!! thought enterprise sucked big ass monkey balls!!! next generation was good too!!
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wonder what it will be about...not much into Star Trek though the movies were quite entertaining.
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#15
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I like enterprise I wish it was still on :(
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#16
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
enterprise does come on!! it comes on sci-fi on the week nights!
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#17
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Tuesday nights/ I just wish they still were making new ones.
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#18
DMSMac_Consult
I wish they'd do a movie with a joint DS9/Voyager cast, personally. At least have it in the time period where we might get a guest appearance by Admiral Janeway or have Odo suddenly appear out of nowhere.
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#19
evil bill
by: DaMulta
I like enterprise I wish it was still on :(
me too, but my wife has a theory that I'll watch anything with Star in the title, as in

Wars
Trek
Gate SG1
Gate Atlantis
Battle**** Galactica.

Her theory was technically ruined By Enterprise as it didn't actually have Star Trek in its name
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#20
ryboto
by: evil bill
me too, but my wife has a theory that I'll watch anything with Star in the title, as in

Wars
Trek
Gate SG1
Gate Atlantis
Battle**** Galactica.

Her theory was technically ruined By Enterprise as it didn't actually have Star Trek in its name
though, they did change the name to Stark Trek: Enterprise. Personally, I don't want a prequel. If we're going to try to refresh Trek, with a new audience, and keep the old, we need new characters, or at least a proper sendoff to TNG. Maybe even a film that actually ends the Dominion, which would involve a huge war, requiring the casting of TNG, DS9 and VOY crews. Scott Bacula will just have to wait for the feature length film of Quantum leap for the big screen.

If they recast Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu..etc, it's going to be hard for me, and other fans of the original cast to sit through the film, or even consider paying to go see it. Personally, if it's a prequel involving the original cast, I'll just wait till it's available on BT. I want forward motion. Recreate from the future, don't move backwards, it's going to be more difficult from a canon perspective to have to make sure you don't violate the history of the series of movies. Eh...I'm just tired of all this prequel crap. Casino Royale was good, but, think about it, the Bond films span decades, it's easier to reboot a character that never ages, you're pretty much required to with every new film.
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#21
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
the actors who have been spoken too so far are:

matt damon = kirk
adrian brody = spock
gary sinise = dr mocoy
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#22
Scavar
Insurrection was the last movie right? Didn't people not like Insurrection? Isn't that the theory with ST movies, something about every other one is bad.

Voyager and Enterprise were my two favorite series. TNG had a lot of interest for me too. I never got into DS9 and well the original ST, makes me laugh.

The movies though ive only see a few. And well games, never played any but Aramada II


Tired of pre-anything. Stop remaking films and going back in time. In most cases, people don't care. Not to mention in most cases the future is more fun.

Or if you are going to go with a pre, do it like Enterprise. Go WAY before whatever was the original show.
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#23
Fusion
by: Scavar
Insurrection was the last movie right? Didn't people not like Insurrection? Isn't that the theory with ST movies, something about every other one is bad.

Voyager and Enterprise were my two favorite series. TNG had a lot of interest for me too. I never got into DS9 and well the original ST, makes me laugh.

The movies though ive only see a few. And well games, never played any but Aramada II


Tired of pre-anything. Stop remaking films and going back in time. In most cases, people don't care. Not to mention in most cases the future is more fun.

Or if you are going to go with a pre, do it like Enterprise. Go WAY before whatever was the original show.
Bridge Commander and Amarda II were probably the best games I ever played to do with Si-Fi, Bridge commander had loads of really good mods too. The last movie was Star Trek Nemisies, it had some clone of picard wanting to kill all humans.

ENT was good, but ST:VOY and ST:TNG were the best. Hopefully they will have some nice klingon fights in this one, really big space battle would be nice with lots of ships, like in a lot of the DS9 shows :rockout:
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#24
Dos101
by: Scavar
Insurrection was the last movie right?
Nemesis was the last movie, I personally hated it.

If the script is well written and they cast the characters right they COULD pull it off, but as an avid trek fan I have a feeling that I'm going to be as dissapointed with it as I was with ST: Legacy.
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