Thursday, March 27, 2008

Star Trek Movie Pics

Gleaned from another site (which has since been asked by Paramount to remove the images) the first on-set pictures from the Star Trek movie!

First up, a look at part of (what might be) the new uniform...

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Ok, had time to soak it in? I'm thinking this might be a starbase or academy uniform, as I've heard the familiar Mustard, Red, and Blue will be seen on board. Rather than sewn-on insignia, it looks like they'll have pins. And I say pins because I don't think they'll make them comm badges... that just seems too futuristic when compared with the Original Series and their communicators. That said, the shape of the Enterprise delta (or arrowhead) mimics what we've seen in the posters and teaser. It's different than the original, more rounded on the bottom than the original series. As I mentioned to a friend earlier, I appreciate the fact they had to modify the Enterprise insignia somewhat, but I prefer the original (see left).

Next up, the exterior of (what may be) a shuttlecraft...

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What's kind of cool about this is that we can see what looks like engine nacelles at the top of the craft. Knowing that the original series design for shuttlecraft engines was closely tied to the design of the ship's warp engines, this may be a first look at what the Enterprise's warp nacelles might look like... I know the engines in the picture aren't massive like the Enterprise's warp engines, but I can picture them having the same flair at the ends of the nacelles. And if this is a hint of things to come, I'm ok with it! Well, cautiously optimistic, at least.

Then there's this...

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It looks like the interior of this craft can hold more than six people, making me wonder if it is really a shuttlecraft, or another type of vessel. Note the harnesses/seatbelts.

And finally a look at the control panel of the aforementioned vehicle (which is the coolest)

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I think J.J. Abrams is definitely going for the realistic look as this control panel looks like it's had a number of drinks spilled on it! That said, I like the font they're using for the numbers in the display, and imagine the letters will look as good. Also notice the dials and toggle switches... totally in keeping with the Original Series. I would hope the Enterprise is a bit cleaner, though. I can see a starbase shuttle being a bit run-down, but Scotty wouldn't let that happen to the Big E.

Still, I like what I see so far.
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