Saying Hello again to Star Trek

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  1. Dynamo1

    Dynamo1 Head of the Swing Shift

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    We had a thread called "Saying Goodbye to Sar Trek." Well there is good news today.
    LOST in Space, the Final Frontier...


    'MI3' Director to Do Latest 'Star Trek'
    Apr 21, 6:18 PM (ET)

    By ROBERT JABLON

    (AP) Director J.J. Abrams speaks during the opening ceremony of ShoWest at Paris hotel-casino in Las...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Mission: Impossible III" director J.J. Abrams is going from Cruise control to warp speed. Abrams has committed to produce the 11th "Star Trek" feature film and there are plans for him to direct as well, Paramount Pictures announced Friday.

    Abrams also will write the script with his "Mission: Impossible III" co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Paramount spokeswoman Nancy Kirkpatrick said. "M:I3," starring Tom Cruise, is due out May 5.

    The studio is hoping to release the "Star Trek" film in 2008.

    No plot for the movie has been nailed down and no one has been cast for the film.

    The "Star Trek" franchise covers several centuries of a future in which humans make their way in a universe populated by a bewildering variety of aliens, from the ultra-logical Vulcans to the merciless, hive-like Borg. The starship Enterprise in various incarnations was the focus of the original series and many of the movies. Two "Star Trek" series followed the exploits aboard a space station called Deep Space Nine and a marooned spaceship, Voyager.

    Abrams created the hit ABC series "Lost" and Paramount hopes that "Lost" producers Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk will produce the movie, Kirkpatrick said.

    William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy portrayed Kirk and Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV show in the 1960s and in numerous movies but "they have not yet been approached," Kirkpatrick said.

    Shatner, 75, currently stars in the hit series "Boston Legal" and won an Emmy for his role as an egotistical attorney.

    "Star Trek" movies have grossed more than $1 billion but the last one, "Star Trek: Nemesis," four years ago did relatively weak box office and got tepid reviews, while the last TV incarnation, "Star Trek: Enterprise," was a flop and was canceled last year.

    With the new movie, "we certainly are hoping to bring 'Star Trek' back to its former glory," Kirkpatrick said.

    A story about the revival plan first appeared in the trade paper Daily Variety.

    And from TV Guide Online Entertainment News:

    J.J. Abrams Beams Up More Star Trek
    The Star Trek franchise is being given new life by the Genesis experiment Lost cocreator J.J. Abrams, the man behind this summer's Mission: Impossible III, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled feature, slated for a fall 2008 release, will focus on the early adventures of James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy; Abrams will direct as well as help write and produce the pic. Is anyone else getting goose bumps, or am I just a big ol' Star Trek geek? Seriously, no one's Kirk Halloween costume could ever compare to mine.
     
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    BabaOReilly Head of the Swing Shift Premium Member

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    Hmm. I wonder who will be portraying these younger incarnations on the screen? Interesting. And everyone and their brother can do a William Shatner/Kirk imitation, so...

    :lol:
     
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    Oooh, yay. I never really thought it was gone for good. But i just hope they don't destroy the charm like they did with the Bond movies.
     
  4. coolcatz

    coolcatz Head of the Swing Shift

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    oh exciting news. i just hope they remember the fun and campiness of the original series when doing this and avoid the whole "enterprise" disaster.

    my mind will be preoccupied trying to figure out how they will cast this now. i can't see them casting known actors in these roles.
     
  5. Finch

    Finch Funnier in Enochian Super Moderator

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    I think that they should instead to a Star Trek Voyager movie. It was better than Enterprise :rolleyes: And let's face it, we don't want to see Kirk and Spock AGAIN for ANOTHER movie. Come on guys, get with the times.
     
  6. BabaOReilly

    BabaOReilly Head of the Swing Shift Premium Member

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    I liked Enterprise! But 've had a long standing crush om Scott Bakula so... :lol:
     
  7. kazzy

    kazzy Head of the Swing Shift

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    Voyager was the best of them all but I wouldn't want Voyager because we liked it because they were straned in the delpha quadrant but now they're not lost, I don't know if I would like them as a team. I dont know, it might turn out to be interesting. ;) But yeah, we need new fresh people if they're to make another movie.

    Anyway, I'll be looking forward to this movie! :D
     
  8. Finch

    Finch Funnier in Enochian Super Moderator

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    I'm also looking forward to it as well. :D I just think if they were to do another movie, Voyager would be the next step. I mean who knows, maybe they could do it.
     
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    Silencer CSI Level One

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    Didn't they kill Kirk off in one of the movies? I'm sure they keep bringing him back so my trekkie Dad can play something else at top-volume. >_<

    I didn't mind Enterprise. I liked Tucker! Although the ending was dire. I get annoyed with the way US TV people randomly cancel stuff though - the world doesn't feel quite right without a series of Star Trek in production.
     
  10. Dynamo1

    Dynamo1 Head of the Swing Shift

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    The news item said that they are considering a story about the early days of Kirk and Spock, before the televised "five year mission" that lasted three seasons. So they will probably get other actors to play Kirk and Spock.

    Since J.J. Abrams is doing this film, and he produces the series "Lost," maybe a Voyager movie could be called Star Trek: LOST in Space, The Final Frontier.
     
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    coolcatz Head of the Swing Shift

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    scott bakula was the best part of enterprise.
     
  12. Finch

    Finch Funnier in Enochian Super Moderator

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    "Star Trek: LOST in Space, The Final Frontier."

    :lol: Oh man I would pay to see that.
     
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    Dynamo1 Head of the Swing Shift

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    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise....

    It was 40 years ago tonight that these words were first heard as the original Star Trek first premiered on NBC. From Desilu studios (Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball), it was the first episode of a series that lasted three years, but continued in movies, spin-offs, books, magazines, merchandise, and the big brother to this bulletin board. The people who let us use CSI Files also provides trekbbs.com. All you trekkies out there, raise a glass or Romulan ale (or Romulan punch for the underage drinkers), and salute Gene Roddenberry's legacy.

    [​IMG] Live long and prosper


    Meanwhile, some TOS news from TV Guide Online:

    The "New" Trek: Burning Questions Answered!
    To mark the 40th anniversary of Star Trek's TV debut, John Nogawski, President of CBS Paramount Domestic Television, and visual-effects producers Dave Rossi and Michael Okuda held a Wednesday conference call with reporters. The hot topic, of course, was the digital remastering of, and CGI enhancements being made to, the original series (as first reported here at TVGuide.com). The highlights, in brief:

    • CGI tweaks are being made to both the full- and syndicated-length versions of all 79 episodes, and in both standard and 16:9 formats.
    • Ranging in number from 15 to 70 per episode, the CGI enhancements at most amount to "maybe a minute and a half" in screen time.
    • There will be no plot modifications made along the way, akin to E.T. replacing rifles with walkie-talkies.
    • The original original series will continue airing on G4 and TV Land for "a year or two," until remastering/CGI work is completed on all 79 episodes. The enhanced episodes start airing Sept. 16 on over-the-air syndication; check TVGuide.com listings or StarTrek.com for channels/times as that date nears.
    • Though the changes are being made with an eye to HDTV broadcasts, many of the 200-plus syndicating stations are simply not equipped to air the "new" Trek in that format. Still, the 4:3 standard version is promised to be "unbelievably gorgeous."
    • J.J. Abrams' big-screen revisiting of Star Trek played no role in the decision to update the series. (And to the best of Nogawski's knowledge, a completed Trek film script does not yet exist.)
    • As best as I could surmise, Raven Snook, there are no plans to do any such things as giving tribbles eyes and teeth. (Keep 'em cute, I say!)
     
  14. ziggystarduzt

    ziggystarduzt CSI Level Two

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    I heard a rumour that Matt Damon is being considered to play Kirk. I have no problems with Matt Damon, but he just doesn't seem like the right choice to me. Although, honestly, I can't really think of anyone that would be appropriate to play Kirk other than Shatner himself. Check out the imdb page:
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0796366/
     
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    Dynamo1 Head of the Swing Shift

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    From TV Guide Online:

    Star Trek Ready for Blastoff with Castin' of Kirk and Bones Picking

    As previewed last week, Chris Pine (Just My Luck, Smokin' Aces) has signed on to play James Tiberius Kirk in J.J. Abrams' increasingly anticipated Star Trek feature film. The future Enterprise crew is now complete, with the further addition of country singer The Lord of the Rings' Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones/I'm a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer" McCoy.

    With shooting to begin next month, now we just need a script that sings and uniforms that aren't, like, absolutely goofy.


    The cast, so far, from IMDB.com

    Kirk - Chris Pine (son of Robert Pine of CHiPS)
    Spock - Zachary Quinto (from Heroes)
    Leonard 'Bones' McCoy - Karl Urban
    Nyota Uhura - Zoe Saldana
    Scotty - Simon Pegg
    Sulu - John Cho
    Pavel Chekov - Anton Yelchin
    Nero - Eric Bana
    Spock - Leonard Nimoy
     

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