Eric Bana as villain Nero
So......sometime in the future, popular burning software Nero becomes sentient and tries to kill us.
Maybe we need a Rise Of The Software section to go with the Rise Of The Machines, we should be told!!!
Chris Pine will play Kirk in the forthcoming Star Trek outing, chronicling how the Enterprise crew met at Starfleet Academy and subesequently set forth on their first mission. He's joined by Lord of the Rings actor Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, as well as previously-confirmed Eric Bana as villain Nero, John Cho as Sulu, …
its gunna be like some sort of american pie in space teeny movie, i can see it now. they will be having a frat party and trying to score some space weed but they will get into shit with the galactic gang-bangers who will kidnapp someone so the team will set out on a dangerous yet amuzing (wont be) mission. it will probly have nickleback as a theme tune and people holding gold plated phasers at 45degree angles. perhaps the enterprise will do a drive-buy on a klingon ship or pop a cap in its ass!
Zachary Quinto as Spock - good casting, looks like Nimoy and is a good actor.
Simon Pegg as Scotty - Oh dear, on shakey ground already, looks nothing like Doohan (spelt it right this time) and is a comedy actor, are they making Scotty comedic?
Christopher Pike as Kirk - Who? He looks nothing like Kirk.
Karl Urban as Bones - ??? Surely he was called Bones a) because he was a doctor b) because he was a scrawny little fella. Could they not have found someone who at the very least fitted the physical bill and could act? Anyone seen Doom?
Zoe Saldana as Uhura - I can live with this, not perfect but good actress and top eye candy.
Anton Yelchin as Chekov - great actor but too young, coupled with the fact that Chekov only joined after the show had been running a while so makes no sense.
John Cho as Sulu - hurrah another comedy actor playing a serious role, well I just give up, what a shite cast.
Am I the only one who thinks that is possibly the most warped actor decision ever made? I like Simon Pegg, but in comedies! I can't imagine him as Scotty!
Paul McGillion would've been a better choice.
And who are all these people? The name Eric Bana sounds vaguely familiar but I've never heard of the rest of them.
This sounds like its going to be terrible. I'll still watch it, but I`ll be damned if I'm paying £25 quid for 2 people down the local Odean just for the pleasure of viewing this cinematic masterpiece.
"OMG... they are rewriting Star Trek history like they did with Enterprise series.
Chekov wasn't with them from the beginning.... he came later after Russians made a comment that there was no Russians in the show but they were first into space."
Chekov was not in TOS episode 'Space Seed', but Khan knew who he was in Star Trek II. So its assumed that he was on the ship all the time :p
I'm no trekkie, or even a trekker, I just watch the occasional episode here and there, and the movies... But as several of the Star Trek Alumni said when enterprise was mooted: Star Trek should always be going forward, not back. I possibly could have bought the idea with the original cast (Which I know isnt possible), but with a new cast???? I think I see another nemesis in the making.
Bloody Remakes! Blah! Blah! Blah! Out of ideas! Rant! Rant! Rant! This is going to be rubbish! Whine! Whine! Whine! Remakes suck! Jibber! Jibber! Jibber! My preferred actor was not chosen! Waa! Waa! Waa! It diverges from canon! Oo! Oo! Oo!
Can I have my "I jumped on the whiny geek bandwagon" t-shirt now?
where every marketing failure and MPI dim bulb has gone before.
Only Shatner is Kirk ... yadda yadda ....
As to bad trek ... as exhibits I give you .... nemesis (boo hiss) ... and of course the forgettable classic .... Star Trek the Motion Picture....
I'll save my C$25++ for when it makes the warp speed transition to DVD where it will do decently due to uninformed friends and family of Trek fans who will buy the tripe for the holiday gift giving.... as well as a short life on the rental circuit.
I see this olfactory concussive device joining such classics as Water World and Return of the Killer Tomatoes on the shelves of retailers.
Seems like a few seemingly knowledgeable folks are missing the obvious problem.
Uhura and Sulu were both Lieutenants, Chekov was an Ensign. None of which would be at the Academy at the same as Kirk, Scotty or Bones who would all be 10+ years into their careers at the start of the series.
Even given the 60's-ish sexism of the show, there is no reason to believe Uhura would stay a Lieutenant for over 10 years while others are promoted around her then get promoted for The Motion Picture (Lt. Commander) and Star Trek II (Commander) within the next few years (timeline wise).
Now, given the false premise of the movie, I doubt there is any way to possibly make a halfway decent Trek movie out of it. The others (including Nemesis) were at least consistent. (Even Enterprise is consistent within the ST Universe even if it rewrites/fills in some of the history). Taking character that are widely different in age and station and making them suddenly equals at the Academy is beyond "rewriting" or "filling in". It seems Greg Berman is in need of something to do.
Checkov was brought onto the show as a lead to try to cash in on the Beatles. They selected a person of a similar build and gave him the same hair. They wanted to change the accent, and the actor just happened to be able to do a cheezy Russian accent.
as for Karl Urban, maybe he stank in Doom ( a point I'll duel you in with keyboards at 2 paces!), But he was halfway decent in The Chronicles of Riddick.
I just *have* to jump in with my 2-cents-worth...
Of course, nowhere have I read that they were all GRADUATING at the same time. Think about it - it's unlikely Kirk would have been given the E right out of academy, we know Spock was already on the E, etc...
No, more likely we'll have somthing like Spock coming to Earth to meet the new Keptin, while Kirk is prowling the Academy looking for people to fill out his crew. Scotty could be there eiher teaching or doing a touch-up course between assignments, ditto Uhura. As for Sulu and Chekov, they *could* have been graduating at the same time (or just about).
So, it *is* possible to write a consistent story behind their meeting... *if* you hire a decent set of writers who actually care about continuity.
BTW: I quite enjoyed ST:E - I thought it stood well based purely on the TV series and movies. I don't know about the books as I have read very few of them (and wouldn't consider them "canonical" in any way unless under special circumstances). ^_^ Oh, and I am *not* a Trekkie, nor a Trekker. I just enjoy watching the show every so often (although I tend to give ST:DS9 a wide birth. Gimme B5 any day over it. Whoops. No flame war please, my personal opinion. YMMV)
Are those morons in hollywood suck in some weird time-space anomaly. in which they keep rehashing the same ideas over and over again without learning from their mistakes.
"hey lets do a remake of "the dukes of hazard" need I say more.
Yes I do
For my money this rubbish can only be topped by having that 80's hit Star trekkin' as the theme song
If this is successfull then we'll get another forty years out of the original enterprise crew!
Also, could everyone please note that Star Trek is science FICTION, they are not re-writing hiostory because it is not histore because it is not real, It's their show so they can decide what happened to the enterprise crew before the time of the original series.
PS I am a Trekkie, I will happily watch any episode opf any series and all the films are good, except 1, 5 & 7, but I still watch them when they are on and I will watch this, even though its going to be rubbish.
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