Entertainment Weekly posts pictures and provides eight pages of insight into J. J. Abrams' new Star Trek (unsubtitled) motion picture project. A trailer will be attached to the Nov. 14th James Bond release, A Quantum of Solace.
Below, a shot of the bridge, part of 11 pictures recently released. My initial reaction was I must admit shock and distaste; I'm not a canonical purist, but I didn't like the aesthetics (and, shockingly, still feel that the best aesthetic mood for a ship in all Trek was Generations, about the only thing about that movie worth remembering. It was dark, sophisticated, and yet still intimate; that felt somehow genuinely ahead of our time, not conforming to a simple aesthetic choice to mimic the latest fads.)
I'm not sure I like this bridge at all... it's far too bright and too much of an Apple Store vibe. That's not because I don't want any changes from the past, but because I want it to look good here and now. Except the bridge is kind of growing on me, the excitement to see whether this can be pulled off. The franchise could be revived; I miss it -- I miss an intelligent, optimistic show (and while there are great movies out there, too much of it is ridiculously violent, excessively grim or too slavishly unknowingly politicized.) We'll see what gets pulled out of the Abrams hat.
And I must say, Karl Urban is Dr. McCoy. He's below, standing to the right of Kirk, in medical blue.