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Star Trek Countdown is the must read prequel to Star Trek XI June 11, 2009

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startrek.countdown ok SO we didn’t LOVE Star Trek XI because of some alternate universe timeline issues…but maybe we were a little harsh..

We just finished reading the Star Trek Countdown Trade Paperback,  and it sure does a lot to help Star Trek XI make sense.

For one, the comic ties in the Next Generation cast – Picard in this comic is the ambassador to Vulcan, Worf works for the Klingons and Data is back as Captain of the Enterprise (an imprint on B-4).

Nero’s ship — is explained as a Romulan research project including the best of Borg technology — that makes sense..and I sure wish the movie added that tidbit of info..

Red matter is well explained as is the Hobes star that destroyed Romulus. Basically this is the story that the movie failed to tell effectively – told from a post Star Trek Nemesis timeline.

It’s great stuff and it sure is too bad that this wasn’t part of the actual movie – that would have made the difference – for us – for Star Trek XI being ok – to Star Trek XI being the best Star Trek ever made.

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Star Trek XI is Alternate Universe Crap. But a good standalone movie May 8, 2009

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Star Trek XI, from a pure action, character and standalone plot point of view is one the top three Star Trek movies ever.

But Star Trek isn’t about standalone plots and that’s why this movie was so bitterly dissapointing. The whole thing is an alternate reality. So that means the 40 years of Star Trek history that we all know and love is thrown out the windows.

That’s BOGUS.

That aside there are some great things in Star Trek XI both Spock’s are great. Uhura’s relationship with Spock is cool. Kirk is a great character as is his dad. Nero is excellent as is Captain Pike.

The best scene for me was the Kobyashi Meru – that was brilliant. We first heard about how Kirk cheated the simulator in Star Trek II and now 30 years later we get to see how he actually did it and it WAS AWESOME.

The ship itself was a little lame.

Engineering is just a bunch of pipes and knobs, no warp core to speak off, which again is TOTALLY BOGUS.

But the jump to warp speed was cool and the ship’s displays and alert systems are all neat too.

Overall a mixed bag, but mostly positive and we’re likely to see this movie again and again and again. No this isn’t as good as Star Trek II but it’s easily a whole lot better than Nemesis, Search for spock and Final Frontier.

Klingons cut from Star Trek XI! jatlhwI’pu’ !! April 28, 2009

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J J Abrams is so keen on having his vision of Star Trek – 90210′ish that he’s cut Klingon from the movie.

Yup that’s right. A classic era trek film where there is no spoken Klingon.

It’s total FRAKKIN BS.

“We actually had a sequence that ended up getting cut from the movie that took place on Rura Penthe, in a Klingon prison,” co-writer Alex Kurtzman told SCI FI Wire, explaining the deletion. “And there was definitely Klingon spoken in the movie, and it ended up getting cut.”

So while this new movie might look slick, by cutting out the Klingon this new film is cutting out the Warrior heart of the Star Trek Universe.

If they end up making Star Trek XII let’s sure hope it’s a full on Klingon Federation war!
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Star Trek XI – Beginning – It’s all about Kirk Baby! April 6, 2009

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Only a month to go, but the Star Trek XI trailer keep on coming!
This newest trailer ‘beginning’ is all about Kirk and really tries to show him as the tough guy that Shatner always made him out to be…

Star Trek XI Breaks Download Record March 11, 2009

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We’re not the only ones SUPER excited to see Star Trek XI. 

Apple has revealed that the latest Trek Trailer had over over 1.8 Million downloads in its  first 24 Hours on Apple.com – there have been more than Five Million downloads in total now since Friday.

WOW.

The Trailer really is amazing and hey we’ve watched it a few dozen times ourselves.

Star Trek XI Fourth Trailer is AWESOME! March 6, 2009

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“Your father was Captain of a Starship for 12 minutes. I dare you to do better.”

Captain Pike to James T. Kirk.

The first few trailers for the new Star Trek movie had us wondering if this new Star Trek movie would be a total disaster.

Apparently J J Abrams listened and the latest trailer is seamless stitched together in a way that should excite all Star Trek fans.

We know that this isn’t classic Trek – and the new trailer doesn’t pretend to be either. This is something new and it’s something AWESOME.

Star Trek XI Superbowl Trailer – Starfleet Academy Under Attack! February 1, 2009

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J J Abrams is out today with a new teaser trailer for Star Trek XI – set to air during the Superbowl.

Basically more of the same from what we’ve seen in previous trailers  – destruction of the Kelvin, Kirk getting busy, Spock beaming in, Scotty looking worried..

But oh yeah there is one major plot addition that we haven’t yet seen in any other format

- a massive space attack on StarFleet Academy itself!

If you don’t catch it during the SuperBowl it’s already on YouTube – check it out below.

Star Trek XI Teaser Trailer with Leonard Nimoy November 26, 2008

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This is the same as the trailer that we saw last week except for a 4 seconds add-on with Leonard Nimoy.

Live Long & Prosper!

(AND WHAT A KRIFFING SHAME THAT Abrams and his ego couldn’t get together with Shatner and his ego).

Star Trek XI Trailer 2 – What’s with the Corvette? November 17, 2008

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The second teaser trailer is out now for Star Trek XI – and it’s the first real views that we get of the action, characters and sets of the new movie.

The trailer starts off with a young Kirk racing along a dirt highway in what looks to be a vintage Corvette Stingray – a little cliched and chessy.

Vulcan is shown as a sort of Superman Fortress of Solitude – what’s up with that?

The NCC-1701 being built looks cool, as does the interior of the ship which kinda sorta looks like a hybrid between the first Star Trek Movie and something out of Minority Report.

Teasers are always supposed to show the coolest stuff – but there is little here in terms of dialogue that really grabs me. No money line as it were – well maybe the ‘buckle up’ or ‘this ship is exciting’ – but we’ve got another six months to go till this thing hits the theatres.

Star Trek XI Toys Coming to Burger King November 6, 2008

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Burger King is going to have Star Trek XI toys in 2009. Burger King snuck the announcement in as part of its recent earnings call for 1Q09.

Woohoo!

No word yet on what toys we should expect but here’s the ShowMeSciFi.com wish list.

1) NCC-1701 – duhh! that’s the most obvious one

2) Kirk, Spock and Nero figures

3) Phaser

4) USS Kelvin

5) Vulcan Ears

What do you want to see as a toy?

And here’s a little refresher for ya from the first STar Trek Movie tie it at McDonalds – 30 years ago!

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Star Trek XI USS Kelvin pics and new Enterprise Crew pics October 17, 2008

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USS Kelvin

USS Kelvin

The first pics from the new Star Trek XI movie are now publicly available for fansites to use – so we’re using them! (with permission of course). Enjoy!

We’ve got ships, bad guys a new Vulcan move and oh yeah the whole frakking crew!! (click images for larger sizes)

Eric Bana is Evil

Eric Bana is Evil

Destroy the Kelvin!!

Destroy the Kelvin!!

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The new crew of Star Trek XI

The new crew of Star Trek XI

Spock uses vulcan nerve pinch (or is it the vulcan choke?)

Spock uses vulcan nerve pinch (or is it the vulcan choke?)

Inside Star Trek XI – What’s a USS Kelvin? October 16, 2008

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EW has an inside scoop on Star XI this month. Lots of pics and some interesting insight into J J Abrams maddness of a remake. He also gave away the plot in the interview

** SPOILER ALERT**

The EW interview confirms that the movie will be a time travel film. The USS Kelvin is attacked by the Eric Bana character Nero which sets off a series events that shakes up time. Along the way the film goes into the origins of the classic Enterprise crew with a key focus on James Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto).

Time travel is great but how many time travel Star Trek movies do we need? Star Trek IV was time travel (to save the whales). Star Trek First Contact was time travel too….wouldn’t it have been more fun to have a mirror universe movie??

By going the time travel route – Abrams is showing his lack on imagination. There are so many other great things that SciFi can do from a plot point of view – time travel is a dated and far too well worn plot tool.
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New Star Trek XI Teaser Posters! July 18, 2008

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Ahead of Comic-con which kicks off next week, J.J Abrams is putting out a new teaser poster for Star Trek XI. The Star Trek Movie (startrekmovie.com) site has been updated too, but the only update is the new poster…

kinda lame if you ask us…the new site that its…

but neat to see the first glimpses of the new crew…the one that looks the best is easily Eric Bana who looks like he’s a Darth Maul clone…or maybe he’s just the Klingon Kang (or Koloth?)

Zachary Quinto : A Logical Spock for Star Trek XI May 28, 2008

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Looks like Zachary Quinto – the new Spock for Star Trek XI – is a Star Trek fan.

woohoo.

In an interesting interview on SciFi Wire Quinto reveals that he thinks the new Trek will ‘honor’ classic Trek.

He also almost slips into his Vulcan character during the interview, by referring to the process as being ‘logical’.

“I always do that,” he said. “When I’m going to say the word ‘logical,’ and then I stop myself. There are certain things that I can no longer do with as much ease as I used to. Using the word logical is one of them.”

Ensign Crusher (Wil Wheaton) Thinks Star Trek XI will SUCK May 9, 2008

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Sure Wesley Crusher was a bit of a weenie on Star Trek TNG but Wil Wheaton is a cool geek.

He’s also very honest and he’s issued one of the most shocking critiscims of J.J Abrams and his reinvention of Star Trek with Star Trek XI. On his blog Wheaton wrote:

Speaking as a lifelong geek, my knee-jerk reaction when I hear someone talking about “reinventing” something like Trek is that it will be a tower of suck, built out of an endless supply of Jar-Jars and midichlorians.

.. not entirely sure how I feel about the “reinventing.” At least the people who totally fucked Star Trek up aren’t involved, but why does anyone need to “reinvent” Star Trek at all? There’s a good reason it managed to endure through four decades and several generations of Trekkies and casual viewers alike.

Read the full post yourself and let’s all get some money together and get Wil Wheaton to write/direct Star Trek XII : Captain Crusher’s Revenge!

Star Trek XI – NCC-1701 New Enterprise Pic May 8, 2008

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Thanks to cineuruguay who commented about this new pic (click on the image to see full screen!!).

This sure look legit and expands on the early NCC-1701 pics that we saw with the first trailer.

The big differences over the classic NCC-1701 are the transparent top covering on the warp nascells as well as the oval covering at the front of the nascells (as opposed to the scoop type from the classic/movie version).

The back part of the main saucer section is also a little different with some kind of groove there for…what? Photon torpedos I guess?

Overall the ship looks a little ‘stubbier’ than the classic or even movie versions of NCC-1701..not sure why they would FRAK with the NCC-1701 that appeared in Star Trek 1-3 but hey…Abrams thinks he’s doing as a favor I guess by redoing the ship and re-writing the Star Trek canon.

Terminator 4 : Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Open May 22, 2009 February 26, 2008

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May 22, 2009 is now set as the release date for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

If that date sounds familiar..you’re right ShowMeSciFi.com fans.

That’s right! It’s just about the same time as Star Trek XI.

So it’ll be a SciFi shootout Memorial Day Weekend in 2009.

T4 begins two months of production in New Mexico on May 5.

Star Trek XI DELAYED !! Until May of 2009 February 14, 2008

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trek_newlogo_lg.jpgNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Star Trek XI which had been scheduled for an Xmas 2008 release has been DELAYED by at least five months pushing the release date back to May of 2009.

So first Paramount get the fans excited.

Then they push us around, testing our patience. NICE. Paramount sure knows how to treat its fan base. Apparently they wanted to get a better opening weekend…TOTAL BS. Xmas weekend is a fine time to launch a movie. Abrams and crew just aren’t ready.

But hey..maybe with this delay and the writers back…Shatner can finally land a part!

Paramount Cancels Star Trek XI Webmaster Point Program February 8, 2008

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ShowMeSciFi.com is excited as any website out there for the upcoming Star Trek XI movie. That’s why we signed up for the Star Trek XI webmaster program from Paramount – the general idea was that for each click you generate, Paramount would tally them up and do something nice for you.

After just a few short weeks – Paramount HAS CANCELED THE POINTS PROGRAM.

Q: What happened to the points system?
A: Due to click fraud and to make use of the Webmaster Program easier on users we have eliminated this points system. Nothing else relating to the program has changed. Please just point all links to the official site. If you have questions please direct them to us in the forums.

Click fraud? are you kidding me?? Other webmasters are that desperate??? Paramount is so incapable that they can’t properly measure clicks? KHAAAAAAAAN!

Star Trek XI : Plot Revealed? February 7, 2008

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Star Trek XI bad guy Eric Bana has given away the plot of Star Trek XI – sorta/kinda/not really.

In an interview with Celebrity Truth Bana reportedly described the plot of Star XI thusly:

“You’ve got this ship right? And it’s flying through the air, like, really fast. It lands, and these dudes get out.

“Then there’s these other dudes, some of them have ears, some of them haven’t, and they get into a bit of a fight. There’s heaps of bullets flying and one of the ships has trouble taking off. Then they fix that ship and then there’s a couple of other guys flying around..” Bana pauses before asking, “Is this good? Then this other guy turns up and he’s had some problems with his missus…”

So apparently Star Trek XI is going to be a comedy then…..

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