Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photos from New Star Trek Movie

Found these a few moments ago, and I just had to blog about it: photos from the new Star Trek movie!

If you don't already know it, the movie is a re-imagining of The Original Series, casting young actors in the roles of the original crew. And here are first views of the cast.

In my book, the hands-down winner for capturing the essence of the original actor is Karl Urban, essaying the role of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. It's the hair, it's the lines on the face; Karl Urban does justice to DeForest Kelly, and how. It's hard to believe this is the same guy who played warrior roles in LOTR and Pathfinder!

I must say, Simon Pegg -- of "Shaun of the Dead" fame -- looks pretty good as Scotty; and does Zoe Saldana is pretty hot. John Cho looks adequate as Sulu, but I can't quite shake his "Harold" persona. The guy playing Chekhov? I'll withhold judgment until I hear him say "Keptin! Enemy wessel approaching!"

But Kirk! That's Chris Pine, the guy in the black shirt. I actually thought he was J.J. Abrams, the director. Not till I read the descriptions did I figure he was the guy playing Kirk. The black uniform threw me off. He doesn't quite have the cocky look that Shatner had. Where's the vaunted "Kirk Equator"?!

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a Viking-Indian warrior! Hmmm...hold on...something's off here. Wait! I got it! In this photo it's more believable that Bones could actually whup Kirk's @$$.

I think you're special... That's Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar in "Heroes", essaying the role of Mr. Spock. From this angle, though, he looks like he's still channeling Sylar.

Okay, much better. Maybe. Or not. Snigger.

Pictures lifted from here and here.


  1. Before I read your words below the picture, I was like, "hey, thats Sylar" ;-).

    I like Karl Urban. He was also in The Chronicles of Riddick.

  2. The magazine cover makes me think it could be "Star Trek meets Brokeback Mountain."

  3. For some people, Star Trek WAS the original Brokeback Mountain. :-))

  4. @Marianne: I'm a Karl Urban fan. And I say that in the manliest way possible ;-))

  5. Dom, they describe him as bod-a-li-cious ;-)

  6. And I'd have to the manliest way possible. :-))

  7. Hehe give it up, Dom. ;-)

    And is it me or is that cover looks a bit... girl-ish? Too much makeup?

  8. Remember: before yaoi, there was Star Trek. ;-)

  9. Thanks for loading me up with that image... :D

    I wonder if the recent story lines in Heroes ( i.e. Sylar being a good guy ) has more to do with Zach Quinto's big screen transition and marketability.

    I still like Sylar's as a baddie though...

  10. okay. I admit. I have never seen a Star Trek ANYTHING. Patrick wants me to (as much as I want him to watch Gossip Girl ). But I confuse Star Trek with Star Wars. they should stop naming them with "Star". This post convinced me. THEY HAVE CHRIS PINE. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggh!!!!!!! So hot. Me like the movie already. Hahahaha ;)

  11. Hey, Chaz, good to hear from you. He does have that Sylar look. Not following "Heroes" anymore...can't stand the wait between episodes. I'd rather take it all in one go. ;-)

    No matter how bad I think this movie is going to be, I know I'm going to watch it anyway. Aaaagh.

  12. @Paigey: in Star Trek's defense, it predated Star Wars by a good 13 years.

    What? No shrieks for Karl Urban? He beats Chris Pine any day! (And I mean that in the manli...oh, never mind....)


  13. i just googled the guy. you're right. the guy is looking fiiiiine! Good call Dom. Hottie alert. Hahaha.. i like this movie already. *sigh

    that sylar dude's looking pretty great too. wow. a post about Star Trek and i'm gushing at all the cute guys. tsk. paddy'll be disappionted. :D