Star Trek XI Poster

The movie poster for the upcoming Star Trek XI film (pictured here) was released yesterday to much fanfare, from fanboys like myself. For those of you that don’t know, J.J. Abrams, of Alias and Mission Impossible III fame, will be producing this next edition of the Star Trek series. The film will be scheduled for release in 2008.

Rumor has it that the next film will focus on the lives of a young Kirk and Spock at Star Fleet Academy as they head out on their first mission. This has many fans worried that the film could devolve into “Star Trek 90210,” but that is less likely with someone like Abrams at the helm. The cast for the film has not been finalized as of this writing and many fans are carefully watching the industry press to see who they cast for these iconic young Kirk, Spock, and McCoy roles.

There’s a high degree of difficulty in making a prequel to the original series. Still, the idea of a prequel is very exciting. Stay tuned.

4 Comments »

  1. The Horror! The Horror!

    Guess who they have tapped to play Kirk in Star Trek XI: How Kirk Met Spock–sort of “When Harry Met Sally” meets “Starship Troopers?” We will see Kirk show Spock how to find an apartment in the competitive San Francisco real estate market; Doogie Houser will show Spock how to mind-meld with a large, slimy insect; and then Spock will have a fake Pon Far orgasm in a trendy Sausalito eatery, Fal Tor Pon. Indeed, I don’t think that I can take another re-fusion…

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000354/

    Matt “Mr. Ripley” Damon as Kirk!?! If they cast Ben “the pussy” Affleck as Spock, then I am leaving earth for Romulus.

    #1 by st — July 25, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  2. I agree that the terms “Matt Damon” and “Star Trek” should never be uttered in the same sentence. However, it seems that J.J. Abrams has his mind set on using Damon as Kirk. That being said, I think if Ben Affleck is cast in the movie, for any part, Trekkies will simply burn Paramount Studios to the ground.

    #2 by Nugget — July 25, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

  3. Well, at least Matt Damon can act.

    #3 by Meerenai — July 26, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

  4. *Gasp* Are you implying that William Shatner can’t act? Perhaps. But you know, he’s like a good wine, he gets better with age ;)

    #4 by Nugget — July 26, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

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