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Our sci-fi sister site, Giant Freakin Robot, has gotten its hands on a copy of Star Trek: The Beginning, one of the scripts that was in development at Paramount Pictures prior to Abrams' big reboot. As you might imagine the the screenplay is quite different from the direction that the franchise ultimately took, but it's interesting to look at what could have been.
Were you excited about Attack The Block director Joe Cornish putting his distincitive stamp on the Star Trek universe? Well, if you were, get unexcited immediately because that’s no longer going to happen.
"The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront, 'This is who it is.' It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that's what the thing was," the director tells MTV.
We got some more forward progress on round three of Star Trek today. Maybe. Rumors are swirling that the fine folks over at Paramount might be excited about hiring Attack The Block director Joe Cornish to shepherd the newest installment to conclusion. Fan reaction thus far has been about as mixed as—oh I don’t know—everything about the last two Trek movies.
The third Star Trek was rumored to be circling a 2015 release date. That might be tight – in a crowded year – so we’ll see if Paramount pushes it to 2016 if and when they finally get Cornish to sign on the dotted line.
Reddit user ThatNordicGuy is responsible for an amazing Photoshopping job that has massaged the faces of Abrams’ Star Trek cast over the faces of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the original series legends. In most cases it works out pretty well:
Sci-fi fans have known forever that you can't just step off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and on to the Millennium Falcon, but J.J. Abrams has only now finally admitted it. The director of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness is locked in and ready to start in January on Star Wars: Episode VII, and we've assumed since he first signed on that it meant he wouldn't be able to direct Star Trek 3
Did you know that if you discover a celestial orb (planet, asteroid, moon, what have you) you get to name it? Yeah, it's not just a common device in movies and televisions shows. But when SETI Institute scientist Mark Showalter discovered two new moons—temporarily dubbed P4 and P5—circling the demoted-to-dwarf-planet Pluto, he decided to leave their names for the world to decide. So, he took to the internet and created a place where people could weigh in.
Star Trek Into Darkness recently inched past the $200 million mark at the American box office, making it the fourth-biggest film of the year and, counting in international box office, already bigger than the first Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness is a hit. Not a giant hit, and not the kind of thing that has studios calling all of their rivals and screaming "Suck it!" while guzzling champagne at 8 a.m. (at least , that's how we picture it), but a big enough hit all the same. Especially when you account for its huge improvement with global audiences, Star Trek Into Darkness has done well enough to keep the franchise alive… which means, inevitably, it's time to start talking about sequels
Licensing and merchandising rights debates mired Bad Robot and Paramount in legal battles with CBS about what elements from Star Trek canon could be used … and which couldn’t. In fact, these hostile negotiations blocked Abrams from turning his 2009 reboot of the series into a multi-platform entertainment experience.
this week it was clearly time for the student to become the master, so Katey forced Mack into a sit-down anyway. Mack agreed to watch the first Abrams Star Trek and test a theory the rest of us had that the movie's energy and openness to non-Trekkies would persuade him to get on board. After all, Abrams is going to have the exact same challenge when he takes over the reins of Star Wars.
The Enterprise crashes on Tattooine? Spock dies?? Kirk is gay?!? These are Earth-shattering revelations … and they are all bogus. Not as bogus as the blatant reveal dropped on CBS Sunday Morning (and do avoid Google searching for the clip if you don’t want to peek in J.J. Abrams’ vaunted “Mystery Box” before seeing Into Darkness later this week).
The Star Trek spirit is starting to rev up again. Fans have patiently waited four full years for a sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot, but now the time has almost come. Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in theaters on May 17, and we can probably expect a full on-slaught of marketing tie-ins and promotions...
While responding with simply a smile when asked about details for Star Wars Episode VII, and insisting over and over again that there's no way he can share details about a movie that doesn't exist yet, he did talk about the relief of having George Lucas around as a consultant-- especially after making Star Trek years after creator Gene Roddenberry's death
Featuring plenty of quick cuts and brief glances at each of the characters, the footage focuses quite a bit on the Enterprise crash we already know is coming. That being said, it should still offer fans an extra little kernel of excitement ahead of Star Trek’s May 17 release date, as well as a frank reminder of how incredible the visual effects will no doubt be.
The statement went on to add, "A video of this type would not be made today," which seems to miss the point. Parody whatever you want! Just don't spend $60k to do it! Hell, they could have go the guys from Journey to Planet X and had it done for a fraction of that cost. And I bet theirs would have been way more fun to watch.
For a month now we've been excitedly talking over all the possibilities brought up by J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode VII, jumping over from rebooting the Star Trek universe and potentially finally uniting the warring sci-fi factions. But as it turns out, we don't have to wait for Abrams to unite the worlds of Trek and Wars. President Obama has already done it-- and completely by accident
With the May 17 release of Star Trek Into Darkness seemingly taking an eternity to get here, a lot of its initial buzz is getting Dagobah swamped by news of J.J. Abrams' next project, Star Wars Episode VII. It wasn’t as if the two fictional properties weren’t oft mentioned in the same breath before, but now it’s become mandatory.
The world was shocked late last year when The Walt Disney Company acquired LucasFilm for $4.05 billion and announced that they would be making a new trilogy of Star Wars films. But what if the studio also purchased Star Trek, and, what's more, handed it over to the geniuses at Pixar? Well, then we might get something like this.