Thursday, October 16, 2008

More 60's TV Pop Culture!

Well, the economy is too depressing to write about, and the election is, in my opinion, a fait d'accompli. So today, we return to the safe haven of pop culture and the exciting internet release of pictures from the upcoming "Star Trek" movie. For those of you who who are missing the geek gene, JJ Abrams, the creator of "LOST", has created a prequel to classic "Star Trek", with younger actors playing the roles of Kirk, Spock, Bones, et al.

Zachary Quinto is already getting rave reviews for his spot-on homage to Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock, but it's difficult to separate him from his regular TV role as serial killer Sylar in "Heroes" - especially when you see him in this shot:

It's kinda cool that the producers returned to the "classic" Star Trek look for uniforms - not that they had a whole lot of choice... Here's the crew... You can figure out who plays Chekov, Scotty, Sulu, etc...

And finally, here's a shot of the new bridge of the Enterprise. I don't really get a good sense of what it will look like from this shot, but somehow, I think it'll have a somewhat more advanced look than the plywood sets of the original... Note that they still have the women in mini-skirts, though!

The new film debuts in May of 2009. Live long and prosper!

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