J.J. Abrams' New USS Enterprise Fully Revealed!
Star Trek fans have been waiting years to finally see this. J.J. Abrams has officially unveiled our very first look at the new USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), the pride of the Federation fleet. EW is the first to debut this new image straight from the upcoming Star Trek trailer due out in theaters in front of Quantum of Solace on Friday. Additionally, Abrams has chimed in with a bit of background explanation behind the design. "Abrams wanted to take the original TV series Enterprise and the movie franchise Enterprise and fuse them together into a new yet familiar Enterprise." And without any further delay, here it is below!
Abrams explains that he wanted a ship that felt very realistic and could stand up to today's visual effects standards. "If you're going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?" Damn good point - and I think Star Trek fans will most certainly be pleased. He also recalls his experience first seeing the Enterprise revealed in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. "The coolest thing about it—maybe the coolest thing in the movie—was when you flew around the ship, you could see all the different panels that made up the ship. It was the first time I had ever seen that level of attention, that love of detail, given to the tangible, practical reality of the ship."
Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams (of "Lost" and Mission: Impossible III) and is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (of The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). This is the 11th movie in the Star Trek universe, following most recently Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002. Star Trek is set to land in theaters everywhere on May 8th, 2009 next summer!