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J.J. Abrams' New USS Enterprise Fully Revealed!

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November 11, 2008
Source: EW

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!

Star Trek's USS Enterprise

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!

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments

1

I like the fact that they didn't go too far from the original version. It has an updated look that also manages to keep a lot of the retro elements that make the Enterprise recognizable to the fans.

Frost on Nov 11, 2008

2

I dig it i dig it....

Curtis on Nov 11, 2008

3

i like it.

Eric on Nov 11, 2008

5

love it

Josh on Nov 11, 2008

6

pretty cool!

dan on Nov 11, 2008

7

im wet.....lol

cameron on Nov 11, 2008

8

it looks retarded and the disc looks out of proportion with the rest of it. It will probably look better in motion though

tashawnda on Nov 11, 2008

9

i like it, didn't change much and has the whole 60s types of curves

Janny on Nov 11, 2008

10

That's the best looking screenshot from this movie we've seen yet. I think the crew looks a little too young, but they nailed the Enterprise!

Arp on Nov 11, 2008

11

Looks pretty much how you'd think it would, no real surprises here.

joshmc on Nov 11, 2008

12

Are there any non Star Trek fans excited about this? Are the true Star Trek fans excited about this? Do they expect any non Trek fans to see this movie? Just not feeling it...

TBone on Nov 11, 2008

13

I like the look of it. As for the cast, I feel the same as Arp, they just look too young, they don't feel like they are the right choice for this movie, and it is kind of putting me off....a bit.

tct on Nov 12, 2008

14

#12 i am liking this shot of all of the recent ones, but star tek has been dumbed down by the silly t.v series of late all fake and ridiculous aliens getting along... but im not a trekkie and hope this can change my mind about what i think is a last stab at credibility in the sci fi game. by young unproven actors-except bana

bassbin on Nov 12, 2008

15

Hey who's the butt monkey who removed my comments from here?? dam you Billington!! Argghhh!!

Alec Baldwin on Nov 12, 2008

16

looks like the previous Enterprise...As I see it, maybe that will change inside is more

Blackjack Las Vegas on Nov 12, 2008

17

Still looks like a cross between an electric shaver and some kind of weird sex toy.

kevjohn on Nov 12, 2008

18

#4 - I disagree with your taste in ... Enterprise. I like the sleek sci-fi organic-ness of the new Enterprise. It makes it look more realistic and less like a diarama project at the science fair made out of styroform. Granted, the bottom engine portion does look like an electric razor, but that ship will give the galaxy a irresistably smooth shave. Like Abrams said earlier, he isn't aiming for a true homage for the fanbase - its for fans of movies. I think he's taking an accurate approach and giving it a sci-fi style that feels realistic on a grand scale. I'm not creaming my pants over this movie, but all the pics I've seen are enough to get me excited to see it.

Nick Sears on Nov 12, 2008

19

For not being a Star Trek geek, the marketing for this particular movie has REALLY grabbed my attention and I am extremely excited to see it. Not sure how they did it but those marketers are ahmazing.

seductiveflamingo on Nov 12, 2008

20

Enterprise FAIL!!! Same mistake they made with the Enterprise TV show...rewriting history and doing it badly. I think the ship looks fine but what it doesn't look like is the f***ing Enterprise! Certainly looks like a pretty decent Starfleet ship maybe. But it's not an Enterprise...As Scotty might say, no bloody A, B, C or D.

Rev.St.Huck on Nov 12, 2008

21

It sucks. Plain and simple. The Saucer is out of proportion, the warp nacelles look like dildoes; what in the hell is wrong with the designer? I saw a concept design that looked SO much better than this that they could've gone with. As for the cast, I'm cool with most of it. They are supposed to be younger. But the storyline sucks as much as the ship. Why? Because it's Kirk's first outing, but it's also the ENTERPRISE's first outing. According to canon, the ENTERPRISE was first commanded for a year by Captain Robert April, than for another FIFTEEN YEARS by Captain Christopher Pike. Only then did Captain James T. Kirk get his hands on her. While I'm not entirely boycotting this movie (I will make an effort to see it), I'm going into this whole thing skeptical. And this design for the ENTERPRISE just blows chunks.

TJ on Nov 12, 2008

22

t-BONE is just a Trek hater, or maybe it's just Outer Space he hates. ...or anything related, maybe his parents would not let him play with Space toys or SPACE BALLS. And with the exception of the fuslage..... IT IS THE FREAKING ENTERPRISE! J M and J!

t-bonehater on Nov 12, 2008

23

Eh, its alright. The sweep of the nacelle pylons looks off, and the secondary hull has a Next Generation look about it, but its alright...I guess.

Janu Hull on Nov 12, 2008

24

Yeah it looks decent, I'm not a trekker but I know my stuff. I like the crew, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg especially. I feel like their Kirk is a little too pretty. Like, William Shatner was much more macho than this new guy but I'm open minded. I feel like the new Enterprise is just a little off. Like the pieces don't match each other or it doesn't transition visually from one section of the ship to another or something. Or maybe I'm just talking gibberish. Whatever, despite having only seen maybe two or three episodes of the original show I'm excited. I like cool movies and this has all the ingredients if you ask me.

Da Man on Nov 12, 2008

25

I had a model of the Enterprise when I was a kid, which if you look at it from the 60's and now the 21st Century version. I would say well done. And for your math T-Boner, it's like 40 years. But it seems no one wants to compare the two, after all, if it were not for the 60s orginal, the Trekkies in the house, ( who T-boner obviously hates with every fiber of his being) well, shit....there wouldn't be any. I like it, I want to see it, but I am not a Trekster. Sorry Boner. "Stand by for his attacks".

D-9 on Nov 12, 2008

26

I like the design of the Enterprise for this movie. The thing you have to remember about this movie is that it is not a continuation of the original but a reboot of the franchise, much like Batman Begins. I thinkt that people need to approach this with an open mind, don't expect what you've already got. Even tho I am not a devout Trekker, I do enjoy the movies and a little TNG, and I can tell you that just with the cast they've assembled is enough for me to go see this movie. I am a hugh fan of Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg, and I am curious to see where they take their respective characters.

R2 DTwizzle on Nov 12, 2008

27

Crap design. The only good part is the saucer section, and that's only because it's from the Enterprise refit from the Motion Picture. I like the comment about the warp nacelle dildos, haha 🙂

avoidz on Nov 12, 2008

28

Hey D-9! Me...attacks??? Nahhhhhh... I thank the people who answered the questions I asked with respect, because I really wanted to know if this was appealing to more than just Tre...excuse me...fans of the genre. I find it interesting that I only catch slack from D-9, and others it seems, on the comments of articles related to Star Trek. Which tells me D-9 still has that Enterprise model and most likely has to dust it (and other things...haha) off himself because he has no girl. Thanks again to the others and I apologize about the above part I pry should have left out but just couldn't resist.

TBone on Nov 12, 2008

29

First, Batman Begins was not a reboot; it was based loosely off of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One storyline, which has been canonized in the comics as how Batman really began. I stand by my comments, especially sice avoidz liked my nacelle dildo comparison.

TJ on Nov 13, 2008

30

Wow haters if you dont like it, dont watch the movie. Period. I bet you're going to eat your underwear and watch it anyway.

mandarin on Nov 13, 2008

31

Hahahahaha.....TBone is freakin hilarious. Hey mandarin.....eat my underwear! This movie sucks!

OhNo on Nov 13, 2008

32

mandarin, I already stated I would watch it. Read other posts before you post some stupid comment. Confuscious TJ has spoken!

TJ on Nov 14, 2008

33

if you go to youtube you can see the trailer for the new Star Trek 11 Jornada nas Estrelas (Trailer 14 nov 2008 the link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WNPb8R-40

tiger2411 on Nov 15, 2008

34

At least this Enterprise looks like it won't break or break down too easily. Having the Enterprise lose warp drive because somebody spilled coffee on an instrument panel always reeked of poor writing. If this flick restarts the whole franchise and erases 90% of the Trek Universe, I say "Woo Hoo!". Trek since 1987 has devolved into a mushy, gooey waste of time. At least have a few Aliens that aren't Humans with bumpy foreheads, and at least make some of them stink so bad you can't be on the same ship with them.

eman on Nov 16, 2008

35

I don't recall the ENTERPRISE ever loosing warp drive due to coffee spillage. And my roommate sitting next to me has been a Trekkie from the very begginning, and he can tell you that that never happened. I don't know where your resources come from, but please double-check before you write something like that. I do agree with the rest of the comment, although I am a huge fan of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. I would LOVE to see some NINE-Based films.

TJ on Nov 16, 2008

36

I love the new Enterprize

Reggie on Nov 21, 2008

37

This Enterprise looks too retarded! I like the action this film seems to promise...but geez! Who the hell designed this ducks ass called the Enterprise???? It's so damn ugly!

Joe on Dec 6, 2008

38

Enterprises may come and go, Trek technology may be updated from time to time, but the one piece of technology you can count on never breaking is the gravity generation systems. Those babies are built to last.

Mark N. on Apr 11, 2009

39

It looks like someone was drinking beer and droped it and glued it back together wrong!!!!

BLACKHOLE on Sep 11, 2009

40

Just saw it. It is a wild ride that doesn't let up. Excellent casting to approximate the original crew only as teenagers. How do they learn all this stuff in 4 years of Starfleet anyway?? I guess they will have learning pills by then. Aside from the skepticism of young bucks kicking butt all over the galaxy, it's great fun. I do recommend this movie, because it's worth seeing!

dildo on Jan 12, 2010

41

I wonder when we will finally get to see a new Star Trek film. Someone said that JJ Abrams was making a Star Trek film, but I've yet to see it. I saw J-Trek, but not Star Trek. Lens Flares must have prevented me from seeing it. LOL! This movie was a serious joke!

Joe on Feb 5, 2010

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