The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > Star Trek XI: The Movie > JJ's Mid Summer Update
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:15 AM
tomcatjosh's Avatar
tomcatjosh tomcatjosh is offline
Vice Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,803
Post JJ's Mid Summer Update

J.J. Abrams Delivers a Mid-Summer Star Trek Update

July 14, 2008
Source: SciFi
by Alex Billington
It's been quite a while since we've heard anything from J.J. Abrams about the upcoming Star Trek. And unfortunately Paramount decided to pull out of the San Diego Comic-Con, meaning we won't be seeing anything there either. Abrams was recently interview during the Television Critics Association's summer press tour (via SciFi) and spoke briefly about the film and their absence from Comic-Con. He didn't add much to what we already know, but Abrams did admit that he was "disappointed" to hear that he wouldn't be traveling down to San Diego to share some footage with fans. In turn, he talks about how important the characters are over the visual effects - definitely a good sign this is headed in the right direction.
Abrams explained to press that "our Star Trek is not parody, and so the idea of maintaining character relationships, the dynamic between the characters, [was key]. I never saw how Kirk and Spock became so connected. And that's what this movie does. And it does it with the entire family of the Enterprise." He also adds that "there's a certain thing that you can't really hold onto, which is… there's a kind of kitschy quality that must go if it's going to be something that you believe is real." So obviously Abrams is looking to go for the much more visceral and not as cheesy Star Trek that we all know. And for those who have been anxiously awaiting Abrams' version of Star Trek, this is definitely exciting to hear.
As for Comic-Con, Abrams explains somewhat why Paramount decided not to bring anything down. "Our visual effects, unlike something like Iron Man, we have well over 1,000 visual-effects shots. It's a huge thing. So I'm very disappointed, because the characters are so good, the actors are so good, that I would have been psyched just to show some of the stuff that's about the people. Because it's not really about the visual effects. But with so little done… And this was a big kind of strategic decision on [Paramount's] part. so I was disappointed." Alas, it's true that none of it is ready, but I would've liked to see some footage, too! It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer until we see a trailer or anything else related to Star Trek.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:16 AM
Zardoz's Avatar
Zardoz Zardoz is offline
Federation Councillor
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere In The Future
Posts: 31,432
Default

Thanks for the info!
__________________
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:20 AM
tomcatjosh's Avatar
tomcatjosh tomcatjosh is offline
Vice Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,803
Post

You're Welcome!
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:26 AM
Zardoz's Avatar
Zardoz Zardoz is offline
Federation Councillor
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere In The Future
Posts: 31,432
Default

So no news basically...lol.
__________________
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:27 AM
Jed Starkiller's Avatar
Jed Starkiller Jed Starkiller is offline
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,515
Default

According to SciFi.com it added that Paramount isn't taking anything to Comic Con.
__________________
"VOTE ZARDOZ/MENHEIM IN 2012"
Vice Floating God Head
Patron of Eliza's Avatar Lab
Founding member of The League of Extraordinary Oddballs
A new tech support site http://www.community.jvgeek.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-15-2008, 06:59 AM
Borgman's Avatar
Borgman Borgman is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Borgcube
Posts: 307
Default

A lot of nothing there , oh well
__________________
President of the Pine will be Fine campaign
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-15-2008, 07:59 AM
Chucky D's Avatar
Chucky D Chucky D is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in hiding from the Men in Black
Posts: 498
Post

But my hope and faith are re-affirmed. "Warp Factor Five Mr. Sulu!!!!"

Stay tuned for a full-length trailer in late November....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-15-2008, 08:03 AM
Zardoz's Avatar
Zardoz Zardoz is offline
Federation Councillor
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere In The Future
Posts: 31,432
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chucky D View Post
But my hope and faith are re-affirmed. "Warp Factor Five Mr. Sulu!!!!"

Stay tuned for a full-length trailer in late November....
I'd say closer to X-mas/new year's.
__________________
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-15-2008, 08:05 AM
Chucky D's Avatar
Chucky D Chucky D is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in hiding from the Men in Black
Posts: 498
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
I'd say closer to X-mas/new year's.
True enough. Even December to May is a relatively long time.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-15-2008, 08:15 AM
Zardoz's Avatar
Zardoz Zardoz is offline
Federation Councillor
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere In The Future
Posts: 31,432
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chucky D View Post
True enough. Even December to May is a relatively long time.
Not when you get older...seems to almost fly by...
__________________
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:11 AM.


Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.