Being a “Trekkie/Trekker” from waaaay “back in the day” before the term was even thought of, I was curious how J.J. Abrams ( of ‘Lost’ fame ) was going to pull off the so-called beginning of one of the greatest fictional friendships/partnerships of media history, the story of James T. Kirk and the half-Vulcan Spock.
The movie was supposed to come out this December around Christmas, but like all big budget flicks, editing, money, egos and other film releases pushed back the date to the summer of 2009.
But that’s not what I’m writing about. My interest is piqued by the official Paramount trailer and the appearance that the original Star Ship U.S.S. Enterprise is being constructed on the ground.
Yup. On the ground. In a shipyard much like the ones in Newport News, Virginia and Groton, Connecticut.
WTF! Is Abrams counting on the average movie goers ignorance of how spaceship construction would work in the future and risk the ire of engineers and technicians who grew up watching the original series ( which prompted them to take up their professions to begin with ) for dramatic affect and license in order to tell a story?
That’s what it appears like anyway.
Of course, I could be wrong and the trailer is just performing its function as an attention getter. The construction of the Enterprise itself in the film would be portrayed correctly.
The following is a combination of the official Paramount trailer and a fan-based “addition” of the Enterprise.
Judge what you see on its merits and form your own opinion if Trek canon is being violated or not.
It matters not to me. As Star Trek ‘Liberty’ fan-fic author Joseph Manno notes, “All Trek canon is canon…”.
Make it so Number One!
Star Trek XI Trailer w/fan extra
Tomorrow ol’ dad2059 is taking the day off from posting, just ’cause.
Have a good week people!