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Why do these shots from the filming of "Corporate Headquarters" look suspiciously like the Starfleet Academy?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. You know, I like JJ Abrams' desire to keep secrets. I like the idea of going to the cinema and not having the entire film spilled out for me via trailers, tv spots, making of books, etc. Plus, it makes it fun to get little bits of snuck info and images. The production, using the working title CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, recently filmed at CSUN's Oviatt Library and a reader went on a photo-hunting expedition for us. Apparently he went into the future looking at the date stamp on the pics. You don't get much more than crowd shots of extras in costume, but notice the familiar short skirts (yay!) and a weird looking rocket car thing... Make sure to click for the bigger versions! Thanks to our spy on the ground for the pics.

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  • March 18, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by Mezzanine


  • March 18, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by Fat and Curious


  • March 18, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    That is

    by Mezzanine

    One fuck of a way to start off a thread about the new Trek movie.

  • March 18, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of

    by Robnhud


  • March 18, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by LT Weezie

    Great work! I think you may be right...Looks like class is in session~ Beam us up!

  • March 18, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Future date stamp?

    by otm shank

    Looks like March 18, 2008 to me.

  • March 18, 2008, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    yeah, and these pics came in yesterday afternoon... I didn't say it was the distant future...

  • March 18, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Anybody worried about...

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    the proliferation of comic actors in this? Of course, I guess Tom Hanks was once a comic actor why is Sulu not being played by a Japanese guy?

  • March 18, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    So they just had no idea how to set up the camera clock.

    by DerLanghaarige

    We had one more in February! :)<br> Interesting photos anyway. Especially because they look really spy-ish,

  • March 18, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Hope that car isn't in the movie...

    by cart00n

    ... because it actually exists and is due to be released to the public later this year! That would equal automatic datedness...

  • March 18, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Ok Quint.

    by otm shank

    You stumped me with this space time continuum thing. :)

  • March 18, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I think it's starfleet

    by ivehadsex

    If no it could be another interesting movie. I think the shuttle gives it away though.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    look at the light poles in pics 2,3,4

    by boast


  • March 18, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST

    The hats though...

    by ivehadsex

    Look very navy like. They make me think it isn't Star Trek.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    That car is the new Aptera Hybrid

    by Zardoz

    It can get 300 miles to the gallon and will be released for sale in CA next year. It's actually a 3-wheeled motorcycle. And apparently it will be used in the 23rd century, too!

  • March 18, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Oh you're right.

    by ivehadsex

    I'm retarded. That totally is the Star Fleet academy. I love the cover name.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    They're remaking V!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Did Ken Johnson finally get that V thing off the ground?

  • March 18, 2008, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Is that a DeLorean?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Great Scott! We're in the 23rd Century!!!

  • March 18, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST

    by Kevin Mayle

    Why do they have the Enterprise symbol on the lamp posts? That's not a universal Starfleet symbol. Each starship had it's own, and that one is for the Enterprise.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST

    The arrowhead is a common Starfleet symbol

    by skywalkerfamily

    Enterprise even used it on the flags, and stuff.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Damn, there's some hot chicks down there

    by skywalkerfamily

    Nice miniskirts.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    The Aptera car

    by tough_times

    since its set in the future, perhaps the Aptera is like the hippie VW bug of the future. All these profs are driving these old classics around looking cool, scoring with their students.<br> Because if its not and that car is in the Star Trek movie posing as a future car, my suspension of disbelief will be ruined and I won't be able to enjoy the rest of the movie. C'mon JJ don't get lazy with us now. We are Star Trek nerds. We are into technology. Don't bust out present day crap and try to peddle it as "future" car. Seriously, we will destroy you.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    CG! CARS!!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Looks like the car is the CGI paints of this thread.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    the more I think about the angrier I get

    by tough_times

    Well just color me nerd, because I just realized that car will be out before the movie. And everyone (if they haven't already) will know about it. It will be like someone driving a '08 Mustang or a Chevy Suburban across the Starfleet campus. I mean C'MON! I hope they cover it with CGI or something. Seriously, what a short-sighted thing to put in this movie.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST

    about the arrowhead

    by slkboxrman

    if this movie is indeed a prequel...the arrowhead symbol would ONLY be the enterprise symbol..anyone that watched the original series and knows any star trek history knows every ship had its own insignia....they adopted the enterprises arrowhead symbol because of enterprises historic missions and significance to starfleet.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Looks like a spring outing for Imperial officers

    by kevred

    Don't the graysuits look like young Admiral Ozzels?<p>I'm hoping we get a car-chase scene in the parking garage using that hybrid car. Spock can nerve-pinch the driver while Kirk slides across the hood, commandeers the car, and eludes those drunken Klingon thugs from Kappa Kappa Jajvam.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    This feels like a viral campaign...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The cynic in me says these were purposely leaked to the internet. Otherwise, Paramount would have demanded that they be taken down by now. Notice that there are possible clues for us to pick at and obsess over: The license plate on the futuristic car and the banners hanging from the light poles. This all smells like something that the studio WANTED us to see.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    @skywalkerfamily: I thought a V remake, too...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The gray uniformed people look quite a lot like Imperial officers from Star Wars. And the air car looks quite a lot like an updated version of the Visitor shuttle. But, alas, the familiar Starfleet arrowhead emblem on the banners strongly over rides the possibility that this is a V remake. (Now if the banners had the Visitor Nazi-like emblem, that would totally seal the deal.)<p><p>As for the continuity regarding the arrowhead (which was originally designated for the Enterprise NCC-1701), perhaps these extras are, in fact, the first crew of the Enterprise NCC-1701. In other words, what we are seeing here is what will be a commencement ceremony for the NCC-1701 crew. I'm willing to give JJ Abrams the benefit of the doubt that he is respecting the basics of Trek continuity here.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    If you follow the Red Shirt Theory...

    by Karl Hungus

    ...most of those people are gonna die. The rest are going to be recruited by the Galactic Empire.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Establish and crowd shots

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    I can confirm that this was second unit work done for crowd and establishing shots. This is for a commencement event for the first crew of the Enterprise. The red people are the ship's crew, and the grey people are the ones who built the Enterprise. It's some kind of graduation ceremony where the ship is symbolically handed over from the builders to its first crew. The futuristic car will be cloned and appear as several parked flying cars surrounding the area -- they moved it from one spot, filmed the crowd, then moved the crowd and car to other spots, repeat. This was second unit work. I know this because I have a fellow professional colleague who was there, so that's all I can say. I do think that Bad Robot "leaked" this to AICN on purpose. It's their standard MO for teasing the Internet community.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Maybe the car ain't in the film at all.

    by Cagliostro

    Perhaps some Studio guy got one early and drove it to the set. It is sitting "Behind" a blue screen.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    "why is Sulu not being played by a Japanese guy?"

    by Executor

    A: Because it's called ACTING.<p>Dipshits.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    nice bike.

    by alice 13

    star trek life is a mall.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    that car

    by Fortunesfool

    looks like a microsoft optical mouse, minus the cable.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Star Trek didn't need a reboot....BUT

    by The Biomind

    Star Trek doesn't need a reboot, revamp or whatever. But it needs good stories and movies that are not treated like tv episodes. The last two TNG movies simply weren't good movies - that's the problem. People are not tired of Star Trek. But they are tired of Data discovering his emotions AGAIN for the 100th time. And nobody wants second rate villains when after First Contact everybody wanted to see a Borg aramada on the silver screen. Plus, the last movie had ridiculously badly staged action scenes. Remember how silly it looked, when Worf landed on his stomach while firing a phaser rifle? Jeez. And the last tv series Enterprise went off the air because Archer and his colleagues were the most wooden and boring people whoe ever traveled through space. It also wasn't necessary in the last movies to hold on to characters like boring Geordi, while they should have better used somebody like Janeway, Seven or Quark. Star Trek has so many characters, and nobody over at Paramount ever realized it.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • March 18, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST


    by TinSpider

    You're bang on with the character thing. I would have liked one of the last next gen movies to be a mass crossover of Next Gen, Voyager and DS9. Big fuck off war. Sisco, Chakotay and Picard fighting side by side. Ahhh, the missed opertunities.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Agreed: Last NG flick should have included DS9 and VOY

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    They should have taken the strongest characters from DS9 and Voyager to appear (at least in secondary roles) alongside the strongest Next Gen characters.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Pictures removed by request of...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    get'em while they're hot

  • March 18, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder trailer

    by wadi77

    Download the extra large standard resolution trailer:<p>

  • March 18, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Kurtzman and Orci

    by kwisatzhaderach

    aren't exactly noted for their literary endeavours. And JJ Abrams must be the most overrated 'creative genius' ever. This new Trek film is going to suck.

  • March 18, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Same than Xiphos and kwisatzhaderach

    by SpencerTrilby

    the writers are fishy. The director made a godawfully expensive first feature that looked like a glorified TV pilot, the cast is controversial to say the least... And the Trek franchise doesn't interest the mass audiance anymore, just the fans. Massive bomb in the making, Stardate: May '09.

  • March 18, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    the car is simply a retro model

    by theycallmemrglass

    coming back into fashion in 23rd century. Its quite cool how everything looks futuristic from a colourful 60s perspective and to see this knowing that no cgi or special effects are in at this stage!

  • March 18, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Love the Harrymedesu avatar

    by theycallmemrglass

    I assume its referencing Clash of the Titans. Never understood the previous avatar. Was it Harry Bin laden? Harry Sharif? Only Harry Knowles!

  • March 18, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Heavy Starship Troopers vibe.

    by CreasyBear

    And why cover up those pretty palm trees with a silly blue wall with dots all over it? What could that be about? Are blue walls with dots supposed to be futuristic? I hope they replace that lame wall with some cool CGI spaceship or something. It's not too late to fix it, JJ!

  • March 18, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    About the car being "retro"

    by sambrook

    If the car is in the film and is treated as a classic vehicle then isn't that just as bad as iRobot's "classic 2005 Converse" plug?

  • March 18, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    FFS CreasyBear

    by HenryVIII

    The reason for the silly blue wall with dots all over it is so that they CAN replace it. It's called ... brace yourself ... a bluescreen. The dots are reference points for the animators.

  • March 18, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST

    No shit, Henry. I was joking. C'mon, man, do you think

    by CreasyBear

    anybody who frequents AICN doesn't know the usual behind-the-scenes stuff you see on all the DVD bonus features? Give me at least a little credit, man!

  • March 18, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST

    whine whine, bitch bitch, complain, snark.

    by Yeti

    whaaaaaaa. What a bunch of Negative Nancy's.

  • March 18, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    So, are they going with just the red suits?

    by rbatty024

    You know, like in the movies, or are they going to include the blue and yellow and whatever other colors there were? Maybe these are just those on track for a commanding position. But wait, didn't they change what the colors meant from the original show. Fuck, this is getting confusing.

  • March 18, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Starfleet Academy= Sky High

    by RenoNevada2000

    Isn't the library at CSUN where they shot the exteriors for SKY HIGH a few years back? (Just watched it over the weekend with the kid and it looks familiar...)

  • March 18, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    those miniskirts...

    by BizarroJerry

    they aren't as "mini" as the old days. On the old show, you could see their starfleet panties in any scene where they weren't standing up straight...

  • March 18, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    So many red shirts, so few away missions...

    by br1947

    Damn Kirk is gonna be busy!

  • March 18, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    A day at the Dianetics Academy

    by aboriginal

    With your Founder and Chairman Tom Cruise.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    I found Waldo!

    by fanboy71

    Right next to the chick in the miniskirt.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Quint: This is some pretty cool news, man.

    by SkinJob69

    Thanks! I'm actually getting a bit stoked to see this now.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    I've said before and I'll say it again...

    by Gungan Slayer

    Screw this new star trek. screw jj abrams

  • March 18, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    This is Star Trek. That's what it looks/feels like

    by performingmonkey

    To me this is a Trek movie we're looking at. Whatever the script is like at least we're getting something that looks quintessentially TREK.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Someone slept overnight in urinal for these shots!

    by donwillymo

  • March 18, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    You know the one in the red is going to die before the commercial.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    its starfleet sacrificial landing party ensign academy.

    by alice 13

    so many bright futures.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Where No Film Should Have Gone.....

    by sirbroiler

    Frankly....those all-red uniforms look LAME!!! And I agree - if they use the arrowhead as a general Starfleet insignia they are already breaking the rules. And I'm not some big canon freak...but that one is a no brainer. Hope it's good, but I'm still on the fence. Show us the CREW!!!

  • March 18, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    So these pictures were taken today?

    by Kid Z

    Let's see it's 9:40 here on the East Coast, so it's 6:40 AM in Cali. Gee the sun rises early out there. ... Oh! My Bogus Sense is tingling!

  • March 18, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Anthony Minghella isnt dead?

    by JBouganim1

  • March 18, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Seeing all these negative comments

    by norrinrad

    assures me that this movie will get a $100 million easily.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    The car has current California plates

    by zacdilone

    I'd say it's not in the movie, but someone on the production staff (JJ?) has an inside track and got a prototype for cruising around the set.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Giant SFX Blue Screens in Background.

    by Jefftyisfive

    Giant sfx bluescreens with dot patterns in background. Some special effects are being planned! And as someone who watched classic Trek when it was first broadcast, sure I'm a bit iffy on this whole recasting reboot, but unless some one is going to rejuvinate the cast like in the Tales of the Darkside episode, "Distant Signals", then this is how to go. And about the ONLY person I would trust to do this is JJ Abrams. Don't let us down JJ!

  • March 18, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Are you sure that's not V?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Looks like Visitors in red uniforms. Could be bad...

  • March 18, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by theycallmemrglass

    C'mon man, those blue walls with dots are not supposed to be part of the futuristic look! Duh, everyone would have figured out that it is a large target practice board for the academy students to practice their laser shooting techniques. It also doubles up as a game board (like darts). I am sure HenryVIII will agree... :)

  • March 18, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Wrong this is the new Sex and the City set...

    by donwillymo

  • March 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Why is Scotty not a Scottish Guy?

    by ArcadianDS

    Add that to your list of 'stupid questions in this thread'<p> Also, This looks a lot like a Logan's Run remake.

  • March 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Time Stamp

    by McHatin

    Had the time stamp problem this weekend. Forgot to change the date following the 28th of February. Moved right to March 1 instead of 29 Feb...

  • March 18, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    uniforms resemble West Point Cadets

    by ArcadianDS

    interesting that they've given the academy uniforms a clearly militaristic flare. No unitard jumpsuits there.

  • March 18, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by Captain Edwards

    Not sure the vehicle seen in the last two shots are of a "prop"... check this out...

  • March 18, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    GOOD JOB!!!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Talk about a SPY.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    It's Sringtime in Berlin...

    by Lou Stools

    ...and the thoughts of eager young Hitler Youth become preoccupied with wanton and passionate perpetuation of the master race.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    It could be...

    by Frankenbastard

    It could easily be Photoshoped but the ugly green banners on the light post do have Starfleet logos on them. If that already been stated sorry. I’m going back to my Cheerios now.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I Bet That Car Is Kirk's

    by LaserPants

    He's chillin in the back, date raping a naked blue lady and being all like, "YOU! know YOU! liKE! it. JUST! shut UP! and eNjoy... IT! !!!!!!!"

  • March 18, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    There Should Be An ENTERPRISE In The Parking Lot

    by LaserPants

    Parking lots in the future must be fcuking HUGE.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Yup, that's the same library used for SKY HIGH

    by RenoNevada2000

    Joeelliot, I just braved the horror that is the search function on this site and dug this article up-<br> That is definitely the same location.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Will Kirk have a shitty toupee?

    by StudioPlant69

    Trek canon. gfy

  • March 18, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    All those RED SHIRTS are gonna die

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 18, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 18, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    The Space Quest IV Time Travelling Machine!?

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Think it was called the TIMESUX 2000? Just what the fuck is that doing in there? SPACE QUEST MOVIE, AWESOME! Not sure where Roger Wilco is though, I don't see a blonde head in any of those pictures

  • March 18, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Chekov throwing his phaser away in Star Trek IV

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Is it ever explained that phasers were invented by the navy once they got hold of time travelling chekov's in Star Trek IV?

  • March 18, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Looks like a NAZI YOUTH RALLY

    by rotgut1

    Just sayin'.

  • March 18, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Starfleet Insignia

    by wcgilb

    The symbol on the flags is the Starfleet Insignia. Ever notice how it resembles the "A" in NASA's logo?

  • March 18, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Miniskirts look great.

    by dioxholster

    cant wait to see them.

  • March 18, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Are you saying J.J.

    by Archive

    Abrams found a real time-space distortion for the shooting of the film? I was as sick of time-looping trek stories as the next guy, but if CSUN has a functioning wormhole, all is forgiven!

  • March 18, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Nazi Youth Rally?

    by LaserPants

    aka Republican National Convention

  • March 18, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Golden opportunity man.

  • March 18, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You would think lawn care in the 25th Century would be more advanced.

  • March 18, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I guess the terrorists didn't win.

  • March 18, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I was mistaken these are pics of a scientology picnic

    by donwillymo

  • March 18, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of the scene in TMP

    by skywalkerfamily

    where Kirk addresses the crew.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    In a cut scene of TWOK

    by skywalkerfamily

    Khan was looking through files on Kirk's crew and came upon Chekov's.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    All Students, No Professors?

    by bobinnova

    If the red and dull gray are the students at SF Academy, where are the professors in the crowd? I guess they'll be added with the blue screen. <p> What? No bumperstickers for the Rocket Car? <p> "Spock Happens"<p> "Ass, Grass, or Kobayashi Maru: Nobody rides for free" <p> "Don't blame me, I voted for Chelsea" <p> "No blood for dilithium" <p> "You can pry my phaser from my cold dead hand" <p> "Caution - This vehicle stops for tribbles"

  • March 18, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Prius Shmius

    by bswise

    I WANT THAT CAR!!!! 'Bout friggen time we got an American car that gets over 100 mpg! Heck, just plug it in to a generator hooked up to your exercise bike, backyard windmill, or rooftop solar array. Meanwhile, Dick C. is mobilizing to stop this now.

  • March 18, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    there's that one goth outcast student who's red is slighty off

    by donwillymo

  • March 18, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    anybody see that one hippy dude?

    by ArcadianDS

    The one eating pizza during history class? I bet he's going to feature prominently.<p> Okay Cadets. You had red shirts on when came in here.<p> Sumpin happun to'em bro muhuh huh huh

  • March 18, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Looks like a rap video

    by skywalkerfamily

    Where's Snoop with his green hat?

  • March 18, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Cool, we still have trash cans in the future.

    by skywalkerfamily

    I thought just beamed it into space.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    "space car"

    by elbarto74

    that "futuristic space car" is an actual car that will be on sale in California late this year.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Star Wars movie

    by skywalkerfamily

    There are Imperial officers down there.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    The Rocket Car

    by Geekgasm

    God bless that rocket car and all who dwell in the rocket car.

  • March 18, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    there's still bikes in the future next to the hovercraft thing!

    by donwillymo

  • March 18, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    I feel like Chuck Heston running through the streets yelling "SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!" I mean, are you kidding me? "Enterprise" wasn't bad enough, "Nemesis" wasn't bad enough, and now we need this garbage to put the last bullet in the carcass? Will we see the clone wars in this one, too?

  • March 18, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    IE: Blackshirts.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by Geekgasm

    Kudos for remembering "Distant Signals". That was a great 30 minutes of syndicated television, made all the betterer by the inclusion of the great Darren McGavin. And I'm sure the bluescreens in the pics are to show the GIGANTIC STARSHIP ENTERPRISE that's been BUILT ON THE GROUND, because apparently somebody thought it was a cute idea to have an enormous, top-heavy warp driven starship built on the ground and not someplace more practical like, oh I dunno, SPACE.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    I sense Barack Obama and his pastor will be saying "Not "God Bless" the Federation, "God DAMN the Federation!!"

  • March 18, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    And are some of those female cadets wearing ...

    by Geekgasm

    ... raspberry berets? The kind you find in a second- hand store?

  • March 18, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Just remember uss cygnus

    by Geekgasm

    Nobody in the future believes in God anyway.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    The Good News & The Bad News

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The Good news - if this relaunch turns out to be an utter disaster, it should finally put a stake through the STAR TREK heart.<P>The Bad news - if this relaunch comes off as even remotely servicable (with a modest B.O.), then it will force this tired, overwrought franchise to limp on as yet another incarnation that continues to water down its past glories.<P>Damn.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Disney's Star Fleet Academy Musical

    by bobinnova

  • March 18, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    blah send em all to the gas chambers

    by Prossor

    puny red shirts

  • March 18, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Look at all of those redshirts.

    by xavier masterson

    I bet something really bad is about to happen in this scene.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Message For Rocket Car Owner

    by bobinnova

    Please return vehicle to Doctor Emmett Brown immediately.

  • March 18, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by skywalkerfamily

    They're doomed!

  • March 18, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Urge to kill red shirt rising!

    by StudioPlant69

    Kirk - "Ensign Expendable, go over and check behind that rock" Kirk - "Lt. Forgetable, I want you to beam down to that planet of molten lava" Kirk - "Crewman DeadSoon, bring me a hot alien babe" gfy

  • March 18, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Lots of Ensign Ricky's down there

    by skywalkerfamily

    Poor saps.

  • March 18, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    although i'm disappointed that JJ disbanded the idea of a "reima

    by captain_kirk

    I think this movie will freegin RAWK! Kirk Out!

  • March 18, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Will we see Finnegan?

    by skywalkerfamily

    He was Kirk's torment at the Academy! Hey Jimmy Boy!!

  • March 18, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    It really cracks me up

    by Reel American Hero

    The level of nerditry present every time the words Star and Trek come up in the headline. I'm a huge fanboy as well, so I can understand the level of obsession that comes with things. But oh my God...."this picture here clearly violates the canon established in episode 2, season 1, scene 24 frame number 24:45 that shows that''s just awesome. I've had my moments similar, so I'm not exactly innocent when it comes to this myself, but it's still funny.

  • March 18, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The futuristic car seen in the photo

    by kyborg

    The car seen in the photo is a real car. It can be bought in California. It also gets around 300 mpg

  • March 18, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Geekgasm...allow me to buy you a beer.

    by uss cygnus

    If we ever meet. *tips cap* Nicely played.

  • March 18, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think the futuristic car...

    by rizzle

    looks like Princess Vespa's spaceship in Spaceballs?

  • March 18, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Naw, I live downtown but did go see the crane incident up close. It was leaning from one side of 50th Street to the other. Looked like Clovercrab had gone through the block. It's a wonder there are not more such accidents around here. There is SO MUCH construction going on in the city and crazy ass cranes hanging everywhere.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    the other reason Sulu is not being played by a Japanese guy

    by Multiplex

    because it's not a Japanese fucking surname, so he can be any kind of Asian. Say he's mixed, and shut up about it.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I want their bloody costumes.

    by wintocha67

    Do ya think they'll glut the market when this thing is over? I'm pretty tall so I'll need an XL.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I'll check you fools on the quad!!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Hehe you knew it was coming.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Target that explosion and FIRE!!!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Sulu rocks.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The CSUN quad was also "Stanford" in that

    by themikejonas

    steaming pile of a Knight Rider backdoor pilot, in that scene where KITTINO picks up the inventor's daughter.

  • March 18, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    uss cygnus, we are of a kind, you and I

    by Geekgasm

    in another reality, I could have called you "friend".

  • March 18, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    General Veers as guest speaker

    by picardsucks

    On adavnced starfleet artic ground assault combat tactics. While hundreds of guys in Six Million Dollar Man doll costumes intently listen.

  • March 18, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    It's a cross between Trek, Wars, and V

    by skywalkerfamily


  • March 18, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    CORPORATE headquarters, indeed.

    by Zodou

    If that vehicle is to be featured in the film, even in background, we may be looking at the biggest jump since the off road chase in Nemesis. That is, IF it is a part of the film.

  • March 18, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Target Seminar.

    by skywalkerfamily


  • March 18, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Says I to Abom during some rough sex with Glovedone's mom.

  • March 19, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Fuck this mess.

    by Jaka

    Those pictures did nothing but push me even farther towards adding this dung to the Enterprise trash heap. Enterprise, as far as I'm concerned, never existed. Eventually somebody MIGHT make a proper ST movie again, I imagine another good TV series will come first, though. Regardless, when did SF cadets wear fucking hats?

  • March 19, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    'futuristic car' in the Cal State Northridge

    by rslatin

    The car is the Aptera, designed for mass production (maybe) as a hybrid or all-electric 3-wheeler. Find it at In was on the cover of Popular Science/Mechanic Magazine in December, 2007.

  • March 19, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    The last good Trek movie was made in 1986

    by skywalkerfamily

    We should be due for another one.

  • March 19, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • March 19, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Why is Sulu not Japanese shouldn't be added to the list of stupi

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    ..You guys need to be added to the list of fuckin' assholes. Who does it matter to? How about a Japanese person? I'm sure George Takei asked it himself once the casting was announced. Anybody see Memoirs of a Geisha? No...cause it was a bunch of fuckin' Chinese people playin' fuckin' Japanese people. There's a difference, shitdicks.

  • March 19, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST questions. Dumbass character count. But...

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    ...back to Star Trek, I dunno. The commencement ceremony is a good save, because indeed, the insignia is wrong otherwise. Trekkies are notoriously sensitive to minutiae, and they don't forgive the way Star Wars fans do. Jeez, SW fans really save Lucas' ass a LOT. I like both franchises, SW a little more, but I'm all for going back to TOS Trek, even with new people...just not sure about this cast. I was all for Damon and Sinise as Kirk and McCoy. Dunno about Pathfinder being Bones...

  • March 19, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Starfleet pics

    by mbazid

    The vehicle in the picture was profiled yesterday on yahoo news as a new 3-weel hybrid

  • March 19, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    This is just stupid retro-Trek BS...

    by Kid Z that lame-@$$ Deep Space Nine episode. Yeah let's make the uniforms for space explorers miniskirts as if that would make sense... why? Because that's what they had on classic Trek forty years ago. Let's have the Enterprise built in Area 51... why? Because Area 51 is "edgy". Uh, no... Area 51 was "edgy" in 1993! Well, one plus to this abortion will be that it'll kill Trek forever... at last.

  • He's completely unaware that he's less than 72 hours from getting his ass fired for letting spies leak pics of the Kirkomobile (TM).

  • March 19, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Who would have known in the 24th Century

    by Teddy Artery

    ...that sexism would feel so right?

  • March 19, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Turrrget!

    by zacdilone

    Enter your secret code!

  • March 22, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    The "shuttle" is an Aptera -

    by darknladyjedi

    The car in the last couple of pictures is called an Aptera and it will hopefully be available in the next year or so. Visit to learn more about his very cool Jetsons-like car.

  • March 25, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    The car can't be product placement, can it?

    by scrumdiddly

    They wouldn't stoop so low, would they?