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Is Spock Giving Sherlock A Vulcan Nerve Pinch?

Nordling here.

Courtesy of MTV, we have our first look at STAR TREK 2's set photos.  Now, without any context, I have no idea of the significance of these pictures, but from the looks of it, Benedict Cumberbatch isn't well-liked by our favorite starship crew (or at least Spock and Uhura).  According to the article, Cumberbatch's character is able to overcome Spock's (Zachary Quinto) classic over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder maneuver, and he's supposedly wearing a Starfleet uniform under the jacket.

Now we have Uhura (Zoe Saldana) drawing down on Cumberbatch, and it looks like they're on the deck of some spaceship.  It's difficult to tell.  Again, we could be looking at the climax of the movie, or the opening act, so who knows.

Does this whet your appetite?  I hope the movie rocks, myself.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I'm no trekkie...

    by Tom McMahon

    But i really liked the last flick, looking forward to this one, quite a lot.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    1st

    by Jonathhan Kana

    as usual

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Spock vs Smaug!

    by Nice Marmot

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I love Zoe in that uniform.

    by MrPaisley

    Nothing more.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    dammit!

    by Jonathhan Kana

    ive been thwarted! anyway it looks like a gay music video. lady gaga shit.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by Tom McMahon

    what's the attraction with being first? It just makes it look like you're sat around hitting refresh desperately hoping for some tiny amount of glory to shine into your sad little crumb covered life. Just wondering..

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Guess I was wrong

    by Jeremy

    I was so sure with his face, Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be a Vulcan

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Is the engine room still a brewery with laptops nailed to the pipes?

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Why does Khan looks so preppy?

    by riskebiz

    Weird.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    the engine room with a concrete floor

    by zom-bot.com

    how practical for space travel.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I hope old spock isn't in this

    by donkey_lasher

    If you're going to rip off the old series (sorry guys, but that's what a reboot is) then keep the original cast out of it. Remember what happened to Generations' Jim Kirk. His death was not befitting of the character.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    CUMBERBATCH IS PLAYING A YOUNG SORAN!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    A billion Trekkies suddenly nerve-pinch themselves to death.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    TSAR TREK III The Search for Anastasia

    by durhay

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    theuxb

    by Nordling

    It's after noon on a Friday. Of course I'm drunk.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I Would Seriously Cumberbatch All Over Saldana's Ulhura

    by IAmTommyWiseau

    And you would too.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    TSAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF IVAN

    by Joe Plumber

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    drinking

    by David T Lindsay

    star trek makes me reach for the booze as well

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Overcome a Vulcan Neck Pinch? That's POSSIBLE?!

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    SPOCK, You're doing it WRONG

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Tsar Trek XX: The Dyslexia Conundrum

    by REDD

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Manofstraw...

    by notcher

    The "First" post has been going on forever, it's tradition now. You don't fuck with tradition. Anyone here who rips on it is what I call a "newbie." Meaning they haven't been here from the start and they get no respect from me.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Clearly...

    by HughHoyland

    He's a Borg.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    These are the voyages of the Starship Potemkin

    by frank

    Bolsheviks in the Delta Quadrant! Set phasers to borscht!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    So feaking geeked...

    by HughHoyland

    To get a shot! Now for the continued speculation...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Cool stills. By the way, any sign of Harry's bi-monthly DVD column?

    by Logan_1973

    For fucks sake.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Effects of Vulcan Nerve Pinch....depends on where your nerves are.

    by cookylamoo

    But no one can resist a good mind meld...not even a horta.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Lens flares...blah blah...Abrams sucks...blah blah...

    by John Brown

    ...Trek Wars...blah blah...alternate timeline horrible...blah blah...Quinto is gay...blah blah I'll be so glad when the new film comes out, because 1) I really enjoyed the first one and hope this is its equal or better, and 2) surely there will be something new for the haters to latch onto. Or maybe not. Lens flares...blah blah...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Yeah I think Benedict is about to go Super Saiyan

    by D.Vader

    POWER UP!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Didn't Spock once Vulcan-Neck-Pinch a horse?

    by Darth Macchio

    What the hell are you doing? It's lower! Lower on the neck!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    He's an alien made to look human me thinks

    by FreeBeer

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I'll tell you one thing...that is a sexy jacket.

    by DrBathroomMD

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Star Trek 2009 was a remake of the original Star Wars film.

    by MajorFrontbum

    JJ Abram's and his 'writers' mustn't have been in a very creative mood when they made that 2009 film. I wonder which famous Sci Fi flick, they'll rip off next? Aliens? Avatar? or maybe even 'The Empire Strikes Back'? Abrams is a fucking hack!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    It looks like there actually is a lens flare under Zoe's elbow

    by Joe Plumber

    Wish I could Embiggen it to tell.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Spoiler

    by GhostofLesterBangs

    Uhura's snatch has a raging outbreak of tribbles.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    donkey_lasher - Kirk's death

    by GeneralKael

    Agreed. "death #1" on the Enterprise B made sense, but J.T. Kirk dying from falling on scaffolding? Embarassing. He should have died in a big space battle having a starship blown out from under him.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I hope he is getting paid well, slumming in this crap series.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Every time a superb actor from the UK comes to the attention of wHollyweird, they cast them in secondary roles in shitty summer blockbusters.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Lens flare jokes: Old and busted

    by billydeewilliams

    It's been 2 years of Lens Flare Jokes. Let it die.

  • ....Just means i've got to wait a freeking year to find out how Sherlock faked his death!!!! Hope he kicks Spocks ass!!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    PURE CRAP

    by la_sith

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I remain hopeful for this but

    by coz

    I'm still predicting Iron Man 2 all over again.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Majorfrontbum-Please explain

    by billydeewilliams

    Like most buttholes on this site you do NOTHING to explain the title of your post. there was time-travel in Star Wars? Missed that.

  • Please go on. Also the phrase ''over-the-shoulder boulder-holder" will always, to me, be inextricably linked with ''Punky Brewster.''

  • The dark one is coming...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    First movie was pretty good

    by JonJonB9

    but this one has 100% more CUMBERBATCH. I predict awesomeness.

  • Im not saying get rid of the skirts, just mix it up a bit. Unless they use some kind of invisible thermal hose in the future. In which case, problem solved.

  • Just my two cents.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    @ christian_bale_trashed_my_lights:

    by Chris Moody

    I hope that you're right! It would be wonderful to stop Soran in this parallel universe -- before he gets mixed up with the Nexus! Interestingly, it would be cool to have parallel young Kirk meet up with old, fat Kirk and Picard in the Nexus! Who knows? Perhaps the Nexus is a timeless purgatory between dimensions/universes!

  • Im sure it has, im just drawing a blank at the moment.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    dahveed1972, yeah

    by coz

    Spock nerve-pinched a horse in Star Trek V it was awesome

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Charlie X...Mark my words!

    by jspidey2k

    I'm telling you, they are going with Charlie X on this one...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Are we sure he's not Vulcan?

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    looks like some extra hair was shopped over the top of his ears in the Zoe pic...and you can't tell in the first one

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Re-boot and prosper!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    jspidey - I was thinking Commander Decker

    by MrD

    ala Where No Man Has Gone Before

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I'll never tire of lens flare jokes

    by Joe Plumber

    as long as J.J.'s use of lens flares continues to be at joke proportions. I agree the joke is old. He is the one beating the joke like a dead horse not I.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Spock showing emotion???

    by decypher44

    Looks like a lot of anger, no?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Ah.

    by my liege

    I see the give-the-lead-female-more-to-do-so-that-she'll-agree-to-come-back-for-the-sequel-after-her stock-had-risen curse is in full flow again. See also X-Men 2

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Spock showing emotion???

    by D.Vader

    You mean, like he did in the last movie? ABSURD!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Was hoping Cumberbatch would be Harry Mudd

    by cptrios

    Doesn't look that way. Still intrigued, though.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Actually, lens flares are my only issue with Abrams

    by Joe Plumber

    He is a perfectly serviceable director.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    dvader - yeah, but

    by decypher44

    I thought that that was going to be a beginning, then more transition to Vulcan-hood going forward. Guess I was wrong. And I still don't like it. Liked the movie, like Quinto, not so thrilled with "New Spock".

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Where are Life's Losers? To Complain about Canon?

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Need a laugh right now.

  • Actually, X-Men was always an ensemble piece with both male and female characters sharing the billing. So, the comparison to X-Men 2 does not apply.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Newsflash: If you hated the last one you're going to hate this one

    by billydeewilliams

    So why bother telling everyone why you hated the last one so much...AGAIN?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I hoped they woulda changed up the uniforms...

    by performingmonkey

    They were fine in the first one, but mainly as a fun throwback to TOS. This time out Abrams should be stamping his own look on proceedings instead of pandering to people.

  • Threesomes maybe?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Gary Mitchell is a possibility

    by Smartacus

    We got Alice Eve cast in an unnamed role that could be Sally Kellerman's "Elizabeth Dehner" ship's psychiatrist. No? Didn't really think so either.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like a younger brother giving his older brother a noogie

    by Ali Kerim Bey

    Not overly impressed by BC's appearance. He looks almost like the tall but nerdy high school kid that still had girls like him because he was in all the plays and made funny student-films. Still, I trust this team as the first one got me to like Star Trek.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Also, Zoe Saldana is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet!

    by Ali Kerim Bey

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Bring back Winona Ryder!!!!

    by Afzal

    I loved her in the last movie...... Especially when the ground crumbled beneath her!

  • because that never gets old

  • They've got a Trek ongoing that takes place in this continuity and they base the arcs around old episodes of TOS. I doubt they would have been allowed to do that storyline if it was being used for the sequel.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Spock has always battled with his emotions...

    by conspiracy

    ..and personally you'd have to be fucking dead not to want to gnaw on Zoe's delicious looking thighs. I'd eat her like a kid dipping his fingers into a warm chocolate fondue...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah...that was creepy...but sincere.

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Tsar Trek: The Bolshevik Revolution... IN SPACE!!!

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Star Wars and Peace.

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    So, a Tsarship is, like, a ship piloted by a russian tsar?

    by AsimovLives

    USS Romanov.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Nordling

    by AsimovLives

    I takes a man to admit he is drunk still so soon in the evening. Most people would try to cover their asses and do some lame ass excuse to protect their ego. But you just admiti it front and center that you were drunk. You man up to your own frailties. That gets respect from me. Good job, friend. And Tsarship is awesome! I wish i could had come up with that myself! Rarely i have the oportunity to have fun with a SF/russian history mach-up.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Weren't the original Klingons based on Bolsheviks?

    by Joe Plumber

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    by conspiracy: "Spock has always battled with his emotions"

    by AsimovLives

    That true. But never was Spock defeated and surrended to his emotions. Until Abrams Trek, that is. In Abrams'movie, emotions made Spock it's bitch.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    A bit of Cumberbatch is always a good thing.

    by AsimovLives

    As anybody who has seen both SHERLOCK and TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY can testify.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    darth_meh

    by AsimovLives

    More like a mix of mongols and maoist chinese.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah...now THIS is Uhura!

    by conspiracy

    http://tinyurl.com/78ce9vh

  • Before lapping up their cum off his chin like a champ! So proud of my gay Spock.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Spock has always struggled with his sexuality.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Looks like ATTACK OF THE CLONES

    by MooseMalloy

  • Part of that may just be Quinto's take on him...and it is going to be all but impossible to replicate Nimoy's inspired, nuanced take on the Character. I sure as fuck don't envy the dude taking on that role. Let's be honest...Spock is Iconic...and he is so solely due to Nimoy.

  • Well I'm relaxed now. What do you want to do now Spock?

  • Just a nice publicity photo would make things nicer. At least DKR had the courtesy to post a Catwoman photo after she leaked, and ASM posted a picture of Spidey before they started shooting.

  • About as sexy as a tree branch. And Columbiana is the worst peice of shit from last year. No way that bucky Larsen could possibly be worse. I watch movies like Helldriver. Trust me. Unwatchable shit like you didn't even know they still made shit this bad.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Immunity to Vulcan nerve pinches makes me think of Gary Seven...

    by whyamihere

    ...one of the very few Trek characters who ever showed resistance to it.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Just a bony ass skinny twig of a woman

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Screw Winnona..she's had her 15 minutes..Bring back Rachel Nichols

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by AsimovLives

    I think that Quinto could had played Spock the same way Nimoy played him so iconically well. I think Quinto could had done it that way, if he had been instructed to do so. You know what i mean? I don't blame Quinto for playing Spock as a mommy boy. I blame others who re-imagined the character like that.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    That face

    by locater16

    Is friggen hilarious!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Saw Cumberbund and thought "Lazarus?"

    by tangcameo

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Uhura in Abrams Trek really pissed me off.

    by AsimovLives

    She acted like an oportunistic whore. Got her place on the enterprise (which she must think it's the cool boys' ship) because she emotionally coherced her boyfriend to do so. Acte like a princs that imagined herself to be intitled just because she did good grades. What a filthy piece of shit of a person. She got me on my bad side the same way NuKirk did. My most detestable characters in the movie, in a movie filled with unlikable characters, and i'm supposed to root for them. I almost wished Nero had won, if not for the fact he was such a lame ass copy of Khan! A perfect Abrams Trek movie would be one that ended like those crime movies where everybody dies in the end. I would call that an happy ending for that movie. Anoying fucking characters, the whole bunch of them.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Zoe Saldana sure is in need of some meals.

    by AsimovLives

    She's so skinny it's scary! Somebody should tell her that she is pretty DESPITE being so skinny. A few more meals would do her good. Stop skiping meals, Zoe! The people who encourage you to be that skinny are full of shit!

  • Of course there has to be an explosive decompression scene in JJ's next Trek movie. If it's good enough for James Cameron, it's good enough for him.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Garth of Izar!

    by Dasinfogod

    Cumberbatch in a Starfleet shirt? Shrugging off a Vulcan neck pinch? Would make sense. Mel Brooks said it years ago, don't re-make good movies, remake bad ones that had an interesting premise (he was referring to THE FLY at the time). WHOM GODS DESTROY was a plain ol' bad episode, and the trope of a revered officer gone berserk has been overdone, but if done right, it could be a compelling flick... I'm just sayin'...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    ZOE SALDANA GOTTA EAT...

    by Joe Plumber

    ...MY TRIBBLE TICKLER!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    New Spock was undergoing an emotional arc that Old Spock never did

    by rev_skarekroe

    He's still fairly early in his professional career, he's in a sudden high stress situation and his planet and almost everyone on it blows up. If he was ever bound to snap, that's the time. Now while I'm cool with that in the first film, hopefully he won't have the same type of thing happen to him in the new one. It'd be kind of lame if in each one of these new Trek movies we're just waiting for the moment when Spock loses his cool and Hulks out.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    GAY SPOCK GOTTE EAT...

    by Joe Plumber

    MY TROUSER TRIBBLE!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Asi...did you read Bob and Alex's script for Trek?

    by conspiracy

    The version I read was actually better than what was filmed...but did have one thing that would have REALLY pissed you off if you think Nu Kirk is a Douche Bag now. lol

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    You Missed, Spock. His Testicles are Lower.

    by Read and Shut Up

    You laugh, I laugh, we all laugh.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    moose malloy

    by RRL

    I know, I know- it's goofy, but I have been reading talkbacks for forty-five minutes, and I STILL laugh out loud at your "Clones" campaign every time it pops up. Won't get old for at least a week.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by AsimovLives

    I don't buy the emotional arc thing. First of all, it was too force-fed to the story. The movie truly didn't need it. It raised more problems then it shoud had. Secondly, if you watch previous ST shows, you will notice that vulcans get more emotional as they age. When they are younger, they are more logical. Which makes sense, since they just came out of vulcan academy, they are still fully indoctrinated. It's with a lifetime accumulation of experiencs and wisdom gained by a long lived life that they manage to reconciliate their logical philosophy with emotions. If the makers of Abrams Trek had though things through, what they should had done with Spock is to ake him err on the logical side all throughout the movie, not on his emotional side. The character arc of Spock is that he grows to accept his human-like emotional side. In Abrams Trek, he's an emotional boy right from the start, he starts fully emotional. So what arc is there for him, when he is already so human-like from the start?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Some people are just naturally skinny, Asimov

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    by conspiracy: "Asi...did you read Bob and Alex's script for Trek?"

    by AsimovLives

    Why you wish me such torture? It's as if you wish revenge on me. The spanish inquisition would had been kinder.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Asimov, you should be pissed at Spock instead

    by D.Vader

    Because Uhura was treated unfairly to begin with by Spock, who placed her on another ship despite being the best graduate in her area of expertise. And he did it only in the interest of trying to appear impartial. She did what was right by calling him out on the unfair treatment, and he went back on his initial judgment and did what he knew to be right.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Benedict Cumberbatch already looks kind of like an alien

    by kidicarus

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    d.vader

    by AsimovLives

    Yeah, like me. Then i hit 28. Saldana's thinness is not natural. She's not a starving thrid wold ctitizen. That's anorexia, of the same kind that plagues other beauties like Keira Knightley. It's the obvious "super thin is sexy" holywood bullshit. Poor actress are quite the victim of that shit. Even the guys are too.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    d.vader

    by AsimovLives

    Let me tell you something: Uhura is a military officer. Her job is to follow orders. She gets assigned to a ship, she obeys. What a military would not do is thrown a tantrum to her boyfriend because she didn't got some position she wanted to for absolutly no good reason. She acts like a petulant teenager drama queen. For a military, her actions are a disgrace. Of course, it also reflects the fact that Team Abrams must have near zero knoweledge of how military operates. And yes, the Federation is military, it has always been so since the first ST show was ever produced, and always quite accurate. And another stupid thing in the movie was to have the newest ship of the line of the Federation to be used as a school ship for newly graduated cadets. That's just stupid. I don't think i need to give reasons why. New ships are always commandeered by experinced officers and crews. The logic of it is beyond question, for reasons too obvious to mention.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Spock with emotions is way more interesting than Spock without.

    by billydeewilliams

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    billydeewilliams

    by AsimovLives

    That's incomplete. Spock is interesting because he is not like a human. Because he's an alien. Becasue he's so logic, in contrast to the humans. The fun if Spock is to see him act so differently, to be an alien, with his ocasional shows of emotion surface from the smalest cracks of his logical armour. That's what makes Spock interesting. If Spock acts like a human, then what makes him unique? What differenciates him from the humans? The pointy ears? That is not enough to make a character interesting and original. Spock is the iconic character that he is because how different he was from the humans. THAT'S THE FUN OF THE CHARACTER.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I kinda hate to be the guy correcting asi

    by Cartagia

    but Starfleet is the military, not the Federation. This does not however, make your point less valid.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Made a post and it disappeared...

    by Cartagia

    Hate this site sometimes.

  • but still the wrong phaser - egads, what mad TOS so good was the sounds and colors and lights - laser beams not stupid pulse weapons, the cool SOUND to the phaser and transporter, etc. - and original Uhura's dress was even shorter

  • If you're reading this dude...you really need to get your partners in here to pick up the slack when you're not available. lmao

  • As far as I can tell they were too timid to call the last movie a reboot and tried to con original fans into thinking there was merit to their efforts. You won't fool me twice. The first movie was a fun experience, but not Trek. Trek Wars, perhaps? It wouldn't matter if I saw Quinto pinching Khan himself. Go ruin another franchise, please. Let this lie for another 4-5 years so it can be relaunched properly.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    OH MY GOODNESS DR. JOHN DORIAN IS FIGHTING WITH SYLAR!!!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    kind of sad isn't. the first thing you think whenever you see...

    by crazybubba

    a skinny hollywood actress is whether she's anorexic or not. When you've got 40 year old women, who should be at that age where they are secure in themselves and who they are, starving themselves to hold only their careers you know something is fucked up. Hollywood is just pure evil.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    spock with emotions is way more interesting than spock without

    by crazybubba

    whether you agree with that or not its not Spock.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I don't know Asimov, regarding Keira and Zoe...

    by D.Vader

    Both were skinny in their first roles before they ever became famous too. Natalie Portman- do you accuse her of being anorexic too?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck me! Ahm doing a Stah Trek film! How in the bloody hell did this 'appen?

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Asi, re: Spock and Uhura

    by D.Vader

    She didn't throw a tantrum, she went and accused her boyfriend of screwing her over. And you know what, she WAS RIGHT. He was screwing her over in a selfish attempt based on his fear of how people would perceive him. If Spock was only a commanding officer, she should have obeyed. But since he was also her boyfriend, she had some leeway to complain about unfair treatment.

  • I think a real women or 2 is actually in the film. The contrast is glaring.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Woman.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    darth_meh

    by my liege

    X-Men 3 then

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Correction: Spock is 1/2 alien...the other half is human

    by billydeewilliams

    To think his human side wouldn't manifest itself in some way is a lot less believable than JJ's version. It's more interesting that he's half-human, raised as an emotionless Vulcan, yet his human side fights the 'programming' and allows him to love, get angry, etc. otherwise, just make him a robot.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    You know what screams Star Trek?

    by my liege

    Uhura(!) pointing phasers at people and Spock looking really pissed off. These guys have NAILED it.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    WHERE THE FUCK IS BOBORCI?

    by KilliK

    i am bored and i want someone to laugh at.bob where are you?

  • I'd coat Zoe's long thin legs in Pixie Stix dust and snort it off.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Bob is busy I think...

    by conspiracy

    Enders just started shooting, and he tweeted his Uncle had Passed away. So this lunacy is probably the last thing on his mind, and rightfully so.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    cartagia

    by AsimovLives

    You are correct, of course. The Starfleet is the military branch of the Federation. I stand corrected. Thank you, sir.

  • TMP style Sci-Fi will never be made again...sadly. I just hope they don't go so far as to put Phasers on Pikes Power Chair.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    d.vader

    by AsimovLives

    Mrs Hershlag only got skinny to Keira/Zoe's levels for her role in BLACK SWAN, which was a necessity for the character she played. And Keira has been pretty straighfoward about her anorexia.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    iamjackscompletelackofsurprise

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Ah, there you are. Thanks for providing the giggles. Keep being the stereotype you are!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    The Gary Mitchell storyline makes sense

    by Patrick Pettay

    First, if Cumberbatch's character is truly wearing a Starfleet uniform then you have to consider how many true villians of TOS have been Star Fleet personnel. That leaves you with Gary Mitchell, crazy Commander Decker from the Doomsday Weapon episode and the other idiot ambassadors and dignitaries who tried to commandeer the captains chair while Kirk was away on some planet. Second, according to the MTV article the background of the two pics shows the actors on a "Space Barge". Now it is obvious this Space Barge must be on some planet because the actors are on top of it and not in space suits. In the original episode Kirk wanted to strand Gary Mitchell on a deserted mining planet. That could explain the barge, and it's dilapidated appearance. Cumberbatch resisting Spock's nerve pinch could be a result of his new psi-power.

  • They were *so* convincing.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Android

    by Kraken

    Spock is holding down his off button to reboot him.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Neck pinch, my ass! He's got Benedict by the shoulder.

    by kabong

    Fuckin' JJ!!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Vulcan nerve pinch did not work on Gary Seven

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    @conspiracy you follow bob in your twitter?

    by KilliK

    WOW!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    "TMP-style sci fi will never be made again..." GOOD!

    by archer1949

    Two+ fucking hours of the entire crew staring at flashing lights and mouthing techno babble nonsense. I first saw this movie in a special screening before the premier of the Voyage Home, and had never been more bored and disappointed. Besides, the whole plot was nothing but a remake of the "Nomad" episode anyway, only stretched to an interminable length. I got into TOS because of the characters. And the ensemble they created. I don't care about the hardware, or the "social issues", or any of the Sci-fi bullshit that most Trekkies go for. TOS could have been set on a ship during WWII, or a fort in 1870's New Mexico and it still would have had the same effect on me. I certainly wasn't watching it because of the special effects or the intricate story telling. It was the fun interactions between the characters and the reactions to the goofball situations they got into every episode. I got halfway into first season of TNG and tuned out. Those characters, like the mannequins in TMP, seemed bland mouthpieces for whatever moral platitude and techno babble gimmick the writers were schilling that week. The attempts at humor were contrived and forced and there was no real conflict. They were cardboard cutouts compared to the original ensemble. I really, REALLY tried to get into it, but it just seemed flat, pretentious and dull, dull, dull. After Star Trek VI, Star Trek was dead to me. I never saw any of the subsequent movies of series. I no longer cared. Until 2009. I REALLY liked this new movie. They did a good job of bringing the FUN back into the concept, and although the new ensemble has a different chemistry than the original, but it did a great job of approximating a dynamic ensemble. These people aren't paragons of virtue, but they aren't dullass Mary Sues, either. I can't wait for the next one. Everything else is secondary. So bring on more Abrams Trek!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Four years is too GODDAMN LONG TO WAIT

    by Raptor Jesus

    Bring back Trek to tv. I don't care what kind, what flavor, what universe, so long as it doesn't suck.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Gary Mitchell,Charlie X,Khan or a new villain.

    by KilliK

    make your bets.

  • there are worse things out there.Like reading a book.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    So new guy steals Spock from Uhura, and she shoots him

    by Saen

  • Therefore, taking Spock's character in "The Cage" as canon, Spock showed more emotions in his younger years. Such as in "Star Trek" when he chokes the bejesus outta Kirk. Also his planet just blew up and his mom died. The guy does have emotions, y'know. And he showed them more in his earlier years. The end.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Why is the communications officer away from her post?

    by conspiracy

    I mean..what possible good is your expert in interstellar communications when she is away from her Communications equipment? Or did the away team just gain an injection of Hotness to meet contractual obligations (I ain't playin Uhura unless bitch gets to shoot someone)?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Has anyone mentioned lens flares yet?

    by GARY MAKIN

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I'm not normally into Star Trek, but I really like the first one...

    by GARY MAKIN

    * paid shill.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Killik...Yeah...I follow Roberto...

    by conspiracy

    actually seems a pretty nice guy...,despite doing some work that would point to the contrary. If any of you have Twitter accounts look me up...Conspiracyin559 Lots of your "Friends" from here skulk about there.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    My dearly departed uncle would want nothing less

    by Boborci

    than for me to tell many of you to go fuck your mothers.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    As I said...seems a nice guy..despite some of his work^ lmao

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Tallboy6t6 you missed the point of the alternate timeline

    by sunwukong86

    Nero killed Kirk's father changing how the original timeline played out. You can't say "The Cage" happened before Abrams's Trek because the Enterprise hadn't been on any missions.

  • Yes, I know the Cage didn't happen. But Spock, at that age as shown in The Cage, showed emotions. In Star Trek, which takes place before the year that The Cage took place in the prime timeline, he showed emotions. Spock was more emotional in his younger years. The end.

  • It happened afterwards. In the Prime timeline. Didn't happen in the JJ-verse. Yet. Maybe.

  • Come on ppl...I think we can all agree on that can't we?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    garymakin

    by gruntybear

    *So* convincing.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    In a war between two galaxies, people often turn their coats.

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Now that Leonard Nimoy has retired, do you reckon that...

    by ChickenStu

    Zachary Quinto will play a dual role in this? Normal young Spock like he did in the first movie, and will also play Spock Prime in old age make-up? You know, use digital effects to have two Quintos in the same scene? Enquiring minds want to know...

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Where are the lens flares?

    by Yelsaeb

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    They're coming. They're coming. Don't you worry.

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I'd say it's Gary Mitchell too.

    by Triple_J_72

    Which pisses me off because they're rehashing old stories. BOOOOOOO

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Recorded it as text perfectly.

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    and Who instead of how. Man, i fucked it all up!

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Nordling may be drunk. I think I'm drunker.

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    This is my forum bitches!

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    hi.

    by kbarber29

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    It'd be nice if we could get the page to auto-load new comments

    by kbarber29

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    auto-load

    by kbarber29

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  • Feb. 24, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    proof of life

    by Dreamfasting

    The movie is getting made. That's all the spoilers I need right now thank you *walks away happy* :)

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    It's FINNEGAN!

    by DrPain

    Perhaps they discover that pleasure planet and this time Finnegan gets a little too real.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Spock/Emotions

    by tao_pilot

    Why do some people think Spock should show emotions just because he's half human? It has been stated repeatedly that Vulcans are much more emotional than humans, they just choose to not show it. If Spock chooses to mask his emotions, shouldn't he be better at it because of his human half?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Spock is NOT giving a Vulcan neck pinch... FACT!

    by chiwrtr72

    Spock is having Vulcan sex with Cumberbatch. That explains the next photo where Uhura is pissed at her boyfriend's cheating ways. Can't wait for the next Abram's Trek!

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I still ask...What the Fuck is Uhura doing packin heat?

    by conspiracy

    Of course that is one thing that has always pissed me off about the entire Star Trek Universe...out of 500+ people on a ship you send the Command Staff on dangerous missions? Shit even these days Navy ships keep some Marines on board for cannon fodder. I mean...it's always the bridge staff...what the fuck does everyone else on a semi-sentient, totally automated Federation Starship do?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    chiwrtr72 Excellent Hypothesis...Spocks into the Rough Pon-Far

    by conspiracy

    and Uhura misses Spocks Vulcan style Shocker.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    manofstraw

    by brobdingnag

    That's why you liked the reboot, you don't actually like star trek.

  • Obviously because its amusing how you get riled-up over it. Me thinks.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I was thinking

    by jackofhearts29

    borg as well. After Klingons, they're the closest thing to an iconic villain the series has

  • So in other words, you're just like JJ Abrams - a guy screwing around with a franchise that was never intended for him? Quit pretending that TOS was purely about the characters. It wasn't. That's a paper-thin fallacy constantly spouted by armchair critics who think they look knowledgeable because they yell about "characters". Grey's Anatomy is all about its characters, so I suppose Trek was always just Grey's Anatomy set in space? Right. Trek was science fiction, TOS included. It had all kinds of allegories, what-if scenarios, and existential possibilities. Some of its worst moments happened in those realms, yes, but so did some of its best. If you prefer fun and spectacle to thought, there's plenty of Star Wars prequels for you to enjoy.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    @ asimovlives:

    by Chris Moody

    How do you feel?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Ugg...

    by Chris Moody

    This website ended up only posting the last part of what I typed. Does anyone know why that is?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Prediction - Uhura in mortal danger/dies Spock saves with 'magic'

    by performingmonkey

    Let's face it, this movie can ONLY be one of two choices, the one I just said OR a stupid Kirk/Uhura/Spock love triangle. Actually it could, and most likely will, contain both. I'd love to cook Zoe's books while Scotty has a beer and cheats on that fucking monkey thing from the first one. Also, Pike reveals he's had a medical tricorder stashed up his ass for the past 5 years and now he's passing it on to Kirk, who he's looked upon as a surrogate son since he first knew him 'you know, when I gave you that "coming of age" pep talk in the bar, sonny Jim...Kirk"' Kirk gives the tricorder (a relic, but valuable) to McCoy as payment for his ongoing sating of Kirk's ketemine habit. Cumberbatch is the rogue, Captain Stenamine Hardacre, of his own newly-built USS Rosebud, so named after the little pink sock he used to masturbate into as a 13-year-old pup. Then Daniel Craig plays some public school fop and they both oil each other down in a British steam room surrounded by freckly cockneys. This is the movie I am waiting for.

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey ...Sounds Great!

    by conspiracy

    But will it be shot through with Lens Flares?

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssmredux...It is the Quotation Mark Mystery

    by conspiracy

    The site will from time to time, and for no real consistent reason, eat anything between Apostrophe's or Quotation marks. Some say it is a programming glitch, or perhaps a way to keep assholes like me from posting insulting vulgar stories...but more and more I feel it is a programming error that has been kept around as a way to keep the average talkbacker from displaying superior writing skills than the staff.

  • Y'know, to see if a vulcan can nerve-pinch, say, a llama. Or an Andorian.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Uhura's uniform is

    by dasaroo

    ALMOST short enough. Almost.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    @ conspiracy:

    by Chris Moody

    You could be right.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    @ asimovlives: (I will try again)

    by Chris Moody

    Spock has always demonstrated a form of emotions. He has tried to hide his humanity. However, he is HALF human...and this has presented difficulty for him to come to terms with. Previously, Spock viewed human emotions as a flaw. However, he came to terms with this and came to accept that human side. It might help to review the conversation between Spock and his mother at the beginning of THE VOYAGE HOME. The circular "bookend" of that film was based upon the computer's question: HOW DO YOU FEEL? If you think about it, this Vulcan logic/Human emotions conundrum was present and even implied during the original series. Try as he might, Spock couldn't run from his humanity. I suppose that this is why it played a role in the 2009 film.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    A Big Problem with the Spock-Uhura Relationship

    by Coordinate_System

    is that it is likely a breach of the academy code of conduct. Since Starfleet is patterned on the US Navy, it seems likely that the Starfleet Academy is administered in a manner close to Annapolis http://www.usna.edu/AdminSupport/Instructions/5000-5999/5370.7.pdf A relationship such as Spocks and Uhuras would be grounds for disciplinary action.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:41 a.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssmredux

    by AsimovLives

    A lot of what you said about Spock is correct and can be verified in the TOS TV shows and movies. But you also have to consider the notion that the Abrams movie and the people who support it are very hung up on Spock's human side to the deteriment of what is actually makes him unique: his vulcan side. But see this: in the TOS TV show, and in the movies too, it's his vulcan side that always prevails. Physically, Spock is fully human. He has all the attributes of a vulcan (double eyelids, the ears, physically much thougher resistant and stronger then humans, their big brain of theirs). If anything, his human side is quite a very small part of his being. Physically it has no representation, and sychologically it's something he is always in full control except in situations which even a vulcan would lose his cool. Spock wasnever presented as being completly emotionless, he was never a robot. We can see him smirk and quietly amusing watching the humans' follies. I think most people mistake the thing about Spock's restrain. His and his fellow Vulcans are people who do not live by or are motivated by emotions. They have them, but they snub them. their live their lives basd on logical choices, very much like the Stoics of old. The emotional thing, thus, is a case of how you live your life. Spock and the vulcans is that they make their choices with intellect not emotions. That's what their lack of emotion truly is about. And now in Abrams's Trek, they err too kuch on the emotional side. The point is that soon enough, there will be no difference between Spock and the other humans. What will make Spock unique, then? Nothing! Abrams Team really are not understanding what makes Spock unique among his fellow crew members. But they do't seem to understand much of Star Trek at all, even on the most basic amateur level, anyway.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Abrams' movies should just be called SPACE ADVENTURE: THE MOVIES.

    by AsimovLives

    He could claim they are slightly based on Star Trek but in true are original adventure stories. The other say i saw a preview of the next game MASS EFFECT 3, and it felt more like true Star Trek then the official movies. How quaint is that?

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST

    @ASIMOV WELL SAID.YOU NAILED SPOCK AND VULCANS PERFECTLY.

    by KilliK

    YOU HEAR THAT BOB? YES? TAKE NOTES THEN.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by AsimovLives

    I do remember Keira mentioning that anorexia run in her female members of her family. From what i recall, it was like she was admiting the problem in herself as well, if only tacitally. I'm recollecting from memory, i don't recall exactly where i know it from, if frpm one of the movie magazines i usually buy or if a quote found on IMDB or wikipedia. But you did mannaged to out a seed of doubt on me. Maybe i misread or misinterpreted her words on the subject, i'm not sure now. As for deliberatly lying to make a point, i don't do that. I rather be wrong and proved wrong and lose an argument because of that then to win an argument based on bullshit. You should know that by now. Notice above how i stood correct when a felow talkbacker corrected me about a error i made regarding the militaristic nature of the Federation (when in fact it's only the Starfleet that's the militaristic part). That's what i do. I was never good at bullshitting, nor i ever had much an interest in it, ayway. I leave the bullshitting to the professionals. I could name names, like certain filmmakers, but that would be a too easy a cheapshot.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    killik

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks, my fellow in bankrupcy southern european neighbour. Yeah, the germans have the money. But we have the best food and drinks and weather. Yeah!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    The problem with Keira is not that she is skinny but

    by KilliK

    that she doesnt have any BREASTS.she should put some silicone boobs before she hits 40.otherwise she can kiss her career goodbye.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    a correction to my post above adressed to ccchhhrrriiisssmredux

    by AsimovLives

    "Physically, Spock is fully human" should read "Physically, Spock is fully vulcan".

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives FUCK YEAH INDEED!!

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Keira has one of the most beautiful face i ever seen in an actress.

    by AsimovLives

    And despite she being so (too) skinny, she does have a very proportionate body, as anybody who saw her with the green dress in ATONEMENT can testify. I can only imagine what high level of beauty she could be like if she didn't suffer from her near or true anorexia. She would be like Scarlett Jonahsson with Keira's face. Wow! Perfect woman!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    killik

    by AsimovLives

    If you like cars, you might know the two VW models the Scirocco and the Eos. Pretty cool cars, aren't they? Well known for their fiability and being very well made. Well, those two models are made in my country Portugal. Yeah! I do own an Eos. I love it. Perfect car to drive around in our southern european weather. Even in winter.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Federation is Military...

    by Bunnie

    I saw what you did there :p Film mistakes aside, I don't think Starfleet is purely military though, it's peacekeeping, science research, exploration etc. And Uhura isn't a grunt. She had every right to call BS on Spock's decision.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST

    bunnie

    by AsimovLives

    Starfleet is military. But not in the molds of the prussian military regime which informed so much of the military until the second world war. It's a more humane military system, the Starfleet is. But military nontheless. Whuhora is a fucking cadete out of academy, not yet a full militarymen. At best she would be a middleshipman. Hardly the rank to call out bullshit on any already established officer. And the bullshit is all hers. It's she who got in her thick head of hers that she deserves to be in the Enterprise. And why is that so, that ship in partiular? It makes absolutly no fucking sense whatsoever. But the issue dies with this simple notion: frshly build ships for their maiden voyage are not crewed with newly formed cadetes but by veterans. Any newly made ship are untested vessels and thus it's yet to know what are their problems to be when they get operational. Only veteran crews can deal with unexpected problems. Not fucking rookies like bitch ass Whohura. So, by all lgic and reason, the fucking cunt had no reason to protest for not being int he new ship. The stupidity and wrognness is on her part. If anything, NuSpock by putting her vessel was actually putting her out of possible danger. If NuSpockie showed his love and a terrible sentimental weakness by putting her on a ship that was already tested and ready, not the newly build and unproved ASS Abramsprise. And still the fucking bitch gave him agravation? NuSpockie is too good for that bitch!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Asimov, you're confused

    by D.Vader

    According to my research, Keira Knightley has ALWAYS DENIED she is anorexic. Unless when you say she's always been upfront about her anorexia, you meant her lack of it. And back to Natalie Portman, naturally thin, like I suggested yes? You're not accusing her of anorexia like you do the other two girls? I rest my case.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST

    No, Whohura is not a grunt. She's not even that high up!

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    bunnie...Uhura is less than a "Grunt", she's a fucking Cadet!

    by conspiracy

    Actually at that point Uhura is still technically a cadet...and as such should do what she is fuckin told. In fact...in ANY military organization you do what you are fucking told...period. Nope...don't like that scene at all...for many reasons.

  • probably isn't a great way to earn respect or give the impression of impartiality. Which is funny when you consider that later Spock is worried about just such a thing when he doesn't appoint Uhura to Enterprise. Wouldn't you think the logical Fuck would have thought about that before he dove Ears First into that luscious Nubian Nookie in the first place? Illogical...

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Fun with Abrams Trek's characters, story and style:

    by AsimovLives

    Kirk is an absolute unsympathetic fucking asshole. Spock is a mommy boy. Uhura is a whore. Bones is a walking quote dispensing machine. Pike is the obligatory ObiWan-lite mentor. Sulu is the fool who brings a knife to a gun fight. Chekov is an obnoxious comedy relief mixed with walking talking russian cliche. Scotty is a waterpark riding afterthough. Nero is a rent-a-villain por xerox copy of much better material. I suppose there were other characters in the movie... if we can call them that. The Enterprise looks like something designed by 10 different people who never agreed on anything. Space is yellow with a side order of lens flares. Galactic distances are measured in miles and everything is just around the corner. Villains motives that makes sense are for pussies. Shit blows up lots. Breweries power the spacecrafts of the future. Banal forgetable music played loudly by a full orquestra passes for good score composing. Choirs chant the names of the dead pets of the composer for the most dramatic moment of the climax of the movie. JJ Abrams directs like he wants to be Michael Bay when he grows up. A full movie script can be writen in a napkin. It still takes two people to achieve that, however. The lens flares are ubiquous.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    d.vader

    by AsimovLives

    maybe i misremember Keira's words. i though i had read from her a tacit admission that she might suffer from anorexia, as according to her it runs in the female side of her family. And given her physical frame, it's hard not to think of her as suffering from a sort of that condition. Also, most anorexics don't admit they are so. It was what killed Karen Carpenter. She reduced herself to merely a skelleton with flesh and died from it, but never admited she had anorexia nervosa, despite all evidences. Most anorexics are like that, they just can't see. Natalie Portman is thin, but she was never too thin. Except for BLACK SWAN, which was important for her character. But she recuperated thansk to her pregnancy, and thanks to that, she never looked better then she does today. Funny thing is, i might come across as a thin girl hater, but i'm not. I just think that Keira and Zoe Saldana are a bit too much, more then the call of duty. One of my most intense crush i had had for a very thin girl. She had very beautiful blue eyes and the most beautiful gorgeaus blonde hair i ever seen in my life. And she was very short and skinny like you wouldn't believe. she pratically had no breasts or hips. Quite a plank of wood type, almost to the point of a stereotype. And i was really madly inlove for her. So you know. I don't talk about this type of stuff lightly.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Abrams Trek is all about being illogical. Starting with the script.

    by AsimovLives

    I guess for Team Abrams, fun is highly illogical.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Re:Spock a mommy's boy

    by Dave

    To anyone who makes that idiotic statement... Let's see how you would be affected after you watch your mother DIE right in front of you. Fucking idiot.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    hey Asi...hows it going dude? How have you

    by southafricanguy

    been? Hows things in your neck of the woods?

  • such as that would strip away the veneer of logic from all but the most stoic and highly mentally trained Vulcan. Which is why seeing more "Emotional" Vulcans in Nu-Trek isn't a deal breaker for me.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    smoking_weed_with_salacious_crumb

    by AsimovLives

    "Let's see how you would be affected after you watch your mother DIE right in front of you". It already happened to me, 13 years ago. Who looks like an asshole now? If you want to convince me of an argument, the last think you would do is to make cheap appeals to sentimentality. That shit will not cut it.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    as a lifelong trek fan I am still looking forward

    by southafricanguy

    to this....but I am worried it will have the same problems as 2009s Star Trek...namely a weak script, a focus in action over smart ideas, allegory, and basically the things that made WOK, TVH, TUC good trek films.....JJ and his brain trust of writers have yet to come even close to the good work done by Nichols, Bennet, and Nimoy in writing, producing, and directing trek films imho.... But regardless as a lifelong trek fan I still look forward to any new trek.....

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Southafricanguy!!!!! Hey buddy!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Long time no see, you great rascal! How have you been, friend? How's everything in fair Korea? Well, if you can bother to read the news in regard to Europe, my country is not doing so well, thanks to this major economic clusterfuck. And then i got a medical problem that needed two minor surgeries to resolve. I'm on sick leave for two months already. Thankfully it's nearing the end, and on march 1th, if all goes well, i'll be back to work. next sunday is the oscars. i have some favorites which i hope will win, like Gary Oldman for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. The movie is great, and oldman is magnificent in it. Can't wait for this summer roost of movies to arrive. PROMETHEUS, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, to name a few, all yummy prospects.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    Don't forget Robert Wise. He did one hell of a job on Star Trek.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Well then Asi.....

    by Dave

    If you don't see that as a good reason for Spock to be so sensitive to anything regarding his mother...seeing as you experienced it...then it's a lost cause. Sorry that you experienced that with your mother, no matter what I may think of you, it's a terrible thing to have to go thru.

  • I dread it will be another dumb ass bad movie like the first. The anticipation comes from what will they pull up next to fuck it up. Will it be more of the same, more of the same, or a whole new type of suck? One thing for sure: this time i'm prepared. Abrams Team are not catching me unawares this time. This time i'm ready for impact. This time my shields are up.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    but who the hell is Sherlock (fucking good show btw)

    by southafricanguy

    playing? I cant think which villain he could be? Maybe a new villain? but that is nt necessarily a good thing as the trek films have a spotty history with introducing new villains....anyone remember the So na? Sybok, Dr Soran, the remens.....no? Exactly.....Its the Borg, Khan, and the Klingons everyone remembers....

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    smoking_weed_with_salacious_crumb

    by AsimovLives

    Are you trying to use a personal tragedy that happened to me as a way to defend a bad dumb movie? I really hope you are not pulling that stunt to me, pal. I really hope not. It's all kinds of wrong. And NuSpockie is a mommy boy way before his mother is killed in the movie. I was already fucking hating that turn of the character made by Team Abrams before that scene happened in the movie. NuSpockie's mom death was not the cause, it was the cherry on top.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Dave

    Your already convinced it is gonna suck, so no matter how good or bad it is, your gonna hate it. Wow, that just boggles the mind. Oh and please dont say "if its good I will be the first to say so"....bullshit, you spend so much time saying how bad it is gonna be, you will look like a total ass if you wind up liking it....but you already hate it so no chance of that happening. Amazing.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    SAG

    by Dave

    He is supposed to be Harry Mudd, a semi villian from ST:TOS, my guess (and hope) is he is not going to be as goofy as he was in TOS, it worked then, I don't think it would work in this.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Oops spelled villain wrong...my bad.

    by Dave

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    I really hope star trek xii isnt so Star warized as

    by southafricanguy

    the previous one....would be nice to get an actual good Trek film again....

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    The Remans were cool. I think they were a good addition to the mythology. Also, it shows that despite all else you might think of the people who made NEMESIS, they at least do know a bit of the classics. As the Romulans were created to be romans in space, and their race is named after one of the mythological founders of Rome, Romulus, it was a nice touch that the Remans were named after the other mythological founder of Rome, the twin brother of Romulus called Remus. Romulus and Remus, Romulans and Remans. That's far more though put to it then what was shown by Team Abrams in their Star Trek In Name Only movie. Naming a romulan villain Nero? Couldn't they be more obvious, couldn't they be more on the nose? I guess i should be thankful they showed some faint measure of restrain and didn't called him Caligula.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by Dave

    As usual, you forget Spock is half human. He was teased as a child because they KNEW they could get to him that way. Again, anyone would be like that if people always insulted their mom. If he were full Vulcan, your argument would have weight. But he isn't, so sorry no weight to your argument. You're wrong, it's just your hatred of all things Abrams that clouds your judgment. On a side note, I do think TDKR is gonna kick major ass this summer, that much we can agree on.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    smoking_weed_with_salacious_crumb

    by AsimovLives

    If its good I will be the first to say so. It's what i do. But i'm not holding my breath over it.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    smoking weed......do you really Mudd? That

    by southafricanguy

    just does nt seem to fit.....Mudd was nt much of a threat...just an intergalatic con man basically...and Cumberbatch just does nt fit that at all......the starflleet uniform is interesting.....but I still cant tell...

  • Can't wait for the 3rd Abrams Trek movie and their version of Jabba The Hutt and the fucking Ewoks. And since the first Abrams Trek movie had elements inspired by Top Gun, then it stands to reason the next one will have elements from DAYS OF THUNDER. And the 3rd will be from FAR AND AWAY.

  • ... was just some throw away line made by one of the AICN crew. There's no official confirmation whatsoever that Cumberbatch is playing Mudd. At best it's just an educated guess.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Asi.....yeah, I know things look really bad there

    by southafricanguy

    um...in Korea there are no problems...really, you would never know there was an econimic crisis.....i have to the West could learn a lot from Asia right now....

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    the Koreans like to say that Europe and America

    by southafricanguy

    borrow and spend, while Asia saves and exports, exports, exports....

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Well...I like TMP directors cut....im not that crazy

    by southafricanguy

    about the theatrical. And while I like it and appreciate it (i own it on dvd) its not as good as what Nichols, Nimoy and Bennet did. Imho they "got" trek the best

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Asi...actually I agree with you. The Remens

    by southafricanguy

    were actually quite awsome...in a better trek film with a good script, and made by an actual film maker as opposed to an editor (stuart Bird) the Remens could have been classic trek villains....loved their ship too...the Scimitar...

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    contrary to popular belief, there's barely much differences between the theatrical and the DC of ST:TMP. I'm quite familiar with both versions, and there's barely any differences of note. A few teaks here and there, and one CGI shot of the V'Ger outside of the cloud when it nears Earth and that's it. If anything, i think the DC is an excuse that many peoplke use to admit they liked the movie all along and feared ridicule for admiting it in public. with the DC version, it gives them an excuse to say out what they always wanted to say about ST:TMP, evne if they didn't wanted to admit to themselves: they really like the movie, always have. The good thing is that many who have loved the movie ar enow coming out of the closet and fully admiting it to all to see, without shame anymore. And that the movie has gained new fans, or others have changed their minds about it when they have seen it as adults. The movie is finally getting a measure of respect it always deserved to have. Better late then never.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Star Trek 2 Throws Bait…..Film Bloggers Bite

    by Ray

    http://filmcycle.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/star-trek-2-throws-bait-film-bloggers-bite/

  • Funny because many editors turned directors mannaged to prove themselves quite good, like Robert Wise, Walter Hill and Hal Ashby. The problem with NEMESIS is not the basic story itself. They did finally come up with a villain which would finally prove a match to Picard: Picard himself. And there's no fault of Tom Hardy for the character of Shizon. If NEMESIS has a problem, it's the same that also plagues ABRAMS TREK: it's too much a copy of THE WRATH OF KHAN and too much an atempt to turn ST into a SW like space adventure. The big irony is that the closest thing to the new ABRAMS TREK movie made in the old Star Trek days is NEMESIS, the very movie that the Abrams Trek afficionados love to use as their whipping boy. The irony of that is just too precious!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    hhmmm....not sure I can agree with you Asi

    by southafricanguy

    i have watched both several times....and the pace is quite different. The DC removes a fair amount of the ridiclous reaction shots, and does move things along at a better pace. Also there are a number of new scenes with good character moments that clear a few things up, and make the characters less stiff.... You are right thats its not that different...but it is an improvement overall imho...and I have never had any problem admitting to liking it.....but I also fully understand why it got the bad reputation it did....the TC is very slow moving, and most people simply dont enjoy that..And there is no denying that the leisure suits they wear are terrible...bland, and ugly. Some aspects of it like that have not aged well.... However I have always appreciated it as a film, but its certainly an odditiy as a Trek film. .

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah...i actually really agree with you about

    by southafricanguy

    your views on Nemesis.....its actually better than say Insurrection ( a truly terrible trek film) and you are so damn right that the core idea is quite solid, and Shinzon could have been a great villain, like the Remens, if the producers (Berman and Braga...the real villains that drove trek into the ground) had nt been so obsessed with trying to remake WOK with it, and as you say trying to turn Trek into an action film....... But that being said the ship to ship battle in Nemesis is actually pretty damn cool....and light years ahead of the lame ass ship battles we got in JJs trek......not that you could tell what the fuck was going on with the shaky cam and overuse of close ups...

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Assimov what do mean by "turning Star Trek into Star Wars"?

    by crazybubba

    Are you talking about the action in general? Because I grew up watching the original Star Trek on tv and what I loved about the original was the action. William Shatner in hand to hand combat with an alien and that duh duh duh duh duh music playing in the background. The lack of action is why I never really got into to TNG.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    by DrMorbius

    WHERE THE FUCK IS BOBORCI? by killik i am bored and i want someone to laugh at.bob where are you? Everybody else has you to laugh at killik.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Let me throw this out there for speculation on the new Bad Guy

    by conspiracy

    could it be something/someone we've never seen in a Trek before? Could it be they have created a NEW villain? I'm going in open minded...not gonna pre-judge this thing before I see so much as a trailer. Although I'm still god damned confused as to why the Com. officer is in a combat situation.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    SPOCK: "STOP SINGING THAT STUPID SONG ABOUT KATHLEEN!!!!" *PINCH*

    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Asimov: Why so much research into a franchise you hate?

    by billydeewilliams

    You seem to know a lot about casting, storyline for the upcoming sequel and yet YOU HATED THE FIRST! That's like me putting hours of research into GI JOE 2. Get a woman.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I'm starting to agree more with Assifuck

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It doesn't hold up that well on repeat viewings. The sequel should have a more sophisticated script. Then we can all be happy, even Assifuck!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by DrMorbius

    Funny little exchange between you and Bob earlier in this thread. Any tasty new stories on the back-burner?

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    as for the Star Wars comparison

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It's not much like the prequels, those had dense, confusing stories. No one would complain if it were like Empire Strikes Back, though, right?

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    drmorbius...I don't write them ahead of time...

    by conspiracy

    when I see a topic or situation on here that gives me an idea...I write it right then and there, usually while at work, which is why there are lots of punctuation and spelling errors. But yeah...so long as the Mods allow I'll always post silly, vile stories from time to time. It's a way to break up the seriousness that sometimes invades this mad house. ^

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    @southafricanguy why are talking like Kirk?

    by KilliK

    HA.

  • So Khan is going to be Kirk's real father?

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    =The lack of action is why I never really got into to TNG.=

    by KilliK

    there are worse things out there.Like reading a book.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Looks good if that means anything

    by The Founder

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Cumber can't be the Major badguy.

    by Perigee

    Not if he's taking on Spock and Uhura. Unless Kirk is laying heavily on the floor. Again. That man's face spent more time on the deck than most character's shoes in the last film. And we got to see it, in close up, Every Single Time. I seem to remember some time ago they were talking about 2 baddies - I'm guessing Sherlock is probably the lesser. Maybe he's Mr. Adventure, all broke out of the closet... The lens flares MAY be gone, but Abrams love of corrugated industrial crap remains strong, obviously. You would have thought that, in space, no one would see you rust. With all that ultra-light transparent aluminum floating around, its nice to see that pig iron managed to make it to the stars.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    perigee ...Lmao...this is priceless, and also a good point...

    by conspiracy

    ...its nice to see that pig iron managed to make it to the stars.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    although it looks more like the interior of a Klingon ship.

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Kilik, we don't put up stuff Now that rusts, to my knowledge.

    by Perigee

    It's all just texture and visual flash, but it does annoy me; not for the science of it, just for the visual illogic. It's like bolting on the hull of the Enterprise, just for the look of all those tiny rivets on film. I don't personally want my Star Trek steam-punked. In the last film, they showed the ships (illogically) built on land. Can you imagine how cumbersome an iron-based ship would be to get off the ground? The horrible stress tolerance that metal would have? It's just silly. All of that threatening-looking corrugation could-and would- have been replaced by a paper-thin carbon fiber sheet and would have been 1,000 times stronger and a million times lighter. Of course, this is just me being cranky. ~grin~

  • ...think about it.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Can't be internal Klingon either...

    by conspiracy

    Maybe the Klingons should have consulted Being if they needed help with the early 20th century technology required to remove air moisture in a closed loop environment.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Being=Boeing damn the lack of an edit feature.

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Tsar Trek 2: The Wrath Of Lenin

    by Nerfee

  • And he's only lasted so long because he wears that jacket over his red shirt. "No! It's blue. I swear to you it's blue! The bluiest blue you've ever seen. No I will NOT take off my jacket!"

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    tangcameo...Great Story Idea; "Red Shirt Revenge"

    by conspiracy

    A Red Shirt who has cheated death on one too many Away Missions, considers his life and takes a stand when ordered to once again be used as Phaser Fodder by the Command Staff. One Man... One Phaser... One Chance to Even the Score... Red Shirt Revenge

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    More Pics

    by Bunnie

    ...up at trekmovie. There's a 35(something) on the side of part of the set so I guess it's a human ship.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah what was the deal with that engine room

    by darthvedder81

    It looked like "Generic Factory B" from every action movie ever made. Really strange production design choice. Then Scotty gets flushed through the pipes. That and the sequence with Kirk's giant hand that went on entirely too long just made the whole movie way too goofy.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    =Has to be a wreck on a planet...=

    by KilliK

    BINGO.a crashed Botany Bay maybe? but Sherlock doesnt play Khan.Maybe he plays Mudd who discovers BB crashed in a remote planet and finds inside it an intact cryo-chamber with a frozen Khan.He somehow knows that Khan is a product of bio-engineering so he decides to sell the cry-chamber to Robocop who is the CEO of a bio-engineering company. Either in order for him to reverse-engineer Khan's DNA and create an army of super-soldiers or perhaps Khan was created in that company centuries ago but then he rebelled and escaped/imprisoned in the BB.And the now CEO Robocop wants him back. OFC in the end of the movie,Robocop gets killed and his sinister plan to conquer the world is prevented,Mudd is sent to jail or Kirk lets him leave because he eventually helped them stop Robocop and ofc KHAN,who was waken up and released from his cryo-chamber by Robocop,escapes in space and prepares his comeback in the 3rd NuTrek shitfest. What do you think?

  • and how jealous is Kirk of Spock because it is common knowledge that the size of the Vulcan's is proportional to the size of their ears.And since Spock has very big ears you get the picture..

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    loved JJ Trek

    by shane peterson

    I hope this one continues the greatness.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Assimov

    by shane peterson

    Original Trek was as much of an action series as anything Star Wars.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    killik....Good idea...Never have written actual Trek Crap...

    by conspiracy

    Although I did begin a great story arch years ago when Trek 2009 came out I never finished...hehe As with everything I do or say it was done with tongue in cheek and in the best "Taking the Piss out of your friends" Spirit. Not sure you were here at the time... Twas Lovely...Involving JJ and Co. trying to blackmailing Nimoy to appear in THIS trek by plying and filming him with booze and underaged girls...and Nimoy's plotting revenge with Shatner by turning to a Kabbalah instructed Rabbi tied in with the Jewish Underground in Hollywood. lmfao Sometimes...with my imagination...I am positive hard drugs would be the end of me.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Arc...not Arch...lmao

    by conspiracy

  • fucking edit

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Yes

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I hope Khan is Kirk's father.

  • ...Thousands of obsessed trekkies major in science, get advanced post-graduate degrees, work in high tech labs and simultaneously invent working phasers just so they all can commit mass suicide-by-disintegration in protest.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Asi is confused about a lot of things.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Of all the re-imagined characters, Uhura is the least of my concerns. She and McCoy were the only ones I actually liked. Opportunistic is hardly a bad thing, as long as no one else is getting stepped on. She was merely pointing out to Spock that his relationship with her was affecting his judgement in assignments. Made sense to me - one of the few things in the movie that did!

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    35 on the scenery

    by Bunnie

    According to the wiki the Doomsday Machine was episode 35#.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    billydeewilliams this link explains what I mean>

    by MajorFrontbum

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80635212/

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    You gotta love unintentional humor... that first shot is ridiculous.

    by Brian Hopper

    Cumberbund or whatever his name is looks comical. It almost looks like that SNL short with Chris Farley when they switch his coffee and he says 'Why you son of a bitch' and starts to go berserk, and everyone has to start hitting him with frying pans and stuff until he goes down.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Just an aside...

    by Brian Hopper

    I've said the following on several ST talkbacks going back to late last year, and I'll repeat it with an update: I'm in L.A., and I know someone in a loose orbit around Paramount who told me last year (based on some set construction documents he saw) that he believed Khan is in the movie. This guy isn't a Trek fan and I am, so at the time I had to grill him a bit on what he saw. In previous posts I didn't get into specifics about what he told me (thinking he might be under an NDA and I might get him in hot water). However, I now know he's not under an NDA and I realized there's no way he can get in trouble. Soooo.... what he described to me after quizzing him last year was a set that sounded an awful lot like the interior of the SS Botany Bay. Specifically, one area of the set contained what sounded like cryo-freeze units a la Space Seed. I spoke to him again recently to get his take on the hiring of Benedict Cumberpatch, and he didn't know what to make of it. The set he describes does sound to me like it could be the Botany Bay. He also told me there are still rumors floating around that Khan is still in the movie, scenes to be shot later. Anyway, just factually reporting what I heard. Not sure what to make of it myself.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Spock's brother?

    by melonman

    Has anyone mentioned already that CUMBERBATCH could be playing SYBOK?

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Who's Spock blowin?

    by JackSlater4

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Spocks ass-cheeks are seriously clenched in that first pic

    by JackSlater4

  • This is the peak of the franchise.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    @m6y that's what i am thinking it will happen in NuTre2

    by KilliK

    they will introduce Khan at some point in the story but he is not going to be the villain.They will have him back as the villain in NuTrek3 or NuTrek4. Maybe that's why Del Toro refused to play Khan? in NT2,because the studio wanted him to commit for at least two movies but he didnt want to do it.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Why people insist that Sherlock resits the nerve pinch?

    by KilliK

    In that shot,Sherlock looks only to be in an anger/surprise state when Spock pinches him.Maybe in the scene he falls down unconscious after the pinch.

  • those parts were then permanently reassembled at the mars ship yards. yeah this is uber nerd, but fact remains - people harping on the ship being build on Earth are just looking at their own navels and drooling.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Hm it seems that Sherlock does resists the nerve pinch

    by KilliK

    but then he is stunned by the hot Uhura with her phaser as it is shown in these new pics: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/first-set-photos-star-trek-sequel-222928738.html

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    And Sherlock seems to have enhanced strength and stamina.

    by KilliK

    hm

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 1:43 a.m. CST

    damn Khan looks so much like a nerd there

    by chien_sale

    not the Warlord of old

  • This is sort of a two-fer-one Black History Month / Star Trek edition as well. Although, I am mixing black and white here as well as Trek to cover all bases both cultural and geektastic, sort of a cookies and cream edition with a cherry on top if you can dig it. I assume this is not a problem since in the utopian future imagined by Gene Roddenberry (who was a womanizer during his heyday if you weren't aware), racism probably doesn't exist. Ready folks? Here goes... Uhura -- Nichelle Nichols. That Green Orion chick from AbramsTrek -- played by the voluptuously delicious Rachel Nichols. Do they swallow, or do they spit? Discuss this if you are tired of pissing and moaning about the John Carter trailer. Unless you are Sulu, which in that case you're probably still more interested in whether or not Tyler Perry takes it in the rear shuttle bay.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 3:07 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by Rick Webb

    I bet you ten cents they both swallow. And by that, I mean I'll take two nickels.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 3:33 a.m. CST

    The top photo says:

    by alexander

    I am the only Elementary Schoolboy Genius in this Village!

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 4:48 a.m. CST

    I hope they will eloborate on the destruction of Vulcan

    by BEHEM Pascal

    Such a huge event should have consequences, shown on screen. There's enough here to turn the entire vulcan race around, in a "let's move through time to prevent this" opposed by their own Prime Directive principles. Maybe Cumberbach is a Vulcan altered to look like a human, to put this solution to a test. I would like it, the best villain always act for what they think is best. We'll see how it turns out.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 5 a.m. CST

    Emotionless Spock is great on tv not in movies

    by BEHEM Pascal

    Spock worked tremendously in the tv shows because we had more than enough time to discover what went on inside him in terms of suppressed emotions. In movies we don't have that luxury, subtelty doesn't translate well onto the big screen. That's why the first thing they did with Spock was to show him his error in pursuing the purging of all emotions. In the Wrath of Khan, what saved him, in a huge way, is his death scene. Up to that point, he was the most boring character in the movie. Post-resurrection, his human side took over, because it works best in movies. No wonder Quinto's Spock, an exclusive to movies, took that path. Look what they did with Data, the only way to make him somewhat interesting in the movies was to give him the emotion chip permanently.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    JJ says "WAH!" to each and every one of us...

    by Perigee

    *J.J. was very upset,* she (Zoe) said. *I have to say that. It's not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it's such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.* And these unexciting green-screened pictures were, by no means, intentionally leaked to revive interest in a film that is 2 years late...

  • Or Cadet undershirt.