Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New USS Enterprise - UPDATED

They've finally revealed the look of the new USS Enterprise from the upcoming movie of Star Trek. Not overly fussed on the look of it, don't like the way the front deflector juts out front or the shape of the engine nacelle's, oh well it may look better moving maybe !?

I honestly prefer this one built by CG artist Gabe Koerner which went around the net a while back as possibly the one from the film, just turned out to be a fan made one.

I think the movie one (top) has a very kit bashed look, the saucer looks like it's from the Star Trek:The Motion Picture USS Enterprise and the body and the nacelle's like they been stolen from another 2 ships and just patched on. Maybe the design will grow on me, as I remember not really liking the one from Star Trek:The Next Generation much on my first viewing, or maybe this ship will get the shit blown out of it in the first 5 mins of the movie and they'll get a better one ! :)

17 comments:

Mattoo said...

Too bloody futuristic again. If I didn't know better I would guess this was based AFTER Enterprise A.

Surely it must be possible to do the originals clunky clean lines justice?

Gordon Fraser said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........
Kinda odd...looks closer to the 'C' more than anything else...and the nacelles look like they've been ripped off an old Cadalacs fins and stuck on the other way round.....

Inchy said...

NOOOOOOO!!!!

I bloody knew this would happen!
Are we to assume that after it's shakedown cruise, someone in Starfleet decided:
"No, no, no, angles and straight lines, that's what we need. No subdued lighting, no LED's, that just messes with the crew's head! Didn't you learn anything from the one about the whales?!"

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I like it.

Nik Holmes said...

"Piss and moan, piss and moan, sci fi fans like to piss and moan. F**k them all the ingrates."

George Lucas upon initial reaction to The Phantom Menace

Never been the greatest Trek fan outside of the original series and the minute they announced this movie i thought two things-

1) Great stuff, a fun Trek movie which I might actually want to watch.

2)There will now follow approximately two years of bitching and whining about every snippet which is released to the public.

I wonder was there this much backlash when the original motion picture was released and fans saw that the uniform, the theme tune and the fun had been removed? I doubt it, people just complained it took itself a tad too seriously for Star Trek. This time round, it seems to be the other way round - the uniforms are there, the fun looks to be there, but the audience are taking themselves a little too seriously. Honestly, the minute the totally non Scotty Simon Pegg was announced people should have been a little prepared for what to expect.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I hear ya, Holmes. Quite looking forward to seeing this trailer which is out this week.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Added an update to the post.

Dylan said...

I quite like it, it's a bit difficult to tell until you see it moving though. I've liked all of the on set pics i've seen too the magazine shots look pretty bad but i think that's down to cheesy lighting.
The thing that is worrying me a little after(stupidly) reading the Empire report on the 20 min screening and the trailer description, it seems like there may be too much origin and not enough action. TBH i'm not really fussed on seeing Kirk and Spock as kids.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yeah Dylan, it may bring back bad memories of seeing Anakin and Boba Fett as kids, that's why as a rule sequels tend to be pretty hard to do.

Ray Smyth said...

It seems to have a kind of organic and anatomical sensibility about it. Where the nacelle's support joins the hull feels like an elbow. If they were to add breasts under the deflector it could make a nice sister-ship for Nell from Battle beyond the Stars! For now I'm all right with its design but I'd like to see it from all angles before I make a full judgement.

Michael G Clark said...

Nah, don't like it. Too spacey.

I'm not a big fan of the whole trek franchise, but I did like the chunkiness of the original ship. This one looks way too advanced for early star fleet.

Does McCoy have a robot dog in this version?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

And the new trailer that's leaked that's been shown at the front of Bond in the US looks superb.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yeah but how many trailers have we seen for what should be superb movies, that's the whole point of the trailer editors business,lets get people into the cinema, doesn't mean to say the film will be. The trailer looks very action packed, too action packed for Star Trek, I'm hoping the final movie will be more than Kirk being a boy racer and spaceships blowing up. We'll wait and see !!!

Moonwatcher said...

That ship looks terrible, it reminds me of something from the Lost in Space movie, and Kirk looks like a right pretty boy from the stills I've seen,never been a huge Trek fan and I don't think this will improve my opinion.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey Danny long time no hear, I wouldn't go as far as to say the new USS Enterprise looks terrible, it's just it doesn't look amazing either !

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Wow, the cynicism. Well of course that's the editors job. Worked for me. I'd like to see it.

Personally I think it looks like its 'boldly going' somewhere. Too action packed for Star Trek? As I recall the first movie was dubbed "The Slow-Motion Picture" shortly after its release so there's absolutely nothing I can say to the suggestion that its too action packed.

What I'm going to enjoy the most is just seeing other people play those roles so associated with the actors who played them. Should be fun.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

If it wasn't for the cynicism you wouldn't even post here ! :)

As for the action, Star Trek never was action packed up until they made Star Trek 2, we had 3 seasons and a movie that worked just fine without it.