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Star Trek: J.J. Abrams' Enterprise NCC-1701 unveiled

by Parm Mann on 12 November 2008, 14:57

Tags: Star Trek, Paramount Pictures (NYSE:SNE)

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We've already seen pictures of the Star Trek crew that'll appear in the 11th instalment of the Star Trek franchise, but we've waited a long time for a look at the new Enterprise.

Today, that wait comes to an end as Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first official look at J.J. Abrams' take on the U.S.S. Enterprise:

For the not-so-trekky readers, the new Enterprise is pictured above, and the original NCC-1701 is pictured below for comparison's sake.

To the certain delight of fans, the new (albeit technically old) Enterprise continues the familiar design and carries many of the original ship's traits. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams said:

If you're going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?

Wise words from a director who admits to not being a big Star Trek fan. Those of you looking to get a closer look at the new movie can expect a new trailer to be unveiled this Friday, November 14th.

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It looks cool, but in this day & age, with the technology available to the film makers, it flippin well should.

As for the director, I heard on the news that he was no Star Trek fan, but just liked the script??? Maybe a good thing, to have a fresher take on a tired old story laden with years of cheese.
I feel excited by this project. Am a huge Star Trek fan, despite many years of general disappointment, i still see the original vision and ideas, the concepts.. basically the stuff that makes good sci-fi good.
Most recently i think Battlestar Galactica has done this the best, and i mean in terms of writing and acting, not just visually. Before that, arguably B5 (i'm thinking those Londo and G'Kar relationship scenes in particular).

Star Trek could stand with it's head tall again with this project, instead of being sniggered at by most. I hope so.
if this could rekindle old fans, and perhaps attract new, it could be good
it just needs to be cool…
As a work colleague said its amazing how This enterprise which is a prequal to the original series looks a lot more advanced :D
I hope they get this right, the previous star trek movies have been crap.