Friday, April 21, 2006

Good news everyone!

Read further only if you're a fan of Star Trek. Not that namby-pamby Next Generation stuff or that souless dreck that is Voyager or Enterprise but Star f-ing Trek. Tough as nails man's men who were somewhat in shape, leggy yeoman's in mini-skirts, hamfisted political symbolism obvious to even a five year old child, props that were made quite literally out of salt shakers lying around the commissary and a "Prime Directive" of non-interference that got tossed out every single episode in lieu of a weird sort of outer space gunboat diplomacy.

And green chicks. Lots and lots of green chicks.

Golden ticket for what you ask? JJ Abrams has been picked up to helm the 11th feature installment for Star Trek!

JJ Abrams to Direct Star TrekAccording to Variety, Paramount has picked up Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams to produce and direct the 11th Star Trek feature with hopes of getting the Enterprise back out of the docking station by 2008.


The story will be penned by Abrams and MI3 scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. After conflicting rumors that mentioned a return to Starfleet Academy with new characters, it has now been confirmed that the story will center on the early days of seminal Star Trek characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer space mission.

What this most likely means is we will be able to see Captain Kirk pass the infamous Kobayashi Maru, a test that stumped every cadet before and after James T. Kirk's go with the program.

Best news of all: the guys that ruined Trek on television Brian Bragga and Rick Berman are nowhere near this project.



Anonymous said...

Woot. Suck it, Berman!

Dean Wormer said...

Now if they just have Shatner and Nimoy as narrators...

Don Snabulus said...

I am intrigued. I hope they pull off a good film.

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