Article extract "Paramount Pictures announced today that Lost creator [COLOR=yellow]J.J. Abrams[/COLOR] will co-write, produce and direct the eleventh Star Trek film, set for release in 2008. According to an article in the Daily Variety, the new film will be a prequel to the original Star Trek series, featuring younger versions of characters like James T. Kirk and Spock. The movie will chronicle events such as their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first mission into outer space. The as-yet untitled new film will be written by Abrams together with [COLOR=yellow]Alex Kurtzman[/COLOR] and [COLOR=yellow]Roberto Orci[/COLOR]. Abrams is the creator of television series such as Felicity, Alias and Lost, and will soon be making his debut as a feature film director with Paramount's Mission Impossible: III. He's also written the scripts for films such as Regarding Henry and Armageddon. Kurtzman and Orci cooperated with Abrams on the MI: III script, and were previously part of the Alias writing staff, as well as writing the scripts for films such as The Island and the upcoming Transformers movie. Besides Abrams, the film's producing team will include [COLOR=yellow]Damon Lindelof[/COLOR] and [COLOR=yellow]Bryan Burk[/COLOR], who both also produce Lost. The Variety article made no mention of the fate of [COLOR=yellow]Rick Berman[/COLOR], who has been heading the Trek franchise for the past two decades. According to Variety, the decision to produce a new Trek film is part of an effort by new Paramount head [COLOR=yellow]Brad Grey[/COLOR] to try and raise the profile of Paramount by producing several "high-profile tentpole" movie, and having them developed by some of the most talented people in Hollywood. The Starfleet Academy concept is an idea that has been floating around Paramount for several decades now. In February, former Trek movie producer [COLOR=yellow]Harve Bennett[/COLOR] told the Trek Nation that as recently as two years ago he had a discussion with the then-current regime at Paramount about reviving the idea. Variety confirmed Bennett's statements, writing that several years ago Rick Berman was asked by Paramount to develop a Starfleet Academy feature together with [COLOR=yellow]Jordan Kerner[/COLOR] and [COLOR=yellow]Kerry McCluggage[/COLOR]. Presumably this idea evolved into the Star Trek: The Beginning concept, which now appears dead in the water (story). " Now i don't know about you but i hate this idea :moon: Kirk's period should be left alone and toput a new actor in Shatners place is disgusting Tell me what you think
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15th September 2004
I have no real strong opinion on this, but it would suck changing actors for Kirk and Spock. It just messes with the Star Trek theme or universe or whatever.
I think they should move forward and create a new series instead; something akin to ST: The Next Generation.
I don't really have any strong feelings about it. I think it's an awfully huge risk on Paramount's part for tweeking with Kirk. However from a much more broader perspective, given that this is supposed to be at Starfleet Academy a new actor is a must. Not just because Kirk would naturally be younger, but at the same time Kirk would likely have been a different person than he was in TOS. As it is, the Spock that we see in the TMP era is noticeably different than in TOS. To an extent, Spock has become more vulcan over the years, and in other ways he has become subtly more human. Even Kirk changed quite a bit from TOS and TMP. Perhaps the biggest change we've ever seen in terms of a character is Picard from his academy days to being captain of the Enterprise D, and he changed even more throughout TNG and the movies. The question really is what kind of person was the young cadet Kirk, who was probably fresh out of high school.
I think we should also keep in mind that when TNG was first announced, many fans were pi**ed at Roddenberry for creating an entirely different crew and entirely new story. In fact before production had even started, many fans were petitioning Paramount to cancel TNG. It probably really wasn't until season 3 or season 4, that many of the TNG critics started to fall silent and accept the series (among them was Walter Koenig).
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16th March 2004
humm intersting news indeed but honsetly do you know how old Shatner and spock are to this date pretty old, but I dobut any actors could out do them anyways...I'm hoping this won't Bomb in a big time
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whatever can be said about the plot, one things is sure: it's a star trek film and i for one is going to see it!
I too don't have any real strong feelings about this one way orthe other, however if this bombs out, it could be the end of star trek on TV & Movies
While I agree that what comes next in trek should be forward of the DS9 VOY era not backwards, introducing a whole new crew & ship in a movie is a baaad idea.
I think it's ok, to be honest. Initially I thought that I would like to have a new series/new movie go forward in time, not back. But this isn't such a bad idea. Regarding your outrage at Shatner being "replaced", he is probably slightly more wooden than Ben Afleck so maybe an actor with some personality is a good idea for one of Trek's greatest characters.
But please don't let it be Ben Afleck playing Kirk...
'Dreadnought[DK']But please don't let it be Ben Afleck playing Kirk...
I quite agree.