To Boldly Go...
That's right. This is the new teaser poster for Star Trek XI. As the poster suggests, the movie will take place during the time of the original 1960's Star Trek and will most likely center around a young Kirk and Spock. This could be a really good idea or an absolutely terrible one. J. J. Abrams will produce the movie, co-write the script, and possibly direct it. For those of you who don't know the name, J. J. Abrams is the creator of Alias and Lost, both of which are really great TV shows (Lost being the most popular show on TV right now). He also recently wrote and directed Mission Impossible III, which was a very good movie despite Tom Cruise being a wacko. With a track record like that it's easy to see why Paramount was quick to hand over their oldest and most lucrative franchise to him. He's also said that he's a huge fan of TOS and TNG (that's The Original Series and The Next Generation for all you non-geeks) and that he will be very respectful of the Trek "cannon." So, this movie will either be a huge success, reinventing the franchise and ensuring that Star Trek continues strong for years to come, or it will be a huge bomb and could seal the fate of Star Trek forever. Needless to say, I'm hoping for the former.
Apparently the "blogosphere" really is growing, because Star Trek XI has its own blog. Click here to check it out. I've also added it under my "News & Favorites" links. Also, if you'd like to make the above poster your desktop or AIM buddy icon (because I know you all do), click here.
2008 may be a little far away right now, but I can't wait. This has been a long time comming.