Monday, August 20, 2007
Star Trek XI is on for December 25, 2008!!!
Word on the grapevine is, the Star Trek movie is slated for release on Chrismas Day 2008, and that it will have a 'prequel' theme to it. J.J. Abrams of the famed "Lost" series will Direct the movie, and will star, among unannounced others, Zachary Quinto (Heroes) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock in Star Trek).
The last movie, Star Trek: Nemesis, while a commercial failure, does fill in many blanks in the Star Trek universe (for those of us who are into the genre, anyway), and does go to explain some of the past events, like the Earth-Romulan War and the rise of the United Federation of Planets, the Treaty of Algeron and the signing of the Khitomer Accords. I liked it, and so did some of the fanbase, but others dismissd it as a failed attempt by the producers/writes to live up to the original theme of the late Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star Trek genre.
Hopefully, the new production team will be able to dismiss all controversy surrounding the future of the gener. In short, I hope it'll be as good as the series!
Well, it's SciFi, you get the idea..