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Someone Has Seen Clips Of The "Star Trek" Movie And It's "Damn Good!"

Since the initial announcement by Paramount and wunderkind director J.J. Abrams on the re-imagining of the original Star Trek series in feature-length film format, the project has remained the most secretive of any highly anticipated studio film planned for release in the next year or two. The entire production team has been very careful not to reveal anything of substance.There was a teaser trailer floating around the web, but it was just that - a teaser... it revealed next to nothing. So, of course, with this commitment to secrecy comes increased anticipation by fanboys and girls, at the ready to swallow up any revelatory piece of news about the project, no matter how minor in substance. All I can say to that is, J.J. Abrams and company had better deliver, otherwise all this anxiety they're causing might backfire in the end, especially if the film simply fails to meet expectations - expectations that, while already high, are elevated significantly, due to the seemingly clandestine air the production has assumed since inception!

Here, now is SOME news about Star Trek 2009, as told firsthand by Harry Knowles over at AICN, who was invited by director J.J. Abrams to take a look at some footage from the film, while in the editing room. From all I read, there isn't much there to satisfy those ravenous fanboys and girls looking for juicy bits and pieces of meat to sink their teeth into. However, Knowles does share an excitement and thrill for what might come when the film is released next year, stating that it all "looked damn good!"

Here are a couple of worthwhile snippets:

- About Zoe Saldana's Uhura portrayal: Zoe Saldana doesn’t look like the Uhura we knew – she looks young and hungry, confident and determined.
- About Karl Urban as McCoy:
when you see McCoy… you’ll realize how metaphysically perfect Karl Urban was for the casting of the character. He’s got that right cantankerous, best buddy, ethical, but anything for his friend type of doc attitude – and he has it down pat.
- And finally he states:
I will say this – I’ve no idea of what this is going to be, but I got a sense of what JJ is up to. He’s very much reinventing it – the way Robert Wise did – and at the same time – he’s directing the actors with an energy and an aliveness that we haven’t seen. This was exciting, yet strange and it felt somehow… real.

I've been a Star Trek fan since the days of Captain Kirk, up until Captain Picard's reign. I'm not one of those rabid fans who attends Star Trek conventions, and has costumes of their favorite characters hanging in their closets, but I'll sit down and watch old episodes and have just as much fun as when I watched them the first time. So, yes, this is definitely on movie I plan on seeing in 2009 - especially with J.J. Abrams at the helm!

In the meantime, I'll just have to be satisfied with clips like the one below.

You can read the entire post at AICN,

Here's the clip:


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