The first full image of the new U.S.S. Enterprise has been posted accompanied by J.J. Abrams' input on his vision of the starship.
Following the release of two "Star Trek" black and white character posters previously, another photo from the much awaited sci-fi fantasy movie has come out. The fresh image shared by Entertainment Weekly (EW) presents the first look of U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and shows off the starship's new design. In the picture, it can also be seen that a small starfleet shuttlecraft is approaching the Enterprise.
Explaining about the many similarities to be found in the new Enterprise with the original, director J.J. Abrams tells EW, "If you're going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change." He then adds, "The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?"
Noting that he wants to bring "a ship that felt very realistic", the producer of "Cloverfield" also comments on his fascination towards the ship. "The coolest thing about it - maybe the coolest thing in the movie - was when you flew around the ship, you could see all the different panels that made up the ship," he says. "It was the first time I had ever seen that level of attention, that love of detail, given to the tangible, practical reality of the ship."
Chronicling the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy, the eleventh "Star Trek" movie stars Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu, Eric Bana as Romulan villain Nero and others. It is set to be released in U.S. theaters on May 8, 2009.