Trek XI: It’s official

Trek XI: It’s official

Trek XI: It’s official

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March 7 2007 10:23 AM

Trek XI: It’s official

Yikes! I meant to post this the other day. Sorry about the delay.

Well, Viacom/Paramount or whatever they call themselves these days has made it official: Star Trek XI is a real project, and it really is a prequel, and it really will have Kirk/Spock/McCoy in the early days, and it really will be directed by J J Abrams, despite repeated earlier denials and all the ridiculous stuff Hollywood does when they don't want news to break early.

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So who will star? The rumors are flying, but my favorite is: Matt Damon, Adrian Brody, and Gary Sinise as K/S/M, respectively. That may be a joke, but I have to say it's a really good call, and in fact I wouldn't have any problems seeing these three as The Three. I really like Matt Damon, who is a phenomenal and very natural actor. He'd be great as Kirk.

And can I dare hope? Could it revitalize Trek in the way Enterprise didn't quite manage (despite a phenomenal comeback in the fourth season)?

Yes, I'm a geek. But it's Trek. And it's coming back!


I leave you with this. The Shatner.