Star Trek XI — we have a poster!

Star Trek XI — we have a poster! July 22, 2006

“With this familiar imagery, the direction of the next movie is now officially open to speculation.” So says today, on the occasion of the release of the first official teaser poster for Star Trek XI — coming to a theatre near you sometime in 2008.

No word yet on what the movie will actually be about, but it seems it will be set during or circa the original series — which means this would be the first Star Trek movie that actually takes place during the era that got this franchise started. Could be interesting to see how those cheesy 1960s designs look when filtered through 21st-century special effects and big-screen production values.

In contrast, the first six movies (1979-1991) took place very consciously at a point some years after that first series — with new ship designs and new uniforms, and characters worrying about getting old, etc. And after that, the last four movies (1994-2002) were directly tied to the Next Generation (1987-1994), Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) and Voyager (1995-2001) series.

Compared to that, the last TV series, Enterprise (2001-2005), was a bit of an anomaly — if anything, it was based on the movies, particularly First Contact, but no movies were based on it.

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  • although i didn’t know the last star trek movies had any basis in the Deep Space Nine or Voyager series, i think it’s interesting that Enterprise is – like the upcoming movie, supposedly – a precursor of sorts to the original series.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Worf was a member of the Deep Space Nine cast when First Contact (1996) and Insurrection (1998) came out, and both films had to explain his temporary appearance on the bridge of the Enterprise; the former film also featured Worf on the bridge of the Defiant, a ship that was normally seen only on Deep Space Nine.

    A copy of the holographic Doctor from Voyager appears in the Enterprise‘s sickbay in First Contact, and Admiral Janeway gives Captain Picard his orders in Nemesis (2002).

  • As long as it is better than Nemesis…oh please. oh please. oh please.

    I hope they start off a whole new crew or something. It worked well in Enterprise to have all new characters. I am nervous that they’re making a movie but don’t know what it will be yet…maybe that’s a sign to *not* make one until they plan a bit! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I want it go go into the FUTURE; not rehash the past with ‘new’ Kirk, Spock, etc!

    Move forward!!

    “Enterprise” was boring because they were so primative compared to “Generations”