Okay, I'm a geek. We know this. I liked Comic Con. A lot. I squeed when Findlay finally got the Sci-Fi Channel (that was before it became the cheesy horror channel).
So I am just about salivating over the upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed "Star Trek" reimagining. And now we have photos to whet my appetite even more:
First we have on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (left to right): Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Chris Pine with a nice shiner as James T. Kirk, Simon Pegg as Lt. Montgomery Scott, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.
Then Captain Kirk crawling out of what appears to be an ice hole in which his shuttle has crashed:
Producer Damon Lindelof confirmed that the pic is real and said: "It seems to be some sort of icy embankment. I will confirm that it is an ice hole, or an ice crater. ... We're going to remain deviously guarded about the plot of the movie, but I can say that the scene was shot in Los Angeles and it is a very good looking set.
"Basically once he gets out of that crater, he's in an icy place and there are many effects that follow," he continued. "But for that particular image, it is what it is."
The only other thing he would say is that the scene takes place at the heart of the story, both chronologically and conceptually. "This is right around the midpoint of the movie," he said. "One of the things that's at the heart of the Trek universe ... is the idea of the away team. The idea that it's not just about people shooting around in a starship, but they also go down to these planets."
And, of course, the new Vulcan death grip:
I'm going to die during the wait. Paramount Pictures (ever-so-short-sightedly) pushed the release back from Christmas to May 8, 2009. That's seven loooooong months until I can see me some Captain Kirk. Maybe I'll take a page from Cartman's book and try to cryofreeze myself until then...