June 14 2024


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New Star Trek 2 Set Photos

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More Star Trek 2 set photos have appeared online, and J.J. Abrams is none too happy about it.

There are twenty photos in all, featuring Zoë Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and J.J. Abrams.

The photos are more from the same scene that the first pictures released featured, in which Cumberbatch’s character was involved in a fight with Spock, and then had a phaser pulled on him by Uhura.

The release of these set photos has made the secretive Abrams very unhappy, according to Saldana, who spoke to MTV at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday night. “J.J. was very upset,” said Saldana. “I have to say that. It’s not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it’s such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.”

Saldana wouldn’t give much in the way of details regarding Cumberbatch, who appears to have a role as a villain in Star Trek 2. “[He’s] another yummy male actor in Star Trek,” she said. “That’s what he’s adding, and I’m enjoying it.”

Zachary Quinto also spoke to MTV about the release of the set photos. “The cameras weren’t even rolling so … imagine what it’ll look like when we’re actually doing it,” he said. “That happens, I guess. We’re on incredibly big set pieces in the middle of somewhere and people sort of got wind of it. But whatever…”

Expect Star Trek 2 to be a bigger and better film, said Quinto. “We’re doing it in 3D; we’re doing it in IMAX; It’s definitely bigger,” he said. “It requires a different kind of energy, actually. The process has been … really challenging, but in the best way.”

Head here to see all of the photos.

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10 thoughts on “New Star Trek 2 Set Photos

  1. I feel pressure to like and accept Saldana as Uhura and an actress. I think it would be easier to do both if she didn’t say things like describing Cumberbatch as “another yummy male actor on the set”. Could the men get away with saying something about the women co-stars?

  2. This is Star Trek 12, not 2. Star Trek 2 was the WRATH OF KHAN. That said, I’m still looking forward to it. But please, call it 12 and not 2.

  3. @Ken It’s “JJ Abram’s Star Trek 2.” Calling it “Star Trek 12” would imply that it of it’s predecessor where somehow part of the first ten films. They have nothing to do with any of the original movies. Still, using the “Star Trek” name at all seems rather generous. JJ-Trek is many thing, but “Star Trek” is not one of them. By the way, I’m happy JJ is mad. The man is the wrong guy to be in charge of something like this. The fan base will eat him alive if he keeps holding things back after 4 years of not working on anything “Trek” related.

  4. I wouldn’t surprise me if the Starship Farragut production had a hand in the taking of these photos. Since Michael Bednar ‘claimed’ that Farragut Films had a hand in the prequel/reboot, hence why Farragut was mentioned in the film, and then later got involved in that Starship Ajax fiasco last December, I’m beginning to wonder what their deal is.

  5. While I agree with your sentiment, it is neither constructive nor worth it to argue about such things. Reading Star Trek: Countdown and Star Trek: Nero might allow you to better understand the connection. As a Star Trek for about 20 years (I’m 26), it pains me to see a “new” dumbed down Star Trek getting all the buzz. I rationalize it as a gateway drug to newcomers. Hopefully these new fans will become fans of the older, more real Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry created. Having said that, I do not find much meaning in Enterprise. 😛

  6. +∞

    I cannot stand her dumb comments or her likeness to Bleh-yoncé. These new actors, for most part, only care about the fat paycheck…nothing more. There are excpetions, of course, but I cannot help but feel disconnected from this cast. But then again, it is what it is, and I will certainly watch it… *sigh*

  7. Saying this is not Trek just shows how people are opposed to change. Of course it’s Trek. I loved the previous movie and I’m sure I’ll love this one too since it is Trek. I don’t mind change but still love the old stuff as well. Can’t get too stuck in the past,lol!

    Keep Trekkin!


  8. ‘Farragut’ was a starship in Trek canon long before it was a half-assed fan production. That is the only reason the USS Farragut was mentioned in the last movie, so please, keep your britches on.
    As far as I can see, their “deal”, sport-o, is to claim credit and connections where they don’t have any, probably to increase their nerd-cred and lengthen their collective e-peen.
    If you despise these people so much, stop furthering their purpose by bringing them up in every goddamn thread. It doesn’t get you sympathy or support, it just makes you look like an obsessive stalker.

  9. If JJ can’t handle a few leaks, maybe he should go back to directing mindless television for morons and keep his paws off of Star Trek. Leaks and spoilers are a tradition with this franchise.

  10. Believe me, I despise them with utter contempt, and for a lot of reasons. Hopefully their lies will come back to bite them on the ass! And you are right about them being a half-assed fan production. Especially when they have gone so low in their dealings with other fans and fan productions. All the more reason why Paramount should shut them down.

    And, hey(those who hate the rebooted Star Trek), lay the hell off of Abrams, Saldana, and the new Star Trek films. If you don’t like them, then don’t watch them. As a long time fan of Star Trek, I enjoyed the film and how it was put together.

    Seriously, you goddamned purists really have a bad habit of taking the fun out of things.

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