Star Trek on Entertainment Weekly

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is gearing up to take this weekend by storm. Not only does the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring Captain Kirk and Spock on the cover, but five new photos (so far) have been unveiled across the web. This is the stuff we’ve been waiting months to see, since the first teaser trailer debuted way back in January, eight months ago! If you’re as excited to finally see some finished visual effects and better glimpses of Kirk and Spock (and the villain Nero) as well as the entire supporting cast on the USS Enterprise, then here you go! This is definitely an exciting day for Tekkies worldwide.

The Entertainment Weekly cover comes from Just Jared and will be out this Friday with more photos from the film and most likely a great story with J.J. Abrams. Stay tuned for more coverage this weekend!

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Each of these photos below comes from various websites. Click each one to see a high resolution version. The first photo is of the entire supporting crew of the USS Enterprise including (L to R) Chekov, Kirk, Scotty, Bones, Sulu, and Uhura; the second features a look at Spock (not Sylar) in action; the third is a look at the brand new bridge of the USS Enterprise; the fourth is of the villain in the movie named Nero played by Eric Bana; the fifth is of the USS Kelvin under attack; and the sixth is of Kirk after crash landing.

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I’ve got a good feeling that these photos are all from the full trailer that is debuting in front of Quantum of Solace in just under a month. With the film originally scheduled to hit theaters in December (before being moved to next summer) and the massive amount of time since we last saw anything from this, it’s very exciting to know we’ll get a full trailer with lots of actual finished footage from the movie. And I must admit, all of these look stunning so far, the kind of photos I needed to see to get in the mood for Star Trek again.

Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams (of “Lost” and Mission: Impossible III) and is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (of The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). This is the 11th movie in the Star Trek universe, following most recently Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002. Star Trek is set to land in theaters everywhere on May 8th, 2009 next summer!