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So if your not a Trek fan, or if you are and have been living under a rock for the past year, you might want to know about a little restoration project that is under way, the restoration of the Original Star Trek TOS Galileo Shuttle!!! A group of close personal friends have come together to bring back of of the most important pieces of Trek history out there, so please click the image above for a direct link to the website, and check out the video below, straight from Trek legend Doug Drexler!

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First Look At Star Trek 2’s Klingons

During last night’s MTV Movie Awards, TrekMovie.com noticed a bit of a surprise hidden in the background of J.J. Abrams’ appearance. On the monitor behind the director of the upcoming (but still untitled) Star Trek sequel, there can be seen a frame depicting an armored Klingon warrior.HitFix is now confirming that the image does, indeed, come from the upcoming film and that the Klingon race will play a part in the sequel.

Despite the reveal, the look of the Klingon costume does not entirely come as a surprise. Abrams included Klingons in a scene from his 2009 film which, though deleted from the final cut, can be seen on the home video release. Because of the visual disparity between the Klingons of the original “Star Trek” and how they appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture on, Abrams’ Klingons are shown wearing metal faceplates that include their forehead ridges, leaving it somewhat ambiguous as to what they really look like underneath.

Even though Klingons will appear in the film, details on their role in the storyline are still minimal, but check back for updates as they become available.

Star Trek 2: You Think It’s Still Khan?

Scotty actor Simon Pegg says that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t playing Khan in the movie,promise:

“It’s not Khan. That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me — it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them.”

Plus, a new photo has surfaced, with a new costume design, let us know what you think.

Star Trek Sequel Shooting is a Wrap…

Filming has wrapped on Abrams Star Trek sequel, and I for one CANNOT wait until some footage get’s out there…cant come soon enough! From our friends over at Trekmovie.com:

Filming was wrapped on location in Northern California. The sequel production started on January 12th, 2012 and the team were able to wrap it up (on schedule) in just under four months. For comparison, Abrams was able to shoot the sequel in two weeks less than his first Star Trek, however that film’s production spanned through the Christmas 2007 holidays so there was a break in the middle.

Two cool, but semi-unremarkable photo’s were tweet after the wrap from Quinto and Pegg:

 

Major Spoilers For Star Trek 2!!!

THANKS TO TREKMOVIE.COM FOR THE SCOOP!

The first spoiler was actually let out of the bag by the actor himself when talking to CNN last week (see video), and now AICN is reporting that Nimoy returning for the sequel. TrekMovie sources have confirmed that Nimoy indeed is back as Spock Prime and he has already completed his work for the film. Spock Prime was last seen at the end of the 2009 movie sending off the new crew of the USS Enterprise, leaving him to help the Vulcans who survived Nero’s destruction of their home planet.

This spoiler comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Nimoy himself had previously indicated that he was happy to let the new cast take the reigns of the franchise forward. But apparently JJ Abrams and crew were able to convince the actor and Star Trek legend to come out of retirement one last time to play Spock. On a historic note, this would be Nimoy’s eighth  appearance in a Star Trek feature film, which will be a record (he and Shatner are now tied with seven movies each).

TrekMovie was first in reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch had joined the Star Treksequel cast, to play a villain (originally a role offered to Benecio del Toro). A few outlets have also reported (including today’s AICN) that this villain was Trek’s most famous bad guy – the exiled Eugenics War leader Khan Noonien Singh (originally played by Ricardo Montalban). TrekMovie has also confirmed this with a number of sources so we no longer consider it to be a rumor. Khan is back in 2013, however sources indicate that the film is not a rehash of “Space Seed,” the original Star Trek episode where Kirk and crew first encounter the genetic superman from the past.

While big news, this is actually not a huge surprise. Trek’s new filmmakers have often cited the Christopher Nolan’s Batman series as their model, with the second film The Dark Knight successfully brining back the Joker and Khan is the closest to Trek gets to Batman’s Joker. And again the team kind of already let the cat out of the bag on this one when they recorded the DVD commentary back in 2009 and said they had considered a post-credits sceene showing the Botany Bay, Khan’s sleeper ship. Then of course there is Abrams widely reported casting process which began with Benecio del Toro and went through a number other prominent Latino (like Montalban) actors before he ended up picking Cumberbatch, after what has been said to be a very powerful audition.

This third spoiler is not something from the new AICN report, but multiple TrekMovie sources have confirmed that the Klingons will be featured in the Star Trek sequel. Of course Klingons were were originally going to be part of the 2009 movie as well – in a subplot where they had captured Nero and his crew after the destruction of the USS Kelvin, however those scenes were cut from the final release (but did appear on the DVD/Blu-ray). TrekMovie sources indicate that this time the Klingons are not a sub-plot that could be easily cut out of the film, so we will finally see the JJ-verse version of Klingons on the big screen.

This spoiler seems to be a no brainer. The Klingons are likely Star Trek’s best known adversary aliens, and they appeared in most of the movies featuring the original cast. The intent was to put them in the last one and fans have been asking for Klingons to make the cut for the sequel.

Leonard Nimoy might be back for Star Trek…..Again?

Since Leonard Nimoy has “quit” live appearances, and is done for good appearing in TV and movies, When asked about possibly returning as the original Spock in the Star Trek sequel, Leonard Nimoy responded, “Uhh, we’re talking. We’re talking.” Considering principal photography is well underway and the fact that Nimoy has more or less retired from acting, this is almost certainly either a quick cameo or Nimoy simply messing with the reporter in question. I’d lean towards the latter, honestly. For what it’s worth, Ain’t It Cool News claims to have “received some compelling independent confirmation that Nimoy is ‘absolutely’ in the new film.” Still, grains of salt all around for this one, I’d say.

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