Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My First Entry On This Thing

Welcome to my first post. I'm a fan of Star Trek and scifi in general. Mostly, I'm open to new ideas. I, like so many others, was super excited to hear that a new Trek movie was going to be made.

Since then, almost every new piece of information has killed a small piece of my love for something new.

The most recent is the awful thing they're calling the Enterprise.

For those who haven't seen it, here it is:

The only thing that they got correct is the saucer, but honestly, how difficult is it to get a saucer shape correct? Not at all. That was just dumb luck on their part, in my opinion.

Now, I'm a fan, so maybe you don't think I have any background in designing things and such and, for the most part, you'd be correct. I design my own stuff for my own short films which are continually in production hell. So, I'll just say for the record that Rick Sternbach, one of the lead designers from Star Trek TMP through Voyager doesn't like it.

My true open and honest opinion of the new design based on that picture is that it is absolute garbage. Ryan Church, based on this image, you took what was a classic scifi design and murdered it. Mr. Abrams, by allowing that to be what represents Trek in your film, you have shown that your supposed "Supreme Court" of Star Trek knowledge is retarded.

Of course, Mr. Abrams, you proved that when you let the bridge turn into the overly busy Apple iBridge. But more on that in a different post.

This design they have unleashed on us as the Enterprise has all the same horrid design mistakes that plagued Transformers- and what a coincidence, same designer worked on that movie. Way to go. I wonder if the Enterprise will look like a bionicle before this Trek series is done.

That said, the design isn't totally for a loss, it just needs some revisions(something which I'm sure will definitely not happen because JJ Abrams and company seem to think they've done it "right").

For example, a guy by the name of Daniel Broadway posted this over on

Notice how with just a few tweaks the design works? It makes sense. It flows into what comes after it(that which we see in the Original Series of Star Trek). Or at least, it makes wayyy more sense.

This is the first of what will likely be many blogs of me bitching about this movie and will continue until I see the movie.

Coming soon? My take on the new trailer.

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