So here’s the toy version of the new USS Enterprise from the forthcoming JJ Abrams’ re-imagining of the STAR TREK franchise. Like much else from this re-imagining it’s a bit sleeker and a bit sexier than the original 🙂
Now, I remain skeptical of this whole endeavor, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere. And seeing the latest trailer–while visually impressive–didn’t do much to alleviate my concerns (Why does Kirk drive 20th Century cars and motorcycles when the robot cop has a hover cycle? Oh yeah and, ROBOT COP?? They’re building the Enterprise on the surface of the planet? Do you have any idea the lift costs associated with getting it into orbit? And that’s assuming its structure can even support itself inside an atmosphere… Spock going ape$#%@ on Kirk? Scotty sounding like Scrooge McDuck? Where’s the “She canna take it no more, Ciptin!”? And is that Kirk and Uhura gettin’ it on?)
BUT…But…I reserve judgment until I see the thing. I’ll give it a fair chance. But I also reserve the right to hate it, too 🙂
Thanks to Robert J. Sawyer for the heads-up on the toy line.