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No Next Generation cameos in Abrams' Star Trek movie?

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 4th 2009 3:36PM
star trek countdownYesterday, Latino Review got our nerd hearts aflutterin' with a report about some possible Star Trek: The Next Generation cameos in J.J. Abram's upcoming Trek film. It would be great to see Picard, Data or even Riker rubbing elbows with Spock in the new flick, but sadly it's not happening says TrekMovie.com.

Here's how the confusion apparently started: There's currently an IDW Star Trek movie prequel comic series out called Star Trek: Countdown that mostly takes place in the Next Generation era. That comic is billed as a direct prequel to Abrams' film and it features TNG favorites like Picard and Data interacting with Bana's character, Nero, and Nimoy's Spock. Apparently, the new movie will start out with Spock and Nero living in the TNG era and time traveling back to the era of Kirk, Scotty and young Spock. But, according to TrekMovie's sources, no TNG cast members will show up in the film.

At a recent IDW Comics panel at Wondercon, one of the writers who worked on Countdown was asked if any TNG crewmembers would show up in the movie. The writer's response was: "I really cannot say anything about that," according to Latino Review. And with that, the rumor was born.

So far, this is the first we've heard of possible TNG cameos in Abrams' Trek, and most sources seem to be saying the same thing: Don't expect to see Captain Picard or any of his buddies on the big screen come May 8, the movie's premiere date.

Truthfully, I never really expected to see any of the TNG crew in the new movie. The film franchise is obviously going in a completely different direction. I'm looking forward to picking up the TNG-era heavy Countdown comics, though. Anyone get their hands on those yet?

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Good. The franchise needs a reboot and needs to start fresh. Break all ties with the previous entries.


March 05 2009 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm getting the comics for my husband...He's a huge fan...sometimes he'll wear green tinted paint for no apparent reason..dinners are very awkward at our house

March 04 2009 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would have thought that principal photography was wrapped up by now. Movies like this, the majority of the work is in the special effects shops, plus you've still got editing and marketing that have to go out before the movie's launch. We've only got, what, 60 days until the film launches?

March 04 2009 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Brent Spiner on Twitter also said he had nothing to do with the movie.

March 04 2009 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

waiting for the omnibus

March 04 2009 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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