Nu-Trek III Update – Starship Down and Less Scotty?

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Is Star Trek Beyond a case of Enterprise down?

New photos from the set of the next Trek film currently filming in Canada, show what appears to be a crashed Federation starship.  It has the wonderful team over at TrekCore asking the question “is it the Enterprise…?”

It’s not an unreasonable question.

When you look at the history of the Enterprise on film, she does seem to have a bad trot every third movie.  Star Trek: The Motion Picture, she’s okay.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, she’s pretty badly beaten up.  Star Trek III: The Search for Spock… KABANG!  She’s rebuilt in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and given a shiny ‘A’, but we barely get to see her. She makes it through Star Trek V: The Final Frontier relatively unscathed, only to get smashed up in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.  She survives that film (barely), but is scheduled to be decommissioned and as the film ends, we’re not entirely sure what happens to her.

Could NuTrek be about to follow suit and give us a new Enterprise at the end of Star Trek Beyond?

Check out the article over at TrekCore right here for a little more information and to see the photos of what looks like part of our favourite starship’s crashed saucer section.

As well as the intriguing shots of a possible crashed Enterprise, TrekCore is also featuring an article on Simon Pegg.  Simon tells Trek fans that the movie is still going through minor rewrites, and probably will be tweaked right up to the last shooting day.  That isn’t that strange, especially for a major film, but on top of admitting to the odd rewrite, Simon suggests that as a result of him needing to focus on those, Scotty might end up having reduced screen time.

In a recent interview with the UK’s Metro website, Simon said the following:

There is a lot of pressure [to finish the script]. The way movie-making works these days is that as soon as you have a structure, when all the sets and the physical aspects of the film are locked in, the dialogue and stuff is always a moveable feat. We’ll be writing it right up until the edit, I think.  The pressure to get a kind of set structure is on, but for everything else, it’s a work in progress.  I feel like [Scotty’s role will be] less, because I’m going to have to be on set all the time anyway, as a writer, so I should write myself out so I can have time to be the writer.”

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Hopefully Scotty’s role won’t be reduced.  Simon Pegg is great as the iconic Scottsman, and the actors that J.J. Abrams assembled to reboot Star Trek for a new generation, are incredible as an ensemble cast.

Guess we’ll find out in about eleven months!

If you’d like to read more, head over to the article at TrekCore here.  The original article at UK’s Metro website is here.

 

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