I Need to Star Trek into the Bathroom to Change My Underpants, NPP-1701
There are exactly two things in the world of sci-fi nerd-dom that can instantly induce revulsion in one half of the clan and orgasmic bliss in the other: Star Wars News and Star Trek News. If you are Han Solo or James T. Kirk, you hold great power over such things as, well, my…yeah let’s not go there.
Long story short, there’s finally an interesting poster revealed for the upcoming sequel to 2009’s reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s nearly half-century old landmark, Star Trek. Don’t try saying that out loud three times fast, it may kill you, but do click through after the break for a look at the full poster!
While we still don’t know a lot about the film’s plot, the poster does at least reveal that long, black coats still exist in the 23rd century. Thank goodness for that, because if there’s only one truth in the universe, it’s that you need a long, black coat if you want to look like a bad-ass, which, whoever the pictured person is, certainly does. I mean you can’t rip big, Starfleet logo-shaped holes in thingies unless you’re really tough, right?
The official plot synopsis sounds, well, like a Star Trek movie (and that’s not a bad thing, it just doesn’t give us much to go on for learning about the plot, villain, etc), but in case you missed it, here’s the meat and potatoes:
“When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”
So it’s anyone’s guess what the movie is about or what villain we’ll see from Benedict Cumberbatch (then again, with a name like that, do you even need a fictional villain? Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch–see? It radiates evil, and he’s just an actor!)
Okay, okay, I’ve digressed enough. Here’s your damn poster, have fun.