Paramount has released the first photo of the new USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek. Entertainment Weekly has the first look, and for the most part, the new Enterprise doesn’t look that much different from the old Enterprise.
JJ Abrams explains “If you’re going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you’re going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?”
Makes sense to me, and I think it actually looks pretty cool. But why did Abrams decide to make the inside of the ship look like the Genius Bar at an Apple Store? We’ve included a photo of the old enterprise design below for comparison purposes:
Star Trek hits theaters on May 8th 2009.
Discuss: What do you guys think of the new Enterprise?