Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
While we’ve heard plenty of rumors about what may or may not be in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2, we haven’t seen much of the production at all. Happily, we finally have our first looks from the set today.
Earlier this week, star Simon Pegg uploaded the first video from the set in the form of a birthday message to comics publisher 2000 A.D. And while that video doesn’t reveal too much, a couple of images revealed today do. Hit the jump to check them out, though I should warn you — while Pegg’s video is spoiler-free, the two images that follow contain possible spoilers. So if you’d rather not know anything, be careful not to scroll past Pegg’s message.
First, here’s Pegg’s video. It doesn’t give away a lot, but if you look closely, there are a couple of things that may be worth noticing about Scotty (Pegg) and McCoy (Karl Urban)’s uniforms.
TrekMovie.com notes that although both actors are wearing Bad Robot coats to cover up their costumes, their collars can still be seen peeking out from the jackets. Urban appears to be wearing the same blue uniform he wore in the first film. However, Pegg does not seem to be wearing the red tunic from the first film — instead, you can see a gray collar that looks like it could be part of the Starfleet Academy officer uniform. For reference, here’s a still of Spock (Zachary Quinto) wearing the gray outfit:
Potential clue, or wild, unfounded speculation? I suppose we’ll find out when the film hits next year.
Offering a much better look at the new movie are these first snapshots from MTV, which contain SPOILERS — if you’d rather not know what happens in the film, stop reading here.
The first shot shows franchise newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch and Spock battling it out on a “a Space Barge set.”
Spock appears to be employing his Vulcan Death Grip, but according to MTV, it’s not so successful and “Cumberbatch’s character is able to overpower the grip and regain the upper hand in his struggle against the Star Fleet officer.” Interestingly, Cumberbatch seems to be wearing a black Star Fleet uniform under his coat, which could suggest that he was on the same side as our heroes before went bad.
In the second, we see that Uhura (Zoe Saldana) has her own problems with Cumberbatch’s character:
MTV reports that in this scene, Uhura is trying to save Spock from Cumberbatch. Here’s hoping she has better luck battling with Cumberbatch than Spock did.