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More Star Trek Posters

November 21, 2008

Okay, I wasn’t crazy about the first black-and-white Star Trek movie posters, featuring big-haired Chris Pine looking like he’s doing a bad impression of Christian Slater doing a bad impression of Jack Nicholson (as Marius pointed out), and Zachary Quinto with his weird polyester hair.

But the next two are out. And they’re warp speeds beyond the first two.

First up, we have Zoe Saldana as Uhura. Remember when the tinted teaser poster came out a few months back, and people bitched about why a “minor character” like Uhura was on a poster with the big 3? Well, it’s starting to appear that Uhura is a major player in this new film, and Saldana is getting a lot of attention for (a) the scenes that have been played for the media and (b) that bra thing in the trailer.

Looking at her here, I see a classic ’60s sci-fi woman, beautiful, mysterious, wise and talented. And look at those lashes!

And then we come to Eric Bana as Nero. The chewed-up ear we got a hint of earlier is in full view, as are his tattooes and the overall strength of his menace. If he’d only looked this fierce as The Hulk … no, that movie was destined for a certain level of suckness the minute Ang Lee signed on.

Eric Bana is a fantastic actor who hasn’t really yet had the opportunity to cut loose on a Hollywood project; his performance in Munich was perfect in its understatedness, and apparently he’s a brilliant comedian in Australia.

But Nero scares the crap out of me. There hasn’t really been a frightening Trek villain since Khan … wait, no, Alice Krige’s Borg Queen had her moments. I suspect the combination of Bana, that makeup and this story might launch Nero into the upper echelons of movie villainy.

Are there more posters coming? Nobody’s saying. But I like this round, and I hope any new ones succeed like this.

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4 comments

  1. Uhura a minor character? Those people need mass re-education Star Trek style! I think Zoe Saldana is hot so welcome the more focused attention on her 🙂


  2. Is it just me, or does she look like a smokingly hotter Eartha Kitt?


  3. Yes.


  4. What’s with the Mandalorian insignia on his forehead?



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