From the opening scenes, to the finale, this felt completely different to previous two, proving once and for all, that Abrams did not really understand Trek as much as he liked us to think, even William Shatner's failed Star Trek V (1989), the worst Trek film to date, understood Star Trek, maybe a little too well. Justin Lin on the other hand, seemed to be a ludicrous choice of director, making his name with the later Fast And Furious movies, but in retrospect, what a great choice.
As many nEoFILM's followers will no doubt be aware, I am a HUGE fan of Cinerama, the defunct and some may rightly say, the failed format which was used in theatres between 1952 and 1963, in its truest sense at least. Projecting three full frame 35mm images onto a 146 degree curved widescreen, the three … Continue reading CINERAMA 2.0 (aka THE BARCO ESCAPE FORMAT)
As this is the sequel to two of J.J.Abrams Star Trek movies, as well as one which he is producing and given the fact this is the most prominent trailer promised to run before Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens from Thursday, this Star Trek news has every right to break into nEoFILM's none stop … Continue reading STAR TREK BEYOND TEASER TRAILER #1
1999 DIRECTOR: Dean Parisot May contain spoilers! "Never give up, never surrender" Considered by many to be one of the best Star Trek films that was never was, even though J.J. Abrams had stated a love for this parody of the much beloved franchise, his two instalments are at least, a league below the quality … Continue reading GALAXY QUEST
2015 DIRECTOR: Tim Russ May contain spoilers! Some where between home made videos of wild antics, raw news footage and movie trailers is the ever growing culture of web shows and movies. Many of them are great, short but professionally produced, unregulated media which have fans across the spectrum but it is also giving rise … Continue reading STAR TREK: RENEGADES (WEB TV MOVIE)
Rest In Peace, James. He will be sorely missed but his work will live on for years to come and will certainly be a staple on my iPod, as well as the timeless memorial that his movie work will be, as it is accompanied so many movies which will be rerun for decades to come.
Rumour or Breaking news from the post J.J. Abrams Star Trek camp is an early report that the MPAA has had the title Star Trek Beyond registered with them, strongly implying that this is the title for the upcoming 13th instalment of the franchise. Still little news on the plot and we're clearly a long … Continue reading STAR TREK 13 GETS A TITLE…
Whilst watching the 1975 Robert Wise movie, The Hindenburg, it struck me that there were a few design elements which have bled over from one movie to another Wise project, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). This interested me, well, the geek within and I felt the need to read up on this and see … Continue reading COMPARISONS IN DESIGN… ENTERPRISE MEETS HINDENBURG
Star Trek's magic number is you guessed it, 47. And today, the classic series and the franchise is 47 years old. The 8th September 1966 saw the inaugural broadcast of the iconic series, with Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) tackling "The Man Trap". This was the seventh episode of the first season but the actual … Continue reading STAR TREK @ 47
THEATRICAL VERSION - 1982 DIRECTOR'S EDITION - 1982/2002 DIRECTOR: Nicholas Meyer May Contain Spoilers! 31 years old today, Star Trek II is still the go to film of the franchise, even in the year which saw in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), which, without giving anything away, drew a lot of "Inspiration" from this classic. … Continue reading STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN