On a gut level, every one knows that the go-go Starfleet uniforms and vacuum-tube computer terminals of Star Trek: TOS have to go bye-bye. It’s just impossible to take that 60’s look seriously: it’s just not what we expect of the future. Sure, the later Star Trek series have tried to get around the original series’ bizarre retro-futurism by claiming that a 1960’s aesthetics craze was sweeping the galaxy at the time. But that’s not going to hold up for a feature film.
So everyone knows the look of Trek XI is going to be updated. Yet I don’t know anyone who is a fan of the original series who isn’t a little wary of the prospect as well. Most people want to see some sort of middle ground between TOS’ charming 60’s aesthetic and a more modern technological feel.
Over at the IESB (which has been surprisingly accurate about Trek XI rumors lately), one of their spies has seen the look of the new NCC-1701. According to them, the shape of the Enterprise is the same as the original series, but it has been given “a new, grittier metal texture.” Seems like a fair compromise to me.
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