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Exclusive: Empire Star Trek Cover
Plus images from our exclusive shoot

28 October 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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These are exciting times at Empire, because our new issue is about to hit shelves and it's jam-packed with exclusive images and interviews from JJ Abrams' Star Trek.

Not only does our cover replicate an iconic Kirk and Spock pose with the new cast, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, but we also shot special character images of both actors and scored some never-before-seen stills from the film itself, showing Kirk and Spock at work on the USS Enterprise.

Empire Star Trek cover
Click the image above see our 'Energise' cover effect

We talked to both stars and director JJ Abrams about bringing Star Trek to a new generation (sorry) - and as a taster, here's what JJ had to say about the challenges he faced even in the wardrobe department. "For me, the costumes were a microcosm of the entire project, which was how to take something that's kind of silly and make it feel real. But how do you make legitimate those near-primary colour costumes? How do you make legitimate the pointy ears and the bowl haircut? It's ridiculous and as potentially cliched as it gets. How do you watch Galaxy Quest and then go make a Star Trek movie?"

Empire Star Trek Cover
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For much, much more on the film, and more from JJ Abrams and his cast, pick up the latest issue of Empire magazine when it hits shelves on Thursday.

 


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"COLLISON COURSE!"
Well done "jj" If the trailer is anything to go by... it`s money well spent!. For he die hard followers, this has got to be a refreshing new spin on a old, tired franchise. For those who can`t quite get to grips with the young kirk and spock you`ve got to get your hands on Bill Shatners"COLLISON COURSE" Now that will get you in the mood for this movie!! More

Posted by kennie at 21:20 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

Jury is Out on Trek
Putting Pine and Quinto's photo next to Shatner and Nimoy's doesn't put this flick off to a great start marketing wise. I don't mind them keeping the color scheme for the uniforms, but a styling similar to what we saw the crews wear in the last Matrix movie would have been pretty cool. Two hundred years into the future I think space travelers will still want to dress for functionality. I prefer that we put the franchise to rest. More

Posted by altondrew at 00:05 on 01 November 2008 | Report This Post

stop moaning! tools! More

Posted by geek_and_proud at 14:14 on 31 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Urg...
Good job the content is on par though. And a good tribute to Paul Newman too. But has anyone else seen that really weird photo in the Star Trek feature where it looks like there's an eyeball perched on top of the Enterprise? More

Posted by rayhiggins at 12:31 on 31 October 2008 | Report This Post

Urg...
What the hell is wrong with Quinto's right eye? It looks very strange. Can't say it's the most inspiring cover either...   Edit: Technically I mean his left eye, but I meant right from our perspective... More

Posted by Andy7x at 21:56 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

Oh brother...
This certainly doesn't whet my appetite for more Star Trek. This is downright cheesy. The actors look like your typical television sci fi soap opera players. Even just looking at Shatner and Nimoy next to these two in a simple photo, shows the incomparability in the quality of the actors. They look foolish. Sorry, guys. I hope this is not a preview of the movie. More

Posted by Frank99 at 19:49 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hahahahahahaha haha ha, is this an advert for ass lube???? More

Posted by Geosolus at 14:52 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hahahahahahaha haha ha, is this an advert for ass lube???? More

Posted by Geosolus at 14:49 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

Never Judge a book/magazine by its cover.....Lighten Up
Hey you guys, Ive read some of the posts and its just a magazine cover, its not the bloody film, i think some of you people need to venture out doors and take a look at the real world, because i for one are looking forward to the film and im grateful to empire for getting information of one of the most secret films. As a fan who ventures outside i dont really care how the cover looks. I think the really uptight ones here need to go and get l**d More

Posted by dok at 09:14 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

letting the side down
the composition is wrong and it's to plain i thought this was an idea of reiventing star trek franchise, and already your at cliche with what one person has already mentioned of photograph of wax figures More

Posted by SteadyEddie at 00:15 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

Sad
So is that Kirk a pre- or post-op tranny? More

Posted by rwp at 16:59 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Cover me.
Unlike some people I get it Empire.It looks kind of retro. You cant have blockbuster poster style covers every month now can you people,cause that would be boring. More

Posted by arronskie at 16:00 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Sorry Empre, but this is just a really bland cover. Having your cover star wearing the same colour as the cover background should be included in a list of ' What-Magazines-Should-Not-Do'. More

Posted by rayhiggins at 15:27 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Crap
complain all ya like...it aint gonna change the cover More

Posted by jackcarter at 15:21 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Crap
This is the worst cover ive seen. They dont look real, they look like wax models. More

Posted by Freeze at 14:43 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

My god Spock is shiney. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 09:43 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Excited...
BUT, I hate these promo shots. Seriously crap. They look like make-up tests. The actual shots from the film are far, far superior and get my blood pumping with excitement. J.J. quickly get a lid on the promo shots here. They're not good, and I am surprised they were allowed. More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 06:06 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: replicated?
...oh and my opinion of the argument about cover choices - the plain white cover is a good idea because then you could supply it with a pack of crayons and we could draw our own! yay! More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 02:23 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

replicated?
hmmm, worthy of a cover? maybe as you know more about treks possibilities than we do at the moment. not the WORST in my opinion but sorry guys, the photographer screwed this up royal. you reckon you have replicated the iconic pose but the angle, lighting and poses are totally different. the only similarities are the blue background and the fact that spock is on the left! miss. More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 02:08 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hailing Frequencies Open
When do we get to see Kirk in the gold shirt? Does he wear the gold shirt? Please tell me he wears the gold shirt and not black throughout the movie. More

Posted by ragsy at 00:58 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: D'Oh!
p em coming...   i wouldnt be suprised if this is the top selling Empire of the year...       More

Posted by jackcarter at 00:31 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

D'Oh!
After a few great covers (um, the last 101), we get a serious contender for the worst cover ever. Seriously, I think I like this one even less then the John Cusack half-face cover... Never heard of these two, but they look gayer than Marcel Marceau... More

Posted by Ti at 23:54 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

the OC,90210 ETC
Dear sweet lord,thats fucking KIRK? looks as camp as a row of tents.that guy should try to get a job in some shitty teen drama set in the 'valleys',not his fault but that photo does not strike me as the original Star Trek.give it a miss methinks. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 22:44 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

This looks like garbage
Lucas had his Howard the Duck, Spielberg his 1941. Now JJ Abrams will outdo both of them with Star Trek 2009(0210)!! These two look like they belong in an all male porno shoot, not Star Trek. More

Posted by General Trelane at 22:24 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

ubergeeks of the world rejoice. but cant the rest of us have a less embarassing cover to buy? maybe a bond one? a shot of Daniel Craig stood next to an Aston DBS'd do nicely. or maybe Olga and the Ford Ka. (I'm Sure Ford'd be happy about Empire putting their new 500.. sorry.. Ka on their cover) or a shot for Gran Torino woulda been cool. Even High School Blimmin Musical'd be less embarassing than this. Worst. cover. ever. wouldn't be so bad but they just look like they're posing in their bed More

Posted by Adrian at 22:02 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Paul Newman
id be all for a Newman tribute cover..but NOT in place of star trek!! More

Posted by jackcarter at 19:33 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

What the...
Well it looks like a spoof to me. Spock looks all plastic and Kirk looks like a model from Team America! The original photo is so classic, this was doomed to failure. With regard to the new film, I wish the producers could spend the time and effort creating something original. Just think of all the wonderful sf novels that could be adapted. Hollywood needs vision. More

Posted by batfunk at 19:30 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...
Why should Paul Newman get a cover? All he did was release a range of salad dressings.  More

Posted by HIM at 19:10 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hmmm...
Well I honestly thought Mr Quinto would actually nail the look as a Leonard Nimoy lookalike for Spock...but WTF have they done to him??? His face looks so...erm...well..plasticised (if that can be a word). As for Chris Pine, I cant really comment on him cos I have never seen him in anything else. I certainly hope the film turns out to be excellent...but they need to improve the looks on the characters at least...especially on Spock...way too much make up man...logical or not! More

Posted by Noelg25 at 18:49 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

.....
-Yawn- More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 18:36 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Great Idea for a 99p fancy dress costume!
But not for a expensive hollywood blockbuster! Spock looks like he has a fake face and wig on and 'kirk' well dont know he just looks 90s! More

Posted by Funk at 18:00 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Nowt like it!
Sorry but your angles nad lighting are all to pot, the original pic is much more dramatic! Try harder! More

Posted by apemail at 17:58 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
i suppose its a bit rich what i'm saying considering the Darth Maul Avatar - is that what its called- but as i said, I like Star wars and when I was setting up my account, it was the only one  i liked, i'm sorry if i didnt have time to upload a girl tossing her hair or try to look hard and post a picture from  a Micheal Caine flick. I didnt even put up a quote, dear lord how can these small liitle mistakes give me the right to state an opinion. As for putting all these dead stars o More

Posted by humpstonjohn at 17:07 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Wow...
Personally, I've been buying Empire for 3 years, and in my opinion, its one of, if not the most unattractive, boring covers I've seen. The weird blue background is really unappealing, and I'm just overall very dissapointed. I think I got the point across that I'm not a massive fan of Star Trek, but if you were to use a better picture from the film I don't think I'd feel so embarrased going into WHSmiths and buying it. More

Posted by DouglasG at 17:07 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Wow...
That, um... doesn't really look like Spock. Which is weird, because I thought Quinto would completely engross the character and Pine was mis-cast, but it seems, the tables have turned. He just looks too pasty and made-up. Like a pre-pubescent Spock. I still have faith though. More

Posted by presidentcletus at 17:00 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Gay Trek
As a gay man, can I just say this new Star Trek is looking great! ;) I was a fan of the orignal movies years ago but have not seen them for ages. Zachary is hot as Sylar and now in this, even with those pointy ears and dodgy eyebrows, he is still gorgeous. As for the other bloke playing Kirk - cute! Hell, this might actually be worth a trip to the cinema... :) More

Posted by losthighway at 16:58 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
I think Empire should do a special one off magazine paying tribute to all the dead actors this year. It'll be a weighty tome as they've been dropping like flies this year. Trek on the cover will sell more copies to the people Empire want buying the magazine than Paul Newman would. At least the tribute issue is another money spinner. p; More

Posted by Latex Zebra at 16:54 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
L: humpstonjohn yeah, but i''ve kissed a member of the opposite sex, and unlike you when I buy thelarge popcorn and large drink, i've someone to shareit with.  The reason God invented the Comic Book Conferences is so you wouldn't have to bother real cinema fans and normal people, and so someone would actually talk to you. Think on that when you're falling asleep tonight in your XXL next generation T Shirt staring at your limited edition 7 of 9 statue. ittle ironic given your ava More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 16:51 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
your mum dosn't count as a member of the opposite sex lmao!!!!!!!!! darth maul humpston lol More

Posted by omegaman1 at 16:50 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
L: humpstonjohn yeah, but i''ve kissed a member of the opposite sex, and unlike you when I buy thelarge popcorn and large drink, i've someone to shareit with.  The reason God invented the Comic Book Conferences is so you wouldn't have to bother real cinema fans and normal people, and so someone would actually talk to you. Think on that when you're falling asleep tonight in your XXL next generation T Shirt staring at your limited edition 7 of 9 statue. So the Darth Maul picture is More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 16:50 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
L: humpstonjohn yeah, but i''ve kissed a member of the opposite sex, and unlike you when I buy thelarge popcorn and large drink, i've someone to shareit with.  The reason God invented the Comic Book Conferences is so you wouldn't have to bother real cinema fans and normal people, and so someone would actually talk to you. Think on that when you're falling asleep tonight in your XXL next generation T Shirt staring at your limited edition 7 of 9 statue. sp; Awesome! We're on to t More

Posted by Timon at 16:44 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
yeah, but i''ve kissed a member of the opposite sex, and unlike you when I buy thelarge popcorn and large drink, i've someone to shareit with.  The reason God invented the Comic Book Conferences is so you wouldn't have to bother real cinema fans and normal people, and so someone would actually talk to you. Think on that when you're falling asleep tonight in your XXL next generation T Shirt staring at your limited edition 7 of 9 statue. More

Posted by humpstonjohn at 16:38 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: For f....
OL all the trek haters are chiming in   too late Empire has done a trek cover and thats that   enjoy. More

Posted by jackcarter at 16:17 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

For f....
....A Star Trek cover? Just change the name to Starburst and be done with it. More

Posted by skeletonjack at 16:14 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
ewman remembered"? That's it? Paul Newman brought more to film than a summer blockbuster ever will.appy that he got any mention at all. The deaths of Anthony Minghella and Charlton Heston were completely ignored by Empire. But of course none of those three have made anything like as big a contribution to Cinema as Heath Ledger, who apparently became the greatest actor ever exactly at the time of his death. Very bad luck, that. More

Posted by Mock Tudor at 16:09 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
Actually he's not on any of the covers, another example of the dropping standards of Empire. But the Sci Fi fans were well represented.We all know how you can up in arms if you feel youre being ignored. How you love to collect. its part of the geek DNA. and you're right, I dont like Star Trek, its Crossroads in Space, down to the wodden acting and plastic sets( or it that the right way round) but I do appreciate Star Wars, but I'm not 12 anymore and while i can still enjoy them, my world and ta More

Posted by humpstonjohn at 16:00 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
Actually he's not on any of the covers! its shocking isn't it. But Sci Fi is well represented cos we all know how up in arms you fan boys can get if you're not represented fairly. But its another exsample of catering to the geeks who just love to have those collectable's to show off to the kind of people who think movies startedwithStar Wars - a movie I love, its just i'm not 12 anymore and my appreciation of good scripts, directing and acting has out grown the hack for hire Lucas. Star Wars is More

Posted by humpstonjohn at 15:53 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
maybe this means that the trailer will be attached to Quantum in the UK in 3 days time!!! (as its been verified its to be attached with bond in the US for Nov 14) oh and pay no attention to the naysayers empire who are crying out for a Paul Newman cover...they just dont like startrek (but will have probably bought the dvd around this time next year)  if you want a Paul Newman cover why not track down one of  newmans in the 100 covers ?? im sure he featured on a cou More

Posted by jackcarter at 15:38 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
More

Posted by jackcarter at 15:32 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
I feel i have to support the views of the poster,Kiasan, that it was just another reason to put cash before class. Its a wonder you didnt bring out multiple covers again,Collect Kirk! Collect Spock! Collect Random Guy in Red Uniform who buys it in the first 5 mins! A proper tribute to Paul Newman would have been a cover and an extensive article in side. But god forbide you'd actually write something in Empire anymore. The magazine,and website, I add has just become a paste and copy rag, pulli More

Posted by humpstonjohn at 15:13 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: THAT's the next cover?
L: kiasan I am so sad to see that you chose a boring Star Trek image, which surely will saturate many more covers before its 2009 release, over a tribute cover to Paul Newman. It was a chance to honor a legend and not giving him the cover is sacrilege. "Paul Newman remembered"? That's it? Paul Newman brought more to film than a summer blockbuster ever will. Fanboys have plenty of their own magazines, you are supposed to be a proper film magazine. Shame on you. sp; Not really fussed o More

Posted by livewire at 15:07 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hey,wow...looking forard to this issue going by what it says on the cover. More

Posted by The Gaffer at 14:49 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

I'm not a huge Star Trek nerd, but I'm pretty sure Kirk and Spock weren't lovers? More

Posted by UTB at 14:40 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Your camera angle is a bit off
Not bad though. I admit I had a few doubts about the casting until I saw the photos on the Star Trek movie website. Old Sylar & Eomer are dead ringers for Spock & McCoy!! More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 14:33 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

THAT's the next cover?
I am so sad to see that you chose a boring Star Trek image, which surely will saturate many more covers before its 2009 release, over a tribute cover to Paul Newman. It was a chance to honor a legend and not giving him the cover is sacrilege. "Paul Newman remembered"? That's it? Paul Newman brought more to film than a summer blockbuster ever will. Fanboys have plenty of their own magazines, you are supposed to be a proper film magazine. Shame on you. More

Posted by kiasan at 14:33 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Just like heat magazine
Using modern stars to create classic photos, you have had about as much success too!, too much foundation and/or cover up for me. More

Posted by hairbymaurice at 14:26 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

Just like heat magazine
Using modern stars to create classic photos, you have had about as much success too!, too much foundation and/or cover up for me. More

Posted by hairbymaurice at 14:17 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

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