Star Trek 2 set photo shows Spock in an eerily familiar space suit
Ladies, cover your eyes. I am about to show you my nerd.
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved STAR TREK equally with STAR WARS. But, STAR TREK holds a special place to me having watched all of the Original Series with my dad as well as The Next Generation. We made it our goal that when each film was released in theaters we would see it together. This started with THE VOYAGE HOME and ended with the most recent JJ Abrams film. So, I know my Trek pretty well.
MTV recently posted a new set pic from STAR TREK 2 that shows Mr. Spock dangling from wires in front of a green screen. Take a look.
And check out this image from the original STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.
Is it just me or do the two bear a striking resemblance? Granted, the original suit was a space suit and the second is described as a "Volcano Suit" and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem. A Volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spock's "Volcano Suit".
I may be stretching to draw a comparison between the two, but the tidbit of information does give us some more hints as to where Abrams' sequel may be headed.
STAR TREK 2 opens May 17, 2013.