For months, there was virtual silence about J.J. Abram's new take on Star Trek. Details of the plot and images of the cast were kept tightly under wraps. Now, some six months before the movie bows in May 2009, you can hardly go a day without stumbling across some new Trek tidbit. Whether it's a new trailer featuring Leonard Nimoy or a new movie poster, news is coming fast and furious. Just yesterday, IDW Publishing announced it would be publishing a four-issue prequel comic book miniseries leading up to the new movie. As if that's not enough grist for the fannish mill, there are also new still shots from the scene in the trailer where young Kirk comes face to face with... Well, it's kind of hard to explain. Click on through only if you want to get a gander at what happens.
Are you still with me? Good. Now, check out the screencaps at Undead Backbrain. For some reason, the term "vagina dentata" comes to mind. It would be a fittingly ironic end for the legendary Lothario of Star Fleet, but no doubt he survives the encounter, since he later grows up to be William Shatner at some point in the Trekiverse. But seriously, that things look like it went for a Brazilian wax before meeting up for its hot date with Kirk, which doesn't seem terribly wise, considering the apparently snowy environs. After all, there's a reason why it's called a Brazilian wax, and not a Norwegian wax. Take a cue from that alien in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country who started out as Iman, but turned into a big hairy Yeti-man: Nature's fur coat comes in handy when the mercury drops.