StarTrekXILogo.jpgFor those of you who already asked Santa for tickets to the new Star Trek that was scheduled to open December 25, 2008, you’re going to be pretty disappointed when your stocking comes up empty Christmas morning.

Variety is reporting the J.J. Abrams’ film has been pushed back to May 2009, which might make the studio more money as a summer run could draw a larger audience than the holiday.

Move was part of a major reshuffling to the studio’s release calendar, as well as to DreamWorks’ release sked. Like Par, many of the majors are likely to revisit their release skeds in the wake of the writers’ strike as they try to balance out their 2008 and 2009 calendars.

“Star Trek” has no competition in its new slot — at least not so far, although it opens one week after 20th Century Fox bows “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and one week before Sony is slated to bow sequel “Angels and Demons.”

Well this is sad news for the Trekkers and the Trekies whom I’m sure were eagerly awaiting a time travel story featuring a young and old Spock, the Kobayashi maneuver, and yet another interpretation of the Enterprise. Don’t worry fans, an additional six months won’t kill you.

via Variety 


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  1. Kobayashi Maru. Not Kobayashi maneuver. I know this because I just finished reading the Star Trek novel, KOBAYASHI MARU by Julia Ecklar, yesterday. Fun little read, and it tells how Kirk, Sulu, Scotty and Chekov all dealt with the the test.

    The main thing that worries me is how the new movie will look. I was very disappointed when the Enterprise series tried to update the look of the tech prior the original series, and hope that they at lest TRY and keep somewhat of a retroish look to the movie.

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