On paper, it certainly seems like Paramount and Warner Bros. are competing this week to see who can market their big blockbusters faster and better. So far Warners has released roughly 357 posters for Watchmen, and Paramount is slowly releasing an image per minute for Star Trek (though some photos are creepier than others; I don't know about you, but I'd like to see the one where Captain Kirk doesn't look like a serial killer). As you can see above, J.J. Abrams has finally released a nice, crystal clear image of his brand new re-booted USS Enterprise, complete with that "it looks just like the old one" shine.

Entertainment Weekly (you expected someone else?) managed to snag this pic, along with a few words from Abrams himself. He says, "If you're going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?" And I completely agree. Longtime Trekkers (Trekkies?) may not be getting the Trek flick they've always fantasized about, but at least he's not f**king up the Enterprise, right? Star Trek beams itself into theaters on May 8, 2009. More Star Trek images in the gallery below.

Thoughts?

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