The first shot of the new look Starship Enterprise from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie is out (picture above).
If it looks like the old Enterprise, just more modern looking, there is a reason. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly (also image source) that “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?”
In related news, 400 lucky journalists got their first look at 4 scenes from the yet to be completed movie, with JJ Abrams and Simon Pegg doing the scene introductions.
DenofGeek offers the best description of what was shown here but warning: serious spoilers in the descriptions.