First Hints About Star Trek's Warp, Space-Battle EffectsWhile J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie isn't showing any footage at Comic-Con, someone over at Ain't It Cool News claims to have seen a couple of space scenes from the movie, including special effects in progress. The scenes, as described, give a hint as to how the Enterprise bridge will look, but also how the warp effect will come across. Plus there are some hints about the movie's overall plot. Consider this a single Saturday morning spoiler. Ain't It Cool's source says the Enterprise bridge has a bigger viewscreen than the original series version, and it's closer to the captain's chair and the forward consoles. The Enterprise escorts some freighters towing giant cargo crates at warp speed, and on the bridge, the viewscreen shows a streaky warp effect with some rainbow tinges, not unlike Star Trek: The Motion Picture's warp effect. Everyone on the bridge is in a cadet's uniform except the captain (Pike, I presume), who's in his thirties or forties. So is this a training exercise or something? And then some bad guys attack, smashing the unshielded freighters and destroying the U.S.S. Yorktown, which is a Constitution class ship. We see the Yorktown with its nacelles and top half of its secondary hull trashed, with smoke coming out. And then a human-looking bad guy appears on the viewscreen. In the second scene, the captain exchanges verbal jabs with the bad guy, whose ship is pointy with three nacelles. The Enterprise launches a huge photon torpedo, twice the size of the original series versions. And then fires phasers, which are yellowy-orange and makes the bad guy's ship (the Sunfire?) shake. The bad guy fires photon torpedos back, and both ships' shields are flashing electric white, and cadets are being flung everywhere on the Enterprise. More details on these scenes (which sound cool, if real) at the link. [AIn't It Cool News]