EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Star Trek’ Movie Photo With Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu & The U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge

Additional reporting by Shawn Adler

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise make their highly anticipated return to the big screen next year in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” and now MTV has your first look at the bridge of the famous starship, as well as some thoughts from co-producer Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) on what we see in this new photo.

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(Click the cropped version above for a full-size photo, then read Lindelof’s comments about the image — and see more of the exclusive “Star Trek” photos from around the ’Net — after the jump!)

Here’s what Lindelof had to say about what Trek fans can take away from the photo:

– The set you see in the photo is the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and not a training room.

– When asked why Kirk was wearing black instead of the standard yellow captain’s shirt, Lindelof said that the black uniform is “significant” to the story surrounding this scene.

– It’s no coincidence that Kirk and Sulu are looking a bit ragged in this scene, and Lindelof hinted that they may have been involved in a fight.

– Abrams was insistent that every piece of equipment on the bridge serve a legitimate purpose — that they all have “functionality.” According to Lindelof, the maps we see in the background near the top of the communications desk were based on the generally accepted layout of the Star Trek universe.

– While Lindelof said the “red shirt” crew member we see in the photo isn’t significant herself, fans can make some predictions about other crew members wearing that fateful color.

– Finally, Lindelof confirmed our previous MTV report that the “Star Trek” running time would be two hours.

On a related note, “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams recently cleared up the whole Shatner fued deal. Check out his comments in the video below, and then click here to watch him discuss more on “Trek,” the future of “Lost” and more.

Last but not least, Paramount released a several other new photos from “Star Trek” around the ’Net today, so here’s an easy way to see ’em all. Click on the thumbnails below to see each of the new photos.

(from JoBlo.com)

(from TrekMovie.com)

(from UGO.com)

(from AintItCool.com)

(from IGN.com)

So what do you think, “Star Trek” fans? Do these photos get you excited for the film? What other elements from the photo are you eager to learn more about?