As audiences await JJ Abrams’ big-screen update of Star Trek, crashing into theaters May 8th, MM readers can get a sneak peek behind the scenes in these two pages of set photos, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

A young James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) share an intense moment aboard the USS Enterprise in the new Star Trek, hitting theaters May 8.

Eric Bana returns to his Hulk roots to go green again as Nero, the creepy Romulan villian. 

Chris Pine going all Cliffhanger as James T. Kirk. Hopefully he hangs on long enough to become the Captain Kirk audiences all know and love. 

Left to right: Chekov (Anton Yelchin), James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Bones (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho) and Uhura (Zoë Saldana) trying to figure out what’s happening in an episode of “Lost” on a break from defending the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek

All photos: Industrial Light and Magic/Paramount Pictures Corporation

Dr. “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) and James T. Kirk (Pine) look into the face of danger. Photo: Industrial Light and Magic/Paramount Pictures Corporation

The young Spock (Quinto) emerges as a leader among the masses; who said big, pointy ears aren’t cool? Photo: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Simon Pegg looks a bit disorganized as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, everyone’s favorite Chief Engineer of the Enterprise. Photo: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Visionary director J.J. Abrams discusses a scene with actors Cho, Yelchin, Quinto and Pine on the incredible recreated set of the Enterprise’s main deck, sure to make all Trekkies happy. Photo: Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures Corporation