Skip to comments.The Newest Trailer for Star Trek is Up and...Holy Cow!!
Posted on 03/06/2009 8:43:44 AM PST by Reaganesque
Click here for the new kick-*** trailer for Star Trek!
Must have Quicktime. Available in HD.
Looks kind of dorky too me, but if you think it’s good you are probably right. I don’t know anything about Star Trek.
I like the one where the vintage car is racing down the street. Something is chasing it with red and blue strobe lights. The car goes over the cliff and the young kid barely gets out in time.
The police vehicle is a flying machine, the cop looks like a futuristic soldier and he says “What is your name?”
The little boy stands up and proclaims proudly “My name is James Tiberius Kirk!”
THAT is a perfect scene.
Bummer. I don’t do quicktime.
Sorry, that's a deal-breaker.
Maybe I am too old or not hip enough but it looks boring to me.
I’ve been getting interested in Star Trek: Enterprise on TV lately though...
Yeah, if you are not an original series affecianado, it will look dorky.
The original series was basically a western done in space.
Lest someone gets the wrong idea, it was my favorite show ever. I’ve seen every single episode at least 10 times.
Then I got a life. ;)
ooooooohhhhhhhh, ping for later!!!
LOL!!! Now, now...lol.
Could be interesting. Notice they’ve got the gratuitous sex thrown in for good measure......
your link has crashed, frozen actually, this compy twice
Star Trek ran when I was age 5 - 9. I saw one episode from the first year when I was 5 and it scared the crap out of me. I avoided it from then on.
Then, when I was 10, it started running in syndication on weekdays after school. Watched one show and became hooked.
Like you, I probably watched every episode at least 10 times.
O DAMN that looks cool.
Live long and prosper!
Well, at least she wasn’t green.....
Possibly a very interesting Star Trek movie, especially for those of us who remember when the original Star Trek came out and watched it.
There’s a premise that I see a lot in the movies these days. It’s one that proposes the best leaders were the worst kids. That’s NOT a great message to send out to all the kids that will go to see this movie.
I wonder how far they will take this premise into the movie. Is he a rag tag scoundrel until he is gifted leadership? Once again, not a very good message for children viewing the movie.
BTTT ( For later not-at-work viewing)
Are there any clues there on how to get the Ferringei out of the White House?
Non quick time starting point:
And yeah, WOW!
My college roommate was a Trekkie. We’d come back to the dorm from our night jobs at the Pla-More Bowling Center in LaCrosse, and watch the reruns. I got hooked, had to have more, and spent a small fortune at the used book store on more Trek stories.
Introduced my then boyfriend, now spouse, to the series, and raised both our children as Trekkies. Haven’t quite gotten our grandson hooked - yet - but I’m sure we will. :-)
We’ve seen the movies, the original series, and all the spinoffs, multiple times.
I hope this really is FINALLY a return to the Anti-PC BC that infested star trek franchises in the last decades.
Garbage. Sorry. But, it is.
This looks absolutely awesome! I can’t wait to see it. Syler will make a great Spock!!
This looks like the recent attempt to re-do the classic 1960 film "The Time Machine." The 1960 original had top-rate actors, Wells' greaty story, imaginative F/X, and holds-up very well despite a small budget. The 2004 remake is huge, loud, a departure from the Wells novel, had a big budget, and is a loser that disappeared after six weeks at the box office.
Hollywood's attempt to remake iconic stories has failed 95% of the time. The new Trek contunues the trend. It is clearly a Dress Up movie: young actors (kids) playing grown-up with newer toys. The original Trek actors were stage trained and had the deep baritone voices from that training. The trailers for the new Trek show, well, basically, kids, dressed-up as Kirk, Spock, et al, backed by ILM's eye-popping but ultimately empty F/X. They have sharp, alto voices and have clearly been TV-only actors. The Trailers show the film to be the 98th remake of the same story. This presents a problem for whomever sees it. Kids watching will go for the F/X. Older folks (like me) cannot help but compare it to what has come before: good stories that relied primarily upon experienced actors and writers to hold the audience. Frankly, watching the trailers is, for me, uncompelling. I laughed at Quinto acting as Spock, frankly. Nimoy is a one-of in that role, which he played with a twinkle and from a background of years of theater. Quinto comes across as a kid auditioning for a high school production of Star Trek. The kid playing Kirk is the bratty kid you knew in junior high who always bullied the weaker kids. Some role rewrite. Sorry.
Abrams has been a greatly successful director and producer, but this film is clearly about noise and F/X, not story. Abrams has reinvented Kirk to be a dangerous misfit who is sent packing to Star Fleet before he does any more damage. This is the reverse of the original role, a man of intense but controlled feelings who felt duty and honor were the highest callings.
This movie will open big and then vanish.
Looks great to me. You know there has always been two view of the future. That portrayed by Star Trek and that portrayed by Mad Max. I am afraid we are headed towards Thunderdome faster than Star Fleet.
Is it just me or does the villain look like a chubby Carville?
Holy Cow! That looks awesome. I think I just had a geekasm and I’m counting down to May 8!
As soon as I hear that it doesn’t contain any socialist / environmentalist propaganda the wife and I will be buying tickets. :) (If it has just a little then I’ll wait for it on Blu-Ray)
Actually in times of war some of our best leaders have been people who were misfits as kids. They don’t fit into polite society well, but gawd are they good commanders when it counts. Grant comes to mind as does Patton and Napolean. None were good with the polite society stuff, but they could win wars. As could Halsey, LeMay, Montegomery, Forest and others.
Actually, I would say he is more of a Volcan. Logical, superficially impressive, but ultimately clueless. At least the Ferrengei understand free markets...
a Ferrengi would honor a contract and never allow Obama’s collectivist manure.
Obama speaks like a Romulan...
The STAR TREK FRANCHISE HASNT BEEN ANY GOOD AT ALL FOR MANY MANY YEARS NOW. LET IT DIE ALREADY!
Never Give Up, Never Surrender. -Cpt. Taggert
ps: yes voyager really really really sucked. seriously sucked. What did you expect from an actress captain who is a flaming liberal whose show had to be rescued by an eye candy wife of a republican caught in a wife swapping sex scandal that allowed a sacrificial candidate to accidentally become senator and then run for president based on associalitions with radical left wing enemies of liberty organizations.
yes voyager really sucked.
DS9 was far and away the best of the series.
I’m just hoping the movie script wasn’t written by someone who never saw Star Trek.
The last movie was bad.
The last couple of TV series were bad.
It might be time for “the Negotiator.”
According to the "Star Trek canon", the Star Trek universe got it's start during a "Thunderdome" period, which was brought to a close when Zefrem Cochran's "wildcat" invention of "warp drive" led to a "galactic contact" by the Vulcans.
actually my understanding is that the decisionmakers at Paramount waited for the contract with Brandon and Braga to expire in order to bring in new blood.
J.J. Abrams is the one responsible for this.
Keep in mind, they have been redoing the special effects of the original serices via CGI.
The only way to save the franchise is to get far away from the PC stuff. (PS tiny spoiler, but Lenard Nimoy is supposedly appearing in this one. If you know what happened in the episode “Yesteryear” in the animated series...Seleck(sp?) makes an appearance.)
IOW the same Kirk who read the “We the People...” with passion as words with meaning, or the Uhura who explained the natives of the planet were worshiping the “Son of God” not the “sun”, or the crew that kills off Landreu, or the holds that liberty for all is a voice for the individual and not some collectivist BS then we will be on the right track.
On the other hand if they go prodeviant and fully collectivist nuclear holocost and french wus socialist, then no amount of snazzy special effects will save it. (seriously some fan based internet productions, per sheppard smith [figure out why he would report that one] are portraying some relative of kirks as a homosexual in the future)
Wasn’t there an episode where the creature fed on fear. And they finally got rid of it by getting everyone to laugh.
I like JJ Abrams, so I have faith in him, I am looking forward to this!
I agree with you insofar as the Ferrengi comparison.
But I’ll be darker in my comparison: Borg. A slave to the collective via his programming...
“DS9 was far and away the best of the series.”
Any credibility you may have accumulated in your 10 years on FR, has been vaporized.