*NEW* Star Trek trailer -- Okay, now I'm getting interested!

  • EricLA

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    Mar 07, 2009 5:52 PM GMT
    Yesterday there was a post about the new Harry Potter trailer, but I'm surprised the new Trek trailer that came out at the same time didn't get any attention here. I was a relatively big Trek fan up until the last series or two, but felt it was played out. I'm not 100% on board this new reboot, but I'm getting there, especially with his newest trailer:



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    Mar 07, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    I plan on watching it. I think they did a good job with the casting. The effects and action are obviously going to be good. I'm just curious about the writing, and how they're going to make this interesting for both Star Trek fans and non-fans.
  • Anto

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    Mar 07, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    I hope it doesn't turn out something like this! This was an episode of SG1 where a tv producer was going to make a tv show out of SG1:

  • drakutis

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    Mar 07, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    I'm interested! They showed more in this one. I was talking with Mike Okuda who was the technical director on ST:TNG on Facebook, and he likes the new Enterprise although he wants to see the film first. So I guess they didn't ask his input on anything!
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    Mar 07, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    I'm more interested after seeing that trailer.

    oh, and I think William Shatner was 34 when star trek started. Chris Pine is 29. (and WAY hotter).
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    Mar 07, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    OMG I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 07, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    icon_sad.gif Oh no... They have taken what makes Star Trek great and made it into a clone of Spiderman or Transformers..

    Shame on them..
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    Mar 07, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    Anto saidI hope it doesn't turn out something like this! This was an episode of SG1 where a tv producer was going to make a tv show out of SG1:



    That was by far my favorite episode of SG-1. I laughed my ass off at the marionette section. Way too funny and a testament to the casts' excellent chemistry.
    As for the Trek movie, I will probably see it, but I'm not as excited as I am for HP in July. I just hope they don't ruin any of the canon already established by the series and earlier motion pictures.
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    Mar 07, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    aw, its cute, they're trying to compete with the action of starwars- nice effort icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    I am a little worried about this. There is not going to be any middle ground. This is either going to remake Star Trek and be excellent, or it is going to be REALLY REALLY REALLY (did I mention REALLY) BAD!!
  • EricLA

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    Mar 08, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    animanimus said..............beef..................or...............chicken.........
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    Well, if you put it that way, I'll go for the chicken.

    Though it is still too early to tell for sure.
  • andydude

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    Mar 08, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Tork saidicon_sad.gif Oh no... They have taken what makes Star Trek great and made it into a clone of Spiderman or Transformers..

    Shame on them..


    I agree with Tork. This doesn't look anything like Star Trek, more like a clone of the modern action hero flick to advance a pretty boy star. Rather than the drama of space exploration and science fiction, it's the warmed over repeat of good looking bad boy makes good.
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    Mar 08, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    In the trailer I caught a glimpse of Karl Urban (visible for a microsecond at 1:03 in this clip), who I thought looked incredibly like Gary Lockwood who played Lt Cmdr Gary Mitchell in the episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

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    Thinking this must be amazing casting, and excited that the movie might include characters from young Kirk's early career (despite Karl's blue shirt), I rushed home to check imdb's character list...and discovered he was playing Leonard McCoy. What the hell?

    Did anyone else think he looked like Gary Lockwood?
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516972/
  • EricLA

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    Mar 08, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    Hmmm, interesting idea Mickey, but Urban is Dr. McCoy.
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    Mar 08, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    Yes, I mentioned that in my post. I was wondering if you thought he looked like Gary Lockwood.

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    Mar 08, 2009 8:09 PM GMT

    mmmmm, I love a man in a polyester blend..
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    mmmmm, I love a man in a polyester blend..


    Lol, mmm yeah, it's so... futuristic.
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    The video doesn't seem to be working any longer (at least not for me), so I can't comment as to this trailer in particular; however, I have been a Trekkie since I was a kid, so I'm excited about this movie no matter what. I'm not the kind of Trekkie who's so deep into Star Trek "canon" that he can't just enjoy a good Trek movie, regardless of whether it follows along religiously to story lines.

    So excited for a new Trek movie!
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    Chris Pine is hotter than young Shatner and a better actor that too. Like that's hard. He was hilarious in "Smoking Aces" especially when he was playing with Ben Afleck after he killed him.icon_lol.gif
  • treader

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    Mar 08, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    Philadelphiabound saidI am a little worried about this. There is not going to be any middle ground. This is either going to remake Star Trek and be excellent, or it is going to be REALLY REALLY REALLY (did I mention REALLY) BAD!!


    I'm feeling the same way. As a long time Star Trek fan, the premise of doing a direct pre-sequel of the original series with different actors isn't a bad idea but I'm wondering if they can they really pull it off. Obviously they're painted into a corner since it has to take place after the Enterprise TV series and before the original TV series.

    The trailer does look a little generic. We'll have to wait and see...
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    Actually, I think pre-Star Trek Shatner was smoking hot. He was mildly attractive on Star Trek, but he was downright gorgeous back in the days when he did his first appearance on Twilight Zone.

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    Philadelphiabound saidI am a little worried about this. There is not going to be any middle ground. This is either going to remake Star Trek and be excellent, or it is going to be REALLY REALLY REALLY (did I mention REALLY) BAD!!


    I'm feeling the same way. As a long time Star Trek fan, the premise of doing a direct pre-sequel of the original series with different actors isn't a bad idea but I'm wondering if they can they really pull it off. Obviously they're painted into a corner since it has to take place after the Enterprise TV series and before the original TV series.

    The trailer does look a little generic. We'll have to wait and see...


    Normally I would agree, as I hate continuity issues covered up by a complicated backstory or explanation. I don't think this movie is meant to be a true prequal but a new take on the Star Trek universe altogether (obviously the Enterprise looks very different). I'm optimistic as I think that the franchise has gotten a bit stale and needs to be reinvigorated. I'm expecting something similar to what the new Battlestar Galactica series was to the old one, same universe but a different storytelling style and not worrying about continuity or staying within the canon (personally I really enjoyed the new BG).
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    Another example would be Batman. I think Batman Forever and Batman and Robin were terrible movies. The franchise was obviously struggling, so they started from scratch with a completely new take on the Batman universe. I thought the new films were great, and had no problem with them diverging from the continuity of the old movies. Just a different telling of the story, and in that case better. Hopefully this Star Trek will be comparable.
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    Mar 08, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    Good lord that was a good trailer. And that's how trailers should be made.

    I'm not much of a trekkie, but this trailer makes me want to watch it!
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    Apr 09, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    OMG so excited!!!!