Star Trek XI teaser trailer beams onto web
Enterprise: The Early Years
A teaser trailer for much-anticipated new Star Trek film has finally found its way onto the web.
Directed by JJ Abrams - the man behind Lost and more recently, the mysterious and virally marketed Cloverfield - Star Trek XI will detail the early days of James T Kirk and his crew and will chronologically sit after the TV series Enterprise, starring Scott "oh boy" Bakula.
Due for release in December of this year, the cast includes Winona Ryder as a young Spock's human mum, the little-known Chris Pine as James T Kirk and Simon Pegg to play the young Engineer Montgomery Scott.
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As the trailer begins, the camera slowly pans over the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 under construction in the ship yards of San Francisco. We get some idea of the size of the Constitution Class starship as workers slowly, piece by piece, put her together. It's a much more modern representation than the glossy days of The Motion Picture.
"The future begins" flashes on screen as the weathered and wise-sounding voice of Leonard Nimoy explains to us that space, is the final frontier.
Just as we Trekkies start salivating... and for a moment we forget that Simon Pegg couldn't even do an authentic American accent in Band of Brothers so how on Earth is he going to take on a thick Lowland Scottish accent... the screen fades to black and the words "Under Construction" appears.
JJ Abrams gives us just enough to whet our appetites, just as he has shown he has a skill for.
We at The Register are seriously considering giving Mr Abrams the benefit of the doubt on some of his casting choices, based on this 15-second snippet alone. And that's praise indeed. ®
If the music is half as good as the soundtrack from First Contact I will be happy to sit through it with my eyes closed :)
No Braga? Can you promise? Do you cross your heart and hope to die? Do you swear on your uplink's lifespan?
Please oh please oh please, bragga is the single worst thing ever to happen to ST since, ever.
The good news is that, with any luck at all, the movie will go soup to nuts without Braga and Berman ever having been in any way associated with it. That in and of itself raises it above the last few movies.
The bad news is that everybody knows you should never say "it can't possibly get any worse"; the Great Bird of the Galaxy shites mightily upon those who so presume.
This will probably be better than ST:TMP, possibly even as good as Generations. I'm not holding my breath for it to get any better than that - especially after seeing Cloverfield.
Because the Excelsior wasn't the only ship involved in the survey?
(I hate myself so much for havng wasted an entire day of my addolesence reading the ST:VI novelisation and finding that out.)
I heard Lindsey Lohan will be in this...
She plays Picard after an accident in the transporter involving some chronoton particals and a lot of Oestrogen.
Seriously, I will be watching this when it comes out, I can't believe Star Trek fans are fussing about continuity, its Sci Fi, there doesn't need to be continuity as everything can be explained by quantum singularities and parallel universes.
I mean why is it that in Undiscoverred Country it is the Excelsior that is tracking Gasious Anomolies at the start of the film and the Enterprise that is carrying the equipment to do so at the end?