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New STAR TREK trailer

trektrailer2top-440x187Here’s a look at the new TRAILER to Paramount pictures STAR TREK film, hitting theaters May 8, 2009. Reaction on the net has been somewhat split but I like what I see. Considering the legacy of this franchise, this re-boot, by director JJ Abrams, will be scrutinized heavily by the older but very loyal fan base. While not a hard core Trekkie myself, as a heavy movie memorabilia collector I attended numerous Star Trek conventions years ago and have great memories of them. Make no mistake, Star Trek to many is like a religion. The core fan base is very protective of the Trek universe and you haven’t experienced life until you’ve seen grown men dressed as Klingons!

While I have complete confidence in Abrams (Lost, Mission Impossible 3) to deliver a solid product, I have to wonder if fans will buy actor Chris Pine as the new Captain Kirk. He clearly does not have the screen presence of William Shatner, but I guess I’ll have to defer judgment until the movie is released. Zachary Quinto, who plays Syler on NBC’s Heroes, looks pretty good as Spock, and it’s clear that Abrams wants to give this new Trek film an epic feel, similar to Richard Donner’s 1978 classic Superman. The voiceover in the trailer is a clear indication of that path. It should be interesting to see if this new take on Star Trek can expand on the core crowd. I think it will.  Take a LOOK


November 18, 2008 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News |

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