Made Trailer for ‘Star Trek’ (2008) |
jump to navigation Made Trailer for ‘Star Trek’ (2008) July 7, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film), , trackback

Since everyone else is doing it…

( LiveVideo  |  MOV   |   WMV  ) 

You may notice that this uses the cgi from community member Buckaroohawk…with his permission. I have been talking about doing a trailer for a long time along with Paul and Rick and when Buckaroo sent me his I was suprised at how close it was to the visuals I had in mind already. I decided to use it along with the music, script and clips we had planned out. I want to thank Buckaroohawk for providing me with a high res version. Also wanted to thank both Rick Kelvington and Spockboy Paul for their advice, help and Vegas Video tips. 


If you like the video…spread it around. This is both to promote the movie and of course this site. 


For those interested here are the sources for the video:

CGI Effects: Buckaroohawk

Video Clips: from Star Trek "This Side of Paradise," "Arena," "Amok Time," and "Corbomite Maneuver"

Audio Clips: from Star Trek "The Ultimate Computer," "Mirror Mirror"

Sound Effects: from Star Trek: The Motion Picture & ‘Large Spaceship Pass’ (by Matt G at Free Sound Project)

Music: ‘Main Theme- Star Trek Generations’ by Dennis McCarthy

Editing: Sony Vegas 7.0



1. Lou - July 7, 2007

well done, folks!!

2. THEETrekmaster - July 7, 2007


3. Craig - July 7, 2007

Cool Trailer! I wonder how the music of Trek XI will be? Will they try to do similar Trek music?

4. chris LaRoche - July 7, 2007

cool trailer and well done

5. Erik - July 7, 2007

Now THAT is a trailer folks!!!!!!

6. Diabolik - July 7, 2007

Chills. Just… chills. Well done.

7. IrishTrekkie - July 7, 2007

they need good star trek music in the new movies, they can add new stuff , but i think they should rework the some of the old stuff too , just so it will feel like star trek . oh and that trailier was really cool , good work. i bet the first real trailiers will be pure teasers , i would expect to actually see one , soon , cause you dont need actors for most teasers , just something like that , some cgi and the new enterprise , and then the date . i say when i see the full real tailer for the new movie , that will it finally sink in that star trek is back !

8. Thomas - July 7, 2007

Best of the fan trailers I’ve seen so far.

9. Jawinka Smith - July 7, 2007

Great job. I liked how you used the music to really make it dramatic and all. That is definitely a trailer! I can’t wait for the real teaser to come out. I think I’ll become giddy like a school girl. LOL

10. JeFF - July 7, 2007

Already giving me goosebumps… well done!

11. Jim J (Aye!!!) - July 7, 2007

Brought a tear to me eye!

12. Tom - July 7, 2007

Now THAT’S a great trailer. A lot of the other stuff I’ve seen on YouTube has been total crap.

13. CmdrR - July 7, 2007

Nicely done!

14. Buckaroohawk - July 7, 2007

Such kind words from everyone! I’m both touched and honored to have been a small part of this project. I’d like to thank Anthony for the invitation to help, and Rick and Spockboy for their assistance and advice.

So glad you’re all enjoying it. Now spread it around. Let’s get the word out!

Thank you all!


15. Granger - July 7, 2007


16. Michael Hall - July 7, 2007


Care to share some of the technical details of how you put this together–software used, time involved, etc.? I’d be very interested, and I think others would as well.

Very nice job.

17. Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP - July 7, 2007

It looks good, the ambiguous images and Enterprise works for thsi stage of the project.

18. steve623 - July 7, 2007

Inifintely better than anything similar I have seen before. Huzzah and kudos to everyone.

19. Pat - July 7, 2007

Love it!!

20. Daren Doc - July 7, 2007

Very nice… nicely restrained but still evocative. :)

21. Kirk: The Jack Bauer Of Space - July 7, 2007

That was fantastic! I’ve always loved the Generations score.

22. Anthony Pascale - July 7, 2007

Buckaroo is being overly modest…i have asked him to provide some details on the cgi will update article.

Major Joe
yes the fuzzy parts were definitely there for a reason. Known Abrams he isnt going to give away too much in his first teaser.

thanks all for the kind words…feel free to spread the links around. I am sure once the first real trailer comes out it will change a lot of minds and really get people excited about the movie. But maybe in a small way this may help too.

23. Anthony Pascale - July 7, 2007

oh thanks Daren…that means a lot coming from you. If you remember we talked about this a few months ago…if Buckaroohawk didnt come through I would have been begging you for help.

24. chris - July 7, 2007

Nice except for the use of crappy TNG music.

25. Nev - July 7, 2007

Is there some kind of symbolism between how the Enterprise fades in from the glare of the sun, as a counterpoint to how it departs at the end of Undiscovered Country?

If so… Nice. :)

26. Roger - July 7, 2007

Awesome…had the chills as well.
(Must see a doctor about that)

27. Ross - July 7, 2007

yeah, it’s fan made but it still got me excited!!

28. Robert April - July 7, 2007

You da man! Simple and to the point.

29. Tim Handrahan - July 7, 2007

I hope that the first trailer that we see is as half as good as this one is. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30. James Heaney - July 7, 2007

By far the best yet. Explains where you’ve been hiding the last day or so, Tony. :P

31. Josh T. ( The tall request for the the tall ship by the tall star ) Kirk Esquire' - July 7, 2007

I think as far as music we are in good hands, the guy doing the score did a host of Medal of Honor games, and Spielberg reffered to him as a “young Johnny Williams”, as his themes are truly evocative of Williams style.

32. Josh T. ( The tall request for the the tall ship by the tall star ) Kirk Esquire' - July 7, 2007


I challenge anyone to look up and find , listen to “Arknam Knights” on the Medal of Honor Frontline soundtrack and not get choked up, it’s haunting.

33. Ryan - July 7, 2007

If anyone wants to hear a taste of Michael Giacchino (probably spelled wrong), he did the music for Ratatouille. I personally thought that it was well done.

34. Josh T. ( The tall request for the the tall ship by the tall star ) Kirk Esquire' - July 7, 2007

scroll down and listen to track 11.


35. Josh T. ( The tall request for the the tall ship by the tall star ) Kirk Esquire' - July 7, 2007

Of course it also helps to visualize while you listen yourself as a dough boy linked to a british regiment defending a burned out town against German regiments with a constant tat tat tat tat Boom, Tat tat Boom and people screaming bloody murder for backup

36. ews - July 7, 2007

I rarely post here but I have to say that was pretty damn cool and sent a chill through me. Great job.

37. Mark - July 7, 2007 Made Trailer Enjoyed

38. andoriano - July 7, 2007

a falta de uno oficial, este trailer esta estupendo, yuuuuuhuuuuuuu:)

enhorabuena trekmovie

39. ZoomZoom - July 8, 2007

*25, agree with you there. If that wasn’t intentional then it worked for me!

40. Smike van Dyke - July 8, 2007

Really really great work. Hopefully, the official promotion will be as emotional and Trek-like…doubtful though since it’s not a fan movie…

41. John CT - July 8, 2007

Not bad, although the ‘Generations’ music sligtly puts me off because it reminds me of Generations…

42. Crusade2267 - July 8, 2007

very nice

43. TrekNerd - July 8, 2007

Wow! Just, WOW!

Anthony, that is the best Star Trek movie teaser I have seen since the one for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country featuring clips from TOS and the TOS movies projected onto the Enterprise.

J.J. Abrams and Paramount would be remiss to not contact you about using that trailer for their initial promotion.

The only legal difficulty I can think of that could prevent that from happening is the fact that the text is similar to the initial trailers for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Anthony, I seriously suggest that you make this trailer the flash intro to your site, at least up until the premiere of the movie. What a way to make an impression on new visitors to your site.

44. Craig - July 8, 2007

Will they still using the same opening theme music or an updated version of? You know the Da, Da, Da? I think that’s how it goes. :)

45. Kirk: The Jack Bauer Of Space - July 8, 2007

44 – I sure hope so. I remember that was missing from TMP, and as great as the score was for TMP (it was eventually used for TNG), it suffered a little (more) from not having that at the beginning. Then it was brought back for TWOK. I remember seeing TWOK in the theater, and when that music hit, the crowd stood and cheered! Following that opening came James Horner’s score, which is arguably the best score written for Trek.

46. Redshirt - July 8, 2007

not bad

47. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - July 8, 2007

Marta dances for your efforts

48. snake - July 8, 2007

If the trailer is likethat ill do the shat funk in the theatre – Whoooo!

49. mrregular - July 8, 2007

Well Done!

50. TrekNerd - July 8, 2007

“45. I remember that was missing from TMP, and as great as the score was for TMP (it was eventually used for TNG), it suffered a little (more) from not having that at the beginning.”

The main title score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country did not have the fanfare at the beginning either, but that was still a great score and a great movie. But it did have the fanfare at the end of the movie and in the end credits.

The real transgression of the TMP score was that it did not have the fanfare at all anywhere in the movie. It did have strains of the main original series theme in the movie, but no iconic fanfare.

51. Stanky (Where's my Time Machine?) McFibberich - July 8, 2007

re: 43 TrekNerd
“Anthony, I seriously suggest that you make this trailer the flash intro to your site, at least up until the premiere of the movie. What a way to make an impression on new visitors to your site.”

Nothing against the trailer which is well-done, but flash intros to websites are a real irritant. One of the great things about this site is its simplicity.

52. John_Pemble - July 8, 2007

I bet this will be better than the actual trailer. It’s well done. It’s a good pre vis stuff for what they should do. Take note movie people, simple is better.

53. Enterprisingguy - July 8, 2007

What a great trailer!

It shows that you can generate interest without really showing anything new! It did indeed “tease” the viewer into wanting more! Even though I know it was nothing brand new, it made me want to see what is to come!

We are lucky to have such talented people on this site!

54. Chancellor Jake - July 8, 2007

That was so awesome, Anthony and all.
It literally gave me goosebumps. Well Done!
I love the visuals and even the great (not at all crappy) Generations music.

55. Anthony Pascale - July 8, 2007

thanks for the comment Nerd….but I will not make people watch this every time they visit the site

but I will probably put the trailer into the sidebar and allow people to watch it and download it if they wish

56. Thomas Jensen - July 8, 2007

Very well done Anthony. I always liked that music from Generations. As an original fan from way back, I’ve always noted that the music played a part in the drama. Nice work. Well worth the time, you earn points for using the Enterprise in it’s original glory coming out of the sun! Which as, I’m sure you noticed, went into the sun at the ending of Star Trek VI! Nice…..

57. Stanky (Where's my Time Machine?) McFibberich - July 8, 2007

re: 55
“but I will probably put the trailer into the sidebar and allow people to watch it and download it if they wish”

Good idea.

58. JAE - July 8, 2007

An absolutely amazing piece of work. I hope the actual movie is done with as much care and thought as your teaser.

59. trekker670 - July 8, 2007

WOW, just WOW!!! That moved me. I could easily see something like this become their final trailer! I think it would have been nice to include the “To boldly go where no man/one has gone before” somewhere in there.

60. RonS - July 8, 2007

Very well done. Kind of reminds me of the opening sequence for a fan film my friend is trying to do.

61. JohnnyMoo - July 8, 2007

Good trailer over all, but I really hope they don’t use any of those “for every adventure there is a beginning” type lines in the real one. I suppose it wouldn’t do any harm since the general public don’t watch them, but fan trailers almost always have those lines and it’s becoming a real cliché. “The human adventure is just beginning” is another one, usually just before a montage of ships exploding.

62. TrekNerd - July 8, 2007

I have to say, of all the Next Generation film scores, the Generations score was the best. Dennis McCarthy managed to compose an original score in the same heroic vein as the scores for II, IV, and VI.

As great as Jerry Goldsmith was, his scores for the Next Generation films were not his best. First Contact was adequate, but it was too similar to his original theme for V, and no comparison to his score for I and even the excellent main theme for Voyager.

However, I don’t blame Goldsmith for this; I think Rick Berman had a tendency to water down everything when it came to the Next Generation films: the scores, the titles, the vigor, the life.

It’s interesting that Dennis McCarthy wasn’t retained for future Next Generation films, especially after his vibrant and epic score for Generations.

The film may have not been the greatest, but the music is one of the best, and Anthony et al. made a great, perhaps perfect, choice in selecting this piece of music, especially as it is the last score associated with Kirk, and what could be more appropriate than using elements of that score to promote a return to Kirk’s heyday.

All that speculative interpretation aside, it’s still a damn fine piece of music.

63. Mark - July 8, 2007

I forwarded the trailer to some friends that are fans, but don’t hang out here – everyone loved it and started asking me questions about the new movie. Naturlich, I referred them to this site.

64. THX-1138 - July 8, 2007

That was great, Anthony. It really did bring a tear to my eye.
But then, I am a weepy fool when it comes to Star Trek and the memories that can be evoked. I hope that Abrams and company can show as much love for it as you have here. THEN we know that Star Trek will be well served.

And the Generations music was a good choice.

65. THX-1138 - July 8, 2007

Went back and watched it again. Same effect on me as the first time. Great!

I loved the over the shoulder shot as Kirk steps onto the bridge and the E coming out of the glare of the sun.

66. Carl G. - July 9, 2007

Wow! Sent chills down my spine. I never would have known that was fan made. Great job!

67. Barney - July 9, 2007

That was just the business gents – very well done to all of you, and many thanks!

Can’t wait to see that first teaser in the cinemas, and I hope it’s even a tiny fraction as good as your trailer. I’ll probably go nuts when I finally see a teaser trailer!

68. AdvidG - July 9, 2007

Just In case You wish to know more….

John Masefield 1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967

“…And all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by.”

Besides being used in many other written works, this quotation was also referenced in the film, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Though not directly stated to be so, it hearkens back to a conversation between Kirk and Dr. McCoy in the original 1960’s Star Trek series episode “The Ultimate Computer”.

Pretty cool… I though….

69. Irene - July 9, 2007

Absolutely Fantastic !

Well done, my son ,


70. gigshaft - July 9, 2007

Why does everyone take the pretentious route on these trailers? I don’t care about the legacy, I want to see that the movie’s going to be fun.

71. Ralph - July 9, 2007

I like it

72. XAVER - August 10, 2007

You know that begining sounds like one of the superman trailers , when Jurel anounces him giving his son to the people of earth.

Also , where the hell did “THE” quote come from ?

“All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail by” , i think this was also quoted in STE.

This was however the most enjoyable Trailer I can remember.

73. XAVER - August 10, 2007

You guys need to make an extended version and put it on the front page!

74. tutorial iphone development - April 11, 2011

I went over this internet site and I conceive you have a lot of wonderful info , saved to bookmarks (:. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.