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Cloverfield TV Spots January 1, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 1-18-08/Cloverfield , trackback

In just 17 days the JJ Abrams-produced monster movie Cloverfield (along with the teaser for some Star Trek movie) hits the big screen. The buzz on the film is heading to fever pitch and Paramount has released a whole mess of TV spots for the movie (7 in total).Check them out below.


1. ZoomZoom - January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!
Won’t be seeing this- can wait for the Trek trailer to hit the web.

2. Silverexpress57 - January 1, 2008

I’ve been into seeing this prior to knowing about the ST trailer attached to it. That will definitely an added bonus! I just feel a little weird though… I’ll be wanting to take a group of friends to see Cloverfield and then they’ll probably think I made them go to the movie just to see the ST trailer, lol. Oh well, I’m willing to live with it.


p.s. this is my first post ever here, coolness.

3. J. Rapscallion - January 1, 2008

Yeah… there’s nothing about this movie that makes me want to see it except for the ST movie trailor… I guess I should just wait for it on youtube like zoomzoom.

4. NCC-73515 - January 1, 2008

It will start later in Germany (Jan 31), so the trailer will already be available (I hope) and so I don’t need to see Cloverfield.

5. trekmaster - January 1, 2008

Why not? Seems to be an interesting movie…

6. mc|kenna - January 1, 2008

Although Cloverfield starts later in Germany, I love this film already. Silverexpress said it: The ST Trailer will be a great bonus!

7. Paul B. - January 1, 2008

The epic stuff looks great, but the personal stuff (“I’m going with you.”) looks and sounds lame. I hope Cloverfield delivers on it’s promise, but I fear the worst. Still, maybe it’ll be worth it for the Trek trailer.

Of course, I thought the same for the Star War Episode I trailer that ran with “The Waterboy.” Yep, I went to a theater to see Waterboy just to see a trailer for the crappiest prequel trilogy ever (though the preview looked great).

Happy New Year!

8. Michael Christopher - January 1, 2008

This looks to be a good movie. I’m looking forward to this.

9. Stanky McFibberich - January 1, 2008

No interest in things just because Abrams is attached to it somehow.

10. Noleuser - January 1, 2008

I’m sure this movie will be a nice surprise because I’m not expecting much from it. It’ll definitely be the best movie of January, there’s nothing else out!

Welcome to boards SilverExpress57!

11. Ban An Appeal - January 1, 2008

OH MY GOD!!! That’s annoying…7 times over. Think I’ll wait for the Trek trailer to hit the web.

My new 62″ Toshiba is being delivered today. Got my HD TOS all ready to go. And my new HD Blade Runner. It’s a good day.

12. Scott - January 1, 2008

Who Cares?

13. Gary Seven - January 1, 2008

Big Monster, buildings go BOOM. I would have been excited when I was 9 and my brain was much smaller.

With my older brain, the only feeling I had, other than general boredom, was that I had no empathy, just slight irritation, for the partying twentysomethings shown in one of the clips. OK if Monster go BOOM on them. But even that feeling was very slight.

However, like others have said, I can’t wait for the ST teaser to hit the web.

14. MiamiTrek - January 1, 2008

I can’t wait to see it myself, movie and trailer, that is.

15. Luke Montgomery - January 1, 2008

I love the jerks who boast that they are not going to see this as some kind of statement like anyone cares what they think. What’s really entertaining is the delusion of power that some loser in front of a computer in a basement in a state that is most likely square shaped has about their importance in the world. If the best you can do is snipe at the work of others on a blog comments thread you are as powerless as you are pointless. This also goes for the types that regularly leave comments about the new trek film here like, “I’m not going to see this film. They can count my $9 (or what ever the prices are in the US now) out!” This coming from people who are spending time to comment on a movie over 1 year before it comes out. Talk like this is as unbeleiveable as the people posting it are unimportant.

16. Neal - January 1, 2008

#15 – must be the hangover talking … :)

17. AJ - January 1, 2008

Cloverfield seems disposable..Blair Witch meets Godzilla or something. I will await Glorious Quicktime.

18. Alex - January 1, 2008


Just about everybody who leaves a comment at this site has an opinion about the new Star Trek film, be it a positive or negative one. Hardly anybody is neutral. To sit there, as you say, in front of a computer screen in a basement while living in a state that is probably square-shaped and grossly overestimate your importance to the world by accusing people who disagree with your opinion of being “as powerless as they are pointless” seems to me a bit hypocritical.

The entire point of leaving comments on a blog is generally to state your opinion. Last time I checked this was still the United States of America. Everyone has a right to gripe if they want to, and since nobody has yet seen either Star Trek or Cloverfield, their assesment of the situation is just as relevant and/or accurate as yours.

All that being said, I’m really looking forward to Cloverfield. I think it’s going to be a kickass movie, and yes, part of the reason I think that is because J.J. Abrams is attatched to it. I gotta admit that I am to LOST what a Trekkie is to Star Trek. When it was announced that Abrams was directing the next Trek film I was ecstatic. The creative head of the greatest television series known to man directing another of my personal favorites? AND IT FEATURES KIRK & SPOCK? AWESOME!

That’s my opinion and I could care less what anybody thinks of it. (The bit about LOST being the best show known to man might be a bit blasphemous when said on a website dedicated to Star Trek, but hey, to each his own.) And I certainly wouldn’t criticize anybody for disagreeing with me.

19. Captain Presley - January 1, 2008

There are much better trailers on this than what is posted. I would go see this movie, without any Trek connection.

20. Jabob Slatter - January 1, 2008

How many times can you watch the Statue of Liberty’s head roll down the street?

I’m looking forward to the Trek movie, but Abrams hasn’t proven himself to me. In fact, his track record with me ain’t too good. Alias wasn’t of interest to me, I bailed on Lost after the first season, and Mission Impossible 3 was very average.

Still, for some reason, I’m excited about Star Trek.

21. Ro-Dan - January 1, 2008

Being a Godzilla fan, I’m very excited for this movie. The Trek trailer will be frosting on the cake.

22. Ben - January 1, 2008

I’m no fan of “monsters/animals/mutants” attack earth/city +
some Joe Average wants to save his wife/girlfriend (to be) or prove that his theories, assumptions were correct afterall….and save mankind.
I’m no fan of Abrams (didn’t like Felicty, MI 3, Lost at all)

I like Star Trek and I’m looking forward to the new film, but I’ll wait till the trailer reaches the web.

23. diabolk - January 1, 2008

Since I have enjoyed Trek and Godzilla since I was a kid, this is a no-brainer. I’ll be there.

24. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

Hey, #15 must be a hoot to have at a party, don’tcha think? :)

25. 1701 over Gotham City - January 1, 2008

Not to sound ungrateful, but I could care less about anything Cloverfield on this site. Other than Abrams, it has nothing to do with the world of Trek. Should we get the trailer there, that’s GREAT!! But, still has nothing to do with Cloverfield…
On the other hand… if it gets a crowd… so does the trailer!

26. Anthony Pascale - January 1, 2008

Find a way to make your point without flaming
that is one warning for flaming by the way

27. Pinky - January 1, 2008

MI:3 was a good Mission Impossible movie (although decidedly average as a film in general). Mission Impossible 2 should have been called “Super James Bond” — because that one didn’t even have the idea straight. So, good for JJ in keeping true to the franchise and its styles.

On the other hand, Transformers, which was written by Roberto and Alex, was tragic. It was neither a good movie nor a good transformer’s story. Why were there people in that movie? Transformers never had people. Plus, it made the robots too big to fit on the screen. Real disappointment.

I guess this means it’ll be a toss-up. Star Trek 08 could be crap. Or it could find the spirit of Trek and soar. All I know is that is has to be better than those other two movies.

28. shuttlepod10 - January 1, 2008

How can you enjoy anything with that attitude?

29. diabolk - January 1, 2008

You know, for Cloverfield not to be a Godzilla movie, the monster sure SOUNDS like the Big G.

30. Captain Dunsel - January 1, 2008

Not at all my kind of movie so I will be skipping that. I look forward to the ST trailer via the web.

Not that anybody cares.

31. Jackson Roykirk - January 1, 2008

There’s something to be said about a “Popcorn Flick”…the kind of film that’s only good on a big screen, with big sound, and with a big Tub-o-Popcorn and a big Cherry Coke. Those kind of films are usaully a lot of fun to see (call it a guilty pleasure).

I still haven’t decided if I want to see Cloverfield or not, but I’m leaning towards seeing it, because it looks like it could be one of those “Popcorn Flicks”

32. Guy Fleegman - January 1, 2008

#30 Captain Dunsel, I like your name! I just so happened to watch “The ultimate computer” today!

I just thought i’d throw that out there :)

33. New Horizon - January 1, 2008

“Transformers never had people. ”

Uhm, yes it did. The original Transformers had Buster and Spike Witwikcy.

Sadly, I do agree that it wasn’t a great movie. I don’t blame so much of that on the writing, as I do the directing. The writing was tight, and did a fairly balanced job of making a summer blockbuster type movie and something with some story. It could have been taken a bit more serious…I never want to hear Optimus Prime say “My Bad” again, but it was pretty darn good.

The direction ruined it for me though…and I hope Michael Bay doesn’t touch the next one.

34. Stanky McFibberich - January 1, 2008

re: 15
I don’t know of any states that are square. Some are kind of rectangular. Some are kind of irregular and bumpy. Some are flat on some sides and irregular and bumpy on others. No square ones, though.

35. Will - January 1, 2008

This movie looks to be a high budget Blair Witch Project only it has a monster instead of creepy spooky supernatural crap.

The camera work, good lord. Ohh, yeah, just what I wanna see when I pay $12to see a movie: crappy camera work and, from that 5 minute thing they released, an annoying guy who just keeps going “Oh my god, did you guys see that? Did you guys see that?” Uhh, I’m pretty sure they saw it, it happened 5 feet away from them. Shut up, already.

Basically, this movie, to me, looks like a high budget “home movie”, however, it is a testament to how good Abrams is at marketing/hyping his brand of drivel.

36. Viking - January 1, 2008

Cloverfield looks like it’ll be a good Netflix rental for a Saturday night, but I’m not schlepping to the local multiplex for the sake of the ST trailer. That’ll hit the net long before that movie is out of the theatres. Besides, I like the benefits of a pause button – I can go pour another glass of wine, get laid, etc. and not lose my place or have to trip over the the three fatasses on the end of my row to get back to my seat. And I’ve put together home theatre systems in both the living room and bedroom that can shake the fillings out of your teeth. Our Dachshunds dive under the bed when they see Daddy turn on the DVD player. ;-)

37. Gene L. Coon (was the Better Gene because he) was a U. S. Marine - January 1, 2008

#31 You just nailed “movies”. ALL movies should be popcorn flicks. There needs to be a sense of awe, coolness, and/or wonder. Otherwise you might as well put it on your TV. That’s the power of “going to the movies”. They are becoming the last shared experience in our lives. With a thousand cable channels to suit every niche, satellite radio, and middle school girls bringing ipods to school to watch their own videos at lunchtime, a good movie is about the only place humans gather to share anything anymore.

Movies NEED to suffer when seen on the small screen. (They need their pain!) If you haven’t seen Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm on a HUGE screen, you haven’t seen Lawrence of Arabia. That is my gripe about not cleaning up and screening the Director’s Edition of TMP in real theaters. TMP needs the big screen. Even in its original (boring?) form, it passed the cool test.

Anyway, Cloverfield looks cool. Pass the popcorn.

38. Cheve - January 1, 2008

“Last time I checked this was still the United States of America. ”

Really? I would have sweared that it was Spain, you know, in Europe…

XDD. Sorry. Just wanting to point out that Internet is the World Wide Web and that everyone else in the world is commenting too.

Also, it is 3 am here right now, so, my brain isn’t 100% aware of what I do.

I’ll be able to watch the trailer on the internet much longer than the movie is released here in Spain, but I’m interested in Cloverfield and will try to go watch it when it does.

39. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

Yes, but with all this debate about whether to see a movie on the big screen or on T.V….it begs the question…..

Is it a GIVEN that everyone here will go see ST:XI at the theatre, or are there some that claim to be devotees but will wait for the DVD?

Time for another poll……….

40. Mr Snuffleupacus - January 1, 2008

Even though I love the giant monster genre, I am just not going ga-ga over blending it with the Blair Witch style of filmmaking…

I might be in with those who wait to see new Trek trailer online…

41. Stanky McFibberich - January 1, 2008

re:39 Harrison Spheres
I will likely attend the thing, depending on what all I hear or see about it between now and then. I reserve the right to walk out early.

In general, there have been few movies produced in the past 15 years I have wanted to see at all, much less care if I saw them on the big screen.

I do enjoy going to the movie theater if there is the occasional movie that I am interested in seeing.

42. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

Stanky, if you go to the trouble to go to the theatre, buy your ticket and go in… seems doubtful that you would walk out early… your case it could be likened to somebody being unable to turn away from watching a trainwreck…… horrible as it is, you feel compelled to watch it! :)

43. Xai - January 1, 2008

35. Will – January 1, 2008
It may be your opinion, but if you haven’t SEEN the film, how can you critique it? Drivel? It may be…. but a more accurate review and opinion might be had AFTER you see it.

44. Gene L. Coon (was the Better Gene because he) was a U. S. Marine - January 1, 2008

Stanky and Harry,

Do people actually walk out of movies anymore? I’ve seen some real stinkers, but I’ve never walked out. Maybe I’m lazy. I figure; I’m here, I paid, I’ll stick it out. I’m “glass half full” I guess.

Agree on the lack of good movies recently. That’s because producers and directors don’t adhere to my cool test.

45. Xai - January 1, 2008

#41 Stanky, you are going even if I have to buy the @#$% ticket and the duct tape to keep you there… ;-)

46. Xai - January 1, 2008

… but I’m not buying the popcorn or Diet Coke

47. jonboc - January 1, 2008

Good old fashioned Monster movie. Nothing wrong with that, I’ll be there, looks like a lot of fun.

As far as the teaser goes….seeing the Trek images on a tiny 3″ window or if your lucky, a 17″ wide computer screen is nothing compared to seeing it on a 75 foot movie screen with THX surround sound. I’ll be happy to scrutinize the teaser over and over again later ( if it finds it’s way to an official site) but for first impressions, I want it on the silver screen.

48. CmdrR - January 1, 2008

Not sure I’m psyched for a monster movie. It could be well done. I might rent it. Anyone who sees it on the 18th and loves it, please drop a note in here. I might be swayed. (My in-laws will be living with us then, so the house will be ringing with Mandarin. hmmm, maybe a night out is a good idea…)

49. I AM THX-1138 - January 1, 2008

Cloverfield will be cool. Just wait and see. And while people might not like what Luke said, I agree, in spirit, with what he said.

People who say that something is not going to be good without having the slightest clue as to what it actually will turn out like are ignorant.

You can say that you won’t like it, or that it’s not your cup of tea, but to pass judgement on something that does not yet fully exist is to take a stupidly indefensible position.

To try new things is to be occaissionally disappointed and more often rewarded.

50. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

Wouldn’t it be wild if somehow we could orchestrate having the “core” thirty posters here at the same premiere showing of the movie when it comes out in December? Could you imagine the synergy/vibe in the theatre as the lights dim and the movie is about to start?

As Keanu Reeves would say, “Whoa…” :)

51. Pete359 - January 1, 2008

#20 said it…

Alias was cool for the first season, then bombed.
Lost was very cool for the first season, then bombed (bombed bigger then Artz and the Hatch combined).
MI:III was not cool at all… in fact I would rather have watched Jessica Simpsons Blonde Ambition (more then BOMBED AMBITION) then watch MI:III.

Clovefield looks awesome however, I loooove epic stuff like that.

Trek 08… well it looks good so far.

Time will indeed tell.

(Either that or the Guardian of Forever)

52. Xai - January 1, 2008

#50 harry ballz

And where would you hold this? Multiple sites?
There’s certain people with their checklists I don’t want to sit beside….


53. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

Nah, c’mon….it would be SWEET if we were all together in the same theatre…………hey, you know you WANT it……………..m’yeah!!!

LET’S PLAN IT, NOW!!!!!!!!

54. Gary Seven - January 1, 2008

Harry Ballz,

Do you know how many times I have to pull back from the brink of making an inappropriate joke based on your name? It is not easy.

I am intrigued by your idea and thank you for proposing it. Some thoughts:
Wouldn’t we all have to be in the same geographic area?
Also, while I would want people to feel free (myself included) to express their opinions, I wouldn’t want to sit with “nitpickers.” The kind who have a heart attack over the tiniest details in the Remastered stuff, for example. But that’s just me. I would want it to be fun, ya know?

55. Harry Ballz - January 1, 2008

We’ll make a pact… nitpicking, only reasonable feedback.

I’m willing to fly in for the occasion….the only tricky part is it being Christmas day…that could gum things up a bit….what does everyone think??

56. Oregon Trek Geek - January 1, 2008

Eh, Cloverfield might be fun to see on a lark… who knows it might be better than we expect. My lukewarm interest + the teaser –might– push me over the top to go see it. Then again, the teaser will be on the web pdq, and Cloverfield will be on DVD before long…

BTW, saw National Treasure today. It’s not bad. Don’t over-analyze it. Quite predictable. But fun anyway. I’m not a big Nicholas Cage fan but still liked the movie. (Also, it’s an almost exact duplicate of the first one). I find it quite amusing that the 200+ year old rotted wood breaks easily, the ropes are rotten, etc. BUT the torches that have been in there light RIGHT UP! :)

57. steve adams - January 1, 2008

#18. Survivor meets Twilight Zone lands on Gilligans Island
More like Survivor then the other 2.
IMO, of that Lost show. Coundt give a shat for lost. allways struck me as unoriginal…
But hey that’s my opinion…..
I’ll be there for Cloverfield… And I’ll post my opinion…..

58. Gary Seven - January 2, 2008


I am in the city where Edith Keeler did her social work. Where is everyone else?
And I agree to your pact.

59. Cheve - January 2, 2008

I think I’ll watch it in my continent if you dont care.


60. SilverExpress57 - January 2, 2008

Thank you for the ‘welcome to the boards’. I’ve been reading the articles and many many many comments on this site for the past several months. However, I’ve been rather hesitant to join in on the arguements *cough cough* I mean discussions, especially those surrounding the pros and cons of ST11.

Anyway, I was into the Toho Godzilla movies while growing up in the 80’s. I was quite excited to hear that an American one was coming during the beginning of my high school years. But, I was quite disappointed in that movie.

I was also into The Blair Witch project and liked the new spin on how to present a horror movie. I remember all of my friends telling me about this movie and how it was made up of ‘REAL’ footage! lol, I asked them, “Was their a ‘writing’ credit?”.. Cuz I knew better.

Well, having been disappointed in Godzilla 98 and the realistic quality of the home video look to the Blair Witch.. I’m looking forward to Cloverfield, the Godzilla(esque) movie I wish we had gotten. Or pehaps this isn’t Godzillaesque at all… Perhaps it is Stay Puft Marshmallow Manesque! lol

Remember, trailors may or may not show a whole lot. Cloverfield’s trailor doesn’t. I’m sure there will be more to the story. You gotta save something for people when they pay to see the movie….. Speaking of which…

We don’t know much of anything about Cloverfield’s actually storyline and specific plot, and that movie opens in just under 2 weeks. Now, a ‘rumored’ plot for ST11 was supposedly leaked a short while back that involved the GoF, Time Traveling Romulans, and Spock melding with himself. Given the heavily guarded secrecy of ST11, I doubt any of the rumors are anywhere near the truth. Especially since they were debunked by the original TCotEoF writer, this board’s owner, and Orci and Kurtzman(I think)… And double especially since those plot rumors are exactly like the new ‘Of Gods and Men’ fan film(which I think there is an article about that on this board or at least linked to on this board).

And finally my two bits worth on the ST11. I, more than anything, am extremely happy that Star Trek if finally be getting the treatment(money/hype) it deserves. I’m tired of Star Wars(which I’m also a fan of mind you) getting all the hype, publicity, and big budgets. I know SW is fantasy, whereas ST is sci fi. But I always felt that Trek, even at its worst(well sorta), was better than Star Wars. But perhaps that is because I’m more of a Trek/sci fi fan. We’ll finally be able to see the Trek universe as it was meant to(judging by what was said by that director who saw bits of the teaser.. you know, he said how big the ‘scope’ was).

(post #2)

61. Stanky McFibberich - January 2, 2008

re: 45 Tennis Shoe Boy
I said I would probably go. But youuuu cannn’t maaaake meee! ;)

re:42 Fuzzy Orbs
I would go in, but would walk out on it as soon as it verified my suspicions

re: 44 Marine Coon
I have walked out of a few.

62. SilverExpress57 - January 2, 2008


“Well, having been disappointed in Godzilla 98 and the realistic quality of the home video look to the Blair Witch.. ”

Oops, it sounds like I said I was disappointed in the realistic quality of the homve video look to the Blair Witch lol. I was only disappointed in Godzilla ’98. I was quite into the look of Blair Witch.

63. Gary Seven - January 2, 2008

Welcome Silver Express- Thanks for coming out of hiding. I related to your feelings about “arguments *cough cough* I mean discussions,” that sometimes happen here. I have made a few posts that I suspect that sometimes the most intensely negative people are motivated to make posts quite often while the more moderate people stay quiet. That would lead to a skewed sense of what fans are really like, not to mention how it could lower the quality of the discussion.
So, I am glad you are here. I hope you don’t get drawn into the negativity. It is easy, when attacked, to want to attack back on that level. But we “Need you. Damnit SilverExpress 5, “We need you!” (Substitute another name for yours, and where is that quote from?)

64. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2008

Yes, welcome Silver Express……once you tune out some of the venemous individuals here, it’s a lot of fun! :)

65. ZoomZoom - January 2, 2008

#15 I live in the County of Wiltshire. Its kind of oblong. With a few sticky out bits.

66. Xai, in the land 'tween two rivers. - January 2, 2008

Harry S. Ballz

I live in the blessed land of Kirk’s birthplace (No, I don’t mean Shatner).
It would be interesting to all be together, but I’d have to look at it. The wife (a semi- non believer), would have input to ya know.
Can we get a chair off to the side near a door for Stanky? He gets Clostrekphobia.

67. Wobo - January 2, 2008

A lot of whiners on here today. No one’s forcing you to see this movie. My God.

68. ZoomZoom - January 2, 2008

#61 what have you walked out of?
I have once- The Village. Hated it.

69. Wobo - January 2, 2008

#60, it’s “trailer”, not “trailor”.

70. SilverExpress57 - January 2, 2008

I almost walked out of the first Fantastic Four. Worst movie I ever attended. It was the first time I ever felt jipped(sp?).. Speaking of which, my appologies Wobo. I spelled Trailer right in my very first post, but saw it spelled with an ‘O’ and though maybe I had it wrong since word was being used in the movie sense instead of what you haul behind a vehicle or what you can live in.

71. Woulfe - January 2, 2008

How to enjoy a film like Cloverfield.

1. Turn brain off.

2. Watch movie.

3. Have fun !

I for one will get a kick out of the film, ’cause I know how to just enjoy a film without my brain turned on ;)

The iceing is the Teaser for Star Trek so i’ll be in hog heaven.

72. Xai, in the land 'tween two rivers. - January 2, 2008

#71 Woulfe

Excellent point

73. 1701 over Gotham City - January 2, 2008

I walked out of Backdraft, and I direly wanted to walk out of Dune, and but went with others so I didn’t. I thought about walking out of 300, but then it became so absurd it was hysterical.

#70, It’s spelled Gypped… as in Gypsy, as in a racial slur against Gypsy/mid-european descent. 90% of people don’t realize it is a slur, but there ya go… useless trivia for the day :)

74. General Order 24 - January 2, 2008

Will this overhyped crap just get here so we can place it on the dung heap of film history and move on.

75. Xai - January 2, 2008

#74 General Order
Wow you’ve SEEN the movie already?

76. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2008

#66 Xai

“It would be interesting to all be together”

I think it would be a blast if we were all in the same room to watch this movie together! Of course, the real “wrinkle” is that it opens on Christmas Day…….if it was, say, November 7….the only concern would be cost which, I assume, a number of us are willing to absorb.

Maybe a certain studio, in their infinite marketing wisdom, would consider it good P.R. to get the “core” TrekMovie group together to attend a world premiere on, oh I don’t know, December 23? Imagine it……

If Paramount has that much confidence in this film, and really wants to relaunch this tentpole/franchise machine, what better way to drum up “word of mouth” support than having the media interview the biggest group of loyal/hardcore/veteran Trekkies as they exit the theatre en masse to tell the world what they thought of it? M’yeah……me likey! Heh, heh…..good one!! :) What does everyone think of THAT idea?

77. Mr Snuffleupacus - January 2, 2008

I walked out of Wing Commander.

That film was total crap and the one that convinced me to never ever go see another movie with Freddie Prinze Jr. in it ever again.

78. Woulfe - January 2, 2008

A huge plus is that unlike TMP, they will screen this before a test audiance to see if they need to tweek it more before release.

Lord knows TMP could of used one, and editing after the test, but there was NO TIME to do so, it only took 20 years before TMP got edited ;)

Not that there’s nothing wrong with that, but had Paramont given them the TIME to start wit, we wouldn’t be talking about it long afterwards, eh ?

This time next year I hope we’re talking about the film’s aftermath good OR bad OR meh, whatever happens as a direct result of the film.

79. Ampris - January 2, 2008

Not getting out to the movies very often means I haven’t really had much exposure to the epic-monster-destroys-stuff-epically genre of film, but this one kinda looks interesting… plus there’s a theater near my house that sells tickets for four dollars, so there’s no reason to complain that ticket prices are so high lately. But mostly I just want to see the Trek trailer as soon as possible, and I hadn’t really thought about this before, but #47 is right; there’s no way watching a little bitty YouTube video of the trailer could compare in any way to seeing it on the big screen. Not at all. So even if it doesn’t turn out to be my kinda fun, I really hope I’m able to catch this movie in theaters. *crosses fingers*

80. Stanky McFibberich - January 2, 2008

re: 68
9 1/2 Weeks
Pulp Fiction
are the ones that come to mind

81. Oregon Trek Geek - January 2, 2008

68. ZoomZoom – January 2, 2008

yep–I SO hated The Village. I wish I’d walked out. But i stuck it out to the bitter, dismal end.

#77–I also walked out on a Freddie Prinze, Jr. movie, “Down To You” I think it was called. Awful. :)

Welcome SilverExpress57!

82. j - January 2, 2008

I, too, will pass on this movie.

83. Gene L. Coon (was the Better Gene because he) was a U. S. Marine - January 2, 2008

#80 Stank-Man Hey, I agree with Hook, but I liked Pulp Fiction enough. Has its funny moments. Have to say I didn’t have the energy to actually get up and walk out, tho. Never paid $ to see 9.5 Weeks (no fractions!).

I now have three small children, so the opportunity to WANT to leave a movie presents itself quite often. The parental responsibility compels me to stay. Kind of like Malcolm McDowell getting the Ludovico technique in A Clockwork Orange. (google time!). Saw Alvin and the Chipmunks last weekend, for example.

#76 Harry I am all over this idea! I couldn’t possibly attend on Christmas Day anywhere, but the pre-screen deal is a starter! I volunteer the area formerly known as NYC (Cloverfield gag!). Is that geographically desirable? If not, what about a new, cutting-edge, super-duper-encrypted, highly-classified, double-secret-probation, web airing at multiple pre-approved sites? What better way to roll out the new Trek than with high-speed web based technology?

84. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2008

New York City works for me! C’mon Paramount…show us the love! :)

85. Xai - January 2, 2008

76. Harry Ballz

Well Hell… if Paramounted and Bad Robot want to foot the bill, cool!

Now who could speak on our behalf…. (rubs chin…) hmmm….
they’d have to be influencial, good looking, willing to rub elbows with us riff-raff…

Hey Roberto!!??….

86. Xai - January 2, 2008

how one in each time zone… NY, Chitown, Denver and LA?

87. Gary Seven - January 2, 2008

I vote NYC too.

88. Harry Ballz - January 2, 2008

I can be bought………if Paramount flies us to New York, no matter what the movie’s like…….after the screening……..I’ll walk out of the theatre, smile for the cameras and say, “BEST EPISODE EVER!!” :)

89. Xai, - January 2, 2008


(Slips him a twenty)

… Roberto!?

Harry and I have a proposition for you.

90. Xai, - January 2, 2008

Ummm Anthony..
I know you make the rules and I try to abide by them. You said “no politics” in here and you have McCain ads?

Just asking…

91. Will - January 2, 2008

43. Xai – January 1, 2008

I watched that first 5 minutes thing they released. It took a lot of focus on my part to actually watch it all the way through to the end. If they’re following any conventions of film making, the style presented in the first 5 minutes will be the style the entire movie is in(hand held “pseudo-realistic”).

Also, if a building exploding, a building collapsing, and the head of the Statue of Liberty can’t get me passed the camera style and annoying narrative from the “camera man”, I don’t think anything will.

THAT is how I can critique the film at present. If a movie fails to draw me in in the first 5 minutes, in my opinion, it’s poorly made. I have seen enough of the movie at this point to know I have no interest in seeing it. Chances are, they released first 5 minutes with the specific intent of generating interest so people would go “I want to see what happens next.” It failed to have that effect on me and, in fact, had the opposite effect.

And when I said “drivel”, I was referring to all the other garbage(in my opinion) Abrams has made, not just this movie. But, one person’s garbage may be someone else’s gold(which is why, in my opinion, American Idol and Survivor continue to be made).

More over, chances are, I will see this movie one day down the line when the DVD is in the $4.50 bin at Wal-Mart. For $4.50, I would probably give it a shot, but at $12.00, no thanks. At least if it only cost me $4.50 for a DVD, I can always just toss it on eBay and get my 5 bucks back.

92. Will - January 2, 2008

47. jonboc – January 1, 2008

“As far as the teaser goes….seeing the Trek images on a tiny 3″ window or if your lucky, a 17″ wide computer screen is nothing compared to seeing it on a 75 foot movie screen with THX surround sound.”

Or, alternately, if you’re really lucky like me, have a HD screening room with a private 11 foot screen and can simply download the 1080P version of the trailer when it(no doubt) is released for download.

Besides, as much as I’m hoping for a shot of the big E in it, I really doubt it’ll have much more in it than(possibly) some narration by Nimoy and the logo/title of the movie. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if there’s any actual footage in it.

93. trektacular - January 3, 2008

TMP is awesome on the big screen all those who decry it have never seen it that way.
I’ll go to NYC Harry if only to see Iowagirl cry when the Fatner doesn’t show up.

94. Wobo - January 3, 2008

Lots of Nostradamus wannabes in here. Guess you’ve already leapt forward in time and seen both Cloverfield and Star Trek XI. You’ll have to tell us details because you say they suck since you’ve OBVIOUSLY seen the films. Amazing, you must tell us more of your time-traveling adventures.

95. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2008

They would, but they don’t have the time! :)

96. Xai - January 3, 2008

#91 Will,
Then I guess you miss the movie. Your choice.
Perhaps with your private screening room you should be having the Trekmovie core poster group over? I’ll bring the Doritos.

97. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2008

I’ll bring the champagne and beer!

98. I AM THX-1138 - January 3, 2008

Sorry for showing up late to the party! I want in on this. I’m from the NW, so I’ll bring the Kokanee, Crown, and smoked King salmon.

And my wife has a lot of single friends. No friend of mine should go to the movies unaccompanied. Although it is going to cost a lot of money to fly dates across the country.

99. Harry Ballz - January 3, 2008

“fly dates across the country”

Hmmm, I’m sure a few quatloos can be thrown into the equation… :)

100. SilverExpress57 - January 4, 2008

Just a thought for the people who have a big disliking of Cloverfield…

Not all movies have to be cinematic gems that alter the way you percieve the universe.

Sometimes you just want to watch some things get blown up! Granted, every movie needs a somewhat good story, but at least this isn’t a remake gone bad(Godzilla 98, Transformers 07). This is something that might be similar to other monsters terrorizing NYC movies, but at least it is an “original” movie.

Think of the Tim Burton movies. It has been my opinion that Tim Burton does really well with his own original ideas(Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc…). But when he takes someone else’s property(Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), it ends up rather bad.

But again, at least this is something that won’t trample over a preestablished history(and no, I’m not trying to write an allegory as to what some people will think will happen with the new ST11, I think it will rock).

101. I AM THX-1138 - January 4, 2008

Straight up Sci-Fi pimpin’, Harry!

(sorry, that was completely uncalled for)

((sometimes I can’t help it, though))

102. Kirky - January 5, 2008

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