The teaser trailer for the new Star Trek will be appearing on the big screen this Friday in front of Cloverfield. A description of the trailer has shown up at HollywoodChicago.com. TrekMovie.com has confirmed that the description is “pretty close” to the final. See below for more (spoilers)
Here is an excerpt…
Slow Paramount logo.
Bad Robot logo.
Black, suddenly some sparks (very saturated, Michael Bay looking cinematography)
We hear an old NASA radio countdown: “30 sec and counting.”
Close up of a timeless guy with goggles leaning down doing some weilding and sparks flying around.
He lifts his googles — slightly futuristic head covering. It’s not a space suit, btw.
The dude leans down and wields some more — he’s standing on big metal.
“FROM DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS” (blue font with a nice lens flare)
Read the rest at HollywoodChicago.com
Connecting Trek to today
As noted above, have confirmed that this is an accurate report. The notion of showing the beginnings of the Enterprise in the 23rd century intermixed with the sounds from the 20th century reminded me of something Roberto Orci said in his interview with TrekMovie.com.
TrekMovie.com: You have talked about making Star Trek relevant again, how are you going to do that?
Roberto Orci: I think when a lot of people think of Star Trek they think of it as some other kind of fantasy world. What we want people to see is that the future that Gene Roddenberry created, of Star Trek and Starfleet and Starfleet Academy and the Federation, are extension of what might happen…maybe tomorrow. One of the things we are trying to do with this movie is connect it back to today. How we got from here to how we got to Captain Kirk on the Enterprise.
Clearly the trailer is doing exactly that. Showing us how we got from here to the Enterprise. The thing that distinguishes Trek from Star Wars most is that Star Trek is our future, and not ‘from a galaxy far far away.’ It appears that the film makers are trying to make that connection…and the trailer is just the beginning.