Trek Teaser Hits Germany February 2, 2008by Jörg Hillebrand , Filed under: Uncategorized , trackback
Trek fans in Germany, Trek’s largest non-English speaking market, finally got to see the new Star Trek teaser on the big screen when it appeared with this weekend’s German premiere of Cloverfield. Unlike other international trailers, the German teaser is essentially identical to the English one with the NASA audio clips by Kennedy, Armstrong and others not dubbed into German. However, the “Space, the Final Frontier” (voiced by Nimoy in the English version) has been dubbed into German by what sounds like a familiar voice.
The voice now says “Der Weltraum, unendliche Weiten”, the regular German opening phrase from Star Trek The Original Series. The original German Spock voice, Herbert Weicker, died more than 10 years ago, and so a new voice actor had to be found. It isn’t 100% certain, but it sounded like the Nimoy dub was done by Norbert Gescher. Gescher voiced Spock for several scenes which had to be redubbed (or dubbed for the first time) for the DVD release of Star Trek The Original Series in Germany, a few years ago.
Unlike other foreign trailers, the text on the teaser was also mostly left in English. So “From Director JJ Abrams,” “The Future Begins,” and “Under Construction” all remained the same. However, at the end teaser, instead of “Boxing Day 2008”, the teaser says “Bald im Kino” (“In cinemas soon”)
Paramount has a German Teaser Site, but it still shows the UK version.
You can hear Weiker’s work in this clip
UPDATE: and Gescher’s Spock here (thanks s4ndwichMakeR)
Thanks to my friend ‘Kloko’ who helped with this report