Star Trek Trailer Coming in November

In August TrekMovie reported that the first full trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek would probably come by the end of the year and more recently co-writer Roberto Orci stated it should be coming ‘before Christmas.’ Today TrekMovie confirmed with sources that the trailer will come in November, but that a specific film for it to be attached to has not yet been chosen. In addition, sources say that November will mark the beginning of Paramount’s marketing push for the film.

A full trailer
A source tells TrekMovie the theatrical trailer coming in November “is not a teaser, but a real trailer with footage from the film.” Edits are still being made, but it is expected to show the Enterprise exterior and the Enterprise bridge as well as dialog from movie. Which weekend in November the trailer will be released is still up in the air. Paramount/Dreamworks only have two films coming out in November: the animated Madagascar 2 on November 7th and on November 21st they release the musically-themed drama The Soloist starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Of those only Madagascar 2 seems possible, however sources indicate that Paramount is also looking at attaching the trailer to other non-Paramount films in hopes of getting the widest possible audience possible. Other films opening in November include the new Bond movie, Quantum of Solace on November 14th, the Disney animated movie Bolt and the vampire film Twilight on the 21st, and the Nicole Kidman period film Australia and the action movie Transporter 3 on the 28th.

Just the beginning
Studio sources also tell TrekMovie that the general veil of secrecy around Star Trek will begin to be lifted in November. In addition to the trailer we should expect more imagery to be released and also there will be the beginning of Star Trek-related interviews, including some major magazines. Bear in mind that although there have been dozens of interviews with people involved with Star Trek over the last couple of years, the vast majority of those were not coordinated by Paramount Pictures. It is also likely that there will be updates to the official movie site and even possibly a new viral campaign. However all of this activity will not be done at once. November is said to be “just the beginning” of an extended coordinated marketing campaign to build buzz for the May 2009 release.

TrekMovie will continue to monitor developments related to the marketing roll out of Star Trek so keep an eye out for updates over the next month.





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ensign joe
October 10, 2008 3:15 pm


Captain Alex
October 10, 2008 3:15 pm

Well its about time!
Can’t wait to see what the ship and bridge looks like!

Remco (Netherlands)
October 10, 2008 3:16 pm

Wow! Can’t wait for November then! :P

Brett Campbell
October 10, 2008 3:16 pm

Is everybody HAPPY??!! :)

ensign joe
October 10, 2008 3:18 pm

But you know.. christmas is better when you don’t peek at the presents..

Captain Archer
October 10, 2008 3:20 pm

WOW!!! Finally, allot questions will be answered by this trailer.

October 10, 2008 3:21 pm

Yep, I’m dying here- I can’t rely on my imagination/speculation much longer- feed me, J.J. & Co., FEED ME!

October 10, 2008 3:24 pm

NOT a disaster! whoo hoo!

October 10, 2008 3:24 pm

There’s always been a Bond- Abrams connection, involving trailers. The first Casino Royale trailer was (unofficially) attached to M:i:III, the first TV spot for that film aired on the season premiere of Lost, then with Quantum of Solace, the first TV spot aired with the premiere of Fringe last month. Plus, if the rumours are true, Abrams was near the top of the list for directors of the film. So, I’m gonna say that the trailer will be with Quantum of Solace.

October 10, 2008 3:27 pm

Cry Havoc and let loose the dogs of war! Yee-Haw!

…and the adventure continues….

Bob, the Evil Klingon Frontline Leader
October 10, 2008 3:31 pm

#4 – No! Why can’t they release it earlier? Can’t they just send dvd’s out to all of us on this board? And why not start the viral campaign sooner? And Shatner had better be in the trailer…

October 10, 2008 3:36 pm

FINALLY! I can’t wait to see the Enterprise. I just finished jumping up and down in glee. You think we’ll see Quinto and Nimoy in the trailer (together I mean)? That’d be rad, and one of the big things I’m looking forward to.
-The Doc

Over Excited Fan!!
October 10, 2008 3:36 pm

I have a bad habit of checking the sites every day for more and more news. Just noticed that for some reason the original trailer has appeared back online saying “Christmas 2008″…. is this wishful thinking?????

October 10, 2008 3:42 pm

Awesome. I’m excited.

October 10, 2008 3:44 pm

Not early enough. I quit!

Commodore Redshirt
October 10, 2008 3:44 pm

Oh My!
I check this site 5 or 6 times a day and all I can say is “this is good news”…
Hope it’s with the Bond film…

And only 208 days to go..


That Guy
October 10, 2008 3:46 pm

Yeah….I’ll keep a out out for sure.
These guys should use spell check.

October 10, 2008 3:46 pm

Finally !!!

October 10, 2008 3:48 pm

Well that brightened up my day a little bit…..okay a lot.

Chris Doohan
October 10, 2008 3:50 pm


Now that was funny!!!

October 10, 2008 3:50 pm

YAY !!!!! finally !

Bayou Trekker
October 10, 2008 3:50 pm

Finally some RELIEF over here.
Goodness Im sure everyone else has been dying for something…. looks like that has arrived.

October 10, 2008 3:52 pm

Well now…whatdaya know?

The marketing campaign will begin in November.

October 10, 2008 3:52 pm

OMG I JUST SHARTED IM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!!11!!11!1!1!11oneoneone

Marvin the Martian
October 10, 2008 3:55 pm

Will Shatner be in the trailer?

October 10, 2008 4:03 pm

15 and 20- It is an unbelievable honor to have you guys on here…..Bob, you cannot quit….there is a little known clause in your contract… can be drafted….lol….and Chris, hoping your in the trailer…..

As for which film it is attached to, please be QOS—there the trek theme and bond theme in one sitting will keep my happy for months…YeeHaw…I get to say that because I’m from Dallas…lol

October 10, 2008 4:05 pm

Brilliant Marvin! like everyone else.. I am excited I can feel the ♥♥♥♥ in these posts.

Tim Handrahan
October 10, 2008 4:06 pm

It would make the most sense to attach it with Quantum of Solace as that would most likely be the demographic audience Paramount is looking for.

Christopher Lee
October 10, 2008 4:06 pm

WooHoo. yes, yes, yes, ye… dang it. My last clean pair of underwear.

October 10, 2008 4:11 pm

#16 Bob Ocri

Your subtle jabs at fanatical Trekkies does not go unappreciated by me. :)

October 10, 2008 4:11 pm

Opps, typo, I meant Orci.

montreal paul
October 10, 2008 4:13 pm

This is great news. And maybe it will get those people who ask in every thread about a trailer to shut up already! Two birds with one stone.. ahhhh.. nice!

13. Over Excited Fan!!
I just bought the DVD of Iron Man and the Trek teaser was on it.. it said Summer 2009. Sorry.

Vulcan has no moons
October 10, 2008 4:14 pm

Right… Like so many stated here, claiming that Orci and gang doesn’t know when the trailer comes out for this movie cause they don’t have anything to do with the PR department.


And now they come out and tell us when the trailer to one of the most anticipated movie in a while, will come out…

Good one fanboys…

tsk tsk…

October 10, 2008 4:15 pm

15 – Now THIS I have to see !!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the new Enterprise and Bridge.

I know the 3d modeling crowd will go nuts this November ;-)

This should give us a better idea as to what we’ll see.

I also hope there’s a little of Giacchino’s score in there too.

It would be so nice if he scored the trailer as well as the movie.

Pat Payne
October 10, 2008 4:16 pm

Finally — a light at the end of the tunnel … unless that light just is aaaaaannnnn…… aaasssstttteeeeeerrrrrroooooiiiiiddddd….

Seriously, though, I’m stoked!

Kyle H
October 10, 2008 4:20 pm

This is ALMOST like having Bond, Indiana Jones, and Trek in the same year. Which was originally going to happen. Which also happened in 1989. Talk about some long-lived franchises…

I am not Herbert
October 10, 2008 4:21 pm


S.T. woodie!!


October 10, 2008 4:30 pm

wow! ok im getting a little nervous now!! this is legendary stuff were dealing with here. The original characters reborn!!
cant wait to see what it looks like.


October 10, 2008 4:31 pm

Very groovy. Looking forward to it!

October 10, 2008 4:34 pm

I would today it over plates smoking a ship entering grocery tulips! Rock on!

October 10, 2008 4:41 pm


This is great news !!!!,,,


October 10, 2008 4:46 pm

Re 15. Boborci – October 10, 2008

Not early enough. I quit!

Dont quit !,, what about the next one!!


Will Doe
October 10, 2008 4:50 pm


COME ON NO-VEM-BER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh,umm looking forward to this. :P

October 10, 2008 4:50 pm

Oooooh I can’t wait. I can’t belive 2 years has passed since I 1st saw a report on trekweb that JJ Abrams was to produce the new Star Trek flick.
Were nearly there now guys. Although this dimwit decided to book a weeks holiday holiday in Gran Canaria when this film comes out

Denise de Arman
October 10, 2008 4:51 pm

Boborci#15- Thankyouthankyouthankyou! And the reason there are not more posts? It is Friday and, due to imminent worldwide economic collapse, everyone is out downing Romulan Ale…

Thank you Anthony for reporting this most excellent news!

October 10, 2008 4:55 pm

Thank you, Jesus, thankyouthankyouthankyou………..

October 10, 2008 4:56 pm

They’re releasing a full trailer too early.

They must be desperate.


October 10, 2008 4:59 pm

Oh a new ST movie? just kiddin. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

October 10, 2008 5:07 pm

‘Not early enough. I quit!’

Now, now, Roberto. You can’t flush until the paperwork is done. >;-) Reminds me of what someone once said about Mike Ditka: he’s the kind of guy that takes a crap AFTER he gets out of the shower. LOL

October 10, 2008 5:13 pm

Almost like an early Christmas gift! Of course, what I really wanted for Christmas was the completed film, but you can’t always get what you want.