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Update On November Star Trek Trailer and Marketing Plans October 13, 2008

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

Last Friday TrekMovie reported that Paramount is gearing up to begin its big Trek marketing plan including the release of a new theatrical trailer in November. Today TrekMovie has more information about the plans including a new press tour and the likely film that will have the new Star Trek trailer attached to it. Details below.


As noted last week, Paramount was considering non-Paramount films for the right fit for the Star Trek trailer. The goal is to reach the widest possible audience and it appears that a decision has been made. Not fully confirmed, but reading between the lines, indications are that (as guessed by many) the new Star Trek trailer will likely precede the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace, which premieres November 14th, just one month from tomorrow. The last James Bond film, 2006’s Casino Royale, which was also a ‘franchise restart,’ grossed almost $600 million world wide. The new Bond film is the perfect fit for the wider general audience they are targeting for Abrams Trek. And MGM will probably be happy too. Our current poll states that 45% of Trek fans will see ‘any movie’ or ‘almost any movie’ just to catch a glimpse of the trailer. Many Trek fans went to see Cloverfield in its record-breaking opening weekend, just to be the first to see the Star Trek teaser trailer. The same is likely to be true for Trek fans headed to see the new Bond film to see the first theatrical trailer.

Trek and Bond…Two franchises born in the 60s that may go great together

Trek’s Euro Tour
We also reported last week that Paramount will be gearing up its marketing efforts for the film in the next few weeks. Part of that effort will be a media tour kicking off in a number of European cities. Around the time of the release of the trailer, Star Trek director JJ Abrams and executive producer Bryan Burk will be showing portions of the film to European journalists in an effort to build buzz for the film. The cities and dates have not been nailed down, but will include Madrid, London, Paris and other cities. Star Trek has traditionally had limited appeal in Europe with the TV shows and films doing very well in the UK and Germany, and not so well elsewhere. With the importance of global box office to the bottom line, Paramount is hoping that this new Star Trek will have the same appeal as their other recent summer tentpoles like Transformers and Iron Man, which have done well across Europe and elsewhere.

There is likely also going to be an American press tour as well. As noted in a recent TrekMovie analysis, the new Trek film has a lot of buzz in the ‘geekosphere’ but still has work to do in the mainstream media. In the article last week we noted that there are plans for more media for Trek around the time of the trailer. Today we learned some of that may even start before the trailer, so keep coming back for more updates!






1. ensign ricky - October 13, 2008

Nice to see some progress happening :-)

2. jason - October 13, 2008

meh, who here was waiting for a trailer anyway?

3. Eric Cheung - October 13, 2008

Sounds good. This’ll be a nice little belated birthday present .

4. Devon - October 13, 2008

YES! Now that’s what I like to hear!

Thanks Anthony!

5. JeffreyNdallas - October 13, 2008

One Looonnnnggg Month……then 5+ Looonnnnggg months…..but that is fine….just keep it coming!

6. devon Richards - October 13, 2008

Good to know. Was going to “Quantum” anyway, but now I’m twice as stoked.

7. ety3 - October 13, 2008

Awesome. Even more reason to go see ‘Quantum.’

8. Irishtrekkie - October 13, 2008

Madrid , London , Paris ? meh ,
how about Dublin ? come on paramount !!! show it in dublin , so the journalists here can get the buzz going for the movie

9. Ensign Ricky - October 13, 2008

“Our current poll states that 45% of Trek fans will see ‘any movie’ or ‘almost any movie’ just to catch a glimpse of the trailer.”

Heck yeah! I’d pay to see “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” if it had the new trailer attached!

wait for it…..

aw crap!

10. SirMartman - October 13, 2008

Woot,,, cant wait to see it !!


11. Timncc1701 - October 13, 2008

was gonna see qos anyway. now even better.

12. Sean - October 13, 2008

Exactly what I wanted. Now it goes from “I want to see QoS” to “I HAVE TO SEE QOS”

13. Matt - October 13, 2008

I was one of those people who went to see Cloverfield just for the teaser.

I wish I had left before the movie started.

14. MORN SPEAKS - October 13, 2008


15. aries127 - October 13, 2008

They do have a long way to go to convince the general public. I work in the entertainment industry in Chicago, and although I run mainly in stage and commercial circles, I still find myself telling colleagues for the first time about the fact that there’s a new Trek film out there. There was a little buzz early this year, but that’s completely gone since the move to opening in May.

It’s time to awake the sleeping giant. Let’s just hope that the kitch-to-cool transition actually works.

16. Sebastian Meyer - October 13, 2008

Not criticising here, but who says only Germand and Brits like Trek in Europe?

I ask because I live in Germany and nerver made that observation. Maybe a good topic for a future feature article?

17. Enterprise - October 13, 2008

Most people were gonna see Bond anyway. It’s not like the Trek trailer is gonna drag people to theaters.

18. Capt Mike From the Terran Empire - October 13, 2008

Ok. I have nver seen a Bond film at the theater. But on this i will make a BIG Exception To see the new trailer. Hell Ill even stay for the entire Bond Movie. I won’t even say it. KHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. Shawn - October 13, 2008

Wohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a giant “Hell Yeah”

20. Jamziz - October 13, 2008

Star Trek still has that geek stigma attached to it. Would love to see this trailer throw it out with one undeniable sweep.

I’m damn excited – and QOS if the perfect film to usher in Star Trek to mainstream audiences.

21. Arthur Simone Brazilian trek - October 13, 2008

At last !!!! I was going to see 007 as well…

22. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

YES! Quantum of Solace! This is the best news since Trekmovie reported the new trailer! Thank you Anthony!! So good to see that you are going to be able to start reporting “hard news” non-stop between now and next May – we know you are psyched to get these great news bits, and your information is most definitely appreciated.

23. Negotiator - October 13, 2008

I say no trailer, no pictures and no interviews until after the movie opens in December 2009. Yeah, push it back an extra six months. We need to build up the suspense a little more. Marketting research has found that Trekkers or Trekkies really, I mean REALLY love secrecy. JJ, remember the Secret Box!

24. jared wynn - October 13, 2008

smart move.

25. Tim Handrahan - October 13, 2008

My 2 favorite film franchises together! Happy Holidays to me!!!!

26. sean - October 13, 2008

Makes perfect sense (certainly more than being attached to Bolt)! I doubt it will make that many people see Bond that weren’t already going, but it’s a nice bonus.

27. TrekMadeMeWonder - October 13, 2008

17. Enterprise

This trailer is the only thing that would make me sit through another Bond.

28. Magic_Al - October 13, 2008

One rebooted 1960s franchise deserves another!

29. SChaos1701 - October 13, 2008

Finally, the trek begins to start back up after it’s grinding halt in February. Man, I can’t wait. I can taste the excitement.

30. Jeffries Tuber - October 13, 2008

Just keep living, everyone. Drive safely. Don’t choke on any pretzels. The days and months will pass soon enough.

31. Jordan - October 13, 2008

I was going to see Quantum as well, so this will be double-dose of awesome!

32. Capain Hackett - October 13, 2008

November 14th? A bit early birthday gift for me :-D

33. mm3guy - October 13, 2008


34. Anthony Pascale - October 13, 2008

16. this is based on box office numbers and backed up by what I am told by CBS and Paramount. The same pattern is seen in TV revenue, toy sales and even our own site traffic.

These days movies need to at least get close to making as much overseas as they do in the US, and hopefully more. So far trek films have made 2/3s of their money in the US. That is not going to cut it with the new film.

Another big challenge for Trek will be Asia, where Trek has performed even less. Nemesis didn’t even break a million in Japan.

35. Chuck Watters - October 13, 2008

#34 Maybe the Japanese will see it if Godzilla eats one of the nacelles off the Enterprise !

36. SPB - October 13, 2008

007/Star Trek mash-up titles:


37. naHQun - October 13, 2008

I didn’t even know a new Bond movie was coming out (seriously), but now I can’t wait to see it!

38. Tony Whitehead - October 13, 2008

36. SPB
Absolutely OUTSTANDING Post!

Very clever!

39. Gene L Coon was a U. S. Marine - October 13, 2008

Casino Royale was the best Bond movie since the heyday of Connery. Having the Trek trailer attached to Quantum of Solace is perfect.

For instance: My wife, and many friends of hers LOVE the new Bond, Daniel Craig. QoS will have a huge female demo. ST will need some of them to be interested in seeing it next May. If it has no female appeal, it will fail. Expect to see Kirk in the trailer, kicking butt and taking names, looking “hot” and getting some chicks interested! James Bond and James T. Kirk are both real men of the sixties. Fitting that they are together again.

40. Randy - October 13, 2008

A majority (55%) of respondents HERE stated that they would not go out of their way to see a film just because it had the Trek trailer associated with it. Trust me: MGM does not expect Quantum of Solace to have a box-office up-tick due to the trailer.

41. ElrondL - October 13, 2008

Thank God! I was going anyway, but this is AWESOME news. I couldn’t imagine a better movie to host the trailer. My birthday is Nov. 19, so this is one heck of a present.

42. SPB - October 13, 2008

Part 2:


43. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

SPB#36- LOL! Good list – worthy of the likes of Harry Ballz, AJ and BND (do not tell them I said that…).

44. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

Do not forget The Vulcan Who Loved Me…

Or The Starship Captain Who Loved Me

or whathaveyou…

45. Green-Blooded-Bastard - October 13, 2008

They ought to publish some “Art of” books, like they did for the six Star Wars movies. I love those.

46. Daniel Broadway - October 13, 2008

Awesome. I wonder if we will see a pic of the Enterprise the day before the trailer, like we did with the teaser.

47. SPB - October 13, 2008

Part 3:


48. Bones, Thugs and McCoy - October 13, 2008


49. konar - October 13, 2008

SPB — they just keep getting better. If I had the budget I’d hire you as a copywriter right now. But then again, with wit like that (and speed) you probably are all set, job-wise.

50. blake powers - October 13, 2008


51. SPB - October 13, 2008

#49 –

I wish!

52. Rusbeh - October 13, 2008

In Germnay the new Bond will be released on November 7th as far as i know. Will the trailer be attached to it in Germany too??
That would be excellent.
Great research Mr.Pascale by the way thats the only Star Trek site i visit since i know when somethings out there in the Alpha Quadrant Trekmovie.com will report.
Right on!!!!!

53. Enterprise - October 13, 2008

A European tour? How about a U.S. tour!

54. Harry Ballz - October 13, 2008

#43 “worthy of the likes of Harry Ballz”

Why, thank you, Denise!*

*(said in Spock’s voice)

55. Viking - October 13, 2008

Yeah, hitching this trailer to the new Bond movie would get some buzz going. There’s a lot of crossover demo there, in part because Bond and Trek seem to share certain dogmatic commonalities, right down to the man with his finger on the trigger. Or phaser, as the case may be.

56. Captain Dunsel - October 13, 2008

You mean that the next Star Trek is going to take a Quantum… LEAP?!

Naw… I mean who would… ohhhhh…..

57. Newman - October 13, 2008

SPB – very clever titles!

as for the news from this article – I am pumped.

58. Kayla Iacovino - October 13, 2008

@#36 I would pay to see “The Spy Who Pon’farred Me” any day.

59. Harry Ballz - October 13, 2008

#56 LEAP?!

I take solace in the fact that Quantum is the film picked to show off the Trek trailer! Great Scott!

60. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

Kayla#58- I would pay to participate…

Harry#54- Uh, you are using Spock’s voice? You had better stop now before things get out of control. You know I am not responsible for anything I do as a result of following instructions intoned with that voice…

61. SPB - October 13, 2008

Part 4:


62. Harry Ballz - October 13, 2008


Good to know……now how much would I have to pay Nimoy to utter one particular sentence into a recorder?

Abrams paid him to say four words for the trailer………I think I could convey my message with the same number.

What’s the going rate?

63. Fansince9 - October 13, 2008

I’ll set my calendar for November 14th. In fact, I may just go see James Bond just so I can see the trailer. Quantum of Solace is probably going to be a good movie, anyway.

64. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

SPB#61- You have a weath of creativity churning around in your grey matter. You ought to visit us in 69 Forward – Chat tab at the top of the page. Tell everyone you are my guest.

Harry#62- That would be a matter between yourself and Leonardo. Cannot wait to hear what the four words are. And be nice to SPB if he shows up in 69 Forward – and tell Spockanella no retinal scans until the 2nd post.

65. SPB - October 13, 2008

#64 –

(Thanks for the invite and compliment… I’m actually turning in for the night. Glad I was able to give you all a good chuckle!)

66. AJ - October 13, 2008

The foreign markets are critical to the franchise heading north towards the $1 billion mark after DVD.

Trek has a large following in the UK and Germany/Austria, and there is a passing knowledge of it, from my own experience in France and Italy. The tour must include Poland (40m people) and Russia/Ukraine (200m combined). Eastern Europe missed Trek until the mid-nineties, and with increasing disposable incomes, shouldn’t be ignored. Also, Asia, Middle East, etc…

Horrid films like Pirates of the Caribbean III and Indy IV are, financially, gargantuan entries in established tentpole properties, and Trek needs to get itself up to that level. It’s a level where the kids have all the toys and computer games, and everyone wants to be Spock for Halloween.

Good luck, JJ! And I’m not being facetious. This thing has to work.

67. LoyalStarTrekFan - October 13, 2008

I think that this is excellent news. I’ve been thinking about seeing the new Bond film in theaters, as I’m a Bond fan as well as Trekkie, and this news only encourages me more. Of course this all depends on my being able to afford it. The last Bond film was pretty good, as most of them are, and I look forward to this one. Hopefully this will help the new Trek film be a huge blockbuster success that Trek needs.

68. Decker Unit - October 13, 2008

The name’s Kirk, James Kirk.
I’ll have a Romulan Ale, shaken, not stirred.

69. Harry Ballz - October 13, 2008

#66 AJ “Horrid films like Pirates…..Trek needs to get itself up to that level”

Great, we’re now aspiring to be in horrid company! Oh, yay!

70. rag451 - October 13, 2008

Good choice, folks! I know what I’ll be doing on Friday, November 14th! Watch out, Burleson theater, here I come!


71. jay - October 13, 2008

I thought it was a bit obvious that Quantum would be the one, The Abrams- Bond connection is a big one, at least for trailers. As I said before, the first trailer for Casino Royale was with M:i:III, the first tv spot with the season premiere of Lost, and the first spot for this one was with the premiere of Fringe. Plus, Abrams was apparently offered the job of directing the latest Bond. Let’s hope that Quantum of Solace’s biggest problem (or one of the biggest) doesn’t happen to Trek, running WAY too short (Quantum runs close to an hour shorter than I was expecting).

72. Denise de Arman - October 13, 2008

Decker Unit#68- Good one!

73. Xai - October 13, 2008

I, like others, thought QOS was highly likely. There really isn’t another movie that fits the demo and is “large” enough to attach to.
Madagascar2 just wasn’t going to cut it.

74. Myrth - October 13, 2008

I am glad that the trailer is before QoS as I am very excited to see that. But please, someone tell me, why, when HD versions of trailers hit the internet the same day as the theaters if not before, why would anyone pay to see a movie they don’t want to see to see a trailer????

75. me - October 13, 2008

# 16

It doesn’t say only Germans and Brits like Star Trek, but that Star Trek films in the past were only successfull in Germany and Britain.
And that’s true, especially for Nemesis, that was a bigger success in Germany than in America and even wouldn’t have reached his budget without the European inflows.

76. Out There - October 13, 2008

It would be nice if some other hot movie’s trailer was attached to the next Star Trek movie, so that people would spend their money watching Star Trek just to see the other movie’s trailer.


77. Scoopy - October 13, 2008

The most anticipated movies for me over the next year and now they are together….Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee….

78. Bobfred - October 13, 2008

AT LAST THIS THING IS GOING SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

79. Darfyn - October 13, 2008

Quantum of Solace is just a Decoy Title for Movie XI : Look closely at the picture of Daniel Craig and Bond Girl at the top of page . It is Jim Kirk and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) . This TOS era movie is going to be about battle between Jim Kirk and Q !!! Jim can’t keep his hand of Uhura , but he doesn’t know if it’s Q creating the passion between them , or if he is overdoing the Kirk approach to communication with comrades !!!!!

80. AJ - October 13, 2008


I meant in terms of money-making potential to the point where quality is not a bellwether of success as much as the strength of the franchise. It guarantees longevity and profit potential for the studio.

I know you know I meant that….

81. Harry Ballz - October 13, 2008

AJ…..and I know that you know that I know you meant that!

82. Devon - October 14, 2008

#75 – “And that’s true, especially for Nemesis, that was a bigger success in Germany than in America”

Where did you hear that?

83. karanadon - October 14, 2008

The thing is…QoS comes out about 2 weeks earlier in the UK than it does in the US (I think I’m right in saying)…so would the trailer be seen earlier here?!

84. AJ - October 14, 2008


I wouldn’t be surprised if that were true, not based on pure gross revenue, but perhaps earnings per screen, etc.

85. Devon - October 14, 2008

“But please, someone tell me, why, when HD versions of trailers hit the internet the same day as the theaters if not before,”

1.) Does that usually happen at all? The official publication of the teaser trailer online didn’t happen until like Saturday or Sunday after Cloverfield.

2.) People probably want to go see it on the BIG SCREEN because that is where the absolute best experience is going to come from. Are you suggesting that seeing it on a 19″ monitor is the same as seeing it on the big screen? As good as seeing it at home when you want to see it is appealing, but nothing will take away the experience of seeing it on the big screen, even if it’s just a trailer.

Plus, people might want to go to see the actual MOVIE itself. In this case, I think there is an even bigger incentive for Trek fans to go see Bond, as I’m sure a lot of them are Bond fans anyway.

86. elyoh - October 14, 2008

Quantum of Solace comes out on 31st October in the UK… it won’t be before that surely?

87. Lee - October 14, 2008

“The thing is…QoS comes out about 2 weeks earlier in the UK than it does in the US (I think I’m right in saying)…so would the trailer be seen earlier here?!”

I doubt it. It would be nice, but the universe doesn’t work that way!

88. Chris Pike - October 14, 2008

Quantum torpedoes! not canon til 24th century…!

89. captain_neill - October 14, 2008

I cant wait to see the trailer

I want to see that rthe Enterprise and the interiors look right

90. Sxottlan - October 14, 2008

“Star Trek has traditionally had limited appeal in Europe with the TV shows and films doing very well in the UK and Germany, and not so well elsewhere.”

Huh. I wonder why that is.

91. captain_paxo - October 14, 2008

Over here in the UK Quantum of Solace is released on May 31st… does that mean we get to see the trailer first? Alas, I think not.

92. karanadon - October 14, 2008

#91 – If it comes out on May 31st we DEFINITELY won’t be seeing the trailer first ;-p

93. subatoi - October 14, 2008

I guess Trek & Bond not only were born in the 60s, but these are the longest series of American movies, not including horror movies series that may also be long.
Bond – 22
Trek – 11
Friday the 13th (for example) – 12
Elm Street – 8

94. captain_paxo - October 14, 2008

Ooops yeah, I meant Nov!

95. Bijillm shkaitnrerk - October 14, 2008

Gotta get myself a fake press pass and hope they come to Amsterdam…


96. joe1306 - October 14, 2008

hope the trailer will be shown along with 007 in germany as well

97. Jay El Jay - (Formerly "The Real Jim Kirk") - October 14, 2008

Awesome, an extra reason to go and see it, cant wait… its interesting too because Daniel Craig is a massive trekkie.

This is a really smart move because, the audience we wanna hit, will be in those theaters watching 007!!

However, Anthony, could you answer me this? Will the trailer be shown in the UK with the Release of QoS on the 31st October??

Jay, UK

98. joe1306 - October 14, 2008

82 – nemesis wasn´t that successful here in germany either… but the dvd´s sold very well as far as i know. i got one of them^^

99. Fansince9 - October 14, 2008

76: Good idea!!

100. The Last Maquis - October 14, 2008

it’s gonna be one of those “Holy Sh*t!!” “That’s Gonna Rock!!”, Well I’m Outta Her……Oh Right a Movie’s about to Start.” Kinda Moments I’ll bet.

101. Commodore Redshirt - October 14, 2008

Bond + Trek = HAPPY COM Redshirt!

102. Smike van Dyke - October 14, 2008

Trek & 007 make a lot of sense…pure nostalgia being rebooted for a new generation…

Being German, I have to disagree with the article. Not all Trek movies have done well in my country. Only the Next Gen movies were received quite well. None of the TOS movies grossed any significant amount of money.

Unfortunately, the same aplies to Iron Man which was largely ignored here in Germany. And even Transformers was far from being a smash hit over here. However, 007 movies are very successful so a lot of people might see the trailer of it was attached to Bond (which is unlikely since 007 debutes one week early here)…

103. Danny L - October 14, 2008


This will only begin what is hopefully a blitz of publicity.

I’m sure that Paramount will release stills at around the same time, and for those who havent heard in January IWD begin a Countdown comic!!

Excitng times…

104. Commodore Redshirt - October 14, 2008

I’m up to checking back here at trekmoviedotcom at least six times a day…

waiting for the first pic…

It feels just like when I was in High School waiting for TMP…

105. Trek Nerd Central - October 14, 2008

This news suggests to me that the trailer will go heavy on the action clips — if the aim is to whet the appetite of the 007 audience.

I therefore predict the following:

1. Two quippy excerpts featuring Kirk & Spock;
2. Two shots of women kicking a** in regulation microskirts;
3. One quick, quippy, humanizing shot of Scotty;
4. Two quick clips of mano-a-mano fighting, also quippy;
5. One quick but reverent shot of the Enterprise;
6. One shot of Bana’s villain;
7. One shot of Nimoy;
8. One shot of a ginormous fireball, possibly an enemy ship, exploding in space;
9. Three shots of phaser battles (a.k.a. “Star Wars dogfighting”);
10. One shot of Kirk throwing a right cross at a villain and/or Starfleet superior; and
11. The opening trumpet voluntary.

106. Section31 - October 14, 2008


Hi Anthony,

do you know something about Germany? I mean Quantum Of Solace starts here on November 6th. Could it be that the trailer will be attached to Bond in Germany as well so that the trailer is available a week earlier?



107. MrLerpa - October 14, 2008

Hi Anthony,

can I echo #106, section31 Question, QoS is released in the UK on the 31st of October, is there any way you can find out whether the trailer is attached to the global release of the movie or just the American release? (No pressure… )

Here’s an interesting thought: if the trailer is attached to UK prints of QoS would that mean that it would become available online at the same time?

That would seem to make sense…

108. Matthew_Briggsuk - October 14, 2008

I hope it’s on QoS. It out on the 31st October in the UK. Could we be seeing it 1st before Uncle Sam

109. JimJ - October 14, 2008

Bond and Trek together, it doesn’t get any better than that. Life is GOOOOOD!!!!!

110. The Underpants Monster - October 14, 2008

OK, I guess QoS is gonna be my Thanksgiving movie.

111. Nowhere Man - October 14, 2008

Lets not forget the classic Bond movie

Casino Quark and
Spock only lives twice

112. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - October 14, 2008

The momentum is building. The murmurs in the diastance are becoming clearer. Just the faintest, crisp sense of electricity has started to invade our senses. We all know it’s going to be here in no time at all. After over two years of guessing and wondering and arguing, the real adventure is just, just, just beginning.

Oh boy.

113. Jay El Jay - (Formerly "The Real Jim Kirk") - October 14, 2008

111. haha along with Dr Crusher, The Man With The Golden Piece of Latinum, The Enterprise is not enough and Kirk is Forever!

114. John from Cincinnati - October 14, 2008

I like Daniel Craig as Bond but no one compares to Sean Connery. I wasn’t impressed with Casino Royale either.

I won’t be going to see the new Bond movie, Trek trailer or not.

115. CarlG - October 14, 2008

007 + Trek = awesome overload.

I can’t wait! (Huge grin)

111&113: What about “From Qo’noS With Love”?

116. NCC-73515 - October 14, 2008

OMG I just found out that 007 will be released on 11-06 here in Germany!!! Will we also get the trailer sooner? :D

117. Korax - October 14, 2008

heard 007 was gonna be released on the 6th … whatever, gonna see this movie anyway, so it would be quite cool to see the new trailer too.

118. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#114—I found it entertaining in the way I expect from a good Bond film. ‘Casino Royale’ was the first in a very long while not to disappoint me. I will always have an affinity for Sean Connery as Bond, but I certainly don’t feel the need to compare Craig with him. Connery was very entertaining, and so is Craig.
I will say that Craig is definitely the best Bond since Connery, and ‘Casino Royale’ has rekindled an interest in seeing Bond films I haven’t had in a long, long time.

I would have waited for QOS to be released on dvd, as I did with CR. This will get ‘me’ in the theater.

119. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

I should add that when I go to the theater, that means my wife, three kids, usually a nephew/niece or two, and me….Add popcorn ,soda, candy, etc., and that’s not chump-change.

“Around the time of the release of the trailer, Star Trek director JJ Abrams and executive producer Bryan Burk will be showing portions of the film to European journalists in an effort to build buzz for the film.”

I never thought I would ever want to be a European journalist…until now. I wonder what we’ll hear then.

120. OneBuckFilms - October 14, 2008

I was impressed with Casino Royale in that James Bond was given some depth.

It’s kind of an Origin Story for the character, and going forward, this could be very interesting.

121. OneBuckFilms - October 14, 2008

119 – The rumor mill will be going absolutely NUTS with what is shown !!!!

122. I miss the wonderful world of disney on ABC on Sunday nights - October 14, 2008

Has anyone else heard the rumors about nimoy’s spock dying in this film?

123. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#122—As Spock would say, “I’ve been dead before.”

Rumors mean nothing to me.

124. AJ - October 14, 2008


I do not think the writers would dare go to this territory. Nimoy has already done the proper “death scene” in ST2, and JJ would be daft to do it again. It would be a sheer rip-off of the film he and the writers respect the most.

125. John from Cincinnati - October 14, 2008

The problem with recent Bond films, ‘Casino Royale’ going back to “The Living Daylights” are the same problem with recent Trek movies, they stopped being “fun”.

I for one, miss the John Barry musical scores and Ken Adams set designs. Not enough gadgets, or colorful villains. Too much trying to be like the flavor of the month “Bourne Identity”. Instead of trying to emulate the current fad, they need to go back to what made Bond a franchise. Appreciate the efforts though, I give them an “A’ for that.

There is certainly a need to compare the actors who portray Bond, as they are portraying the same character. Comparisons are fair game just as comparing the new Trek movie to the original episodes will be. In both cases, apples to apples.

126. The Underpants Monster - October 14, 2008

Casino Royale wasn’t my favorite Bond movie nor Graig my favorite Bond, but they were entertaining. Any Bond movie is worth a look on the big screen – I’d even pay to see my least favorites that way. But I don’t have a whole family to buy tickets for, either! ;)

127. John from Cincinnati - October 14, 2008

118. I dont’ recall ever inviting you to be my personal response person.

128. No Use For A Name - October 14, 2008


129. Sam Belil - October 14, 2008

Okay my spin:
1-I have been a HUGE Trek fan since 1966!
2-I have been a HUGE Bond fan since 1966!
3-I LOVE 007 almost as much as i LOVE Star Trek!
4-I thought from Russia With Love was the best Bond — then came Casino Royale!
5-With ALL DUE respect to Sean Connery — Daniel Craig is Bond, the BEST Bond — He is trully (read any Fleming novel) Ian Fleming’s Bond!
5-So perhaps Chris Pine will be the James Kirk of STOS season 1
6-AND perhaps, the pattern will continue and this Trek — and just MIGHT be the BEST TREK, along with STIIWOK!
Hey, we’re all allowed to dream!!!!

130. Brett Campbell - October 14, 2008

Interesting that so many fans link these franchises together. I’ve always loved TOS and the TOS films, but James Bond has never held my interest. In fact, when I tutor students in English and point out the good stories usually involve the protagonist facing a problem and challenge and then growing as a result, I usually discuss James Kirk as a prime example of this. Then I usually point to Mr. Bond as the antithesis: for all his challenges and adventures, he generally remains unchanged. At least IMHO. I’m sure I’ll hear some “au contraires” to this from Bond fans. I look forward to being enlightened.

131. Trek Nerd Central - October 14, 2008

#122. Hmm. That’s innneresting. Unlike #124, I wouldn’t be opposed to it — as we’ve never seen a canon take on Spock’s (final) death. I mean, he has to die for good sometime or another. And that would certainly close the chapter on the original cast.

But if true, how would this mesh with his eventual appearance on Next Generations? I don’t know the timeline well enough. Maybe some of you more hardcore TNGers could puzzle it out.

132. Trek Nerd Central - October 14, 2008

Also wanted to say: I love Daniel Craig as Bond. He saved the franchise from techno-frenetic lunacy.

133. John from Cincinnati - October 14, 2008

I can describe ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Goldeneye’ all in one word…forgettable.

I don’t blame Daniel Craig as he is my second favorite Bond, but I do blame the producers and Directors.

I can say one earlier title and vivid images come to mind. For example, “Live and Let Die”, and I instantly think of Paul McCartney’s rockin them, Jane Seymour, Voodoo, New Orleans, Bond hopping across alligator heads. “Goldfinger” and I can hear Shirley Bassey singing, Bond fighting Oddjob at Fort Knox eletrifying him with his killer hat, the Aston Martin DB5 ejecting the fool out of the roof, or Bond almost getting cut in half with a laser. Very vivd images.

I think ‘Casino Royale’ and I can’t remember a thing, The supporting actors are cardboard with forgettable faces. Who sang the theme? Anyone? I just remember explosions and punching and the camera moving so fast I needed Dramamine. Can you even name the other characters other than Felix Leiter and M, (the most recurring characters in all the Bond films)?

I know I may be in the minority about my opinion of the new Bond movies but it’s my opinion and I’ll stick with it.

I hope the new Trek is better than I’m expecting.

134. Paulaner - October 14, 2008

#133 “Who sang the theme? Anyone?”

I respect your opinion but, to be honest, the main theme “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) is a memorable song :)

135. TrekMadeMeWonder - October 14, 2008

122. I miss the…

He dies at the beginning of the movie, but lives on thereafter as Q-Spock.

136. I miss the wonderful world of disney on ABC on Sunday nights - October 14, 2008

131 I believe this spock has already seen picard, and it takes places post generations.

137. dalek - October 14, 2008

I will catch the trailer next month if true.

This year I’ve only been interested in two movies: Rambo and Casino Royale. Sorry to any Batman fans, but I’ve not seen a realistic Batman outing since Adam West and Burt Ward were in the bat mobile :)

138. James - October 14, 2008

How about ‘On Her Majesty’s Obsidian Order’? Or ‘Risa is Not Enough?’

139. DATA KILLED SPOT! - October 14, 2008

I hope Sulu is gay in this one! I sorta got tired of the whole Sulu/Uhura thing in TOS. I knew something didn’t seem right! But yeah, I also like the whole idea of there being “real” martial arts in this one. And I hope Uhura kicks some ass too!

140. DATA KILLED SPOT! - October 14, 2008

It seems to me that the women of the ENT era were more assertive, than the women of the TOS era. Women of the ENT era would have never worn miniskirts in space!

141. Daoud - October 14, 2008

Really? I should pay to see the trailer? When it’ll be online rather soon after?

If I must wait until May 2009 to see the movie that’ll be done by Christmas, I’m sure I can wait a while to see a trailer.

I’m not sure I even care about Star Trek right now with everything going on in the world. This drag-out of a finished movie is ludicrous.

142. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#127—“I dont’ recall ever inviting you to be my personal response person”

First of all, that’s rather rude. ‘I’ don’t recall ever giving you cause to behave that way towards me. I certainly did not disrespect your opinion, so what’s your problem?
Second, if you choose to post in a very public foum such as this, you can hardly decide who does or does not reply to that post. I don’t believe I need your invitation. If you have a problem with replies, just don’t post. Otherwise, I would appreciate it if you left it to Anthony and the guys to determine whether or not it is appropriate to reply to someone else’s post.

#130—I actually find that outlook rather interesting. I think you are absoluely correct about the lack of development in the Bond character in past films. No matter what he faced, he was always the same (leaving room for slight variations in the interpretations of actors, writers, and directors of course). Bond was a very stagnant character.
This is where ‘Casino Royale’ differs from past Bond incarnations, however. Even in the trailer for QOS, you can see that this is where the Bond franchise is headed with Craig in the lead. He is affected by the death of his love interest in CR, and that leads to some personal development we’ve never before seen in the character.

#133—“Who sang the theme? Anyone?”

Apparently, you missed the Seattle music scene in the early-mid 90’s…or you’ve forgotten. That would be the very distinct voice of Chris Cornell, extremely popular former lead man for ‘Soundgarden’.

143. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#140—TOS is a 1960’s interpretation of the 23rd Century. ENT is a 21st Century interpretation of the 22nd.

TOS women were depicted as was socially acceptable for television in the mid-late 60’s. The women’s movement, birth control, and the sexual revolution had not happened yet when TOS first aired. You may have forgotten that.

144. Harry Ballz - October 14, 2008

Some of you are questioning whether Nimoy’s Spock dies at the end of this film. Don’t know if anyone else has pointed it out, but Nimoy said (in a recent interview) that nothing happens in this film that precludes him from returning again to the role, although he doubts that will ever happen (him coming back once again) at this point!

145. krikzil - October 14, 2008

“TOS women were depicted as was socially acceptable for television in the mid-late 60’s. The women’s movement, birth control, and the sexual revolution had not happened yet when TOS first aired. You may have forgotten that.”

From our perspective women’s roles in Trek look limited but I think for the time, they were pretty advanced. Women on a miliary vessel; Uhura –female and African American — an officer and a member of the Bridge Crew. Pretty amazing stuff from GR. However, the women’s movement started in the early 60s (Betty Friednan’s 1963 book “The Feminine Mystique”) and over 12 million women were using the Pill by the time Trek was airing which unleased the sexual revolution. Miniskirts debued mid-60s and were seen as liberation for women (Germaine Greer wore and spoke of this) which of course Trek copied in the women’s uniforms.

146. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#145—Perhaps I should have been more specific. While the FDA first approved a birth control pill in 1957 and they were certainly being used in the 1960’s, it wasn’t until after the 1970 Senatorial Hearings that the popularity of “the pill” exploded in the U.S.

“Miniskirts debued mid-60s and were seen as liberation for women”

Absolutely. It is interesting that some of what women thought of as ‘liberating’ in 1966 would be seen by others as ‘objectifying’ some four decades later.
It may be difficult for those too young to have seen TOS a bit closer to the time it was produced to recognize that.

“Uhura –female and African American — an officer and a member of the Bridge Crew. Pretty amazing stuff from GR. ”

And as you knowvery well, he even ‘attempted’ (although his motives are questioned by some) to depict much more than that. 1964’s “The Cage” depicted a female first officer aboard Captain Pike’s Enterprise. Now ‘that’ was bold…too bold–for the time.

147. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#141—“I’m not sure I even care about Star Trek right now…”

And yet you’re visting, reading, and posting on a site dedicated to Trek.

That’s rather odd.

148. JJReas1701 - October 14, 2008

Holy shit…. Now I REALLY can’t wait to see the new James Bond movie!

149. Anthony Pascale - October 14, 2008

Regarding Europe, I don’t have info yet on the trailer…but look for another update.

150. Alec - October 14, 2008

#122: ‘Has anyone else heard the rumors about nimoy’s spock dying in this film?’

I didn’t know that there were such rumours. I had thought, sometime ago in idle speculation, that Nimoy may want closure on his character in this film, and that he may achieve this through the death of Spock. However, consider this quote from Anthony’s ‘Exclusive Interview: Leonard Nimoy—part 2’ from July 27th, 2008:

Oh you should never say never. I don’t have any reason to believe there is going to be more, and then again there is nothing that happens to me in this movie that would prevent me from doing more. It is not like the end of Spock necessarily. So I don’t know, we will see.

I really hope that elder Spock doesn’t die in this film. If, having created an alternate time-line (I still don’t understand how this is even possible, given that whatever happens in the future follows inexorably from the past), elder Spock were to die, perhaps to save the death of himself (his younger self) in a different time-line, it would be, first, very difficult to follow; second, it would seem, to me, very trite and corny.

Spock has already died once and been resurrected. Moreover, I think it would weaken Spock’s famous death scene in TWOK: a film which, chronologically, is very close to Trek XI. Instead, what this film ought to do, in my opinion, among other things, is develop the characters of, and friendship between, Kirk and Spock; consequently, this film ought to make the death scene in TWOK more powerful. Hopefully, Nimoy can get closure on his character, if he wants it, by not having him die. He should, also, be able to save younger Spock (if that’s the plot) by not having to sacrifice his life…again.

151. Alec - October 14, 2008

You got there before me, Harry Ballz! (#144; #150)

152. classictrek - October 14, 2008

sorry havnt had time to go through all these posts. anyone know when the trailer will likely show in Great Britain

thanks in advance


153. star trackie - October 14, 2008

#125 “I for one, miss the John Barry musical scores and Ken Adams set designs. Not enough gadgets, or colorful villains. ”

Boy do I agree with that. While I think CAsino Royale is a really good action movie…it sure is a different kind of “Bond” movie. I miss those signature elements of the Bond brand.

154. Star Trek Updates: Running Time, Trailer and More - October 14, 2008

[…] Trek Movie is reporting that the first trailer will hit theaters in November, possibly attached to a non Paramount film like Sony’s Quantum of Solace.  […]

155. Third Remata'Klan - October 14, 2008

Quantum of Solace is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

156. The Vulcanista - October 14, 2008

#95 Only if you take me to one of those “cafes” in Amsterdam! };-)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

157. The Vulcanista - October 14, 2008

#112 and everyone else: Got Depends? Got a feeling we’re gonna need them!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

158. Closettrekker - October 14, 2008

#156—Ahhh. The good old days, when we just did things that made us feel young…as when the World was new!

#157—I’m going to have to shave the back of my neck extra close before watching that trailer! I had quite the hair raising expeience just hearing Leonard’s voice on the teaser.

May I purchase 7 tickets for QOS now?

159. Ryan - October 14, 2008

Is there any guarantee once the trailer is set to open for a movie that it actually will?

When I saw Cloverfield the theater I was in didn’t show the teaser :-(. Though I watched Cloverfield, I remember thinking the whole way through the movie how I didn’t get to see the trailer.

At least Bond will be fine with or without a Trek trailer at the beginning.

160. Adam E - October 14, 2008

Will we get to hear part of Michael Giacchino’s score in the new trailer?

161. Edgar Wright calls Abrams’ STAR TREK better than STAR WARS prequels | Obsessed With Film - October 14, 2008

[…] Trek Movie claim a trailer for STAR TREK could be attached to QUANTUM OF SOLACE (though likely not in the U.K. as it opens in just over 2 and half weeks here) in late November. […]

162. Myrth - October 15, 2008


Yeah it pretty much does always happen. Movie trailers have been hitting the web at the same time for a while now. As for the experience of seeing it on the big screen, that was my question to begin with. How do people justify 8.50 – 10.00 dollars for a minute trailer and 2 hours of their life on a movie they DO NOT want to see, which pretty much invalidates the last part of your answer. Obviously people that want to see the movie its attached are by the wording of my original post exempt from the original question.

163. Lee - October 15, 2008

#97: “because Daniel Craig is a massive trekkie.”

Source for this?

164. SNAKE - October 15, 2008

sice Bond is out earlier in the UK than the states (Oct 31), does that mean the UK will see the Trek trailer 2 weeks earlier?

165. Simon Belfast - October 15, 2008

not forgetting


166. Daoud - October 15, 2008

#147 Let me parse it for you Closetwrecker:

I don’t care to spend time worrying right now about a trailer for the *movie* Star Trek, when the movie doesn’t come out until May 2009. I’m still very interested in pre-production notes, but with everything going on in the world, worrying about a trailer coming out is something I’m not sure I care to do.

#163 He’s been quoted even here on Trekmovie.com:


167. Closettrekker - October 15, 2008


Now that’s just not very nice. Do I make fun of your screen name?

And for the record, I am a very “neat” person. All of my closets are in quite good order (even my wife’s approximately one hundred pairs of shoes).

So it’s the trailer you’re not worried about….I see. That’s a bit different than, “I’m not sure I even care about Star Trek right now…”, but thanks for clearing that up.

168. karanadon - October 15, 2008

It’s only just hit me that…this’ll be The. Freaking. Enterprise. Not just any old ship, but the one we’ve known and loved for 40-odd years (no bloody A, B, C, or D). I’ve got chills just *thinking* about it. It’s like seeing your high-school first love again…when they looks even better years later than they did before…! At least, I hope the big E does. I’m sure J.J. et al will do us proud!

(OK, so maybe that was a *little* sad-sounding. But still. Can’t WAIT for the trailer!) =D

169. elodie - October 16, 2008

I only hope that Star Trek movie cast will come in Paris next year for the premiere!

170. tank - October 16, 2008

I have no idea if this will be a good movie, but that teaser trailer give sme chills. Literally. That never happens.

171. Quatto - October 17, 2008

I am i trek fan all the way.I hope the wait is worth it to see the movie.I hope they dont hype it up like its the biggest movie of the summer and then not be.like they did with that dumb speed racer movie.

172. Quatto - October 17, 2008

Also I cant see if there trying to bring the old star trek to life with kirk,spock,and other crew from the old series and such,why cant they ever make the ship and bridge closer to what it was,it was dark,black,red on bridge,now in new movie its blue,bright,white.totally different bridge,probably different corridors,engine room etc.etc.so if there bringing the 60’s version back then bring the whole style of the ship.even villians are different………so I guess this is the next next generation star trek.will the real kirk please stand up…………….

173. cinemdeus - October 18, 2008

Yeah, but QUANTUM OF SOLACE starts on October 31st in the UK and November 6th in Germany for example – over two weeks before the theatrical start in the US…

Does it mean that we will see the trailer one week earlier on the right side of the Atlantic or what?

174. Barney - October 18, 2008

My general punt is that there’s pretty much ZERO chance of the Trek trailer being seen in a non-US market first. My guess it that It won’t be attached to QoS when it premieres in the UK or Germany, but will be attached in the States and then make it’s way across the Atlantic after 14 November. UK and European residents will probably have to find another film to see the Trek trailer on the big screen, or catch it online. When it comes to Trek, the USA comes first, like Bond is coming first to the UK. Just my observation/theory.

175. doubledumbassonyou || a colorful metaphor » Blog Archive » Here’s That Shiny New Enterprise Crew - October 20, 2008

[…] came late last week that the first theatrical trailer for Star Trek will be attached to Quantum of Solace. So if you happen to notice a bunch of portly guys with Vulcan ears on leaving before the new Bond […]

176. Snowy - October 31, 2008

I’m off to see Quantum of Solace in 1.5 hours (2pm GMT) and will report back for those of you in the UK.

177. Snowy - October 31, 2008

Hi all, just thought that I should let you know that the current UK release of “Quantum Of Solace” doesn’t have the Star Trek XI trailer attached to it, as I have just gotten back from the cinema.

A lot of the chat surrounding the trailer seems to concern the US release of the new Bond film, so maybe after the 14th of November this may change.

Or I may have to bite the bullet and go see Madagascar 2 to see if its attached to that.

178. D - November 15, 2008

I saw the new trailer last nigh – in Canada; @ 007 film.
It was fantasic – the theather was sold out the first 2 eve shows ; I got in on third show.

The price of admission was worth seeing the new trailer alone.
OMG. HOLY !@!# ; It was fanastic – the crowd audibily and visually reacted to the trailer. There were gasps all over the theather ; comments were flying – all saying – I GOTTA SEE THAT!

It was like seeing the trailers for Star Wars the final film all over again.
For those of you that remember the Wrath of Knan – Star Trek #2 ; my all time favorite – the trailer was like that film in terms of action and drama upped 5 times.

I was on pins and needles – OOO – can’t wait for May 8 2009!!!!

179. logan - November 23, 2008

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