12th Star Trek TV Commercial w/ Screencaps & Analysis

Another day and another commercial for the new Star Trek movie, the twelfth if you are counting. This one has some more new bits, mostly extended parts of previously seen sequences. See below for the video and our usual screen caps and analysis.



All Cadets Report For Duty
This commercial uses music from a previous commercial, but has a new mix of clips, including more stuff from SFA and on the shuttle before the skydiving sequence. 


Screencaps & analysis

The following are the new bits in the commercial.


Click images to enlarge

Sulu and Uhura during hearing at Starfleet Academy

Sulu tells Kirk his training is in fencing, and Kirk give him his ‘WTF’ face

Pike wishes the orbital skydivers luck

Random crewman on USS Kelvin has bad luck

More trailer analysis and details
And in case you missed it, check out our previous shot-by-shot analyses:

NOTE: numbering updated to match official Paramount scheme


(Video caps thanks to CinemaClockHDx)

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April 29, 2009 2:58 pm

Lens Flares, Lens Flares, Lens Flares everywhere!

April 29, 2009 2:58 pm

I wonder who the people in the dark clothing/uniforms are in the academy scene.

April 29, 2009 2:59 pm

May 7th can’t come soon enough…

April 29, 2009 2:59 pm

Looking forward to it.

April 29, 2009 2:59 pm

Looking mighty awesome! :D

April 29, 2009 2:59 pm

Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about. I’m really seeing Pine as Kirk.

April 29, 2009 2:59 pm

This is getting cooler – I can’t wait.

April 29, 2009 3:00 pm

Question: Will the movie show how Kirk goes from cadet (presumably for 4 years) to captain? Seem pretty quick. Or will we see 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year cadet Kirk?

April 29, 2009 3:01 pm

wow, what an honor. This movie will be my first experience at an IMAX theater. I am looking forward to it, and hope to survive. Hope to see you there! Any of you close by that is. Im taking the entire family to it. ALL of them. How many seats are in an IMAX?

April 29, 2009 3:03 pm

#7 “Kirk goes from cadet (presumably for 4 years) to captain”

It’s less. :-(

April 29, 2009 3:03 pm

Is there a meet up planned for the 7pm showing at the Edwards Theater IMAX on May 8 in Houston, TX? I’m looking for all my Houston peeps!!

The Governator
April 29, 2009 3:04 pm

Hmmm….. Not bad

April 29, 2009 3:06 pm

#9: “It’s less. :-(”

So will we see him graduate? Doesn’t canon state he graduates?

John from Cincinnati
April 29, 2009 3:08 pm

Cadets are wearing red! Look at all those redshirts…

April 29, 2009 3:09 pm

#12, I believe Nero gave the answer in the trailer…

“James T. Kirk was a great man… But that was another life.”

April 29, 2009 3:12 pm

#1 Lens Flares, Lens Flares, Lens Flares everywhere!

I was very concerned that I would be distracted by thel ens flares during the movie (I saw a press screening a couple of days ago). Believe me, it is no where near as bad as I expected it to be, and in a lot of cases really adds to the realism. I forgot all about it – except on the quite bright bridge.

Jefferies Tuber
April 29, 2009 3:12 pm

I just want to point out that lens flares are what happen when you don’t plan on shooting and you haven’t prepared the lighting. It’s stylized documentary, war journalism–a natural progression from CLOVERFIELD.

April 29, 2009 3:13 pm

#7 I hope we won’t see too much of him going through the Academy. Otherwise, it’ll seem like a “Harry Potter” approach to those years. I’d rather see highlights (i.e. Kobayashi Maru) or other important events, graduation, posting, etc.

April 29, 2009 3:13 pm

So. Great. So. Awesome.

I like Kirk’s face when Sulu tells him he’s trained in fencing. xD

Another really great trailer. First told people here about it on Monday, when it initially aired on Heroes!

April 29, 2009 3:15 pm

Saldana’s Uhura is so sexy and exudes self-confidence in that bar scene with randy JTK.

I believe the pundits that this film has a great ensemble that just ‘clicks’ together. That is a hallmark of great Star Trek.

April 29, 2009 3:16 pm

Anyone know if the “Either we’re going down… or they are” line is actually in the film? It seems a little… ‘trailery.’

Spock's Uncle
April 29, 2009 3:16 pm

Several sources (and reviews) indicate the bar fight happens, Pike gets Kirk to enlist and then we jump 3 (THREE) years into the future, to a graduating Kirk. He completes the SFA… it’s a 3 year program.
Then he does one cool thing and becomes Captain–that’s the part I’m having trouble with.

April 29, 2009 3:20 pm

It’s a four year program but kirk does it in three.

April 29, 2009 3:20 pm

22 — I agree with you, at least it appears that way from the trailers. Some kind of field promotion based on heroism? I dunno — it does seem like quite a stretch.

We know he’s older than some of the other cadets, but I gotta believe that a hierarchical organization such as Star Fleet (if it actually existed) would still have rules governing promotion.

April 29, 2009 3:22 pm

1 – I don’t even notice the lense flares anymore.

April 29, 2009 3:22 pm

#22: That’s sound plausible. But I too am having the problem with “one cool thing”.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
April 29, 2009 3:26 pm

Oh my God!!! Just 8 more long and I mean long and excruciateing and torturous and agonising days till the Movie comes out!!! Im in Pain! and Agony!!!!. Please help me till then!!!!.

April 29, 2009 3:26 pm

WRT the lens flares, I think (or hope) that the most severe examples were shown with the bridge clip previously posted. I’m getting used to them as well — it feels as if you’re in the middle of things — but I’d hate to see them used too often just for the sake of using them.

April 29, 2009 3:26 pm

#22 :: Keep in mind that we are still talking about Kirk. We’re talking about the guy who evaded death so many times it made him seem invincible until the whole… mess with the nebula.

But I digress.

Call me crazy, but after seeing all the stuff Kirk went through during his five year mission (and beyond!) it wouldn’t surprise me that he’d advance to captaincy so quickly. He’s Kirk. He’s born to be that awesome.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
April 29, 2009 3:28 pm

We do know that they use the stardates and of corse theres a reference the Capt Archer or Admiral Archar. So i think a lot stays the same up to the point that the Narada attacks. Then things go to a different time line then the prime one we all know and love.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
April 29, 2009 3:31 pm

it is said that kirk was the youngest Capt in Starfleet in the 23rd century in the Prime Timeline. So it would be Logicle to assume that he would do it in the new timeline. he was the youngest capt in Starfleet till Capt Scott did it in the 24th century. But she was killed by the slugs or by a Phaser.

April 29, 2009 3:31 pm

Doesn’t he sieze the captaincy on what could be called a technicality and then go on to save the world(a)? I find that acceptable and befitting an emerging hero story.

April 29, 2009 3:55 pm

The cadet and grey uniforms look cooler then the classic trek uniforms,

Locke for President
April 29, 2009 3:56 pm

Regarding lens flares:

Type in “Star Trek lens flares” in Google and you’ll find several sites with J.J. Abrams talking about the subject. He admits he might have gone too far in places. He also explains how and why he did it.

I don’t recall seeing any similar article on this site before, so if it’s already been published (but I missed it), please disregard.

April 29, 2009 4:06 pm

Is there some point where they will have shown too much of this film and nothing will surprise????

John from Cincinnati
April 29, 2009 4:09 pm


Correct. Pike tells Kirk he can finish the academy in 4 years and get a ship in another 4. Kirk says “I’ll do it (SFA) in three”.

April 29, 2009 4:13 pm

OH MY GOD!!! Who really gives a care about Lens Flares???? I’m really sick about all the lens flare comments. Just don’t go see the movie if you care that much!

ster julie
April 29, 2009 4:16 pm

In the Uhura-at-the-Academy-assembly shot, I finally see Zoe as Uhura. She has Nichelle’s regal bearing, and check out those eyes!!! It just didn’t come through as strongly in the previous pictures.

23. It can be done. I went through university (B.A.) in three years and had my teaching certificate one term later. All by the time I was 21. A person with drive can do just about anything.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
April 29, 2009 4:17 pm

8 Days and 43 minuts. On the count down!!!!!!

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
April 29, 2009 4:19 pm

Kirk even though was never realy mentioned did have a photographic memeroy. So with that and his drive he can easily do it in 3 years. otherwise he could not be the youngest capt in starfleet history in the 23rd century.

April 29, 2009 4:21 pm

41: If it’s going to be distracting, then I’ll care. Yes, I want the film to feel “real,” as JJ Abrams has mentioned many times, but I simply hope that I don’t have to squint too much during those scenes.

And let’s face it, it IS a very minor thing. I have a very strong feeling, though, that I’m going to love the movie because of the story, the characters, and yes, the effects. I’m really hoping for the total package.

The Governator
April 29, 2009 4:26 pm

Hmmm… Well Daniel, looks like I was right.

Anyway, yeah, I can’t believe how close we’re getting. And yet, it still feels like an eternity away. I’ve got some friends joining me next Friday night. Should be fun, except that one of them is the Anti-Trek. But hey, maybe he’ll like it.

April 29, 2009 4:29 pm

#32 :: That’s my understanding at this point.

But I haven’t seen the movie or every. Single. Spoiler. (Tempting, though!)

Sci-Fi Bri
April 29, 2009 4:29 pm

looking good

April 29, 2009 4:34 pm

OK, so my last post should have referenced 37, not my own post of 41. Looks like a few posts were deleted.

Kon (D-SF)
April 29, 2009 5:08 pm

Just bought the last ticket for the San Francisco IMAX show – both 7 & 10 PM are now sold out, can’t wait – see you there!

That Dude
April 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Sweet! I bought my Star Trek ticket today for a 7:30pm showing on May 7th! Yay! By the way, I love the effect and vibe the lens flares give. It just gives it character. I love it.

April 29, 2009 5:24 pm

Wonder if that hearing scene is at the end of the movie and where they make Kirk Captain of the Enterprise.

April 29, 2009 5:27 pm

What kind of combat training do you have?

HAhaha. Brilliant.

7 more days. I can make it.

Bill Peters
April 29, 2009 5:36 pm

I am assuming that the “either we are going down or they are” line is in the Movie! I am so looking froward to May 7th at 7pm have several good friends joining me!