Well we have our first spy leak about the new Star Trek trailer, but we still must wait until next Friday to see for ourselves. Until then we count down the days with our retrospective of past theatrical trailers, and today we look to the first TNG film, Star Trek Generations from 1994.
The torch of adventure is about to be passed
Theatrical trailer for Star Trek: Generations.
Although the trailer does contain some mysteries like ‘why is Data laughing?’ it continues the tradition of the previous trailers and gives away much of the movie, including showing the Enterprise D being destroyed. Pushing the mad scientist angle of Soren and his Nexus (with a sprinkling of evil Klingons), the trailer portrays Generations as a another action romp in the Trek series. The trailer also makes it seem like there is going to be a great deal of tension between Kirk and Picard, although in the actual film they mostly make breakfast together. "Dillweed" cries Kirk! All in all, a pretty good trailer that entices the audience to want to watch the film.
Teaser: Two generations will meet…
The earlier teaser trailer has a surprising amount of footage from the film and even introduced the notion of the ‘nexus.’
The DVD features no trailers or commercials. In fact, the release of the DVD was delayed to correct the text on the packaging which had promised the inclusion of trailers.