In the wee hours of Friday morning we first got wind that some fans were not catching the Trek trailer their viewing of Quantum of Solace. Although it is clear that the trailer is showing at theaters throughout North America, TrekMovie estimates around one out of four (maybe as many as one out of three) screenings does not show the Trek trailer. TrekMovie has discussed this with Paramount and may have an explanation.
Enclosed, not attached
Sources at Paramount confirm that the Trek trailer was sent out with Quantum of Solace, but that it was ‘enclosed’ and not ‘attached.’ This is an important distinction with regards to trailers. An ‘attached’ trailer is literally on the same reel as the main film, making it almost a given that the theater run the trailer. This is done for trailers from the same studio as the feature film and why the Star Trek teaser trailer was seen at every showing of Cloverfield back in January.
However, MGM is the studio behind Quantum of Solace, so the Star Trek trailer (along with many other trailers, including one for Watchmen) are part of the package of trailers ‘enclosed’ with the Bond film. This is also standard practice. Apparently there are so many trailers ‘enclosed’ with the new Bond film, that some theaters are picking and choosing which ones to show.
Bottom line is that you will probably see the Star Trek trailer with your showing of Quantum of Solace, but there does not seem to be any pattern for which theaters are choosing to run it and which ones are not. Your bet bet is to call your local theater ahead of time.
Trailer Facts & Links (from previous article)
- Features voice-overs of Bruce Greenwood (Pike) and Ben Cross (Sarek)
- Music is not from the Michael Giacchino score, but edited by Giacchino from Brian Tyler’s score for Children of Dune
- New USS Enterprise is seen (in construction on land and in space), but the recently released USS Enterprise image is not from the trailer
- Will be available at apple.com and startrekmovie.com Monday morning at 10AM
- Will be featured on Entertainment Tonight Monday evening
- Trailer for Watchmen also premiering with Quantum of Solace
What did you think?
If you did catch the trailer, let your fellow fans know what you thought below (and vote in our poll). And maybe let your fellow Trekkies know who was showing it. And if they didn’t show it, let fans know what theater wasn’t showing it.
shaky cam versions?
As noted in the TrekMovie review, it is recommended for this trailer to be seen on the big screen. Otherwise, it will be online Monday morning in HD, so if you can’t make it to a theater, try to resist the urge to click those less satisfying cam links.