Another TV Spot For Star Trek w/ new shots!

Did you think Paramount was done promoting this thing? Not a chance.  Today Paramount made available the latest spot which again pushes the positive critical response the movie has received. And it also happens to contain a few shots not shown before. See below for video and our usual screenshots & analysis.



"Irresistible Review"
For those keeping count, Paramount numbers this one as ‘Spot 12’ but it is more like 17 or so if you count commercials they have not made available online.




Screencaps & analysis
The following are caps of what is new in this commercial.

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Cadets scurry about at Starfleet Academy

McCoy thinks something is poetic

Uhura smiles

Sulu fights Romulan on drilling rig over Vulcan

Kirk talks to Spock on the Jellyfish

Kirk is happy to be in the chair

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




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Will it ever be explained how the blades work? :D

The least action-packed trailer yet! What a great film.

love it!

Sitting in the Chair

Kirk: Captain of the Enterprise, huh?
Picard: That’s right.
Kirk: Close to retirement?
Picard: I’m not planning on it.
Kirk: Well let me tell you something. Don’t! Don’t let them promote you. Don’t let them transfer you. Don’t let them do *anything* that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you’re there… you can make a difference.

Don’t need to see the commercials or the still – I just got back from seeing the movie and was completely blown away. Can’t wait to see it in IMAX!

Saw the movie on IMAX this morning. Great film. Does it have flaws? Yes but so what? There is no such thing as a perfect movie yet alone a perfect Star Trek movie.

Im very very pleased and I look forward to a re-energized franchise.

BTW – Interesting to see Pike in the wheelchair again but not in the
way we all remember. = )

Star Trek was, is and ever shall be about the Enterprise & Kirk & Co. What a mistake it was to have ever veered off that.

Just saw the movie.
It’s great!
Emotional, funny, action-packed.

You know, hating to be a prig or anything, but Paramount has known since way back when this movie would be released, so why is the novelization, soundtrack and magazine not yet out? (I was just out at Barnes & Noble and even they don’t have any release information).

Paramount, get your act together!

Oh. Still love the movie (!) and am going to see it again tomorrow + a friend and I are also planning to find it at an IMAX theatre (the closest being a hundred miles away) and seeing it there too.

I just watched it.

i defiantly feel the star trek vibe, but the story felt hollow. I’m going to see it at least once more, probably twice but if the supreme court is reading this… give us a much stronger story next time.

I appricate that it was not as much about the technology but the people, that being said… more substance to the story.

Everything else is excellent, Pine is Kirk, Urban is bones, everyone fits their roles nicely.

Also Scotty needs to do some work to the enterprise to bump warp efficiency… you know to make the collectors red.

Transporter effect was excellent, but I think more thought should have gone into the distance they were able to transport…

The D7’s were spot on, beautiful. The Enterprise is a handsome ship, she didn’t bring tears to my eyes like the TMP refit did… but close.

I like how the enterprise was visible when taking off from the dry dock but was clearly a background shot.

So you’ve opened it up for a sequel, time to really give us a good story as everything else is in place now!

#9: and your point?

If you’re referring to the other segments of the franchise I would respectfully have to disagree, but do think the others lend themselves better to the small screen.

#11 Releasing early. Presumably so as not to impact ticket sales by “spoiling the Ending”. I’ve seen some stores put out the Novelization a week a head of the movies both Trek and Non Trek.

I don’t want to say the story felt hollow because I don’t want to downplay anything because it was fantastic but it did feel like there was something missing but I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe it was that the movie goes by so fast that is “seems” hollow which does not mean that it is. I think the second time around might be different, it always is.

Its weird how that is, TMP still brings tears to me eyes when they show that ship in space dock but that did not happen with the new movie. Yes a huge sense of pride, a warm fuzzy feeling, but not like TMP.

Just saw the movie myself… and I really enjoyed it. Been coming to Trekmovie for the past two years and contiributing occasionally…

really … the only thing I could say after the credits rolled was…. “is that it.?” I just wanted more….

I enjoyed it. It was delivered well (acting and directing, etc.) I just wanted al little more character and time. I know it probably wouldn’t have worked in the film… I guess I just want the sequel next week… rather than two summers from now. I hope they get this thing on the go like Transformers and have it on the screen this time 2011.

thanks again Anthony and crew for this site… appreciated from a long time reader…


I noticed that they never mention that the jellyfish was designed by Geordi La Forge like they did in the IDW “Countdown” comics. That would have been a nice easter egg.

No 11: The Soundtrack came out the other day and was available in some stores. I had mine sent directly from Amazon.

The novel is due out very soon, but careful martketing means that it isn’t out to spoil the movie before you see it.

I would advise you, and everyone, to get Star Trek: Countdown – the prequel comic series that connects the post-Nemesis Star Trek that we know with this new movie. It helps to make parts of the plot a whole lot clearer and is available in one volume now.

…can’t wait to see the movie again!

Both the novelization and the soundtrack have been out for a few days already.

I saw the novelization at Books-a-Million on Tuesday, though I haven’t seen the soundtrack in stores yet.

This is HUGE, It´s a good time to be a Star Trek Fan.

Trekker for sure, and proud of!

Seen the movie and I have a question?

SPOILER? Maybe. . .

Winona Ryder, possibly the biggest hollywood actor in the film, gets one of the smallest roles.
And is disposed of in an oddly curt manner. . .
Why get a good actress, and then not use her to full potential?
I liked the film, its just that it just an odd thing to me.

Also is there any chance of an interview with her, and some of the other support cast?

” The only thing I could say after the credits rolled was…. “is that it.?” I just wanted more….”

This sums the movie completely. The trailers don’t do it justice

Don’t like to nitpik but……… The thing from Nero’s ship was hanging on a very tenuous coupling, wasn’t there a ship on either planet with phaser capabilities that could have……..

Bob Orci, If you happen to read this, THANKS! You, Alex, JJ, and everyone else brought Star Trek back. Thank you.

The one suggestion that I’d like to make is to PLEASE find some way to restore the timeline. You and Alex are brilliant writers, so I have comeplete faith that you’ll find some way to do this.

Just a note of caution. If you end up not doing this, I think that most fans if not all would decide that you all are worse than Khan, Nero, and every other villain from Star Trek. This isn’t a threat, it’s a warning. I’m peaceful, the Klingons aren’t.

Oh, and did I mention, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’m planning on watching the movie 20 times.

@#20–That’s TrekkIE to you. And yes it’s a great time to be a TrekkIE.

Star Trek’s future is in our hands. Please see the movie.

WHOO! Bring on Star Trek 2!!

To everyone involved in the film, thank you. You’ve made Star Trek awesome again, and somehow you’ve done it without alienating most of the original fanbase. Mission accomplished. Now go make us a sequel so we can give you more money. ;)

I just saw the movie at noon at the seattle center IMAX with my two brothers…Ive been dragging them to movies and events(like Roddenberry speaking) since they were kids and I am now 53…Something for us to share again that was awesome. All three of us loved it…8 out of 10—not a perfect movie but a fantastic fun fast paced thrill ride of a movie….Best Trek movie? Maybe….or at least tied with Khan—and First Contact—It is the BEST LOOKING trek movie…I think it even equals or slightly surpasses Star Wars in looks and sounds-Awesome Epic Scope! Thanks to ORCI PRIME, Alex, JJ and all who made this movie for us fans and for movie fans. Its just right! Lets hope it starts our fave franchise up again! Hopefully the next movie will be even better!
And I am glad Paramount is promoting the hell outta it. I hope it can equal or beat Wolverines Box office!

My revue is shooort and to the point:
“JJ’s Trek is everything I had hoped for and way better than I expected! I can’t wait to see it again!”

I saw the Frtiday morning 3AM IMAX show at the Pacific Science Centre at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle. I’m still in awe 15 hours later!

Oh yeh I have thanked him and his staff before over and over elsewhere but thank you yet again ANTHONY for the most awesome Trek Related Site on the net! And for years of rumors, news building up to our ultimate trek! I do feel slightly sad because now that its out no more anxious news and rumors and heated discussions!! Or will there?? Soon as movie number two is in pre production it will begin again wont it?
Thanks Anthony you and your staff rock!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ANTHONY!! I especially loved all your coverage of the Experience in Vegas…Hopefully news will get better with that sooner or later as well!

Off topic but did anyone see the new EA Star Trek game for the iphone (not the phaser app)? No reviews yet

#15-My reaction was the same way, but I know why. I have always viewed the Enterprise through the eyes of Captain James T. Kirk. I love that ship the same way he does. “That’s why they call it….SHE!” Anyway, I’m sure at that point in his life, he stared at her with wonderment of what’s to come, as did I when watching this movie. Later, in TMP, he knows damn well what she means!

The novel is out next week. Look on Amazon.

It was a great movie. I think i expected a little more, but I guess that will come in the 12th movie!

21. Paul Fitz

Really? Do you think Winona Ryder is currently a bigger movie star than Eric Bana? I was telling folks at work today about the movie and when asked “who’s in it?” I immediately said, “well, the biggest name in it is probably Eric Bana, not counting Leonard Nimoy.”

Just my opinion, I guess…


The destruction of Vulcan makes it perfectly clear that we are in a total different timeline. The alternate timeline actually began with the destruction of the USS Kelvin. So is with the death of Amanda Grayson. It is just with the fate of Vulcan, the Supreme Court wants all of us not to be confused of which timeline we are in. This is Abram’s Star Trek!!! Romulus was destroyed in the original timeline, according to the Star Trek: Countdown. Vulcan was destroyed in the alternate timeline. And all of this is governed by Mr. Orci’s best explanation, “QUANTUM MECHANICS!” There is no need for a timeline “restoration” because there is none. What is amazing about the GENIUS of the Supreme Court is that we are constantly reassured that the original timeline is intact by the presence of Spock Prime. Spock Prime is the embodiment of the original timeline.

So one would truly ask, “Is this a sequel, prequel, or a reboot?”

IMHO, this is really a sequel! It is not a prequel or even a reboot. If this was a prequel, then we are in the assumption that we are in the original timeline, as we are seeing this movie. But, we are not in the original timeline. We are in an alternate timeline. And with the destruction of Vulcan, the franchise is on a fresh start. There is no canon to abide because canon exist in the original timeline. Also, with the presence of Spock Prime in the ALTERNATE timeline, this is truly a sequel.

In addition, I do not consider this a reboot. Again, we are in an ALTERNATE timeline. Mr. Orci explained about quantum mechanics. It is very interesting to note that the so called “red matter” that would create an artificial black hole would be actually a portal to another alternate universe.

In short, Romulus is destroyed in the original timeline, whereas Vulcan is destroyed in the alternate timeline. Canon is preserved and yet, we are able to witness the original crew making new adventures. No prequel. No reboot. Just a very complex sequel that allows us to experience a whole new fresh start with the original crew in another universe. Fascinating! Now that’s Star Trek being “born again”!

ok, so what is this with everybody thinking the story is hollow, like, define hollow for pete’s sake! like what are you expecting, so many plot twists and turns and events and all kinds of things that in the end you are just so utterly confused that you think it’s a great plot because you haven’t the faintest clue as to what happened? if this is so, then i have no idea why you;re watching movies! for a movie, it had a great plot in my opinion, creating in depth characters that you could believe, and that fed to the plot and the plot fed them. that’s what it’s all about in my opinion!

What a load of crap.
Nice to look at but let the euphoria wear off, people!

It’s a cartoon full of action dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. I know I in the minority here but in a few years people will realize this film for what it is. All gloss and no substance. Bummer.

again, PLEASE DEFINE!!!!!!!

YES!!!…I made it into the movie!!!!

21, There are way bigger names that Winona Ryder in the movie. Leonard Nimoy anyone?

I had no idea who Eric Bana was lol. I actually had to google him.
Maybe its just where I live, though all my friends and family know Winona, nobody had a clue who he was, until I mentioned incredable hulk. . . not many fans. . . Maybe after TREK, it’ll all change.

(and in case anyone starts on me, i am not a winona obsessed freak, its just that i know a lot of her movies).

Interesting commercial. I believe this is the first one to feature a narrator. I wonder why the change of strategy?

I just saw Whoopi Goldberg on Larry King, and he asked her about the new Trek film. She gave it very high praises, it was great!

I am utterly amazed that people can’t seem to find a message in this movie (the critics of it, I mean). Come on people, this is about growing up (maturation), friendship, what things motivate people, terrorism, genocide, caring & love.

Lord people, there are examples of each of these things throughout the movie, but I’ll pick caring and love: Spock & his mother, Spock & his father (and brilliant that he has a good relationship with Sarek in this version), perhaps Spock & Uhura (though if I were in Spock’s shoes, I’d be thinking it’s more on the lust side), Spock Prime and his friend, family, and planet, etc. I can keep going on…but most of all, George Kirk. My Lord, people, if you can’t see that….well, “a blindman could see it with a cane”.

where are we on the spoilers front? is it safe to assume everyone here has seen the movie by now?


Nice try, but that’s a laundry list, not a summation of what the theme of this long-awaited film was supposed to be. I saw it about 24 hours ago, and have yet to figure it out myself. So, anyone else? Aside from explosions, noise, CG gloss, pretty faces (with admittedly genuine acting talent), and audience-pleasing one-liners, what was Star Trek 2009 supposed to be about, exactly?

I’m open to suggestions (really)–but in the meantime, a la Seinfeld, my best guess is that it’s about nothing. Nothing at all.


I agree somewhat.

Saw it on a digital screen tonight.

The movie made very clear that this is an alternate timeline.

Was it ever established that Jim Kirk was born in Iowa and not on the Kelvin, as would have been the timeline we’re supposed to be familiar with?

That would have been the case if Nero did not destroy the Kelvin, still an alternate timeline to established canon?

That said, I was expecting a fun, superficial glossy romp and violations of everything “Trek” that I know and love.

I am going to see this new picture a few more times (and pre-order the DVD) but my first impression is that the movie is very very good.

May even be my favorite so far, displacing Undiscovered Country and First Contact on my list.

I thought this was a really quite good Star Trek movie, the actors portrayed the characters very well, though I think Uhura and Sulu could be better developed.

Pike, Kirk, Spock, Scotty (Pegg’s da man) Mccoy are all in very capable hands.

I still have some reservations about some of the minute details, but really, this motion picture was quite an installment. I had my doubts, all pretty much have vanished.

The idea of “Red Matter” is kind of silly, but a necessary device for the story. Much like the “Nexus” in Generations, and “Proto Matter” in The Wrath of Khan & The Search For Spock…

Now, about the ejection of the multiple warp cores(?) to escape the singularity… when they flew away, were they at warp?

Great and soon to be classic moments in this movie, can’t wait to see it again, which will be tomorrow.

I am guessing that the next movie will somehow restore Vulcan to the universe, I am oddly unsettled to think that there are so few Vulcans now.

And what of the planet Remus? Gone, too, apparently…

I liked the reference to Admiral Archers dog, but was that a jab at Enterprise or homage?

William Shatner’s Captain Kirk should have announced “Space the Final Frontier” at the end of the film. With alternate spock saying it, it just didn’t feel right/


Like Wrath of Khan, this movie is about revenge, rising to the occasion to meet challenges and delivering the goods when everything is counting on it…

And like WoK, smashing special effects don’t hurt the entertainment value at all.

I just thought that I’d let everyone know that I posted a review for the film in the TrekMovie film review boards. The review is organized in the following manner:

First Paragraph: My initial mixed feelings going in and my very positive feelings coming out and what I liked about the film including an interesting personal connection that I made to the film.

Second Paragraph is about what I disliked about the film which is the premise of a reboot/alternate reality. That is discussed in more detail in the review.

The Final Section of the review is a complex breakdown of scores, starting with scoring each aspect of the film and the final score which is an average of the scores listed. I will post my final score here and hopefully everyone will read my review for more details.

Final Score: 8.4 out of 10. Not the best Trek ever, for gripes discussed in my review, but still an excellent one. (Final Score is computed by average of scores.)