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STAR TREK (2009) pulse-pounding trailer arrives! by COOP

Posted on March 8th, 2009
Posted on March 8th, 2009


As a massive Trek fan, I was only mildly interested in this project at first. The cast didn’t sell it. The teaser trailer didn’t sell it. The second trailer didn’t sell it. J.J. Abrams knows his stuff, so I kept up some guarded hopes.

Now things have changed. Chris Pine is starting to look more like a James T. Kirk to me. Zachary Quinto’s evil Sylar character on “Heroes” continues to grow into the most interesting character in the series and now I buy him as Spock. He gives the pointy-eared guy an angry vibe which I like. Urban makes a cool Bones (Dr. McCoy graduated from a 23rd Century Ole Miss by the way). Pegg is the new Scotty and I can’t wait to see him chew it up. Then comes this new, epic trailer.

I’m sold.

This trailer has the look and feel of everything I ever wanted from a Trek film. Rumors have it that Abrams has included, in addition to Nimoy as the elderly Spock, some of the original “Next Generation” cast such as Picard and Data. How is this possible in a “Star Trek” reboot? Apparently some “Next Generation-era” Romulans outwit Capt. Picard, go back in time and screw up the past, setting Kirk and crew up for a whole new possibility of adventures. Does this mean “The Next Generation” characters will never exist? Voyager never gets lost in the Delta Quadrant? Deep Space Nine stays under Cardassian occupation? The whole thing boggles the mind.

Let’s talk insanity… Eric Bana, a Romulan, goes back in time to mess things up even further with a doomsday weapon. We are talking about the Kirk-era Enterprise confronting a “Next Generation” alien dreadnought. That’s like the H.M.S. Bounty going up against the U.S.S. Nimitz… or the current, nuclear-powered Enterprise going up against a superior naval warship 100 years more advanced.

Two beautifully telling moments happen in the trailer when Eric Bana’s character says: “James T. Kirk was a great man… but that was another life!!!” Then he proceeds to command in a later scene, “Fire everything!!!” in total desperation. As if he’s losing the battle against a measly 23rd century starship. I see where this is going and I’m on board. Permission to board with me. Permission to board.

Can’t wait to see how this all plays out. View trailer now…

-Coop
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