This Friday, the teaser trailer for STAR TREK will be attached to all screenings of CLOVERFIELD in the U.S. and it will be online for the rest of us (legally) on Monday.
As expected, reports are starting to trickle in from those who have seen it. If you don’t want to be spoiled over the contents of the trailer then don’t click below.
Paramount logo. Bad Robot logo. Black, suddenly some sparks (very saturated, Michael Bay looking cinematography) We hear an old NASA radio countdown: “30 sec and counting.” Close up of a timeless guy with goggles leaning down doing some weilding and sparks flying around. He lifts his googles — slightly futuristic head covering. It’s not a space suit, btw. The dude leans down and wields some more — he’s standing on big metal. “FROM DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS” (blue font with a nice lens flare)
Some Kennedy speech about space flight: “The eyes of the world now look to space.” People walking around the saucer section. The wielders are everywhere, showing size. We hear, “The Eagle has landed.” Huge overhead shot pans across, suddenly showing what looks like miles of scaffolding underneath. Title: “THE FUTURE BEGINS” Really impressive shot from by the nacelle(?) of people all over the ship, and you can see a huge industrialize city or shipyard in the background. It’s being built on Earth, not in space. Neil Armstrong: “One small step for man…” Camera slowly cranes up over the whole saucer section.
Then we hear then Leonard Nimoy’s line: “Space, the final frontier,” and the familiar “Star Trek” theme horns. The shot continues, revealing the writing on the top of the saucer — “U.S.S. Enterprise,” and these huge aircraft-like warp engines in the background. Technically, the first reveal of what we’re seeing. Just the Starfleet log (no title).
Title card: “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” “CHRISTMAS 2008”
I love it. Trying to ground STAR TREK back into reality and show us how we got from Neil Armstrong to Captain Kirk.
Bring it on. I got goosebumps just reading it.
Trek Movie have the same report which has then seen 306 comments. And they say people don’t care about STAR TREK!
This article was first posted on January 16, 2008