Released last weekend with Quantum of Solace, below is the first full-length preview trailer for the eleventh Star Trek film.
Not being a James Bond fan, I did not get a chance to watch this in the theater as it was intended to be seen. There is no franchise I’m fanboy enough for that I would see a movie I was not otherwise interested in just to see a preview trailer. That is why I never had to endure the Wing Commander movie, for instance.
Anyway, release of the trailer has really spiked up interest in the movie, set for release on May 8 of next year. I am even able to see it in the number of visitors to my meager site. Despite my general lack of posts over the last two or three months, visitorship here has risen significantly enough that the main thefilmfrontier.com server may go offline before the end of the month due to exceeding its bandwidth. I can only imagine what the big-time movie sites are experiencing.
I have watched the trailer a number of times now. I finally had time today to download it in HD from iTunes. It is a free download, and I highly recommend that is how you watch the trailer. I first saw it in embeddables, like the one below, and it is just not the same experience as watching it in HD.
Speaking of embeddables, it has taken me this long to find an “official” copy of the trailer from a legitimate source that allowed me to embed on my site. I try to keep things on the straight and narrow here at The Film Frontier, after all.
You can also, of course, check out the trailer over at the newly redesigned StarTrekMovie.com, the film’s official site. They have done a terrific job on the redesign. My only complaint being, as before, the trailer appears to be only available in a streaming format and does not allow for downloading, or at least preloading, so it was nearly unwatchable to me on my relatively slow DSL connection. Come on Paramount, not everyone has a T1 tied straight into their homes.
Anyway, I do not really want to get into the business of reviewing trailers, but if J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie lives up to this preview, it is going to be one heck of a ride. The Enterprise looks beautiful, especially in the HD version. So far, so good on the characters, too. Everyone seems believable in the small snippets released so far.
After Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 17 years ago, I never thought I would see a new film featuring Kirk, Spock, and McCoy back together again on the big screen where they belong.
It is silly to get emotional over a failed, three-year TV series from the 1960s, but, I do not care. I am a silly guy. I am ready for the new Star Trek adventures to begin.