Video break: Star Trek prequel trailer
I’m not big on TOS (I’m a TNG fan), but most Star Trek fans will probably have a lot to say about this new flick, since it goes back into the history of the principal characters.
It could be really, really good, or just heinously bad. The trailer is below the fold. All you can hope for is that the acting won’t drive people out of the theatre.
The fast-paced trailer include snippets from the childhoods of Captain James T Kirk (Chris Pine) and Mr Spock (Zachary Quinto), lending an insight to the men they grow up to become.
The trailer starts with a speeding Corvette going through the desert being pursued by a mysterious driver on a hovering motorbike contraption.
The car goes flying off the side of a canyon, leaving the young driver – too young to have a licence – hanging off the side, clinging on for dear life.
The pursuing driver, who appears to be a robot, steps off his bike and then asks the youngster: ‘What is your name?’
The boy brazenly replies: ‘My name is James Tiberius Kirk.’
The trailer moves on to an adult Kirk, this time speeding through the desert on a motorbike, before stopping by a futuristic factory – suggesting it could be a take-off location for the Starship Enterprise.
Actor Bruce Greenwood, who plays early Enterprise Captain Pike, is the voiceover: ‘You always had a hard time finding a place in this world haven’t you? Never knowing your true worth.
‘You can settle for less in ordinary life – or do you feel like you were meant for something better? Something special?
The action then switches to the Planet Vulcan and centres on a young Spock looking inquisitive before moving to an older Spock, played by original Star Trek TV star Leonard Nimoy.
BTW, Kirk boinks Uhura (Zoe Saldana) in the film.
Reactions – should the Trek lore have been left untouched, or is this an interesting take?