Star Trek beams onto Apple Movie Trailers
May 8th, 2009, a date which previously had no meaning to me, is now a date marked on my calendar.
What’s up on that auspicious day? Star Trek is up, that’s what:
Mr. Abrams, I presume?
This isn’t going to be just another run-of-the-mill Star Trek, but rather J.J. Abrams‘ interpretation of it. I’d known for some time that a new Star Trek was coming in 2009, and that J.J. was at the helm, but for some reason it had slipped to the back of my mind. I suppose the “blah” aftertaste of the last few Trek film outings left me a little jaded. Well, it’s right and proper back at the top of my to-watch list.
Abrams seems to really hit and miss with viewers though. Lost and Cloverfield are two of his productions that I believe are brilliant, but there are others who find them to be without appeal. My hope is that the same does not happen with Star Trek, though it seems to be inevitable due to the departure from established Star Trek canon.
Showing you the money
For those who can’t download the trailer, or can’t watch it right way, I’m happy to provide a smörgåsbord of screenshots, presented by James Tiberius Kirk himself:
Geek fanboys ruin everything
Good grief, I hope the Star Trek fanboys don’t ruin this for me. I’ve already had to listen to a co-worker dump on the trailer, pointing out every single deviation from Star Trek canon.
Following that, I had an extremely uncanny experience in the elevator the very next day. There, I was subject to one geek telling the other that the movie will be a disappointment because of it’s canonical rejection.
I’ve always considered myself a huge Star Trek fan. Though I cannot recall the design specs for LCARS from memory, I did own the Star Trek Techical Manual. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), I am willing to give a reboot of the series a chance, and moreover, I’m willing to give J.J. Abrams a chance. He deserves at least that from the Trekkies.
See you on May 8th
After the reveal of this trailer, I find myself really looking forward to this new take on Star Trek. J.J. Abrams is the right man for the job of breathing new life into the long-running franchise.
Though the film looks to distinguish itself from estabished lore, I think Gene Roddenberry would’ve been proud.