Two New Star Trek Posters Take Us Back in Black
by Alex Billington
November 10, 2008
Expect these two faces to be everywhere by next May. Paramount has unveiled two new complimentary posters for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. I don't think I need to tell you who's who by now, so I won't even begin. Everything about the marketing campaign for Star Trek has been completely retro so far. Paramount is trying to evoke everyone's nostalgia for Kirk and Spock yet emphasize that this is a fresh, new, modern, and sleek take on the franchise. So far I think they're doing a damn good job - these both look stunning. These arrive just in advance of the full Star Trek trailer due out in front of Quantum of Solace this Friday.
As much as I love the look of these, I don't like the way Kirk is posed. He looks evil and demented, not like the Captain of the USS Enterprise that he's supposed to be. Anyone else feel the same way?
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Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams (of "Lost" and Mission: Impossible III) and is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (of The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). This is the 11th movie in the Star Trek universe, following most recently Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002. Star Trek is set to land in theaters everywhere on May 8th, 2009 next summer!
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
I've never been a fan of star trek, always reminds me of men in tights.I'll pass
Dexter on Nov 10, 2008
This movie will fail beyond expectations, do they actually think that kids today will watch this movie? 50 Year old adults, maybe, Will-Ferrel-movies loving immature college douchebags, no.
Jack on Nov 10, 2008
next summer is going to have some really good action flicks. Too bad everyone will be waiting for avatar.
Darrin on Nov 10, 2008
Spock is a triumph. So there. But I just KNEW they'd go for a Kirk who totally looks like a short-haired girl with big eyebrows. William Shatner will be missed.
Total-Trek on Nov 10, 2008
Someone has seen RULES OF ATTRACTION, obviously. Yie, this reboot going to be terrible.
Kurt on Nov 10, 2008
Hi. I feel the same way about kirk picture, maybe he started his career as a kind of crazy guy than then he goes overall.
Jorge on Nov 10, 2008
never been a huge fan of star trek but the posters look pretty epic
cmedina on Nov 10, 2008
Kirk is probably just too pretty boy and they're trying to make him look tougher or something, but yea, it fails.
eCaptain on Nov 10, 2008
if you haven't seen Smokin' Aces, Chris Pine as Darwin Tremor was defintiely not a pretty boy in that flick. I think he might pull it off but he's definitely no Shatner
me on Nov 10, 2008
Looking at the Kirk, it would have been cooler if they got the guy who plays Dexter on Showtime.
spock on Nov 10, 2008
@ #10 Michael C. Hall. Superb actor.
Jack on Nov 11, 2008
Spock looks kinda badass.
Mario Tenorio on Nov 11, 2008
Kirk's pose reminds me of Dexter (from the Showtime program of the same name).
Daniel on Nov 11, 2008
Is Michael Hall still rumored to be playing Daredevil in the coming reboot?
Peloquin on Nov 11, 2008
"Well... Clarice... Have the... lambs... stopped screaming?"
Luis M on Nov 11, 2008
Kirks pose actually tells us something about his character is chin dropped and looking up to me suggests he isn't playing by the rules almost like his characters sneaky, rebel like, hopefully by what we have read from sypnosis from the film that seems to be the case ..... verdict: i like it !!!
shatner on Nov 11, 2008
I like the way the single visible eyebrow tells you it's Spock/Trek (you then notice the ears), but the Kirk one could be an aftershave ad in a glossy ladmag were it not for the logo at the bottom. I guess it's probably the right move to focus on the iconic characters above all else though.
sleepykid on Nov 11, 2008
Looks awful. This marketing campaign is as lame as it gets.
790 on Nov 11, 2008
Well I hate to mix Trek and wars but - I've got a bad feeling about this.
Shannon shark on Nov 11, 2008
I agree with the Dexter comments....Michael C. Hall is all I could think about when I saw that left poster.
Tyler on Nov 11, 2008
Someone should do a Star Trek opening sequence in the style of the Dexter one, haha.
avoidz on Nov 11, 2008
always been a so-so fan of Trek...mainly because of Spock's logic as applied to life in general...but this new Trek simply looks gay...I just dont see it working as well as they expect it too...jmo...
cornholio_by_the_sea on Nov 11, 2008
they're expanding their reach to non-fans,which i think is a smart move anyhu,fark this lost premiers jan 21 i'll be there
twispious on Nov 11, 2008
Can you please not use the typeface Bank Gothic as was done in the first photo at the top of the post. I'm excited about the posters as well, but it was ruined by fanboy art with bad type choices.
Josh on Nov 12, 2008
Josh needs to de-geek just a bit.
haydesigner on Nov 12, 2008
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