Must Watch: Brand New TV Spot for Star Trek!
by Alex Billington
March 23, 2009
Paramount has unveiled a new TV spot for Star Trek today, to go along with the epic new trailer we saw a few weeks ago and the Super Bowl TV spot we saw back in February. There are a couple of new scenes and some footage we haven't seen yet, which is always exciting, but I'm not particularly a fan of this TV spot. I think Paramount has officially kicked off their big marketing campaign that will get non-geek mainstream audiences interested in Trek and the choice of music in this trailer is their first indication that they want more than just the nerdy audiences. It's an understandable desire, of course, but will they pull it off?
Watch the brand new TV spot for Star Trek:
A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
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 this summer!
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
Wow. I'm so ready for this
behinditallfilms.com on Mar 23, 2009
I really am not to stoaked for this, gut as for the epic trialer and this tv spot, not bad and I'll probably see it.
xerxex on Mar 23, 2009
I'm reallynot to stoaked for this film, but as for the epic trailer and this tv spot, not bad and I'll probably see it. WOW I can't spell worth a damn!
xerxex on Mar 23, 2009
looks amazing cant wait
Tom W on Mar 23, 2009
too fast, too slick. a change of pace wont be welcomed.
Al on Mar 23, 2009
God there are a lot of big movies coming out in May. Wolverine, Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Terminator Salvation, Up...
Steven on Mar 23, 2009
the excitement i have for this movie is growing. its starting to hurt wiating for this.
PJ H on Mar 23, 2009
"I'm not particularly a fan of this TV spot" Why is it a must watch then?
AG on Mar 23, 2009
That was tight The movie is going to be awesome
dave on Mar 23, 2009
i generally hate star trek, im a star wars fan all the way, but theyve had me interested in this from day one when they picked abrams to direct
harrison on Mar 23, 2009
I just want to go to the midnight showing to see the Trekkies!!!!
Hey Ya on Mar 23, 2009
I like the look of this, not to fussed about Star Trek the series. But I'd go to the cinema to watch it.
Crapola on Mar 23, 2009
That was the best thing I've seen out of this movie so far. Holy dick. That was bomb
Clark M. Lamson on Mar 23, 2009
''I just want to go to the midnight showing to see the Trekkies!!!!'' Man, they're spooky... ; ) J.J.'s Star Trek is my new favorite after Watchmen (9/10) and I can't wait to see it (May 7th here in Europe! Ha! XD)...After that, it's going to be a bumpy fucking summer...Terminator Salvation, Up, Drag Me To Hell, Public Enemies, Transformers 2 (Ok, nope...but Megan Fox is damn hot so...probably), Where The Wild Things Are, 9, Sherlock Holmes, Lovely Bones...Jesus... And AVATAR after all that movie chaos... Yes!!!!
m4st4 on Mar 23, 2009
If they are going to make Mass Effect the movie, it should look like this
malax on Mar 24, 2009
I can see what you're saying about how they're advertising it to just more than geeky fanbase. Abrams did say he's not making this for the fans of star trek, but for fans of movies. I think they'll be a huge contender for this summer's blockbusters
Nick Sears on Mar 24, 2009
fuck yeah!!! this will be soooo awesome. i can't wait!!
A.B. on Mar 24, 2009
God how Feo hates this! I just love it!
feohatestheworld on Mar 24, 2009
I don't know about a Midnight show with the Trekkies ( really REALLY Scarey) but I will be there opening weekend! Bad Robot !!!!!!!!
Tim "CLoverfield" on Mar 24, 2009
Still can't believe I am excited for a Star Trek movie. This feels so weird.
Brandon on Mar 24, 2009
Eric Bana looks cool!
Trey on Mar 24, 2009
Captain Kirk is already shaping out to be a much more empathetic character than he ever was in the series OR in the movies. That will be the test of this film's ability to pull in new fans: whether or not the central character's story, irregardless of previous incarnations, is relatable, charismatic, and has an intriguing, involving story arc. End of story. But yeah - I'd say I'm psyched for this. Will see it with my brother, in memory of our father - big Trek fan who passed last year - most likely.
Django - an Alan Moore Fan on Mar 24, 2009
Grew up HATING Star TREK... ... but that all stops with this movie.
Sean on Mar 24, 2009
Very excited if I may be so bold to say.
D-9 on Mar 24, 2009
hey m4st4, lovely bones is not coming out this summer. i promise. it's not completed, let alone is it a summer movie. if it's finished in time, it'll get an end of the year release, if not, don't expect to see it until late 2010. as far as this tv spot goes, it's a mess. it's a series of incomplete thoughts and music that doesn't get used to its potential. not that it should. i feel like the music in this spot is trying too hard to be terminator salvation or watchmen. trek was doing fine with the big orchestral music, no need to switch gears just for tv. that doesn't mean they need to use the trailer 3 music for every spot, but going agro industrial just doesn't feel right. with that said, i'm still really excited for the movie, and i hope i haven't changed anyone's decision on seeing the movie.
musicsoup on Mar 24, 2009
#25 Well, off course, it's a 'regular' Oscar movie...Sherlock is also coming this fall, Green Zone, Wild Things etc...
m4st4 on Mar 25, 2009
My love for Trek stopped after Star Trek VI came out in 1991. It has been 18 years of Star Trek Crap and now the franchise is about to reborn in a very big way. Thankyou J.J. Abrams. You have made the kid in me come out again.
Kal-el on Mar 27, 2009
I hate TV spots but this movie looks awesome.
Fisherr on Mar 27, 2009
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