Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
Sources: Paramount Pictures, Hollywood Chicago
We've got some new Star Trek news this morning: Paramount has launched the official website for the new movie, and HollywoodChicago.com has published a description of the teaser trailer.
First, here's the description of the teaser trailer. It's SPOILER heavy, so I've put it in inviso-text. Select the text to read the description.
Slow Paramount logo.
Bad Robot logo.
Black, suddenly some sparks (very saturated [with] Michael Bay-looking cinematography).
We hear an old NASA radio countdown: “30 seconds and counting.”
Close up of a timeless guy with goggles leaning down doing some wielding and sparks flying around.
He lifts his googles. Slightly futuristic head covering. It’s not a space suit, by the way.
The dude leans down and wields some more. He’s standing on big metal.
“From director J.J. Abrams” (blue font with a nice lens flare).
Some Kennedy speech about space flight: “The eyes of the world now look to space.”
People walking around the saucer section. The wielders are everywhere – showing size.
We hear: “The eagle has landed.”
Huge overhead shot pans across [and] suddenly [shows] what looks like miles of scaffolding underneath.
Title: “The future begins”.
Really impressive shot from … people all over the ship and you can see a huge industrialized city or shipyard in the background. It’s being built on Earth [rather than] in space.
Neil Armstrong: “One small step for man…”
Camera slowly cranes up over the whole saucer section.
Then we hear Leonard Nimoy’s line: “Space. The final frontier…” and the familiar “Star Trek” theme horns.
The shot continues [and reveals] the writing on the top of the saucer – “U.S.S. Enterprise” – and these huge aircraft-like warp engines in the background. Technically, the first reveal of what we’re seeing.
Just the Starfleet log (no title).
Title card: “Under construction”.
OK, that said, I'm guessing that the logo we see at the end wil be the same silvery Starfleet insignia we see on the website. The "under construction" tagline also lends credibility to the teaser description.
My reaction: So far so good. I don't know why they've moved the construction of the Enterprise to Earth – if memory serves, it was built in orbit around Mars – but who cares.
Oh, if you want to see some pics of the cast off duty, head over to IESB.net! Side note: I guess Jennifer Morrison is playing Kirk's mom, not Carol Marcus. Damn.
UPDATE! Here's the first pic of the Enterprise!
Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.