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Details (Well, Detail) Revealed for Star Trek Teaser Trailer

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Latino Review

Latino Review got word about a single detail in the teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek reboot: We'll get to see a shot of the original Enterprise being built.

That's a fine detail and all, but I will be supremely disappointed if Abrams doesn't include one key detail either in the trailer or the opening for his Trek movie. In fact, I'll go so far as to describe my own opening for Star Trek – which you can read after the jump!

From black we hear the familiar ambient bleeps and bloops of the Enterprise bridge. FADE IN ON the Enterprise viewscreen. Stars creep by.

KIRK: Captain's log.  Stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, section 14.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL the Enterprise bridge, with all the usual suspects in place: Kirk, Sulu, Spock and a few other cadets.

SULU: Captain, we're getting a distress signal.

KIRK: On speakers.

SPEAKERS: Imperative! This is the Kobayashi Maru, nineteen periods … out of Altair Six. We have struck … a gravitic mine … and have lost all power.

CLOSEUP: Kirk. He smirks.



A large console waits. The camera closes in on its screen.

VOICE: Computer.

The computer screen lights up.

VOICE: Request security clearance. Finney, Lieutenant Benjamin A.

COMPUTER: Password?

PAN AROUND TO REVEAL Kirk sitting before the computer.

KIRK: Cochrane.

COMPUTER: Access granted, Lieutentnant.

The words COMBAT SIMULATION SCENARIOS appear onscreen, followed by a list of battle simulation titles, including KOBAYASHI MARU.

KIRK: Kobayashi Maru.

The computer highlights those words, which expand to reveal schematics and stellar maps for the battle scenario.

KIRK: Computer, make the following changes to the battle parameters for Kobayashi Maru simulation–



KIRK: Fire!

Anyway. I think you see what I'm getting at. I'll be very disappointed if Abrams' movie doesn't acknowledge the Kobayashi Maru simulation in some way.

Your thoughts, guys?