Trek trailer SW-style?

Some creative soul decided to take the sound from the new Trekquel trailer and use images from the PT:

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6 Responses to “Trek trailer SW-style?”

  1. Simon Maxwell Says:

    Hmph. I’ve no intention of seeing the new Star Trek film. As far as I’m concerned, the real Kirk and Spock are Shatner and Nimoy. No matter how successful the new film is, the portrayals of the original Star Trek crew by Simon Pegg, that guy from Heroes, and the rest of the new cast will never be as beloved or fondly remembered as those of Shatner, Nimoy and co.

    Now, you may think that is an odd opinion for someone like me who is a strong supporter of the Star Wars prequels. But the new Star Trek film and the Star Wars prequels have one major difference. The new Star Trek film has an entirely new cast playing the seven main members of the original crew, whose characters have been associated with Shatner, Nimoy and co for over 40 years. By contrast, only one major character from the original Star Wars trilogy (Obi-Wan) was recast for the prequels, and Obi-Wan never had as much screen time in episodes IV to VI as Luke, Han and Leia anyway. (Anakin doesn’t really count as a major character being recast for the prequels, as we saw him without the helmet for only a couple of minutes in the original trilogy.)

  2. maychild Says:

    I won’t see it because I loathe Simon Pegg.

  3. Keith Palmer Says:

    I’m mostly just annoyed that some people are using the new Star Trek trailer and its young James T. Kirk as their latest excuse to get in digs at Star Wars. Still, I’ve got to admit I found the juxtaposition in that video pretty fun, perhaps more fun than the actual trailer itself.

    (As far as “resonances” between the new Star Trek trailer and George Lucas go, though, I perhaps first of all saw the robot cop on the motorcycle and thought of THX 1138…)

  4. lazypadawan Says:

    The only thing that’s safe to say is this new Trek flick will introduce a whole new generation to the joys of Kirk/Spock slash ;).

    I don’t know how this film will turn out otherwise. I’m sure the old school Trek fans will hate it simply because no one will live up to Shatner, Nimoy, and Co. in those roles. “Sylar” really does look like Nimoy in the getup, Kirk looks a bit too pretty. You know how I feel about Simon Pegg, heh heh.

  5. Simon Maxwell Says:

    Keith, I’ve never really understood the whole Trek vs Wars rivalry. Myself, I’ve loved the original series of Star Trek about as long as I’ve loved Star Wars – about 30 years, in other words. As far as The Next Generation and the subsequent series are concerned, I’ve never really cared for them that much.

    Lazypadawan, the main problem I have with the new cast is that Shatner’s Kirk and Nimoy’s Spock have become part of popular culture over the last 40 years. Their portrayals of Kirk and Spock have become iconic. It would be like George Lucas (or someone else) remaking the original Star Wars trilogy with a new cast as Luke, Han and Leia. It would be virtually unthinkable.

    By the way, a couple of observations regarding the new Star Trek cast: Simon Pegg looks nothing like James Doohan, and the guy playing the young Kirk (sorry, I forget the actor’s name) doesn’t really look that much like William Shatner.

  6. lazypadawan Says:

    “It would be like George Lucas (or someone else) remaking the original Star Wars trilogy with a new cast as Luke, Han and Leia.”

    That’s a good point.

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