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Trailer Tuesday: Star Trek

As William Shatner and what remains of his original Enterprise crew grow increasingly older, Paramount has had to consider what it could do to reboot the popular Star Trek franchise. The answer: Go back in time and show Kirk and company when they were young so the franchise could snare a new generation of both actors and hopefully fans. The result is J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (also know as Start Trek Zero or Star Trek XI ) that's set to look at how the crew of the Enterprise first got together. I have yet to be impressed by Abrams ( Cloverfield was a bust for me and Lost never really hooked me) but I will go see any film with Simon Pegg (of Shaun of the Dead fame). Pegg plays the young Scotty while Chris Pine takes on Kirk and and Heroes ' Zachary Quinto is Spock. Here's the second trailer courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Matthew C. Scallon
November 25, 2008 at 07:55 PM
Far be it from me to tell Paramount how to ret-conn such a moneymaking fanchise as Star Trek, but was there no attempt at all to look at how to develop the Enterprise prequel? BTW, is it just me, or does the trailer look like the cast of "One Tree Hill" on a Universal Studios ride?


Teen Critics
November 26, 2008 at 12:06 AM
I await the film with some concerns but am looking forward to Simon Pegg. Your assessment of the trailer sounds pretty accurate.