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Star Trek XI Trailer

I shared the HD version of this on my link blog a couple of days ago – but the trailer has now turned up on YouTube too in a version that wasn’t filmed by someone in a cinema on their mobile phone…

For those not aware, this is a definite change of direction for the Star Trek movies in that they’ve handed control to a totally new team, and aside from Leonard Nimoy, no original cast members are involved – and William Shatner is still moaning about his character having been killed off

J.J.Abrams has already stated that almost any way to involve Shatner into the movie would feel like a transparent fanboy attempt just to get him in. Certainly that bodes well for the movie having a good story rather than being like some sort of fan movie at a convention. You can watch a video of J.J.Abrams talking about his ideas on storytelling in a TED video that I linked to a couple of weeks ago. The wikipedia article on the film is keeping pretty up to date with casting and production details.

Anyway, the trailer takes a few cues from the opening titles of Star Trek: Enterprise with soundbytes from the space race in the 1960’s layering into Leonard Nimoy delivering a very familiar line as the camera pans over the Enterprise. Certainly watching this the change of direction is pretty clear, and I’m looking forward to what J.J.Abrams makes of the franchise.

A Day to Go…

For those of you without access to Sky or Virgin Media, here is the full trailer for the new series of Doctor Who that is currently running on BBCi – but not on Freeview.

The trailer only runs for ninety seconds, but crams a lot in. We get to see some flying Dalek destruction, some scary looking walking scarecrows, lots of pigs running around and someone that looks like the Doctor saying that he isn’t the Doctor amongst other things. We also get a whistle-stop run through some of the guest stars who are turning up this time around, including Michelle Collins, Derek Jacobi toasting Utopia, a brief snippet of the Doctor apparently marrying Jessica Stevenson, John Simm looking really smarmy and of course John Barrowman is back as Captain Jack. The most intriguing snippet though is a couple of shots of someone who looks rather like Denzel Washington – an actor linked with the US revival of the series back in the nineties. He pops up at about 23 seconds, and again at 43 seconds. Having said that, since I suspect a cameo by such a high profile actor would probably have been picked up by the press by now, it probably isn’t. Sure looks like him though…