Sunday, March 1, 2009

New Trailer Description and Wondercon 09 Q&A

Wondercon '09 convention is being held this weekend and the new Star Trek movie played a part in the fun. As part of the convention, attendees got to see the new trailer a week early and participate in a Q&A session with director JJ Abrams, producer Bryan Burk, writer Roberto Orci, and stars Chris Pine (Kirk), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Zachary Quinto (Spock).

The new trailer is reported to be a mix of new and old footage, often the new footage providing more snippets of scenes from the previous trailer such as the conversation between Captain Pine and Kirk, Vulcan under attack, Nero's motivation and just a hint of how Nero is a time traveler. It heavily features more on Kirk's revised back-story thanks to Nero's interference, space battles, and fighting.

Based on the reports the main goal of the session was to assure Trekkies that this film doesn't spit on Star Trek canon but with the caveat that it’s not perfect in that regard, pointing out that the Original Series had contradictions. Also it appears the film is 100% locked as Quinto mentioned that he couldn't speak for 20 minutes afterwards. Basically it was a huge selling session and very little was said that had not been heard before.

I am still sticking to my guns that this movie formally launches the Star Trek 2.0 universe that is considered to run in parallel with the Original Series universe, the universe "created" as a result of Nero going back in time to exact revenge against Kirk, Spock and Vulcan for the death of his family (per Star Trek Countdown). To read all a description of the trailer and the Q&A panel, use the links below.

io9 | Newsarama | Trailer Description | Panel Report and Pictures | AICN Coverage

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