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2013-02-04 10:26:09 AM  

Clash City Farker: This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: Mitchell.

"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"

Mitchell?


"That Mitchell is one fat-"
 
2013-02-04 10:29:33 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Any Pie Left: The promos have all been heavy on effects and light on plot or characterization, which does not bode well.

How would you suggest they show plot or character development in a less than minute long preview???


For your consideration.
 
2013-02-04 10:30:00 AM  

some_beer_drinker: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

yes. yes it is.


Yep, it pretty much has to be.

/and that is awesome!
 
2013-02-04 10:30:47 AM  

thornhill: Let's just take Trek II: Captain Kirk must stop his most cunning advisory from unleashing a weapon that has the power to destroy all life on a planet.

That tells me way more than any of the ads for the new Trek film.


To be fair, people already knew who Khan was, so you could say that and show him in the previews and it was fine.
In this case they have an incentive to not tell people whether/which TOS episode/movie this one is based on.  They want to keep the element of surprise around.

/ I wasn't really old enough to remember ads for any of the good star trek movies.  I remember First Contact was pretty much "look, it's got the TNG crew and the Borg, what more info do you need?" with no info about time travel or anything.  Then as far as I recall Insurrection was just "hey, here's another Star Trek movie.  Shut up and give us your money", along with Nemesis being "hey, here's the final Star Trek movie with the TNG cast.  So, you won't have to shut up and give us your money unless maybe we do a DS9 movie or a reboot."  And of course the reboot was just "hey, we're rebooting Star Trek, and the dude from Heroes is playing Spock.  so, give us your money as soon as you're done complaining on the Internet"

So, all I'm saying is this sort of ad is par for the course.
 
2013-02-04 10:34:09 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina


A pissed off Captain Proton
 
2013-02-04 10:34:15 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: Mitchell.

"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"


Harry Mudd?
 
2013-02-04 10:34:43 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: Mitchell.

"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"

Mitchell?

"That Mitchell is one fat-"


Shut yo mouth!
 
2013-02-04 10:34:50 AM  

serial_crusher: thornhill: Let's just take Trek II: Captain Kirk must stop his most cunning advisory from unleashing a weapon that has the power to destroy all life on a planet.

That tells me way more than any of the ads for the new Trek film.

To be fair, people already knew who Khan was, so you could say that and show him in the previews and it was fine.
In this case they have an incentive to not tell people whether/which TOS episode/movie this one is based on.  They want to keep the element of surprise around.

/ I wasn't really old enough to remember ads for any of the good star trek movies.  I remember First Contact was pretty much "look, it's got the TNG crew and the Borg, what more info do you need?" with no info about time travel or anything.  Then as far as I recall Insurrection was just "hey, here's another Star Trek movie.  Shut up and give us your money", along with Nemesis being "hey, here's the final Star Trek movie with the TNG cast.  So, you won't have to shut up and give us your money unless maybe we do a DS9 movie or a reboot."  And of course the reboot was just "hey, we're rebooting Star Trek, and the dude from Heroes is playing Spock.  so, give us your money as soon as you're done complaining on the Internet"

So, all I'm saying is this sort of ad is par for the course.


You sound like alot of fun at parties.
 
2013-02-04 10:35:20 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: What I find most interesting from the opening scene is that with those Union Flags flying, some version of the UK must still exist. ST: Enterprise certainly established that its point in time the Royal Navy still existed, but TNG, DS9 and Voyager sort of imply that at least by their point in time there are no sovereign states on Earth. I don't recall if TOS said one way or the other.

It's something only a Trek nerd would notice or debate, but I found it interesting.


According to the TNG episode "The Long Ladder," the European Hegemony was created in 2123, so the UK might have ended in 2123, but considering how the UK isn't much of a fan of continental Europe or the EU, I wouldn't be surprised if the UK, even in 2123, were bucking the trend.
In TNG episode "Attached," the United Earth Government got all the holdouts to join in 2150.  So by 2150, there were no nation states.
And if you go by the ST:Enterprise timeline, Enterprise started their voyage in 2151.  So this mention of the Royal Navy still existing might be an error or someone with Brit heritage being "bloody insular."
 
2013-02-04 10:36:01 AM  
He could end up being Q, or some outcast/renegade or half-breed Q.
 
2013-02-04 10:36:21 AM  

serial_crusher: thornhill: Let's just take Trek II: Captain Kirk must stop his most cunning advisory from unleashing a weapon that has the power to destroy all life on a planet.

That tells me way more than any of the ads for the new Trek film.

To be fair, people already knew who Khan was, so you could say that and show him in the previews and it was fine.
In this case they have an incentive to not tell people whether/which TOS episode/movie this one is based on.  They want to keep the element of surprise around.

So, all I'm saying is this sort of ad is par for the course.


Notice that I didn't use Kahn's name in my description. You can communicate the plot of the film without referencing him. The fact that Kahn is the villan is icing on the cake for fans -- enjoyment of the movie is not dependent on having seen TOS.
 
2013-02-04 10:37:36 AM  

thornhill: That tells me way more than any of the ads for the new Trek film.


Good. I'm sick of trailers that tell me the entire movie in 2 minutes. Maybe that's what you like, so maybe that's why Hollywood does it. So thanks for nothing, asshole.
 
2013-02-04 10:37:57 AM  
Alice Eve playing Dr Carol Marcus.

More misdirection?
 
2013-02-04 10:39:47 AM  

eyeq360: According to the TNG episode "The Long Ladder," the European Hegemony was created in 2123, so the UK might have ended in 2123, but considering how the UK isn't much of a fan of continental Europe or the EU, I wouldn't be surprised if the UK, even in 2123, were bucking the trend.
In TNG episode "Attached," the United Earth Government got all the holdouts to join in 2150. So by 2150, there were no nation states.
And if you go by the ST:Enterprise timeline, Enterprise started their voyage in 2151. So this mention of the Royal Navy still existing might be an error or someone with Brit heritage being "bloody insular."


Or maybe Roddy was just a drunken, militant secular humanist whose ideology polluted TNG and its spin-offs, but other show-runners find it all but impossible to maintain.

I could see Earth having a central body like the UN for dealing with the Fed on their behalf - but a true central government? As long as people have doors and fences, borders will always exist. And when borders exists, countries exist.
 
2013-02-04 10:42:32 AM  

Clash City Farker: This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: Mitchell.

"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"

Mitchell?

"That Mitchell is one fat-"

Shut yo mouth!


Jus' talkin' 'bout Mitchell!
 
2013-02-04 10:43:02 AM  
Its pretty obvious who the villain is. This is the second movie. Who was the villain in the second TOS episode?

The blonde chick with the haircut is a dead giveaway. They look exactly alike.
 
2013-02-04 10:46:35 AM  
Theres a shot of a guy in a space suit in the middle of a lava field.....did they travel to Mustafar or is that the Genesis Device converting the planet?
 
2013-02-04 10:47:46 AM  
It can't be Gary Mitchell because the comic series is overseen by the same people that are in charge of the movie, and the comics have already done Gary Mitchell in the new timeline. The Countdown to Darkness series is considered an official movie prequel, after all. They're not going to do it again.
 
2013-02-04 10:49:40 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina

A pissed off Captain Proton


Check me: Robert April.
 
2013-02-04 10:52:00 AM  

Confabulat: thornhill: That tells me way more than any of the ads for the new Trek film.

Good. I'm sick of trailers that tell me the entire movie in 2 minutes. Maybe that's what you like, so maybe that's why Hollywood does it. So thanks for nothing, asshole.


I rather make my decision about which movie I want to see with a generally understanding of the plot rather than seeing a collection of the money shots.

In fact, I think there is no bigger let down than a trailer which shows you the best money shots, setting unrealistic expectations about the rest of the film.
 
2013-02-04 10:55:05 AM  
It's Apollo; he figured out how to minaturize his power generator and wants to return to Earth to punish all the unbelievers for the folly of their ways.

/either him or Mitchell
 
2013-02-04 10:56:42 AM  
Harry Mudd was captured by Nero as a child and tortured for decades until he went insane.
 
2013-02-04 10:59:36 AM  
Spider-Man still has more farks to give about this than I do. Wake me up when we get back to real Star Trekkin' and not JJ showing off just how much smart he is.
 
2013-02-04 11:01:58 AM  
It's Trelane, from "The Squire of Gothos".
 
2013-02-04 11:07:45 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: It's Trelane, from "The Squire of Gothos".


The pipe organ in the back of his cell gives it away.
 
2013-02-04 11:10:20 AM  

Giltric: Theres a shot of a guy in a space suit in the middle of a lava field.....did they travel to Mustafar or is that the Genesis Device converting the planet?


That guy is spock.  When I went to see The Hobbit at the cinema I was treated to a 10 minute, uninterrupted clip from Star Trek.

Spolier alert!


The Enterprise had gone to some planet with a primitive culture where a volcanic eruption was imminent   Spock was attempting to use a device to prevent the volcanic eruption in order to save the primitive culture from destruction.  And yes, the prime directive was mentioned since they were heavily interfering.
 
2013-02-04 11:11:55 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: Giltric: Theres a shot of a guy in a space suit in the middle of a lava field.....did they travel to Mustafar or is that the Genesis Device converting the planet?

That guy is spock.  When I went to see The Hobbit at the cinema I was treated to a 10 minute, uninterrupted clip from Star Trek.

Spolier alert!


The Enterprise had gone to some planet with a primitive culture where a volcanic eruption was imminent   Spock was attempting to use a device to prevent the volcanic eruption in order to save the primitive culture from destruction.  And yes, the prime directive was mentioned since they were heavily interfering.


Wasn't that a Voyager episode?
 
2013-02-04 11:18:00 AM  

thornhill: Notice that I didn't use Kahn's name in my description. You can communicate the plot of the film without referencing him. The fact that Kahn is the villan is icing on the cake for fans -- enjoyment of the movie is not dependent on having seen TOS.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-04 11:30:03 AM  
Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.
 
2013-02-04 11:34:05 AM  

bhcompy: The Enterprise had gone to some planet with a primitive culture where a volcanic eruption was imminent Spock was attempting to use a device to prevent the volcanic eruption in order to save the primitive culture from destruction. And yes, the prime directive was mentioned since they were heavily interfering.

Wasn't that a Voyager episode?


There was a TNG episode with a young Nikki Cox, the girl from the show with the stuffed rabbit and "Las Vegas" who got a really bad boob job. So her planet was about to be blown up by a volcano or something and Picard gave a long ass speech about "fark her and her people, Prime Directive!". That might be what you're thinking of.
 
2013-02-04 11:38:11 AM  

Blathering Idjut: Grand_Moff_Joseph: OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina

A pissed off Captain Proton

Check me: Robert April.


Kracko!
 
2013-02-04 11:53:00 AM  

Jeremysbrain: And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.


But Worf doesn't like to talk about that.
 
2013-02-04 11:53:03 AM  

Sergeant Angle: Blathering Idjut: Grand_Moff_Joseph: OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina

A pissed off Captain Proton

Check me: Robert April.

Kracko!


media.tumblr.com

"The best defense is a good offense!"
 
2013-02-04 11:57:44 AM  
It's Benedict Cumberbatch...I'd be there even if this weren't a Star Trek film.  He's seriously one of the best actors in Hollywood right now.
 
2013-02-04 12:01:53 PM  

Mugato: bhcompy: The Enterprise had gone to some planet with a primitive culture where a volcanic eruption was imminent Spock was attempting to use a device to prevent the volcanic eruption in order to save the primitive culture from destruction. And yes, the prime directive was mentioned since they were heavily interfering.

Wasn't that a Voyager episode?

There was a TNG episode with a young Nikki Cox, the girl from the show with the stuffed rabbit and "Las Vegas" who got a really bad boob job. So her planet was about to be blown up by a volcano or something and Picard gave a long ass speech about "fark her and her people, Prime Directive!". That might be what you're thinking of.


Well, I was thinking more along the lines of the eps where Brad Dourif saved the ship while the crew was stuck on a planet with primatives while a volcano started to erupt
 
2013-02-04 12:04:49 PM  

Sergeant Angle: Blathering Idjut: Grand_Moff_Joseph: OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina

A pissed off Captain Proton

Check me: Robert April.

Kracko!


Rick Berman.
 
2013-02-04 12:08:18 PM  

Any Pie Left: The promos have all been heavy on effects and light on plot or characterization, which does not bode well.


This has been my exact worry, but I try and remember that the trailers are created by the marketing department.  They focus on what they think will get people in the seats,and that's action and explosions.
 
2013-02-04 12:13:57 PM  
My theory on the Enterprise being trashed. This could be spoilers, I don't know because I am making it up as I go...

Kirk takes the Enterprise a little too close to the Volcano to rescue Spock. Volcano goes boom and farks up the ship. Scotty works a few miracles and is able to get the ship (with Spock) out of there but the damage is done. Admiral Pike biatch slaps Kirk for being so reckless and takes the Enterprise away from him. Kirk and Co. now have to kick the bad guys ass without the Enterprise which is in the orbital body shop.  Kirk saves the day and the Enterprise with a little bondo and a new paint job is given bake to Jim Boy.

Now in related trailer news, people should check out the Extensive Iron Man 3 trailer, it is so Tony Stark!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEH05OYX0CA
 
2013-02-04 12:22:49 PM  

imontheinternet: Bith Set Me Up: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

I was guessing another Gary: Gary Seven.

He's Glengarry Glen Ross.  Raktajino is for closers.


Go to lunch, Khan.  Will you go to lunch?
 
2013-02-04 12:37:43 PM  
I'm still thinking he's Joaquin from Space Seed.  We have still not seen Peter Weller in any of the trailers, and he was reported to be playing the villain.  I'm still thinking mid-way through this movie we'll see Cumberbatch open a cryo-tube and Weller with a long ponytail and a good tan will hop out.  Then the s* will really hit the fan.
 
2013-02-04 12:49:47 PM  

Jeremysbrain: Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.


OOOr....maybe Benedict is playing a Tribble.  This *is* a reboot, after all.
 
2013-02-04 12:54:12 PM  

Bendimus_Prime: I'm still thinking he's Joaquin from Space Seed


Well in Wrath if Khan he was a blue eyed blonde, like all East Indians.
 
2013-02-04 01:15:18 PM  

Brick-House: My theory on the Enterprise being trashed. This could be spoilers, I don't know because I am making it up as I go...

Kirk takes the Enterprise a little too close to the Volcano to rescue Spock. Volcano goes boom and farks up the ship. Scotty works a few miracles and is able to get the ship (with Spock) out of there but the damage is done. Admiral Pike biatch slaps Kirk for being so reckless and takes the Enterprise away from him. Kirk and Co. now have to kick the bad guys ass without the Enterprise which is in the orbital body shop.  Kirk saves the day and the Enterprise with a little bondo and a new paint job is given bake to Jim Boy.

Now in related trailer news, people should check out the Extensive Iron Man 3 trailer, it is so Tony Stark!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEH05OYX0CA


Eh, I don't know. From the shot in the trailer the entire right nacelle looks to be broken and is almost above the center part of the engineering section. I would hope the Enterprise doesn't get destroyed since we've never really seen too much of the ship in action or even much of the inside. The trailer also clears up that ship crashing into the water...it is definitely not Enterprise based on what happened to the right nacelle.

I just hate how long they have been teasing this movie and how much longer is still to go.
 
2013-02-04 01:23:29 PM  
I am actually beginning to doubt it is Gary Mitchell.Kirk and Mitchell were friends at Starfleet Academy, yet in the trailer Kirk very clearly asks him who he is.
 
2013-02-04 01:24:16 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Jeremysbrain: Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.

OOOr....maybe Benedict is playing a Tribble.  This *is* a reboot, after all.


So a self-replicating Benedict Cumberbatch... thousands of him wandering the universe?

/that sound you hear is millions of women going *sploosh*
 
2013-02-04 01:29:49 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Jeremysbrain: Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.

OOOr....maybe Benedict is playing a Tribble.  This *is* a reboot, after all.


Maybe a Klingon/Tribble hybrid.  The self-hating Tribbles are the worst kind!

/ In "Trouble with Tribbles", they did mention that the Klingon was surgically altered to look human (because evidently shaving off the Fu Manchu wasn't enough), so it's irrelevant what normal Klingons look like in the Abramsverse.  They have the technology to make Klingon Cumberbatch look like an Andorian if they wanted.
// Anyhow, I'm betting any Klingons they bring up will look like TNG-and-onward.  For all we know Spock's computer had the cure to Klingon Flathead Disease so he released it early in the Abramsverse.
/// Tom Paris and B'elanna Torres's daughter's DNA, if you count Star Trek Online as canonical.
//// Not that spock would have known about it, since he went back in time before STO started.
 
2013-02-04 01:51:28 PM  

justanothersumguy: I am actually beginning to doubt it is Gary Mitchell.Kirk and Mitchell were friends at Starfleet Academy, yet in the trailer Kirk very clearly asks him who he is.


Hmmm...maybe it's Crewman Daniels, from the 29th century??

Or, maybe even a Section 31 agent?

/now that would be trolling the fans
 
2013-02-04 01:57:12 PM  

justanothersumguy: I am actually beginning to doubt it is Gary Mitchell.Kirk and Mitchell were friends at Starfleet Academy, yet in the trailer Kirk very clearly asks him who he is.


Well, Kirk did take a different path through the Academy in the Abramsverse, so maybe they never met.

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Or, maybe even a Section 31 agent?


Maybe Q caused Crewman Daniels to quantum leap into Gary Mitchell's body, which ultimately led him to join Section 31 at the behest of Captain Braxton.  ok, now I just need an Animated Series reference and we've got ourselves a rock solid fanfic.
 
2013-02-04 02:01:20 PM  

serial_crusher: justanothersumguy: I am actually beginning to doubt it is Gary Mitchell.Kirk and Mitchell were friends at Starfleet Academy, yet in the trailer Kirk very clearly asks him who he is.

Well, Kirk did take a different path through the Academy in the Abramsverse, so maybe they never met.

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Or, maybe even a Section 31 agent?

Maybe Q caused Crewman Daniels to quantum leap into Gary Mitchell's body, which ultimately led him to join Section 31 at the behest of Captain Braxton.  ok, now I just need an Animated Series reference and we've got ourselves a rock solid fanfic.


Since I'm not completely convinced that anyone involved with these new movies ever actually saw an episode of any of the Star Trek series, I doubt the plot of this one is going to be that "inside".
 
2013-02-04 02:11:16 PM  

LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker


Q Jr.
 
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