Some of you were bitching that the recent Star Trek trailer makes the movie look like some dumb action flick, and not Trek. Obviously, most of the world considers that a good thing, and I can’t help but wonder if Gene Roddenberry would be among that crowd. For instance, the original series had as much action as a low-budget sci-fi series in the ’60s could muster, which admittedly meant a lot of fist-fights instead of interstellar battles, but it’s not like a few good action scenes ever stopped a movie from being thoughtful.
Case in point — someone made a mash-up of original Star Trek series footage, cued to the sounds of the new trailer. I think it works out shockingly well, myself, but I’ve always preferred Kirk and crew best. (Via /Film)
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