nine minutes!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Temis the Vorta, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Vektor

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    I'd be interested to know if this was JJ's idea or Paramount's. Wouldn't surprise me if the Star Wars Episode 7-9 announcement factored into this, the nine minutes being a way to recapture some lost thunder for Trek XII. Not to say that they needed to--I think Trek XII will be plenty high-profile when the time comes--but it does strike me as the kind of consideration a studio suit would tend to make, for good or ill.
     
  2. Spock/Uhura Fan

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    ^ A good point. I don't think this was his idea, the same way having a contest where fans get added into the background of STID wasn't his idea either, but the Studio's.
     
  3. lurok

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    Sheesh. All this quivering with anticipation. It will have spaceships and pretty people in rainbow colors. Nuff said.
     
  4. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Exactly.

    If I'm "Joe Star Trek Fan", then I know the film is coming out next May -- and while telling me stuff about the film 6 months before it comes out is good for me, it won't really make a difference in May. I'm seeing it May whether you promoted it in October/November or not.

    If I'm "Joe Movie-Goer" then heavily promoting the film now is irrelevant, because I don't care what's coming out 6 months from now -- I only want to know what coming out in the next few weeks. If I see ads a month or two before it comes out (and maybe a super bowl ad to kick the whole thing off -- no pun intended), then that's good enough for me.
     
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  5. R. Star

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    Yes, the grand new announcement, what everyone wants to see!

    Episode VII

    STAR WARS VS STAR TREK

    I wonder which fanbase that would piss off more? :p
     
  6. Urgent Sky

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    No IMAX theaters anywhere near me.

    I guess I'll just go to Ain't It Cool News the next day and read someone's half-illiterate description of what they saw. :(
     
  7. M'Sharak

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    Perhaps.

    However, wasn't it at about this point in the cycle last time around that there was a special press screening at which twenty minutes (four complete scenes) were shown?
     
  8. Keeper

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    We too are waiting for the actual trailer.

    We have two of them but they both suck for different reasons. One, (Regal) has uncomfortable seating & the other, (AMC) charges three bucks extra for flimsy Mylar lens glasses which blur and distort the image.
     
  9. bbailey861

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    That's beautiful!!!
     
  10. superdeluxe

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    My head will explode at the level of awesome sauce. 9 minutes of Trek and the Hobbit?

    OK.
     
  11. superdeluxe

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    I paid to see Wing Commander because it had Star Wars Episode I trailer attached lol.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Paramount obviously looked at the promotional campaign for the last Batman movie.

    I'm going to have to walk two whole blocks from home to catch this in IMAX. :(
     
  13. teacake

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    ME TOO!!

    I'd probably throw something.

    Seriously though, I'm hoping this 9 minutes is just a space battle. I really don't want to be spoiled and I'm worried a 9 minute chunk won't have that seduce the audience tease quality that a good trailer has.
     
  14. teacake

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    I went to my local theater and just watched the trailer about 5 times without paying for anything for TPM :lol:
     
  15. Therin of Andor

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    I paid to see "Cloverfield" (and ended up enjoying it) to see the last Star Trek's first teaser trailer at a midnight screening. I paid to see movies I've probably now forgotten to see trailers for STs II-X.

    Decades ago, attendees of ShoWest convention saw the "Star Trek II" presentation film (much longer than a typical trailer), narrated by William Shatner, which ended up being the only place where fans and film buffs saw that Saavik was half-Romulan, and that a romantic attraction had been intended between Saavik and David.
     
  16. Pondslider

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    If they are attempting to imitate Nolan's Batman movies then the opening of the movie will probably introduce Benedict Cumberbatch's character and/or the Klingons. Batman didn't appear in the opening of either one, so it won't surprise me if we don't see the Enterprise or crew at all either.
     
  17. Gojira

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    The closest IMAX theater for me is 25 miles away. I won't drive there just to see this. Hopefully something will be leaked on line. I wonder if there will be a regular trailer with the Hobbit in plain old regular theaters?
     
  18. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Plain old regular 2D theaters...

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    How quaint.
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  19. Nero's Shadow

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    I wonder if it will be the first 9 mins from the start of the film maybe a sneak peak of the villain like they did in the dark night !!! I hope so !!!!
     
  20. Samurai8472

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    I await the backlash when people hear Cumberbatch's voice.


    Two weeks later his voice is dubbed by Patrick Stewart.