Geekery: New ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Trailer


Lots of Trek news – including an Axanar update – broke over the weekend – come catch up!

First off: it looks like Paramount fired the bunch that edited the first trailer, and has given Star Trek: Beyond the sweeping space battle filled trailer it deserves…

Reports are saying that the ship at the end is an NX class. Those were in operation before the Prime Directive… this could actually be interesting.

The trailer was debuted at a fan event that was held in the studio where TOS was filmed. Paramount also showed off the new official posters – that demonstrate the split personality marketing style we’ve seen in the trailers pretty clearly.

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Those lucky enough to attend got a 10 minute preview of the movie, and a Q/A with JJ AbramsJustin LinChris PineZachary Quinto, and Karl Urban. Which is where this second bit of news comes in. Apparently Lin and Abrams are fan film supporters. Abrams had this to say about the Axanar lawsuit during one of those sessions:

“A few months back there was a fan film, Axonar, that was getting made and there was this lawsuit that happened between the studio and these fans and Justin, I’ll tell the story because he probably wouldn’t, was sort of outraged by this as a long time fan. We started talking about it and realized this was not an appropriate way to deal with the fans.

The fans should be celebrating this thing. Fans of Star Trek are part of this world. So he went to the studio and pushed them to stop this lawsuit and now, within the next few weeks, it will be announced this is going away, and that fans would be able to continue working on their project”

Alec Peters – Axanar’s executive producer – released this statement the day after:

1. Even though we’re really excited by what JJ Abrams and Justin Lin shared at last night’s Star Trek Beyond event, the lawyers need to do their work (on both sides) before the lawsuit is officially resolved. This means we need to make sure we still meet all of the required filing deadlines for responses, etc. which we will (this takes a great deal of Alec and Winston & Strawn’s time).

2. CBS also tweeted that they are working on guidelines for all fan films – we’re anxious to see what those guidelines say and make sure we have a clear idea of what needs to be done to meet those expectations.

3. Once those two things are done, we have to get our team together to assess our current situation, determine what can be made (e.g. can we go with a current version of the script or do we need to change it), and take an inventory of what resources we have in-place to get it done.

Axanar’s full release is looking more likely. It will be interesting to see what kind of deals the lawyers bang out in the next few weeks.


Star Trek: Beyond is due out July 22

Has the new trailer changed minds out there? 

  • Joyous_Oblivion

    Anyone else notice the NX Class at the very end? Colour me intrigued 😀

    • Jonathan B.

      I can’t find “intrigued” in my Crayola box.

      • Joyous_Oblivion

        That’s too bad, wicked colour 😉

      • euansmith

        I’ve got some Curious Yellow if that helps?

  • euansmith

    “Before the Prime Directive…”, so business as usual for James T Kirk.

    • Mud_Duck

      What?!? Isn’t that “I follow my little head.”

  • Jonathan B.

    And the new Enterprise was just starting to grow on me. Let me guess, the next movie will have them go back in time to the 21st century, where they will save the humpback whales and bring them to the future. And Zachary Quinto will wear a bathrobe for nearly the whole movie.

  • david

    If that NX is the 01 well its payback! if these new badguys take out the Enterprise, it’ll take another to beat them.

    • Joyous_Oblivion

      Who knows it could be! Well it couldn’t be based on trek canon but they’ve shown no hesitation at destroying that lol. Likely just another NX class that ended up getting modded then mothballed.

  • D. B.

    I fully got that Simon Pegg hated the original trailer for the movie. This here, on the other hand… and that was an NX-class!

    This could get very interesting.

    • Given the space between the two trailers, and how different they are in tone I’m betting Pegg had some meetings with marketing.

      • D. B.

        Which would only make more awesome.

  • Dusty

    I’m really looking forward to this flick.

  • euansmith

    Justin Lin? So that blue light in the nacelles, that’s not plasma? Its been a Nitrous Oxide System all along.

  • More stupid popcorn action, exactly what Star Trek always has stood for! Wohoo!

  • Vomkrieg

    Weird hearing Shohreh Aghdashloo as the voice over in the middle of the trailer. I really associate her with “The Expanse”, which if you are a fan of Sci-Fi, I highly recommend watching.

    • She’s a member of the High Command of the Federation – last addition in casting was confirmed in March.

      • Vomkrieg

        Heh, so basically the same thing as she is in the Expanse, where she plays the deputy secretary of the United nations of Earth.

        I doubt she will get as much spotlight as she does in expanse, she’s pretty awesome in that.

  • markdawg

    I have to say I am not in to this at all as a Trek Fan. The Enterprise gets blow up again how about we see the Enterprise do well for once it’s been almost blown up in the first and second movies.

    You can have good action in a Trek movie but it also has to be more.

  • Heinz Fiction

    After the terrible “Into Darkness” I’llprobably won’t watch this in TV let alone in the cinema…

  • James Mcclennan

    as a huge trek fan. This reboot has been a massive disappointment.
    They could have done so much more.
    The first was a nice starter then they tired to cash in with khan in the second and then this, should of just gone strait to the Klingon war. Huge ship battles.