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    Star Trek Discovery gets a trailer

    Post  AdamCollings on May 18th 2017, 5:20 am

    Wow, so Star Trek Discovery just got a trailer.


    Two trailer in fact, but I've linked the international one, because that's the one I'm able to view.

    So my initial thoughts are reasonably positive.

    The visual style could be described as a "canon violation", given the story is set at the same time as the original Star Trek pilot "The Cage". But setting that aside, the set design seems a logical extrapolation from the NX-01 (Enterprise) to the USS Kelvin (Star Trek 09), which exists in the prime timeline, to Star Trek Discovery.
    Similarly, the uniform seems a logical middle-ground between the USS Kelvin and the TOS uniform. In any case, I quite like the visual look of what I'm seeing.

    Not entirely sold on the new look of the Klingons. I'd prefer a classic TNG look (happy to believe that all the TOS ridgeless Klingons are conveniently off-camera).
    They look better than the Kelvinverse Klingons. I can probably learn to accept them. I think the biggest thing is they appear to have no hair. I want beards and long hair. Then they'll be Klingons. But, all I've really seen is tiny snippets. I suspect that the actors may be able to sell it. If they "act Klingon" it will make up for any visual differences.

    We don't get a lot about the story from this trailer, but it seems they are getting back to the roots of exploring space on the final frontier. That excites me no end.
    Looking forward to seeing the show later this year.


    Trekmovie have done an in-depth analysis of the American trailer.
    http://trekmovie.com/2017/05/17/star-trek-discovery-first-look-trailer-analysis-with-screencaps-and-gifs/
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    Re: Star Trek Discovery gets a trailer

    Post  jorowi on May 18th 2017, 9:01 am

    Here's the US version.



    Interesting that it's being distributed via Netflix overseas.

    The acting is stiff with little or no emotion. It's like they're trying to act Vulcan. Maybe it's just the way the trailer was cut.


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    Re: Star Trek Discovery gets a trailer

    Post  Paeter on May 18th 2017, 11:45 am

    jorowi wrote:
    The acting is stiff with little or no emotion. It's like they're trying to act Vulcan. Maybe it's just the way the trailer was cut.

    I felt that way too. The vibe I got was an attempted halfway point between the spectacle/action focus of the movies and the academic/conceptual focus of the shows. The young black actress has promise as a performer. I've seen her do some great stuff on The Walking Dead. But the captain felt super dry and hopefully will be the subject of that "death that's coming".

    Speaking of that alien character, he reads to me like yet another version of "emotionless intellectual" (Data/Spock/Holo-Dr./etc) I'd love to have that mold broken by a character who is like a sort of renaissance man, deeply passionate and feeling yet also brilliantly intelligent and logical!

    From what I understand, this show, after the pilot, will ONLY be available for those who pay for a CBS subscription. That's a bummer. I'd love to give this show a real chance unless the pilot completely does nothing for me. I'd like to think the disconnect I'm feeling IS because of how the trailer was cut.


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    Re: Star Trek Discovery gets a trailer

    Post  Paeter on May 18th 2017, 12:03 pm

    Holy crap!

    If this trailer isn't floating your boat, try THIS topic thread to check out an alternative!

    http://spiritblade.forum-motion.com/t2284-the-orville-series-trailer


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