Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
Exclusive: ‘Star Trek’ Teaser Trailer Description Surfaces Online
CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com on Tuesday had a trusted source post on our message boards a description of the upcoming teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek”.
Following this post, various other movie sites (see a list of independent validations here) have confirmed the accuracy of this information with multiple sources along with a source at Paramount Pictures. Here’s our exclusive teaser trailer description. Warning: This is full spoiler information about the teaser trailer.
Here’s the “Star Trek” trailer description. Hope you can use it.
Slow Paramount logo.
Bad Robot logo.
Black, suddenly some sparks (very saturated [with] Michael Bay-looking cinematography).
We hear an old NASA radio countdown: “30 seconds and counting.”
Close up of a timeless guy with goggles leaning down doing some wielding and sparks flying around.
He lifts his googles. Slightly futuristic head covering. It’s not a space suit, by the way.
The dude leans down and wields some more. He’s standing on big metal.
“From director J.J. Abrams” (blue font with a nice lens flare).
Some Kennedy speech about space flight: “The eyes of the world now look to space.”
People walking around the saucer section. The wielders are everywhere – showing size.
We hear: “The eagle has landed.”
Huge overhead shot pans across [and] suddenly [shows] what looks like miles of scaffolding underneath.
Title: “The future begins”.
Really impressive shot from … people all over the ship and you can see a huge industrialized city or shipyard in the background. It’s being built on Earth [rather than] in space.
Neil Armstrong: “One small step for man…”
Camera slowly cranes up over the whole saucer section.
Then we hear Leonard Nimoy’s line: “Space. The final frontier…” and the familiar “Star Trek” theme horns.
The shot continues [and reveals] the writing on the top of the saucer – “U.S.S. Enterprise” – and these huge aircraft-like warp engines in the background. Technically, the first reveal of what we’re seeing.
Just the Starfleet log (no title).
Title card: “Under construction”.
Overall, really great teaser (by the definition of the term). Very industrial. I’m most intrigued by the background Earth stuff.
The teaser should be attached to the Abrams-produced “Cloverfield,” which opens this Friday.
1:20 p.m. update on Jan. 17, 2008: The first photo of the U.S.S Enterprise from the new “Star Trek” turned up at Moviefone on Thursday. The photo can be seen below and a larger version can be found here. It appears to be taken from the teaser and be the reveal shot we first mentioned above. Here’s a link to Paramount’s official “Star Trek” Web site.
Photo credit: Moviefone
11:57 a.m. update on Jan. 18, 2008: IESB.net just posted the unofficial “Star Trek” teaser trailer!
1:16 p.m. update on Jan. 20, 2008: “Star Trek” producer Roberto Orci has gone public about the intentions by the filmmakers for the “moderately esoteric and largely eerie teaser”. Read all about it in our forums here!
1:15 p.m. update on Jan. 21, 2008: Yahoo! now has the “Star Trek” teaser trailer in HD!
3:09 p.m. update on Jan. 23, 2008: The first “Star Trek” viral marketing site has just gone live at NCC-1701.com. It was discovered by clicking a red dot near the “under construction” label on the official film site.