Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after the German language version of the new Star Trek Beyond trailer leaked out to the Internet, Paramount has released the full English language version. Now I am sure that there will be a lot of moaning and groaning from the old school trekkers. I find myself wondering what happened when faced with all that music and action filled scenes laced with slightly forced humor. Many folks will be asking if this is their father’s Star Trek, or my Star Trek as the age case may be.
Let me clue you in then… it isn’t. Gone are the undertones of social issues that need addressing, those have been replaced with a newer spiffier musical sound track.
Don’t get me wrong.. I like Chris Pine‘s Kirk and Simon Pegg as Scotty still makes me smile, but where are the stories that Star Trek told? I don’t want them to rehash old Star Trek stories, but at least tell us some new ones that follow the Trek tradition. Perhaps I am calling this too soon. I have no clue what Star Trek Beyond is about from that trailer… do you?
Things are blowing up, the ship is gone, the crew captured, but what about the why? Hell even a hint of the why would be good at this point.
All this trailer leaves me is the question… Where did my Star Trek go?