Ever since I was conned by this fake Star Wars clip, I’ve been reasonably cautious regarding what trailers are genuine and what ones aren’t. For the most part I’ve avoided Dark Knight ones without genuine links with involved parties and I’m following much the same process here. Alas, a fake Star Trek trailer has been “leaked” onto the web…
Having said that, the current fake (seen above, courtesy of TrekMovie.com) is pretty cool. Generally you can tell a fake because you don’t really get to see anything, if a studio is going to pour millions of dollars into a project at least give it some good press eh? You can tell this one is fake because you don’t really see anything other than a visually pleasing jaunt through the Sol system (Trekkie speak) and a look at the enterprise at a space dock, well that and Daniel Broadway (A regular on the site, apparently) admits on the site that it’s a fake.
The J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek has certainly got some potential, and rumors of a Shatner return continue to excite fans, but it must be said the time for some sort of trailer must be rapidly approaching. I admit that while the release date remains around a year away something to whet the appetites of Trek fans wouldn’t go amiss. So for all you Trekkies out there, I come bearing a gift to tide you over until the arrival of either a trailer or the film itself. See here — while you’re at it, live long and prosper.
You can also catch the real trailer running in front of Cloverfield on January 18.