The new trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness debuted during the Super Bowl, and people are a-buzz. In the trailerÂ J.J. Abrams gave us a sneak peak of Chris Pine’s hot Captain Kirk, a very sultry Zoe Saldana and a mysterious yet-to-be-identified villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Now, I have to admit, this is probably the first time Iâ€™ve ever written the words “Star Trek.” Okay, make that two times. My point is, Iâ€™m not what one would call a Trekkie. The only memory I have of Star Trek is it coming on after Saved By the Bell on the weekends and elementary-school-me thinking, â€śWell, the fun is over.â€ť
But! This new trailer could make a Trekkie out of me yet. I mean, letâ€™s not call Comic-Con to schedule my appearance on a panel anytime soon, but I’ll definitely see the movie. Here’s why.
First, thereâ€™s the very handsome Chris Pine with very swimmable pools of blue eyes. He plays good guy Captain Kirk and is trying to save Earth from destruction. I respect that in a man. Also, with him in that body conscious space uniforms, he can captain my starship any day.
Then thereâ€™s the very beautiful Zoe Saldana. She plays Nyota Uhura which, based on a very cursory internet search, is not the name of a Japanese carmaker as I originally thought. The important thing here is the age-old saying: â€śWhere there is Zoe there is a romantic plotline we can all hang our hats on even if we donâ€™t know a lot about the Star Trek franchise.â€ťÂ I mean, if I had a nickel for every time my Greek immigrant grandmother said thatâ€¦ Point being,Â she looks hot and thereâ€™s a kiss in the trailer, and Iâ€™ve got all I need to get by.
And then there is action. I may not be caught up on the generations long history of Star Trek, but a girl can understand the simple formula USS Enterprise + Crashing into Earth = Bad.
So Star Trek Virgins (Vekkies?) unite! Let’s go see what everyone is talking about.
Watch the trailer here: