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Monday February 2, 2009 3:16 pm

Star Trek: Super Bowl TV Spot

Posted by David Torres Categories: Editorials, Movies,

Yesterday during the Super Bowl we saw a commercial for the upcoming Star Trek movie. Some of the scenes were of things we saw in the previous trailer, but there was also a lot of stuff we’ve never seen. The scene that intrigued me the most was in the beginning which shows the young James T Kirk (Chris Pine) with a bloody nose talking to Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). 

Pike says to Kirk that he (Kirk) always had a “hard time finding a place in this world”.  This seems to me that they had a relationship prior to Kirk coming on board the Enterprise.  There are then scenes of a bar fight spliced in between the conversation - which is where I guess he gets the bloody nose.  Pike then tells him that he can settle for an ordinary life or dare to do better.

I find this interesting that a relationship is being set up between the two.  The only time the two characters met on screen was in the two-part classic “Star Trek” episode “The Menagerie”.  If I’m not mistaken, there was no existing relationship between the two in “Star Trek” continuity.  I blogged a few months ago about the possible minor continuity error of a young Kirk knowing how to drive a car in the upcoming movie, but not being able to drive one in the episode “A Piece of the Action”.  I got hit hard by people saying that I should get a life, but this relationship between Kirk and Pike is a much bigger change in continuity than the car thing.

At this point, I guess we fans just have to say whatever.  I would like them to stick to continuity, but if this new “Star Trek” film rocks and it does look like it will, it won’t matter.  It’ll be a new day in the world of Star Trek and hopefully more movies with the characters of Kirk, Spock, and company.



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