Star Trek

The teaser and trailer are out for the new Star Trek prequel. Apparently it will be released next May, but it looks like it was delayed from this Christmas as the teaser on the Apple site says Christmas 2008 but the same one on the official website says Summer 2009.

This is a franchise in serious need of revitalization. I think the idea of going back to explore Kirk's early years makes sense. He is the defining character of the franchise and certainly a deep well of story possibilities.

JJ Abrams is director and producer, and it will be interesting to see if he can bring new life. He has a solid TV resume (Felicity, Alias, Lost), and one of the writers on my favorite 'guilty pleasure' movie, Armageddon (I'm looking at you Ross).

I'm cautiously optimistic. We'll see.