Teasing the Trekkies

If you go to Paramount’s page for the new Star Trek film (http://www.paramount.com/startrek/) and watch the trailer, a little red light comes on next to where it says Under Construction.

Click it, and it gets you to http://www.ncc-1701.com which will show you 3 of the 4 “video feeds” (chosen randomly) of the Enterprise being built. Exciting footage? No. Just a bunch of sparks. But if this site suggests that they’re going to give Trek a viral campaign similar to Lost or Cloverfield (go J.J. go!) then this is going to be an awesome year.

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  1. DougGold says:

    I almost forgot—To clearly see the video of the sparks you need to calibrate the video feeds with the tools under each video.  A lot of work to see some welding, but they’ve got me hooked.

  2. Roger says:

    WTF? We’re supposed to believe that the Enterprise was built under gravity, in an atmosphere, with welders?

    (I realize that this post may even be too geekly for Entertainment Geekly.)

  3. Eros Welker says:

    <slurp>I forget what ST canon is supposed to be.  Was it built in space or built on Earth and completed in space?</slurp>

  4. DougGold says:

    In the novels I’ve read, at least the saucer section was built on land and then flown to space for additional work.  Either way, I’m sure that’s not what they cared about when they made the teaser—they just wanted to make something cool.  The movie takes place way after the ship was built.