While I’m not as big a Star Trek fan as probably 90% of the visitors to this site, the Abrams reboot was one of my favorite films of 2009, and I couldn’t have been more surprised by that. What wasn’t so surprising was the absolute lack of creepy-ass baby doll heads crawling around on spidery legs, scaring the shit out of the Enterprise crew. Another thing that was sorely missed was the involvement of dinosaurs. I mean, dinosaurs and humans co-existing is like the best science fiction story concept ever, am I right? Why does everyone dismiss my opinions so easily?
Well, this mash-up teaser, and the subsequent trailer, were made by YouTube user “phoenixdark9” and aptly do everything that this strange sort of art form requires. It got me excited for Into Darkness and Toy Story 3 all over again. Check out last week’s teaser.
Good shit, right? And of the many ways it succeeds, one is definitely making me realize how much better putting Benedict Cumberbatch into a Ned Beatty role is than putting Ned Beatty into a Cumberbatch role. (As if it wasn’t obvious already.) I can’t picture someone telling Sherlock Holmes to squeal like a pig. John Harrison’s solemn lines went perfectly well with Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear’s arched eyebrows.
And because one good turn deserves another, the longer teaser trailer got the treatment almost as soon as it was released.
I’d thought the perfect combination of characters was already met, but the surprise of seeing Pike’s lines read by Chuckles the clown was just right. You thought it would have been Woody, didn’t you? Say, why weren’t there any cowboys in Star Trek? Cowboys and aliens always go well together, right? Right?