Thank you whoever put it on YouTube so I don’t have to sell my soul to watch it on the Apple site.
First off, I hope the driving the car off the cliff thing serves more of a purpose than simply establishing Kirk’s “rebel” background.
Kirk seems like a little wiener to me, kinda like Annakin, and I was right on the money when I said that after the Ep. 2 trailer. Hope I’m wrong.
Now let me get a little nerdy, there is no way they would have a starship-building INDUSTRY on planet. Its just not feasible. Maybe the first starship ever built. But not an entire industry. You would mine the raw materials from asteroids in space, use orbital refineries and factories, and assemble it in space. Saves you the enormous amounts of energy it would take to get something like that away from Earth’s gravity. Its just wasteful and stupid to build one on planet.
Why do I say “industry” when it only shows building one ship? Well, for one thing, many other ships are shown later. And something that size is not your first starship. It would be like making your first stab at building a classic sailing ship be a 150 gun ship of the line. No. Not happening. So if you’re making all these starships, where do you get the raw materials? You think we’ve still got that much lying around here on the planet 400 years in the future? Think again. You have to already have a space industry to mine the raw materials from the asteroid belt and moon and what have you. So why then bring it all the way down into Earth’s gravity well, only to have to blast it back out again? Unless, of course, you have found an unlimited source of energy. Which, in all other Trek, they had not. Its kind of the equivalent of hauling a bunch of trees to Arizona to make that ship of the line I mentioned earlier, then having to roll it all the way to the ocean to launch it. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it?
So, to sum up. Starship industry on planet is stupid, Kirk looks like a wiener.
On the positive side, Zachary Quinto looks to be an excellent Spock. I look forward to that. And I think Simon Pegg will be a very entertaining Scotty. 100 bucks says there’s an “I canna do it Captain” line in the movie.