Thursday, June 07, 2007

Classic Trailer Theater: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The fact that Orson Welles is reduced to providing the voiceover for this thing while Robert Wise is its director feels brutally unfair somehow.

All I will say about this trailer is that while not being particularly good (in that it doesn't sell the film especially well) it does capture, with impressive accuracy, ST:TMP's tone of lumbering, epic boredom. This trailer is boring (well, all of it except Uhura, the only woman in history with both a widow's peak AND an afro) but the movie it's selling is boring, so what else do you want? This is truth in advertising at its most yawn-inducing.



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