Standard Orbit 113: BEYOND the Fast & Furious Reaction / by Norman Lao

Star Trek BEYOND the Trailer.

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released on December 14, 2015 and was immediately and severely criticized by the Star Trek fan community at large. Focusing too much on action, such as James T. Kirk performing some thrilling heroics on a motorcycle, the overwhelming fan response raised a very interesting question: Did the combination of Justin Lin, Director of The Fast and the Furious, in concert with the explosive styling of this trailer, cause an unjust reaction from the fans based solely on some ninety seconds of footage?

On this episode of Standard Orbit, we will take and in-depth look at the speculation surrounding the trailer, delve deeper into why the fans reacted in such a volatile manner and go even further … BEYOND the trailer itself. Two days after the trailer's release, Simon Pegg told audiences, “There’s a lot more story, and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.’ But, you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in, they’ve got to bang the drum. So to Star Trek fans, I’d say hang in there, be patient."


Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes 11 seconds
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Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan


Ken Tripp


C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:30)
The Trailer and BEYOND (00:03:14)
Being Teased by the Trailer (00:10:15)
When did Sulu have Time for a Family? (00:16:28)
A Fast and Furious Fan Response (00:30:15)
Repairing the Trust in Star Trek Fandom (00:42:34)
Being Optimistic up to a Point (00:47:11)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:58)

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