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Matt McGloin

Shades Of Star Trek Into Darkness: What The Star Wars Trailer Is Missing


Today saw the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (above), which generally has been favorably received by the internet.

We got a first look at the next generation with first looks at John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, as well as the World Cup version of R2-D2.

We got the Call Of Duty Stormtroopers, assumed to be the new 501st Battalion.

We got a look at the new big bad of the movie with a new big bad lightsaber, which might suggest the big bad doesn't know what he is doing as the lightsaber appears to be make-shift, with theories flying around that it even features exhaust ports.

We got a look at the cool new look of the X-Wings, and we got a look at Tie-Fighters that haven't changed in 30+ years.

We also got a look at the updated Millennium Falcon and the new John Williams Star Wars music score.

Well, there is one thing that was missing from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and it is also something that was missing from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness.


Star Trek Into Darkness - considered the worst of the franchise by Trekkers - saw Abrams for the most part ground the movie on Earth. We had two "geeks" battling it out on the ground - Zachary Quinto as Spock vs. Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan - with the film taking place at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco.

The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness doesn't feature space as well:

Obviously, Abrams can't ground Star Wars on Earth, but we do see the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wings and the Tie-Fighters all cruising through the atmosphere. 

We see a majority of the characters on the ground as well.

And what don't we see?


JJ, let's not forget how it all started: The first Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope trailer started off with, "Somewhere in space..." and then proceeded to show us just that (see below).

Hopefully you are not making the same mistake as Star Trek Into Darkness in keeping the movie grounded in a poor attempt to relate to the "general" audience.

It's called Star Wars for a reason, son.