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The new "Star Trek" trailer, which premiered before "Quantum of Solace" on Friday, is up at Apple.com. I have to admit, I was not expecting it to open with a car chase.

I do have to say that it looks pretty cool though, and I got way more excited than I expected to. I've been keeping away from any spoilers about this movie, so that probably helps. I'm sure it also helps that, for me, "Star Trek" pretty much begins and ends with the original series. I watched a bit of "Deep Space Nine" and "Enterprise," but I was never really able to get too invested without Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the crew. I've never read a novel or a comic book either. I have seen "Arena" and "Amok Time" more times than any human probably should.

I am aware that there are plenty of reports floating around about 20 minutes of footage that J.J. Abrams screened in Europe, but I will not be linking them here, because I am still trying to avoid spoilers. It's out there though, if one wants to look for it. I am also aware that Kevin Smith said, possibly in his weekly podcast, that Chekov's dialogue had a lot of "v" words. I am a bit disappointed that we didn't get any of that in the trailer. I still get a good chuckle out of "nuclear wessels." (My other favorite "Star Trek IV" gag is Scotty saying "Computer? Hello, computer" to a 1980s PC.)

All that said, there's a lot here to get excited about. What do you think? And who do you think that chick Kirk is hooking up with is?

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