Trek HD Trailer, Reaction, Klingons

The new trailer that hit theaters on Friday and leaked online in bootleg form over the weekend has finally been unleashed in HD at Apple Trailers.

Reaction in talkback comments from around the Net has proven surprisingly varied, though the positives seem to be easily outweighing the negatives. Non-fans of the series in particular seem overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the preview whereas hardcore fans are understandably a bit more guarded.

Personally, still not sold but this has definitely moved my position from ‘curious but wary’ to ‘curious and hopeful’.

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams tells Empire Online that there was a major subplot in the film involving the Klingons that ended up being excised as “it confused the story in a way that I thought was very cool but unnecessary.”

They had already gone as far as designing elements of the subplot before it was yanked. Abrams does say that you will see the Klingon Warbird ships in the film but “maybe not in the way you expect.”