Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar trailer is more Star Trek than Star Trek


Hot off the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan finally lifts the veil on his latest project – Interstellar, a (seemingly) touching tale of the first people to travel through a wormhole.

As the headline says, I felt a powerful Roddenberry-esque vibe during the VO – more than either of the two recent Trek films. The idea of pushing boundaries, of never being satisfied with what we’ve accomplished is such a Trek mindset that it makes my heart skip a beat. Hell, “to make the unknown… known” is essentially “To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before 2K13.”

It’s a theme touched upon in several episodes of Trek, but also a tad in the First Contact movie and definitely in the original Motion Picture; just expect a sllllowwwwww journey into the unknown in the latter.

The films stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and of course Michael Cain. It’s also a weird joint venture between Paramount and Warner Bros that includes all kinds of side deals and distribution rights. Can you believe Warner (allegedly) gave up some juice for both Friday the 13th and a future South Park movie just to be involved with Interstellar?

But yeah – exciting to see Nolan’s next venture is yet another intense, thought-provoking adventure. Can’t wait!


10 thoughts on “Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar trailer is more Star Trek than Star Trek

  1. My friend worked on a portion of this. Some of it was filmed just outside my city, probably the farmland stuff that’s shown.
    That’s about all I know about it though, considering the trailer doesn’t really show anything.

  2. Brett is in eternal awe of space travel and the beyond.

    The trailer itself is pretty but tells me shit about the film itself.

  3. So is this basically a sequel to the Astronaut Farmer?

    Can can that”one year from now” be taken as the release date?

  4. Not exactly a super revealing trailer, but nevertheless I’m very much interested. Despite not liking “The Dark Knight Rises” and firmly seeing it as Nolan’s weakest film, I still very much count Nolan as one of my favorite current directors, and more so when they are original projects in which they are stories he clearly wants to tell, and not something he felt bound to do because of a contract or pressure.

    Little as the trailer has shown us though, not sure I like seeing shots of the main character driving around in a farm very much…. If this is going to be a sci-fi film, I’d rather they focused wholly on that, and not waste time showing anything from earth, specially something so rural that kinda clashes with the idea of humanity being technologically advanced enough to be able to travel trough a wormhole. Of course, I still know nothing concrete, so I’ll just have to trust Nolan with this.

    1. I’m with you on TDKR, its to date the only Nolan movie I’ve found to be dissapointing in any degree. Luckily Interstellar is apparently being written by Chris and Jonathan Nolan, so no David Goyer this time around, if that makes you feel better.

  5. Definitely get the feeling he will be trying to inspire people to look toward the stars based on that fantastic teaser, certainly evokes Star Trek for me as well Mr. Elston.

  6. The trailer was very meh towards the actual story of what is going to happen in the movie. Sure the speech was cool and evoked a Trek feeling of discovery. But a script I read makes it sound like one rather large cluster fuck. But most of Nolans movies are like that, and are still pretty good.

    I can see this being a great adventure film with a crazy plot. Or as a film where no one cares about the impossible plot but ‘oooh ahhh’s at the pretty CGI and zero G fucking. Only time will tell.

  7. Saw this before the Hobbit on Friday night. It being Nolan and all, I’m super excited despite knowing next to nothing of the plot. The Trek comparison is a pretty good one though to be honest. Good thinking Mr Elston

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