George Takei, Wil Wheaton Unimpressed At ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer


Unimpressed. That's what "Star Trek" veteran actors George Takei and Wil Wheaton felt after watching the latest trailer for the upcoming sequel, "Star Trek Beyond."

While the unimpressed meme usually features the character of Spock, but this time Captain Sulu and Wesley Crusher share the sentiment.

In an exclusive interview, Takei explained how he felt that the trailer was not what the franchise was intended to be.

"It doesn't have that element that made Star Trek – Gene Roddenberry's 'Star Trek' – what it was," he said.

Though Takei was certain that the sequel would prove itself to be another hit in the action-adventure genre, he observed a lack of the "Star Trek" gist – the very essence of the series – in the trailer.

"It looks like a terrific action-adventure movie. It should be a very successful 'Star Trek' movie ... I didn't, in the preview, note anything of the substance of what made Gene Roddenberry's 'Star Trek' so engaging," he added.

Former "Star Trek" actor Wil Wheaton jumped on to the blasé bandwagon, even going so far as to refer to the trailer as a "generic science fiction action movie" that was "dressed up in Star Trek costumes."

The 43-year-old actor played Wesley Crusher for the first four seasons of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and a later recurring role in the series. Since then, he has been in films such as "Stand By Me" and "Toy Soldiers." Wheaton also played a fictionalized version of himself on the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."

Takei and Wheaton's sentiments are also shared by many diehard Trek-fans, who likewise think that the series has veered from its original direction, following the 2009 reboot by J.J. Abrams.

Some fans feel that the Bad Robot films have been dumbed-down, despite garnering commercial success. Watch the latest "Star Trek Beyond" trailer below and see if you agree.

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