As a die-hard Trekkie I find the new Star Trek movie coming this December (at least from what we currently know about it), not only dismally bad, but actually offensive. I think the new teaser trailer is what pushed it over the edge from "this is not likely to be good" into OMG! territory and I am curious to know if others feel the same. Star Trek, to me, was originally concerned with the future and with hope, justice, modernity and all the coolest themes in science fiction. The cast was one of the very first to include anything other than white folks, and culture was always at issue. "Different strokes for different folks," was what many of the episodes seemed to embody, and it was all about respecting other cultures and not assuming that your own is the only one out there. Now with the teaser trailer, we know that this is essentially a movie about the USA. How utterly unimaginative. How dismal indeed. It's apparently not about the future at all, nor the possibility that anyone other than the good old USA has figured out the "right" way to act. The federation is just another US state of mind, and after the wars that decimated the earth previous to warp culture, somehow only the USA came back again. The new trailer replicates what I found to be the most deeply offensive opening credits of any Star Trek series to date, which is "Star Trek Enterprise." We were treated to the credits rolling over audio and video clips of all the great US accomplishments in aero-space, (conveniently leaving out all those of the Germans, the English, the Japanese and pretty much everyone else.) Even though in the Star Trek universe, the USA is but a distant memory that died many of years *before* the first warp drive, that series, and apparently the new movie are being re-told as just another era of United States history. Wow. On top of that, (as if this isn't creepy and rude enough), the new movie seems to think that we are all morons. Or perhaps it's just written by morons. I find this quite offensive as funnily enough, I am actually not a moron, and I don't think that most Trekkies are either. We are supposed to believe that several hundred years in the future, when the human race is exploring the galaxy with other races, and has technology like phasers, warp drive, replicators, teleportation, etc. that a bunch of iron workers using welding equipment are building the new enterprise in a ship yard in San Fransisco? These guys are right off of a World War II poster or something. The suspension of disbelief is essential in science fiction or course but this is just an insult IMO.