At first I thought this latest trailer for the Star Trek video game was going to be the worst thing ever. My mistake, you see, was forgetting this is William Shatner. William. Shatner. In this "Shatner vs. Gorn" trailer we see Kirk and one of his classic enemies recreate potentially the worst fight scene ever watched on television. It's okay, because the gorn will be the antagonist species in the Star Trek game. Or whatever.
Seriously, there doesn't even need to be a game for this trailer to be amazing. If they took out the game part of it, I'd still be just as amazed. I'm thankful, however, that it is associated with a game, because that means I can share it here with everyone. The Shatner vs. Gorn fight scene is one of the most iconic moments of the original series. Really, if all you watch of Star Trek is this one classic fight scene, then you've done well.
Star Trek, the game that is, will be released on April 23 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The title is a co-op focused third person action game, which really seems right up Shatner and the gorn's alley. Not wonder they're playing it together. Why they'd fight over a co-op game though... It's also notable that Shatner is playing his own character. Yup. Hopefully this game is good, it's kind of hard to tell.
Star Trek: Into Darkness, the movie, will be released on May 17.