The folks at TrekMovie.com were able to grab a clip of one of the most impressive things you’ll ever see if you’re a Star Trek fan. To start things off, Paramount+ hosted an event in Mexico City that featured organized drones forming shapes in the sky with lights attached to them. They used the lights to celebrate the launch of Paramount+ by creating characters people would recognize in the sky, alongside accompanying music and sound effects.
The hits were there, Spongebob Squarepants showed up, as did Forrest Gump for some reason. Yes, his flick is on the service but really? Sure, it’s fine. It was a pretty impressive display of artistry and technology coming together in one great performance. Best part? Star Trek fans weren’t excluded.
In a heartfelt moment, the voices of the reboot franchise introduce the drones, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Peg, Karl Urban, John Cho, the late-Anton Yelchin, and Zoe Saldana all provide different clips for the iconic “Space, the final frontier…” intro that defined the original series. These were probably old recordings, considering Yelchin passed away several years ago but it was still a nice moment.
The drones then pick up and begin to take shape to form the U.S.S. Enterprise, joined by swelling music and sound effects. The tune of “Enterprising Young Men” rings up as the lights begin to flash in a way that depicts the starship moving forward, while the sound of the warp engine hums to life.
It’s truly spectacular in nature.
The whole thing is rather interesting but in a completely different way. Mexico City has long been a hotbed of UFO enthusiasts for decades, and to see a giant collection of drones form a spaceship in a city known for its weird and unusual sightings, is rather ironic and kind of funny if you think about it.