Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Loved the STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer, Says Fans Complain Too Much

Corey Taylor, who is best known for his vocal contributions to the rock groups Slipknot and Stone Sour, is a man who is never afraid to speak his mind — even when that goes against the grain and irritates a few people.

In a recent interview, Taylor spoke out about the negativity surrounding the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, “geeks”, and his thoughts on the film set to hit theaters later this summer.

“I loved the trailer, I thought it was great! Here’s the thing: I’ve gotten to the point where I hate calling myself a geek, because geeks are the biggest d***s on the f***in’ internet! They’re gonna look for anything and everything to bitch about.” Taylor told Radio.com.

He went on to discuss the escalating criticism of films within the genre.

“They get themselves worked up to the point that they can’t enjoy themselves. Before, they didn’t have that. We would get in little groups of friends, and we we would bitch, and we would fuss, and we’d go to the movie and say, ‘You know what? That was actually good.’ Now they work each other up to the point that, even if the movie is great, they’re gonna hate it.”

“So, what’s the point man?” he asks. “If you’re gonna pick this thing apart, you’re gonna need to go back to your mom’s basement and take a f***in’ nap! ‘Cause I’m over it! They’ve made it to the point where I can’t go to a movie without hearing that s**t in my head!”

Taylor went on to speculate about the film:

“It’s gonna be great.” he said. “The one thing that we can all agree on is: the cast is awesome. For as many plot holes as Star Trek: Into Darkness had, I still love that movie, I really enjoyed that movie. And anybody who doesn’t, takes this s**t way too f***in’ seriously in the first place! It’s a movie. This isn’t Shakespeare! And even Shakespeare, you shouldn’t take that seriously! So for me: the casting is great, you’re gonna enjoy it, it looks like a lot of fun, it looks like one of the first [Star Trek] movies where it has the feel of an episode. We’re not worried about trying to do an origin story. This is its own self-contained adventure, and it’ll be great.”

As a refresher, here’s that heavily-criticized first trailer.

What do you think about the upcoming Star Trek film? Do you agree with Corey Taylor or is there real reason for concern? Tell us in the comments section below.

Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22.

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  • ziplock9000

    And we should care what he thinks why?

    • The Chadwick

      LMAO, exactly!

  • MrGrumply

    And who is this slipknot?

    • The Chadwick

      A garbage band with garbage music. If you don’t know about them…good! Don’t even google them, ignorance in this case is bliss.

      • Krazy Joe

        Not a fan of their music, but MAN is he ever 110% right with what he says about today’s geeks!

  • The Chadwick

    Yea, he’s probably not a fan, he wouldn’t know star trek if it hit him in the face. For me, the trailer was meh, I say meh because it was exciting in one way, and complete garbage in another. This guy has no idea what he is talking about, he just feels like getting upset. Butt hurt baby.

  • DavidDesjardins

    Nothing speaks more to me as a Star Trek Fan than what Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has to think. My first thought – who the heck is he? Second, why are we so desperate for information that someone who’s entire contribution to Star Trek fandom can be listed on the back of a pack of matches and have it reported as something of consequence?

    Click bait Trek News. Click bait.

  • Arron Bubba Ratcliff

    what in the infernal halls of Gre’thor is slipknot.and why should we care what one of them has to say. P’Tok ‘IqnaH QaD!

    • I could not have put it better myself. He should just bIjatlh ‘e’ yImev, because he’s nothing more than a DenIb Qatlh Ha’DIbaH!!

  • Milo

    This is what we’ve come to.It’s 50 years since the Starship Enterprise first left space dock and we’re reading about what some punk from a garage band thinks about a garbage reboot that has more in common with an acorn than Star Trek. What the hey has happened to this franchise?!

    • The Fox

      we let idiots run it

  • The Fox

    right, so someone stupid cant get why bad movies are hated on?

    • Jack2211

      You guys must be a riot at parties.

      • The Fox

        “The best audience is intelligent, well educated and a little drunk” Vice – President Alben W Barkely

  • WhatMeWorry

    Slipknot is the devil’s spawn and so is JJ Abrams.

    • Krazy Joe

      Except JJ Abrams has given us so many excellent movies like Star Trek XI, Force Awakens, Mission Impossible III, Super 8…….

  • Matthew BR Sims

    Great! This random guy (who has nothing to do with Star Trek btw) says that, in order to enjoy the new Star Trek films, we simply have to switch our brains off and “shouldn’t take [it] so seriously!” Sorry, but no. Talk about damning with faint praise. Why can’t a film be exciting, emotionally-driven AND make sense? Why is that so much to ask? This is the kind of lazy, cowardly and brainless attitude that attempts to squash and suppress any legitimate complaints or questions, hand-waiving them away dismissively with “JUST STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE AND ENJOY IT!”. Star Trek fans complain because they care. We care precisely because we love Star Trek so much, and hate to see it reduced to a mindless, pandering, overly-simplistic and nonsensical homogenised popcorn action flick. Even the most action-heavy and “blockbuster” of the original films, First Contact and Nemesis, had SOME level of thought, care and subtlety put into them. The new films just reek of laziness and a lack of respect for what made Star Trek great science fiction.

  • ¡David Oakes! 

    All these comments are exactly what he was talking about. Good job.

    • Conrad Stonebanks

      We should just accept this man as an expert in all matters Star Trek and keep our mouths shut. How about no.

    • (Roc) Wayne Alford

      Agree with him 100% because Trek fans like the assholes in this comment section are the most embarrassing worthless anti IDIC cesspool of human excrement
      Warning to anyone avoid so called Trek fans they are negative, bickering, whiny losers and have no useful qualities or reason to even be associated with them

      • Todd M. Pence

        How about you re-enroll yourself in the first grade and learn how to punctuate your sentences. Although your intellectual level is exactly what I’d expect from a NuTrek fan. By the way, IDIC is a Vulcan philosophy celebrating the diversity of cultures and individuals. There is nothing in IDIC that precludes calling out Abrams’ films for the crap that they are.

    • Yes because when people are given a sh1t sandwich, we’re expected to say thanks and eat it, are we?

      You eat it if you want to. I’m calling out Nu-Trek for the sh1t sandwich that it is.

      • ¡David Oakes! 

        Nobody is forcing you to watch it. But you will anyway.

        • Believe me, I will not be going to see it, I may catch it on DVD as a passing bit of entertainment – just like the others, to be watched and forgotten. Star Trek is more and deserves to be more than a popcorn movie, that’s what Mr Neck and Nu-Trek fans just don’t get.

  • TruthandConsequences

    Yes, what a great trailer … because once again we are pressed to believe that the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” has become either an operating principle of the Federation or the classical music of the 23rd century.

    • Jack2211

      How ’bout just a fun song?

  • I read the comments and all I can say is, Quod Erat Demonstrandum

  • Doug

    I
    love how when anything that involves the JJ reboot. They always
    start with well I don’t get why nerds, geeks or the fan dorks are so upset and
    why they don’t like it… Well Mr. Taylor why don’t you play the Star
    Trek theme at the beginning of your set at
    your next show and walk out wearing a star trek uniform. Your
    fans will hate it! You know why? Because that is not what your core
    audience wants, and Mr Taylor you don’t give what your fans want they
    won’t support you or your product. The same idea applies to ST 09, STNTD and STB as it is not what we as
    Star Trek fans want and we are Star Trek’s core audience. Not you! so
    you worry about your next tour and stop spreading your
    opinion which has no weight at all in this genre. If this franchise cannot grasp this then they will continue to alienate their core fandom and be non inclusive at a time they are desperate for profits with Paramount.

    • Jack2211

      Hardcore fans ain’t the core audience. Every Internet commenter could stay home and this thing could still make a billion bucks.

      • Doug

        You been fooled by the propaganda that Bad Robot uses of the word ~GROSS~ on the receipts of Into Darkness. The truth of the matter is it did not make a dime in theatrical release and only a modest profit after home video. It was in fact an issue along with the poor performance of WWZ that placed Paramount into a financial mess that it never has recovered from. If Beyond does less then STID you can see up to 50% of Paramount get pink slips… they had 5 years of failures and lost 1 billion for Viacom.
        http://www.cheatsheet.com/stocks/5-top-grossing-paramount-films-that-barely-made-a-profit.html/?a=viewall

      • “Hardcore fans ain’t the core audience.”

        Just from an objective perspective, can you not see a problem with that? Star Trek has only survived 50 years because of the ‘hardcore’ fans, otherwise it would be remembered only as a cult bit of 1960’s TV history. The fans kept it going after it ended, kept it going by buying books and merchandise through the 70’s until the first movie was released. It’s by appealing to fans and building on that by making new viewers into fans, that kept the original movies going and all the subsequent TV shows. It’s fans that have kept Star Trek relevant as a franchise since Enterprise ended.

        You can blame fans who have enjoyed Star Trek all their lives, who have to date watched and enjoyed these with friends and families across generations to be a little annoyed when Paramount decides it wants a money spinner, appoints a non-Star Trek fan, overturns 50 years of what fans know and love and more insulting.. PURPOSEFULLY makes a set of movies for everyone but them.

        Can you really, really not see how some folks may be just a tiny bit annoyed at that?

  • I am not Herbert

    …well i’m sold!! let’s go see this steaming pile of nu-trek crap cuz this guy (who is he?) sez it’s good, even though it obviously *SUCKS @$$* =P

    do the koch bros own this site too?? (WTF??) =(

  • The trailer was headbanging garbage. I don’t care what some moron in a flatcap says, who cannot even string together a sentence without resorting to profanities.

  • Silent Bob

    Ya know. I’m glad whomever this is likes the movie. More power too the guy if Fast and Furious in Space is his thing. It, however, doesn’t happen to be mine. And I am quite tired of articles like this one trying to gaslight me into thinking otherwise.

    All of us are allowed to have our own taste. We don’t have to go along with the next big thing just because its popular. Bullies have been using that same logic for as long as mankind exists.

    • Jack2211

      Your own taste about what? The movie’s not even out yet.

  • Krazy Joe

    ” I’ve gotten to the point where I hate calling myself a geek, because geeks are the biggest d***s on the f***in’ internet! They’re gonna look for anything and everything to bitch about.”

    Holy geeze, is this guy ever right on the money! I’d like to buy him a drink because he’s saying it like it is!

  • Duncan Webb

    Corey who?