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New Star Trek Poster At WonderCon February 25, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

This weekend at WonderCon in San Francisco, Paramount premiered the fourth promotional poster for the new Star Trek movie. The poster was free to attendees and measures 11 by 17 inches, the same size as the first promotional poster given out at the 2006 Comic Con in San Diego. The new poster has the new official logo and says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" and (like the newly updated trailer) "SUMMER 2009."

And here is the latest poster

Alternative ‘Christmas’ version
There appears to be two versions of the newest promotional poster available, one with “Christmas 2008” the other with “Summer 2009” listed under the words “Under Construction” although how the 2008 versions of the posters were distributed is a collectibles mystery, but can also be found on Ebay.

Previous Posters
So far all the posters released for the movie have coincided with conventions. The first was the aforementioned 2006 Comic-Con poster designed by JJ Abrams which sported the gold and blue uniform colors and USS Enterprise insignia (now obviously a pretty big hint as to the setting of the new movie). The other promotional posters are the two 27 by 40 inch sized items given to fans during the 2007 summer conventions, both with retro styling. The 2007 San Diego comic convention version of the poster was accompanied by a t-shirt with the logo. Star Trek fans attending the August 2007 Creation Entertainment Las Vegas convention were given the exclusive inversion version of the poster.

 
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Comments

1. Capt abe - February 25, 2008

Looks cool!!!

2. Adam Cohen - February 25, 2008

Enough with the arrowheads! Show me the Enterprise!

3. HelenofPeel - February 25, 2008

um, okay… doesn’t really get me excited… just more vagueness…

4. robin alexander - February 25, 2008

simplicity, love it

5. Irish Trekki - February 25, 2008

Blast only 4th
I d say that’ll be the one they run with for the cinemas, although I prefer the split uniform one. I’m also with Adam, lets see the Enterprise!!

6. Plum - February 25, 2008

The new poster is light years ahead of the previous two!

7. I AM MONGO - February 25, 2008

Mongo like new poster better than #2 poster and #3 poster. Design go back to original concept and maybe please fanboys.

Maybe Mongo change mind on second thought. #2 and #3 not so bad. Mongo’s indecisiveness troubling.

8. Cardassia.com - February 25, 2008

All posters are excellent. All I enjoy.

9. The Vulcanista - February 25, 2008

Although the current poster is pretty cool, my fav is the JJ-designed one because it successfully conveyed (to me, at any rate) the attempt BALOK are making to recapture TOS’s vibe.

And has it really been a year and a half since this movie’s been announced? Man, how time flies…

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

10. British Naval Dude - February 25, 2008

arrrr… do I get any renumeration for hangin’ up one o’ these in plain site o’ the public? Just call me British Advertising Dude….

arrr….

11. Mazzer - February 25, 2008

I think the original blue and yellow poster is the most effective; it’s so sleak and original in its use of fabric, yet it shows exactly how the film is linking to original ST aesthetics. They should use this as we get closer to the oh-so-far-away release date.

As for the other posters, the ones with “Star Trek” lettering are just totally tacky, and the latest isn’t eye-grabbing at all; it looks like X-Man or something similar.

12. trekee - February 25, 2008

I do like it. Very shiny. I like all the new advertising and so on because it’s old TOS and new baubles, and I am quite happy to be suckered in for a handful of beads if they are pretty beads.

A year and a half Vulcanista? I guess it must be about that but it doesn’t fell like it.

So we’re halfway there then…… :-)

(I shall be in glass half full mode tonight).

13. CmdrR - February 25, 2008

meh
“Under Construction” doesn’t really rival “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” “Whoever wins, we lose,” or even “The Coast is Toast.”

This poster is ok, but it’s not going to add to the box office.

14. steve adams - February 25, 2008

Wow this looks incredibly bland and unoriginal.

15. trekkie1415 - February 25, 2008

Woot! Its a Starfleet delta! I like the sheen…

I think this is great! it looks cool, and it seems more ‘Star Trek…ish’ to me.

Maybe they could let us see the Enterprise, but only a bit of it! Like the sheen of it in deep space, kinda like the new logo! Anything! Puleez!!! ENTERPRISE!! …(sobs)

16. AJ - February 25, 2008

The poster is beautiful, but has no meaning to anyone, except existing fans. Obviously not meant for the public.

17. Tony - February 25, 2008

Whatever! I’m still pissed that it got pushed back to 2009!!!!

18. Dr. Image - February 25, 2008

Kinda like the LOST logo.
17th!!!! WoooooHOOOO!!!
(Just had to make up for the lack of “first.”)

19. Danya Romulus - February 25, 2008

I liked the blue/yellow arrowhead one but the ones with the “Star Trek” lettering is definitely my favorite (bought it on ebay, have it in my room now). The lettering is totally retro but by blowing it up so huge and cramming the entire poster with it they achieved a kind of punk Sex Pistols thing with it. Plus it’s the only one with the “Stardate” on it, which I think is awesome.

Never liked this “Under Construction” tagline. Its bland, not clever, and really drives home the prequel concept, which is not something I was hoping they would stress.

20. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - February 25, 2008

YIPEEEEEEEE another non descript bit of info for our movie !!!! Meanwhile Indy, Iron Man, Hulk all have bits of super cool stuff coming out each week !!!!! Teaser was great but we want more. Show us the ship in flight, how about the new uniforms, anything???? Hello Hello,.. is there anybody in there??

21. max - February 25, 2008

That’s cool I guess. Kind of hard to get too worked up over another arrowhead, though. I’m not sure Joe Q. Public would immediately associate it with Star Trek unless he’s seen the trailer first. Still, really looking forward to this flick.

22. Alex - February 25, 2008

Has the release date been pushed back again? The poster says Summer 2009. Last I looked, May is considered spring, and that was the most recent date I’d heard for the film.

23. Kayla Iacovino - February 25, 2008

Ha ha, don’t worry they are considering May a summer release.

24. Joel - February 25, 2008

Figured they’d get the poster changed pretty quick after the release date change. The new poster keeps more in check with the style they have recently set down anyways. Pretty cool.

25. star trackie - February 25, 2008

I like it.

Classy, in an etched crystal sort of way, yet simple. Much better than the “crystal” Spock poster of Star Trek 3. Also,all that black space makes for great wallpaper…on your computer screen, not the house.

26. maspill - February 25, 2008

nice but nothing we have nt seen before

27. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - February 25, 2008

Very nice. Sleek and stylish. I like this one and the first two. The third is the least of them.

As for the posters not showing the Enterprise yet. Did you really expect it to? J.J. and the boys are going to sit on the look of the new Enterprise as long as they can. Precisely because we all want to see it that badly. :)

28. Orb of the Emissary - February 25, 2008

I like the first one with the blue and yellow uniform colors on it. :-)

29. AJ - February 25, 2008

Kind of a waste of money, if you ask me. If it goes into cinemas, most of the punters won’t know what it is, because it does not name the film. And combined with that 4-screen sub-website, the impact is zilch. They are blowing cash on the demographic which is already there on opening day.

And when was the last time any of us logged on to the 4-screen site? Snore.

The arrowhead with the stretcho star is unknown to most, so unless they do something dramatic with it soon, it is simply wallpaper.

30. SPB - February 25, 2008

GOTTA ADMIT I’M UNDERWHELMED…

Although I think all 3 posters are great, from a less-is-more design perspective (I even own the first image in mousepad form at my desk at work!), I think most of us can be excused for being a little antsy with this 3rd poster. Yes, it’s snazzy-looking, but 1) we’ve seen this before on the official movie website and trailer and 2) it’s redundant (just a different version of the first poster) and is probably the LEAST eye-catching of the three (this one being devoid of logos, a starfield or color).

It’s time to stop rehashing the Enterprise crest and the STAR TREK logo and start giving us some actual IMAGES of the cast, the Enterprise, Spock… ANYTHING other than these admittedly well-designed but somewhat bland posters.

Time to step it up a notch.

31. John from Cincinnati - February 25, 2008

I am not excited about the new movie anymore since it’s been moved to May of 2009. It’s such a long way away from now, over a year. Maybe I’ll start getting excited again as it gets closer.

32. AJ - February 25, 2008

I have been involved in marketing and selling big brands to the mass market, and this is simply money in the toilet.

This is no Cloverfield, and it should be meant to excite young AND old. It is naive to think that showing this symbol to younger Cloverfield viewers will keep them hooked. Most of us forget the trailers, and especially the teasers, within moments.

They are better off simply sending Bob to speak with us for free until there are better things to spend money on, like the ship doing something incredible in space, and showing off our gallant crew, in uniform. That will get the moms and dads into the cinemas next May with their kids.

To be fair, their team has been left in the lurch by the new release date, but this new poster is a true non-event.

And lose “Under Construction.” Without the Big E, it ain’t doing anything.

33. trekofficial - February 25, 2008

Well wtf do u want a picture of ur mom on it??

14. steve adams – February 25, 2008

Wow this looks incredibly bland and unoriginal.

34. Anthony Pascale - February 25, 2008

i think some people dont understand the nature of these promotional convention posters. These are not true ‘teaser’ or even film posters. Those are yet to come. These are meant for the geekosphere that go to cons

35. Daoud - February 25, 2008

Now that they have a whole frickin’ year and then some (throw us a bone, why don’t they!)… How about this: On the first of each month… issue a poster of a character in one of the costumes! Something like this:
1 March 08, release a picture with the caption Nimoy is Spock in STAR TREK
Apr Quinto is Spock in STAR TREK, etc.
May-Pine, June-Urban, July-Pegg, August-Cho, September-Saldana, October-Yelchin, November-Cross, December-Ryder, January ’09-Full Cast Photo!!, February-Bana, March-Greenwood, etc.

That would be quite a collectible series of posters… And color backgrounds early on are obvious: Nimoy black and silver (echoing the current poster, and the Search for Spock black and silver posters), Quinto science powder blue, Pine command gold/green, Urban shiny medical smock blue, Pegg red, Cho gold, and from there whatever makes most sense for the art…

At least then we’d have something every 30 days new to gape over and build excitement over.

36. Irish Trekki - February 25, 2008

Whats with all the critisizm people!? Bland and unoriginal!? OK maybe it’s not the Wrath of Khan poster but it adds to the mystery of the film! this is how Abrahms works! As bloggers we’re more than up to date on what’s happening, the standard cinema goer who doesn’t know bout the movie is going to get curious about it BECAUSE of the ambiguity of the poster!!!

37. Daniel Broadway - February 25, 2008

“These are meant for the geekosphere that go to cons.”

I guess what they fail to realize is that Trekkies are never geeks.

Oh wait…

38. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar - February 25, 2008

I just can’t wait to see the final big release poster , with the crew, ships, and art work ! Come on May 2009!

39. Steve Short - February 25, 2008

The arrowhead shape patch that the Enterprise crew wore in TOS then it became the patch or pin for the Starfleet in the movies. I hope everyone is wearing the arrowhead patch in this new movie not just the Enterprise crew. It has become Star Trek. Some of the patches the other starships crew wore on TOS looked ridiculous.

40. Sam Belil - February 25, 2008

New release date is May 1st 2109!!!

41. Dr. Image - February 25, 2008

Poll time:
Fav Trek movie poster?
Mine would be Undiscovered Country, though actually Nemesis was pretty cool.

42. Irish Trekki - February 25, 2008

#41 Undiscovered Country

43. Chris Pike - February 25, 2008

Preferred the retro look of the first posters, with the great underused original Trek font and TOS colours. More retro 60’s/70’s graphics JJ please!

44. Garovorkin - February 25, 2008

That poster above is my favorite one now. Its displace the Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered County which had been my previous 2 favorite posters.

45. (K)night - February 25, 2008

I really like the look. It reminds me of the Obelisk from 2001. That is very classic, deep space, mysterious look. Great design IMHO.

46. TonyD - February 25, 2008

They can only go to the well so many times with these types of posters before people start to get turned off by them. Personally, I’ve had my fill of these types of “tease” posters. I know the movie is over a year away, but unless they intend to show something a little more tangible, then I think they’d be better off backing off for a while and starting up again when they can show something a little more concrete.

47. steve adams - February 25, 2008

Nice comment #33.
Btw don’t ever use that comment in Watts Cal. You’ll get your ass kicked.
^
You must like bland and un-orginal posters…
^
I would expect something Original not the Enterprise icon dressed in black.
Sorry some of have higher standards and expect more.

48. HMS Enterprise - February 25, 2008

Loving the new poster. Now we just have to wait for the inevitable poster with the Enterprise on it…

49. AJ - February 25, 2008

But what’s the point of getting the geekosphere interested in something they are already waiting for? It’s a waste of money.

All they can do now is put the darn name of the film on the poster, unless they are about to rock our worlds with the meaning of that symbol, and do something absolutely incredible with it. After the teaser, I would say chances are small.

50. Jackson Roykirk - February 25, 2008

#47

We will get more. The very fact that there is ANY poster 15 months prior to the film’s release is more than I expected in the first place.

They had to replace to “12.25.2008” posters with something, and this was it…I don’t think it is supposed to be “The Next” poster, but a replacement. There will be subsequent film posters yet to come.

51. I AM MONGO - February 25, 2008

Mongo think Anthony right. Star Trek fan argue about whether water wet.

It just poster. Movie not come out for another 438 days. Mongo remember first poster for Star Wars. It pretty basic too. That movie not do too bad.

52. jonboc - February 25, 2008

Love the poster. It’s just enough that says ” TOS Trek” to fans while at the same time, mysterious enough to peak the interest of non-fans who are wondering what it is and what all the fuss is about.

Anyone that thinks any type of poster this early in the game, is going to reveal the ship or characters is going ot be dissapointed. This stuff is going to trickle out, little by little over the next year, building to the mad PR assault that will eventually happen in the weeks prior to the film opening. It’s all part of slowly building awareness and creating anticipation.

So far so good!

53. CmdrR - February 25, 2008

The poster needs Kirk with his shirt ripped holding Rand in a swooning position, while Spock hunkers down at Kirk’s ankle, clutching a phaser. McCoy stands akimbo, looking pissed. Caption: Star Friggin’ Trek, Dog.

Is that what we want?

Truth is, there’s nothing that would get us out of this funk right now. They’re not going to reveal much this far out and May ’09 is creeping closer at only a constipated tribble’s pace.

54. Doorchime - February 25, 2008

One word. Meh.

55. The Realist - February 25, 2008

54. Doorchime – February 25, 2008 – you echo my thoughts “meh” oh yay another poster yippy! They are going to have a hard task now holding the imagination of not only the general public but some Trek fans as well. The production staff etal built up such a strong hype around Dec 08, and got people interested. Already I have already lost interest, no cast pics, no realy nothing besides posters and a teaser, this is frustrating. A couple of mates who are only interested in the movie because of Abrams have already given up, why? because they feel they have been “dicked” around so will see it on DVD, they also feel Abrams is being a “prat” for not releasing a cast pic, and I am now starting to agree with them. We are asked to put almost blind faith in the team, which we have done, and we have not even gotten a cast pic, only another bland, run of the mill POSTER! Give me a break, this is one Trek fan who is growing tired of this hush hush game.

56. CrazyPeopleWhoLikesThisTrekMovie - February 25, 2008

What the Hell!!! Its the same damn arrow head poster. God people would say cool to anything!

57. trekofficial - February 25, 2008

55. chill..all in good time. Read a book or sumthing..

58. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

#7 I AM MONGO “Mongo’s indecisiveness troubling”

Hmmmm, pretty big words for someone who punches horses!

59. I AM MONGO - February 25, 2008

Horse ask for it.

60. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

It’s reasoning like that which led to Battered Horses Shelters………m’yeah!

61. AJ - February 25, 2008

54/55: It’s “Meh” for everyone, and is a terrible harbinger of things to come. The teaser did nothing but say the roast is in the oven.

This is the biggest movie to be forgotten before it’s launch. Let’s get the interns out of the office and get somethings rolling IMHO. My generic corporate colleagues, and most of whom I speak with informally, have no idea this film is being made. I’m talking middle class guys with soccer moms as wives, and kids. STXI, even after “Cloverfield,” is way below top of mind.

That black symbol has become an “off air” signal, and should be accompanied by static until someone decides to market the flick correctly.

62. I AM MONGO - February 25, 2008

Mongo don’t know about shelters. But Mongo do prefer horse stewed. Mongo try cut down on fried food.

63. Stanky McFibberich - February 25, 2008

Wow.

I am now really charged up for that thing. Yeah.

64. Ralph - February 25, 2008

Why so dark? Anytime ILM is used, they go dark.

65. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

Mongo likes his horse stewed
It’s not worth getting in a feud
I prefer mine fried
It cannot be denied
Still, Mongo’s a happenin’ dude!

66. Garovorkin - February 25, 2008

How can anyone not like this poster? its stark and simple and it says what it has to and no more, Star Trek

67. Denise de Arman - February 25, 2008

Anthony#34- I happen to be one of those geekospheres that goes to cons – I think I’m insulted.

68. Cato the Llama - February 25, 2008

The poster might still actually be reaching for a new demographic . . . if people see a pretty symbol they don’t recognize, with no label other than “under construction,” it might cause them to research it a bit . . . google “under construction symbol movie poster” or something. Once they invest a little bit of interest in it, it might get them curious.

Maybe not. Just a guess. :P

69. Elrond L. - February 25, 2008

And to think, I was once so pissed off at Paramount when they couldn’t muster up even *two* separate posters for Insurrection and Nemesis . . .

70. CmdrR - February 25, 2008

The mysterious symbol will be explained tomorrow by none other than The Shat himself, on Oprah.

71. Anthony Pascale - February 25, 2008

I am in the geekosphere too Denise

we all are

72. I Love My Moogie - February 25, 2008

Yawn! Not a whole lot of effort, if any, went into this Photoshop quickie.

73. Viking - February 25, 2008

I have to agree with AJ on two specific points – why serve up what’s essentially a warmed-over nothingburger to con attendees (the very people who would be, intentionally or not, tripping over knowledge of the cast, plot, and minutae at a con to begin with)? If you want to generate some fresh buzz, add a few more Easter eggs to the viral site. Keep us guessing with the abstract; that occasional, extra little flicker of movement in the shadows which helps us to stay (*GULP* Dare I say it!) engaged. ;-)

74. I Love You Mongo - February 25, 2008

I really do.

75. The Realist - February 25, 2008

57. trekofficial – February 25, 2008 – good point but how many books until something solid comes out, just not a rehash? I am now growing tired of this movie, it should be the opposite, I should be excited, but all I feel now is, oh another person in the movie yay, or another rehash of the same poster, oh another statement from Abrams. Many non-fans that I know, have lost all interest to quote one “wheres the cast pics? where’s the spaceship? bit late now anyway, should have been some ages ago.” thats the sentiment of many people, they just don’t care any more. People have been hyped up and now its a case of “just wait till ’09” sorry but this is one Trek fan thats with his mates, no cast pics or ships pics by the end of March and I’ll wait for the DVD.

76. Will Doe 68 - February 25, 2008

57. trekofficial – February 25, 2008 – good point but how many books until something solid comes out, just not a rehash? I am now growing tired of this movie, it should be the opposite, I should be excited, but all I feel now is, oh another person in the movie yay, or another rehash of the same poster, oh another statement from Abrams. Many non-fans that I know, have lost all interest to quote one “wheres the cast pics? where’s the spaceship? bit late now anyway, should have been some ages ago.” thats the sentiment of many people, they just don’t care any more. People have been hyped up and now its a case of “just wait till ‘09″ sorry but this is one Trek fan thats with his mates, no cast pics or ships pics by the end of March and I’ll wait for the DVD.

My sentiments exactly,we’ve been jerked around royally here. And while I won’t go so far as to say I’ll wait for the DVD.
Never the less we’ve all been burned badly by this friggin change.
The arrow head crap is too old. And now A poster of the same thing with a different date?
Damn that’s disrespectful as hell!!

77. Jabob Slatter - February 25, 2008

Gosh. I’m totally underwhelmed.

Losing some of my enthusiasm here. Tired of being thrown crumbs when I’m hungry…

78. jonboc - February 25, 2008

#75- “sorry but this is one Trek fan thats with his mates, no cast pics or ships pics by the end of March and I’ll wait for the DVD.”

Well, you mght as well wait for the DVD….this movie is 15 MONTHS away. One YEAR and 3 months until it hit the silver screen. And you expect them to tip their hand now?? Ain’t gonna happen.

Big moments, like revealing the ship. Revealing the crew in unform….the first look at the bridge…Nimoy’s first day on the set…..these are Entertainment Tonight type exclusives. They’re hight points that will probably be strategically released at certain intervals to feed the interest and keep up the momentum.

Besides, a watched pot never boils, and this pot of stew hasn’t even been put on the stove yet. It’s gonna be a while, a long while, so we might as well get used to it.

79. Denise de Arman - February 25, 2008

Anthony- Oh. Well, in that case, the geekosphere is a good thing which I an no longer insulted to be a part of… Are you sure? Nerds I like, but I don’t know about geeks…

80. I Love My Moogie - February 25, 2008

I think it’s time for JJ to show us an image with some meat on it, like Nimoy in full makeup/costume. In the 80’s Starlog used to always show a ‘first look’ ST movie pic long before the release, I think he owes us that much for our patience.

81. The Realist - February 25, 2008

Filming started at the end of 07, we are now well into 08, heck it’s nearly March and all we are been fed is the same ol’ crap and sorry 78. Jonboc, but the pot of stew is on the stove, filiming is probably nearing completion! How much more on the stove do you want! This move has ticked alot of fans and non fans of alike. Why? No respect, we have been asked to accept blindly that this will be the best thing since the creation of the wheel, and we have, we have been hyped up, teased etc and they shift the release date, then expect us to swallow they same crappy poster, with a different date, as new! Ha! I’m sorry but there is such a thing as respect. People are growing tired of the secrecy, the crappy easter eggs/hints, this is not lost where people only have wait a week, these people are expecting us to be hyped up for over a year now! And what do we get for compensation? Nothing! Abrams and his team need to release a bit more info, as I said before casts pics, heck even the picture of engineering or a hall way! Or some dialouge over a new teaser! I have lost most of my interest in this movie, at least Berman and Co. released cast pics etc.

The same ol’ line of fans and non-fans will love it aint good enough any more, they are actualy loosing potential viewers/fans.

82. Pr011 - February 25, 2008

#80

Why does JJ owe us for our patience? He doesn’t HAVE to make a film for us, we have no right to more trek just because we are fans…

83. Pr011 - February 25, 2008

# 81

Compensation? Losing interest?

Don’t be silly. I bet you’ll still see it in when it comes out.

Like a good cake, you have to wait until it is baked before you can eat it.

84. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

#78 jonboc “this pot of stew hasn’t even been put on the stove yet”

Great, now Mongo’s all excited for nothing!

85. Ralph F - February 25, 2008

Two-color (classic uniform colors version) is still my favorite.

86. I Love My Moogie - February 25, 2008

#82: “Why does JJ owe us for our patience? He doesn’t HAVE to make a film for us, we have no right to more trek just because we are fans…”

Did you actually read my post? I wrote about JJ should show us an early image like Starlog used to do instead of tossing us another generic poster.

By the way, JJ is being paid to make this film, he lobbied Paramount to do it so I have no idea what your point is.

87. Garovorkin - February 25, 2008

#82 and 83 that is a very good question and no I don’t think JJ owes us per say, But i think we might look a little bit more favorably on the delay if perhaps they could throw us a bone. Like a new Trailer with some filmed scenes nothing big, just a clip or two to whet all of our appetites . if not that then some photos of what’s going on the set. Pictures of sets and cast members in uniforms. You have to admit that’ not asking for much.

88. The Realist - February 25, 2008

Sorr Pr011 – cake turns bad and bitter after a while. No decent info by end of march and JJ’s lost a viewer.

89. steve adams - February 25, 2008

Yeah #85 I agree that’s a decent teaser poster.
^
I’m betting gang at trekmovie that we get a new teaser poster at ComicCon and also some cast pics and prob a new trailer as well.
^
Hang in there.

90. Xai - February 25, 2008

61. AJ – February 25, 2008
.
“This is the biggest movie to be forgotten before it’s launch. Let’s get the interns out of the office and get somethings rolling IMHO. My generic corporate colleagues, and most of whom I speak with informally, have no idea this film is being made. I’m talking middle class guys with soccer moms as wives, and kids. STXI, even after “Cloverfield,” is way below top of mind.

That black symbol has become an “off air” signal, and should be accompanied by static until someone decides to market the flick correctly.”

Market it correctly? It’s 438 days away! You cannot maintain 438 days of heightened awareness for a movie… it’s pointless and a waste of money. As Anthony stated, this poster is for the geeks and the real push will start big-time in early 2009.

Patience

91. I Love My Moogie - February 25, 2008

#90:

Patience is for doctors! I want to see a Nimoy/Spock image now! If not, then Paramount should consider releasing some Hoshi & T’Pol slumber party pics to keep me smiling until 5/09.

92. Xai - February 25, 2008

81. The Realist – February 25, 2008

I normally find you to be close to my views on many things, but I think you are over the top on this one.

The “why” to everything has been stated, and while no one’s happy about waiting… we will. The poster is just that and we’ll get more in due time. Relax.

93. S. John Ross - February 25, 2008

I’m mentally trying to trace the history of the “teaser poster with nothing on it but some kind of visual icon, and maybe a release date.” It’s threadbare cliche by now and has been for years, but I can’t remember the first time I saw it. I _think_ it was for the first of the modern Batman films (the one with Jack Nicholson as the joker). I remember distinctly that they had symbol-only posters and I remember thinking it kind of dramatic and kind of odd, but I don’t remember for sure if it was the first time I saw such a thing, or just the first time I noticed enough to comment on it …

Anyway, the first and fourth Trek teaser posters are both attractive examples of the species, though I certainly look forward to some non-teaser designs someday, as Paramount permits :)

94. Xai - February 25, 2008

91. I Love My Moogie – February 25, 2008
#90:

“Patience is for doctors! I want to see a Nimoy/Spock image now! If not, then Paramount should consider releasing some Hoshi & T’Pol slumber party pics to keep me smiling until 5/09.”

I have access to Photoshop…. you want Moogie in the pics too?

95. TrekNerd - February 25, 2008

I wonder what the posters aimed at non-Star Trek fans will look like.

96. I Love My Moogie - February 25, 2008

#94: “I have access to Photoshop…. you want Moogie in the pics too?”

I’d prefer Dax, please : )

97. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

#95

I’m sure it will involve huge explosions and clanging swords!

Geez, the state of movies these days!!

98. I AM MONGO - February 25, 2008

#74

Mongo touched. Wife open minded, but Mongo fear not that much. Plus, Mongo feel best to take things slow.

Mongo love you, too.

99. Ryan - February 25, 2008

Is it just me or does the picture of the Starfleet insignia keep getting darker and darker? The next version of the poster may just be black with nothing on it but “Under Construction.”

100. Harry Ballz - February 25, 2008

Black like the monolith in 2001?? Whoa!!

101. AJ - February 25, 2008

95: The poster for non-fans will have iconic images of Enterprise, and Spock, and will then have the cast & crew actually doing things. And there should be a tagline. After “Under Construction” has been around 14 months, how about something really cool like “Grand Opening.” Better yet, “Grand Re-Opening. Under new Management.”

102. The Vulcanista - February 25, 2008

Someone, I’m sure, will correct me if I’m wrong, but AFAIK, JJ & Co. have very little to no control over the release of promotional materials for Trek. That would be the domain of the corporate overlords at Paramount.

And if I’m right, someone pls. confirm?

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

103. AJ - February 26, 2008

102:

I think they must have some control. The teaser is a piece of “promotional material,” and it was directed by JJ. The marketing is rolled into his budget, so he has to have some control. Then again, it’s all farmed out to agencies, and I am sure JJ sits in on the pitches with a clear idea of what he is aiming for. Anyone with real knowledge can say otherwise!

104. The Vulcanista - February 26, 2008

#103

True that JJ directed it and got a budget to do said directing. And true he has a certain amount earmarked for marketing, but AFA the actual release schedule of promotional items, I believe that’s handled by a completely diff set of folks at Mordor… er, I mean Paramount.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

105. AJ - February 26, 2008

Would love to see the flick open with the Paramount stars surrounding Mt. Doom.

But I think Saruman is a better marketeer, as he can simply create hundreds of thousands of eager punters ready to stand in line on opening day, give them a two minute speech, and have a record opening weekend.

106. StarTrekRockerGirl - February 26, 2008

Geeks are cooler than nerds, at least with the posse I hang with!

107. Irish Trekki - February 26, 2008

#106
Nerds are way cooler!!!

108. JB Gestl - February 26, 2008

I still like the first poster best. Those colors ROCK!

109. uh oh - February 26, 2008

i definitely liked the blue/gold version of the poster. It was kitsch and very cool. It was colorful and fun and instantly evoked the spirit of TOS. The newest version of the poster doesn’t od that unfortunately, its just a bit flashy and monochrome. Its space-age in a bland, 21st century sort of way. The other version of the poster, now that was cool

110. Denise de Arman - February 26, 2008

RockerGirl#106 & Irish#107- Now I’m really confused!

Vulcanista#104- Mordormount?

111. Holger - February 26, 2008

The new one looks too sterile to me. I liked the posters with ‘Star Trek’ better.

112. Chris M - February 26, 2008

Before this one I liked the original teaser poster by JJ Abrams the best and was pretty happy with second teaser poster.

But this new teaser is the best of the lot. A new spin on a classic design. It has a modern 21st century look while still maintaing the classic look of the Original Series. For mine it looks awesome!

113. TrekLog » Blog Archive » WonderCon enthüllt neues Star Trek-Poster - February 26, 2008

[...] TrekMovie.com berichtet, wurde auf der WonderCon in San Francisco ein neues Star Trek-Poster enthüllt, welches [...]

114. Sulu was better - February 26, 2008

Looks like Vista and Vista stinks

115. mada101 - February 26, 2008

Dull poster, IMO. It’s just the Enterprise assignment patch done in ‘BLACK is coolz n gritty LOL!’ mode.

Remember the teaser posters for the Star Wars prequels? That one of young Jake Lloyd in beside a desert hut casting the shadow of Darth Vader? That was exciting. This isn’t.

116. Rick - February 26, 2008

I did the WonderCon myself and experienced some classic TREK goodness! I went by a table the lovely Barbara Luna had and she smiled at me and that made my day. For a gal her age she is really lovely!

On Saturday night I went to a club with a small event hosted by Mr. Lobo who is a cool movie horror type host with a special guest one Bobby Clark. How is Bobby Clark connected to TREK you say? Well he only played the Gorn that almost kicked Kirk’s ass!;) So at this club event they showed THE ARENA remastered projected against a wall and it looked pretty good. It was wild seeing Spock with a yellowish green look to his skin! While we watched this Mr. Clark made comments through the viewing. I took a few shots and some shot vids I still have to look over and see if anything is worth posting. He was also in some other TREKS like MIRROR MIRROR, etc. where he did stunts and background acting. What coolness it was to shake hands with the “GORN”. What was also fun about him was that he is of the old school Hollywood and when Mr. Lobo asked about the remastered look of the episode we saw he seemed underwhelmed by it all and did not noticed that the GORN he played now blinked. He was so down to earth and a character! They also showed parts of biker films he was in. Overall a fun evening!

Now somehow I missed the STAR TREK poster, but everything else I experienced connected to TREK was much cooler!

117. Rick - February 26, 2008

Oops major embarrassment I looked through some rolled up posters I picked up at the show just now there there it is, but I have to say the poster of an upcoming Paramount release that kicks the most ass is the IRONMAN one! To me it is killer!

118. The Vulcanista - February 26, 2008

#105

LOL!! Sauron wouldn’t even need the two-minute speech; all he’d have to do is turn his gaze at them and in the franchise bind them!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

119. The Vulcanista - February 26, 2008

#115

See Anthony’s post at #34. It’s a souvenir poster for con-goers, not a teaser poster.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

120. mada101 - February 26, 2008

#119. The Vulcanista – February 26, 2008

Ah ha! I see. Then I withdraw my comment (though I still find it rather unexciting and un-Trek as a poster).

121. Denise de Arman - February 26, 2008

Vulcanista#118- “…and in the franchise bind them!” LOL!!

122. Irish Trekki - February 26, 2008

#110
I don’t quite know myself but I’m just kinda goin with it, Sorry by the way for my misinterpretation of your post there previously! As fo the Mordor thing, the mountain in the Paramount logo looks alot like Mount Doom!!

123. Garovorkin - February 26, 2008

I still think that when the movie hits, that that poster is going morph into the new trek Iconic fashion statement. everyone is going to want one Star Trek Tea shirts Sweatshirt.s Yes well have new star trek collectibles, like action figures Models this is going to be beginning of a new Trek Merchandizing Juggernaut and of course the collectors and the fans will plunk down millions more. This will happen and we all know it.

124. Denise de Arman - February 26, 2008

Irish#122- I believe a vote is in order to determine if nerds are cooler than geeks – I vote yes. And Mordormount it is.

125. mada101 - February 26, 2008

#123. Garovorkin – February 26, 2008

I imagine so, though mostly for the new fans that the movie is trying to pull in. Old guards like me will still prefer the classic version ;)

126. T'Lera - February 26, 2008

Much cooler than the others!

127. The Vulcanista - February 26, 2008

# 124: Quinto’s been sporting that Geek Chic look since he shaved his brows for Trek. I gotta go with geek.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

128. Ivan - February 27, 2008

That poster is Amazing!

129. Ivan - February 27, 2008

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnn

130. Garovorkin - February 28, 2008

# 130 yeah Ivan that one word does in fact speak volumes about this whole topic.

131. Irish Trekki - February 28, 2008

#124
Mordormount it shall be!!!!!!

132. The Vulcanista - February 28, 2008

#131
One Film to rule them all, one Film to find them,
One Film to bring them all and in the Franchise bind them
In the land of Mordormount, where Star Trek lies.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

133. Irish Trekki - February 29, 2008

#132
I don’t know why they cut that line out of the movie!!!

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