TrekMovie has been reporting that the new Star Trek movie will have a ‘presence’ at the Paramount booth at the 2008 Comic Con taking place in San Diego. The con opened to day, revealing the presence takes up half the booth. The ‘under construction’ theme is in full force with girls handing out construction jobs and new promotional items tied into the new Star Trek movie. Plus there is a new Star Trek-related website (with a possible new image).
Half Paramount’s booth dedicated to Trek
Just as we reported in our Comic Con Guide, Paramount has dedicated half of their booth to just Star Trek with a number of promotions going on. The posters announced last week (the four small sized posters, with one cast member each) were being handed out in the main booth along with other Paramount stuff from other films. On Thursday they ran out of Star Trek posters early on, but were said to have more for the rest of the con. Star Trek poster images also showed up on the big LCD displays around the booth. Due to the booth not being that big to begin, there was a big crowd around the booth looking for free items.
General half of Paramount’s booth
The second half of Paramount’s booth was all about Star Trek. In conjunction with Intel, Paramount was running three promotions related to Trek.
Trek half of Paramount’s booth
(note large image from Teaser trailer on back wall)
Firstly they had eight girls in black Trek outfits handing out "Official Construction Crew" cards. They are wearing black outfits with mini-skirts and boots (note: these are not outfits from the movie).
Yes, there were Trek booth babes
Each card has a scratch off section which reveals your crew position. You must then find seven other people with the different positions to put together a ‘crew team’ and when you do, each person gets a Star Trek bag (which the ladies are posing with above). In addition each ‘crew team’ member gets entered into a raffle to win a laptop computer, with a new one being handed out every day of Comic Con.
Construction crew badge
Collect a crew, win a bag
Yesterday TrekMovie reported that there was going to be another Star Trek poster related to Comic Con and today we found out what that is: it is the same poster revealed last week, but super-sized. This promotional item also requires another card being handed out. The card shows the four quadrant poster of the new crew which gets you the full sized ‘one sheet’ poster that combines the four smaller posters being handed out on the other side of the Paramount booth (as noted above). The catch is that you don’t get the poster at Comic Con. Instead you fill out a form on a laptop and the poster will be mailed to you.
This card gets you a full sized Star Trek poster (just not at the con)
New website + new image from the Enterprise?
Again all of these promotions are being done with chip-maker Intel who have also put up a new Star Trek related website, boldlygo.intel.com. So far you can only get a download version of the poster at the site, but the site does sport an interesting corridor image. It is rendered in CGI so it certainly is not an actual picture, but it may represent a real image from the Enterprise. It is different than the image that came from the ncc-1701.com viral site. It also looks a lot like an NX-01 corridor. So it is possibly just something Intel did and has nothing to do with the movie.
Win a Bad Robot
Watching the Trek trailer (or any JJ Abrams show) and you become familiar with the little red ‘bad robot.’ This robot has now been made into a replica collectible, which is being given away and the regular part of the Paramount booth. Just ask the nice lady to scan your pass and you enter the contest
How can something so adorable be bad?
So that’s it for the Star Trek movie and Comic Con 2008. We got the new poster (revealed last week) showing cast members for the first time. Now available both in pieces and full sized. Plus a bunch of stuff at the Paramount booth (badges, cards, and bags) which are sure to be hot E-Bay items in the weeks to come. And maybe an image of a corridor of the Enterprise.
Much more TrekMovie at Comic Con to come
That may be it for Paramount, but there are still lots of things to report on regarding Books, Toys, Trek celebs and more. So keep coming back for more TrekMovie Comic Con 2008 updates.