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Comic Con 08: Star Trek Takes Half Of Paramount’s Booth + Possible New Image? July 24, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

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, 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 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.

Intel’s Trek site

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.



1. Schtobes - July 24, 2008

That’s definitely a corridor from the Enterprise, only it’s the NX-01 variety.

2. Jeebus - July 24, 2008


Nah none of them are from the NCC-1701.

3. the dude - July 24, 2008

yes, looks definitely like a nx-01 corridor.


4. NotBob - July 24, 2008

Ummmmmmmm….okay maybe it’s just me, but I think some headlights are on. Must be cold. I hope the new uniforms share some…..similar features. That would certainly make things relevant to today. And it would also make me hopeful. It’s “funny” that the first thing I thought was “amazing.” Ohhhhhhhhhh….my.

Ok….and the fact that I wasn’t looking at any corridor probably says a whole lot about me.

5. Sean4000 - July 24, 2008

Maybe Kelvan era? Since that class of ship would have been built closer to the NX class era.

6. DJT - July 24, 2008

RE: trek booth babes.

I approve of the uniforms.

7. Lousy_Canadian - July 24, 2008

I want a Bad Robot!

8. Irishtrekkie - July 24, 2008

i want that bag , really really bad, dear intel, can i have one please !!!

9. James Heaney - Wowbagger - July 24, 2008

I was going to call it “ballsy” to so blatantly lift the corridor from the NX-01 (looks like the corridor around the corner from Trip’s quarters), but then I realized that (1) “ballsy” is a horrible word that would only occur to me at 5:30 in the morning–much like “correctamundo”, and (2) only a True Nerd (TM) would notice or care about the set reuse. Yes, it’s obvious to us in the Hardcore, but most people will think it’s pretty neat… and not all that different from what we’ve seen of the real 1701 corridor.

Glad to see the movie getting the mad promotion from the Paramounties.

10. TREK-A-MEKKA-HI - July 24, 2008

“I want a Bad Robot”

…that’s what she said.

11. The Last Maquis - July 24, 2008

I’ll take the Booth Babes.

12. captain slow - July 24, 2008

the enterprise is powered by intel…….we are doomed……every time they make a scan we will hear the intel tune

13. diabolik - July 24, 2008

#3 can beam me up anytime.

14. RaveOnEd - July 24, 2008

The unis the girls are wearing looks to be close to what Zoe Saldana is wearing in the quad poster (just from the sleeve cut and the piping from the neck over the shoulder…)

15. Viking - July 24, 2008

Yeah, but can Bad Robot bust a move like RoboSapien?

16. Dennis Bailey - July 24, 2008

I doubt that we’ve seen an image from the new Enterprise interiors yet. I don’t think the one at is accurately representative of the sets either.

17. Ralph F - July 24, 2008

Maybe the NX-01 has a cameo in STAR TREK.

An interesting thought, if nothing else.

18. KennyB - July 24, 2008

Man we could use some REAL INFO any time now……….sorry–just sayin’ :-)

19. Kobayashi_Maru - July 24, 2008

#2- Ha, I love this…since so many people here worked on the movie I’m glad to know that they are proof positive that this is ONLY from the NX-01 version and won’t be used in the movie.

Hope everyone caught the sarcasm.

20. M'c - July 24, 2008

– I think that the corridor is from a shipyard..not from the Enterprise…by the way..i don’t understand why the girls uniforms are black…really…but i like the new (or..maybe old) insignia very suitable for a fashion contest…is really cool…

21. British Naval Dude - July 24, 2008

awww… tha’ lil’ “bad” robot has a phazor at tha’ ready fur anyone who’s aboot ta’ spill some beans on tha’ new Trek film… how adorable… think he put tha’ young bloke who plays Chekov in one o’ them bags fur blabbing months ago…

it’s like havin’ tha’ Sistine Chapel on lock-down and Micheal-angelo showin’ ya’ paint chips here and thar’… but that’s OK… all part of tha’ mystique o’ tha’ new Trek….

A tenner say that Anthony comes up wit’ somethin’ though… well, asides from tha’ Nimoy interview we be gettin’… No worries…


22. Dennis Bailey - July 24, 2008

#19:”Hope everyone caught the sarcasm.”

My skill at that has grown a bit rusty, since I graduated from the eighth grade many decades ago. Thanks for helpfully drawing attention to it.

23. Andy Patterson - July 24, 2008

Ah, to be there. Would be a good birthday present.

24. nscates - July 24, 2008

@22 – ROFLMAO!!

25. Eric Cheung - July 24, 2008

16. In fact the conceit of the corridor shot at might be that it’s Nero’s ship trying to interrupt the transmission of images of the Enterprise’s construction, much as they might want to interrupt its construction in the movie.

Just a theory…

26. Commodore Lurker - July 24, 2008

Me likey Trek Booth Babes!

BND, keep that harpoon away from my flank!

27. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 24, 2008

I saw it! It’s a lion! It’s huge!

28. Son - July 24, 2008

The Intel website doesn’t seem to be working.

29. Son - July 24, 2008

Scratch that. It was a security certificate issue.

30. Gary Seven - July 24, 2008

Unusually attractive girls. Very pretty.

That’s my comment.

31. I am not Herbert - July 24, 2008

Girls are cute ;-) But I NEED one of those Star Trek Messenger Bags!!!

32. British Naval Dude - July 24, 2008

lookin’ again at the corridor pic… fur heaven’s sake I dunna why… but
I can confirm that it be actually part o’ tha’ downed communications satelite that crashed all afire in me backyard… I converted it into an outhouse…

Look closely along the rarely sponged floors ta’ see what BND’s excretory system creates…

OK, back ta’ tha’ lassie pics and tha’ dry t-shirt contest…

Oh- Whar’s tha’ lion???? Is it near Lurker?

33. Anthony Thompson - July 24, 2008

I’ll take the girl on the upper left, please.

Anthony, where are the other four girls???

34. Rusty0918 - July 24, 2008

I already know what Senator Vreenak would say about the corridor image!

35. The Underpants Monster - July 24, 2008

“I converted it into an outhouse…”

BND – reminds me of a deep philosophical conversation I had with my best guy friend over a late-night TNG episode.

Me: I wonder if O’Brien has to stay cooped up in that little transporter room for a whole shift, or if he gets breaks. Does he get to go to the bathroom?

BGF: (incredulous) Of course not! He just pees into the transporter beam, and it goes out into space!

36. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 24, 2008


I have two words for your BGF:

Pure Genius.

37. Dr. Image - July 24, 2008

#33- I, too, am in the Upper Left Fanclub…

This is all so not TNG.
I like it.

38. British Naval Dude - July 24, 2008

Aye… bonny good. And we’ve only just begun ta’ use tha’ transporty ta’ its full potential.


39. Beam Me Up - July 24, 2008

CHEAP! Bag looks cheap? Who wants a bag? We want a shirt

40. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 24, 2008


You would complain about getting something for free.

41. Trek or Treat - July 24, 2008

I want a bag and a bad robot.

Just call me greedy!

42. Number 3 - July 24, 2008

Place looks great…would luv to go…but alas..stuck here in TPA ,FLA.

If ya gotta go…Go witha Smile….JN as J
Please and Long Life

43. Nelson - July 24, 2008

Anyone’s browser warn them that the site has an unfamiliar certificate and warns it may not be a trusted site?

44. Out There - July 24, 2008

This just in:

Inspired by George Lucus’ goal of marketing his movie to 5 year-olds by inventing the character of Jar Jar Binks, Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has followed suit with his new Star Trek movie.

Word on the set is that Star Trek will have its first all-cgi starring character. Bad Robot, the lovable logo of Abram’s production company, will be rubbing elbows with Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto and the rest of the Enterprise crew in the new movie, set to be released in May, 2009.

“Our goal with this movie is to reach the next, next generation of Star Trek fans,” Abrams said, while holding a Bad Robot lunchbox. “By making Bad Robot an intregral part of the crew, kids the age of 5 will be able to relate to the wonderful social themes we explore in the Star Trek universe, on their level.”

Meanwhile, plans are in order for Bad Robot Happy Meals at McDonalds, action figures, plush toys, games and children’s clothing. A prototype T-shirt was showcased by Abrams himself. It depicted an image of Bad Robot with the quote, “Liiiiiiive long and prosper, Duuuude.”

Paramount Pictures hopes to spin off the character into his own movie franchise.

“I think it goes without saying, Bad Robot can kick Sponge Bob’s squishy butt,” said Ima Klutz, director of marketing for CBS Viacom. “Once people see the cute Bad Robot twister game that we’ve come up with, every kid will want one!”

No word yet on what role Bad Robot will play in the movie, but he definitely won’t be wearing a red shirt.

“I can say with great enthusiasm, that Bad Robot will be the breakout character in this new movie,” Abrams said. “Bart Simpson popularized, ‘Don’t have a cow, man.’ We envision millions of kids on the playgrounds saying, ‘Liiiiiiive long and proper, Duuuude,’ in the cute, mechanical voice of Bad Robot.”

Bad Robot, along with the boring human supporting cast of Star Trek, will be in theaters in May, 2009.

45. AJ - July 24, 2008


Wall-E can do it. Why not Bad Robot?

43: Yes, I had the same message. I’m not sure I would trust Intel with a Windows-based PC, anyway.

46. Xai, - July 24, 2008

The library computer was a Mac.

47. capt Mike - July 24, 2008

Well. All I want is everything. The girls and the Bad Robot. The Bags and the The mugs.So As Capt Krik would do. Ill take the Girl in green. Or black.

48. Ralph - July 24, 2008

That is such a cool promotional idea. Those items are collector pieces. I wish I was there.

49. CmdrR - July 24, 2008

I don’t care which ship the corridor is from, as long as there’s a Trek booth babe in it.
Wow, merchandizing! Wonder if they’ll make a movie to go with all that junk.

50. Tango - July 24, 2008


Suppose there is a transporter accident and the pee gets converted into good pee and bad pee, or pee with a beard? What then?

Same tranporter accident–Wall-ee’s evil twin is Bad Robot.

51. Splurch - July 24, 2008

That Bad Robot is excellent!! I hope they make it available to those of us who couldn’t make it to the con.

How about an animated short starring Bad Robot, to be shown prior to Star Trek? It could even have a Star Trek storyline to it.

They should at least have it appear in the THX part at the beginning.

52. OM - July 24, 2008

Q: Why does OM want one of the Bad Robots?

A: So he can use it as a voodoo doll of JJ Abrams, and poke a pin in its ass for every day he doesn’t give us an image of what his revised Enterprise looks like.

53. Kigs - July 24, 2008

I want that messenger bag!:) Any news if P’Mount or Intel will be selling them?


54. COMMANDER KEEN - July 25, 2008

I have no problem if JJ reuses the corridors from NX-01. It was not a bad design at all and looked a lot more realistic. The Defiant from DS9 also had similar entry ways and corridors, albeit with a 24th century touch. These corridors are as close as possible to a comparmental submarine corridors without all the hatch seals.

It should look pretty nice on the big screen. So looking forward to seeing the bridge.

55. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 25, 2008


I think that’s a great idea. They should give me a part at the beginning. But I ‘aint sharing no screen time with no goofy robot.

56. Houndog - July 25, 2008

My dad’s company made those bags. :)

57. Kigs - July 25, 2008

Ask you dad if their gonna sell em! :)


58. Newt - July 29, 2008

Who is the trek babe in the upper right hand corner? She has to be out of this world!!!!!! I think I’ve fallen in love!

59. Burt - July 29, 2008

I vote bottom right! but they are al sexy

60. Joel Hill - July 30, 2008

I have to say, that bad robot is really cool, especially when you own one. JJ Abrams called my name during the Fringe Panel. I won 1 of the 3 robots that they were giving away. Even better is that JJ signed it. To top it off, when I was taking the figure to my hotel, I ran into JJ and got a quick pic with him. That was one hell of a Comic-con for me!

61. Swisstrekkie - August 1, 2008

Coo this comic con Bag… please give me one…

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