Check Out First Star Trek Theater Posters + Trailer Online Release Set

This weekend, in conjunction with the new Star Trek trailer hitting theaters, the first official theater posters will also be showing up at movie houses. Today Paramount has provided TrekMovie with early previews of the new theatrical ‘teaser’ posters. Plus Paramount has announced the online release of the new trailer. The posters and details are below.


Simply Kirk and Spock
These first two posters are pretty simple. One each for Kirk and Spock with the official site URL, the date (05.05.09), a delta shield logo, and the Paramount & Bad Robot logos. Here they are (click images to enlarge) 

There have been a number or promotional posters for the new Star Trek movie distributed at various conventions (Creation Las Vegas, Comic Con & WonderCon), but these are the first posters made for theaters. Traditionally these would be described as ‘teaser’ posters as they do not list the credits (or even the name of the movie). Although Star Trek has been promoted to the geekosphere (at cons and talked about on websites like this one, etc), the mass market publicity is really just beginning. The new cover stories, these posters and the new trailer are part of the push to raise awareness of the coming Star Trek movie to the larger film going audience.

Also available as desktop downloads
Versions of these new posters are also available as downloadable desktops at the official site. (click downloads). The official site has also recently added a ‘gallery’ where you can view the recently released images (seen in EW and Empire magazines).

Trailer (and more?) online next Monday
Today the official site ( has added a new countdown timer, which is counting down to 10AM (Pacific) Monday November 17th. At that time the new trailer (in HD) will be available for viewing. If you cannot wait that long, then go to a showing of the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace this weekend.

The official site for the Star Trek movie went online the week of the release of the teaser trailer in January of this year, which was also the launch of a viral site ( Maybe the release of the new trailer will also usher in some more online marketing from Paramount. You can be sure that TrekMovie will be the first to report any new updates from Paramount regarding the movie, so keep checking back.






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November 10, 2008 2:45 pm

first, looks cool, can’t wait

November 10, 2008 2:45 pm

The Spock one is neat, but nobody will know who Kirk’s supposed to be.

November 10, 2008 2:46 pm

Lets see the Enterprise

November 10, 2008 2:47 pm

Kirk…looks deranged…..

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 2:47 pm

Very Nice posters!

I cant say i’ve ever anticipated a trailer like this before lol! No matter how good it is people are gonna moan lol!

Greetings from Scotland!!

November 10, 2008 2:48 pm

@3 agreed

great chris pine and spock , but i want the big E ,

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 2:48 pm

Chris Pine looks like the Team America Version of ‘MATT DAMON!’

sorry :P

November 10, 2008 2:49 pm

I’m dread the inevitable “Dude, did you know theres gonna be a new Star Trek movie?” next monday. I swear like 9 people have come up to me and said that in the past year.

Pat D.
November 10, 2008 2:49 pm

So, the real _theater_ teaser posters . . .

How ’bout the _real_ theater movie poster!?!?!!?!!

I agree with 2.

November 10, 2008 2:49 pm


November 10, 2008 2:50 pm

“Check the circuit”. That Spock poster is just so 2254. Fantastic. Brilliant. Molto bene!

Captain Robert April
November 10, 2008 2:50 pm

Looks more like Stonn than Spock.

Troi's bar of soap
November 10, 2008 2:52 pm

Pine has got the toughest job, there’s only one Kirk. and i,m not sure he can do it.

November 10, 2008 2:54 pm

I don’t really get why the posters are in B&W. However, the Spock poster is stunning because it’s a simple, straight ahead shot of the guy, and it’s definitely better than the Photoshopped promo photos we’ve been getting from Empire. I’m pretty sure he’s going to steal the show.

November 10, 2008 2:54 pm


Nah, that’s not derangement. In fact if you go back and look at old publicity photos of Shatner, you’ll see that’s a pretty impressive recreation of Bill’s famous Kirk-the-Lady-Killer expression; you know, the one that meant, “Hey, babe, nice color green. My name’s Jim, I fly starships — huh? Sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.”

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 2:54 pm

I agree, but this was always gonna be the case. A Vulcan tends to be instantly recognisable. It’ll be the same if they release pics of the rest of the crew.
Maybe they shoulda put the Character names under the Poster in a big dramatic font of some kind, That read “KIRK” and “SPOCK” and ” SCOTTY”

HMS Enterprise
November 10, 2008 2:55 pm

Amazing posters. Much better that the previous ones IMHO. Now if only we can get the rest of the crew in the same format…

Kirk, James T.
November 10, 2008 2:57 pm

for something they wanna market to kids and the “next Generation” you’d thing they’d have an action orientated poster that excites its audience. Since we don’t know how good Kirk or Spock are gonna be – then why are we treated to yet another kinda boring profile shot???

Come on JJ and gang, give us some phasers pointed at us!

November 10, 2008 2:58 pm

Nice on Spock. Kirk still doesn’t look it for me. I hope they’re all damn good!

November 10, 2008 2:58 pm

“Troi’s bar of soap”

What a very, very, very perverted name! You should be ashamed of yourself!

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 3:00 pm

yeah, but i bet loadsa people wish they were troi’s bar of soap though

i know i would…. maybe one of those spoons she used when eating ice cream!

November 10, 2008 3:00 pm

I’m really digging the shadows on the right side of Spock’s face.

HMS Enterprise
November 10, 2008 3:02 pm


Adding the character names on the posters would be a great idea. Its true that the public at large arn’t familiar with these actors in these roles yet.

November 10, 2008 3:05 pm

Man, Chris Pine has a huge upper head. LOL. If you took the outline of his head from this poster, it’d be like the outline of the Talosians’ heads from “The Cage”!

November 10, 2008 3:06 pm

These are the first images for the new film that I really don’t like. They seem much too over-processed somehow, especially the predominance of dark shadows on Chris Pine’s face. He looks deranged in that photo, not determined. It’s like he’s Hannibal Lechter, and you’re an unfortunate census bureau employee ;-)

It also looks like they PhotoShopped a lot of extra hair into that image of Pine. It’s practically exploding from his head. In all the other images we’ve seen from the film, his hair seems fairly close-cropped. Since his face is down, we should be seeing his head more from the top, but the amount of hair on the sides of his head give the impression that he’s looking straight at us. Very strange looking overall.

Quinto’s pic looks okay, but again the monochromatic image and the really heavy shadows make the character seem excessively severe. Considering how much color there has been in the images from the film we’ve seen, these new pics don’t fit that aesthetic.

Someone needs to remid the marketing team for this film that color is not a bad thing. Lighter and brighter, folks. Take a risk and give it a try.

ensign joe
November 10, 2008 3:07 pm

“If you cannot wait that long, then go to a showing of the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace this weekend.”

It should be hitting the web right.. about..



uhhhh.. now

ok probably sometime thursday night..

of course going spoiler free, I will not be watching it.. at all.. ok less than 10 times..

November 10, 2008 3:08 pm

Cool. Spock looks MUCH better than the others promo shots they have been putting out.

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 3:11 pm


cheers :D

My thoughts exactly

Danya Romulus
November 10, 2008 3:11 pm

And…Quinto’s sideburns continue to jump off his head, with shadows and everything. What gives?

November 10, 2008 3:12 pm

Monday November 17th at 10am (Pacific) for the trailer. Wonder when it will really show up on line??? I am thinking Friday evening the 14th on Youtube maybe a little earlier?

November 10, 2008 3:12 pm

spock’s got really nice jewish curls there (forget what those are called).

you know, the traditional jewish dudes have them…

someone help me here.



New Horizon
November 10, 2008 3:14 pm

Looking good….my only gripe is that they failed to glue down spock’s side burns for the photo. Someone could have at least photoshopped them down. They look awful sticking out the way they do in the shot.

November 10, 2008 3:17 pm


Ewww! Yucky! Perhaps if you were Odo, you could shapeshift into a spoon or a bar of soap, or hey, why not a tampon? But Odo has morals. Human males do not.

I think they should have done the whole reboot “Sin City” style. One of these days…..

November 10, 2008 3:19 pm

32. New Horizon –
“Looking good….my only gripe is that they failed to glue down spock’s side burns for the photo. Someone could have at least photoshopped them down. They look awful sticking out the way they do in the shot.”

Actually it doesn’t look like they are sideburns at all but rather his hair grown down and cut into the familiar shape. It’s interesting. I don’t think these are supposed to be fake glued-on sideburns like Tuvok’s were.

November 10, 2008 3:19 pm

Well, Pine has the same hair style as Shatner in ST:Gen. That’s the resemblance to he audiences last known appearance of Kirk. And Quinto…I’m missing Nimoy’s marked trait. They could have balanced it with some make-up but as seen on the already released snapshots I’m afraid they didn’t.

tribble farmer
November 10, 2008 3:20 pm

Kirk looks downright evil.

November 10, 2008 3:20 pm

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November 10, 2008 3:20 pm

Pine’s hair does look funny. My brother had hair like that when he was eight.

November 10, 2008 3:23 pm

Re 38, and to all you out-of-date Trekkers:


November 10, 2008 3:24 pm

I’m waiting for the reboot “Clone Wars” version of the Animated Trek.

And I wouldn’t mind being a Troi toy…

November 10, 2008 3:24 pm

Adding the name to the posters wouldn’t make sense. The whole point of a “teaser” poster is to get people asking questions. “Who is that?” “What movie is that for?”… etc. etc.

Then they look closely and see the website… “ahh…. Star Trek”, then they check out the website at home, etc. etc.

It’s called marketing and creating a buzz. That’s exactly what Abrams wants to do. He doesn’t want to explain everything to people at the theater with this poster, because then they would just go “oh, another star trek movie…” and forget about it 10 minutes later.

This is also why I very seriously doubt Abrams will release any pics or footage of the Enterprise before the movie is released.

So, all of you griping about not seeing the Enterprise, you shouldn’t be surprised.

Abrams is famous for wanting audiences to feel the full effect in the movie theater itself, and he surely knows that all the dir-hards are wanting to see that most of all. So, he will most likely keep that from you so that you get the “full effect” in the movie theater of seeing the Enterprise for the first time on the big screen and not on TV or the internet.

People familiar with Abrams’ style won’t be surprised by this. He is big on drama and he is even bigger on keeping the things that people want to see the most from them until they see the movie.

ensign joe
November 10, 2008 3:27 pm

“He is big on drama and he is even bigger on keeping the things that people want to see the most from them until they see the movie.”

one word, two syllables: shatner


November 10, 2008 3:28 pm


Out of line.

November 10, 2008 3:28 pm


Stop it with the Troi comments!

I was glad when Captain Jellico told her to essentially stop dressing all skimpy, and wear a standard uniform! HE TOLD HER!

Radioactive Spock
November 10, 2008 3:30 pm

Think I’m one of the guys who won’t be able to wait 3 days for the online trailer. I’ll be seeing Quantum of Solace. Get to see the second Watchman trailer too, though I would have been ok with waiting for that.

Commander Data
November 10, 2008 3:30 pm


Do u not think adding the names would create interest? If someone walks past and see’s a large pic with the name “KIRK” then another saying “SPOCK” then at least they may be encouraged to at least look.

If they walk past and see a black and white pic of someone looking at them, they might simply ignore it.

I’m all for the hush hush approach for Star Trek, but i dont think putting a name on the poster is gonna blow the big secret!

November 10, 2008 3:31 pm

re: 37. asd – November 10, 2008
s h i t t r e k

that was funny… I’m sorry. ;(

not true, but it cracked me up ala Spinal Tap’s review for “Shark Sandwich”.



November 10, 2008 3:32 pm
Also, another note about marketing…. notice that the posters and teaser trailer purposesfully don’t “look” like star trek. Abrams is doing this to catch the eye of the general movie going public. If the poster, or the teaser trailer for example, screamed “STAR TREK” from the begining, then the general public which views Star Trek as somewhat of a joke, would not pay attention. But, if the poster doesn’t look or scream star trek, then people we be more inclined to stop and look. Just like the teaser started out with a welder and the whole time people are thinking “what is this?”. It’s not until the end of the trailer that you realize it’s a star trek movie, but because most people were captiviated by the begining of the trailer and not knowing it was star trek, they were more interested than if it started off with “STAR TREK”. People thought, “hmmmm… that doesn’t look like star trek” From the description of this new trailer, it seems like this trend is continuing. The general public’s idea of star trek certainly won’t fit with a kid speeing across a field in a ’60’s era corvette. And Abrams wants it that way I bet. He wants to catch the general public’s interest before they realize what the movie is. He wants to real them in and then spring “Star Trek” on them at the end, so that they are interested, so they don’t imediately dismiss it and so they think “Wow,… Read more »
November 10, 2008 3:35 pm


Yeah, I can’t wait to see Watchmen too! I’m also looking forward to The Spirit.

November 10, 2008 3:35 pm

I agree with #3. Let’s see the ship!!