Thanks to Paramount’s promotional partner Lenovo, we now have the first detailed look at new props from the Star Trek movie. Starting tonight, Lenovo is displaying three genuine props from the new Star Trek movie at the CES Show in Las Vegas, and TrekMovie was there at the unveiling.
The newest Treknology
We have caught glimpses of the props in the trailer, but it was hard to get a good look, until now. The new Star Trek props on display at CES are Kirk’s Communicator, Uhura’s Communications Unit and Bones’ Medical Tricorder. And TrekMovie.com is the first site with images of these props.
Prop toys available for pre-order & is that really the Tricorder?
Of the three items above, the one that is raising questions is the one labeled as Bones’ tricorder. One would expect a Tricorder to have a display, and so what is above could just be part of it (possibly a scanner). Playmates has a full line of toys lined up for the Star Trek movie and the first wave should be out in April (see TrekMovie story). There are no images of the toys available, but the description for the Playmates Tricorder [available for pre-order for $17.95] states it "lights up and makes authentic Star Trek movie sounds and spring-loaded top and front door covers." The above prop does not appear to have any ‘door cover’ although the original TOS tricorder did, so that makes more sense. TrekMovie will see if clarification on this is available. Also available for pre-order for the first wave of toys is: Star Trek Movie Electronic Communicator for $17.59 and Star Trek Movie Electronic Phaser for $17.59.
See the props yourself at CES
View these props in front of the AquaKnox restaurant at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, starting tonight at 6pm (Wednesday, January 7th) through midnight (12am) on Friday, January 9th. The props are on display thanks to Lenovo during the Consumer Electronics Show.
And don’t forget to go to boldlygo.intel.com/newfrontiers to enter the Lenovo Star Trek Sweepstakes for your chance to win one of five laptops. And also TrekMovie is running its own Lenovo contest giving away messenger bags. Both contests end next week, but Lenovo is planning more contest giveaways, including tickets to the premiere of Star Trek in May.
Star Trek prizes from Lenovo
All images (unless otherwise noted) are by Mike Cornwell, special correspondent for TrekMovie.com and XO of the USS Las Vegas fan club (usslasvegas.org). Thanks also to Paul Walker (Captain of the USS Las Vegas).