ST09 Tidbits (T-70 days): New Nero Image + Premiere Tickets Contest + Bad Robot Sighting + more February 26, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
The tidbits are coming fast right now. Our Trek minus 70 day edition starts off with a brand new image from the Star Trek movie. Also this afternoon, Lenovo announced a new contest that could send you and your friends to the Star Trek premiere. Check all that out below.
Say hello to Mr. Nero
The April issue of Total Film Magazine (on Sale March 5th) features a big Star Trek cover story that will have ‘expansive looks at Trek past and present.’ And just this afternoon they are showing off an exclusive new image from the new Star Trek movie of Eric Bana as Nero having a chat with Kirk and Spock.
Bana is also quoted at Total film, saying of Nero
He’s intent on mass destruction… sometimes brooding, sometimes lacking self-control. I knew he was someone I could have a bit of fun with.
The Star Trek issue of Total Film, comes with four collectible covers as well. More info, higher res images and quotes from Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), and Chris Pine (Kirk) at TotalFilm.com.
New Contest: Win Tickets To Star Trek Red Carpet Premiere
Paramount’s promotional partner Lenovo (the ones that gave away the Kelvin laptop) has another Star Trek sweepstakes, and this time it is even better. They are giving away two prize packages:
- A trip for four to the red-carpet Hollywood premiere of Star Trek
- A trip for four for a Zero G flight
The ‘New Frontier Sweepstakes‘ is open now through May 8th, however the drawing for the Star Trek movie premiere trip will take place on April 3 (entries received after this date will only be eligible for the Zero Gravity Flight prize). There is also a way to increase the odds of winning by inviting friends to enter the contest as well. For more details and to enter go to boldlygo.intel.com/newfrontiers.
Bad Robot sighting
In our review Countdown #2, the second issue of the Star Trek prequel comic which came out yesterday, we neglected to mention that artist David Messina dropped another one of his Easter Eggs into on of the shots (on page 22). Many friends and readers emailed us to point out our omission. So, if you look closely at a meeting between Spock and Picard on Vulcan, you can see a robot off to the right, notably a Bad Robot (the mascot of JJ Abrams production company, also named ‘Bad Robot’).
Thorsten’s Art Gallery – Uhura (via Warhol)
Resident artist Thorsten Wulff has his second entry in the ‘Star Trek cast as pop art’ series (see previous Tidbits for Spock via Shepard Fairey). Today it is Uhura’s turn…reimagined through the eyes of Andy Warhol.
Thanks to everyone who send in links (there are too many to name, but we love you all)