We have an unprecedented second Tidbits in the same day. Firstly we have an update on dates for Countdown, it is actually not early. Plus we have some more info on the Star Trek soundtrack. Lastly, a couple of TrekMovie.com folks are going to be on the Mancow show this week (tomorrow and Friday).
Countdown dates: Issue 4 next week – TPB in 2 weeks
In our earlier Tidbits we reported that the trade paperback for "Star Trek Countdown," the official movie prequel comic, was coming out tomorrow. It turns out that is not going to happen. Tonight IDW’s Chris Ryall has provided an updated update on the dates. Here is the breakdown: Countdown Issue #4 comes out next week on April 1st (available in comic shops and via the Android and iTunes). Then a week later the trade paperback comprising all four issues comes out (in book stores and on Kindle II on April 7th, and in comic shops on April 8th). NOTE: That these are the most current official release dates from IDW, but it is possible that some retailers let the TPB out early.
Yesterday we reported that the soundtrack for Star Trek was officially announced, and today the album’s publisher (Varese Sarabande) sent over the official soundtrack description (which is also now up on their website):
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by Michael Giacchino
From Producer / Director J.J. Abrams
From producer/director J.J. Abrams (Lost, Mission: Impossible: III, and Fringe) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before. Starring Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, with Eric Bana, Winona Ryder and Leonard Nimoy.
Composer Michael Giacchino, who has served as J.J. Abrams’ musical lieutenant on all his projects, follows the extraordinarily rich musical legacy of Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner, as he boards the Enterprise for her maiden voyage.
In the tradition of Batman Begins, this is STAR TREK for a new generation, and is the most anticipated blockbuster of the 2009 summer season.
Paramount Pictures will open STAR TREK nationwide on May 8.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 966 2
Release Date: 5/5/09
Pre-order your Star Trek soundtrack now.
TrekMovie’s Tony and John on Mancow Tomorrow and Friday
Is reading TrekMovie.com not enough for you — do you want to hear us blather on the radio as well? If so, then tomorrow is your lucky day. TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale (that’s me!) will be a call-in guest on the nationally syndicated Mancow show. I should be on around 8:35 AM Wednesday morning (Central Time). I will be talking about the site and the movie and fans and whatever else is on Mancow’s mind, he is a big time Trek fan so it should be fun. On Friday, TrekMovie’s maven of merchandise John Tenuto will in the Chicago studio with Mancow, again talking about the site but this time focusing on Star Trek stuff, and also talking about John’s day job, teaching "The Sociology of Star Trek" at the College of Lake County. For more info on the show, visit Mancow.com. I will try and get permission to run audio files of the appearances later the week.
UPDATE: Pine Harrison Ford comment resurfaces
The UK’s Independent has a new article on Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Kirk. The article has a number of quotes from the actor, but it appears they are actually just old quotes from other sources recycled, including this passage about about Harrison Ford.
Naturally, the biggest fear Pine had was stepping into an iconic role that has always been associated with William Shatner. But Pine has a novel way of dealing with updating Star Trek. He’s not going to model his Kirk on Shatner and has instead looked to Harrison Ford’s turns in Indiana Jones and Star Wars for inspiration. “What Harrison is so great at is bringing that quality to his character that if he could be anywhere else in the world at that time, he would be,” chirps Pine. “He is just stuck in the middle and has to deal with it. I’ve always loved that quality about him in Star Wars, that absolutely grumpy manner, the accidental hero. I want to bring that kind of humour to Kirk.”
Interesting comment, but after we first reported it tonight, it was noted that it turns out to be from an IGN interview we reported on last March.
Lately I have been seeing more and more ‘new’ articles related to Star Trek that contain old quotes and content. There is an increased interest in Trek and some there is a lot of recylcing going on in the media. Usually we avoid repeating ourselves, so thanks for pointing this one out.
That’s it for this ‘tidbits extra’…but tidbits will be back soon.