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European Star Trek Movie Posters Appear Online March 26, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

One of the last pieces of the marketing mix for the new Star Trek movie is the official posters (all previous posters have been ‘teasers’). In the last day four European posters have shown up online. At first it wasn’t clear if they are real, but apparently they are. Check them all out below.


Star Trek’s Euro Posters
Today Empire in the UK released their exclusive first look at the UK Star Trek poster.

UK Star Trek Poster (click to enlarge at Empire)

Also today SciFiNews.DE got the first look at the German poster.

German poster (click to enlarge at

Yesterday an Italian Spanish version (along with the UK poster and a variant of the UK poster) showed at the Italian Trek site, but those were later removed. Slashfilm grabbed the images and put them up as well, but they first weren’t sure sure if they were real. TrekMovie has not been able to confirm these, but since at least the UK poster is real, the others appear to be official (but maybe not final).

Spanish Star Trek Poster

UK variant Star Trek Poster

TrekMovie has made inquiries with Paramount US for when the USA poster will be released and are awaiting a response. Also they were not able to comment on any of the above posters, and so it is possible that some of them are not finals. 


1. valdore1982 - March 26, 2009

nice posters

2. steve2 - March 26, 2009

Very cool.

3. The Governator - March 26, 2009

Cool stuff!!!!

4. LT Red Shirt - March 26, 2009

Wow! Just WOW….

5. The Governator - March 26, 2009

First one kind of sucks though :( The rest are great :)

6. Selor - March 26, 2009

I love the Black and White Thing Poster !

7. ServantWarrior - March 26, 2009

Very nice, indeed. I especially like the warping (warped?) Enterprise.

8. NCC-73515 - March 26, 2009

They are selling preview tickets in Munich for May 6th. I already have 12 for my friends and me :D

9. Duncan MacLeod - March 26, 2009

they certainly have the feeling of the old school posters from the first series of movies.

10. Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader - March 26, 2009

I’m so glad my son hs a part time job in a theater. Hmm, wonder what I’ll be getting for Father’s Day…

11. Clinton - March 26, 2009

Nice stuff. It’s interesting to see Star Trek posters without the standard “Big 3″ (Kirk, Spock & McCoy).

12. Dave D. - March 26, 2009

Love the Black & White one that might be the international one. Simplicity.

13. Lennier - March 26, 2009

Wow. That San Francisco one is a cross between Star Trek IV and The Changing Face of Evil.

14. Darkwing - March 26, 2009

yes, i’m glad i work at a theatre, can’t wait for those posters! i’m gonna make sure my managers have them all over the theatre! i imagine that’s what the north american ones will look like. oh, i know this is awkward to ask here, but i’m working on a promotional for my theatre for trek, and i’m at a lacking if ideas. currently, i (and others) will be building a four foot enterprise (hopefully we can pull it off in the next month!) but if you have ideas (stuff on little or no budget, like making combadges for the staff and things) please e-mail me (

15. ksmsscu - March 26, 2009

Why does the Big E appear to be running away from the Narada?

16. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

The UK one looks like Star Trek meets Top Gun!

The last one (maybe thats the US one) and is a little similar in design to the Trek VI and First Contact posters…wonder why the german has no bana and sulu and checov instead? maybe Cho is big over there and Yelchin is also Reese in T4?

Im guessing the Italian San Fran disaster one (which is sorta similar to Trek IV poster) has been designed for certain forgien markets only where Trek films traditionally don’t do much BO (to get people thinking it looks like a cool disaster film as opposed to geeky Star Trek)

17. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - March 26, 2009

Wow. All of these posters look great. Real or not real. the one from Starfleet gettiong blasted looks incredable. We are getting oh so close to May 5th and the Excitement is just getting more and more thick. Anthony. You have your work cut out for you and i for one thank you for all of you and your peoples hard work.

18. Cenobyte - March 26, 2009

Best one is the Enterprise one by far… 2nd would be the San Fran shot. The others seem to be using a cookie cutter/heavy use of photoshop approach. Its like the people working on these are told.. you have these assets make a poster! Does baby Chekov really need to be on a poster? How about Bones?!

19. Bob Baldax - March 26, 2009

The “Italian” poster is definitely NOT in Italian. The text sounds like Spanish.

20. Daniel Broadway - March 26, 2009

Wouldn’t you run? I would.

21. Captain Roy Mustang - March 26, 2009

Hell yea im getting my free ticket

22. Alex Prewitt - March 26, 2009

I’m not a fan from the Enterprise running away….from anything.

23. Reign1701A - March 26, 2009

I think it’s rule of nearly every Star Trek film that the Enterprise has to get its a** kicked badly. Anyway I like the posters, way cooler than the U.S. versions!

24. ucdom - March 26, 2009

Okay, the Empire Exclusive poster is AWFUL

The German and UK variant poster are pretty good.

The Italian one… I don’t know what it’s trying to say.. if anything.

The B&Q international poster… BEAUTIFUL… but not terribly informative.

25. ucdom - March 26, 2009


I mean B&W

It’s next to the Q and I used to work there!

26. TonyD - March 26, 2009

Very nice posters. I especially like that German version. Is it me or are these international posters always more daring and interesting to look at?

My only quibble: it too bad Dr. McCoy gets short shrift once again.

27. ksmsscu - March 26, 2009

22 – Word! The Enterprise doesn’t run from danger in ANY alternate, quantum-mechanical reality!

28. Kaiser The Great - March 26, 2009

What? No Drew Struzan version?

29. 1701 over Gotham City - March 26, 2009

Love the Enterprise poster, but the rest … blargh. Standard photshop hollywood. I’d love to see a nice painted image.

And WHERE is McCoy????

30. Jason - March 26, 2009

Wow, that last one looks so cool. Sure, it’s no Struzan but more of a photo version of something he would do. It also reminds me a lot of the TUC one sheet that’s on all the DVD covers and such that the late great John Alvin designed.

31. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 26, 2009

MeSSA LiKey!

32. Dave - March 26, 2009

These are REAL movie poster, nothing like the crap TNG poster, especially Nemetoad.

33. DJT - March 26, 2009

I dig the Spanish poster with Frisco front and center. Reminds me of The Voyage Home.

I also dig that black and white Enterprise whisp poster.

But what the heck is the Narada supposed to look like? I can’t make out any real shapes, just protrusions.

34. Jai1138 - March 26, 2009

I really hope the North American campaign doesn’t use any of the above (except for that abstract image of the Enterprise at warp speed) — I think they look terrible. Amateur, straight to video packaging.

As an avid collector of original one-sheets, I was hoping for something really vivid and hopefully a genuine illustration and not some easy to do photo manipulation. Drew Struzan’s in semi retirement, I understand, but he wold have been ideal.

I love Bob Peaks’ work (TMP through The Final Frontier) and while I figured they go in a different direction for a new era, if they’re just going to bring together the elements from the early promotional campaign (a standard operating procedure these days), I’ll be greatly disappointed.

35. Captain Cameron goes Berserk!! - March 26, 2009

Geez according to those shots it’s seems like the Future Ends, not good.

36. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

just noticed that all have John Cho with top billing!! Then Cross, Greenwood etc…Ok I know its alphabetical but shouldn’t it been like the original films? Therefore – Pine, Quinto, Urban, Pegg etc etc then Greenwood, Cross etc then ‘with’ Bana…‘and’ Nimoy

37. StalwartUK - March 26, 2009

I like #2 and #5 best. Reminds me of the First Contact poster. Looks great!

#1… gah. I really hope it’s not the real deal, looks unfinished too.

#3 just looks strange.

#4 If you took away the Star Trek logo it could be anything. Didn’t take me long to think Independence Day.

38. My new Pep Pep - March 26, 2009

These posters look very bad. Like a 5 year old with MS paint made them.
The director, writers and cast are all second rate hacks

39. ucdom - March 26, 2009


My thoughts exactly – Independence Day goes to San Franciso (let’s not even get into where they’ve moved the bridge to).

The first one was painted by a blindfolded chimp in a straitjacket.

40. Rick Moyer - March 26, 2009

I think they look great! This is so cool!

41. Jamie - March 26, 2009

Perhaps could do a feature showing all the previous posters, like you did with the on-screen film logos?

42. Holger - March 26, 2009

I don’t know. I had expected something more colorful. But they are ok.

43. Shane - March 26, 2009

These remind me of the movie posters from the first 6 films.

What’s with the San Francisco poster, though? I’m surprised nobody else has brought this up (that I’ve noticed) yet, but isn’t the thought of earth being attacked big news? Or did I miss something and this is nothing new?

44. Crusade2267 - March 26, 2009

The San Fransisco one is very ID4-esque. The Nerada looks like a Vorlon heavy cruiser.

I’m happy about all the buzz this movie’s creating, but I have to say that the visuals make me nervous. It just doesn’t look like what I expect Trek to be.

That may not be a bad thing though.

45. Si - March 26, 2009

Not so fond of the ones with the floating heads (blue filter? reusing photos in poorly positioned photoshops? total lack of structure? eurgh), but I love that one of the Enterprise. Sort of… striking.

46. Dr. Image - March 26, 2009

The b&w is the greatest Trek poster ever.

The rest, with those same headshots, not so much- at all.

47. Agent69 - March 26, 2009

The third one is great.

48. The Governator - March 26, 2009

43. Shane

Its nothing new. Its been shown in three trailers already.

49. RoobyDoo - March 26, 2009

German/UKvariant & Int’l are my favs.

50. Alientraveller - March 26, 2009

@38 Oh that’s relevant, insult the filmmakers for a poster you dislike. I love the German/UK variant poster myself, particularly how the faces fit within the delta shield and how that fits in the ships.

51. ensign joe - March 26, 2009

#22 I’m not a fan from the Enterprise running away….from anything.

Genesis wave?

Don’t like the Star Trek: Independence Day poster… Ghostly Enterprise poster is the best one I’ve seen yet.. all the others get a great big MEH from me..

please please please please please don’t suck..

52. Shane - March 26, 2009

43 .

Wow I’ve watched them all several times. I can’t believe I missed something like that.

53. Nimoy's Birthday Candle Wax - March 26, 2009

I miss the color. And the portraits and expressions (aside from Uhura) are a little weird looking to me, especially the almost cherub-like, wide eyed Spock. But the black and white of the distorted Enterprise is very effective, abstract and cool.

I hope there is a little life, for lack of a better word, in the US posters. These are rathe dark in tone, not something to make me think I’m in store for a fun ride. Although I know I am!

54. Mr. Anonymous - March 26, 2009

Wow! These completely make up for the Nemesis poster…

55. garen - March 26, 2009

these posters will only spill more fuel on the fire for those that insist on calling this film “Star Trek: The Future Begins”

unfortunately, it kinda looks like part of the title rather than just a tagline.

56. AJ - March 26, 2009

The one of Enterprise is absolutely breathtaking.

57. sean - March 26, 2009


Only if you’ve missed all the trailers (all of which feature that footage of SF being attacked).

58. sean - March 26, 2009


Gotta love when the disgruntled hyperbole kicks into overdrive.

59. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - March 26, 2009

Wow Big E taking a whoopin looks like there’s hope for a significant refit after all!!!

Can’t wait

60. Shane - March 26, 2009


Yeah, like I said I’ve seen all the trailers several times; I’m shocked I’ve missed that somehow.

61. lord spockatron - March 26, 2009

The movies plot reminds me of Star Wars!
Great Job Oric and Klutzman!

62. Sagart - March 26, 2009

I’ve been wondering when we’ll get some more posters. Now I wish they’d kept them!! The B&W one is fantastic but is more of a teaser poster. The others are uninspiring, run of the mill, ‘slap it together in an afternoon’ posters.
When are we gonna see some official posed cast shots other than screen grabs? Gotta get my 8×10’s for the premiere!!

63. style! - March 26, 2009

They need to take out Uhura and replace her with Bones!

64. GayTrek - March 26, 2009

Kirk and Spock look like lovers!

65. Ryan - March 26, 2009

#43 no it showed up in the trailers.

I think they looked fantastic.

66. Sagart - March 26, 2009

You know what pisses me off about the EMPIRE Exl. one?
The Enterprise is on the ground. It’s a frakkin’ STARSHIP!!!
Show her soaring through the heavens, not getting an oil change!!

67. Beefcake Star Trek - March 26, 2009

Uhura is only there to off set the raging manliness!

68. Sonia de Grenoble - March 26, 2009

#8: “They are selling preview tickets in Munich for May 6th. I already have 12 for my friends and me :D”

How lucky you are!
I’m still waiting for some news of a “premiere” in Paris, but I see nothing about this on the web.
France is one of the countries were ST will air first, but it seems nothing special will happen in Paris.
Too bad… :-(

Et merde! ;-)

69. T.J. Trek - March 26, 2009

Hold on is that Italien or International. Were the heck are you guys seeing Italien on the list here. I would like to know

70. Terence - March 26, 2009

I’d like to see more of the Enterprise, but not bad for poster work…very promising OH May can’t come fast enough

71. RTC - March 26, 2009

A whale-talking, weather-screwing alien probe … last holdout against the Nazis in an altered timeline … and now a nuke job by a mining rig from the future. Man, I wonder how the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce reacts to all this….?

72. Chrono - March 26, 2009

Love each of them except the San Fran attack one. It reminds me of ID4 in a bad way. Love the black & white one the most. That was something new for a Trek movie poster. Very cool. Only gripe is no Bones in any of them…

73. thorsten - March 26, 2009


Berlin e est dans el’ April superb, Sonia!

74. I'm dead Jim - March 26, 2009

Yeah, I don’t like the depiction of the Enterprise running away from anything, especially on a piece of propaganda. Sure, it happens sometimes in a pinch but don’t advertise it. Nice posters though (except the first one).

75. I'm dead Jim - March 26, 2009

Oh, and I understand putting Uhura in the poster but Bones should trump Sulu and especially Chekov anyday!

76. Shane - March 26, 2009

Uhura is on all of the posters for one of two reasons (or, of course, both):

A) To appeal to the average movie-goer by having an attractive woman on the poster

B) Because she in some way plays an integral role in what is going on in the film. We do have the “Uhura takes her top off” shot. Maybe that’s another shot to appeal to people (though it does not appeal to me), or perhaps something significant happens related to that scene that impacts the development of the characters.

77. The Doctor - March 26, 2009

These really do rock!

78. Troubled Tribble - March 26, 2009

With the exception of the siloetted enterprise and the Golden Gate Bridge posters, they are exactly the same format as every other trek movie poster. portrait of 3 key charactors with other elements in the foreground.

79. Driver - March 26, 2009

Nicely done. I like them all.

80. Whalesongs - March 26, 2009

This posters look horrible.
This movie is meant for ADHD 13 year olds who don’t like to think and enjoy shiny CGI and explosions with cheesy dialogue.
The homosexual overtones in these poster and the trailer is way to much.

81. bmar - March 26, 2009

Here you go…the big three – as requested:

82. Shane - March 26, 2009

The homosexual overtones? What the heck are you talking about? I’m not attacking you – I honestly don’t understand.

83. tribble farmer - March 26, 2009

I’d love to know why Bones isn’t on ANY of these.

84. Troubled Tribble - March 26, 2009

Homosexual overtones? As a homo I totally missed those; could you enlighten me?

Unless you are refering to the drill ploughing into the planet? But I am pretty sure that is a bit of a stretch.

85. thorsten - March 26, 2009


nice job, bmar.

The problem is that there is only one set of portraits.
And they get reused over and over.
People build these promo things in Photoshop.
There is no shot with Kirk, McCoy and Spock.
Only the single images.

86. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - March 26, 2009

Why are the Euro posters SO much cooler than the lame American ones? These posters are totally f***ing badass!! (Except for the B&W “warp” one)

87. Bill Peters - March 26, 2009

Battle Damaged Enterprise! Love it! but what gives with the Beef with the Golden Gate Bridge? Wasn’t it Destoryed in DS9 and now in a Trek Movie? also seems earth didn’t get enough of a beating with the Xindi!

88. ME - March 26, 2009

#84, bit of a stretch,

ha ha ha

89. bmar - March 26, 2009

@85 thorsten –

Thanks. A sure sign procrastinating real work, when I’m photoshopping Star Trek posters AT work.


90. Newman - March 26, 2009

We want more Karl Urban!!!!!!!

91. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - March 26, 2009

The UK Variant one is the best of a bad bunch.

The San Francicsco one is just to get dumb teenagers in to see stuff blow up.

The black and white “warpy” one is just trying to look cool and sophistacted, but just falls flat on it’s arse, in my opinion.

The Empire poster should have the Enterprise in space, not a cornfield in Iowa!


The German poster, in fact ANY Star Trek poster, should not rely on bullshit like”From Bad Robot, producers of Cloverfield and Lost” to entice people to see a Star Trek film.

92. Newman - March 26, 2009

Most of these look pretty cool, but I think that the Spanish poster is too “War of the Worlds.”

Just a throught.

93. I'm dead Jim - March 26, 2009

81- That’s more like it bmar!

94. Galaxy Quest 2 - March 26, 2009

You could easily change the name on the Spanish poster from Star Trek to Independence Day.
The German poster looks like the Enterprise is being chased by Nero’s space chicken.

95. Locke for President - March 26, 2009

It’s curious, that Doctor McCoy seems to have been demoted to Red Shirt status in the promotion of this movie.

It’s not a complaint, just an observation.

96. Will_H - March 26, 2009

Gotta say the first UK one is my favorite, as much as I still hate the idea of Enterprise being built on Earth (and that’ll never change) it still looks cool.

97. Xai - March 26, 2009

LOVE the International and the German… the UK is too cluttered

98. ucdom - March 26, 2009


LMAO Nice one mate!

99. thorsten - March 26, 2009


I know, I know!
What do you think where all my tidbits stuff comes from!

100. pock speared - March 26, 2009

doofasexual overtones more like it. and as a rabid doofasexual, i am frankly aroused.

101. M-BETA - March 26, 2009

Awesome posters. Just amazing!!!!

Just for fun, I took the TV spot trailer and wrote my own music for it for a bit of fun. I wanted to share it with you all. Hope you like it.

102. Alientraveller - March 26, 2009

@81: Thanks, I’ve made that version of the poster with McCoy my desktop.

@82: The closer we get to the release date, there’ll be more trolls. Sad, but a fact of life.

Overall, I get why they’re pushing Uhura, and let’s face it, didn’t Bob say she is the female lead?

103. MONGO - March 26, 2009

Mongo like poster of blurry Enterprise.

104. AJ - March 26, 2009


“Homosexual overtones?”

What are you smoking?

105. Shane - March 26, 2009


What do you use to produce your instrument sounds? I couldn’t tell if I liked it better or worse than the collection of Soundfonts I’ve come to prefer in my own work over the years.

106. Rick - March 26, 2009

Italian poster:

107. Harry Ballz - March 26, 2009

Well, so much for us wondering whether it’s Earth that gets attacked…..nice going!

108. Boborci - March 26, 2009

getting closer…

109. M-BETA - March 26, 2009

105 – I use Logic Pro and the Native Instruments Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition.

110. AJ - March 26, 2009



The trailers clearly showed the bay area getting ‘sploded up.

I would personally would have aimed at Sacramento for its utter worthlessness (coming from experience).

111. thorsten - March 26, 2009


Boborci on the bridge!

112. thorsten - March 26, 2009


yeah, but Nero aimed for ILM, AJ!

113. Harry Ballz - March 26, 2009


Probably Nero seeing if he could hit a whale from that distance……now we just have to determine if it was George, Gracie or Scotty!

114. The Governator - March 26, 2009

Wow, it seems like we have an eternity before the release date, but man oh man, only six weeks to go!!!!!!

115. Gibnerd - March 26, 2009

i’m not really too into the photoshop looking ones with the Kirk/Spock/Uhura heads, but the Enterprise at warp one is HOT.

I too was hoping for a classic Struzan style one sheet for the US…
I think back to those classic painted STII & Search for Spock posters and gazing at them as they hung under COMING SOON signs at theaters when I was a kid…

116. iplaicawd - March 26, 2009

the newer logo goes pretty good with those posters

117. Closettrekker - March 26, 2009

#11–“It’s interesting to see Star Trek posters without the standard “Big 3″ (Kirk, Spock & McCoy).”

Yeah—I bet Karl Urban’s agent isn’t too thrilled about that.

I just hope that “Bones” isn’t neglected in the film as much as he is in its promotion.

It’s “Big Three”…not “Big Two”.

#108—Boborci – March 26, 2009

“getting closer…”


You tease…

118. pock speared - March 26, 2009

nero is aiming for sanfran because he imagines the enterprise is being built there as his “future history records” show, and as he is also a total canon freak who hasn’t seen the trailers, he doesn’t realize that b’orci has cleverly moved it to iowa to derail his evil plans. (or he’s a homophobic dick who imagines all gay people live there)

right bob?

119. AJ - March 26, 2009


Nero: “Ayel…Aim the drill at Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery!”

Ayel: “Done, sir! Awaiting your command…”

Nero: “No! Aim at George Lucas’s ILM compound!”

Ayel: “Done, sir! Awaiting your command…”

Nero: “No! Aim at Dolby Laboratories!”

Ayel: “Done, sir! Awaiting your command…”

Nero: “You’re a nice guy, Ayel. I like you. (Fires disruptor. BOOM! He dies). But you’re a frigging’ moron. Let’s send the drill back to Sacramento….No…Cleveland.”

120. truth - March 26, 2009

They look like homosexuals on these poster and in the trailers the tone and expressions
Uhura is only there to off set the large homosexual overtones from the female looking male actors.

121. jimmy tyrone - March 26, 2009

wtf why don’t these posters have lense flare

122. ucdom - March 26, 2009


Nice to see Star Trek’s ethos of respecting and rejoicing in differences sinking in there.

Can we please leave the gay issue alone?

123. pock speared - March 26, 2009

is your closet getting a little cramped there, sweetheart?

btw, the international poster is amazing.

124. mikey_pikey (Ireland) - March 26, 2009

truth, zip it up and put the tissues away for today, strange person.

125. Boborci - March 26, 2009

118. pock speared – March 26, 2009


126. Kroll - March 26, 2009

These look awesome!

127. SPB - March 26, 2009

With all due respect:

PHOTOSHOP MUST DIE. What ever happened to good, old-fashioned illustration??? Give me the original TMP poster over these atrocities any day.

128. Emo Trek - March 26, 2009

I like how feminine Kirk and Spock look. ;D
I will experience fear…fear in the face of certain danger DUHN DUHN DUHN!!!!!! Your time of reckoning has come. OH NOES!
great job!

129. Amanda - March 26, 2009

Why is Karl Urban always the one left out?

130. Stanky McFibberich - March 26, 2009

More of the creepy Fake Kirk image.

131. luckystar - March 26, 2009

I hope Roberto Orci and his pal did a beter job on Star Trek than
Mission: Impossible III
The Legend of Zorro
The Island

132. Aditu - March 26, 2009

I’m loving the german one!

Unrelated, but still interesting – Empire May 2009 scans:

133. SChaos1701 - March 26, 2009


Shut up

134. Anthony Thompson - March 26, 2009

What is happening at the Golden Gate bridge???!!!

135. gord - March 26, 2009

The San Francisco one looks like Independence Day.

136. JoBlo - March 26, 2009

these are all better than the American posters, even the first one which is kind of amateurish.

Why are the American posters just posters of faces. It’s not captivating at all. Especially when the actors are nobodies.

137. Jason - March 26, 2009

Uhura has taken a front seat and as much as I like her and I understand Marketing. We need to bring in the female market. I still think it’s a shame that it appears that they are leaning away from Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. I’m kinda a traditionalist. I hate remakes that completely change what came before. It’s fine to update the ships, technology and look, but it was always about the relationships and the real focus was on Kirk, McCoy, Spock.

I hope things go well, but I am a bit afraid that the dynamic is going to completely change. As a traditionalist, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Of course, I go all the way back. I think that we should have had a woman Number One from The Cage. :)

138. Snake56 - March 26, 2009

Is it me or the Enterprise is going backwards into warp in the third poster ?

139. Jason - March 26, 2009

Poster 4 reminds me of Independence Day. I wonder if Will Smith will be in it??

140. Xai - March 26, 2009

120. truth – March 26, 2009
“They look like homosexuals on these poster and in the trailers the tone and expressions
Uhura is only there to off set the large homosexual overtones from the female looking male actors.”

This is a very bigoted post, but I imagine you just want attention.


141. Anthony Thompson - March 26, 2009

BTW, the buildings I see in the background of that (bridge) poster look very 20th century and uninspired. Glass boxes 300 years from now? C’mon! The production designer should have acquainted himself with the cutting edge designs and engineering of Satiago Calatrava and others before creating that SF skyline. It’s a snoozer!

142. Negotiator - March 26, 2009

I got a “bone” to pick.

Where the heck is McCoy in all of this?

The third wheel all of the sudden is second banana to everybody else
on the bridge. I won’t be surprised if a poster with Rand cames up next before we get to see the good Doctor.

I actually tought Kirk and McCoy were closer friends than Spock.

I’m not getting the re-arranging. Was it “necessary” to sexy up and target a younger mass audience?

143. DGill - March 26, 2009

I strongly dislike the Kirk/Spock/Uhura dynamic that this film’s marketing seems to be pushing. I’ve been on board with pretty much every other aspect of the film but that. Hopefully, McCoy will have a place in that dynamic when the film is released.

144. Jerzy Krzak - March 26, 2009


145. Boborci - March 26, 2009

143. DGill – March 26, 2009

Hey, where’s Bones!

146. ucdom - March 26, 2009


Well the view clearly has the San Francisco Maritime National Park, fronting Beach Street, in the foreground (the green bit with the evenly spaced trees – which haven’t grown at all in 300 years).
God knows what the Bridge is doing there.

147. Thomas - March 26, 2009

I like the black and white international poster best. It kind of has an air of mystery to it.

148. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

145 – yeah but germany didnt

149. Ian - March 26, 2009

These look fantastic!

150. Sean - March 26, 2009

Wow, those are awesome posters. The one with the Enterprise being chased and shot at is my fave.

151. sean - March 26, 2009


Sorry, given the ambiguous nature of the internet, I realized my original statement sounded kind of obnoxious. Didn’t mean to snark!

152. Alec - March 26, 2009

Where is McCoy? Is one of the leading TOS characters being demoted to a bit-player in this new film? Or is he just too ugly for the posters!?

153. sean - March 26, 2009


“The German poster, in fact ANY Star Trek poster, should not rely on bullshit like”From Bad Robot, producers of Cloverfield and Lost” to entice people to see a Star Trek film.”

What world are you living in? Star Trek’s Box Office rep ain’t exactly what it used to be. They’d be crazy not to use the names of a successful TV show and a successful film in order to hype this movie as much as possible.

154. sean - March 26, 2009

#142, 143, 152, etc.

McCoy didn’t feature on the posters for Star Trek TMP, Star Trek TWOK, Star Trek TVH or Star Trek TFF. This is nothing new, and certainly not a slight to the character.

155. krikzil - March 26, 2009

No Urban? No Nimoy?

156. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

sorry made mistake and clicked by accident ….meant -yeah but BONES didnt feature on alot of the previous film ones

157. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

im gonna to say ‘1 to The Future Begins’ when i buy my tickets

158. Spockanella - March 26, 2009

108: You are SUCH a tease!

159. Jefferies Tuber - March 26, 2009

If you want to get an idea of the context for these posters, you should walk through a bookstore in Germany, Spain or England. Or go to any of their amazon sites and look at the book covers.

Europe and Britain have forehead-slappingly LOW standards for graphic design and book packaging. As cool as the English and Germans are in so many aspects of commercial and industrial design, they prefer book covers and posters that are extremely cheesy by American standards.

[spits on ground three times, walks away]

160. Jefferies Tuber - March 26, 2009

[briefly returns, acknowledges 145 boborci’s good point]

161. Liz - March 26, 2009

Love them! Wish there was more of McCoy. But I do like the blue and white colors. Very “spacy”

162. Yspano - March 26, 2009

The second to the last one made me think of ID4.

163. Geoffers - March 26, 2009

159.. wow what a rude ignorant person you truely are… not to mention xenophobic… And yes I come from the UK.. tosser.

164. Alec - March 26, 2009

To #154. sean – March 26, 2009:

It’s not just the film posters. I’m an ardent follower of this site, which keeps me regularly updated on the cast and the marketing of this film to the fans, film critics, and mainstream media. The new Spock seems to go to every ‘meet the press session’; and he’s almost always accompanied by the new Kirk and the new Uhura. I cannot remember the new McCoy going to one of these events. This is odd, considering that McCoy, in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek at least, was one of the most important characters (and was used heavily in marketing along with Kirk and Spock). Furthermore, McCoy hardly features on any of the posters (and none of the ‘official’ ones, it seems). In short, McCoy’s presence seems to be (nigh) non-existent in the marketing. He even features less than Chekov, who, at least, gets his mug on the posters. What’s going on?

I understand that the story is Spock-and-Kirk centric. That’s fine. But McCoy should be the third most important character. I can only hope that the film respect this. But all I have to go on is the marketing and the choice of persons who address the fans and media. And things don’t look good for fans of McCoy (and/or Karl Urban).

165. Charles Trotter - March 26, 2009

I like the UK and German poster (the first two in the article), but I don’t love them. The third white (the white-out warp effect) doesn’t really appeal to me, and the Spanish version isn’t really Star Trek-y. In fact, it’s more Cloverfield-ish.

I’m hoping the American version is different — and better– than all of these.

166. AJ - March 26, 2009


Last I checked, Britain is actually in Europe.

I’ve lived in Europe for most of the last 6 years (Poland, Scandinavia), and the artwork for blockbuster films has always been identical to that used in North America.

To your point, I remember a revolting Italian STIV poster with Kirk, Spock and the bus punk standing together on the street. I think this is it:


Still no McCoy!

167. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

154 – Bones was on the IV poster along with all of them (the only poster to feature all the cast)

168. Geoffers - March 26, 2009

And here we go.. everything else about the new film has been rubbished and picked to bits by the “fans”.. thank god these posters have come out, now they can bitch about these also… and make inane comments 159 etc..

169. The Man from Del Monte - March 26, 2009

Hmmm… kind of has influences of Drew Struzan’s Episode I posters, what with Nero’s eyes just above the Trek logo a la Darth Maul. And all in all, more exciting looking than this:

Data looks slightly peeved, and Picard looks like he’s bored. There’s also someone doing a Moonraker impersonation too… in fact, is it just ripping off the Moonraker poster?

Anyway… it looks brilliant, and I hope that possibly Drew Struzan could be persuaded out of retirement one more time to do something for this film. I mean, JJ said he wanted to bring more of the feel of Star Wars into Trek, so why not get the artist who did the Star Wars posters? I’m psyched for this film, anyhow. Roll on May 8th!

120: what the hell? That’s just such a stupid, nonsensical, bigoted comment to make? I’d like to see you do better…

170. Geoffers - March 26, 2009

166…. good point.. but unfortunately lost on our friend from 159, who I am sure bases his geogrphic knowledge on where the nearest burger bar is in “hics ville”…

171. AJ - March 26, 2009

Here is the either the worst, or the best, poster, ever. Star Wars USSR.

It’s real, folks.

172. sean - March 26, 2009


Alec, Urban’s McCoy *does* feature on the teaser portrait posters, so he’s clearly not been kicked to the curb. And we still haven’t seen the official theatrical posters for the US, so who knows if he’s there or not. As for the press junkets, etc., Urban lives in New Zealand, not LA or NYC, whereas Quinto, Pine and Saldana live here and Quinto is interviewed constantly for Heroes, so of course we’ll hear from him more than anyone else. Urban has also been at work on 2 other film projects, and is likely less available for those sorts of events as a result. I haven’t seen Bana at too many of these events, either, and he’s probably the biggest name associated with the project (besides Quinto and maybe Winona Ryder).

Putting all of that aside, this is clearly – as you stated – a Kirk and Spock story (as were most of the TOS Trek films). I also think the producers made an active effort to increase the roles for the secondary characters, Uhura especially. I think we can all agree that she was never given much to chew on, as a character, and personally I’m glad that the film makers have chosen to adjust the male-female balance in this movie. This is not only reasonable from a modern story telling perspective, it fits with Rodenberry’s original intention in ‘The Cage’, and helps widen the audience for the film.

173. Geoffers - March 26, 2009

Jeez… with the likes of 120 and 159.. seems that it’s “stupid night” on the site..

174. captain_neill - March 26, 2009

Why is McCoy not on the poster?

THey are cool posters except the first one, we should not have Kirk on a motorcycle on the poster, its too un Star Trek for a Star Trek poster.

I don’t think the posters are as good as the ones we had for the first 6 Trek movies and First Contact, I miss the artwork posters, but today its all photo shop.

At least the posters are in that style but wish it was painted rather than photo shopped.

Although its not the same without Shatner, Nimoy and Kelly, I stil think McCoy should have been on the poster.

175. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

169 – moonraker LOL

actually the moon’raker’ poster is taking a cue from TMPs rainbow poster there

didnt realise about how similar the UK variant is to Episode I though – good call

176. Rick - March 26, 2009

It seems that the comingsoon link no longer works. You can see the Italian poster here:

177. AJ - March 26, 2009


Jeffries Tuber is right, but his timing is off.

These days, with the Internet, it’s impractical to assume vast differences in promo materials around the world. Trek fans everywhere are tuning into one website.

With the “new markets” strategy for Trek XI, it will be interesting to see how the film is promoted in 100% non-Trek markets in Asia and the Middle East.

178. sean - March 26, 2009


The primary theatrical poster (which is the one frequently used on DVD packaging, etc.) features Kirk and Spock, the Bird of Prey and the Golden Gate Bridge. You’re right though, the alternate did feature all the characters. Though Kirk & Spock still dominate the poster, and McCoy’s portrait is no bigger than any of the other secondary characters. So again, I say McCoy not being featured heavily is nothing out of step with previous films.

179. mayday - March 26, 2009

I too have concerns that McCoy has been downplayed however I am hoping that it has to do with with proximity rather than story line. Could Urban be in New Zealand and is unavailable for a “tour” as opposed to the Americans? Maybe wishful thinking. I do recall that he was one of the names listed to be at the Sydney World Premiere. It would be a shame and a blow to Trek to have his character diminished so.

180. SaphronGirl - March 26, 2009

I would have rather seen McCoy’s face, but I guess they’re trying to avoid making this film look like a sausage party.

181. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

hopefully upon briefly glimpsing the UK variant some less than frequent moviegoers will think ‘aww cool! a new star wars movie!! with darth maul, luke, leia and the falcon gettin blasted!’ and think its episode 7 and star trek goes on to make $900m

182. braxus - March 26, 2009

I really like the German poster. I hope the US and Canada one is similar. I might actually order one of these.

183. lostrod - March 26, 2009

Dr. McCoy has never gotten his due when it comes to posters. If you look at the six movies featuring the TOS cast, the good Doctor was only on the last one.

Doesn’t make much sense to include characters like Uhura, Sulu and Chekov without including one of the top three iconic characters.


184. captain_neill - March 26, 2009

I was not expecting these posters to be anywhere near as good as the posters for the previous 10 movies. The Wrath of Khan, The Undiscovered Country and First Contact are my favourite posters. Posters these days are no where near as good.

Infact the designers are much more lazy these days

Heres hoping we fans get good Trek and not something that is Trek in name only.

Making Star Trek more mainstream is exciting but at the same time very scary, two words scare when appealing to a mainstream audience- dumbing down.

I have this fear of seeing Trek turn into a kind of film Michael Bay would churn out. Hopefully when May hits my fears will be rested.

But I don’t feel this will be the best Star Trek movie ever, has a few changes which I am not happy with and if dumbed down like most summer blockbusters then it can’t be the best.

185. captain_neill - March 26, 2009


Whenever McCoy is not on the poster, the only main characters on the posters are Kirk and Spock

they were joined on the poster by Saavik, be nice to have all 7 on poster like the UK Star Trek IV poster

186. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

*ahem*….waiting for the inevitable photo stop with Shatner Nimoy and Nicols

187. AJ - March 26, 2009

I think it would be prudent to see what O&K have written for us re: McCoy. Bob referred to Kirk and Spock as “Lennon and McCartney” in a recent post. It remains to be seen in this film if McCoy is Ringo or George, or if he needs a sequel to actually attain the status in the “triad” that we know he’ll achieve.

We all adore De Kelley’s Bones, and most have seen him reflected in Urban’s performance. The actual film will be the proof.

188. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

TOS Shat, Nimoy and Nicols that is – not movies style

189. DGill - March 26, 2009

Mr. Orci

It’s not the absence of McCoy on the marketing materials that bothers me, it’s the insinuation that McCoy may be taking a backseat to Uhura’s sex appeal, which I can understand from a marketing perspective. Of course, I haven’t seen the movie yet; I just hope that dynamic will be preserved–in some form–throughout the film. I’m still optimistic that the movie will be good, I just feel it’s a legitimate concern for a fan to have (especially if future installments are on the horizon).

190. captain_neill - March 26, 2009

well the film should be good but it not sure it will be the all time greatest Star Trek.

Hard to beat classics like TWOK. If it feels like a Michael Bay film thats when I walk away and stick with Star Trek 1966-2005, other than that despite my concerns I will support this film

191. screaming satellite - March 26, 2009

actually the UK Variant isnt a million miles away from the Free Enterprise poster

192. Allister gourlay - March 26, 2009

I love the Int’l Star Trek Poster

193. C.S. Lewis - March 26, 2009

It’s obviously an intentional “out-reach” by Abrams and Paramount. In America, not to mention the free world, such out-reach works both ways and deliberate provocations are considered fair game for any response they provoke (i.e., “fighting words”). In other words, we do not have protected classes and groupings in a free democracy… or do we?

And it’s un-Trekkie to impose one’s will on others. Tolerance of diversity means respect of all lifestyles and opinions, like them or not, as do the Amish and the Mennonites and other religiously tolerant, pacifistic peoples. Anything else is merely “might makes right” under a false flag and, coming from self-professed Trekkies, hypocritical. (No disrespect intended – this is simply how I see things and I take it you are all mature enough for a frank conversation.)

Back to my convalescence… and

C.S. Lewis

122. ucdom – March 26, 2009


Nice to see Star Trek’s ethos of respecting and rejoicing in differences sinking in there.

Can we please leave the gay issue alone?

194. SciFiGeek - March 26, 2009

Hi there. A quick question for Anthony or BobOrci. Do u know if paramount will allow any early reviews of star trek to be published online after the sydney premiere?


(Sorry it was a bit off topic, but I didnt know where else to post)

195. Boborci - March 26, 2009

194. SciFiGeek – March 26, 2009
“Hi there. A quick question for Anthony or BobOrci. Do u know if paramount will allow any early reviews of star trek to be published online after the sydney premiere?


(Sorry it was a bit off topic, but I didnt know where else to post)”

I don’t know the answer to that. Anthony?

196. Fansince9 - March 26, 2009

Ok, where’s the American poster?

197. SaphronGirl - March 26, 2009

I wonder it they’re getting Drew Struzan to do the American poster…?

198. Mike Stivic - March 26, 2009

Keith Olbermann just mentioned the birthdays of Leonard Nimoy and Captain Kirk on his show!

199. Rocket Scientist - March 26, 2009

The Enterprise isn’t running away. It’s positioning itself for an aft torpedo shot!

200. RMBurnett - March 26, 2009


“Original Model. Replacement Parts.”


201. Christine - March 26, 2009

I love them all. :D

Wish I could just take one and put it on my ceiling… :3

202. Mark - March 26, 2009

2 3 and 4 are my favorites.

MUCH cooler than the US posters so far.

I like the nacelle effect that have going on with the Enterprise.

203. Jai1138 - March 26, 2009

As a post script to my comment way up at 34 — I don’t care which characters are or are not featured on the poster, I was just hoping for a great piece of poster art akin to those produced by the late, great Robert Peak for the original films (he also did the iconic art for Apocalypse Now), something that would be as great as Struzan’s work for the Star Wars Saga and the Indiana Jones movies.

This stuff looks really cheap and second rate. And I suspect the North American campaign won’t be much different. Branding, and all that…

There are so many great graphic designers and artists out there who grew up on Trek and love it and could have produced something classic.

While I’ve accepted the fact that the new film is set in an “alternate reality”, this, as small as it may seem to most, is my first genuine disappointment with the movie.

204. sean - March 26, 2009


Why is there an automatic assumption that just because a female character is being elevated beyond her original background status, that it’s simply a grab for ‘sex appeal’?

205. Daoud - March 26, 2009

#145. Boborci – March 26, 2009
Hey, where’s Bones!

He’s in sickbay where he belongs! Why’s the CMO always loitering on the bridge anyway! He’s a doctor, not a bridge officer. ;)

As to boneless posters, I really think THE VOYAGE HOME: (star trek iv) poster is better though. Kirk Thatcher RULES! Work him into the sequel, oh great B’orci! Or at least ask Giacchino to work “I Hate You” into it. ;)

Just where is our future, the things we’ve done and said!
Let’s just push the button, we’d be better off dead!
‘Cause I hate you!
And I berate you!
And I can’t wait to get to you!
The sins of all our fathers, being dumped on us — the sons.
The only choice we’re given is how many megatons?
And I eschew you!
And I say, screw you!
And I hope you’re blue, too.
We’re all bloody worthless…

206. Eric Holloway - March 26, 2009

#29 i’m with you on that. I was hoping and even asked waaaayyyy back when that they do an old school poster like the one from the 60’s. Heck they could have even done one similar to the TMP teaser poster that showed the Enterprise from Phase II. But these photoshop posters…they’ll never do it for me. These just don’t hold that emotional, epic , swashbuckling feeling that I’m hoping this movie will convey. They’re just regular old photos, except for the black and white one. Now that one is cool, but the rest…meh. They don’t get me excited. C’mon just look at the original Star Wars poster or even Empires. Those posters just made you want to see the movie. Oh well, I’ll still see the movie a bunch of times I just wish these were better. maybe the U.S. posters will be cool. I doubt it though. The Euro ones will be a rehash of the U.S. version.

207. Steven - March 26, 2009

Love the foreign posters. Can’t wait to see the U.S. Poster. Hopefully, that one will rock!

God bless!

208. Kathryn Janeway - March 26, 2009

The question is: If you weren’t a Trekkie, would any of these posters really catch your eye, interest you and intrigue you enough to make you want to see this movie? Not really… Except the one of the Enterprise going into warp, there’s nothing original about any of them. The first one is particularly unimaginative. Couldn’t they have used exclusive pictures to create these posters? And once again, McCoy is getting short-changed. Just drop the chick and bring the Big-3 back together!

209. braxus - March 26, 2009


So that are the words in that song. I always wondered what in the world he was saying. Reason I say is you cannot get a copy of that song anywhere.

I say Paramount should do the German poster as the main one. And Bob- why is it Bones seems to be left out of the main dynamic in this film. The old movies always were between the trio- triad Bones, Spock, and Kirk.. This time they are mainly only focussing on Spock and Kirk- no Bones. Heck even Ohura in this film is getting more attention.

210. Anthony Pascale - March 26, 2009

195. I have already brought this issue of early reviews up with Paramount but there is no decision yet. Clearly they want reviews to be closer to the premieres in various countries, but their tour kicks off weeks before those premieres, creating a problem. A similar thing happened with watchmen when WB asked everyone to embargo, but then things started slipping out.

for now the answer is: I don’t know. As of now I will be seeing the film at the US press screening later in April, although I wouldnt say no to an earlier screeing. Some TrekMovie foreign correspondents will be seeing it when it hits their native lands before me

211. Rudy M Alapag Jr - March 26, 2009

i would get to buy the star trek poster for my room, just have to make room.
but wait until the real poster for the US of America. I still love every Star Trek movie poster there is: 1-10 movie posters.

212. TOG - March 26, 2009

I’d like to see a Poster with JJ, Bob and Alex – Yeah Anthony you can be the bad guy!

The B&W international one ROCKS! It makes one stop, look and think…

213. DGill - March 26, 2009


Um, I don’t think that’s an automatic assumption at all, Sean. You’re just putting words in my mouth. It’s not just about “a female character being elevated beyond her original background status”. Zoe Saldana’s Uhura is clearly appealing to the young male demographic, perhaps more so than Nichelle Nichols’ original take on the character. That gratuitous shot of Uhura taking her shirt off in the first trailer was clearly meant to draw people’s eyes to the screen. In addition to that, she has a seductive look to her in nearly every poster she’s been featured. With that said, I won’t back down. I’m not saying Saldana’s take on the character will suck, and how can I? None of us average joes have seen the movie yet); I’m just looking at how she has been presented so far in the marketing campaign. I think it’s worth discussing. It adds to the anticipation! :D

214. DGill - March 26, 2009

Something tells me that the UK Variant poster may very well be what we’ll get here in the States. It’s very reminiscent of ‘Iron Man’.

215. VOODOO - March 26, 2009

Is Leonard Nimoy in this movie?

If he is they are doing their best to hide him from public view.

216. FSL - March 26, 2009

Really puzzled why they left McCoy out of the posters.

Really hate the idea of Enterprise running away.

Really tired of the same monochrome faces reused and reused again.


217. DGill - March 26, 2009


Personally, I think it’s a good idea. We’ve only been given a few clues as to how much screentime Nimoy will have in the film. It would be a pleasant surprise if he stayed in the action longer than anticipated, but if he didn’t, we’d be satisfied just the same. I think that’s why “Generations” was disappointing in that regard. In my eyes, the marketing promised too much and the film wound up giving us too little.

218. section9 - March 26, 2009

I suspect we’ll get something like the first UK poster.

Kirk as Brando in The Wild Bunch. Plus, they want to ramp up the Kirk/Spock thing as well as make Uhura the love interest in this timeline. Kirk never had a real “love” interest, but they will introduce romantic tension between the two characters.

Think of Spike Spiegel and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, only a little closer.

McCoy is going to be McCoy, but they are really going to make Uhura a member of the “Big Four” in this reality.

219. Jefferies Tuber - March 26, 2009


I can hardly express my joy, upon having returned from a tender assignation with my cousin out in the shed, to find that I have got your goat.

I have been to England many times. I’ve stayed in hotels and in homes, in London, Machester and in the country. I love the place. Some of the greatest people in the World are English.

And if you look again at my “hics ville” comment [it’s actually spelled “Hicksville”], I made a point of emphasizing that England has generally great commercial and industrial design. The English are cool.

But straight-up: English movie advertisements, book covers and other print ads look amateurish compared to America. It’s even worse in Germany.

The whole point is, England and rest of Europe is pretty damn cool. But your marketing graphic design standards are low. And that’s not logical. You can have your goat back.

The more I look at the Int’l poster, the more I love it. That’s the kind of simple, abstract poster you can hang on a wall and not get bored of for years. Maybe I’ll be wrong and they’ll sling this hash at us, too. But these posters and the non-italics [TOS end credits] font for the title are the first things I don’t like.

220. Canon Schmanon - March 26, 2009

Jeffries Tuber – I’m heavily into graphic design, and I think these posters are pretty good. Not the best I’ve seen, but very good.

What you are expressing is merely an opinion, yet you treat it as if it were truth. I’m afraid you have no more hold on truth than any other bloke in this forum. Still, I hope you love the movie as much as you do your own opinions.

221. Gabriel Bell - March 26, 2009

210. And I know when you find out, there will be an article on it. This site rules. Thanks.

222. Chris - March 26, 2009


223. cpelc - March 26, 2009

can’t wait to see another video from the San Fran guy on why there’s not a giant mushroom shaped fountain next to the Golden Gate Bridge.

224. sean - March 26, 2009


“it’s the insinuation that McCoy may be taking a backseat to Uhura’s sex appeal”

I’m not trying to put words in your mouth, but to me, you’re making some leaps.The implication is Uhura is being focused on simply for sex appeal and at the expense of McCoy. All I’m saying is why jump to that? Isn’t it possible Uhura is being focused on A)because her character always deserved better, B)because it fits with what Rodenberry was trying to from the very start of Trek and C)because it will appeal to women, not men.

If I were making this movie, I would worry less about appealing to guys (who tend to be a huge chunk of Trek’s audience anway) than I would to women (who historically have not been a big demographic for Trek). Yeah, she’s in the trailer changing, but Pine’s in the trailer shirtless with an Orion Slave Girl. I don’t see any difference between the two. And again, Trek always had sex appeal. The movies didn’t tend to because the actors had aged considerably, and the one movie that tried a hand at it wasn’t exactly a shining star in the canon (I don’t think any of us want to remember Uhura with the palm branches…*shudder*). These are young, sexy kids, so playing that angle makes sense.

225. Sxottlan - March 26, 2009

That B&W poster is ridiculously good.

226. thorsten - March 26, 2009



227. Tarrax - March 26, 2009

Wow, very nice.

228. Logan - March 27, 2009

I really hope those are not the final posters we get to see! I don’t like’em. Not. One. Bit. Too dark. It’s STAR TREK, not Batman. I want to see the Enterprise in full glory. I want to see Kirk, Spock and Dr. McCoy, at least. Why we see only Sulu and Chekov and Uhura among Kirk and Spock? Why don’t show the entire crew, in that case? Hope the US-versions won’t disappoint me the same way.


229. Iowagirl - March 27, 2009


Yes, seems his head is getting bigger and bigger…:)

230. captain_neill - March 27, 2009

does anyone miss artwork movie posters these days? Even the poster for Star Trek V were better than these

231. James T - March 27, 2009

Kinda cool… Not awesome, like the trailers and everything-else that I’ve heard about this movie. Things need to be more playful, like the OS. For example, a wide shot of the bridge with them all staring and Nero’s MONSTER ship on the view screen. From behind you’d be able to tell who everyone was, by the coloured shirts and such, each at their stations. Or a wide shot of a tiny Kirk on the ice planet and then the massive monster looming over him! ;)

232. Geoffers - March 27, 2009

Amazing that “America is best” nationalistic shit comes to the fore when comming to look at bloody film posters… no room for such rubbish here…

233. CaptainRickover - March 27, 2009

My opinions:
1.) the “Empire”-poster is good. Remind me about the Episode 1 poster

2.) the B&W poster… I really don’t like it. Too abstract for me

3.) the spanish poster don’t fit for Star Trek, but it’s a great picture

4.) the german one is the best. But I miss McCoy (Uhura and Chekov are more important than Bones????

234. esecallum - March 27, 2009

more SEX is required in the posters….more MINISKIRTS…LEGS…

sex is vital in a star trek film….SEX IS WHAT GIVES US LIFE…sex must be inserted into the poster…

the BRA WHIPPING sex scene could have have been inserted…


why…sex is very important…it drives…thrives us…gives us hope…it generates the future..the future of star trek is sex dependent …otherwise we will be trekless and se will be meaningless to trek folk…so again i urge you to put sex in the posters.

think HARD..think LONG…think DEEP.

235. Jan - March 27, 2009

I like the “Independence Day” one to the effect that you get through to a lot of non-trekkers and a mass audience in order to push the box office!

236. SEXUALLY ACTIVE TREKKER - March 27, 2009

hi i think you are right esecallum…i remember you used to post on the trekbbs but the retarded mods at the trekbbs banned you as they lack a sense of humour and have something up their a** permanently nowadays.

I LOVE the “think HARD..think LONG…think DEEP”. bit…ROFL..

You used have a fantastic sense of humour and wit at the trekkbbs before idiots there banned you.

Yes i think sex in the posters would be good they could enterprises backside with pylons suggestive of legs and a miniskirted starfleet Uhura standing on top with her legs spread out in a firm pose.

Yes I agree more SEX in the poster is required

237. Star Trek Daily Pic » Archive » Daily Pic # 404, Movie Posters - March 27, 2009

[…] Some new international movie posters for the new Trek film have shown up.  Both of the above are supposed to be UK posters.  Still no official one-sheet poster for the US – yet.  More can be seen HERE. […]

238. raveoned - March 27, 2009

I love the B/W poster! That is just so abstract and cool!

With the UK one, I would have put Spock, McCoy and Uhura at the top, with Kirk on his bike below. It would hint at some of the dramatic situation in the film, with Kirk being the outsider, to a degree.

239. Star Trackie - March 27, 2009

Pretty bland and not very exciting. Good thing we have the trailers to convey that excitement, these “twilight” style moonlight lit posters just don’t cut it.

240. Iain - March 27, 2009

I think it is strange that the supposed UK versions say “in theatres…” instead of “in cinemas…”.

241. rumpcuż - March 27, 2009

#148: who won?

242. Marshmellon - March 27, 2009

Do you really think the Golden Gate Bridge survived the Eugenic Wars?

243. Kirk's Girdle - March 27, 2009

I like ’em all. The Spanish one is really the odd man out with the ID4 style destruction. The warping Enterprise is really cool for being somewhat abstract yet completely recognizeable. And yes, JJ, it does convey speed.

244. Kirk's Girdle - March 27, 2009

If you look at two young and attractive men and you can’t stop thinking there’s an overtone of homosexuality, it might be you.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that….

245. screaming satellite - March 27, 2009

previous movie posters best to worst (imo)

VI (faces with explosion)
II (Big Khan with little Kirk, Spock & Savvik)
FC (Picard, Data and Borg Queen with a load of borg)
I (K/S and ilia in rainbow)
III (big Spock face with little figures of Kirk, Bones etc)
IV (all cast with the bridge)
V (K/S with horses)
GEN (Kirk/Picard in Starfleet ‘A’)
INS (lazy retread of the VI Klingon face teaser poster)
NEM (picard data and moonwalking Shinzon in green mist)

and the Teasers B to W:

VI (klingon face with Ent)
II (TWOK colourful logo being blasted out)
III (crystal spock face)
FC (Ent E on the run from Borg)
I (Phase II Ent with tiny cast pics)
GEN (Ent D flying toward the ‘A’)
IV (words flying toward earth)
V (cinema seat with seatbelt….Q – ‘why are they putting seatbelts in the theatres this summer?’…A – to keep people from leaving…)
NEM – (shinzon showing us his pack..oo-er)

*no teaser from INS*

246. screaming satellite - March 27, 2009

sorry i meant ‘back’..not pack!

247. Shat Hands - March 27, 2009

Ok I am now officially sold on the new Enterprise!

Looks great being pursued by Narada.

Love the San Francisco poster as well….very Cloverfield

248. Closettrekker - March 27, 2009

#229—“Yes, seems his head is getting bigger and bigger…”

Considering the footsteps in which he is following, that seems a logical step in evolution!

249. sean - March 27, 2009


Or World War III, for that matter.

250. DGill - March 27, 2009


You made some good points, and that’s why I like discussing my concerns on this site (I know I’ll get good responses…most of the time anyway). The palm branch scene in “STV” is probably going to give me nightmares all over again though. :D I don’t know if Shatner was to blame for that, but that was one of the big WTF moments of “Star Trek”. :X

251. dfinn - March 27, 2009

I haven’t read everyone’s comments… but these are great to see!

252. pock speared - March 27, 2009

hey anthony! where did the international poster go?

253. Brian Matthews - March 27, 2009

Do the Europeans have a different movie poster aesthetic than us Yanks? I only ask in fairness because, well, these poster designs suck. Kirk on his motorcycle looking AWAY from the Enterprise??? It’s hack. The Enterprise looking like it’s running AWAY from the Narada??? Only if it’s made of neutronium, and even then not for long – and not the moment in the movie I would show, of them all. And the Golden Gate Bridge scene is about the most sidestreet plot point I could imagine for an image for this movie. ‘The Core’ beat them to it.

While Kirk will have to leave on his bike once visiting the contruction site, true, I wouldn’t have shown such a scene, even if it IS in the movie. I hope some of our European friends will shed some light, at least to some extent…

254. Iowagirl - March 27, 2009


LOL – seems Pine can’t avoid going to Shatnerville either way…;)

255. ARGTREK - March 27, 2009

where did the Big E poster go? it Was the BEST of all the posters and i cant find it anywhere…. ):-(

256. thomoz - March 27, 2009


7. ServantWarrior – March 26, 2009
Very nice, indeed. I especially like the warping (warped?) Enterprise.

end quote

– – – That’s my favourite by a mile.
Everyone here should see it:

257. Kirk's Girdle - March 27, 2009

What the hell happened to Thorsten’s B&W poster?

258. Stephan - March 27, 2009

I think, the black & white poster is a well done fake by our photoshop expert thorsten. Hab ich Recht? ;-)

259. Jack - March 27, 2009

is it wrong that the Narada really reminds me of the ridiculous ship from Nemesis?

I’m hoping that the trailer highlights (kelvin destroyed, barfight, vulcan attacked, earth attacked, fight with narada, parachuting/fight on the drill thing, kirk/spock fighting and kirk getting chased by the monsters on the ice world) aren’t the only damned action setpieces in the movie.

I’m kind of worried I’ve seen the whole movie now, just from the trailer.

260. Jack - March 27, 2009

245 – ha on the seatbelt for V

261. screaming satellite - March 27, 2009

252 – it was probably fan made

some giveaways e.g. the old style logo, abstract – out of order with the others..

262. Gibnerd - March 27, 2009

off topic question:
A friend of mine that is a mild Trek fan asked me today what TOS episodes he should watch before seeing the new movie. I said that I think all he needs is very basic understanding of Trek (Pike, Kirk, Spock) but that Balance of Terror might be a good one.

I seem to remember an interview with Orci & crew on here where he mentioned a couple episodes that may help.

Anyone remember which ones?

263. Smitty™ - March 27, 2009

Oh man they yanked the abstract Enterprise poster?

That was my favorite too!

Twas a fakey-fake!

Boo I say!


264. screaming satellite - March 27, 2009

262 – in addition to BOT i *think* they may have been City on The Edge and also TNGs Yesterdays Ent..

maybe there was one or 2 more as well?

in fact i believe those special 4 episode ‘starter’ dvds for TOS and TNG contain all/some of the eps Bob Orci and Co said they used as some inspiration for the movie? (bar Unification)

plus the movies II, III, IV and VI (&VIII) and the Prime Directive novel

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268. cinemadeus - March 27, 2009

What have you done with this blurry b/w Enterprise poster? This was by far the best image.

269. screaming satellite - March 28, 2009

do i feel silly

270. trekboi - March 28, 2009

they are ok- im not thrilled by the blurry enterprise- they could have done a colourful warp streak one instead…

271. Paul - April 1, 2009

So it’s official. It’s no longer “Kirk, Spock and McCoy”, it’s “Kirk, Spock and Uhura” now.

The highway to hell is paved with political corectness.

272. web - April 18, 2009

This is like Star Trek gone gay, ND i m gay, so it isi about the pretty people.

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