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More Star Trek Character Posters + Final Italian Poster March 30, 2009

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The movie industry’s big trade show ‘ShoWest’ kicked off this week in Las Vegas and Paramount is showing off some new Star Trek ‘character’ posters. Plus TrekMovie has got a hold of the final Italian Star Trek poster.


More character teasers
Last fall Paramount released teaser posters showing Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Nero. At ShoWest they are showing off posters in this style for the rest of the cast. have pics of the new posters. From some of the images below you can see the edges of other posters indicating that the Kirk, Spock, Uhura and Nero posters have been updated with the new logo.

The rest of the gang get their posters (click to see larger at ComingSoon)

Italian Poster
We have one more Star Trek Euro poster to add to the flurry released last week. Our friend Alberto Lisiero of the official Italian fan club sends us this Italian poster, which is essentially the same as the UK poster, but in Italian (with some text about Bad Robot at the top).

Italian Star Trek Poster (click to enlarge)


1. thorsten - March 30, 2009


2. Pat Payne - March 30, 2009

The more I see Karl Urban as McCoy, the more I feel the same as with Zach Quinto’s Spock — the man’s a near dead-ringer.

These posters look sweet! But could y’all find some that don’t have the reflections on them?

Oh, yeah and… um.. first?

3. Spock Of Ages - March 30, 2009


4. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009


<3 <3 <3

5. Nx-01-a-3 - March 30, 2009

good posters. I guess they gave in and gave us some bones!

6. Pat Payne - March 30, 2009

@5 — They threw “us a frickin’ Bones here?” :D

7. Raphael Salgado - March 30, 2009

Ugh. 38 days.

8. Chrono - March 30, 2009

LOL @ 6

9. Tam - March 30, 2009

Very interesting choice of posters. With no identifying marks – no color, no character names… they’re trusting the people passing buy to identify the character on each poster simply by the actor’s face. Despite the actors being very different than the original cast.

10. Liz - March 30, 2009

Yeah! I love McCoy.

11. starshipconstellation - March 30, 2009

I’m very tired of the Pine image where he looks like Kevin Pollak getting ready to do a Jack Nicholson impersonation but glad to see the other characters finally get posters, especially McCoy who has gotten the short end of the stick IMHO.

12. ksmsscu - March 30, 2009

Damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a movie star!

13. Rick Moyer - March 30, 2009

They look like they took their pictures at an ATM machine. :)

14. Locke for President - March 30, 2009

I’m starting to think that Karl Urban looks like McCoy more than the other characters look like their counterparts.

15. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009

Pegg looks nothing like Doohan, and Yelchin looks nothing like Koenig. But in the latter case, I think that’s a good thing. That Monkees ‘do did absolutely nothing for me. :|

16. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - March 30, 2009

I think all of them look great. I like Pines and urbans the best. I can’t wait to hear Urban as MCcoy say. Dammit Jim Im a Doctor Not a _____. Should be Funney when we hear it. Also can’t wait to hear Pegg as Scotty say. Im given it all shes got or My Barrens.My Poor Barrens.

17. sherlockfreak - March 30, 2009

The Bones poster looks great!

I can’t wait to see more of Karl Urban’s performance. Aside from Quinto, he’s the one I’m most excited about (sorry Chris Pine!)

18. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - March 30, 2009

So…lemme get this straight:

Generic, black-and-white posters picturing nothing but a grainy mugshot of an unknown, unidentified individual (I’m speaking from the perspective of the non-Trekkie, average-Joe moviegoer that Abrams is so desperately trying to appeal to) is supposed to get people to buy tickets to see the film?

That’s a bad marketing strategy for any film. Generally a poster has SOMETHING on it which gives a small sample of what the moviegoer will see and experience when they buy their ticket.

Abercrombie Kirk still looks scary in that poster, though – like a creepy stalker or something. HIDE THE CHILDREN!

19. Olley Olley Olley - March 30, 2009

ANyone else here think that Checkov looks like Dr Bashir??

Urban is a ringer for a v young De Forest Kelley.

20. wiesniak - March 30, 2009


21. Ryan - March 30, 2009

#18 How are you qualified to say that it is a bad marketing strategy? It sounds more like you are trying to find something to complain about rather than making an honest judgement.

22. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009


//Abercrombie Kirk still looks scary in that poster, though – like a creepy stalker or something. HIDE THE CHILDREN!//

Well, Shat!Kirk was kind of pedobear in “Miri”. ;-)

23. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - March 30, 2009

I am VERY interested in seeing Karl Urban’s portrayal of “Bones”…I somehow have a feeling it is going to be a stand out performance. Can’t wait!

24. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - March 30, 2009

RE: #2…

I agree…I wish the weren’t shot through glass…so much for bothering to save these for use on my desktop.

25. Just Wonderin' - March 30, 2009

I’ll watch this crap simply for Urban’s portrayal of McCoy.

26. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - March 30, 2009

#22 – I’m guessing you never actually watched “Miri.”

And that still doesn’t change the fact that Pine looks like a pedo in that poster.

Only fans would know who these people in these pathetically-plain posters are – but I thought the movie was trying to appeal to the non-fan?

27. Cheve - March 30, 2009

Something tells me this will soon become Star Trek the future begins ot ST TFB very soon whenever we want to talk about it in relation with the rest.

28. screaming satellite - March 30, 2009

18 – i always though Pine looks like James Van Der Beek in Rules of Attraction in the pretty sure theres a similar pose of JVDB somewhere

urban will ‘get’ his character the most? its possible

BTW off topic but ive been watching those season 4 episodes of Enterprise and the Vulcan 3 parter has FX shots of the Vulcan city – and im pretty certain it looks exactly the same as the shots of the vulcan city on the 2nd trailer…

29. Harry Seldom - March 30, 2009

They’d look better without the reflections

30. S. John Ross - March 30, 2009

I’ve seen the creepy B&W mugshots too many times now to have any new opinions of them. Movie, please :)

31. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009

26. Chillax, it was a joke. (see the smilie?)

32. tribbilations - March 30, 2009

but ugly

33. Captain Presley - March 30, 2009

Did they not take any other publicity shots of the cast besides these? We’ve been seeing these same images since the first teaser posters. I have to agree with #18. Not a great way to capture the attention of the non-fan. A lot like the US Official poster. They tell the customer nothing. If they were full body color shots in uniform, they would say something. As an advertising artist I am not impressed with the marketing campaign. I can’t wait for the movie, but not because of the posters.

34. Dr. Image - March 30, 2009

#33 I hear you. As a photographer, I’m perplexed by their choices.
Just seems so… cheap.
And when I see that shot of Pine, I just don’t see “Kirk.”
Maybe that’s the point?? Then why have a Spock that’s so “on?”

35. Tony Whitehead - March 30, 2009


I agree. None of these faces scream “Hey! A major motion picture called Star Trek is coming to your local theater soon, so you better get ready for an awesome experience!”


Well spoken. You took the words right out of my mouth as well. I create television commercials for a living and can’t believe that we’ve only got one image of each character, including that horrible pic of Pegg.

At least the folks who produced the trailers knocked it out of the park and yes, I am still excited about the movie.

36. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009


I hear what you’re saying about Pine, but his facial expression in this shot totally reminds me of Kirk:

37. Dennis sisterson - March 30, 2009

#16: “Me poor bairns” – Bairns is a Scottish dialect word meaning “children”.

38. Thomas Jensen - March 30, 2009

I’m sure he’ll be good the role, but this Scotty doesn’t look the part to me. Everyone else I can accept, but my initial impression is that they hired this actor to provide the comic relief, which isn’t my first thought when I think of what Mr. Doohan did with it.

39. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009


I think they made Scotty more of a punchline the older and rounder he got (I keep thinking of the scene in ST: V where he walks into that beam and knocks himself out cold).
It’s a real tragedy…

40. John from Cincinnati - March 30, 2009

Karl Urban is the most accomplished actor of the bridge crew, so it’s no surprise to me if he steals the show.

41. Nikos - March 30, 2009

YEAH!!! finally the Italian poster!!!

42. screaming satellite - March 30, 2009

18 – maybe its reflective of the film focusing on the characters instead of the SFX/explosions for once

43. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - March 30, 2009

#37. I stand corrected. Thank you for the Translation. I do hope we hear him say that.

44. Third Remata'Klan - March 30, 2009

When I first read the casting, Karl Urban as Bones was the one who concerned me the most, even though I love the guy.

I was apprehensive even when I saw the second trailer.

Now, I keep hearing about how great he is, and I get more excited to see his performance with every passing day.

Bring on May!

45. S. John Ross - March 30, 2009

#40: Plus, he’s playing Leonard McCoy … As far as I’m concerned, Star Trek is and has always been the tale of Leonard McCoy, his Vulcan friend Spock, and their jock sidekick, the other guy.

46. William Kirk - March 30, 2009

19 Yes :-)

47. Daoud - March 30, 2009

Apologies to Jimmy D.’s memory, and to Chris in advance…

But Pegg looks a lot like James Doohan would have looked, if he hadn’t been sporting the comb-over or whatever that was going on with Scotty’s hair. Pegg definitely has the eyes, and the enthusiasm spot on…

I just wish we could get word on what the character names are for Paul McGillion and Chris Doohan’s characters!

I hope Paul’s Finnegan, and that Chris’ character took the Gabler, Clayton, or Carver names from any TAS character that Doohan voiced. Doohan also voiced Kyle, so if Chris be Kyle… cool. Explains the beard. ;)

48. table10 - March 30, 2009

Ive been jacked about this film for well over a year, at the time it felt like a lifetime away from ever releasing, and now, here we are, dangerously close to T-30 days…

I went on the official movie site and re-looked at every trailer and TV spot they have

You really can’t help but get carried away with the excitement of these beloved characters on the big screen again, getting this type of treatment. Having the long awaited opportunity to see them get together for the first time, and other key historical moments such as the kobayashi maru, canon and nitpickers take a backseat IMO

Its gonna be an interesting month :)

49. Noshbox - March 30, 2009

With regards to Paul McGillion. At least we get to see him in the trailer, but what about Chris Doohan?! Maybe Chris Doohan himself could tell us. I have seen him on this site before.
Maybe he could giv us a hint. ;-)

Im liking the posters. Enjoying the fact that paramount is pushing the publicity. It’s all towards the Greater Good!

50. Locke for President - March 30, 2009

Can’t wait to see the Estonia poster. Do you think it will be as good as the Zimbabwe poster?

51. Javier E. Trujillo - March 30, 2009

the more I look at the chekov poster, the more laughable the rumor he would play the Green Lantern Hal Jordan!

52. David B - March 30, 2009

I thought I would blow my own trumpet and post the colorised versions of the US poster I did from another thread.

And answer to a question, it is not meant to look like a particular flag its just that the three colors in a specific order resmble that.


take a look, it has a TMP feel about it now.


53. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009

New trading card images!

(Young and old Spock together)

54. Rainbucket - March 30, 2009

Karl Urban has such a distinctive face (wide set eyes, small mouth) that I was surprised by his casting as McCoy. And yet?

It’s all in the eyes. He’s nailed those young DeForest Kelly eyes, on the brink of a life career as Starfleet’s cantankerous conscience.

Dammit Jim, I think he’s gonna be fantastic.

55. Stanky McFibberich - March 30, 2009

re: 54
Of all the fake actors, I think Urban most closely resembles the real thing from what I have seen so far. The fake Spock would, except he looks so artificial in most of the shots.

56. tribble farmer - March 30, 2009


57. The Governator - March 30, 2009

53. SaphronGirl

Woah!!!!! Nice!!!!!! and dare I say, very revealing :) Makes up for that pipe scene from yesterday.

58. spockatatic - March 30, 2009

I love karl urban as Bones, but I think they could have at least had him wear contacts to make his eyes blue. I’m sorry, but brown-eyed McCoy doesn’t feel right.

59. The Governator - March 30, 2009

To continue: That was definitely not a romulan warbird. Definitely Spock’s timeship.

60. The Governator - March 30, 2009

And to continue continuing: Karl Urban was in a lot of those photos. Nice :) Cool alien looking dude too, and very realistically alien. Definitely not a human with a ridged forehead. Starfleet Academy looks awesome. And that Orion’s got one big rack! No wonder PIne beds her :)

61. karanadon - March 30, 2009

New pics, courtesy of MTV!

62. The Governator - March 30, 2009

61. karanadon

Yeah, SaphronGirl already posted those a few minutes ago, but still, thanks. They are some really cool pics.

63. Anthony Thompson - March 30, 2009

What I’d like to know is: Did Chris get shopping tips from Winona Ryder?

64. Christine - March 30, 2009

#55 :: Now, now I wouldn’t say “fake”. They’re not “fake”. They’re just actors portraying a set of well-loved and well-known characters generally associated with their original actors.

And #61; someone already posted ’em, but thanks anyways.

I LOVE the shot of Nimoy and Quinto in the same scene… SQUEE! :3 So very awesome.

65. Jefferies Tuber - March 30, 2009

I like how realistic the crew quarters look in the Orion girl pic… softly lit, mementos, clothes laying around. For all of the talk about making it “real,” it’s little things like this that make a huge difference.

Notice the dwarfed Transamerica tower [the pyramid] in the Starfleet Academy shot.

66. catchupwiththesun - March 30, 2009

#50 lmao

saphron, karanadon, thanks for the links. great shot of the spocks

i think pine looks badass in his promo photo… i think child molesters look more like ben from lost.

67. Chris Doohan - March 30, 2009

47 & 49

Actually, as Simon Pegg said in the past, we all have small explosive devices implanted in our brains that will detonate if we say anything.


68. CarlG - March 30, 2009

@55: Seem like real actors to me, what with the imdb listings and everything….

69. SaphronGirl - March 30, 2009

//I like how realistic the crew quarters look in the Orion girl pic…//

That makes me wonder… what the heck is a slave girl doing there?

70. The Governator - March 30, 2009

67. Chris Doohan

Hey there Chris! I know you can’t really say much about the film, but I am curious as to what you think of Simon Pegg’s portrayal of Scotty. But don’t say too much. I don’t want your brain to explode. lol. :)

71. CarlG - March 30, 2009

@53: WOW! Starfleet Academy looks incredible, I love the alien with the shades, but that’s hardly the most flattering pic of the green Orion girl, is it?

72. Daoud - March 30, 2009

#67 Chris, wouldn’t those probably be Ceti eels? ;)

Perhaps the great B’Orci could drop in and spill the character names! Just the last names. Well, at least it’s only now a few days before the Sydney premiere. Then we expect all beans to be spilled!

73. Zinc Saucier - March 30, 2009

27. Cheve – March 30, 2009

I can see that. The same thing happened with the first X-Files movie and its tagline “Fight the Future”.

74. captain_neill - March 31, 2009

if it were the originals then we would instantly recognise who they were because the originals were so identified with the original characters. You have Shatner as Kirk and everyone knows who it is.

With a bunch of unknowns as our favourite characters it is a harder sell for the film. The exception being Quinto and that is because of Spocks’s look only.

although these actors will be good, they will not take the place of the originals. I look forward to seeing what the new actors will do but to me they wont be the same.

75. bman - March 31, 2009

I am so looking forward to this film, but I have to admit I’m really over the black and white marketing campaign. The face shots of actors most people don’t even know aren’t helping, either.

76. YoJimbo - March 31, 2009

Dammit, Jim! Where the hell are the other comments?

77. Petey - April 1, 2009

I’m just glad John Cho doesn’t look like John Cho in his poster. He doesn’t look like the great George Takei… but at least he doesn’t look like John Cho. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.