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Today in Trek (future) history is First Contact Day. On April 5th 2063 Zefram Cochrane will make the first Human warp flight and greet the first Vulcan visitors to Earth. And how fitting that today Star Trek director JJ Abrams and his Kirk and Spock (Chris Pine and Zach Quinto), all boarded their first flight to greet fans (new and old) across the world, in their global Star Trek tour. See below for details including a preliminary schedule of the events.
And so it begins
Today in the wee hours, JJ and the boys boarded a flight for Syndey Australia, where they will kick off the Star Trek gala premiere tour on Tuesday April 7th. Celebrity site Just Jared was at Los Angeles International Airport to catch photos of the team as they departed.
STAR TREK WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE
JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto, and Chris Pine are headed on a multi-city tour of gala premieres that starts in Sydney, Australia this Tuesday. Along the way they will be joined by more stars. Each premiere will be invite-only, but some cities also have made tickets available or have contests. Below is the best information we have so far on the tour, but it is not complete.
April 7 – Sydney, Australia
Opera House – Concert Hall – 7:00 PM (red carpet sarts 5:30)
Celebs: JJ Abrams, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban. Eric Bana
More: Website (sold out)
April 15 – Brussels, Belgium
Tour & Taxis Theater – 6pm (part of Belgium Film Fest)
Celebs: John Cho and Karl Urban (maybe more)
More: BIFF site
April 16 – Berlin, Germany
Sony Center – 7:30 PM
Celebs: JJ Abrams, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Karl Urban and John Cho
It should be noted that these dates above are solely for the gala premieres and not for the public premieres. For a full list of those, go to the official Star Trek site.
Other international stops may include Kuwait City, Madrid and Paris, but these appear to be just press events and not gala premieres. After the stops in Europe, the team will head to the US. There will be a press event in NY and a final pre-release gala premiere in Los Angeles at the end of April. Later in May Abrams will head to Tokyo for a gala premiere (Star Trek opens to the public in Japan on May 29th).
TrekMovie will provide an update on the above schedule as more info becomes available. We will have coverage from some of the above events, and when we don’t have someone there we will provide links to other coverage.
Live Blogging Sydney Premiere
Paramount is working with Picture Production Company to bring live video and pictures from the Sydney premiere, including getting stars to answer questions. Questions can be submitted via Twitter by using #asktrek hashtag. More info on this liveblogging can be found at theppc.com.
Video responses to a selection of these questions will be published to a dedicated Star Trek channel on the social multimedia network Phreadz startrek.phreadz.com, alongside a live Twitter feed and photos served via Flickr.