Get Your Questions Asked At Star Trek World Premiere In Sydney – See The Answers Here On Tuesday

On Tuesday April 7th the new Star Trek movie will have its global gala premiere at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The event will be attended by director JJ Abrams and many of his stars, and Paramount International is offering fans (and specifically TrekMovie community members) the opportunity to ask questions of the Trek celebrities. Details below.

 

Your question can be asked at the Star Trek World Premiere
As reported earlier, Paramount International will be conducting a ‘liveblogging’ broadcast for fans from the Sydney event, plus making clips available from the earlier press event. JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Eric Bana and Karl Urban will all be asked fan-submitted questions, with the answers put up on the internet (and seen here at TrekMovie.com). Fans can submit questions via Twitter by just using the hashtag #asktrek (they will be searching for all tweets with that tag and selecting questions to ask at the event).

In addition to the Twitter submissions, a set of questions for the Star Trek celebrities will come from TrekMovie community members. To submit a question, just type it into the comments section below. Note who the question is for (JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Eric Bana or Karl Urban) and keep questions to 25 words or less. Also note your first name and home town….like so:

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

What is your favorite color?

Tony, Los Angeles, CA

Questions must be submitted by noon Pacific Time Monday. Please do not submit more than three total question suggestions. TrekMovie and PPC will select final question (All attempts will be made to get all selected questions answered, time permitting).

Show Starts Tuesday afternoon (or earlier depending on where you are)
The red carpet opens around 6:00 PM Tuesday Sydney Time (9:00 AM GMT, 4:00 AM East Coast USA, and 1:00 AM Pacific Time). Video coverage will begin sometime in the afternoon Sydney with some taped segments from the press event. There is also planned live coverage (technology permitting) during the event itself. All of that will be embedded here at TrekMovie.com via Star Trek channel at phreadz.com.

The exact schedule is being worked out right now, so stay tuned for an update for coverage of the gala World Premiere from Sydney. Until them, start submitting questions
 

More information on this event at theppc.com.


You can be there (via the magic of the Internet)

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Why is this premiering in Australia?

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

If you had to do anything different in Wrath of khan when it was being made, what would it be ?

Jaspreet, Montreal, Canada

What scene did you cut, that you wish you’d kept in? And will there be an extended version later i.e. watchmen?
Bill Coleman
Gainesville, Florida

FOR KARL URBAN:

How did you prepare for the role of Bones without having DeForest Kelley around to offer you guidance?

Steve, Washington, DC

FOR ALL:

Did anything in particular drive your decision to be a part of Star Trek? If so, what?

Senwod, Washington, DC

FOR CHRIS PINE:

Do you wish you had the same support from Shatner like Quinto had from Nimoy?

Gary, Digby, Nova Scotia

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

What are some of the things you wanted to do that make this Trek film different from any other?

Joseph, Jacksonville, FL

FOR J.J. ABRAMS:

Thank you for your hard work and your contribution to the franchise.

Have you given much thought to a new Star Trek TV series to complement the new films? Where would you like to see Trek on TV go next?

Jonathan, Austin, TX

FOR ZACHARY QUINTO:

What was the best part about playing Spock?

Catie, Cleveland Ohio

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

Every great movie has one particular “tingle” moment where the audience is just bowled over; In the first Superman film it’s when the Jor-el mask turns to ice,swings around, and through it’s eyes we first see Superman in the Fortress fly toward the camera. Where would that “tingle” moment, if you had to name one, be in this Star Trek movie for you?

Michael, Toronto, Canada

FOR KARL URBAN:

What is your favorite McCoy ism from any past Star Trek?

Lex, Mankato, MN

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

How has Paramount’s support to the Star Trek franchise chanced or stayed the same throughout the process of this movie? ie, were they more reluctant and nervous in the beginning?

Jordan, Calgary, Canada

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

What makes this film attractive to non-Star Trek fans as opposed to many of the Trek films seen in recent years?

Joseph, Jacksonville, FL

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

Does all of Starfleet wear the Enterprise insignia in the movie?

Gary, Digby, Nova Scotia

FOR KARL URBAN:

Ok, you’ve done such GREAT sci-fi / fantasy films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Doom’, and ‘Pathfinder’. How was ‘Star Trek’ similar or dissimilar from those? Did you feel like this was on a larger scale than those films, or equal?

Mitch, 16 yrs old, Louisiana

FOR J.J. ABRAMS:

Will we see Janice Rand or Christine Chapel in this movie or the next one? Or maybe one of Kirk’s green captain’s uniforms?

Patrick, Olympia, Washington

FOR KARL URBAN:

How does playing in STAR TREK compare to your experiences in The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy, and other works?

Tipp, Butler, GA

FOR ALL

What was your favorite scene that you shot and why?
Also, what are your plans if any for a sequel as far as story direction is concerned?
From
Matt Schares
Williamsburg, VA

FOR ERIC BANA:

What was it about Nero that inspired you to take on the role?

Joseph, Jacksonville, FL

FOR CHRIS PINE:

What was it that really attracted you to the role? What is it like to play such an iconic character?

Kevin
San Francisco, CA

FOR ZACHARY QUINTO:

What was the best advice Leonard Nimoy gave you about playing Spock?

Marella, The Netherlands

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

How does the music for this movie compare to the rest of the Star Trek movie scores?

Martin, Mission Viejo, CA

FOR KARL URBAN:

What would you say is at the core of Leonard McCoy as you play him (and not necessarily the same as DeForest Kelley’s portrayal)?

Jose, Houston, TX

FOR ALL:

What kind of traits do you share with the character you portrayed?

James, Williamsburg, VA

FOR CHRIS PINE AND ZACHARY QUINTO

Should this movie prove successful, how many total movies with this cast would you hope to see made?

Julio, Tamarac, FL

For All,

What funny stories can you share from filming the movie?

Will D., Vancouver, Canada

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

As a future director or producer, how does it feel to be Star Trek’s “keeper of the flame”?

Steve, Colorado Springs, CO

FOR KARL URBAN:

Being a doctor, I always idolized McCoy and his no-nonsense approach to problems. Did you have any specific doctors or doctor qualities that you sought to infuse into your portrayal of McCoy?

Claude N., Santa Clara, CA

“1. cd – April 5, 2009

Why is this premiering in Australia?”

Because we rule! :p

For all:

Will you do star Trek conventions in the future?

FOR JJ ABRAMS

Do you think it is possible to make another movie without destroying any world or compromise integrity of the universe?.

Elena, Spain

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

The Star Trek franchise began to dim in recent years & only with this new film has the public seemed to really start embracing Trek again. Do you feel this is because of a return of an era of hope & wonder? Do you feel that the world is once again ready for Roddenberry’s message of peace & the human adventure?

Jason G, Ann Arbor Michigan

FOR ALL:

With the release date of the movie to the public coming pretty near. Are you nervous how the reaction from fans is gonna be with how you portrayed the characters?

Marella, the Netherlands

FOR SIMON PEGG:

Are you ready to do Trek conventions for the rest of your life?

Sean, Manhattan, Kansas

whoops, meant to put KARL URBAN, not SIMON PEGG.

FOR ERIC BANA:

In what way did you differnetiate or improve upon with Nero compared to past star trek villains?

Chadwick, Hamilton, Ontario

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

What is it that makes ‘Star Trek’ Star Trek?’

How does the new film translate that to a 2009 audience?

Andrew, New York, NY, USA

FOR JJ ABRAMS ET AL.

Fasten then zip, or zip then fasten?

–Jon S., Phoenix AZ

FOR CHRIS PINE:

Star Trek has a very strong, positive philosophy. What would you say is your understanding of that philosophy and in what ways do you uphold it in your own life?

FOR CHRIS PINE:

Star Trek has a very strong, positive philosophy. What would you say is your understanding of that philosophy and in what ways do you uphold it in your own life?

Jenny, Vancouver BC, CANADA

FOR JJ ABRAMS

Star Trek is consider first science fiction series to interest women and one very closely to that ones liking science and becoming future scientists. Does this new movie going to appeal to these two collectives?.

Spain

FOR J.J. ABRAMS:

How much more familiar with the past Star Trek universe did you become through the process of this movie? Did you ever want to go back and watch the old episodes, or even watch any of the movies that you hadn’t before? If not, do you plan to do so?

(From “Devon in Indiana” I forgot to add)

Thanks for this opportunity!

FOR JJ :

If this movie gives birth to another two movies or even a new tv show and you were producing, would you have them set in the same era or would you explore other eras?

Chadwick, Hamilton, Ontario

to CHRIS PINE: You are Kirk in Star Trek. Potentially your signature role, in a major summer tentpole, and at minimum a film with a dedicated cult following.

How do you feel?

Ill ask from the front row myself if you wish.
Did i remember to tell you all that actually i have front row seats??

Ask away…………

FOR J.J. ABRAMS:

What was the single most difficult/important decision you had to make during production?

Jon, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

For JJ: Big-budget space epics are few and far between. What is it like to join the likes of Kubrick, Lucas, Wise, Verhoeven, and Boyle, and actually get to make one?

FOR JJ ABRAMS:

How much (or little) did you visit websites like Trekmovie.com during production and if so, did the fan’s comments effect any aspect of the film?

David W, Seattle WA

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