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Star Trek Gala Tour Hits New Zealand – Video & Images From Event April 9, 2009

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On Tuesday evening (Tuesday morning for the rest of us), the Star Trek world tour hit New Zealand, home of the new Dr. McCoy, Karl Urban. He, along with Chris Pine, Zach Quinto and John Cho were all on hand for the gala premiere in Auckland. We have some of the first pics and vid interviews from this event below. 


3News in New Zealand has a report, plus full interviews with the four actors who came to New Zeeland.




TVNZ has a report from the red carpet, plus some video (only available in NZ…damn!)


The Getty wire service has photos from the Aukland event, here are a few shots.

(L-R) Urban, Quinto, Pine, Cho

Zach gives a fan a pic to remember

A couple of Kiwi fans show their Trek love

More photos at JustJared and WCBS880.

More to come
More NZ coverage from coming up later.


1. Thasc - April 9, 2009

Pine and Quinto are so adorable together. :D

2. general worf - April 9, 2009


3. Selor - April 9, 2009

I like those… uhm Uniform Variants the girls are wearing on the last pic ^^

4. Marian Ciobanu - April 9, 2009

– I really like the red girl…she’s’s so hot..!!!

5. ss - April 9, 2009

The Naked Now?

6. OneBuckFilms - April 9, 2009

The news is coming thick and fast now.

Anthony, good luck keeping up with the last month of news articles !!!

7. CJS - April 9, 2009

Starfleet trying those new paint-on uniforms.

8. thorsten - April 9, 2009


next week, Worf.
After a stopover in Kuwait…

9. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

1. (Thasc)

WORD. Forget Brangelina, they’re the new Hollywood power couple: PINTO.

10. Ensign Ricky - April 9, 2009

Wow painted on uniforms!!! I sure do like the future!!

11. colin - April 9, 2009

9: PINTO. ROFL. You owe me a keyboard and a fresh cup of coffee! (I really hope that “PINTO” doesn’t become common usage, though.)

12. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

11. (colin)

I’ve got more where that came from!

PINTO: So hot, they explode on contact.


13. Tiberius1000 - April 9, 2009

Please trekmovie or trekmovie comunity, I have red that they will come to my litle Austria. Can you give me more information?

14. colin - April 9, 2009

12: (Saphron) : ROFL again. But I’m gonna shut up ‘cos I’m a guy and I know that PINTO were expecting Trek fans, but *gay* trek fans?…Hmmm. (It is a scary combination, you have to admit).

15. WhatInBlueBlazes?! - April 9, 2009

12 — You win. That was perfect!

16. Jenni Generation - April 9, 2009

9. I heard an interviewer call Quinto ‘Pinto’ once. It may well catch on! XD

17. jabba the hut - April 9, 2009

Chris and Zach have great chemistry together!


18. Kathryn Janeway - April 9, 2009

“Urbine” sounds kinda cool but PINTO??! ROFLMAO!! I actually really like, in a very cheesy sorta way. I have a feeling it’s going to stick and soon it will be all over the Slash fanfiction communities. Long live the PINTO bromance! :D

19. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

14. (colin)

As I’m sure George Takei would attest, Star Trek has more than just gay fans. :-P

20. Nero=Bitch - April 9, 2009

UMMM IN THAT PIC OF ALL 4 OF THEM…what is with Cho’s suit and shoes? everybody else looks classy… Cho looks…floral… LOL…even Takei, who’s gay, never dresses so flamboyant as Cho is in that pic, and Cho is straight! LOL

And on the friendship between Quinto and Pine.. say hello to the Star Trek equivalent to J.D. and Turk on ‘Scrubs’ LOL

21. colin - April 9, 2009

19, 20 (SaphronGirl, Nero=Bitch): That pic of the the four of them…it looks more like ZURBAN and CHOPINE, given the body language…where is Zach’s right hand? Now, you see, I think any self-respecting publicist would have used a tactical lens flare on that. :)

(Okay, I was just looking for an excuse to use CHOPINE in a sentence, and to bring up lens flares again.)

22. Julio - April 9, 2009


Here is there schedule… no stop in Austria, but they’ll be in Germany…

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

April 20 – London, UK
Empire Theater – Leicester Square
Celebs: unknown
More: Paramount UK (tickets available for £70), Virgin Contest, Mirror Contest

23. MC1 Doug - April 9, 2009

Here we go again, what’s with the criticism of gay TREK fans?

Last time I checked everbody puts their pants on one leg at a time. It sure saddens me to see some fans acting like it is the 1950s again.

Whatever happened to IDIC? Ffor the less indoctrinated, that’s the celebration of ‘infinite diversity infinite combinations.’

24. colin - April 9, 2009

23. I’m *not* criticising. I’m gay. I’m a trek fan. I was attempting humour. Obviously, I’m not a comedian… :)

25. Captain Charbles - April 9, 2009

Those interviews were great. I like how the cast is so close. They’re laughing and having a good time. That’s how it’s supposed to be. haha

26. Jay - April 9, 2009


Dude… this is so weird. I’ve processed your images for DVIDS, where I work!

27. Mark Lynch - April 9, 2009

More pictures of the painted girls please. Thank you…. ;)

28. ster julie - April 9, 2009

Uh, re: the shot of the four actors, forget about Cho’s floral shirt. What I want to know is this:

Why is Pine’s crotch GLOWING???!

29. WhatInBlueBlazes?! - April 9, 2009

I love the camaraderie in the interviews. That must’ve been a fun set to work on.

30. WhatInBlueBlazes?! - April 9, 2009

28– re: glowing crotch

Captain, I’ve got to take the mains off the line… it’s rad-i-ation…

31. colin - April 9, 2009

#28 – Let me be the first : it’s a lens flare.

(OK, I’ll shut up now – I’m high on coffee – and, in passing, apologies to #23, who was not referring to my comments.)

32. Denise de Arman - April 9, 2009

PINTO and Pine’s glowing crotch: I like this thread – it’s exciting!

33. MC1 Doug - April 9, 2009

#26: Hi Jay!!! Yep, I’ve had quite a few stories and images posted on DVIDS… nice hearing from you!

34. Denise de Arman - April 9, 2009

And not to despoil the VERY attractive red-painted girl, but where in the ST universe did that “uniform” come from?

35. Jenni Generation - April 9, 2009

Crotch set to stun!

36. dennis bailey - April 9, 2009

#34: “And not to despoil the VERY attractive red-painted girl, but where in the ST universe did that “uniform” come from?”

Most of it appears to be body paint.

It’s difficult to say just how much of it…I shall study this further.

37. CaptainRickover - April 9, 2009

The first picture shows a great irony, IMO.

The new movie throw everything from TOS to NEM over board and only ENT (maybe the worst show of all – for some fans) is the last thing from the old-canon-universe that you still could connect with the new movie.

It even make it on the news!!!

38. Lousy_Canadian - April 9, 2009

Love Zac’s glasses! :D

39. I am not Herbert - April 9, 2009

DAMN!!! The red painted Kiwi Vulcan chick is SMOKIN’ HOT!!!


40. John from Cincinnati - April 9, 2009

Yes, please more pictures of the painted girl in red!

41. Alec - April 9, 2009

I’ve just watched the two longish interviews. They all seem like really nice guys. And they all seem to get along well. This bodes well: the chemistry between this cast might even be better than that which existed between the original actors, since the original actors were kind of split into two distinct groups: the guys that like Shatner and the guys that hate him!

Pine said he copied many of Shatner’s mannerisms. I saw a similarity in acting styles in the trailer, in terms of the heavily emotional style, the confidence, and in some of the looks. I’ll be looking out for more of this in the film itself.

I can’t wait for this film!

42. Jenni Generation - April 9, 2009

OK, so now I’ve actually watched the interviews…

You know, the chemistry between these guys is just awesome. I mean you expect it between people working together all the time in major parts like Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, but even Karl Urban and John Cho have it. (Also, those two rocked my socks off, love them!) It’s really neat to watch them get on so well! And I love the way Pine talked about how he approached Kirk and felt Kirk used to be approached by Shatner in TOS.

43. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

// PINTO and Pine’s glowing crotch: I like this thread – it’s exciting! //

LOL… I agree most heartily.

44. JohnWA - April 9, 2009


I think he might be a Cylon.

45. Jay - April 9, 2009

#33 MC1 Doug…

The Fans are everywhere, brother! Took a look at your site… nice stuff. I was a USMC combat correspondent for a while, trying to get my site up … hopefully soon.

46. Denise de Arman - April 9, 2009

SaphronGirl#43- I reach, my sister.

47. TrekNerd - April 9, 2009

“I like those… uhm Uniform Variants the girls are wearing on the last pic ^^”

“Most of it appears to be body paint.

It’s difficult to say just how much of it…I shall study this further.”

After a thorough scan, it appears the only attire they seem to be wearing are boots.

48. Dr. Image - April 9, 2009

The coolest uniforms, EVER!!!
But only on women. Certain… women.
Bill Thiess would be quite intrigued, I’m sure.

49. Will - April 9, 2009

That’s what happens when you play Kirk…light shoots out of your ass.

Those girls are wearing black shorts and boots. That’s all.

50. CarlG - April 9, 2009

:D for the anchorman in the 1st clip. And he didn’t split his infinitives…

I love the palpable pride that the New Zealand guys have that one of their “hometown boys” is involved. Go, New Zealand! You rock! :D

Karl Urban’s “erotic” eyebrow raise of DOOM is all kinds of awesome.

Cool interviews, and I know I’ve said this before — but I love that shot of the Enterprise under construction, it’s almost painterly.

And speaking of “painterly”, there’s absolutely no way that there’s going to be hot Trek girls like those two around when I go to watch, is there? :(

51. mooseday - April 9, 2009

#28 .. it’s the power of the sun ….. in .. his .. pants

52. B - April 9, 2009

Take it from a chick: it’s paint, pasties and some deviant form of spankies (the undies worn under cheerleader’s skirts). Oh – and utter, unflinching devotion because, seriously, that’s a lot of time, discomfort and a ridiculously long post-show shower going on right there.

53. Blake Powers - April 9, 2009

Is that body paint!! Dear GOD!!

54. Picard's barber - April 9, 2009

WOW to the girl in the red.

I want to tell her how hot she is, but she’ll probably think I’m sexist.
She’s so hot she’s making me sexist….bitch!

I’m the BOOM King!

55. SS. Nine - April 9, 2009

You know, it makes sense to use paint, really. It means that poor fabric or wrinkles or bad seams won’t harm the quality, and gives it plasticy futuristic feel….. I totally couldn’t work out what it was for a second. Beyond fanservice, those are damn impressive costumes in their own right. Really evenly applied as well. (Waaay better than those crappy green girls at the party…)

56. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

Isn’t it bromantic?

I love these two together…

57. U.F.P. - April 9, 2009

SWM looking for Vulcan female for PonFar relationship. Must enjoy movie preimers and red body paint.

58. Gabriele - April 9, 2009

Here’s a really good interview of Eric Bana on 2UE [almost 10 minutes] (radio station, Sydney):

59. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

Omigod, I finally got around to watching that Pine/Quinto interview. I nearly choked on my juice when Chris started talking about his “man-crushes” and keeping it on the “down low”.


60. fred - April 9, 2009

All I want is a higher-rez version of those chicks and I can’t find one! Please, post a link to a better version, someone!

61. Kevin Rubio - April 9, 2009

You gotta luv the kiwis and their “trek love”!!!!!

62. Denise de Arman - April 9, 2009

SaphronGirl#59- You need to come hang out with us in Chat – kirkzil, TOG and I love to throw around the “bromance” aspect of the Kirk/Spock relationship there…

63. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

62. (Denise de Arman)

Do you have a link to the chat? I’m big into the K/S fandom. :D

64. ster julie - April 9, 2009

Why won’t the list of comments show up? This screen has been telling be to be the first for the past hour, and I KNOW I successfully posted a comment on this article earlier.


65. Denise de Arman - April 9, 2009

SaphronGirl#63- Just go to the top of the page and hit the Chat tab – that takes you to the Trekmovie chat thread. Welcome!

66. TheKirk - April 9, 2009

If they are this GAY then no straight man is gonna watch this movie.

67. Daoud - April 9, 2009

#31 You mean to say it’s not a lens flare, but a glans flare? Ohhhhh.

68. Fansince9 - April 9, 2009

1: That smile on their faces looks kind of mischevious, though. Kind of what I’d expect from Kelso and Hyde on ‘That 70’s Show”.

69. Thasc - April 9, 2009

Yeah, they look like a pair of mischievous schoolboys in the interview preview pic. :3

70. Thasc - April 9, 2009

#66 – Straight man here, completely in favour of mancrushes, still going to see the film. :P

71. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - April 9, 2009

Ok. I have Died and gone to Geek Heaven. Love those outfits on the Girls. So HOT!!!!!

72. Nero=Bitch - April 9, 2009

my point about the pic of ‘the 4′ refers to cho looking gay when hes straight when we had no clue by how takei dressed that he was gay until he came out; also cho’s getup does kinda stand out…especially those shoes….ICK…

73. Nero=Bitch - April 9, 2009

as for pines glowing crotch thats building lights behind him

74. MC1 Doug - April 9, 2009

#73: as I have posted many a time, exactly what does ‘gay’ look like?


75. Keep the Faith - April 9, 2009

What happened to the Borg implants?

76. Liz - April 9, 2009

RE: Pinto.

There’s a story that during the original run of TOS, Nimoy were on a promotional tour and the announcer called out, his name as Mr. Nimsy. I guess now there is offically a tradition of mispronoucing the name of the actors who portray Spock.

77. SaphronGirl - April 9, 2009

66. (TheKirk)

Good lord, how parochial. One of my husband’s best friends is gay. He certainly wouldn’t refuse to see this film it it turned out its two male stars were in a relationship (not that they are, I’m just speaking in hypotheticals).

78. U.F.P. - April 9, 2009

If you don’t see this movie because of the actors sexual preference thats your loss. You won’t be able to watch any movies though because half the actors in the business are gay. Tom Cruise might wear a tinfoil pyramid on his head at home but I still like his movis well some of them…

79. The Original Spock's Brain - April 9, 2009

All four are funny and have great chemistry in these interviews. Bet we’ll see that on film.

80. Khan! - April 9, 2009

There’s also more video from the NZ premiere at

81. Jake - April 10, 2009

Love all the typos; Zeeland, Aukland ect.

Classic foreign reporters!

82. Mark Lynch - April 10, 2009

Great coverage.

83. Zeph - April 10, 2009

TVNZ’s red carpet report (Quinto & Urban):

TVNZ’s Breakfast show (Urban & Cho):

84. cagmar - April 10, 2009


I almost want to call that a Nazi word (you know, being German myself so it’s okay)– but then I think maybe that would be culturally insensitive, even rude, so maybe it’s not a good idea– but then I consider how I might rouse a snicker from the back of the room somewhere so it might be TOTALLY worth it! Woah.

You know, guys, political correctness, maaan. Sheesh. Makes things so complicated, makes me think too much.


But seriously, Zeitgeist – Pine’s right. Awesome word.

85. number nine - April 10, 2009

66. “If they are this GAY then no straight man is gonna watch this movie.”

I would, my Dad would, and I bet my friends would (most of em are straight guys fwiw). so stuff it!

86. Bren - April 10, 2009

60. fred – April 9, 2009

All I want is a higher-rez version of those chicks and I can’t find one! Please, post a link to a better version, someone!

Quoted for truth

87. - - April 10, 2009

Yeah, we “need” a hq version of those chicks. It would be even better to get other pics from these chicks.

88. Mark Lynch - April 11, 2009

1:57 the girls turn up.

89. @MarkLynch - April 11, 2009

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