EXCLUSIVE: Report From Berlin Star Trek Gala w/ Pictures April 16, 2009by Thorsten Wulff , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
Today the Star Trek Roadshow arrived in Berlin, Germany. The gala premiere with a blue carpet was held at the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz. TrekMovie was there and has a report and pictures from the event. Plus a ‘mini-review’ of the German dub of Star Trek.
Star Trek comes to Germany
Earlier today Paramount held a press conference (a full report on that tomorrow). J.J. Abrams brought John Cho, Zoe Zaldana. Zach Quinto, Bryan Burke, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Karl Urban and this time even Simon Pegg along. The crew was relaxed and in a very good mood, and there was no trace of fatigue nine days after Sydney, and with trips in open Apache helicopters over the desert in Kuwait.
After the press conference it was off to the premiere. This image gives you a panorama of the Berlin Star Trek gala premiere.
‘Blue Carpet’ Photos
Once they hit the premiere with the giant Star Trek logo and blue carpet, the crew signed posters and magazine spreads for the fans and talked to assorted media teams. Karl Urban has German roots and speaks pretty well (enough to make fun of John Cho). A group of German fans appeared in Uniform, two of the in TWOK style and one in TNG era outfit. J.J. signed that one.
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JJ signs for Nacelles Monthly!
I had a very nice moment on the ‘blue carpet’ with JJ Abrams. As the German media handlers were whisking him by I yelled out "hey JJ it is Thorsten from Nacelles Monthly"…that stopped him in his tracks and he came right over laughing. I gave him a Playmates Phaser toy, which was handed out during the press conference, and he signed it. What more could I ask for!
Mini-review of German version of Star Trek [no spoilers]
Also JJ Abrams presented the movie itself, already in it’s German dubbed version. I loved it. Pure Trek, living up to it’s promise. Great character moments, awesome action sequences, funny and tragic moments in the right mix. Two Thumbs up! By the way, Bones is still called "Pill" in Germany, just like in TOS 1972.
More to come from Germany
Tomorrow TrekMovie will have a full report on the Berlin press conference. Until then, there is a brief summary and some video at 3news.co.nz.
All images by Thorsten Wulff