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Live Video From UK Star Trek Premiere + More Video From ST09 World Tour [UPDATED] April 20, 2009

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[UPDATED] Today the Star Trek world tour is in the UK. Earlier there was a live chat in Playstation home, and running right now there are UK junket interview clips running live, awaiting coverage of the UK red carpet. We also have new video of other Star Trek world tour events from Paris, Berlin, Kuwait and Australia.



Live UK coverage [event over]
The press association has a live feed of their coverage from the UK events, with both interview clips and coverage of the UK Premiere.

[UPDATE: Event has ended, but you can watch junket interview clips by clicking the ‘on’ button in the video below]

Playstation Home event at 11 AM Eastern [finished]
At 4 PM UK Time (11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific) Star Trek director JJ Abrams and stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, will be attending an exclusive Q&A in PlayStation® Home with selected press and bloggers from around the world. Watch the event live here.

Live event over…here is recording

Streaming live video by Ustream

More World Tour video
Until that feed starts, here are some more videos from the JJ Abrams world tour which have cropped up in the last couple of days.

Berlin Press conference and red carpet
TrekNews.DE has put together and excellent video with clips from the Berlin press conference and the Berlin premiere. It is almost entirely in English and very much worth watching.

[click image to see stream — click HERE for more viewing options]

Australia Q&A with Quinto and Pine
Australian site has a press junket Q&A with Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine.

Paris Press Conference
Unification France has put together video snippets from the French news conference, here they are in a single playlist (NOTE: questions are not included, just answers).

Kuwait event for the troops
The US Army has put together some videos of the Star Trek event in Kuwait.

[CLICK for to see full video of event — in 7 parts)]


Coming soon – London video & more
Today the Trek Tour is in London. TrekMovie will bring you our own video from the red carpet, and SkyTV will be providing video from the press conference.


1. Pragmaticus - April 20, 2009

Pretty cool stuff.

2. Plain and simple Proust - April 20, 2009

Go, J.J.

3. MikeG - April 20, 2009

I am having the hard time waiting…

4. Kirk's Girdle - April 20, 2009

Is that Australian guy a bore or what? First?

5. SaphronGirl - April 20, 2009

Okay… Pine and Quinto must be playing up the bromance (foot massages, long walks on the beach…LOL) because they know that’s what the fangirls want. The line that got me really laughing was Quinto’s “It’s a fencing thing. We’ll talk about it later.”

Oh boys…

6. RedShirtWalking - April 20, 2009

UGH… is SO dreadful.

7. JohnnyMoo - April 20, 2009

“The most surreal thing in the history of time”, indeed.

That playstation thing is weird… but kinda cool.

Really wanted to go to the premiere tonight, but won’t be able to make it now. Poop. :(

8. n9n3 - April 20, 2009

Great interview with Quinto and Pine, despite the boring and monotone interviewer. They both seem pretty cool and genuinely into the whole experience and what it means to people. The next three weeks are going to be the longest ever.

9. Pragmaticus - April 20, 2009

Pine sounds like he’s drunk today.

10. Spock - April 20, 2009

It was a smart move moving the movie from December to May. It gave them a longer time to sell the movie to the fans, and rope in the general audience.

11. thereare4lights - April 20, 2009

You got that right, mr. Spock. The wait is killing me.

12. Red Shirt - April 20, 2009


Maybe he’s just tired. He’s answered the same damn questions, probably three times a day for the past month…

13. FetusKarl - April 20, 2009

Well thats a total disaster. Next time guys just do a ‘real’ conference, half the time I can’t hear the questions or answers, its choppy and the whole thing feels awkard. Lame

14. JohnnyMoo - April 20, 2009

Yeah, it was quite stilted, but the idea of having people from all over the world asking questions live is pretty cool.

15. I'm dead Jim - April 20, 2009

I can’t wait to hear about Pine’s first meeting with the Shat where they have a drink… and do some drugs.

9. I think Pine is just worn out, or hung over, from the tour.

16. Telly1138 - April 20, 2009

I’m kinda wondering why the rest of the world gets this movie before the US? And this isn’t a “the US is the best place in the whole planet” kinda thing. It’s a “this film was a film made in the US, why doesn’t its home country see it first”

Oh well. I’m just gonna get flamed anyhow.

17. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

#16 “I’m kinda wondering why the rest of the world gets this movie before the US?”

They don’t. It’s being shown in other countries, but it hasn’t officially opened yet. I’m guessing the LA premiere is probably the end of the tour. And don’t forget, it was first shown to an audience on April 6 in Austin, TX.

18. Rosy - April 20, 2009

Nah I’m not going to flame you but technically the US did see it first.

*Austin, Texas*

19. Ciaran - April 20, 2009

I’m so glad Pine and Quinto are the new Spock and Kirk. Even out of makeup you can just kind of -see- the characters in there. I was super worried back in the day when they didn’t have anybody cast and Quinto expressed desire to play Spock, who he said had no emotions. I was like, “NOOO. SPOCK HAS EMOTIONS. YOU’RE SYLAR, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?!” Now I couldn’t picture anybody different playing them.

Oh, and Pinto bromance is my favorite bromance, hehe.

20. Someone - April 20, 2009

That’s why they had the *real* world premier in Austin, TX…hours before the Sydney premier. However, it was a bit of a rip off because nobody in the US knew to expect it, so nobody who really cared had an opportunity to decide if they wanted to attend or not.

21. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

#20 … Trust me, the people who showed up at 10pm on a Monday night planning to see TWOK + “10 mins” of the new movie really cared. This was not a rip off.

22. Phil 123 - April 20, 2009

love Pegg. he is such a geek, talking about recent experiments in science on the red carpet. he is cool, hope Scotty isn’t too much of a joke in the new movie

got my IMAX ticket for the 7th!!

23. TigerClaw - April 20, 2009

I hope someone recorded the Q&A from Home.

24. Someone - April 20, 2009

BS. Yeah, the people there cared. But what of others across the nation who might have wanted to go to Austin for the premier? I’m not going to make the trip just to watch TWOK and a 10 min preview, but I definitely would have been considering it if I had all the information up front that it would be a full premier. No way am I alone in that.

25. SaphronGirl - April 20, 2009

19. (Ciaran)

// Oh, and Pinto bromance is my favorite bromance, hehe. //

Agreed!! They are ADORABLE together.

26. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

#25 … Well, plan on going to the one in LA then. There WILL be an official US premiere you can plan for. You’ll get your chance.

27. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

My last post is directed at #24 (“Someone”), not #25.

28. RD - April 20, 2009


Either that or Bill Shatner will be let down yet again, since he announced it this morning on FOX.

29. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

#28 … That would be great news if true.

30. SPOCKBOY - April 20, 2009

Awesome stuff Anthony.

31. Tiberious100 - April 20, 2009

Wow! the trailer pieces from the Australien Q&A looks completely differnt with the Music from Star Trek II

32. Someone - April 20, 2009

This isn’t about me personally. Though personally, I could have driven to Austin but not to LA. I’m talking about what would have been more “fair” for all US Trek fans.

33. Telly1138 - April 20, 2009

I guess it all boils down to the fact I’ve yet to see it, but they’re showing it daily at various places around the globe.

Not that Bangor, Maine would get a special sneak preview. Not even if Stephen King asked for it.

34. matt_uk - April 20, 2009

it was just on the bbc news at 6. Checking itv news now. see what on there… so excited

35. George - April 20, 2009

It was a sleeper in the 60’s, brought back to life in the late 70’s in the 80’s it returned to TV and continued on into the 21st century and now a whole new group of people will be able to enjoy Star Trek as much as we have over the years. If there was question about it there shouldn’t be now…..


36. dalek - April 20, 2009

Anyone tuning into the live press feed? They are playing what sounds like the whole movie soundtrack. I even heard the classic Alexander Courage part of the score (not the singing bit, the Trek strum) .

37. dalek - April 20, 2009

The camera crew the feed is following are referring to Zach as “Pinto” not Quinto. Could embarrass the poor guy when he meets them lol

38. FetusKarl - April 20, 2009

I recorded the music playing in the background LOL anyone want it??

This interview is one annoying wench, asking the most annoying questions that the previous reporter JUST ASKED. OMG stop being so giggly and get original..

39. Colonel West - April 20, 2009

Hahahaha, i think Karl Urban just got interviewed by an Irish show called Xpose, it’s basically the “E” type/ frat girls type show over here, the interviewer is really pi***ng KU off, he’s rolled his eyes about ten times in the few minutes I’ve been watching.

40. Raphael Salgado - April 20, 2009

Cool… LIVE!

41. The Beezer - April 20, 2009

Hey why was my ARG comment deleted?

42. FetusKarl - April 20, 2009

The ‘camera person’ absolutely sucked too…thats professional?? wow I should sign up I can do a better job with my sony DCRP-105..

43. JohnnyMoo - April 20, 2009

#34 I saw the quick interview with Simon Pegg on the blue carpet on London Tonight. Wish I could’ve been there. :( That’s the biggest premiere I’ve seen in Leicester Sq for a long time.

44. Colonel West - April 20, 2009

anyone else notice johnathan ross legging it out of the blue carpet area with his two kids dressed in some sort of mad max leather jacket?!?!?

oh and bbc has a piece up, apologies if it’s already been mentioned:

very positive piece apart from Winona Ryder at the end.

45. Matt Etter - April 20, 2009

In my opinion, they should have a premeire for Canada before may 8th. I guess us Canadians are just taken for granted. Really though, i can’t wait to see it!!!!

46. Anthony Pascale - April 20, 2009

i think the live video thing was cool. By the way the guy next to the Press Association team was the Trekmovie reporter Ronan, look for his report later tonight

anything to discuss arg goes here

arg update coming later

47. Colonel West - April 20, 2009

premiere is all over sky news right now!

48. SaphronGirl - April 20, 2009

37. (dalek)

// The camera crew the feed is following are referring to Zach as “Pinto” not Quinto. Could embarrass the poor guy when he meets them lol //

Bah!! I shouldn’t get so much enjoyment out of that. ;)

49. Red Shirt - April 20, 2009

FetusKarl I want it!

50. Colonel West - April 20, 2009

i found some more video interviews on the bbc site; here’s Simon Pegg on the blue carpet, Pegg really is in fanboy heaven with this, i’d definitely like to buy him a pint and shoot the breeze.

best bit is where he’s talking about the Trek vision of the future is one of optimism where everyone get’s along, well apart from the Klingons as they’re a bit of pain!

Zach Quinto and Chris Pine:

another one, just a news report i think, won’t seem to load for me for some reason.

51. ObiWanCon - April 20, 2009

Here’s a UK review from and it’s 5 Stars

52. Jonathan Macpherson - April 20, 2009

here are some ierviews on the red (well actually blue) carpet from sky news,asStarTrekreturnstocinemasthissummer.&lpos=searchresults

(long link i know!!)

53. trek movie staff is biased and discriminating - April 20, 2009

I posed a review from another website that was very even-keeled, not praising, not putting down. Trekmovie staff deleted it. I noticed here that only praising reviews are allowed unless its by regulars. animal farm is here. that is very un-trek

54. Pleasure Girl 1990 - April 20, 2009

I am getting totally moist at the thought of this movie; I can’t wait!

55. section9 - April 20, 2009

Well, #53, there may have been either copyright or length issues. I don’t think you can accuse Anthony of being a bootlicker.

56. Shatner_Fan_Prime - April 20, 2009

Re. # 54: Paging Harry Ballz. Attention, Harry Ballz…

57. Brad - April 20, 2009

LoL, well, it appears that precisely half of all trekkies in Berlin are Goth emo’s. Watch the end of the Berlin Premiere. The guy’s (?) haircut with the bleached white hair… I wonder if he was just an extra in the movie and left his hair like that. lol

58. Selor - April 20, 2009

@57 Those Goth Emo things are just a small band… Cinema Bizarre… heard them on the radio once… nothing good :D

59. ClassicTrek - April 20, 2009

BBC 1 here in the UK had it on their main news show tonight. It was really great to see STAR TREK on peak time TV. The UK premiere looked excellent with loads of stars and a great turn out….and it wasnt raining either!!

60. JohnnyMoo - April 20, 2009

Tonight’s Evening Standard newspaper had a big “STAR TREK RETURNS” banner on its front cover and a really positive review on page 3. Good to see some exposure over here, as there hasn’t been much so far. I just hope it doesn’t fizzle out between now and the release date.

61. cpelc - April 20, 2009

another 5 stars! mild spoilers

62. cpelc - April 20, 2009$1289362.htm

8 out of 10

a little more in-depth spoilers here

63. cpelc - April 20, 2009

really cool 5page article about the movie fx

64. Daoud - April 20, 2009

#61 A better link:$1289362.htm

65. Daoud - April 20, 2009

A hah, they pulled the Dollar Sign trick. You have to insert a $ right in front of the -1289362.htm

66. Daoud - April 20, 2009

You’ll have to type it in, put the dollar sign where I tried the hex %24…

Great review… and what a tease:
“There’s a perfect set-up for a sequel and as an unmistakeable baritone utters the legendary series voiceover and that familiar score rises, you’ll be desperate to beam up again.”

Baritone!?!? Nimoy’s basso.

And where’s Keri Russell? Has he misidentified Jennifer Morrison??

67. Capt Hicks - April 20, 2009

Here is the review from London Evening Standard another high praise and up beat review of the movie.

All the signs are looking good for this to be the blockbuster of the Summer, just have to see what the US press thinks of it.

68. AJ - April 20, 2009

Article with details about US merchandise tie-ins $50m! Whew!

69. marvin - April 20, 2009

this just went out to 200g plus followers of johny ross


70. HesDeadJim - April 20, 2009

#28 LOL yes, Shatner does have a tendency to “announce” things that never come to fruition…

I cannot begin to imagine a convo between the Shat and Pine

Actually, yes, I can…

“You see…playing…Captain Kirk!….requires…bravado….you can’t! be! afraid!…to steal…your…castmates…lines!”

“Uh huh..any other advice, Bill?”

“Yes!…if…offered…the chance!…to direct…make the worst…piece..of..dreak…you…can…and then…blame it…on…everyone…else!”

71. HesDeadJim - April 20, 2009

i meant…drek!…not “dreak”!

72. Mr Phil - April 20, 2009

Re 63:
“In my mind, it was a film project from the get-go, but there were some heavy hitters who had made space movies suggesting we shoot HD,” Mindel says. “I pleaded for the anamorphic format and showed J.J. some tests that convinced him this would be the most photographically pleasing way to shoot the movie.”

Yay for common sense over the digital sales team! Scope film, thank crunchie.

73. Spock's Uncle - April 20, 2009

#54: I can help you with that situation while awaiting the film

74. cpelc - April 20, 2009

Verizon Hunt for Nero Contest!

75. marvin - April 20, 2009


you should send that link to

great find!

76. cpelc - April 20, 2009

sent it to the twitter page for trekmovie

here’s two new shots from their wallpapers

looks like they are going to add a lot of content to the site

notice anything about the nacelles?

77. Bill Peters - April 20, 2009

I hope Pine and Shat meet!

78. Michael - April 20, 2009

KInda weird here in Seattle…..NOT ONE theater/multiplex in downtown has this film listed as coming on the 7th or 8th! Only in the suburbs and mostly the day earlier showing. And ZERO listings for ANY IMAX showings! What’s up with all that?

79. Oli - April 20, 2009

Another 5 Star Review From “The Times” here in the UK:

I am losing track of all the 4 or 5 or 8/9 out of 10 reviews it is getting.

Talk about good buzz…

80. JB - April 20, 2009

Does anyone who has seen the film know if Pegg’s portayal of Montgomery Scott offers anything other than comic relief? So far all I’ve heard wrt his role is the comic relief angle. James Doohan had his share of funny moments in TOS, but I always thought he shined when he had the bridge – “A Taste of Armageddon,” “Friday’s Child,” “The Apple,” etc. He came across as a very competent, not-to-be-messed-with senior officer who could play a command role if he wanted to but clearly didn’t want to.

81. SciFiGeek - April 20, 2009

Hi guys, just got back from the London premiere. As promised, here is my verdict….

WOW!!! What a movie!!!

For me it was a solid 8.5/10

Plus points- Acting, special effects, good story and epic scale.

Negative points- Pacing was a little to fast, nero as a villian wasnt that great and it could have been a little longer.

In my opinion, TWOK is still my favourite trek movie. But this movie ties with TVH as my second favourite in the franchise. I will post a more detailed review tomorrow. So Im of to bed. Chat to you guys later.

82. The Governator - April 20, 2009

81. SciFiGeek

Glad to know you liked it, like everyone else.

83. Closettrekker - April 20, 2009

#81—Great to hear it!

84. Captain Hackett - April 20, 2009

Another great review from Daily Mail, another major UK newspapers!!!!!

5 stars!

85. Captain Hackett - April 20, 2009

Ohhhhhh somebody beat it to me. I got too excited when I read its review. :(

86. The Jui$tain - April 20, 2009

Can’t wait til May 8th!!!

@81– SciFiGeek, I am oficially jealous of you my friend! :)

I wish….it…was….May…8th… Oh the anticipation!


87. --Mandalore-- - April 20, 2009

@80– Yeah I was wandering that too.

I sure hope he’s not just there as comic relief…

The Jui$tain—> –Mandalore–

88. Pamela Williams - April 21, 2009

Hello everyone, I am not sure if anyone else might be having this problem, but I am having difficulty viewing ThePressAssociation clips on that awful Mogulus player program. I would appreciate any help that you can give me to see if I can view the clips on another website link or a different type of player. Thank you in advance! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.