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Win A Walk-On Role For Star Trek Sequel In Super 8 Sweepstakes + Abrams Gives Brief Update November 20, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Contest,Star Trek Into Darkness,Super 8 , trackback

st100Getting a chance to appear in a Star Trek movie would be a fan’s dream come true. Well Paramount and JJ Abrams are going to give you a chance with their new "Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On" Sweepstakes. Details below, plus a very brief comment from Abrams on the status of the sequel.

 

Win a walk-on role for Star Trek sequel

As part of their promotion for the release of JJ Abrams Super 8 (due in stores on Tuesday), Paramount Home Entertainment has put together a sweepstakes that can land you a walk-on role for Abrams Star Trek sequel.

The “Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On” sweepstakes will award two winners (non-speaking) walk on roles for the movie (which TrekMovie recently reported starts production on January 15th). Winners also recieve travel and accomadations for two nights.

To get a chance to win, just visit www.Super8Sweeps.com and answer three Super 8 trivia questions. The sweepstakes starts today (November 20th) and runs until December 4th. The contest is open to adult US Residents (18 years old) and you can submit one entry per day. 

Pick up JJ Abrams Super 8 this week on DVD or Bluray. You can pre-order at Amazon.

Abrams brief Star Trek sequel update

Speaking of JJ Abrams, Super 8 and Star Trek. The director gave EW an interview for the home video release of Super 8 and the subject of the Trek sequel came up in the context of Abrams trademark secrecy. JJ gave this very brief summary of how things are going:

EW: But by being so mysterious about your projects, like Super 8, you make people even that more eager to figure out what it is ahead of time.
Abrams: I think a fun aspect of not knowing is wanting to know. I think we’re so accustomed to getting what we want instantly that it’s nice to have to wait it out. It’s never meant to be a trick to get people excited and freaked out. The fact that that ends up being a result of not getting all the information and knowing answers to what’s going on in a show or in a movie, it says that there’s a kind of value in it. There’s fun to be had in anticipation, there’s nothing wrong with living with that and being a little bit hungry for the answers. It will make the answers, if satisfying, that much more rewarding. Getting the answer instantly deflates the importance of the moment because the instant you had that itch, it was scratched. I think there’s something great about protracting that itch a bit so that when you finally get there and see the movie and get the answers and understand what the story is, you’ve lived with and you’ve engaged with it and it’s more meaningful because of
it.

EW: Coming on the heels of that, this question is going to be both ironic and quite likely hypocritical: How is Star Trek 2 coming?
Abrams: [Laughs] Good, good. It’s coming along great.

 

 

Comments

1. Charla - November 20, 2011

How cool! Good luck everyone!!

2. fizzben - November 20, 2011

I wanna be in the movie!

3. Adolescent Nightmare - November 20, 2011

Yet again, you have to be 18. Poo on that.

4. Dee - lvs moon' surface - November 20, 2011

US Residents?…D.h..m… What about Moon Residents??… Hellooo JJ Abrams!!!……… LOL

5. Leen - November 20, 2011

I wanna win! Will I? Highly unlikely.

6. Dee - lvs moon' surface - November 20, 2011

Good, good…………….then good…….. :-) :-)

7. Charla - November 20, 2011

Entered! :D

8. Harry Ballz - November 20, 2011

I like the way JJ is quite happy to take box-office revenue from all over the world, but only willing to hand out prizes to US citizens. Those rules are screwy!

9. boborci - November 20, 2011

Spoiler alert!! Geeez JJ!

10. mike - November 20, 2011

me me me me

11. Joey Mancuso (@xtremegamerdude) - November 20, 2011

This could you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4E2TYIK1lo

12. CarlG - November 20, 2011

@8: It’s not a JJ-specific thing. You’d be amazed how many contests you get screwed out of just by living in Canada — or Quebec, if by some miracle the contest is open to Canadians… :P

13. Thomas - November 20, 2011

Just entered. I was surprised by how well I remembered those questions, considering the fact I’d only seen the movie once, a couple of months ago.

14. somethoughts - November 20, 2011

jj punishing us harry, sucks to live in toronto sometimes. Would have been awesome to get into the next movie and get blinded by the bright lights and try to mack on zoey

15. Do You Wanna Dance - November 20, 2011

I would like to think my request a few days back had something to do with it, but I’m sure this idea was set in motion long before.

In either case, I’m entering!

16. captain spock - November 20, 2011

i entered the contest & I found the answers easly by serching some websites about super 8 & i have not seen the film yet hum.. so good luck every one!

9.boborci – November 20, 2011
Spoiler alert!! Geeez JJ!

what to super 8 or star trek, bob the gig is up mite as well spill the beans on trek!

we fiugred it out ha!

17. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 20, 2011

Well, that sucks. So, in essence, Star Trek starts and ends in the USA. Kinda makes me laugh in a sad sort of way – Star Trek is supposed to be about exploring other places, people, civilizations etc and yet the very wealthy makers of a movie series with such an expansive and noble mission, cannot make a competition that is open not only to two US residents, but also to two non-US residents.

Newsflash – The USA is not the whole world. There are billions of people and more than 100 nations outside the USA.

And some Americans wonder why some others in the rest of the world (ie the majority) may not always have such a high opinion of the US on how it interacts (or doesn’t) with non-US residents, except, of course, when it comes to taking their money.

SHEESH!

18. somethoughts - November 21, 2011

#17

Usa only contests and online clip usa only region links has always pissed me off.

Prolly has something to do with taxes, rules and regulations and govt red tape.

19. David Jones/790 - November 21, 2011

Winner, here’s what they don’t tell you,,,
^
Your going to be on a set (a warehouse, prob a hazardous waste plant) all day long, you won’t be able to wander around, you won’t be able to do much. When the time comes it will be akward, your part will be cut or at the most run by so fast you won’t even be able to tell it was you.

Still want to win this contest?

20. VulcanFilmCritic - November 21, 2011

@ 19 David Jones/790

If I were 20 years or more younger: Oh Hell yes!!!
At my age now: Life is too short. Screw it.

21. CmdrR - November 21, 2011

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE let me be in the movie. I saw Super 8. Said nice things about it, too.
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

22. NFXstudios - November 21, 2011

It is not a JJ Abrams thing, and it is not a United States thing. Sweepstakes fall under a tangled ball of international laws related to gambling. Every country (and sometimes, as with the US, different provinces within one country) has different rules. Advertising firms and Hollywood directors don’t hate people overseas just because their country’s laws on gambling make it difficult to run a sweepstakes there. There are certain states within the US where they are prohibited as well.

But let’s sensationalize absolutely nothing into yet another international internet argument. Please.

23. Just a Fan - November 21, 2011

I absolutely love the way JJ thinks and handles things. From a fan’s perspective it’s perfect and yet horrible at the same time. I like to learn bits and pieces of spoilers but at the same time I want to be surprised going into the theater and letting the emotion hit me for the first time. JJ is the best.

24. Gordon Ramsey's knife - November 21, 2011

I wanna win …..to walk on with a Star Wars Light Saber…

25. trekker 5 - November 21, 2011

Oh I am so go9ing and entering!!! Geez Bob,you think you could give us a spoiler too? Like,do you have the lights working where you plan to flim? :)

26. rm10019 - November 21, 2011

So will the walk on role be a Klingon henchman, or Khan’s Henchman, or as a carnivorous tribble :)

27. mr. trek77 - November 21, 2011

or maybe a…………..GORN!!!!!!!

28. Eric Cheung - November 21, 2011

19. Well yeah. That’s what being an extra, or walk-on, or hell, even one of the cast is like. I’ve been an extra in movies before and I always found it kind of annoying when people would complain a lot. It’s a job like anything else and you’re working for them, not the other way around. It just so happens to be a job most of us would covet, even if we don’t end up on screen.

29. Buzz Cagney - November 21, 2011

I don’t want to be in it, i’m worried i’ll end up in a life-long feud with Chris Pine and you guys will all hate me for it! :-p

30. The Original Spock's Brain - November 21, 2011

Not news….

31. Christopher Roberts - November 21, 2011

I’m still awaiting on my green card! :-}

I wonder if Paramount in other countries might consider doing such a competition.

32. MONGO - November 21, 2011

Mongo wonder why people not get contest rules. Mongo live in U.S. Mongo know that other country have contest Mongo not allowed to enter. Mongo OK with that. People mad at U.S. because of cooler contest? How that make sense?

Also Mongo know that Star Trek about all type people from all over. But Star Trek show is business based in U.S.

Mongo know that you not always escape reality with fantasy.

Mongo want contest peoples to know he be good in movie.

33. Red Dead Ryan - November 21, 2011

#17.

Knock it off, will ya? The rules are what they are. There’s no conspiracy going on!

Maybe your best approach would be to ask Bob if J.J Abrams would consider filming at least a portion of the (potential) third movie in New Zealand.

Oh wait, I forgot, you were complaining on the Hawaiian thread about how the studios were getting tax breaks to film there, and how that made you angry!

34. Anthony Thompson - November 21, 2011

Bob, when I win this please put me into a scene with Zoe, OK? : D

35. Anthony Thompson - November 21, 2011

19. David Jones

Yes. BTW, since when is a brewery considered a “hazardous waste plant”? heehee.

36. Charla - November 21, 2011

signed, sealed, delivered – 2nd entry!

@19 – Oh and though you probably won’t meet anyone other than casting crews or see much during the walk on, it is still exciting to see some of the work that goes on behind the scenes. Especially something as near and dear to our hearts as Star Trek!-

When I wasn’t working with the costumes on Secretariat, as an extra, I was quietly watching, out of the way, not bugging anyone for many hours of re-takes on a cold, rainy day at Churchill Downs. Only a glimpse of me and my family in the movie. But, that didn’t matter, it was about my favorite horse. Though I don’t know if I would do it for just ANY movie. I did it on Secretariat because I would have loved to have seen him race, and it since I was too young to see his accomplishments, it was the next best thing.

I collect Secretariat items as well as Star Trek items. That’s it. (aside from telescopes) It was so ironic that I just happened to be in the right place at the right time for a movie to get to work on about something I cared about. How fun would it be to be able to do both movies?

Long shot yes, but worth a shot… :D

37. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 21, 2011

OK. I did not know what the rules were for Sweepstakes but if these kinds of rules apply to doing Sweepstakes, why not do a different kind of competition which can be more inclusive?

BTW, RDR, I was not the only one pissed off either by not being eligible to enter because we were not US citizens.

38. Buzz Cagney - November 21, 2011

That person asking JJ the questions needs to get up to speed- Star Trek 2 came out several decades ago now. I guess JJ was just too polite to point that out.

39. Red Dead Ryan - November 21, 2011

#38.

The movie that came out almost three decades ago was actually “Star Trek II”, not “Star Trek 2″.

Therefore, the person asking the question was right to refer to the upcoming sequel as “Star Trek 2″.

The sequel to “The Motion Picture” was denoted with the Roman numeral II, leaving the #2 free to be used at a later date. That’s the beauty of it all; the ability to have two different “Star Trek Two”s!

40. I'm Dead Jim! - November 22, 2011

Winner: It’s a real honor to be in your new Star Trek movie Mr. JJ, uh, sir!

JJ: Yeah, that’s great kid! Here, take this pad and stand over here in front of this flare light. You’ll look great! ACTION!

41. Admiral_Bumblebee - November 22, 2011

Imagine William Shatner would win this… ;)
I wonder if they would deny him the part… :)

42. Buzz Cagney - November 22, 2011

Good try, RDR, but i’m not convinced. ;-)
Besides, they’ll be giving the new one a title and not a numeral or a number so we’ll just have to muddle along until then.

43. Allenburch - November 22, 2011

41. Admiral_Bumblebee: Imagine William Shatner would win this

I hope he does!!! And if I am the 2nd winner —WOOT

44. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

#42 RDR is correct. Using arabic numerals to distinguish this movie from the movie using roman numerals makes sense. Sure, they both represent the number “two”, but within a different series of films.

45. Red Dead Ryan - November 22, 2011

People usually refer to “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan” as either TWOK, or “Wrath Of Khan”. Hardly anybody refers to it as “Star Trek II”.

So the next movie could be called “Star Trek 2: Giant Space Log” and more people would refer to it as “Giant Space Log” then “Star Trek 2″.

The “Star Trek 2″ part would be done to distinguish it from the TNG movies.

The first J.J Trek movie was simply called “Star Trek”. So it would be natural to call the next one “Star Trek 2″. It’s a new series of movies.

But on the other hand, maybe they’re going to go the James Bond route and leave “Star Trek” out of the title.

And of course, I wouldn’t expect the next movie to be called “Giant Space Log”. I just made that up.

46. I'm Dead Jim! - November 22, 2011

From here on out, until we know differently, it shall be known as “Giant Space Log”!

Make it so!

47. MONGO - November 22, 2011

Mongo want know if movie called Giant Space Log if that mean it about Doomsday Machine? That be only TOS show Mongo want see as movie.

Mongo think that change Nemesis to Giant Space Log. That what movie smell like.

48. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 22, 2011

Do giant space logs smell?

49. MONGO - November 22, 2011

Mongo say they do if not have stuffy nose.

50. Tom - November 22, 2011

unless i missed it, there is no “submit” button on the sweepstakes/questionaire site. i entered all my information, but there is nowhere to “submit”??

51. Charla - November 22, 2011

#50 Tom- There should be a submit button, there is when I go there. One thing missing on my end is a place to fill in your phone number, which is mentioned in the rules as something to fill out as well.

Good luck!

52. Red Dead Ryan - November 22, 2011

BTW, “Giant Space Log” is my little reference to the whale probe from “The Voyage Home”!

#48.

Well, fortunately, no one can smell stench in space!

#49.

Red Dead Ryan find Mongo funny!

53. Buzz Cagney - November 22, 2011

#44 so you say it Star Trek. AYE AYE The Wrath of Khan? I think not somehow. Nope, it is, and will remain, Star Trek 2 for me. No bloody Aye, Aye or T, W, O or K’s!
I’m bored now.

54. MONGO - November 23, 2011

#52 Red Dead Ryan mans

Mongo think different kind of log. Mongo mind sometimes always go there. With innocence come juvenility.

Like sometimes people find Mongo funny……….smelling!

55. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - November 23, 2011

Stupid rules.

Oh well. even if i did win i’m so small i’d probably just be a double for Keenser.

Giant Space Logs ftw.

56. I don't know - November 27, 2011

This should be open to Canadians.
C’MON.

57. OfficialSpudUk - November 27, 2011

God Damn It…do you wonder why the world hates America if these awesome comps are restricted…

SPUD MAD!

58. Keachick - rose pinenut - November 27, 2011

The Super 8 DVD/Blu-ray disc is now on sale here in NZ, but the cover is blue. It looks nothing like the cover shown in the picture of this thread.

I’m giving some very unsubtle hints, among others, to family members about what I think would be a suitable birthday gift to myself (17 December) or Christmas present…:) I did like Super 8 – not the best movie perhaps in the world, but one with a good feel to it. That’s important to me.

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