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Karl Urban Surfs The Web With His (Sortof) ‘Exclusive’ Star Trek Sequel Footage July 15, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

Turns out Karl Urban was not lying when he said that some "exclusive" footage from the Star Trek sequel would be released this weekend. In fact he is the one releasing it on YouTube, but it’s not exactly what people had in mind. Mostly it is Urban having some fun. Check it out below. 


Karl Urban’s ‘exclusive’ Star Trek Sequel Sneak Peak

True to his word, Karl Urban put the following video up on his YouTube channel, just in time for Comic Con weekend.

So Karl Urban seems to be having some fun with all the buzz about the Star Trek sequel.

Primarily it is a video of Karl surfing, but if you wait to the end there is some ‘real’ footage which appears to be from the last day of shooting of the Star Trek sequel. It’s likely Karl shot this footage with his phone, making it technically an “exclusive.” It features director JJ Abrams and first AD Tommy Gormley and cinematographer Dan Mindel standing next to a green screen. I believe they are holding various camera testing objects which are used after every live-action shot to help with the 3D.

JJ Abrams (center) with cinematographer Dan Mindel (L) first asst. director Tommy Gormley (R) wrap the Star Trek sequel


1. Lostrod - July 15, 2012


Well, I guess he’s redeemed himself a bit.


2. Lostrod - July 15, 2012

However, video doesn’t work for me …

3. CmdrR - July 15, 2012

Cool. Sort of.

4. Andy - July 15, 2012

Well, I don’t really get what the point of the video was really. Neat to see a little bit of footage from behind the scenes though.

5. This is going to be a long year - July 15, 2012

Urban’s clever. He’s drawing attention with these Trek “leaks” to help him promote his Dredd movie as well as Star Trek.

And he looks like he is having fun too.

6. zillabeast - July 15, 2012

Eh lol

7. jamesingeneva - July 15, 2012

LMAO!!!!! Why that cunning little doctor!

8. Ste w - July 15, 2012

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9. MikeTen - July 15, 2012

Very cool video. It would have been funnier if his wet suit looked like his McCoy uniform. That would have blew al ot of fans minds trying to figure out if this was a scene from the movie or not.

10. Dee - lvs moon' surface - July 15, 2012

OK!!!!……….BONES!!!…….;-) <33333333333

……………………….I'm waiting for Star Trek 2013!!!!

;-) :-)

11. Stephen - July 15, 2012

Not available via mobile.

12. No Khan - July 15, 2012

That kills the Gary Mitchell idea.

13. drumvan - July 15, 2012

so here’s what we’ve learned lately:

1) cumberbatch’s villian is an existing character from s.t. history.

2) karl urban can surf.

hmmmm. i guess 1 out of 2 isn’t bad.

14. X - July 15, 2012

Can someone enhance the reflection on the mirrored ball JJ is holding?

15. NCC-73515 - July 15, 2012

“Unfortunately, this video is not available in Germany because it may contain music for which GEMA has not granted the respective music rights.”

16. AJ - July 15, 2012

Buzzkill, but quite funny.

17. manny1701 - July 15, 2012

Was that filmed with a GoPro camera?

18. Phil - July 15, 2012

Hey, did I not say it was Karl Urban’s home movies? Gather ’round the Android, boys…..

19. Nano - July 15, 2012

Dr McCoy surfing on the holodeck gotta luv it!

20. Sagart - July 15, 2012

After a really crappy week, I was looking forward to this, something to raise my spirits.
Oh well :(

21. Dr.Kirk - July 15, 2012

they are surfing in the new movie!

22. VZX - July 15, 2012


3) Urban rides regular stance (left foot forward). He should bend his knees more as well.

I’m a goofy footer myself.

23. trekmaster78 - July 15, 2012

I’m from Germany and can’t see it!!!! Anyone an idea!?

24. spock69 - July 15, 2012

Hmmmm interesting. so the next movie is all at sea!! There be whales here captain.

25. BRF - July 15, 2012

@14: Reflective balls like the one JJ is holding are used on sets to collect lighting reference for the special effects team.

26. BRF - July 15, 2012

@14: Sorry, misread your comment. Apologies for the unrequested explanation. I was just so glad to know what that ball was I wanted to post.

27. Reign1701A - July 15, 2012

Karl Urban just trolled us all. Touche good doctor, touche.

28. PEB - July 15, 2012

Anybody else notice the 2013 Trek game has the cover story on the new issue of Xbox magazine? Just bought it today and the jockish-looking dude at the register stopped and said “they’re making a star trek game? thats awesome!” THAT put a huge smile on my face.

29. Ciaran - July 15, 2012

Wish I could read the movie’s working title form the DigiSlate that JJ Abrams is holding. That would be something. With the last movie, we all knew from more or less week one that the working title for it was “Corporate Headquarters”. Come to think of it, in the first week of production of the first movie, we already knew more about the film than we know about this new film and it’s even completed principal photography! And did knowing something about the previous film detract from people’s enjoyment from the film or it’s box office gross? Absolutely not.

30. Nony - July 15, 2012

@ 29

The working title was “HH Project”, from reports around where they were filming.

31. Keachick - July 15, 2012

Karl, you troll!…:)

I am trying to work out where the surf footage was taken and when. When, if in Auckland, could be anytime – just need a sunny day. We have had those. Indigenous NZ plants are evergreen (ie do not shed leaves in the winter). He could have been surfing on any of the more isolated East coast Auckland beaches (not West – sand is black – iron sand).

Karl just got off a plane recently and ran into that reporter and let slip the name Gary Mitchell. Kids here have just finished having two weeks off school, however Karl returned to LA half way through the school holidays. Oh dear, oh well…hopefully he got to do some school runs…

32. BeyondtheTech - July 15, 2012

Behold. The lens flares will return in Star Trek 2.

33. Celeste - July 15, 2012

LOL. I can just see him sitting there going “you mad, bros?” with that troll face. ;)

34. Spock's Alive - July 15, 2012

Good job Karl. Come to Western Australia and have a surf ;)

35. somejackball - July 15, 2012

we just got trolled =)

36. MJ - July 15, 2012

Well, at least I am no longer mad at him after seeing his lame attempt at humor here. :-)

It is good to know that some of us are more funny than some to the Trek gods we worship. LOL

37. The Observer - July 15, 2012

That was funny.

38. Jack - July 15, 2012

36. Why were you mad at him? Dude was just kidding around. I still can’t believe that the Gary Mitchell thing was reported as real news on here — when the odds were in favour of a joke. This site takes itself way too seriously.

39. Phil - July 15, 2012

JJ has reflective balls? Isn’t that special.

Come on, someone was going to say it…..

40. Spock/Uhura Admirer ;-) - July 15, 2012

Yea for Karl Urban. That was really nice, and how cute!!! :-)

I love the little bit of JJ footage. “Not for 99 cents,” you say? Well, how about $1.29? That’s what the top songs go for anyway. ;-)

Blessings and good will to all. :-)

41. MJ - July 15, 2012

@38. To me, under JJ’s envelope of complete secrecy, he was F’ing with the fans with the Gary Mitchell remark. I get that he thinks it is funny, and I forgive him for it now that I see that he was just clowning around, but I still am not laughing, nor do I appreciate it.

42. I'm Dead Jim! - July 15, 2012

@38 I don’t think “this site” takes itself too seriously. People who post here take themselves too seriously.

@ MJ Lighten up, Frances.

43. Nick - July 15, 2012

Everyone has different senses of humour … one thing is for sure we are getting pretty desperate for something, anything … thank you to Bob Orci for helping out on that point!

Karl, does nuetron cream stop face melting? Hmmmmm …

44. Phil - July 15, 2012

@43. Actually, the Orci interview did provide some info – these guys are planning the media campaign in about a six month window prior to the opening. So early 4th quarter information will start to be reveled. That’s only about 90 days away now, give or take a few….

45. Adolescent Nightmare - July 15, 2012

How do we know this is not Star Trek 2 footage? Maybe Bones has to surf his way out of danger!

What? Only you can post ridiculous theories?

46. MJ - July 15, 2012

@43 “Everyone has different senses of humour … one thing is for sure we are getting pretty desperate for something, anything.”

Thanks Nick…exactly. If there were some little bit of set photos or minor ComicCon clip being released this week I would likely find Urban more funny.

47. Elelith a.k.a Some Random Trekkie - July 15, 2012

Funny… :D I just *LOVE* Karl’s sense of humour.

(I’m from Germany, too – but there are some certain ways to watch the video though. Google is your best friend to find these ways. ;)

48. MJ - July 15, 2012

@47. I hear you all love David Hasselhoff over there in Germany, right?

49. Red Dead Ryan - July 15, 2012


Nah, I hear the Germans find the “Hoff” to be too much of a “Hassel” now!

On a similar note, I hear a credit card company has unveiled a new “No Hasselhoff” credit card!


50. Mischa - July 15, 2012

Ha! Well played, Karl. I found the whole thing pretty entertaining. Yes, I’d love to see some real footage, but I’m cool with waiting.

51. Jim - July 16, 2012

Am I the only one that noticed it said End of wrap Star Trek 2012 and not Star Trek 2013? Just sayin

52. Keachick - July 16, 2012

Thing is – Rod (from Dunedin) on the other thread already explained it by referring to Karl as an ordinary kiwi bloke who drank Speights and talked shit. Karl just confirmed Rod’s assertion by no doubt drinking Speights, talking shit and trolling youtube…
@ Karl Urban – Good on ya, mate. Pride of the South!

So, MJ and co. – what part don’t you understand?…:)

53. Elias Javalis - July 16, 2012

Ahhhh…Great stuff Mr Urban! I am on leave right now, and your video is all i needed!! Love the sea!

and…you re forgiven about the star trek footage thing!!

54. Buzz Cagney - July 16, 2012

#41 i see this as him clowning around in an attempt to distract from his Mitchell slip. Funny how people see things differently, init? :)

Its Mitchell. Or it isn’t. All I know for sure is its someone. Or someone else!

55. Elelith a.k.a Some Random Trekkie - July 16, 2012

Goodness! Hasselhoff… umm, no. No way… *shudders*

56. Daoud - July 16, 2012

@52 Kea, pride of the south? As in South Island??

57. Keachick - July 16, 2012

Kea bird is a pride of the South Island but there is also another:


More where these two come from…:)

58. Keachick - July 16, 2012

Karl Urban is not from the South Island originally. He comes from Wellington (N.I.) In his case “pride of the south” stands for “Pride of the Southern Hemisphere!”

59. Pensive's Wetness - July 16, 2012

*claps* Pretty awesome. I hope they keep to standards and not let the cat out of the bag (Promethifail, and others) before to long…

60. heisdeadjim - July 16, 2012

so why dont we get a forum to discuss the movie

61. Keachick - July 16, 2012

What movie? The upcoming sequel? We don’t know anything. There is nothing to discuss but we are tapping the keyboards anyway…:)

62. Suomy Nona - July 16, 2012

I don’t understand what this video has to do with ST2. That “uniform” could easily be a wetsuit. Ug, I dunno.

63. heisdeadjim - July 16, 2012

well jj was kind enough to give us some set photos =)

64. heisdeadjim - July 16, 2012

61. what sequel? didnt hear damon or jj confirm they are developing
Lost: the final hatch

65. THX-1138 - July 17, 2012

Hey have any of you guys heard? Cumberbatch is playing Gary Mitchell in the new Star Trek movie.

66. Keachick - July 17, 2012

Possibly. I am actually warming to the idea of Cumberbatch playing Sybok, Spock’s older half-brother. Sybok may not have been on Vulcan when the planet was destroyed because he was probably by then a Vulcan outcast due to his radical attitudes.

67. Keachick - July 17, 2012

#62 – Not a lot. Karl did give us Star Trek 09 music and logo and pictures of JJ and co at the Star Trek filming wrap-party. Then again, he also showed us something about Dredd and a great deal showing his surfing skills.

Given JJ Abrams’ secret ways, we should feel grateful that we got anything at all to do with the filming of the Star Trek sequel…

Karl can’t go off any reservation. NZ never had reservations. He’s just been a “good keen man” who trolls…:) Karl, a kiwi, hopefully should “get” the reference.

When I think about it, Chris Pine may find some good reference material to come from NZ when it comes to making his Mantivities movie – Speights and Tui (beer) ads, Barry Crump, Fred Dagg, Footrot Flats cartoons – to name a few…

I hope he is taking note and perhaps someone who posts here occasionally who also knows Chris Pine might like to pass on. Whether he finds any of it helpful – don’t know, but hopefully (with possibly a little explanation from castmate, Karl Urban) may appreciate and enjoy!

68. THX-1138 - July 18, 2012

Sybok does not exist in this dojo.

69. Keachick - July 18, 2012

#68 – Since when? Granted that it is more likely that Sybok would have gone down with the planet, but there is also a possibility that he might not have been on Vulcan at all. Sybok is part of Star Trek canon, whether people like it or not and irrespective of what Gene Roddenberry may have uttered at the time of Star Trek V’s release. What’s more, I actually like the fact that there is a full Vulcan who is radical in his ideology and is revolting against what he sees as an inordinately narrow view of who Vulcans are and how they should always behave.

70. THX-1138 - July 18, 2012

You are correct in at least one respect:

Sybok is revolting.

And you are far too easy to rile, Kea.

71. Keachick - July 18, 2012

Thanks for that, THX-1138, I think. Why? Were you trying to rile people with your post at #68? The thing is – it is hard to determine whether someone is attempting to be humourous, sarcastic or just making a serious statement, especially when there is no use of any kind of emoticon.

I never wrote that Sybok was revolting. Actually I never thought he was revolting. In fact, I saw him as a person with good intentions who had been sadly/dangerously mislead.

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