JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company is new to Twitter, but they are already giving Trek fans something to talk about. Today the official Bad Robot Twitter account sent out an image from the set of Star Trek Into Darkness. Also @bad_robot seems to have picked up on some tweets from @trekmovie about how the mayor of Newark, NJ wants to get into the next Star Trek. More details below.
New image from @bad_robot – Open The Brig Door KIRK
While reminiscent of the glowing interface of 2001’s HAL 9000 computer, this image appears to come from the USS Enterprise brig, as can be seen in the Teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, as seen below. In this case the red glow comes from the ship being at red alert.
Now if you look closely at the top image posted by @bad_robot, you can see an individual reflected in the glass. It could be Benedict Cumberbatch.
Regardless, it is nice that @bad_robot is sharing images from Star Trek Into Darkness and we can only hope it continues.
Did TrekMovie get Mayor Cory Booker into next Star Trek?
By the way, last night on Twitter I had seen news that Newark Mayor (and Trek fan) Cory Booker is considering a run for the US Senate. I suggested that it was time for a Trekkie in the US Senate and I included a photo sent to me by his press office back in 2009 when he lead an outing of kids and vets to JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie.
— TrekMovie.com (@TrekMovie) December 21, 2012
Nitpick Alert: Of course soon after that I agreed with others that Booker would be second Trekkie, as President (and former Senator) Barack Obama is also an avowed Trek fan.
I also retweeted some of Booker’s recent tweets about Star Trek including this one where he expressed an interest in appearing in Star Trek.
How bout cameo in next Star Trek Movie. ROT @mattorshirley: would you rather: host SNL or emcee the White House Corespondents Dinner?
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 18, 2012
Not long after that @bad_robot (possibly JJ Abrams himself) sent out the following Tweet.
Word on the street is that @corybooker is a Trek fan. Just the kind of man we need in Starfleet!What do you say, Cory?
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 21, 2012
And Booker replied…
Make it so! RT @bad_robot Word is Cory is a Trek fan. Just the kind of man we need in Starfleet! What do you say, Cory?
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 21, 2012
So Mr. Mayor, if you do end up in the third Star Trek movie, or somehow worked into Star Trek Into Darkness, you know who to thank.