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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive #4 February 26, 2013

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,TNG , trackback

Seven and Picard After a delay of several months, Brannon Braga’s bewildering Borg brawl to end all Borg brawls concludes this week, with the fourth and final issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive. Spoilers, nanoprobes, green Borg goo, Seven, and a poll ahead.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive #4 (of 4)

Story by Brannon Braga, script by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, art by Joe Corroney, ink assists by Matt Fillback and Shawn Fillback, colors by Hi-Fi, letters by Shawn Lee, edited by Scott Dunbier

Story

Data has gone back in time 500 years with a weaponized nano-virus programmed into his neural net. He convinces Picard that the virus can destroy the Borg within hours. To deliver the weapon, Picard must allow himself to be assimilated by the Borg Queen. He asks Seven for assistance. Picard, Data and Seven beam aboard the flagship of the Borg armada. The Borg Queen welcomes Locutus with a passionate injection of nanoprobes while Seven injects Picard with her own nanoprobe filters to conceal the nano-virus from the Queen. The Borg Queen is reduced to a puddle of green goo and the collective begins dying. While the Enterprise stalls for time, Seven attempts to free as many Borg from the collective as she can. Ultimately, Seven saves thousands, but at the cost of her own life. The Borg survivors are given a new colony of their own and Picard is alone with his thoughts at last.

no mas
¡No más!

Review

As I was reading the conclusion of the Borg story to end all Borg stories, my mind began to wander, and when the Borg Queen and Locutus are reunited, I began thinking of Arlo Guthrie’s lyrics to Alice’s Restaurant because everyone was getting injected, inspected, detected, infected, neglected and selected (although not necessarily in that order). In the end, I had to ask, Picard, have you rehabilitated yourself?, then wait for the tune to come around again on the guitar to join in the chorus. Really. As I said in the teaser, Brannon Braga’s story, scripted valiantly by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, is bewildering. Maybe I’m just all Borged out. On the plus side, the art by Joe Corroney, the Fillbach brothers and Hi-Fi is sumptuous. You heard me right. Sumptuous. Opulent. Extravagant. Corroney and crew had a blast with this issue. There’s even a near-NSFW page featuring Picard and Seven to go along with the moderately suggestive storyline. Ok, enough of that. I really don’t know if I can recommend this comic. The art is good. The story is weird. Your mileage may vary.

Cover A features the artwork of Joe Corroney. His portrait of Picard, Seven and the Queen is worthy of a movie poster. The photo cover features Locutus and the Queen. The retailer incentive cover by David Messina was cancelled. You can find Hive #4 at your local comic shop this Wednesday, February 27. Don’t forget bag and board protection for this issue. The trade paperback collection of Hive is scheduled for release in April.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive #4 A Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive #4 B
Cover A: Art by Joe Corroney, Cover B: Photo cover

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Comments

1. Hat Rick - February 26, 2013

So, having read the entire story, I’m not sure I really need to buy the comic, or even read it.

However, I like the idea of new Trek comics.

2. thorsten - February 26, 2013

Brannon had one idea, and rode it to death.

3. chrisfawkes.com - February 26, 2013

Destroying the Borg with a nano virus.

Hasn’t that been done before?

4. Jack - February 26, 2013

I like the PDF.

Just read the previous 3 Hives. It’s a concentrated version of all the Voyager and Enterprise cliches and double-crosses.

5. Riker's Mailbox - February 26, 2013

I thought that Data was obsolete in the Borg order?

6. Eric Cheung - February 26, 2013

I’ve liked the JPEG format since they can be clicked through on the same page.

7. Andrew - February 26, 2013

I’m of the opinion that the borg story to end all borg stories had to have been the Destiny Trilogy.

8. Phil - February 26, 2013

True TNG. The mandatory Prime Directive debate, anf the technobabble solution. Shall we dance?

9. pilotfred - February 26, 2013

i will be getting the last comic,as i have brought the other issues, however i was never ever holding my breath,or could not wait until the next issue,no ways as good as the recent next gen/dr who crossover, kept asking why i am putting even more cash into Brannon pocket,for me the main person who brought star trek to an Holt

10. rocketscientist - February 26, 2013

From the reviews and pages, it just seems like another typical Braga TNG/VOY story, except that 7 dies. More time travel, more Borg, more magical tech tech tech fixes to pull everyone’s tails out of the fire.

I dunno. Maybe that’s the point of this series: TNG nostalgia. I get it, especially after all this time (I jumped this on B & B’s run after VOY).

But it kind of feels like Braga just fell back on familiar tropes and devices just like he did in VOY. It just doesn’t feel that this series is particularly noteworthy or original. I’m just not interested in reading it. I mean, if I’m nostalgic for TNG or VOY, I’d rather watch one of my DVDs so I can get a story very similar to what’s here.

11. I'm a trekkie NOT a trekker TOS=The ONLY Series (worth watching) - February 26, 2013

A story from one of the guys who ruined Trek? Nah…

12. AJ - February 26, 2013

3:

” Destroying the Borg with a nano virus.

Hasn’t that been done before?”

Yes. “Independence Day.”

13. Damian - February 26, 2013

7–The Destiny novel series was great. I was glad Mack finally put an end to the Borg. Don’t get me wrong, the Borg were a great villain, probably one of the best (along with the Dominion), but like everything, it was starting to lose the luster. It was time to move on.

But the novel universe is different than the comic universe. For myself, I’ve chosed to go with the novels because I like to read. But even if someone weren’t so much into the novels, I’d still recommend Destiny. It really tied the Borg’s origins and their end together nicely.

14. Jack - February 26, 2013

3. Like in the Voyager finale?

The plot doesn’t make a lot of sense.

On top of that, Picard behaves very unPicardian. And poor Seven gets no favours from the story — she goes through hell (and is sent into the collective for years as a supposed plant, in a scheme hatched by Picard, who meets her as Voyager triumphantly returns and recruits her into his self-directed secret Borg spy mission).

And then there’s the magic reset at the end (except for 7 being dead, but hey, she was doomed the second she was assimilated).

I can see how some of these elements could be made to work, but this story doesn’t do that.

This reminded me of that Borg episode where 7 finds her dad is alive as a drone — and *we never ever hear about it again*

15. PEB - February 26, 2013

Somone might have posted this already, but could you imagine…if Wahlberg had actually gotten the part and was George Kirk??? Thankfully that bullet was dodged! http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/02/26/mark-wahlberg-star-trek/

16. sean - February 26, 2013

#15

I doubt he was ever seriously considered. The guy has an ego the size of a skyscraper.

17. Browncoat1984 - February 26, 2013

If this had had some callbacks to the recent TNG/DW crossover comic which ALSO involved the Borg and Time Travel I think this might have been a little more interesting. Remember, the end of the crossover series has the Borg wanting to master time travel so they could have used that to lead into this. I don’t get the wisdom in doing ONE epic Borg story with this now, after we JUST got another. Not to mention the Destiny trilogy, which was also all about the Borg. I wish there was some cohesion between the Trek novel/comics verse like there is with the novels so at least there would be some continuity. And then add in the Borg in Star Trek Online…which of these Borg extermination stories are we to believe? At least with the SW expanded universe they try to keep continuity. It’s like you have three separate continuities now: comics, novels and STO with Star Trek.

18. cj - February 26, 2013

I eagerly await the next edition: BORG BORG BORG BORG BORG: PART BORG

19. Damian - February 26, 2013

17–The lack of continuity can be frustrating. You basically have to choose which you’ll follow, unless you want to get totally confused. Unlike Star Wars, there’s really no overseer of Star Trek that keeps it all together. I’ve just sort of learned to accept that there’s no way to reconcile the different time lines.

I will say it does look like the novels are trying to take some of the Countdown Comics into account (Picard has considered going into Diplomacy, Data’s return, though by different means). It will also be interesting to see the end of Romulus in the novel world and how that affects the Prime Timeline balance of power (in particular with the Typhon Pact). They’re up to 2384, so 3 more years.

20. GroktheSpock - February 26, 2013

Star Trek: Destiny seems to have the best “End of the Borg” story. Great novel.

21. PEB - February 26, 2013

#16 I know, but still…just imagine it… :)

22. ftg - February 26, 2013

Brannon Braga seems to being giving the star trek 2009 universe the middle finger by saying that 500 years into the future Picard/Locutus makes his move to destroy the Borg.

In which case Picard would have been assimilated before the Countdown comics begin.

23. BatlethInTheGroin - February 26, 2013

Hive has been awful. I don’t even plan to bother buying the final issue.

24. BatlethInTheGroin - February 26, 2013

I really have to wonder why IDW published this crap. Who’s holding the editorial reins over there?? They’re slipping.

25. The Sinfonian - February 26, 2013

Killing off Seven, is a douchebaggy move, as it’s quite clear that Braga enjoyed putting his ex’s character through hell. It’s like the character is a stand in for his feelings about Jeri. Beating up on Seven both by the script, and graphically…. is just a replay of a Voyager episode or two. Total CRAP.

There’s a reason why Moore, Goodman, Taylor, and others got the heck out of B&B Dodge City, and this crap series of comics shows why.

And Picard already solved his Borg issues during First Contact. Are we supposed to think everything Lily helped him work through is totally forgotten?

26. BatlethInTheGroin - February 26, 2013

#25: Exactly, thank you. I honestly don’t understand how Braga could have so poor a grasp of Star Trek, given his intimate involvement with it.

27. Pensive's Wetness - February 26, 2013

JPEG please. as much as convience a PDF format maybe, it still requires a DOWNLOAD for viewing a PDF. JPEG still means less BS at the business end that matters: the viewer.

28. wi-kiry-lan - February 26, 2013

You can tell ST: Enterprise was an awesome prequel by how character’s named Archer turn up in comic books now.

29. Trek Fan - February 26, 2013

Wow… I found myself tuning out of that review! You should have just stuck to a review of the comic and not going off tangent on the song running through your head. Sorry, but this is the worst review I ever read… you lost me as I was reading through it.

30. BatlethInTheGroin - February 26, 2013

#29: I take it you’ve never been to any other review site, as Mark’s reviews, including this one, are better than much of what else is out there. I’m just going to chalk up your comment to melodramatic hyperbole, because there’s no way I can take it seriously otherwise.

31. Trek Fan - February 26, 2013

30. BatlethInTheGroin

Seriously dude. I could care less about if he liked the comic or not. I just think the review was very poorly done. Almost rushed through and not completely thought out. I have read some of his reviews before and this was not up to his usual standard. It just seems he called this one in.

32. Craiger - February 26, 2013

New Star Trek video game footage.

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/wg8slm/star-trek-gc-2012–gorn-and-enterprise-interview

33. Bob Tompkins - February 26, 2013

I am no longer quite so certain that Berman and Braga are totally responsible for the death of Trek TV.
Star Trek began its death plunge after Trek went back to a network. The Suits took control. After hearing the original proposal for Enterprise, I have to side with Berman and Braga, their idea was far better than what the Suits insisted must be the format.
These guys gave us 14 excellent years and at least 1 good movie, along with 2 passable ones. And face it, Insurrection and Nemesis would have been shining TV episodes, ones that would be there along with BOBW and Yesterday’s Enterprise [which should have been fleshed out and saved for the first NextGen movie.

34. Red Dead Ryan - February 26, 2013

I read the first two issues. They weren’t bad. But after reading the reviews of the third and fourth issues, I plan to skip buying them.

It might have been better to do a two-parter and leave it at that.

The first Borg story by IDW was actually really good. It was published about five or six years ago.

I wouldn’t mind giving the Borg a rest, although I’d be curious to see what Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman can do with them.

The best Borg episodes:

“Q Who”

“Best Of Both Worlds”

“Descent”

“Scorpion”

“Dark Frontier”

“Regeneration”

And of course, the movie “First Contact”.

35. KG - February 26, 2013

Y’know what. I’m not so sure Braga has any fresh ideas for Star Trek. I think he hit the bottom of the well back during Voyager and has been running on fumes ever since.

36. Phil - February 26, 2013

@34. At this point I’d prefer that Orci and Kurtzman ignore the Borg. They have been nutered in the prime universe, and the events in Enterprise aside, they should not be showing up for another hundred years or so. It’s kind of a given in Trek that the ‘unstoppable’ villian will be stopped, so the only way the Borg get scary is strip them of the few redeeming qualities they have left…which basically means the Federation gets overrun.

Forward looking sci-fi was a good vehicle for imaging future, tech, and the unusual. Movies need to resolve conflict, would it be possible for Trek to look to exploting and resolving intrigue as opposed to destroying the villian of the week? I’ve enjoyed RDJr’s Sherlock Holmes, and would welcome some good sci-fi in a similar vein….

37. Nano - February 26, 2013

Here is my 6 y/o Drone
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZzKRl7BM0-4/UP5FVpa9BFI/AAAAAAAADro/jf84puo2WoM/s0/

38. Marja - February 26, 2013

I prefer the JPEG when it comes with a slide-over-to-next-panel option. Don’t like to download unless very necessary – would tend to skip if I have to download.

I enjoyed the review, being a fan of Arlo Guthrie and “Alice’s Restaurant,” and having the same sort of referential mind. So thanks for the laughs!

The issue does look sumptuously drawn; quite lovely, but Braga’s techtalk is so mind-boggling and well, silly, that I am as turned off as I was by the last three seasons of “Voyager.” So … guess I won’t be buying this series. Just as I didn’t watch “Voyager.”

“How long have we got, B’elanna?”
“Ten minutes, Captain. I have to bypass the persaminator and gullywhomp the blurglesnurd, but It’s going to take eighteen minutes.”
“Then get off the horn and make it happen” &c.

Bore, bore, bore.

39. Red Dead Ryan - February 26, 2013

I agree that the Borg should be left alone for awhile, but at the same time, I would be interested in K/O’s take on them.

And yeah, I also agree that after this movie comes out, that the whole “madman out for revenge” plot is retired for good.

40. DestinyCaptain - February 26, 2013

Guys, he doesn’t really care for Trek. It’s a paycheck to him plain and simple. In an on camera interview during the crappy sci-fi series he did on CBS, he spoke about Trek and couldn’t remember what a tricorder did. Now, think about that. This was only a year or two after he left ENT. The man worked on Trek for 15 years. By osmosis he should have been able to get that down. I did a job I absolutely hated with people I hated for almost the same amount of time. I can tell the intimate and boring details of that job, it’s procedures, the kinds of equipment used, and so on till your eyes bleed. To me it’s sickening that he was allowed to ride the Trek boat as long as he did. I just wish he would have moved on after TNG and FC. I don’t hate the man, I just don’t respect him at all. I am glad he’s been successful. Good for him. Seriously. Both VOY and ENT would have been far better without his presence. Just sayin…

41. Theatre Historian_levi - February 26, 2013

15 come on but then we could have been treated to this.

George Kirk- “Hey Nero, Hows it goin? I like your ears, that looks really great……… So your a Romulan right? Whats that all about?”
“Well ok, it was great to meet you, say hi to your mother for me ok”

Seriously though Whalberg would have been just fine in the part

42. Arnold Rimmer - February 27, 2013

Seven? Who is she? Do you mean Molly McBoobington? The lady with the tight clothes? By all means, kill her off. I am sure the rest of the Voyager cast would be happy, especially the Mexic- Native American guy.

43. rwright329 - February 27, 2013

It used to be that all things trek had some (albeit minor) continuity. The Destiny novels nicely took care of the Borg forever with Seven being alive. This story completely messes up the any chance of fitting into the rest of the Star Trek universe. Or should we call this another alternate universe?

44. BatlethInTheGroin - February 27, 2013

Hive never happened–the events of this ill-conceived comic can be entirely ignored, on the ground that it sucks.

45. BatlethInTheGroin - February 27, 2013

Suddenly, Morgan Gendel’s “The Outer Light” doesn’t seem so godawful…

46. X - February 27, 2013

Cool.

47. Dster - February 27, 2013

It’s sad when the people that come up with a good idea don’t understand why it’s a good idea. The Borg started out as an original concept that represented mankind being consumed by technology. Neither truly dead nor alive, being assimilated by a mindless horde was a fate worse than death!

By the time First Contact was released, with the addition of a queen, the Borg began to look like any army with a dictator as its head. It sucks to live under the thumb of a dictator, but there’s nothing unique or interesting about that premise in and of itself. By the time Voyager was facing the Borg, they were just the villain of the week.

48. Danny - February 27, 2013

The first 3 issues were good, but the 4th one I just read on the Comixology app sadly just fell flat on it’s face. It was just an odd ending.

Which is a pity because the art is so damn good

49. Jeyl - February 27, 2013

*finished reading the final issue*

Cripes, Brannon. What the heck were you thinking? I’ve never seen a crew member, let alone a bridge officer go completely ballistic where they pull out a phaser and start shooting at their superior officers. That completely took me out of the comic.

50. Phil - February 27, 2013

@47. Well, and to take Q’s comments at face value, they needed to be a terror the Federation could not comprehend, beings with no sense of the individual. The next time we see them, it’s hey, lets introduce a virus, problem solved…didn’t we see this in Independence Day (yeah, I know, different movie)…and apparently this comic? Voyager managed to elude them by being a bit clever, and god only knows how Romulan miners managed to get their hand on the Borg enhancements for the Narada. So, the Borg are this unstoppable force…except when they need to be stopped, of course.

51. BatlethInTheGroin - February 27, 2013

I just read it.

Jesus.

That sucked. Badly. Why is Braga paid to write this crap?

52. Bob Tompkins - February 27, 2013

Okay, here you go- great interview over at Trek Core which discusses some of what went wrong with Enterprise.
When it was proposed at a meeting by a suit at UPN [a network where Trek never fit in] – that in every episode some hot young band performs in the cafeteria every week and they could put up a card at the end of the show hawking the album….. the Suit said that it’s done on every other UPN show, so why not? *facepalm*
It’s rumored that that was the moment Rick Berman gave up.

53. AJ - February 27, 2013

52:

STAR TREK is not “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “Faith of the Heart” (BLECCH) removes all hot pop band cred entirely.

54. Sk8r_gurl - February 27, 2013

Oof, just finished Hive#4 – not good. That whole story really was just pretty damn weird. I have a ton of respect for Brannon Braga and I was actually pretty excited for Hive when it was first announced, but it seems clear now (if it wasn’t before) that this story vein is tapped out.

Has anyone seen that Ren and Stimpy where Stimpy coughs up the hairballs for Ren to sell, except his hairball gland starts to malfunction, so Ren has big Bubba forcibly squeeze the hairballs out of Stimpy? Only Stimpy is soooooo exhausted that even Bubba can’t squeeze any more hairballs out of him, so Stimpy winds up puking up all his bones and organs into a bucket? Cuz I kinda feel like that’s where we’re at with Hive, sifting through TNG’s dry bones and shriveled organs in a bucket, hoping there’s a good story in there somewhere, but by issue 4, painfully cognisant that there just isn’t….

55. Red Dead Ryan - February 27, 2013

New TNG stories can still be told, its just that new writers are needed.

New writers who aren’t necessarily huge fans of the franchise, but understand TNG, understand its faults and strengths, and understand how to maintain some familiarity with the characters and how they behave and yet be able to weave that into new and unique storylines.

Brannon Braga can’t do that anymore.

Maybe the writers of the nu-timeline comics can write some TNG ones.

I wouldn’t mind some DS9 comics, either.

56. Mark - February 28, 2013

“The Borg Queen welcomes Locutus with a passionate injection of nanoprobes while Seven injects Picard with her own nanoprobe filters to conceal the nano-virus”

Pass.

57. Phil - February 28, 2013

My nanoprobes are better then your nanoprobes. neener neener neener!

58. bardicjim - February 28, 2013

I’d like to see New Universe NG era material. Imagine, Picard with Hair! A Romulan Security Officer, a female Android and most importantly a new Enterprise! Can’t get enough new enterprises! :P

59. Jack - February 28, 2013

Okay, just read it. It’s a mostly happy ending, but Seven’s sacrifices make sense — she wants to free as many people from the Borg/death as she can. Her message — she tells Picard to make sure he lives his life — works. It wasn’t that terrible — but it was a pretty standard fix-the-past storyline

The concept of the queen and her obsession with Locutus still make no sense after all these years, but whatever.

60. NCC-73515 - February 28, 2013

Movie will be released one week earlier in Germany! Maybe in other countries it’s also released sooner?

61. Jason S. - February 28, 2013

I love how many JJ fans keep up the tired battle cry that “Berman and Braga ruined Star Trek.” Guys, time to grow up. It was people at the studio, AKA, B&B’s bosses that “ruined” Star Trek, if it was ruined at all pre-JJ-Trek.

As time goes on, via slightly more candit interviews, we learn that all the things you guys keep whining about were orders from the studio. The studio who was going to make Trek with or without Berman. Rick Berman did more for Star Trek then any other man, save Gene Roddenberry, and possibly even more then him. he defiantly keep it going longer.

The truth shall set you free!

62. DeShonn Steinblatt - February 28, 2013

Again with the Borg.

63. BJ (TheFreshMaker) - February 28, 2013

@61. Jason S.

“I love how many JJ fans keep up the tired battle cry that “Berman and Braga ruined Star Trek.” Guys, time to grow up. It was people at the studio, AKA, B&B’s bosses that “ruined” Star Trek, if it was ruined at all pre-JJ-Trek.”

Anyone who can ask if Trek got ruined prior to JJ with a straight face after watching Nemesis, is a hero of mine.

64. Commander K - March 1, 2013

Jesus, there’s a major motion picture out in 10 weeks and yet we have had NO major promo on it since Christmas? What gives??!

65. Seven.83 - March 1, 2013

New Trailer coming soon?
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=74785

66. Robman007 - March 1, 2013

@64: I was just going to say that…you would think that NO movie was coming out. Promotion for this film has been abysmal…what gives? The promotion is dead, the director/producer is taking jobs with “rival” sci-fi franchises BEFORE his current film is released..gotta wonder sometimes..

67. AJ - March 1, 2013

64/66

Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel are at par with STID now in terms of current promotion levels. Too early to panic.

68. Phil - March 1, 2013

IM3 did a spot with STID on the Super Bowl. I admit to not having been to the movies since Les Mis, so I’m wondering if there have been any lobby displays or posters. Did not see anything in the local theater last time I went by….

69. Robman007 - March 1, 2013

67…Eh, it needs a tad more promotion then IM3 and Man of Steel. Those movies promote themselves based on name and the fact they are comics. Star Trek, even with the performance of the last film, always needs a bit more of a push compared to comic films. This movie is not getting that much push, and it comes out before Man of Steel.

Iron Man needs ZERO promotion. The studio could just say, “oh by the way”…and it would make gobbles of money…same with Superman. This Trek movie, despite the SB ad, has had about as much advertisement and promotion as Nemesis…even the 1701 viral seems to be going nowhere…

70. Phil - March 1, 2013

The FB site just put up behind the scenes peeks of the making of…ST4, TVH. That speaks volumes that there might be some problems in post-production land…..

71. Robman007 - March 1, 2013

@ 71

I’m getting that idea as well…something has not been right about this film for a while. Then again, it could just be my imagination….other then December, this film has gotten close to NOTHING in terms of publicity. Back with the last film, they were promoting the crap outta the film a year before release…not much but a “online teaser” and a full length trailer that should have been a teaser..then NOTHING, just an app and a comic that only fans will read.

With the director jumping ship and the LONG production of this film (and the delay)..it gives you the impression that something is seriously wrong with the film, either in the story department or elsewhere…

72. Xeos - March 1, 2013

Compared to The Last Generation and the Ongoing/Countdown comics, I must say, I feel this one was pretty weak.

73. Obsidian - March 1, 2013

I wish they’d quit killing off major characters! Yar, of course, was a huge mistake, done so by the actress, I believe when she wanted to leave the show (great career move!). This led to one of the best episodes, Yesterday’s Enterprise. But with yar still alive, some tweaks on that could have been done, I suppose.

Kirk, Janeway, and now Seven? Come on. Some or all might not be canon, but…. still.

74. Sk8r_gurl - March 1, 2013

I wouldn’t say it’s gotten no publicity. STID has had cover stories on Empire and EW now, we’ve had 3 trailers with a fourth on the way this month (most likely), plus the Countdown comics, the video game, toys, etc….I actually think the marketing effort so far has been beyond both IM3 and Man of Steel.

More than that though, the very presence of Trek just seems to be wafting in the air these days. Almost every day there’s some sort of Trek related item hitting mainstream news, whether it’s the documentary about the original green girl from TOS, Obama’s ST/SW flub, or a moon being named Vulcan. EW also has devoted geek section of its website now if you haven’t seen it called Capetown, and ST has it’s own subsection along with Marvel, SW, and DC, which never would have happened before ST09.

For me, some of the problem is here at Trekmovie, which I think served as a better barometer for promotional efforts last time around. This time it seems to be pretty limited to covering major product releases and news items only, which is too bad. And for the record, I’m a bit of a worrywort about all this stuff too, but if I look at thigs objectively, I think there’s lots of evidence that the marketing push behind STID is doing just fine.

75. ralphpinheiro - March 1, 2013

Michael Giacchino‏@m_giacchino

Just this moment finished writing STID score. Really looking forward to hearing what the amazing Hollywood Studio Orchestra does with it.

76. Admiral Archer's Prized Beagle - March 1, 2013

Yeah, because a commercial during the Super Bowl is like almost no promotion. It’s only the VAST MAJORITY of the freaking country that watches that game anyway!

77. Admiral Archer's Prized Beagle - March 1, 2013

#64 the Super Bowl is played on Christmas now!?

78. Jkm Nightshade - March 1, 2013

e.weekly did a two diff covers article last month….i got thekindle version…..

everyone hear obamas mi x ing of wars n trek……jedi mind mel d……why not since jjs gonna.m i x e m up anyw a y hahhhh

79. Hat Rick - March 1, 2013

Flash…

Data spotted in GE commercial.

Leno. NBC.

80. Billiam - March 1, 2013

What is this garbage? Crap like this is what kept me away from the comic books entirely.

81. Star Trek: Nemesis blows, is the point - March 2, 2013

@61. Jason S. – February 28, 2013
“I love how many JJ fans keep up the tired battle cry that “Berman and Braga ruined Star Trek.” Guys, time to grow up. It was people at the studio, AKA, B&B’s bosses that “ruined” Star Trek, if it was ruined at all pre-JJ-Trek.

As time goes on, via slightly more candit interviews, we learn that all the things you guys keep whining about were orders from the studio. The studio who was going to make Trek with or without Berman. Rick Berman did more for Star Trek then any other man, save Gene Roddenberry, and possibly even more then him. he defiantly keep it going longer.

The truth shall set you free!”

You’re absolutely right that Trek was going to continue whether or not Berman was on board with the project. Paramount wasn’t ready for the concept to end, because Voyager was what kept UPN alive in the early years.

However, that doesn’t explain why Rick Berman was so intent on bringing the 29th Century into Star Trek. His concept of a show was rejected, and yet the 29th Century got in there anyway, in the form of the Temporal Cold War.

Is it any surprise that the best Star Trek has to offer is when Rick Berman had little control? TNG was Roddenberry’s even after he passed away. Berman wasn’t invovled with DS9 and that turned into a great series; meanwhile Voyager was mediocre at best. Enterprise was okay in Season 1 and a disaster in Seasons 2 and 3. The writing went absolutely no where. Season 4 was great when Manny Coto took the head writing reigns. And of course the “last” episode of Enterprise was crap – no surprise that Berman and Braga wrote it. For the third season.

The suits at Paramount/Viacom/UPN did nothing to help Star Trek, and they in fact hurt it. To deny or suggest that Star Trek wasn’t ruined prior to JJ taking the reins is naive at best. Voyager was a sub-par Trek series and Enterprise was worse. I know quite a few Trekkies who stopped watching Enterprise during the third season because of how divergent that plot was from the idea that we’re watching the 22nd Century.

That’s Berman and Braga’s fault. What ruined the series wasn’t what the suits wanted, it’s how they executed it. Berman and Braga will always be in damage control about how Enterprise went down. They deserve the angst and grief that goes their way.

And to say that Berman may have done more for Star Trek than Gene Roddenberry? Ha! You’re stuck so deep in the weeds, you’ll never see the truth you say “shall set you free!”

82. Commander K - March 2, 2013

#77 Superbowl commercials reach you in the US. We get superbowl at 4am and with none of your movie tie-in commericals to go with it . So for us in Europe, the promotion was last on a big scale in Dec/Jan…that’s also considering we’re not even getting a shot at the phone app thing either.

But then again, that’s pretty standard when it comes to Star Trek promo.

I liked the way Prometheus went about it, making that ‘David’ short film alongside the trailers (all be it, too many trailers) but they kept hitting us with new content all the time.

Star Trek needs MORE of a push than iron man, superman etc. because the title has the words STAR TREK in it. Yes, it’s completely different now a days but there is a lot of people that still attach the geeky/nerdy stereotype to it..that doesn’t change overnight!

83. John - March 2, 2013

Save the visual effects industry, sign the petition!!
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/end-export-american-visual-effects-jobs-other-countries-who-are-offering-unfair-tax-subsidies/VMFpwNRk

84. The Sinfonian - March 3, 2013

#81. Amen. If TNG had never happened…. Star Trek would still be culturally significant.

85. Melllvar - March 3, 2013

#81
You have some interesting points, but I feel the need to state that I was a HUGE fan of Enterprise Season 3 — continuing storyline for an entire season, with the fate of the Earth being thrown into the mix?? What was there not to like! I agree that some of the stand-alone episodes were pretty terrible, ie. the one where the landing party was genetically altered to form another species, and also the one where Hoshi was pseudo-abducted by a telepath…

But season 3 was grand. The stakes were high, the storyline was cool, the chartacters were pushed to their limits etc.

Just trying to make the point that it’s all objective, and you should perhaps temper your certainty. I find Voyager to be quite enjoyable, but only if you watch it from the start and work your way through

86. ME!! - March 3, 2013

You know, it’s sad really when a website devoted to Star Trek and in fact was created for the purpose of discussing news about the 2009 Trek film hasn’t been updated in at least a week (seems closer to two) when we only have….what…..2 months to go before the new film releases? I mean, I realize they’re fairly tight lipped on info, but there’s got to be SOMETHING to talk about besides comic books, fake animated Trek, & Bill in a Trek movie era costume after 20 years.

87. Star Trek: Nemesis blows, is the point - March 3, 2013

@85. Melllvar

The stakes weren’t high. We knew Earth would survive. I thought the basic plot of the arc was good, but it didn’t fit the series.

I watched Voyager start to finish first run and once it got on Netflix. There are points here and there that are enjoyable and seasons 3, 4 and 5 are really good. Sadly, the episode “Equinox” represents a very sudden shift from the quality episodes we saw in 3, 4, and 5 versus the decline we saw in 6 and 7. Don’t get me wrong – there are some high points in those two seasons, but they are few and far between. Example: the episode with the fast spinning planet (that somehow accelerated time on the planet) was a great episode.

88. Joe Schmoe - March 4, 2013

Well, boys, you missed James Doohan’s birthday.

89. JRT! - March 4, 2013

For us in Europe we can watch anything you guys in the US get to watch…..if you have internet. Plain and simple. So saying that the last big thing was in Dec/Jan isn’t entirely true. I do agree that there needs to be SOME kinda mention of the new movie right about NOW though. I almost forgot it’s coming out soon,which I don’t think the socalled marketing people intend. I hear there’s one more trailer coming,and they REALLY need to step up the promo stuff and marketing for this movie,or is it so bad that they just wanna sneak it into theaters and hope for the best? It’s just TOO quiet around this whole release. Oh well,at least I’ll have Superman and Pacific Rim to look forward to. Oblivion and After Earth looked kinda neat too.

Have fun!

J-R!

90. Classy M - March 4, 2013

I’ve been trying to keep upbeat, but with only a couple of months till release, I’m really disappointed that there’s been so little in the way of publicity for those of us outside the US. You’d think, wouldn’t you, that the production team would be making some effort to court the foreign market? It’s not like Star Trek has historically established itself as a must-see event outside the US.

That’s not to say there’s been nothing. Interviews with Cumberbatch, Pine and other cast members have appeared in Asian and European magazines in the past few months; and both Total Film and Empire magazines have articles that featured the film. The biggest publicity in the UK came last week at the end of the BBC’s ‘Film 2013′ show which concluded with a behind the scenes look at STID and the trailer. The last of the credits rolled over the words, ‘So… Shall we begin?’ Gave me chills.

I want more!

91. craig keith - March 4, 2013

This has been dealt with, and deal with very well, by David Mack and destiny. Regardless of if you read the books or comics you really should be reading that. Braga has just wrote a pile of crap and has destroyed his exs character. Stay well clear.

92. JRT! - March 4, 2013

Hasn’t been much more publicity for those IN the US either,so it’s the same all over,lol! I got bored with it all so just forgot about the whole movie,now they have to start all over again to get me even remotely excited. Someone really screwed up here. Of course,that’ll be denied like there’s no tomorrow,but I don’t care. I know someone screwed up,nothing anyone says will change that. LOL!

Oh well,it was fun while it lasted,and I’m sure the movie will be just as good as……a lot of the other movies that look really good this summer.

J-R!

93. BJ (The Freshmaker) - March 4, 2013

@88. Joe Schmoe
“Well, boys, you missed James Doohan’s birthday.”

So did Doohan…he’s dead. What’s the point in an article about a dead person’s birthday? I understand a family’s need to celebrate it, but anyone else? Why?

94. bardicjim - March 4, 2013

Guess you won’t be enjoying Easter then BJ! LOL

95. James McFadden - March 4, 2013

Hello.
When will Starfleet encounter The Borg Collective in the Abramsverse? I can see Roberto Orci and IDW Publishing continuing with 8 more collected volumes in the Star Trek Ongoing series, starting with Star Trek Volume 5, before there is a story announced for the 13th Star Trek movie.
I can see Starfleet becoming slightily more militarised in the Abramsverse. If there is going to be a new Abramsverse Star Trek show planned for production in 2 or 4 years time, should the show have more than 12 seasons in order for trekkies to find out how Starfleet crews from the 24th century deal with the likes of the Dominion and the Borg?
We might have quantum and transphasic torpedoes earlier. The Romulan Star Empire might be able to prevent the Hobus disaster from happening again on it’s own without the Federation’s help. There might be a Khitomer-style Alliance in place earlier too.
And how will Starfleet Command and the Federation Council deal with Spock’s and Nero’s departure from the 24th Century? The control of Red Matter will have to be put in Starfleet’s and the Vulcan Defense Force’s hands. Starfleet will have to watch itself on the Romulans.

96. daryl bowlin - March 4, 2013

DS9 only got good in it’s later seasons after they added the Defiant to give the crew some decent mobility. The station was too static & the runabouts were too limited. It also helped that by that point the Jake & Nog characters were old enough to start exploring their options for fitting the world of grown-ups they were now starting to enter, which suddenly made them more interesting. Voyager was just Lost In Space with the name Star Trek branded onto it. Enterprise was a mistake. Making a prequel sci-fi series set before a sci-fi series from 30 years earlier, & do it in a way that doesn’t make it look hokey, & avoid all of the continuity landmines left by all of the future shows, was just a hideous concept right from the start. They had the right idea at the start, Star Trek has always been forward looking, not backward. Setting the new show in the 29th century was the right direction to go in. However, I’m going to go on a limb here & say that Berman wanted it to be about Starfleet & the DTI fighting a Temporal Cold War & that’s what killed it for the suits & their instincts there were right. STO I think has the best premise, but it could do without the war with Species 8472. Why can’t it be about the 25th century Ent-F exploring the galaxy like it’s predecessors? The ship has the size & speed to go further into the galaxy than ever before discovering wonders both subtle & gross to quote Q. Or, you could keep the STO timeline as a backstory & jump a few more decades further into the 25th & set it on the Ent-G like in ST: Rennaissance where the war has only recently ended & Starfleet is only now getting back into exploration. ST as it was was never dead, it’s just that the people handling the property didn’t know what to do with it anymore.

97. Phil - March 4, 2013

@95. Hopefully never.

98. PleasureGirl1990 - March 5, 2013

Star Trek is dead

99. The Sinfonian - March 5, 2013

–Nietzsche?

It’s only mostly dead. In the hands of Bad Robot and Paramount’s amazing publicity machines. Oh wait? Publicity? What’s that.

“JJ, Lucas is on line 2. He wants you in his office tomorrow for story breakout, and pre-production.”

“I’ve got this other movie I’m working on right now.”

“Nope, GL says now.”

“But…. Super 9 Cloverharvest is my muse. I must make it first.”

I’ve figured it out. You know how LOST ended up just being a bunch of unaware-they-were-dead souls floating around in a communal hallucination? Well, THAT’S WHAT STAR TREK HAS BECOME!
This is purgatory, and let me tell you Roberto Gaston Orci wherever you are, it sucks!

100. hairytrekker - March 5, 2013

Just watched the trek sequence (last couple of minutes) is there anything new here?

90: Gave me chills too

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r21r0/Film_2013_Episode_8/

101. Chris Doohan - March 5, 2013

88 and 93

Here’s my birthday tribute to my dad.

http://vimeo.com/54562820

102. captainedd - March 5, 2013

@ 101 – I enjoyed that. Thank you forbthe link, and happyvbelated birthday to your father. He is not dead; he has only passed on to the next level of existence.

103. Phil - March 5, 2013

@99. At some level, it’s a good problem to have…

104. Mad Mann - March 5, 2013

@ 101. Chris Doohan

Great stuff! I half-expected the crates to be filled with bottles of scotch, though.

Anyway, I’ll drink one to your dad! He inspired me to major in physics. I owe Scotty thanks for my career!

105. Uberbot - March 5, 2013

What’s bewildering is why this site doesn’t get updated regularly.
Having said that, I am enjoying Braga’s new Borg yarn!

It’s actually better than 99% of what he wrote for TNG! :-)

106. I'm Dead Jim! - March 5, 2013

Excellent work, Scotty, uh, I mean, Chris! I hope your dad is seeing this production. It all looks terrific!

107. I Know That Dog... - March 5, 2013

In my humble opinion, the paucity of news regarding the new film may be due to serious issues in post-production?

108. KG - March 6, 2013

Unlike everyone else, I won’t panic about the lack of STID marketing until the end of March. If April hits and there is nothing, then I’ll panic.

109. Steve urkel - March 6, 2013

I’m starting to hate this site.

110. Mad Mann - March 6, 2013

@107: Giacchino just put up a bunch of pictures on Instagram of the first scoring session for Star Trek into Darkness. I think post is going fine. It’s this site that’s not keeping up with it!

111. Phil - March 6, 2013

@109. Then leave.

112. Classy M - March 6, 2013

The UK release date has been brought forward to the 10th May. Here’s the updated list:: https://apps.paramountpictures.com/movie/startrek/releasedates/release-dates.html

113. Uberbot - March 6, 2013

Some people here like reading old articles over and over I guess! Lol!!

They think people are being unreasonable by expecting news updates.

Crazy. :-/

114. NCC-73515 - March 6, 2013

German release date is now the 9th, UK follows… there is hope for the rest of the world :D

115. Keachick - March 6, 2013

Australia and NZ release dates are also 9 May 2013.

116. Classy M - March 6, 2013

I posted the link to the international list of release dates at #112 if anyone wants to check somewhere not already mentioned.

117. Tom - March 6, 2013

::yawn::

118. NCC-73515 - March 6, 2013

Ah, great! When the shift for Germany was announced last week, the list still had the old date ;)

119. intruder - March 6, 2013

Outside here trekkies(ers) are discussing this: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/04/star-levar-burton-calls-bullst-on-jj-abrams
It is already old news and where is the discussion about it here? Why there is so much silence? Is the site dead, Jim? Why? Someone? 2X2L calling CQ…

2X2L calling CQ

Isn’t there anyone on the air? Isn’t there… anyone?

120. Red Dead Ryan - March 6, 2013

I’m a bit disappointed with LeVar Burton’s criticism of J.J Abrams. Abrams respected canon enough to preserve it by branching off his movie series in an alternate timeline from the Prime Timeline via the time travel of the Narada and Leonard Nimoy’s Spock.

Usually Burton is pretty classy, but he was an ass in this regard.

121. I'm Dead Jim! - March 6, 2013

I think that if JJ really said those things, then Burton was plenty justified in his statement, again, if JJ really said that.

122. The Sinfonian - March 6, 2013

@119 We just need lots of erbium. Then we can built a spaceship that will go… somewhere.

123. mhansen0207 - March 6, 2013

Why are people so panicked about the lack of news and the lack of 5 new trailers for Into Darkness? Has short term amnesia kicked in for everyone?

Think back to early 2009: what did we have then? Exactly what we have now. A teaser trailer, a Super Bowl trailer, and a theatrical trailer soon to come. That was it! Interviews for the film didn’t start popping up till April, same with TV promos.

In fact, we even have a bit more than we did in 2009, we got two teasers, an app, and a game coming out. There’s more happening in the Trek world now than there was the last time, and look how well the last time turned out.

Calm the F down people, we’re right on schedule.

124. mhansen0207 - March 6, 2013

#120

I don’t know if Burton was being an ass, but he’s been seriously misinformed if he believes that Abrams’s Trek erased The Next Generation. It’s an alternate reality a la “Paralells”

125. AJ - March 6, 2013

http://metronews.ca/voices/backstage-pass/585671/make-it-so-star-trek-tng-cast-beaming-down-for-toronto-comicon/

126. JRT! - March 6, 2013

Actually we had a bit more back in 2009 by now. Character posters,proper movie poster,more hype and interviews and so on. I know there’s a new trailer coming soon,but in my case it’s just too little,too late. Compared to the other summer movies coming out,this is just bad marketing. And talking with the marketing guy at Disney yesterday…..well,let’s just say this is thankfully not the usual way they market a movie. Some people over here didn’t even know there was a new Trek movie coming out,and some have just forgotten about it. It’s kinda time to remind people it’ll be out soon,isn’t it? And yeah,I’m calm,lol! But only because I don’t really care anymore. I’ll see the movie though,but like Paramount I doubt it’ll live up to expectations.

Hope the movie does good though.

J-R!

127. mhansen0207 - March 6, 2013

#126

Actually, we didn’t have more in 2009. We had character teaser posters, but not much more. The hype and interviews as you call it didn’t come till April. I know this because I remember it.

It’s not bad marketing at all. Looking at several communities outside of the very biased TrekMovie one, people are very excited for this and that will only continue to grow. “Some people” does not constitute a majority of moviegoers, many of whom are probably Internet savvy and aware that another movie is coming.

Other than Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, what other summer movies are currently being hyped? Superheroes are cash cows, especially during the summer. Of course they’re being hyped to the max at this point. Star Trek, much as some people hate to admit this, has only recently become mainstream once again with the 2009 film. As such, it will get hype as the date gets closer, but not to the extent that these billion dollar superhero franchises were, especially coming off of last summer where The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were the #1 and #3 movies respectively.

And seriously, talking to someone at Disney? They’re not a good source of information, especially like I said now that they hold a REALLY huge entertainment venue now (Marvel). Their marketing strategy is different compared to other things, so it’s completely ad hominem to compare the two styles.

If you disagree that’s fine. If you wanna continue crying wolf, that’s fine too, but that’s really all you’re doing. In the end, this movie will get attention, and if it’s as good as the trailers look, will make a tidy profit as well.

Again, I applaud J.J. and company. In these days where everything is leaked online or given away in a trailer, almost everything has been shrouded in secrecy. You don’t get that thrill anymore these days. I for one am grateful for it.

128. John - March 6, 2013

Where’s the buzz for this film, it’s like it just died! I think since J.J’s Star Wars announcement it took all the attention off Star Trek and on to Star Wars. Well Star Wars is more main stream than Star Trek . All everyone now is talking about is Star Wars, poor Star Trek! :(

129. JRT! - March 7, 2013

Crying wolf!? LOL! That’s funny. Never do that,just stating facts and stand by what I say. What,you think every studio has different marketing strategies? They’re basically the same. But like I said,I stand by what I say and still maintain that there was more back in 09. But feel free to disagree. I’m sure you’re not the only one. And I thought it was the mainstream audience they are trying to cater to again btw. And the mainstream audience could do with a reminder,s’all.

Bet they’ll kickstart the promoting real soon. Have fun with it.

J-R!

130. Dom - March 7, 2013

I wasn’t a fan of Berman and Braga’s output, but a key remark that often gets disregarded is that the suits would have continued Star Trek even if those guys had left. The thing is, they should have left. They were clearly tapped out by the time they made Voyager. After TNG finished, a fresh creative team should have been brought in to do something new, but there comes across an arrogance in Berman and Braga’s rhetoric that only they could make Trek and they were the experts on the (in my opinion) non-existent ‘Gene’s vision.’ Also, they wanted to take TNG into cinemas when there was no way it would work without being massively changed, which is why it failed.

And, y’know what? If the suits wanted a band appearing each week, a new creative team, bursting with new ideas, might have figured a way to make it work!

The original Star Trek thrived on having so many different people throwing in ideas. Star Trek had the voices of multiple writers, producers and showrunners contributing to it: it never had a Rick Berman figure calling the shots. It had Gene Roddenberry himself, Gene Coon, John Meredyth Lucas, even Fred Freiberger (who gets somewhat unfairly bashed, given the budget cuts and demands being put on him by the studio) not to mention Herb Solow and Robert Justman (who both remarked that it was Gene Roddenberry who started perpetuating the idea in the 1970s that he alone was responsible for Trek’s greatness) and writers such as Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch and Dorothy Fontana.

And, while I’ll try to have a read of Hive, if it does indeed rely on ‘tech tech tech’ time travel and plot resets, then Mr Braga clearly hasn’t learnt anything since he finished working on Star Trek nearly a decade ago. The plot reset was the laziest, deus-ex-machina in all of science fiction. Not only does it render the whole of what’s gone before pointless, but it deletes all the character development the crisis has brought about.

These events should stay with the characters and change then, not reset them to they way they were before. I can’t say I miss Berman and Braga. I’m far more interested in what Bad Robot are doing. TNG finished a couple of decades ago. It belongs on Blu-ray and DVD now and maybe someone will come up with a more interesting reboot in a few years, perhaps with Tom Hardy as a more badass Picard!

131. Ralph Pinheiro - March 7, 2013

38 minutes of Into Darkness in Brasil. Many SPOILERS!

source: http://www.trekbrasilis.org/2013/03/07/bryan-burk-exibe-38-minutos-do-filme-no-brasil/

132. Dom - March 7, 2013

Thanks for that! :)

133. Mad Mann - March 7, 2013

@ 131. How true is that? If so, then it sounds like a step in the right direction about Kirk being the captain.

134. Ralph Pinheiro - March 7, 2013

It is true. Bryan Burk was in Brasil some days ago to promote Star Trek Into Darkness.

Link to Universal Channel: http://uc.globo.com/programas/whatson/materias/produtor-de-star-trek-exibe-cenas-no-filme-em-evento-no-brasil.html

135. bardicjim - March 7, 2013

WOAH! My mind is blown! Thanks Google Translate.

136. Ralph Pinheiro - March 7, 2013

Brazil has many star trek fans and site Trek Brasilis is one of the biggest blogs about Star Trek in Latin America. But unfortunately the marketing of the first film was very weak and Paramount is committed to recovering the audience in this country, as well as others which haven´t good box office.

137. Steve Urkel - March 7, 2013

@ 111

Obviously I’m not the only one who agrees… Here is a listing of the most popular trek sites. If you will kindly notice, this site has dropped from #2 to #9 since last year.

http://www.amishrakefight.org/gfy/

138. Hair Today Gorn Tomorrow - March 7, 2013

Yes, cheers to Google Translate! I’m even more excited to see the movie now (which I didn’t think I could be any more excited); to watch how all this unfolds and everything else in between. Wow!

139. T'Cal - March 7, 2013

It’s been a dog’s age since we’ve had news here…

140. cpelc - March 7, 2013

Wow. Read the news from the Brazil screening.

Starting to see how the comic might tie-in.

141. Lore - March 7, 2013

@128. John, spot on. Lucas is a genius at marketing. Into Darkness is yesterday’s news before its even released.

142. porthoes bitch - March 7, 2013

Can someone post the translation of the Brazil news?

143. bmar - March 7, 2013

Re: above – it’s a Google Translation – I didn’t make any corrective edits.

144. bmar - March 7, 2013

Oh well, looks like my post got taken down. Probably a copyright violation. Apologies.

145. Keachick - March 7, 2013

JRT! Your posts don’t make sense. They are silly. You are giving up on a movie you know is in its final post-production stage just because there is not as much marketing, or of the right kind, that you think there should be. YOU know about the movie and its release date. All you, and the rest of us, need to do (got no choice actually) is wait until the date arrives and then go see it. It is that simple.

People are overloaded with advertisements for this, that and the next thing. Star Trek Into Darkness does not and should not be just another movie that is constantly shoved in people’s faces and hyped up, long before anyone can actually get to see it.

Now – the real question is – will Chris Pine still be wearing his wayward beard with touches of grey when it comes to interview time, which did not start until April 2009 for the first movie? And where will he be, as in will he be anywhere near my city of Auckland come April/May? Enquiring minds like mine need to know…:)

146. Julio Scissors - March 7, 2013

Very cool news from Brazil! Hopefully someone here at TM will make an entry for the new info so we can discuss in its own thread.

147. JRT! - March 7, 2013

Silly? Nah,just stating the obvious,lol! They do make sense….if you read them,lol. But I won’t harp on about it,I’ll just wait till I’ve seen the movie,whenever that will be. Yeah,true that people are overloaded with all kinds of cra…stuff….before a movie is released these days,guess I just wanted as many people as possible to know there’s actually a new ST movie coming soon as well. And totally agree with John @128.

J-R!

148. CPelc - March 7, 2013

Appears to have been screened in Paris as well. Search for Bryan Burke in google news and you’ll get some articles.

149. Amorican - March 7, 2013

Bad auto-translations are often hilarious:
http://www.adobuzz.com/news/star-trek-2-30-minutes-de-grand-spectacle-presentees-par-bryan-burke-spoiler/54322

Prepare to take full eyes with Star Trek 2: Into Darkness. While the movie fast approaching, some lucky people (like us) were able to attend a screening of 30 minutes, Thursday, March 7 in Paris. Presented by producer Bryan Burk, faithful collaborator JJ Abrams, these pictures were not disappointed, quite the contrary. As the explosive trailer and the prologue of 9 minutes, they even gave us the desire to accelerate time to arrive as soon as possible to 12 June. Warning, spoilers possible.

“For those who do not like Star Trek”
Star Trek 2 is released in theaters on 12 June but already the promotion of the film is in full swing. After 9 minutes of projection and a round table (virtual) with the film crew, up to a very special session. Special because it was made by Bryan Burk, co-founder of the production company JJ Abrams, Bad Robot. As nice as her boyfriend is with great enthusiasm he spoke of the big blockbuster of 2013.

You liked the original Star Trek? You will loved this sequel to believe Bryan Burke promises “more action, more drama.” And in case you’re not really connected distant planets and pointed ears, the producer, who himself disliked “not Star Trek”, ensures that this feature film is “a Star Trek movie for those who don ‘ not like Star Trek. ” After the images that we have seen this Thursday, March 7, we can confirm!

First 25 minutes époustoufantes
And yes, no need to know by heart the Star Trek mythology to enjoy the spectacle offered by JJ Abrams, really brilliant. The first few minutes – it should be noted, moreover, that the prologue has been slightly revised – the director does everything for us to tape our headquarters. Situated on the planet Nibiru, the opening scene of Star Trek 2 offers everything you love about the creator of Lost: humor, action, images spectactulaires and dramatic tension.

After this first sequence that sees Kirk enfeindre rules to save Spock stuck in a volcano, back in London futuristic. One then finds the scene before, opened the prologue: a couple of parents went to the bedside of their sick daughter. And then, out of nowhere, a man announced to his father, “I can save her.” This is obviously the big bad, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

But to save the girl, the villain John Harrison wants something in return. After a few scenes devoted to Kirk – who loses control of the company – seen as the father of the sick boy blowing archives of Starfleet. That takes us to the LA scene 25 minutes, a true highlight of action and drama. SPOILERS: with its explosion, Harrison actually trap all Starfleet captains and seconds, and landed in the middle of their emergency meeting to kill them. Pike is then shot and seems very very bad way. As you can imagine, this is incredibly frustrating to finish it!

Two other new scenes
Fortunately, to comfort us (a little), Bryan Burke also came with two other scenes that take place later in the film. The first shows the company who is trying to return to London after an attack that left him diminished. Fans of action scenes in space should appreciate.

But it is especially the second scene we put water in the mouth. Why? Simply because it is a battle in futuristic London, between John Harrison and Spock (Zachary Quinto). Largely in the air, this scene promises action and great, great show. Anyway, Disney was quite right to choose for his JJ Abrams Star Wars 7.

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