There are a few bits of news related Star Trek Into Darkness so TrekMovie presents our first "Tidbits" article as we countdown to the next movie*. Today we have a pic of Chris Pine leading the Star Trek orchestra, news on new ‘Fan Sneak’ showtimes, a chance to win a trip to the London premiere and a poster that is faking out the Internet.
Chris Pine helps wrap Into Darkness score recording
Over last week Michael Giachino tweeted photos and updates from the recording of the score for Star Trek Into Darkness. And over the weekend the composer announced that he had wrapped up recording and had moved on to mixing the music. He also sent out the below image of the new Capt. Kirk leading the orchestra on the last day of recording.
11:00 PM showtimes added for May 15 Fan Sneaks
A month ago we reported that Paramount had set up special advance "Fan Sneak" IMAX 3D showings of Star Trek Into Darkness on May 15th at 8:00PM. Due to high demand they have now added 11:00 PM showings on May 15th. You can access these through your Star Trek App or via Fandango.com.
11 PM ‘fan sneak’ showings added for May 15
Pegg gives UK fans chance to go to premiere
Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg’ is giving fans in the UK a chance to win a trip to the London Star Trek premiere and to "meet the crew of the Enterprise." In order to win you need to donate or raise 50 for the Comic Relief charity. One of the people who join Pegg’s Red Nose Day club will win the prize. You need to be 18 years old and a resident of the UK to join in. More info at Pegg’s Red Nose Day page.
Simon Pegg could be taking you to the London Star Trek Into Darkness premiere – and it’s all for a good cause
Fake poster fools Internet
One last bit of news is related to how a number of websites (including MTV, Slashfilm, FirstShowing, TrekToday, and many others) have reported the poster below to be a brand new release from Paramount for Star Trek Into Darkness.
This poster has actually been floating around the web since December and when it first popped up TrekMovie’s resident expert Senator Vreenak weighed in…
It turns out that the poster was an impressive piece of fan art created by a user on TrekBBS. It was never intended to be a hoax, but it sure did fool a lot of folks on the interwebs.
* Trek STID Tidbits Countdown is to the 12:00 AM on the morning of May 17th, the official North America release date.
That’s it for now…but stay tuned to TrekMovie for all the latest on Star Trek Into Darkness.