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Paramount International Releases ‘Message From John Harrison’ Video Facebook App April 18, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

Star Trek Into Darkness baddie John Harrison has a message for Kirk – in the form of a new viral promotional video. Unfortunately for English speaking Trekkies the promotional video only comes in various international languages–likely due to the movie opening in some places before USA. You can watch the special message (and get the translation) below.  [UPDATE: English version available in Australia and NZ only]    

 

UPDATE: English version available in Australia & New Zealand Only

There is an English-language (voiced by Cumberbatch) version of this new video, but unfortunately it is country-locked and only viewable in Australia and New Zealand (at Yahoo Australia and Yahoo New Zealand). TrekMovie expects the video to be available tomorrow after Yahoo has their one day exclusive.

 

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A Message From John Harrison (in Spanish, French, German, etc)

The official Latin America Star Trek Facebook Page has added a new "Star Trek –  Disruption Illegales" (Illegal Star Trek Disruption) app which takes you to a page with the message (translated):

They believe that their world is safe, it is an illusion. Enjoy these last moments of peace. These transmissions are the key to his destruction.

Harrison has returned to take revenge. He is examining the most important people in Starfleet. Shall we begin?

The app contains a video with previously seen clips interspersed with a distorted image of Cumberbatch’s Harrison. The Facebook app (and the videos) are also available in other languages (but not English) so this is part of the international marketing campaign. Unwilling to wait to see if an English version emerges, here is the first video (in Spanish).


[Other versions: German | French | Portuguese | Russian]

Here is the English Translation of the message from John Harrison (sent over by Alejandro of Star Trek Argentina)

"James Tiberius Kirk, the heart of the Enterprise. The overly-confident leader fueled by bravado. Life for him is one big adventure…but he is alone. Born in  battle, heir to a legend. What does a man do with such a curse? He fears making a mistake that will get his entire crew killed. And I … I’ll make sure he does."

This message seems to be something like a psychological profile of Kirk. Much of the talk about John Harrison is that he is a "master manipulator" who uses "psychological warfare." It also has a tinge of an intelligence briefing perhaps? In one of the trailers, Admiral Marcus is heard describing (presumably) Harrison as "one of our top agents" and JJ Abrams has described Harrison as someone from "within" Starfleet.

The app promises future messages for Spock and Uhura as well, so we will have to wait and see what Harrison has to say about them. We will update info on this campaign as it becomes available.

Great Marketing Departments Think Alike – A message from Zod

This new video bears a striking resemblance to one released just a few days ago by Warner Brothers for Man of Steel called "You Are Not Alone." In that viral video the villain from the upcoming movie–General Zod–has a message for Earth. Watch it below.

Work on the Paramount "Message From John Harrison" campaign started before Warner Brothers released their video so it just seems to be just a weird coincidence. Warner Brothers and Paramount also both released their theatrical trailers for Man of Steel and Star Trek Into Darkness (respectively) on Tuesday. Man of Steel hits theaters on July  14th – four weeks after Star Trek Into Darkness opens.

Comments

1. MC Doctor - April 18, 2013

Let me be the FIRST to say that John Harrison is NOT Kahn.

2. Gaz@UK - April 18, 2013

Are we sure that the ‘one of our own…’ is Harrison. I am going to speculate it’s actually Noel Clarke who sets off the bombs in London right after the ‘drop the ring in the drink’ bit and Peter Weller is our real bad guy.

3. matt - April 18, 2013

I second that motion #1.

4. TrinaInUS - April 18, 2013

I really feel for the people who will be seeing this dubbed in other languages. There’s no voice like Cumberbatch’s.

5. Josh C. - April 18, 2013

@2 – I think the last trailer, which had them looking at video of John Harrison at the briefing would seem to confirm that the “agent” is indeed Harrison (at least to me)

6. Cair - April 18, 2013

Ah relief! It’s not Spain’s Spanish… still worried about the dubb here…

7. vantheman77 - April 18, 2013

If John Harrison isn’t Khan Noonien Singh, then I’ll say he’s one of Khan’s genetically-engineered superhuman men who survived the Eugenics Wars.

8. Denny - April 18, 2013

Actually, it’s now clear.

John Harrison is Zod.

9. Kev - April 18, 2013

Zod indeed lol kneel Kirk, KNEEEL!!!

10. Dee - lvs moon surface - April 18, 2013

Keep dreaming, Harrison!

………… You will not get it!

……WE BELIEVE IN JIM!!!! ;-) :-)

by the way, the Argentinean actor failed to convince me! lol

11. Aurore - April 18, 2013

“…and JJ Abrams has described Harrison as someone from ‘within’ Starfleet.”
______

Yes.

And, a few days ago, Damon Lindelof said the following :

“All I can say is John Harrison is a very, very intelligent, brilliant guy. He knows how Starfleet works, because he comes from inside Starfleet. But I’m not really at liberty to divulge anymore or else J.J. will appear out of thin air and strangle me.”

So…DamOn, to some extent, it looks like your world is not so safe, either…I empathize with you, man…

:)

12. N1701ncc - April 18, 2013

Harrison is Harrison khan is khan and Mitchell is Mitchell.

13. Luther Sloan - April 18, 2013

10: The actor is mexican

14. TrekMadeMeWonder - April 18, 2013

Any truth to the rumor that this dark Dreadnought is going to fire a Warp-based weapon at Earth <— from Q'uonos??!!

Kirk will stop them.

15. sk8r_gurl - April 18, 2013

hmmm, isn’t that 8 weeks for MOS after STID, not 4? :)

16. Starman - April 18, 2013

Anthony, isn’t the Man of Steel release date June 14th?

17. NCC-73515 - April 18, 2013

Translation of German version: “James Tiberius Kirk. Heart of the Enterprise. The overconfident leader, driven by recklessness. To him, life is a big adventure. But he is alone… Born in battle, as heir to a legend. How does a man live with such a burden? He is afraid of making a mistake that could cost his crew their lives. And I… shall see to this.”

18. Classy M - April 18, 2013

Damon Lindelof said, “All I can say is John Harrison is a very, very intelligent, brilliant guy…”

So no need to worry about the quality of the writing, then.

19. Dee - lvs moon surface - April 18, 2013

#13. Luther Sloan

All right then…

again: btw, the Mexican actor failed to convince me! ;-) :-)

20. NCC-73515 - April 18, 2013

“Harrison has returned to take revenge. He checks Starfleet’s elite for weaknesses. Shall we begin?”

So Kirk’s weakness is that he’s alone and afraid of mistakes…

21. NCC-1701 TPA - April 18, 2013

Hey, sound off and make STID number one in this Poll…,

link to poll below:
http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=87797&tstate=3&rel=&SearchZip=90211&ShowDate=30&SearchRadius=15&md2Go=Go

Movie Poll: What are you most excited to see this summer?
– Iron Man 3.
– The Great Gatsby.
– Star Trek Into Darkness.
-Fast & Furious 6.
– The Hangover Part III.
-Man of Steel.
-World War Z.
– Despicable Me 2.
-Pacific Rim.
-300: Rise of an Empire.

22. Phil - April 18, 2013

He is alone….so Carol Marcus dies, too…

Oh, and wouldn’t anyone in Starfleet know how it works?

23. Luther Sloan - April 18, 2013

17: Where I can see the german version?

24. Aurore - April 18, 2013

“Oh, and wouldn’t anyone in Starfleet know how it works?”
_______

Apparently, some guys know how it works better than others.

Some guys are better at everything… while others are…considered to be “pawns”…

25. Keachick - April 18, 2013

Interesting. This confirms what has been shown of Kirk in the trailers so far or have we been only shown Kirk from Harrison’s perspective? Overall film time for the trailers would only amount to two minutes at most out of movie’s running time of approx. 120 minutes (allowing the last nine minutes for credits). Everything we have seen of Kirk has been either neutral or tending towards what could be considered negative. The only time we hear anything hopeful about Kirk occurs after Pike has told Kirk off, let rip into him, for whatever he is supposed to have done at that point in the movie. Pike then tells Kirk, “… I believe in you, Jim.”

The bad guy preying on the foolish, but well meaning…

If my conclusion is correct, it seems that this John Harrison has targeted the young, the less experienced and therefore the most vulnerable, in a lot of ways, ie Captain James Kirk, in order to expedite his own nefarious plans. What does that say about Harrison? I doubt that the TNG Klingon would regard him as being a very good Klingon.

26. Curious Cadet - April 18, 2013

Interesting, so Harrison is angry that Kirk got promoted so quickly and shouldn’t be Captain. Perhaps seeking revenge over some rookie mistake Kirk made without even realizing it.

So he IS Janice Lester!

No but seriously … Doesn’t really sound like Khan to me …

27. NCC-73515 - April 18, 2013

Director Sloan! Here you are: http://apps.facebook.com/trekdisruptions_de/
There is also a drop-down menu for the different versions.

28. Keachick - April 18, 2013

#21 – DONE!

29. Anthony Pascale - April 18, 2013

Added links (below Spanish video) for French, German, Russian and Portuguese

30. Kev - April 18, 2013

Curious that is a mirror of the audience’s reaction to it from the last film actually.

and yeah he didnt learn any humility from that incident on his previous ship he served on when it was attacked in this side universe, just promoted to captain right from the get go

forget its name though as it was mentioned in one of the old TOS episodes

so I guess in this one he’s going to learn it by loosing the enterprise and everyone under its command, dont mind loosing the overdone with blue glow and sponsored by apple enterprise but the crew, that’s different.

31. Kev - April 18, 2013

also Despicable Me 2 looks fun, the rest save maybe for trek depending on how the reviews go BAH!

32. Jack - April 18, 2013

Another, familiar, Harrison image. I don’t believe it’s been here yet…

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103164

33. Mantastic - April 18, 2013

Seems less like something Khan would say….

Then again, who knows?

Honestly, I’m content to wait until the movie comes out before I speculate anymore. The fact is none of us is going to know exactly who he is until the movie comes out as I highly doubt they’re going to throw us anymore bones before the premiere.

34. lorraine - April 18, 2013

Eh?

35. one of nine - April 18, 2013

Not that it matters but I speak American Spanish and the Spanish used on the clip is from the mother land (Spain), so to me it takes away from the movie just a little, will be seeing it in English and if it has Spanish subtitles, that’s ok

Just in case I’ve been very critical of star trek movies in general because I really, really miss space exploration but I’ understand the need for action.,
we need a series on TV like the academy years. the powers that be please (porfavor) una serie de TV, porfavor…

36. Keachick - April 18, 2013

#26 – Is your post in reference to what I wrote above? Not sure.

I doubt that John Harrison is angry that Kirk got promoted so quickly, although it may have pissed him off a bit. I think Harrison’s angst goes way beyond that and has nothing to do with Kirk’s career at all. He just sees that someone so young and lacking in the way of much experience can make for an easier target than someone else might be, eg Pike, if he were still in command of the Enterprise.

My impression is that Kirk and Carol Marcus first meet because of the John Harrison threat and she is very much alive. She has been called in to help combat the big threat that John Harrison is a part of because she is a weapons specialist. There is no suggestion or otherwise as to whether Carol Marcus lives or dies or just how any initial mutual 20-20sec response from her and Kirk, as in “I/my body would like to ‘do’ you” actually gets played out in any fashion, if at all.

37. Og - April 18, 2013

#35 Sorry but the others are right: that actor is Mexican.

I know because I’m also speak “Mexican Spanish” ;-)

38. Aix - April 18, 2013

Harrison has profiles for Spock and Uhura as well! This is getting good!

Also, that last shot of Cumberbatch in the vid is all kinds of creepy. Is this a horror movie or what?! Haha.

39. Keachick - April 18, 2013

I just notice the Yahoo New Zealand link…duh

The wording is the same as the English translation sent by Star Trek Argentina.

Words like “burden” is replaced with the word “curse” etc.

I am fortunate to hear the Cumberbatch do the voice-over…oh yes.

40. one of nine - April 18, 2013

@4
I’ agree with you: People that can understand English should not miss the voice of Cumberbatch, so to all Spanish speaking Americans, listen you must see it in the original English, plus it help us learn English always a plus, just saying.
Like wise Americans that check out movies from Spain once in a while should see them in Spanish, same for German, French, ect.

I thank the translators above, that it exactly what he said.

41. one of nine - April 18, 2013

@37
I stand corrected…

42. CmdrR - April 18, 2013

John Harrison is Captain Marko Ramius.

43. Kev - April 18, 2013

Maybe not angry but it is kind of stupid and wreckless to put an unseasoned commander in command of a brand new ship. even if it looks more like a science vessel than a proper heavy cruiser with its exterior and interior.

and the reason why I say that is it has way too much white gloss and glowy crap on it for it to be considered a decendant or hybrid the old tos enterprise or the TMP enterprise which were proper heavy cruser battle cruisers that didnt have overdone blue glow and gloss on everything

the engines only lit up at warp on the TMP one after all, which makes sense after all why do you have the warp engines running 24/7 in the TNG era doing unneeded wear on them at all time.

sorry after that last trailer I’m just trying to figure out why can I accept all of the other ships and versions of the enterprise but not that one, and I’ve come to the conclusion its the details, it just doesnt look like a military ship anymore.

its not the enterprise its a faux enterprise that misses the point, it looks like a ship that’s going to really date quickly after the apple fad bites the dust in a few years.

not the timeless enterprises we all know and love, all the more jarring considering I like the films and the actors, really wish they would have stuck with the original concept colors instead of doing what they did with it.

44. SirBroiler - April 18, 2013

The beauty in this – Harrison is going to be formidable via Cimberbatch. So much that you’ll sit though this movie and think “…this guy is so much better than Khan.” Smarter. Stronger. More hellbent. You’re now convinced no one could be more badass, until…here comes an even smarter, stronger, more hellbent, JJverse Khan. It’s going to be awesome.

45. Mad Mann - April 18, 2013

Paramount marketing just loves to rip-off things, don’t they?

46. Curious Cadet - April 18, 2013

@33. Mantastic,
“The fact is none of us is going to know exactly who he is until the movie comes out as I highly doubt they’re going to throw us anymore bones before the premiere.”

Yup. I had high hopes that Orci’s involvement was going to give us a fighting chance, but it looks like Abrams and Lindeloff opted for their Lost approach, where the audience had it figured out from day one, but the producers just lied all the way to the bank. Left just about everyone who followed that show and played along fairly with a disatisfied feeling.

Now I can’t be sure that’s what they are doing here, but unless they do what I hope they do and come up with a canon character twist that is on nobody’s radar, then I fear there are going to be a lot of disappointed Star Trek fans come next Tuesday when the spoilers start leaking out … well, at the least the ones who tried to play along. Because it means we’ve guessed it already and we were lied to and/or the clues just won’t add up in hind site.

47. Michael Hall - April 18, 2013

@ 43–

I dislike the current design for all kinds of reasons, but don’t see how you come to the conclusion that it is more or less “military” than any of the others. Which was never supposed to be the point, anyway.

48. Keachick - April 18, 2013

#43 – The TOS Enterprise was not a military ship. It was a vessel of exploration with military capabilities (purportedly defensive). The only truly military ship from the prime universe were ships like the Defiant (ST:DS9), built specifically for military purposes. Why should the alternative universe Enterprise be significantly different from its prime counterpart? I, very much, hope that it is not that different.

Today, we have cruisers and cruise ships. Both kinds are big ships.

49. Tony Todd's Tears - April 18, 2013

Kal-El walks among you, I will have him. You are not alone…. Oh wait, wrong movie.

DAD We’re trying to rescue you!

50. Keachick - April 18, 2013

Curious Cadet – Good grief…so some of you may have guessed correctly. So what?

Nobody lied about anything, except perhaps Orci telling a white lie here – something about the villain coming from canon or whatever?

It is the film maker’s prerogative and indeed right to reveal as much or as little as they like about a film project they are in the process of working on. Bottom line, they don’t have to tell anybody anything.

Since what they are working is FICTION, some of which could have been changed even in the last few weeks, then anything they might have previously said may or may not have been misleading. It is quite possible that once the principle photography was done and they started putting it all together, that JJ and co might have decided to delete some scenes, rewrite others and even write new ones…
did you not hear Alice Eve say that she/they worked on the movie for six months? Principle photography (ie involving actors) took place between January and May 2012 – four months. What two other months does she mean? I have already given the most likely answer.

This really is the most pathetic whining.

51. BatlethInTheGroin - April 18, 2013

#18: Given that all evidence indicates the film is very well-written, I’d say you’re right–there’s no need whatsoever for the vocal minority slamming the film to worry about it.

52. Jack - April 18, 2013

21. Hmmm, Iron Man’s winning. Doesn’t Tony Stark have everything *already*?

Last night, Movieline put up a Which Trailer is More Powerful poll.

http://movieline.com/2013/04/17/poll-man-of-steel-vs-star-trek-into-darkness-trailers/

Into Darkness vs. Man of Steel. Man of Steel is winning. Show him some Trekmovie Kryptonite, yo.

I don’t know what that means.

53. BatlethInTheGroin - April 18, 2013

#46: What a silly and melodramatic post. It’s a movie, dude. Lighten up.

54. Jason S. - April 18, 2013

After Iron Man, no summer film this year looks interesting.

55. Captain, USS Northstar - April 18, 2013

@42: And the big starship we see is the “Red October.”

56. Backyard Enterprise - April 18, 2013

Just checked the Aussie message on Yahoo…
All I will say is the Harrison seems to dislike Kirk – a lot!

Perhaps they where at the same pub once and Kirk cut Harrisons lunch….

(hit on his chick)

57. Jamie - April 18, 2013

A message to Kirk is awesome. I guess if Kirk gets one then Spock needs one too, being the team he has to beat. But Uhura? Really? I know they need to push her in the new films, but I can’t imagine John Harrison giving a d@mn about Uhura or any other crew member that isn’t Kirk and Spock.

58. Mike - April 18, 2013

So John Harrison is really Smaug or the necromancer

59. Keachick - April 18, 2013

Yes, but Tony Stark is played by Robert Downey, Jnr who is not unattractive, plus Tony Stark is a very wealthy guy who is trying to do some good…my hero.

However, he ain’t “my captain” – sorry Tony/Robert. It is how it is.

60. Mark - April 18, 2013

@57-Sorry haven’t you heard? They apparently can’t do anything without Uhura these days..

Nevermind that there are 4 other characters we may like to see as well. Hopefully the trailers and posters are just misleading and we get a good amount of time with Bones, Sulu, Scotty and Chekov. I’m kinda pissed that we didn’t get character posters for ALL characters like we did last time.

61. Jamie - April 18, 2013

@Mark- It’s cool that Uhura has posters and a storyline. It’s about time too, but that could be said about Sulu or Chekov or any the others that aren’t Kirk and Spock. I know people complain about lack of Bones too, which, while he is superior to Uhura as a character IMO, that isn’t my issue. I don’t need more Bones. They wanna throw Uhura in everything just to be modern, and while giving her attention (finally) is a good thing, they are making too big a deal about her. Equal with Kirk and Spock as characters, which no one is.

62. AyanEva - April 18, 2013

It’s just not quite the same without Benedict’s marvelous voice. The dubbed voices would be fine if I didn’t know how awesome it sounds with the actor’s regular voice. Fans are really missing out on a treat! Of course, I may be slightly biased in my opinion. lol

63. Curious Cadet - April 19, 2013

@50. Keachick,
“Bottom line, they don’t have to tell anybody anything.”

Then don’t invite the fans to play ‘who’s that villain’.

——————————–
“What two other months does she mean? I have already given the most likely answer.”

I don’t think you have. The actors could have been called in multiple times for ADR alone, and it’s also possible there were reshoots, or pick-ups involving the actors to resolve editing problems. And while it’s possible they could have been modifying story points, if they were changing their minds about who the villain is up to two weeks ago, then this movie has bigger problems than I thought.

If this were an Agatha Christie novel and the killer is revealed at the end of the story, but the clues given don’t reconcile with the solution, then the reader has every right to be disappointed. The producers have invited the fans to play a game with them this past year. Is it to much to expect them to play fair?

All I’m saying is that there’s a pretty good chance some fans are probably going to be disappointed by Harrison’s identity regardless of who he turns out to be, based on Abrams previous track record with this sort of thing. Hope I’m wrong and Bob Orci pulls a rabbit out of his, er, hat.

64. Buzz Cagney - April 19, 2013

#51 what evidence? I’ve seen no evidence. I actually groaned when Spock said ‘i’m not sure that qualified’ at Kirk squeezing the Falcon, sorry, NOT the Falcon, through the gap.
Strong script writing isn’t this lots forte. Its about the spectacle with them. Lots of people enjoy spectacle, hell, I might even enjoy it, but strong script? Highly doubtful.

65. Marja, moi! - April 19, 2013

The French Harrison sounds quite the weary existentialist :)

66. Jack - April 19, 2013

Just saw Oblivion. Meh. Amazing looking meh.

I expected Morgan Freeman to go, feebly, “there… Is… another… Skywalk…”

67. JRT! - April 19, 2013

Iron Man 3 looks ok,and plenty of movies after that one to see. My two top ones are still MoS and ST,with Pacific Rim on the list as well,lol! Love a good,fun monster movie.

J-R!

68. Karl - April 19, 2013

The Man of Steel viral is a much stronger piece. Comes across as better developed and produced, and an integrated element of a marketing plan. To me, the STID viral seems more like an afterthought. There’s too much of the trailer (distorted) inserted rather than feeling like it’s immersing us in the 23rd century world the way a piece like that should

69. Chuckunit - April 19, 2013

Harrison is a Section 31 agent….possibly gone rogue, or possibly on assignment to destroy how Kirk is perceived in the public eye. Starfleet doesn’t necessarily want “Cowboy Captains” who become notorious for either violating the Prime Directive or endangering the trillions of credits that go into building and manning a Constitution Class starship.

70. Keachick - April 19, 2013

The “clues” given have been totally circumstantial. John Harrison could just be John Harrison, just as we have been told by the actor playing the character. If people constantly choose to read more into something than is objectively there, then so be it. But people shouldn’t blame the film makers because the people got it wrong with all projections and speculations.

*Fandom* has been speculating about who the villain is. Can the film makers tell people not to do that? How would they even stop it exactly?

71. Classy M - April 19, 2013

The English version is now available. LInk, if approved: http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/exclusive–star-trek-into-darkness-clip–disruption-104424746.html

72. Curious Cadet - April 19, 2013

@70. Keachick,
“John Harrison could just be John Harrison, just as we have been told by the actor playing the character.”

John Harrison is a character from original canon. Bob Orci said so. He’s the same guy who regularly shows up around here and throws the fans a bone in the form of hints and clues, aside from the official online hints and clues being given as part of the marketing campaign. The filmmakers are not trying to discourage speculation about who the villain is, they are encouraging it. This is Abrams’ M.O. and has been for many years, to varying degrees of success. If a fan is disappointed because their wild speculation didn’t pan out, it’s on them. But if the actual clues put out out by the filmmakers don’t add up in hindsight, then who’s to blame?

73. lwr - April 19, 2013

John harrison is actually Lt. Commander Ben Finney, who in this universe Kirk ” sacrificed” during some mission of screen and returned under the psuedo of John Harrison
or
He actually IS Gary Mitchell, who died off screen( in comic) and came back under the quize of john harrison
or
He is Cadet Finnigan,pissed at kirk’s rise, and he now has return unde the guise of John Harrision
or
He is Samual George-John Kirk, who in this universe (because of being r-dubbed as JOHNNY in ST09 has a huge hyphened middle name) was sent of the a British boarding school after Kirk demolished a 500 year old working corvette(that played beastioe boys or wahtever???!!!!) that had to be worth a gadzillion dollars ( i am sure if i had a working barge from the mesopotamian era it would be MIGHTY PRICEY) come back under the name John harrison and is MIGHTY pisssed at ol’ Jimmy
or
indeed….
He is John Noonian Singh, Khan’s british half brother from another mother, come back as John Harrison.

74. lwr - April 19, 2013

..and i still can’t type worth Jack (or John)

75. The Sinfonian - April 19, 2013

Actually, the Spanish version has one thing right about James Tiberio Kirk: He is *Solo*. Yep, this Kirk is more like Han Solo I think.

76. The Sinfonian - April 19, 2013

@71 ClassyM: Thanks! That link is PERFECT.

77. Sherlockcious - April 19, 2013

It’s also on YouTube:
‘Message From John Harrison’ Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il7aSvhN3bE

78. Sherlockcious - April 19, 2013

And… Cumberbatch should never be dubbed.
His voice is absolutely unique.

79. KD - April 19, 2013

A message to Uhura? Is John Harrison on Match.com or something?

80. Aurore - April 19, 2013

“TrekMovie: A few months back Bob told me that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character would be from Star Trek’s canon. Today we find out that he is named John Harrison. So are both of those things still true?

Alex Kurtzman: Well without revealing too much what I can tell you is that in the same spirit as ‘can the Enterprise be under water? What does that mean? How are we going to justify this? How are we going to explain it?’ We went back and we talked a lot about things that made us want to make the first movie in the first place as fans. And what do we feel was successful for the fans. A lot of that had to do with honoring the history — honoring the show. But we also want to come up with a way to make the stories feel fresh and unpredictable. So without revealing too much, we applied the same thinking to Harrison.

Reading between the lines, Kurtzman appears to be saying that Cumberbatch’s character honors Star Trek history but in a new, unpredictable way…..”

http://trekmovie.com/2012/12/11/exclusive-kurtzman-orci-talk-about-cumberbatch-into-darkness-character-name-reveal/
_____

…Sydney Australia will have the honour of being first to know… everything, on April 23rd…

Wait a minute…April 23rd?

It’s only a few days away !!!!!

:)

81. -H- - April 19, 2013

#6 Our worst nightmare! The transmission dubbed in Spain’s spanish has been launched today:

http://es.cine.yahoo.com/star-trek-en-la-oscuridad/transmisiones/

Harrison dubbed by Iván Muelas, the same voice actor in Spain for Will Smith, Nathan Fillion, Fry (Futurama), John Barrowman, Josh Holloway & Joe Flannigan among others.

I don’t know if the dub director is conscious of the deep of Harrison’s character or what, but also the other voices used in recent dubbings of Star Trek flims and series are awful. Also the translations, with the continuous missunderstanding of “silicon” as “silicone”, “ore” as “gold”, or in the last film, “warbird” as “war falcon”.

That’s the reason some of us are going to London to see the movie as is.

82. Grand Marshall Scaldac - April 19, 2013

english international version:

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=37216

83. Sherlockcious - April 19, 2013

#81 -H- Couldn’t agree more with you! I go to London too!! impossible for my to hear Cumberbatch dubbed in Spanish… (with such an ‘ordinary’, common voice).
The dubbed voice (here in Spain) has nothing to do with Benedict’s voice. It sounds ridiculous, with no gravitas, no resonance, zero magnetism, not deep and smooth enough…

Cumberbatch’s voice should be declared and honoured ‘World Heritage’.

84. Trekkiegal63 - April 19, 2013

“James Tiberius Kirk, the heart of the Enterprise. The overly-confident leader fueled by bravado. Life for him is one big adventure…but he is alone. Born in battle, heir to a legend. What does a man do with such a curse? He fears making a mistake that will get his entire crew killed. And I … I’ll make sure he does.”

Well then… not one whose mastered the fine art of subtlety, has he? The one thing poor Harrison hasn’t taken into account? James T. Kirk can out stubborn anyone else in the galaxy (that’s our boy, go get, him, Kirk dear). ;)

85. Joey B - April 19, 2013

They believe that their Harrison is Khan, it is a delusion. Enjoy these last moments of posts and blogs. These transmissions are the key to his disappointment (the mis-guided fanboy/fangirl).

Xon has returned to take revenge. He is examining the most important people in Starfleet. Shall we begin?

86. Keachick - April 19, 2013

Kirk can talk the most sophisticated computer into annihilating itself. John Harrison is no match!

87. LtPiper - April 19, 2013

English version now accessible on Collider.
http://collider.com/star-trek-into-darkness-clip-benedict-cumberbatch/

88. Jack - April 20, 2013

This is kind of cheesy. And it’s being called a ripoff of the man of steel Zod video.

89. Phil - April 20, 2013

@88. I’ve not verified this, but my understanding is the Zod video was made after the BC one…

@86. That was Shatners Kirk. Case closed.

90. Keachick - April 20, 2013

With some Kirk Pineisms, I am pretty sure that an alternate universe computer could well succumb to destroying itself as well.

In fact, given that this alternate Kirk, not only has a few Shatnerisms but also a few Pineisms, the most sophisticated computer ain’t gonna be no match for this young (Pine) Kirk! John Harrison may think that he has the advantage over this younger alt. Kirk, but what he doesn’t realize is that this particular Kirk is indeed heir to legend – that of the Shatner/Kirk and the new fine Pine/Kirk.

“I have a reputation?” Indeed, he does…

91. Phil - April 20, 2013

This Kirk had to seduce the green girl to acquire the information to cheat the exam, apparently because he didn’t possess the skills to do his own dirty work. So, not only is he a cheat, he’s bad at that, too. Living up to his repeat offender status..

Reputation, indeed…

92. Keachick - April 20, 2013

Where in the Star Trek 2009 film that you and I watched at the cinema did it show that Kirk seduced Gaila in order to help him beat the test?

Answer – nowhere.

You can only write as you do because the kind producers/director chose to put a DELETED scene that did NOT make it into the final cut on the Special Features section of a second DVD for our entertainment. This they did not have to do, as it does not apply to what we saw at the cinema, which IS the final director’s cut. I do not regard deleted scenes as being actually being part of any film and certainly not Star Trek canon.

93. Phil - April 20, 2013

Well, you need to take that up with your boys, and Alan Dean Foster. Also seem to recall that Orci has no issues with novels being considered as canon, so your defense of the flimsy virtue of Kirk is weak, at best…

94. Unwanted - April 20, 2013

Actually Phil, the deleted scene from ST09 clearly shows that all Kirk needed Gaila to do was open an email from him at a certain time, this email contained a virus that rewrote the simulator, and Gaila knew nothing about it. All seducing her had to do with it was giving her a motivation to open the message from Kirk.

Besides which she died at Vulcan so lets let Gaila rest in peace.

95. Phil - April 20, 2013

And of course, that makes it all right because it was in the name of love….

And all the witnesses are dead. God, I’m really starting to love this conspiracy theory stuff. Maybe John Harrison is the good guy, and Jim Kirk is the evil one after all…..

96. Unwanted - April 21, 2013

I was not trying to address the morality of the situation, simply that Kirk did not need any information or expertise from Gaila to cheat at the test. I was in no way touching the subject of what kind of man that makes him, though I think you are overly hard on him sometimes, but if we all had exactly the same thoughts and opinions we would be Borg, and I’ll pass on that thanks.

97. Phil - April 21, 2013

One of the joys of electronic media, trying to say something tongue-in-cheek doesn’t always translate well. No worries…

Yeah, I am – of all the characters in the alt. universe, this Kirk is my least favorite. Why the production team set him up the way they did is a mystery, unless they are setting him up to have his Darth Vader moment of redemption at some point in the future. I also do it as a bit of a counterpoint to the handful of people who are complete apologists to the character and his flaws – I’ve seen character behavior rationalized away here that in real time would result in lawsuits or jail time. The producers could have (emphasis on could) have made this Kirk a child molesting serial killer, and some folks could rationalize that…

98. Hakka - April 22, 2013

Not to open the same can, but…

“The app promises future messages for Spock and Uhura”

…Kirk it’s clearly related to Harrison. Spock… ok, it’s the second in command. But… Uhura? No, really, Uhura? I’d expect a “message” for Scotty as well (he seems he’ll have a big part in the whole “other ship” plot). And why not Pike then (see above)? Starfleet?

And then I shouldn’t be supposed to “whine” for the over-abuse of the Uhura character in this marketing campain…

I have my doubts about the characterization of Uhura and I welcome if she’s freed from the archetype of the “the girl of the geek main-character”. I’ll love Uhura if she’ll kick ass and she’ll get importance in the movie NOT for being Spock’s love interest (as most of her scenes in ST XI), but this is frankly ridiculous.

I get the poster (the away team of Kirk-Spock-Uhura). The coming message? So not.

99. Lee - April 22, 2013

I sure hope they put these message videos on the DVDs and Blu Rays.

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