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Photos: Pine, Quinto, Urban & Abrams Surf Australia + TrekMovie Post-Premiere Spoiler Policy April 22, 2013

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

Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams along with actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban are getting ready for the Sydney, Australia premiere on Tuesday. Today they did some posing to promote the movie. Check out those photos below plus a note on TrekMovie’s policy regarding spoilers following the premiere.     


Pine, Quinto, Abrams and Urban surfing to Sydney Premiere

The international Star Trek Into Darkness tour starts Tuesday with the gala red carpet premiere in Sydney, Australia. Director JJ Abrams and producer Bryan Burk are already in Australia with actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban (from neighboring New Zealand). Chris, Zach, Karl and JJ posed for some pictures today at the beach with some cool Into Darkness surfboards. Here are some photos from the press event.


TrekMovie at Sydney Red Carpet

TrekMovie will be covering the Star Trek Into Darkness red carpet from the Sydney, Australia. The carpet opens at 6PM Sydney time (9AM in the UK, 4AM Eastern, 1AM Pacific). We will be live tweeting some pictures from @trekmovie plus posting more high resolution images later Tuesday here at the site along with any video interviews we can get with the Trek celebs.  

TrekMovie Will NOT Spoil Into Darkness

Even though the film is premiering in Australia (and then other cities over the next weeks), will not be posting all the major spoilers from the movie. In addition No spoilers will be tweeted @trekmovie either.  Any spoilers that are posted will always be within articles (which are identified as containing spoilers) so you have to click to see them.

Regarding reviews we will likely follow the same pattern we did back in 2009 with Star Trek, so we will start with an early no-spoiler (or minor-spoiler) review (possibly this week). Closer to the release of the film to the public we will have a more detailed (with some spoilers) review. However, TrekMovie will not be doing a full breakdown with every spoiler type of review.

Discussion of the biggest spoilers will likely be held back until after the film has been in theaters.

Reminder: North America Tickets now on sale

Following up from Thursday’s article on ticket sales, the official website now has tickets available past May 17th. In addition Fandango has added more theaters and dates for IMAX, regular 3D and 2D screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness.

Get your tickets to Star Trek Into Darkness


1. The Professor - April 22, 2013

Me first!!
Counting down!

2. DM - April 22, 2013

Great to be first to say I wish I was in Australia!

3. ados - April 22, 2013

No Urban???…he can really surf…..and does it well

4. ados - April 22, 2013

oops…he is there….sorry

5. miguelito1701 - April 22, 2013

I want those boards :)
Sight, I have to wait for JULY. Impossible not to get spoilered … . The second movies of the franchises have always been the top ones. Can´t wait, but I have to

6. Planet Pandro - April 22, 2013

now THERE’S our trio…Kirk, Spock and McCoy!

7. Uncle Protein - April 22, 2013

Exciting and intense Star Trek action; it does NOT get any hotter than this!!!

8. Danya - April 22, 2013

Quinto should really be holding a blue board.

9. Joe - April 22, 2013

god chris pine looks so much like chris hemsworth. it’s scary.

10. Tanner "The Dude" Waterbury - April 22, 2013

THANK YOU Anthony for keeping the movie plot a surprise.

11. AJ - April 22, 2013

JJ looks like he just got off the plane.

12. Commodore Adams - April 22, 2013

The boys of trek, the surf boards were a nice touch.

Where are the ladies of trek?

Nice to know how trekmovie will handle spoilers. As with 2009 I am going to avoid reading spoilers. Almost down to three weeks….im certain that I can avoid the spoilers.

13. Nony - April 22, 2013

I hope Karl uses that surfboard and takes a video of it. It would be excellent promotion.

It’s hilarious, though, all the guys standing there grinning in the bright sunlight in front of a blue sky and gorgeous beach with pastel surfboards that say – STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

14. T'Cal - April 22, 2013

As a Beach Boy fan and a Trekker, I couldn’t find these pix any cooler! Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how…

15. rm10019 - April 22, 2013

The blue board should have the Science logo on it :)

Love those boards!!!

16. NCC-73515 - April 22, 2013

What about comments, can we post everything?
Like after a premiere or preview, can we post “Cumberbatch is XYZ”? ;)

17. lkf6568 - April 22, 2013

I don’t surf, but I would learn if I had a #STID surfboard.

18. Theatre Historian - April 22, 2013

just about 13 1/2 to 14 hours till the lights dim in the theatre and Into Darkness projects on to the screen for an audience for the first time

Very cool!

19. Andrew - April 22, 2013

Looking forward to the non-spoilery review and word of mouth.

20. Jack - April 22, 2013

16. I’d hope not — because that’s where the spoiling happens. Any chance of there being a separate “spoiler” thread, like the chat thread, which would be the only place spoilers can be discussed?

Spoilers that were mentioned in one spoiler thread — like ______ doing the jump with Kirk — get mentioned and discussed in other threads almost instantly.

It’s funny – “first!” posters get banned, but spoilers flourish. Oh well.

Regardless, I’d better leave this site for at least three and a half weeks, because I think getting spoiled here is inevitable. I think I’ll have to unfollow Trekmovie and anyone else Trek-related on twitter too. You never know.

21. Curious Cadet - April 22, 2013

Do any of those guys actually surf?

Notice there’s a gold and blue surfboard only. A red one would just be asking to get eaten by a shark.

22. Nony - April 22, 2013

@21 Curious Cadet

Karl does surf – he put a video of himself surfing up on YouTube as a joke, with a few seconds of JJ on set at the end, when he’d promised Comic-Con some Star Trek footage last year. :)

23. Marja - April 22, 2013

#13, Nony, You beat me to it! Same thoughts here. I wonder if anyone else besides Karl surfs – but it sure would be fun to see him using that logo board! Of course being the Doctor he’d have to use the blue one ;)

Good to see him there! Urban’s been one busy guy lately I am sure.

24. Marja - April 22, 2013

PS Anthony, Thanks for delineating the spoiler policy. I’ll probably still be too tempted to resist, but it’s good to know I’ll have to decide before opening a spoiler!

25. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - April 22, 2013

I so can’t wait till the 15th. I already have my IMAX Ticket and am more then ready.

26. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - April 22, 2013

As long as the Surf Board’s are not RED!. That would be a bad thing. Right?

27. Pensive's Wetness - April 22, 2013

@5 sounds like your on deployment or something ‘want but can’t’ or doing something limited off/off grid work, mate. sympathies…

28. Bucky - April 22, 2013

I may have to bounce from Trekmovie in about a week or so, not that I want to when all of the good stuff is ramping up, but last movie the Spock meets Spock bit was spoiled in a headline / pic before the release, same with the destruction of Vulcan. I realize it’s really hard to define what is a spoiler and what isn’t but I think it’ll be better to err on the side of caution.

29. steve - April 22, 2013

Glad to hear about Trekmovie’s spoiler policy. Now if we could just turn off the rest of the internet, maybe we can make it 3-1/2 weeks without being spoiled elsewhere. I have no doubt that even on sites like Google News, an article headline is going to pop up with, “Trek’s John Harrison is really (****)!”

30. NCC-73515 - April 22, 2013

Exactly. No matter how strongly you avoid spoilers, they will sneak up on you. That’s why I read ’em all immediately XD
Besides, I enjoy discussions about them!

31. spock69 - April 22, 2013

Can’t wait for the 9th May but anyone who thinks the boards are cool need to ask themselves a few questions and pop into specsavers!
star trek tos beachtowels were weird until i saw these lmao!

32. Anthony Pascale - April 22, 2013

The rules on comments are simple. If the article itself has a spoiler warning then it is ok to post spoilers.

However, if not then not.

And I would appreciate people trying to show some self-discipline.

Also want to avoid people linking to supposed spoilers elsewhere.

I want TM to be a safe place for people between now and the public premiere

33. Anthony Thompson - April 22, 2013

Still NO Minneapolis – St. Paul tickets available thru Fandango and only 3D tickets thru the official site. Why are 2D viewers being discriminated against?

34. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - April 22, 2013

#33. Time for you to Covert. Lol.

35. Curious Cadet - April 22, 2013

@22 Nony,

Oh cool, good to know. That makes sense. Hard to imagine growing up in NZ and not surfing, some of the best breaks in the world.

36. Trekboi - April 22, 2013

In Sydney & Will be at the premier tonight- but won’t spoil anything I promise ;)

37. CmdrR - April 23, 2013

Thanks, Anthony for the spoiler policy.
Good luck to all of us on that one, but thanks. Don’t want to stay away for 3 weeks.

Did we hear from JJ on why there’s a 3 week spread with the US coming last? (I suspect Guam is used to spoilers, but was kinda surprised by the move — and yes, I know Guam is a U.S. territory, but you know what I mean.)

38. Dave in RI - April 23, 2013

I think trying to avoid spoilers is a good way to drive yourself crazy–especially in this age of the Internet. I remember reading the fan mail section of a Starlog issue back in 1980 when “The Empire Strikes Back” premiered.
This one fellow painstakenly avoided reading or watching anything to do with the movie in order to be completely surprised. He made it all the way to the day of the movie. As he was standing in line waiting for the next movie, the previous movie was let out. Some of the people filing out were discussing the movie and happened to mention VADER IS LUKE’S FATHER as they passed him. He ended his letter with “Have you ever seen a grown man cry?”

True story.

39. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - April 23, 2013

According to the imdb site, there are 20 countries with release dates after USA. The last is Japan on 23 August.

40. - April 23, 2013

I think one thing that will be on internet sites around the world within a few hours is that Khan is not in the film.

41. JRT! - April 23, 2013

Looking forward to all the spoilers,lol!

42. AyanEva - April 23, 2013

#40- That’s the one spoiler that I will actively be looking for online. I’m convinced Harrison is NOT Khan and I just need to know if I’m right or not. I can wait for everything else but I just have to know the answer to that!

I mean, the knowledge won’t make a difference with regard to whether I see the movie or not and it won’t change my level of extreme excitement for the film. I just need to know because, well…just because.

43. AyanEva - April 23, 2013

Hmmm…on second thought, after reading an article on why maybe I shouldn’t go looking for the spoiler, maybe I’ll wait to be surprised. It’s tempting though. It really is.

44. MelyBelle44 - April 23, 2013

Wow….four very handsome fellas.

Very, very niiice.

45. JRT! - April 23, 2013

I just wanna know…..EVERYTHING! LOL! Nah,just who dies and that Khan crap. More interested in seeing new Superman movie now anyways,lol! Oh the beauty of a short attention span,lol!


46. SpockSan - April 23, 2013

1 review now online. Spoiler free from 3 News NZ. Says its great.

47. Jerry Modene - April 23, 2013

Speaking of spoilers… the novelization of STTMP came out about a week or two before the release of the movie on December 8, 1979. Big mistake. I read the novelization and was disappointed that so much of what was in it (such as Kirk’s two-year marriage contract with Admiral Lori Ciani) was taken out.

48. Trekboi - April 23, 2013

At Sydney premier, I know all lol

49. DaveysLocker RRRRRR! - April 23, 2013

2nd review = IGN. 8/10.

50. Moputo Jones - April 23, 2013

IGN’s review is spoiler-free, for those wishing to avoid such things.

51. Frederick - April 23, 2013

Well, time to take a vacation from here and the internet in general till I see the movie….

52. Deleted - April 23, 2013

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53. Yanks - April 23, 2013


Great spoiler policy here.

Thank you.

54. STfanboy - April 23, 2013

I just want to know if the Enterprise gets destroyed. If that happens I won’t see it. The other things that people are complaiing about is a non issue with me.

55. Mr. Zoom - April 23, 2013

Bought my tickets last night, for Thursday night May 16. Seeing it with my friend Michelle in Pittsburgh, in 3D XD at the Cinemark!

56. DesiluTrek - April 23, 2013

I remember Starlog spoiling what V’Ger was.
What a killer for a movie that was all about the buildup and mystery.

57. Phil - April 23, 2013

@54. Don’t you mean that the Enterprise gets destroyed again? Just like in Trek 3 and 7…

58. 1nfinityCraft - April 23, 2013

WHAT ITS ALREADY OUT?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!! Get me a f**king plane to Australia pronto!

59. Anthony Pascale - April 24, 2013


Comments for articles with spoilers allow discussion of spoilers in the comments section – but try to limit to spoilers discussed in the article.

Discussing potential spoilers not posted at and/or linking to other spoilers will result in deletion and instant ban.

As always, articles without spoilers allow no comments with spoilers. Discussing spoilers in non-spoiler article will result in deletion and ban.

60. Mad Mann - April 24, 2013

59. Anthony: Wow, you have your work cut out for you: constantly reading the comments looking for spoilers. Qa’pla!

Anyway: How cool would it be to see Urban, Quinto, and Pine actually SURFING on those boards? Now that is something I would pay money for! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.