Yesterday was the big Berlin premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness and for the event Paramount Germany broadcast live interviews with the cast and crew (which we had here at TrekMovie). Recordings of the interview clips are now available and you can watch those below along with a report and pix from yesterday’s press conference.
[UPDATE: Press conference video]
UPDATE: Press conference Video
Here is video from the press conference (via Fashionandfaces)
Star Trek Into Darkness Berlin Premiere Live Stream Interviews
Here are recordings of Paramount Germany’s live stream interviews from Monday’s Berlin live stream (thanks to TheBibliotheca).
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto
Report & Pix from Into Darkness Berlin Press Conference
Report by Constantin Hirsch
Before the stars hit the red carpet, Paramount Germany held a press conference with director J.J. Abrams along with Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Alice Eve and Simon Pegg.
The press conference started with a bang when Abrams being shocked by the first journalist took the microphone. Journalist:" As a fan, I’m f–king angry about the movie! So f–king angry that I want to hit you in your face!” J.J. looked scared. The whole cast was wondering, is this really happening? J.J. seemed to start with an apology. Journalist: "…cause after a hundred and thirty minutes, the movie is over.” All started to laugh.
There were a number of questions for J.J. Abrams about Star Wars but he pushed those away by saying it was too early for decisions, however he did say that he expects John Williams to return and compose the score for Episode VII (something long-time Arams collaborator Michael Giacchino has said he supported).
When asked what it was like working with J.J. Abrams, the actors actors were entused. Quinto noted “When you do a movie, you’re working 18 to 24 hours. And J.J. is working three more. So you have to do the same.” Zoe added: “He (J.J.) stays your friend. The J.J. you meet at the set is the same J.J. you talk to after the shooting.” Even Alive Eve felt part of the family very early. When it came to Simon’s chance to ask the question he showed his British wit by sarcastically saying “I didn’t like it.”
Discussing the relationship between Spock and Kirk in the new movie, Quinto said. “They are the opposing ends of a perspective.” He also tried to comment about Spock and Uhura’s relationship, but Zoe jumped in, saying: [Minor Spoiler] "When we have the scene in the small alien shuttle. Spock and Uhura have a serious talk, ‘cause Spock can’t run away. But it is in front of their boss [Kirk].”
The cast also recalled a funny anecdote about a practical joke that Chris Pine and Simon Pegg played on the rest of the cast when they were filming at Lawrence Livermore Lab. Simon and Chris convinced the rest of the cast that they needed to put on a "neutron cream" (which was really just sunscreen) in order to protect themselves from radiation while they were working at the facility. The joke grew and grew, till Benedict – with white cream dots on his face – tried to talk seriously with J.J. about his role. The joke ended with Karl recording a short video with advice for the use of the "neutron cream." J.J. and Simon gave us some hope that we will see the “Cream Stuff” on the DVD/Blu-ray extras.
Even More Berlin to come
TrekMovie has one more fun video from our man on the scene coming up.