Viral Campaign Directs 1701 ‘Chosen’ Fans To Star Trek Into Darkness 3D Trailer Online Thursday

The end of the AreYouThe1701.com viral campaign has now been fully revealed. The "chosen" 1701 fans who participated are just now getting special packages that direct them to a site for a new 3D trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness (with special 3D glasses to watch it). The trailer goes online on Thursday. See below for pictures of what the "chosen" are getting.

 

The Chosen 1701 Packages Arriving Today

Back in December the URL for www.areyouthe1701.com was hidden in the first domestic teaser trailer. That site lay dormant until a week ago when it sprang to life and asked fans to submit photos and videos via Instragram and Vine to be "chosen."  And now the 1701 have been chosen. Today 1701 fans across the USA are starting to ‘You’ve been chosen’ packages via FedEx. Each consists of a card, a ‘1701 edition’ of the teaser poster and some 3D glasses.


Contents of the "You’ve Been Chosen" packages arriving today

The 3D glasses are for the chosen to watch a new 3D trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. The packages direct the chosen 1701 winners to www.areyouthe1701.com/3DTrailer to see the trailer at noon on May 2nd.


Card directing you to site for 3D trailer


Special Star Trek Into Darkness 3D glasses


Detail on limited edition poster

So there you have it. Mystery solved on the whole "Are You The 1701?" thing. Congrats to all the chosen ones. If you weren’t chosen you will still be able to watch the 3D trailer online but you will have to find your own 3D glasses.

Thanks to James, Scott and Randy for sending in the above pictures.

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Spider1981
May 1, 2013 12:26 pm

I wonder if I will be able to watch it in stereoscopic 3D on my 3DTV or if the only option will be the good old red/blue anaglyph 3D. Hopefully there will be multiple 3D options like on many Youtube vids.

LtPiper
May 1, 2013 12:26 pm

I got mine!!!!

AyanEva
May 1, 2013 12:30 pm

I guess I’ll see if I got anything in the mail when I get home from my mini vacation this afternoon! Assuming the neighbors didn’t steal it. :/

YankeeWhite
May 1, 2013 12:37 pm

Mystery solved indeed. Was seriously looking forward to a full blown ARG experience like last time. But as long as I’m “chosen” I’ll be happy.

rubernck21
May 1, 2013 12:37 pm

WOOHOO, I JUST received mine a little bit ago…PLUS I get the free poster by attending the Early Screening on the 15th…YIPPEE!!!

BeyondtheTech
May 1, 2013 12:38 pm

Don’t know if I was chosen, we’ll see.

Here was my Instagram picture, with Bob Orci giving it a thumbs up.

https://twitter.com/boborci/status/329248813887930368

Nony
May 1, 2013 12:38 pm

I was expecting the 1701 thing to be a little more…creative. I wonder if they planned something elaborate and then changed their minds.

Nony
May 1, 2013 12:39 pm

@6 BeyondtheTech

lol, well played. XD

kc8jsf
May 1, 2013 12:39 pm

I got mine today.

SciFiMetalGirl
May 1, 2013 12:44 pm

I realize that time is getting close now, but a one week window of opportunity to enter seems pretty slim.

May 1, 2013 1:02 pm

Any word on if this is a new trailer edit or just one we have seen before?

Grand Marshal Skaldak
May 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Congrats to those who won, but overall… Pretty lame viral campaign.

Mad Mann
May 1, 2013 1:08 pm

Lame. But at least they tried.

First I made Captain in the Star Trek App, the I get chosen as one of the 1701… happy geek here, lemme tell ya… or as Scotty would say:

“I like this marketing campaign… it’s exciting!”

Charla
May 1, 2013 1:19 pm

I was one of the chosen! :D I didn’t think it (the campaign) was lame, the poster is a large one, probably would sell for 20.00 or so in stores, and the Star Trek 3-D glasses and a link to the website to watch the 3D trailer. Maybe the 2.00 retail value was a typo? Not sure but it is still nice no matter-

Well worth the time it took to fill out a small form, and it made my day to get a suprise Star Trek collectable delivered to my door, quite honestly!

Hope you get something too, BeyondtheTech- yours was funny!

Sunfell
May 1, 2013 1:53 pm

I guess I’ll see if I’m on that list when I get home tonight.

rubernck21
May 1, 2013 2:04 pm

This is no ordinary poster…Its pretty high quality. the graphics are done in a way that I wonder if they could be used on a backlit cabinet…Kinda like the movie posters you see while walking to the theater.

As for those who thinks its lame…With having to satisfy the cravings of over several million people who love Star Trek, how can anyone’s expectations be fulfilled? I don’t see this happening for Iron Man, Twilight, Hunger Games, or even Star Wars?

tribbleorlfl
May 1, 2013 2:07 pm

What the pictures don’t do a good job showing is the treatment on the posters themselves. The middle part of the delta is matte while the rest of the poster (the building, the rubble and Harrison) is a glossy, slightly metallic finish. It’s very striking. Because I collect movie posters (and obviously a Trek fan), the prize was right up my alley.

Charla
May 1, 2013 2:15 pm

Excellent point #17 Rubernck21!

BTW Wanted to send this to Anthony and crew but someone on another thread said the voicemail is full on Trekmovie’s end- Which hopefully means lots more Trek news/info coming (so I will post it here for now)

Anyway if any of you are near Tampa, FL on May 10th it is going to be Star Trek Into Darkness Night at the Tampa Rays vs San Diego Padres game. Oh and you get a pretty cool shirt, too!

http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/tb/ticketing/groups/group.jsp?loc=startrek

The Keeper
May 1, 2013 2:18 pm

I was also “CHOSEN”

lionel
May 1, 2013 2:50 pm

Got mine today

A. Harrison
May 1, 2013 3:08 pm

I received mine today!!!!!
;)

AyanEva
May 1, 2013 3:27 pm

YES! I’m one of the 1701! Of course I missed the package so they’re re-delivering tomorrow… when I will be at work. Begged my dad to come over tomorrow and wait for the package for me because it needs a signature and no way do I trust my neighbors enough to have FedEx leave it outside at the door or with one of them.

I’m excited for that poster! I was like :D when the Fedex customer service rep confirmed that it was from Paramount. Sadly, I’m working 9am to 9:30pm tomorrow but at least I’ll have a cool prize waiting for me when I do get home!

Mad Mann
May 1, 2013 3:36 pm

I’m one of the 1701!

And a big thanks to trekmovie for letting use know about it or I would have never signed up!

mackspeck
May 1, 2013 3:36 pm

I am #THE1701

Cheers.

May 1, 2013 3:51 pm

I am one of the Chosen One “#The1701” YES! I’m so thrilled!

Nebula1701
May 1, 2013 4:11 pm

I got mine as well. :D

mackspeck
May 1, 2013 4:14 pm

How many Canadian winners are out there?

iBidoof
May 1, 2013 4:29 pm

I got my package today too – but it was empty, somebody opened up the package, took the poster/3d glasses/etc out and kept the cap. I’m not sure what to do – does anybody know who to contact/report this to?

Ashley
May 1, 2013 4:33 pm

I received mind today! Thrilled!!!

May 1, 2013 4:37 pm

@iBidoof I would say it is possible it popped off in shipping and the contents were lost. Mine was barely on there when I received it, with no tape or anything securing it, so I could see these popping off in shipping with little effort.

iBidoof
May 1, 2013 4:44 pm

@James Sawyer – Really? I just called FedEx and filed a report saying the contents were missing, they’re going to look into it. Maybe you should to?

It stinks if it really is just the faulty packaging. I wonder if a lot of people are missing their posters. :/

SoonerDave
May 1, 2013 5:57 pm

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

Almost missed the FedEx tube propped inside my front door!!

The special edition poster is really, really nice! Thanks, Paramount!

Steve-o
May 1, 2013 6:26 pm

@29 and @31
I agree. my cap popped off in the leasing office while the office woman walked it to me. i about had a heart attack watching the poster slide on to the ground… luckily no damage done
and the poster is beautiful! glossy and huge! cant wait to frame it. was the best part of my day :)

Jeff Stimson
May 1, 2013 6:45 pm

Well that explains the empty tube I got from Fedex today. I was wondering what the hell it was supposed to be since I had not ordered anything from this company (American Paper Optics). The Fedex delivery guy took note that one end cap was missing and the tube was empty.

I emailed the company wondering what they are trying to send me and hopefully they will be able to sort this out for me.

JSkagnetti
May 1, 2013 7:52 pm

Was chosen and got it today. VERY excited! Had fun making those VINE videos too.

Adam E
May 1, 2013 8:26 pm

I got the package! And I didn’t even submit any pictures!

dev*
May 1, 2013 8:32 pm

I got my poster which is cool, but I too had an open tube, and it had obviously fallen out. Both sides are a bit torn and bent. Not a huge deal since it was free, and kind of fitting considering the content ( ;o) ), but disappointing nonetheless. But at least I got it, I feel really bad for those who got an empty tube!

Stargazer54
May 1, 2013 8:36 pm

Got mine.

End cap missing from the mailing tube but contents intact.

Pretty faulty packaging.

mhansen0207
May 1, 2013 9:08 pm

I got it!!!

This isn’t lame at all, this is actually pretty awesome. Don’t know why people are complaining. The poster’s practically theater-quality!

Just made my day. :D

Charla
May 1, 2013 9:27 pm

Mine was open on one end.too but the contents were okthankfully. Hope those of you who had problems can get them resolved.

Sunfell
May 1, 2013 9:45 pm

Found mine waiting for me when I got home! The poster is stunning. I’m going to have it framed.

Squire of Gothos
May 1, 2013 9:48 pm

Mine arrived today! Fantastic and very unexpected!

Trekluver
May 1, 2013 10:02 pm

Got one as well!

Mr. Pascale, if you’re reading this, is there any indication from Paramount exactly how many packages were sent out? Was it only 1701 packages? More? I’m understandably curious…

May 1, 2013 10:42 pm

Well, I presume that the economical aspirations of those that seek to market products are not in the same purview as those which seek to acquire those same products.

Suffice it to say, “merchandising” of a “film,” as “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” have long-since become cliche and obsolete. You could even say “jaded.”

But perhaps, when the mass-audience mindset realizes the “end-goal” is to capitalize upon their time and money, they’ll expect more of quality and complexity of those which provide any item of entertainment value.

When the inspiration has been lost it is very-much harder to regain or instill in others where cognitive dissonance exists. But I suspect the “odds” are against us and the situation is “grim,” but remember gentlemen and gentlewomen, that “risk,” is our business…

The suspension of disbelief is much harder to accomplish when you know the folks, but also the easiest to rekindle…

Tis logical, Admiral…

May 1, 2013 10:45 pm

Feels good to be loved, got mine today left on my doorstep. Can’t wait for the 15th @8pm, IMAX here I come :)

Bob
May 1, 2013 10:51 pm

Cool! Got mine, but there was no cap on my poster tube so my glasses had fallen out somewhere en route. Still cool to have! Posted a pic of me in my uniform shirt when I was a kid and me in uniform when I did the Tribbles episode of DS9. Didn’t know I was sitting in the same position until I put the two next to each other. http://Instagram.com/p/YiT2N4QYsw/

Leenyr
May 1, 2013 11:04 pm

Got woken up by a knock on the door and my goldendoodle barking- but I wasn’t angry after I saw the giant tube!!!

Charla
May 2, 2013 12:05 am

#45 … blink- – – blink- – – huh?

Dougrass
May 2, 2013 1:17 am

Received the package this afternoon. Cool stuff.

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