TrekMovie Uncovers Hidden John Harrison ‘Starfleet Memorandum’ On Into Darkness Viral Site May 15, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback
Paramount has been using its AreYouThe1701.com website as a promotional tool with images and videos for the last few weeks, but after TrekMovie did some digging around on the site, we found something else very interesting. Check out secret "Starfleet Memorandum" on John Harrison below (warning big spoilers).
Secret Starfleet Memorandum on Harrison
The 2009 Star Trek movie had a very elaborate viral campaign and alternative reality game. For Into Darkness Paramount has made things much simpler, such as hiding the URL to AreYouThe1701.com in the first trailer. That site has mostly been used for fan submitted artwork, contests and a way for Parmount to send out videos. However, after digging around on the site I found something rather interesting.
By typing in /Harrison after the main URL you go to a page that doesn’t have a character video (like those that can be found at /Sulu, /Carol, etc.) but there was a download PDF link to the following "Starfleet Memorandum" all about John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Star Trek Into Darkness.
You can see the memorandum below (click images to enlarge), but beware of spoilers.
UPDATE: Paramount hints at Harrison page
On Thursday (the day after this article went live) Paramont sent out an email to people who had registered for the AreYouThe1701 website with the subject "Who Is John Harrison" and an image (below). The email just links to the front page but it appears Paramount is now giving people a clue that there is a hidden /Harrison page.