STID tidbits – Alternate Klingon Makeup ideas, STID in Motion Pictures! webcomic, Blu-ray retailer exclusives info, and more August 29, 2013by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Humor,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback
Creature creator Neville Page has posted new design work from Into Darkness with alternate Klingon looks. Web comic Motion Pictures! has been exploring STID over the last number of weeks, concluding this week. Forbes says Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the worst marketed movies of the summer. We also have a list of which retailers will have exclusives with their Into Darkness Blu-ray copies.
Klingon Makeup Designs
Creature creator Neville Page posted 16 variations on the Klingons of Into Darkness on his personal portfolio site, there are some rather interesting versions, some pretty cool (check out the one with a missing eye and a scarred over eye socket), some look like Klingons bred with the Predator race…
Check out all the designs in high resolution on Neville Page’s website.
STID in Motion Pictures! Web comic strip
A boy and his robot mysteriously gain the power to jump in and out of movies. Hilarity ensues.
Every day in this strip our characters will find themselves trapped in a different movie, and, well, let’s just say that those movies will be mocked. But with love!
Check out the whole series of STID comic strips over at MotionPicturesComics.com
Forbes names best and worst marketed movies of Summer 2013
STID is one of the worst marketed summer movies this year, Man of Steel one of the best.
For the record, with $457 million worldwide, Star Trek Into Darkness is no flop and will eventually make money once Trekkies buy the Blu Rays. But neither was it the kind of sequel that explodes out of the gate due to the goodwill of its predecessor. Much of the extra $68 million earned over Star Trek is due to inflation and the 3D price bump, making this sequel closer to G.I. Joe: Retaliation than Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. So what happened? Well, J.J. Abrams and company shoehorned a major villain from the original series for little reason other than marketability and then spent the next year or so lying to everyone and claiming said villain wasn’t in the picture. Bad Robot wrecked their own movie by inserting a “in name only” variation on a classic Trek villain seemingly for fan service only to kneecap the marketing department by disallowing them to market said fan service.
Read the full list on Forbes.com
STID Blu-ray retailer exclusives information
IGN has compiled a list of what you’ll get from each retailer offering exclusives when you buy the Blu-ray of Into Darkness.
Target: “Collector’s Set with Special Features Bonus Disc” Exclusively at Target, a collector’s set that includes unique package art and a Blu-ray bonus disc with over 70 minutes of special features including 30 minutes of exclusive content.
Best Buy: “30 Minutes of Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Content” A Best Buy Exclusive, delve into the creation of the film’s unique alien creatures, get a first-hand look at one of the locations used for the U.S.S. Enterprise’s Engine Room and more.
Walmart: “Limited Edition Gift Set with Steelbook & Villain Ship” Only at Walmart, this Limited Edition Gift Set includes the Blu-ray Combo Pack in collectible Steelbook packaging and a replica of the U.S.S. Vengeance.
Amazon: Starfleet Phaser Limited Edition Gift Set An Amazon exclusive, the Starfleet Phaser Gift Set includes a 1:1 scale authentic Starfleet phaser replica, gloss black display stand, brass plaque and the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack.
— Source: IGN