Another day and another bunch of Star Trek Into Darkness videos to share. Today we have a brand new clip (which aired on MTV last night), a new Bones character profile (and Urban EPK soundbites), plus some Into Darkness gags from Conan and a promo for the audiobook narrated by Alice Eve.
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UPDATED: Today has seen a flurry of new promotional releases from Paramount. There are new TV spots, a new featurette with JJ Abrams, new images, and a new 8-bit animated GIF poster. Check it all out below (beware of spoilers).
When you sit down to watch Star Trek Into Darkness there will be a trailer for another sci-fi space movie produced by Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman: Ender’s Game. But you don’t have to wait, the trailer is online now and you can watch it below.
The US Star Trek celebrity publicity tour kicked off today with appearances by Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg. MTV is showing a new clip and hosting a Q&A on Wednesday with more Trek celebs appearing on late-night and morning TV shows almost daily for two weeks. See below for full schedule of the US publicity tour.
The worlds of sports and Star Trek are coming together with a number of new promotions and events related to the upcoming release of Into Darkness. Check out a video with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recreating a scene from Into Darkness. Plus the Rays and A’s are having Star Trek events this week and NFL player Troy Polamalu and NASCAR’s RFR are hosting advance screenings.
More Star Trek Into Darkness co-marketing promotions are cropping up around the world including a few for consumables. These include Fisherman’s Friend in German, Burger King in Malaysia, KFC in Mexico and Budweiser in the USA. See commercials and outdoor advertising for these below.
Star Trek Into Darkness co-writers spoke exclusively with TrekMovie.com at the London premiere. The pair talked about secrecy, revealed how TrekMovie.com fan community, and gave an update on Paramount’s plans for the next Star Trek movie. All that and more in the video interview below. (minor spoilers discussed).
At the Star Trek Into Darkness London premiere TrekMovie had an exclusive chance to speak to writer/producer Damon Lindelof who gave a frank appraisal of the chances of JJ Abrams returning to the director’s chair for the next movie along with talking about how long ago they decided on their approach for Into Darkness, and more. Watch the interview below.
Paramount has provided us with a couple of "B-Roll" videos showing a lot of the behind the scenes activity on Star Trek Into Darkness. The videos are just raw footage (and all bits don’t have audio), but it is a great way to get a peek inside how the film is made. Watch them below (spoilers).
After now seeing Star Trek Into Darkness twice (once in 2D and once in 3D) I am finally ready to give my opinion on JJ Abrams second entry for the franchise. Below is my review with a completely spoiler-free summary (really no plot details or even character names). The rest of the review contains some spoilers, but nothing not revealed in any trailer, commercial or clip.
Here is the second set of white carpet offical Paramount interview clips, now with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg. We also have some clips from yesterday’s press conference and a clip of Chris and Benedict Cumberbatch interacting with their super-fans on the Graham Norton Show from Friday night.
Paramount has provided us with their official videos taken on the white carpet of the Star Trek Into Darkness World Premiere in London on Thursday. First up we have director JJ Abrams, writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman plus new Trek actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve. Watch the clips below plus more footage of the rest of the cast arriving at the event and interacting with the fans.
There are two new short USA TV Spots that have been released by Paramount. Each one ups the action and each one has a bit of new footage and/or dialog to check out. Watch them below along with our usual analysis but beware of spoilers.
The Star Trek Into Darkness world tour came to London on Thursday for a big premiere in Leicester Square. On hand was most of the cast of the movie, including Benedict Cumberbatch in his first premiere appearance. See below for photos from the white carpet.
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 third and final "Disruptions" viral video message from John Harrison is out. This time the Star Trek Into Darkness bad guy has Uhura all figured out. Check out the video below, which includes some new Uhura footage – including a major first look at some characters (but beware of spoilers). [UPDATED: Screencaps with first look at new character]
There are two new USA TV spots for Star Trek Into Darkness, both of which have new bits of the movie and new bits of dialog. Watch them below with some caps and analysis (but beware of spoilers).
There is yet another poster for Star Trek Into Darkness (actually two). First up today Bad Robot revealed the official Into Darkness IMAX poster. Also the official Star Trek app is sending fans to Mazda dealers to scan a picture of their new cross-promotional poster and we have a shot of that too. [UPDATE: Hi-res version of IMAX poster added]
On Thursday Star Trek Into Darkness has its world premiere in London – with a press event over the weekend. TrekMovie will be there. We also want to give fans a chance to ask JJ Abrams and his cast a question. Details below.
Tuesday morning brings a few new Star Trek Into Darkness clips to share. First up is a new clip featuring Kirk’s first meeting with Alice Eve’s character. And there is a new character profile, this time with Scotty (featuring new footage). Finally a new behind the scenes featurette. See it all below but beware of spoilers.
Another new USA TV spot is now online. The commercial called "reputation" has some of the sexier side of the Star Trek Into Darkness movie mixed in with the action. Watch it below plus caps and analysis of the new bits (minor spoilers).
Monday morning brings a the third clip from Star Trek Into Darkness featuring Captain Kirk facing off against John Harrison. Watch it below but of course beware of spoilers! We also have some pictures of the prep for tonight’s Berlin premiere.
Paramount has provided us with high resolution versions of three new Star Trek Into Darkness domestic character posters, for Carol Marcus, Dr. McCoy and Sulu posters. Plus over in the UK, they are doing a special ‘The Search For Scotty’ contest to find 10 hidden Scotty posters around the UK – and if you find one you may get to the May 2 London premiere.
The producers of Star Trek Into Darkness always say it is a bigger movie (and that means budget too). So it is good news that today it is being reported the film is set for a franchise record-breaking opening weekend. Details on that below plus the movie has officially got its expected PG-13 rating, find out what the MPAA parental guidance says too.
Paramount has released the first Star Trek Into Darkness "Character Profile" featurette focusing on Kirk. The video has movie clips and some behind the scenes footage along with comments from director JJ Abrams and actor Chris Pine. Watch it below (minor spoilers). We also have photos of big outdoor marketing in LA and NYC and a new Acer spot.
Another international promotion for Star Trek Into Darkness shows some glimpses of new stuff from the movie. This time it is a new TV commercial from Latin America, which shows us a creature from the movie along with Scotty and Keenzer getting their drink on. Watch it below with TrekMovie’s screencaps and analysis (minor spoilers).
Back in December Paramount hid a url to the website areyouthe1701.com in the first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Since that time the site has been quiet until just moments ago it revamped with a request for fans to send in images and clips, promising a chance to be "one of the chosen few." More details below.
According to JJ Abrams, there is still a chance he could return to the director’s chair for a third Star Trek movie (even though he is set to direct the next Star Wars movie). This revelation and more comes from a new lengthy Playboy interview with Abrams. JJ also points to a young director he has his eye on and talks a bit about William Shatner too. Excerpts below.
Esurance is now running a commercial in the US for Star Trek Into Darkness that is kind of funny. Plus poor Chekov finally gets respect with his own domestic character poster (and Scotty gets one too). Check it all out below.
Star Trek Into Darkness re-introduces the character Dr. Carol Marcus, and in a new interview actress Alice Eve talks about how the original Marcus (Bibi Besch) influenced her performance. Eve also shows off her Star Trek knowledge talking about Shatner, Roddenberry’s vision and how the show had good advice for young men. All that and more from Eve below.