Star Trek Into Darkness Gets Super Bowl Spot + App Delivers Bonus Content During Game (& Beyond) [UPDATED] January 7, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Electronics/Gadgets,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Tonight Paramount announced they will be releasing a new augmented reality app tied to the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The new mobile application will use ‘context awareness’ to deliver bonus movie content with the first opportunity coming during the (also just announced) Super Bowl commercial for Into Darkness. In addition there is also a new sweepstakes with a chance to win a trip to the US premiere of Into Darkness. Find out more about the app and contest below. [UPDATE: Announcement video]
Russian Fans Revolt Over Title Translation of Star Trek Into Darkness – Distributor Responds December 19, 2012by Oleg Ryzhikov , Filed under: Fandom,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Two weeks ago TrekMovie reported that in Russia the local distributor chose an alternative title for Star Trek Into Darkness. The title (translated as "Star Trek: Vengeance") was one of those tested for the film but lost out to "Into Darkness" everywhere but Russia. Since the announcement some Trek fans in Russia have tried to get the decision changed and yesterday they even got a meeting with the Russian distributor. Get all the details below in a report from TrekMovie’s Moscow correspondent.
Viral Campaign Begins – URL Hidden in Into Darkness Teaser December 17, 2012by John Tenuto , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness,Web , comments closed
Once again Star Trek is going viral, as in viral campaign. Just like with 2009′s Star Trek movie, there is what appears to be the beginning of a viral campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness with a hidden Easter Egg within the new Teaser Trailer. .
Will Star Wars Episode VII announcement hurt Star Trek Into Darkness marketing rollout? November 2, 2012by Joseph Dickerson , Filed under: Editorial,Marketing/Promotion,Sci-Fi , comments closed
Disney announced on Monday its purchase of Lucasfilm, and with Lucasfilm comes Star Wars. Disney’s also said that a new Star Wars trilogy will be made. This is interesting timing for science fiction, when new Star Wars movies are being made alongside new Trek. What does this latest announcement mean for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness film? Op-ed guy Joe Dickerson takes a look at the merger in this latest editorial. Hit the jump for the story.
Extensive Interview w/CBS Digital on Star Trek TNG Blu-Ray October 6, 2012by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,DVD/Blu-ray,Interview,TNG Remastered , comments closed
The Next Generation is currently being digitally remastered for release on Blu-Ray, and it’s a huge job to say the least. Our friends over at TrekCore recently sat down with the CBS Digital remastering team and talked with them about the process. The extensive 5-part interview is a very in-depth and technical look at the project, and it reveals some interesting tid bits like how the team is digging up 25-year old bloopers and outtakes thought to be lost. More after the jump.
Should Star Trek Come Back to TV? An Objective Evaluation October 2, 2012by Joseph Dickerson , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Editorial,Trek on TV , comments closed
Op-Ed guy Joseph Dickerson joins us again, this time to talk about Trek’s role on the small screen. Fans were informally surveyed by Larry Nemeck at the official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas last August as to what they wanted from Trek. The overwhelming response was that the fans want Star Trek back on TV. “Star Trek started on TV, and Star Trek is best suited to be a TV show,” one fan said. But does the idea of a new Star Trek TV series make sense for CBS-Paramount? Joe gives us a bit of perspective on how to answer this question from both a business and creative perspective.
Back when Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled seven years ago there was much discussion and speculation that the franchise had lost support at the corporate level of CBS/Paramount, especially with CBS CEO Les Moonves. But now the man who runs the company that owns Star Trek is singing a different tune, telling investors that the franchise is working "exceedingly well" as part of the CBS portfolio for online streaming. Find out what he had to say about Trek below.
CBS Offering Free Replacement Blu-ray Discs To Fix Star Trek: TNG Surround Sound Problem July 30, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Since the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray last week there have been a number of fan complaints about audio issues related to the surround sound track on some of the episodes. Today CBS has officially acknowledged the issue and offered to provide replace discs free of charge. More info in the official statement from CBS below.CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Star Trek is once again headed to IMAX, but this time in 3D. Something we have already reported here at TrekMovie.com is being made official today with a press release announcing JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel will launch in IMAX 3D, with key sequences that were shot with IMAX cameras. See below for the full press release.CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
A bit of breaking news for Tuesday afternoon. Hopes were that JJ Abrams and Paramount would be showing something from the Star Trek sequel at San Diego Comic Con next month, however a new report (and a confirmation from TrekMovie sources) indicates that there won’t be a Trek sequel panel at SDCC 2012. [UPDATED]CBS/Paramount,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek is a big part of the history of Paramount Pictures and so it is no surprise that Star Trek features prominently in a new photo the studio has released which celebrates 100 years of film. This giant photo with 116 people from Paramount history is in the latest Vanity Fair magazine, and we have a close-up on the Star Trek talent featured. Check it out below. [UPDATED w/ larger photo and BTS video]Abrams,CBS/Paramount , comments closed
Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams is adding more projects to his growing slate at Paramount. This time his production company Bad Robot has nabbed a couple of new scripts, one about a Nazi-hunter titled "Wunderkind" and another sci-fi script titled "God Particle" about the Earth disappearing. More details below.
First Stone Laid For Paramount Park In Spain – New Images & Videos Of Star Trek Attractions June 2, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed
Last year we reported that there was a plan to build a new Paramount theme park in Murcia, Spain which would include attractions based on Star Trek. This week ground was broken for the project in a special ceremony. There are also more details and images and promo videos from the planned Park and Star Trek attractions. Check it all out below.
Star Trek TNG HD Screenings Theater List Announced + Amazon Lowers Blu-ray Pre-Order Price June 1, 2012by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Last month we reported that there will be a special theater screenings of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes in HD on July 23rd (promoting the release of the Season 1 Blu-ray on July 24th). We now have the list of theaters and more details on the event. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 8th (but StarTrek.com registered members can buy today). See below to find out of Star Trek: TNG in HD is coming to your home town. We also have an update on pricing, with Amazon lowering their pre-order price to match Wal-mart.CBS/Paramount,Celebrity,ST09 Cast , comments closed
Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana’s next film is a romantic drama with Bradley Cooper coming out this fall. The Words tell he story of a writer (Cooper) who goes to the extremes for his career, with Saldana playing his wife. The first trailer has just been released. Watch it below.CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History , comments closed
In 1998 Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton, but did you know it was actually the "Plan B" after a much more ambitious vision was considered in 1992. This "The Starship Enterprise" attraction would have built a full-scale Enterprise ship in Downtown Las Vegas. Now the company behind the pitch has revealed details and artists sketches of this Trek attraction that never was. Details below.
CBS Asks Phase II Not To Film Spinrad’s Lost Star Trek Script – Will Film New Gerrold Script Instead March 28, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,TOS , comments closed
A few weeks back we reported that the Star Trek Phase II fan series was going to film Norman Spinrad’s “lost” Star Trek script titled "He Walked Among Us." However, it looks like CBS has put the kibosh on the production. TrekMovie has talked with Phase II’s James Cawley to get the details on what happened and where they go next.
Paramount Extends Deal With JJ Abrams & Bad Robot February 22, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Celebrity,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
The love fest between Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams and Paramount Pictures looks like it will continue into the future. This afternoon Paramount Pictures announced they are extending their deal with Abrams and his Bad Robot production company. More details below.
Paramount Teaming With Namco For Star Trek (Movie Universe) Game + To Be Released Q1 2013 February 10, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek (JJverse game) , comments closed
Following this morning’s announcement of Hasbro joining the Star Trek family, there is more big news int he world of Star Trek. Paramount and Bandai Namco have announced they are teaming up for the "Star Trek" video game tied to the new movie universe. A release date has also been set for next year. More details below.CBS/Paramount,Merchandise,Star Trek Into Darkness,Toys , comments closed
Today brings big news for the world of Star Trek toys. In advance of the big Toy Fair which opens this weekend in New York, Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with CBS to make a “variety” of Star Trek toys, starting in 2013…just in time for the next Star Trek movie. More details below. [UPDATED: More info and preview pic]