More reviews for Star Trek Into Darkness are popping up. While the majority of US reviewers haven’t yet weighed in, there continues to be a positive pattern although there are also some dissenters. Once again TrekMovie takes a look at the buzz for the movie with a summary overview and some extracts (spoiler free).
Star Trek Into Darkness
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).
After all the talk and gala premieres, for some fans across the world Star Trek Into Darkness is finally here. Midnight shows are just getting out in Australia and New Zealand with showings in Germany, UK, Austria and Switzerland hours away (with Mexico and Taiwan openings tomorrow). You can vote in the latest poll and chat about the movie below including spoilers (if you haven’t seen the movie you may want to avoid this thread).
Bad Robot and Hasbro have released a funny stop-motion short made with the Star Trek KRE-O building block sets. You can watch that below. Also the new Hasbro Star Trek KRE-Os have just arrived arrived in stores (links 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.
Two more character profiles have been released for Star Trek Into Darkness. This time taking a look at John Cho’s Lt. Sulu and Alice Eve’s character. You can watch those below along with Eve and Cho’s full official EPK soundbite videos. (minor spoilers)
While the USA and Canada has to wait one less day, Star Trek Into Darkness is only a day or two away for some fans around the world. A new bunch of international trailers has been released (in German). They contain some glimpses of new footage. You can watch those below. (minor spoilers)
Today Paramount announced they are moving up the North American release date of Star Trek Into Darkness by one day to Thursday May 16th. More details in the official press release sent out today by Paramount. Read it below.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled anticipation of Star Trek Into Darkness for a brief, but entertaining visit with Sulu and Chekov in Star Trek #20, the last prequel issue of IDW Publishing’s ongoing series. Comic spoilers ahead.
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.
The third character profile video for Star Trek Into Darkness features a look at Uhura, including some more glimpses of the movie and some behind the scenes. You can watch that below along with actress Zoe Saldana’s official EPK soundbite video.
Paramount has released a number of EPK ‘Soundbite’ videos from the cast and crew of Star Trek Into Darkness and we will be sharing them with you here at TrekMovie but we thought we would start with actor Peter Weller’s vid. If you pay attention to the video you will be able to discern a clue about his character from the movie. Watch it below. [beware of spoilers]
Bad Robot’s iOS app Action Movie FX has been updated with five brand new Star Trek FX, including transporter, warp, phaser, photon and an Enterprise flyby. Check out some sample movies from this cool new update 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.
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.
There is yet another Star Trek Into Darkness preview. This one aired during Thursday night’s The Big Bang Theory and today it was posted on the areyouthe1701.com site. Its mostly stuff seen before but there are a couple of new things. But beware of spoilers.
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.
With the North American release of Star Trek into Darkness now less than two weeks away, details have now surface regarding the movie’s soundtrack release, including the album art, track list and even samples. We also have news regarding a special broadcast premiere of several tracks.
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 fifth clip from Star Trek Into Darkness has just gone online. It is a tense moment in the turbolift between a frustrated Kirk and Uhura. You can watch the “Ears Burning” clip below, but beware there are spoilers.
As we reported earlier in the week, the “Are You the 1701?” viral campaign has sprung to life on Twitter, releasing the 3D version of the trailer and it’s not done yet, it just announced a tickets giveaway and an announcement of a Facebook Live event with J.J. Abrams himself before the USA opening of the Star Trek Into Darkness. Click through for the Tweet link and details on the live chat with J.J. Abrams…
The “chosen” 1701 fans who got special packages (with 3D glasses) earlier this week that were directed to a site for a new 3D trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness . The trailer is now online (a 3D version of the final domestic trailer). And you can watch it below – even if you weren’t ‘chosen.’
There are more reviews for Star Trek Into Darkness coming in from overseas and and they remain, in general, very positive; even, in some cases, glowing. Today we take a look at some of the latest (spoiler-free) reviews coming from the mainstream press in the UK and New Zealand including Empire, The Guardian, Total Film and many more.
The fourth clip from Star Trek Into Darkness has just gone online and it is full of action during a bad day on the USS Enterprise. You can watch the "Keep Going, Scotty" clip below, but beware there are spoilers.
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]