For this tidbits we have a multimedia follow-up to our coverage of the Star Trek panel with video (not of the trailer) and some great photographs (including backstage). Plus we have a new theater display, and some new comments from Anton Yelchin talking Chekov (and some new Chekov art!). Check it all out below.
New giant theater display
Posters and banners for the new Star Trek have been showing up at theaters for a couple months, but this one looks new and it is big. It also has the nice touch of integrating the cast photos into the text (of what is apparently the old logo). It is also displaying the ‘the future begins’ as a tagline.
Wondercon Trek Panel Video
On Saturday TrekMovie reported on the Star Trek Wondercon panel (see: panel report/images + trailer description/review). Since then TrekMovie reader
Robert Bernardo uploaded a video of the Star Trek panel at least weekend’s Wondercon (artistically done in the Cloverfield ‘shaky cam’ style). We checked with Paramount, and they are cool with us showing panel video as long as it doesn’t show the trailer (which it doesn’t), so here it is. If the link below doesn’t work, try THIS ONE. It is also uploaded in multiple parts on YouTube (click for part 1).
More Wondercon Trek Panel Images
We put some images up from the Star Trek panel on Saturday, but today our friend (and official Wondercon photographer) Al Ortega sent over his much better images. Firstly we have Al’s exclusive backstage photos of the Star Trek panel.
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And Al has also sent over some great close-ups of the Trek panel.
Anton Yelchin Embraces Chekov
Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in Star Trek, was also at Wondercon, but not on the Trek panel — instead Yelchin was on the Terminator: Salvation panel. Yelchin has an interview with SciFi Wire focusing on his role as Kyle Reese in the Terminator movie, but he does talk a bit about Star Trek.
…with Chekov I just kind of fully embrace Chekov. I just think it’s a wonderful character, I think. … There’s no point to losing the potential that’s within Chekov just by making him a Russian kid. You know, Chekov is … a Cold War stereotype meets Davy Jones, you know? It’s that thing, and you have to take as much from it as you can and that sort of energy he has and perhaps the comic relief that he has. It was something I think he would fully embrace. I mean, both these performances, I think it’s very lucky to have them in order to use them.
Also Al sent this photo over of Yelchin at the panel.
Thorsten’s Art Gallery – Comrade Chekov
Resident artist Thorsten Wulff continues his ‘Star Trek cast as art’ series. This week keeping with the ‘Yelchin embracing Chekov’ message, we have the Chekov image, as envisioned as one of those Soviet propaganda posters.
Top text on poster says ‘Starfleet Academy’ in Cyrillic and it says ‘Chekov’ on his helmet…Thorsten always goes for the detail, well done.