Today’s Star Trek movie tidbits has great news for the Canadian town of Vulcan, with Paramount announcing they will be giving them their own little premiere. We have details (and a comment from Leonard Nimoy). Plus Esurance has launched a new Star Trek contest today, and Kellogg’s has announced some new promotions coming to a cereal box near you soon. We got all that and more so let’s get started…
Vulcan UPDATE: Canadian town gets a premiere
The two-year long saga of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada has heated up in the last couple of days after it was announced the small town with the Trek name (but with no movie theater) would not be the spot for the global world premiere (that honor went to Sydney Australia). Yesterday we reported that Leonard Nimoy had taken up the cause of his fellow Vulcans, and later we provided an update that Paramount was still working on something for them. This afternoon Paramount just sent over an official statement about how they are going to give Vulcans their own preview:
Paramount and Vulcan Tourism are thrilled to bring an exclusive pre-release screening of STAR TREK to Vulcan residents. Knowing how special the series has been to the town of Vulcan, Paramount and Vulcan Tourism have been collaborating for months to plan just the right event. The private screening will be held for 300 lottery-winning Vulcan residents at a state-of-the-art movie theater in Calgary. The special event includes transportation, refreshments and STAR TREK memorabilia. Everyone who worked on STAR TREK is excited about bringing the highly anticipated film to fans everywhere and especially to the residents of Vulcan.
Mr. Nimoy of course finds this turn of events quite logical. The statement also quotes the original Vulcan:
I have been informed of the logical plan that Paramount Pictures and the town of Vulcan have been working on to host an advanced screening of Star Trek. The people of Vulcan have been heard and, although it is atypical for Vulcans, they are, in fact, excited. To all, live long and prosper
Nimoy weeps for joy for his fellow Vulcans
Esurance launch new contest – win a trip to space camp
Today Esurance, one of Paramount’s partners, launched their second Star Trek related contest. The "Explore New Worlds" sweepstakes offers a grand prize of an Adult trip for two to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, where they will experience training simulators and simulated Space Shuttle missions, and tons more space fun. Winner even gets $1k in ‘spending money.’ The sweepstakes closes on May 7, 2009 at Noon PST. Go to Esurance.com/StarTrek for more and to enter the contest.
Esurance has also chosen the winner for their ‘Biggest Trekkie’ contest. They picked a video called ‘Trekitis’ which was a last minute submission (after we picked our last ‘video of the week’). The very creative video by Dori T. from San Rafael, CA, bring in the whole family. Esurance also tells TrekMovie that one of our weekly picks ("Growing Up Trekkie" submitted by Andrew), was the runner up. So close!…but at least we got you a T-Shirt! You can see the winner and other vidoes at Esurance.com/StarTrek (click ‘watch Trekkie Videos on the right). Esurance has also uploaded some of their favorite videos to their Biggest Trekkie YouTube Channel.
Free Tickets and Command Badges from Kelloggs
Last week TrekMovie first reported that Kellogg’s had joined the Star Trek movie juggernaut, starting off with their Eggo waffle line (and a plate give-away). Now are emerging from Kellogg’s about two new promotions for Star Trek. First up all flavors of Pop Tarts (8 count, 12 count, and 16 count varieties) will be offering free Official Movie Pass vouchers (details at Kelloggs.com). And secondly Star Trek will also adorn boxes of Kellogg’s popular cereals (such as Frosted Mini-Wheats, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Rice Krispies). Inside each box there will be one of five different Star Trek badges which special insignia and power beam. Fans could collect a badge representing Starfleet science, command, and engineering, the Romulan Empire, and the Klingon Empire (details at Kelloggs.com). There will be more announcements of Kelloggs products soon, and TrekMovie will continue to bring you the details about this GREEEAAAAT news.
Kellogg’s Star Trek promotions headed to your local market
So much Star Trek 2009 news is coming, we have to condense some of it into bit sized bullet form:
- William Shatner has buried the hatchet with JJ Abrams, and invited him to his horse show
- Check out the new UGO Star Trek movie sound board
- Seth Rogen says he ‘is in’ and ‘excited’ about JJ Abrams new Star Trek.
Rogen (playing Trekkie in ‘Fanboys’) really is one