Another day and another Tidbits. Today we have Quinto and Abrams talking about Spocks, Pine winning an award and talking sequel, Abrams (again) talking IMAX. Plus we have yesterday’s new images in high res, including some intriguing details. And Esurance have a cool sports promotion coming up. All that and more below.
Yesterday’s images – in high res w/ TNG easter egg?
Yesterday we pointed to some images that showed up at MSN, and today Paramount released the same images, but in high resolution. And one has some interesting detail.
This last image is a close-up from the scene where Kirk climbs out of an Enterprise escape module one Delta Vega. With the high resolution we can see more detail on Kirk’s bag, which shows that it is some kind of ‘EVAC KIT-ARCTIC’ and more interestingly it has the registry ‘NCC-1701-D.’ Of course the D could refer to the escape module or have some other meaning, but Trekkies think of 1701-D as the registry of the Galaxy class Enterprise from Star Trek The Next Generation. The Enterprise D is not in the movie, but this could be a nice little easter egg.
Just what ship did this bag come from?
Also now that the movie officially has been given the MPAA rating of PG-13 (see earlier story), Paramount has re-issued the US poster, now with the rating (also in high resolution), here it is:
ShoWest: Pine gets his award – talks 3-D + JJ Talks IMAX
ShoWest, he movie industry trade conference in Vegas, has wrapped up, and last night they handed out their Male Star of Tomorrow award to Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Kirk. Here are a couple of images from the event (and video below):
Chris Pine wins star of tomorrow award
The MarketSaw site was at the event and asked Pine (on video) if he thought the sequel to Star Trek could be in 3-D. Pine didn’t know, but thought it might be up JJ Abrams alley.
MarketSaw also has video from an IMAX presentaiton at ShoWest, which included some comments from Star Trek director JJ Abrams (at 40 second mark).
Trek out to the ballpark w/ Esurance SF Giants Trek day
Paramount promotional partner Esurance is holding a special Star Trek day on April 27th with the San Francisco Giants baseball team. For $20 you get View Reserve seat for the Giants vs. Dodgers game, an invitation to the exclusive pre-game party in Scoreboard Plaza, a free Star Trek foam finger, and a complimentary beverage voucher. There will also be a Star Trek costume contest held on the field before the game starts. More info at MLB.com.
Giants v Dodgers v Trekkies
TrekMovie reader James spotted this promotion while attending a Giant’s game, where they are advertising the event and the movie, see below.
Star Trek inside the park – Sisko would approve
Quinto and Abrams talk Spocks
The Sydney Morning Herald has a new profile on Zachary Quinto, where the new Mr. Spock says he isn’t worried about becoming so associated with the character that he may end up writing versions of "I am not Spock" and "I am Spock," as Leonard Nimoy did:
No matter how well this film is received and how favourably people take to my work in it, I’m not going to be credited with originating this role. I also think the stigmas are diminished in this day and age. Science fiction doesn’t have the same associations that it did 40 years ago and I don’t think people have the same attention spans as they did 40 years ago. Those factors weighed in on Leonard’s almost inextricable association with this character as an actor.
Star Trek director JJ Abrams is also quoted in the article, saying of Quinto:
I was struck by his likeness to Leonard. It was his physicality and his eagerness to play this role, not from the standpoint of massive fandom but from appreciating the struggles of the character.
RE: New Commercial
We are still working on getting good video for the new commercial that started running on cable this week, hopefully by the end of the weekend..
- Paramount UK is holding a contest for Star Trek gala premiere tickets
- AMC Theaters is offering four Star Trek themed gift cards
AMC Star Trek gift cards