The week just started and we have a ton of Tidbits for you, starting off news on surprise guests at tonight’s Austin, TX preview. Plus we have pics of preparation for the Sydney premiere, comments from Pine on Kirk’s flirting, some new details on movie make-up, first images of billboards, and more.
Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof to surprise fans at Austin TX Preview tonight
As reported previously, there will be a 10 minute preview of the Star Trek movie tonight at a special Fantastic Fest screening of Star Trek The Wrath of Khan in Austin TX. But fans who attend will be in for a surprise as three members of Star Trek’s ‘Supreme Court’ will be on hand in the Lone Star State. According to a trusted source the Star Trek Screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, along with Producer Damon Lindelof, have all made the journey to Austin and they will be going on stage to introduce the preview. The show kicks off tonight at 9:50 PM TX time at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater on South Lamar in Austin TX.
Get ready for Sydney Premiere
Just a few hours after the TX event, the official world premiere gala for Star Trek starts at 7:00 PM Tuesday Australia Time (10 AM GMT, 5 AM EST, 2 AM PST). The red carpet festivities will start up at 5:30 PM Sydney time.
Preparations have been going on for the last couple of days. TrekMovie reader Joel sends in some photos he took yesterday at the Sydney Opera House.
Preparations for Sydney global premiere in just a few hours
And the location isn’t the only thing getting prepped. JustJared spotted Kirk and Spock (Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto) taking a psych-up run in Sydney earlier today.
Star Trek Make-up details
Makeup Magazine has a brief article on the make-up from the new Star Trek movie, with some interesting facts:
Abrams didn’t Iowa bar to to duplicate Star Wars Cantina scene with tons of aliens, so opted for just one alien in that scene
Abrams wanted aliens ‘peppered’ through the movie
Romulan make-up was three pieces (Bana had extra piece)
They also have this cool shot of Leonard Nimoy getting his ears put on.
ShoWest: Pine: "Kirk is a flirt" + Q&A + Trek Lifts
There is still some reporting out of the big ShoWest event last week where Chris Pine won his ‘Male Star of Tomorrow’ Award. First Access Hollywood has a video interview with Pine where he talks about how he was ‘scared’ to take on the role of Kirk. He also stated that in the new movie "Kirk is the consummate flirt."
Also from ShoWest, last week we put up one bit of the press Q&A after Pine won his award, now Collider.com has the full Q&A.
And one last bit from ShoWest. TrekMovie reader Larry sends in these photos from the Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. Apparently all the elevator doors were Trekified during the ShoWest trade conference.
Las Vegas Turbolifts (thanks Larry)
Outdoor campaign begins
The outdoor advertising campaign for Star Trek has begun. In the US, billboards based on the US Poster have been spotted in Los Angeles and New York.
Star Trek billboards in NYC (thanks Jack)
Don’t worry about Spoilers at TrekMovie
Some fans have asked how TrekMovie.com will be treating spoilers once the gala premieres have started. TrekMovie will be running reviews of the film during April, but we will be adhering to Paramount embargoes on those, as will other large media sites. Regardless, TrekMovie will not be running SPOILER information on the front page during April. There will of course be more and more news about the movie, including reviews and details, but anything that is a spoiler will always be within articles (below the ‘more’ tag) and will always come with a SPOILER warning.
So feel free to visit TrekMovie all April and May and don’t worry about being spoiled (unless you want to be).