Today’s tidbits has more cast interviews from Salda, Pine, Quinto and also Capt. Robau (Faran Tahir). We also have more details on the Star Trek showing for the troops in Kuwait, and some examples of how others are jumping on the Star Trek bandwagon. All that and more, including a notice on the upcoming TrekMovie.com review of Star Trek.
TrekMovie.com review of Star trek movie coming Saturday
Yesterday I saw the new Star Trek movie, expect my first review tomorrow. If you follow TrekMovie on Twitter you would know this, and have seen my 140 character ‘twitreview’. Soon after the official first TM review is put up, we will put up a number of ‘reader reviews’ sent in from TrekMovie readers who have attended premieres in Austin, Sydney and Auckland.
MTV has new interview snippets from three of the Star Trek actors. Saldana talks about her favorite scene, Quinto talks about the respect for Trek history, and Pine talks about the scale of the film, noting the bridge cost $10 Million (perhaps an exaggeration). Watch the clips below:
Captain Robau demands you read this interview
Faran Tahir, who plays Captain Robau of the USS Kelvin, has a new interview up at SciFiWire. The actor talks about his uniform, his casting, and more. Here is a snippet on his role in the film: [minor spoilers]
I am on the ship. That’s how the story goes. And then, of course I have to go deal with Nero. So that’s the premise of it. … It sets up this entire saga of [Star Trek]. People who understand Star Trek, it kind of takes us back to a time when … the story began.
Getting on the Star Trek Bandwagon
The new Star Trek movie is bringing the Trek franchise back into the forefront of popular culture again in a way that hasn’t been seen in a long time. So it is expected for folks who are not actually involved to want to jump on the Trek bandwagon, and there are a few examples of that.
Next week’s episode of the CBS procedural crime show CSI has a major Trek-like theme revolving around a murder at a sci-fi convention and a very Star Trek-like show and fandom. It is ironic that even though CBS own Star Trek, the fictional show on CBS is being called ‘Astral Quest’ but it clearly is an homage to Trek.
Eminem Trek’s out
Rapper Eminem is back and in the video "We Made You" from his upcoming album Relapse, he pokes fun at just about everything from Sarah Palin to Amy Winehouse, but interesting much of the video has a Star Trek theme to it.
And for something completely different and definately not for kids, Hustler is coming out with a new Star Trek porno parody in May titled This Ain’t Star Trek XXX. More details at (not safe for work or kids) HustlerWorld.
Bullets: Kuwait Troops Premiere + ESPN Future Week + Kellogg’s Site
Air Force News has more details on Star Trek showing for the troops Kuwait, which will be this Saturday at Camp Arifjan…on hand will be Abrams, Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Bana, Urban, and Cho.
Starting April 13th, ESPN will be running ‘Future Week’ promoting the new Star Trek movie within programming and during commercial breaks
Gizmodo is running a tongue in cheek ‘ruin Star Trek’ Photoshop contest for fans to
Kellogg’s has launched a site profiling all of their Star Trek promo offerings
Thanks to Greg and other tipsters