We have three weeks and a day to go until everyone can see this new Star Trek, and for today’s tidbits we have some fun stuff. Firstly you can now hear some clips from Giacchino’s score, also the whole 7:00 PM May 7th is definitely happening. There are also new magazine covers (with snippets) with Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Zoe Saldana. Plus a new Simon Pegg interview. Lastly: Berlin ‘Dance Party’ pictures, a Photoshop contest and more.
Listen to some of the Star Trek score
You can listen to clips from four tracks from Michael Giacchino’s score for Star Trek at the German soundtrack site, Colosseum.de. One of the clips is for the end credits, which incorporates the original theme from Star Trek by Alexander Courage. The clips have also been put together into a quicktime video, below.
The Soundtrack is available for pre-order at Amazon and should be released on May 5th. Closer to the release, TrekMovie will hold a contest to give away five copies of the soundtrack.
May 7 – 7 O’Clock Showings of Star Trek
In the last tidbits we noted that Paramount was likely to allow theaters to allow showings on May as early as 7:00 PM on May 7th, a few hours earlier than the usual midnight shows. Although Paramount has not made any public announcement, TrekMovie has received a number of tips of theaters offering early shows from Hawaii to South Carolina and points in-between. Many theaters are now offering shows around 7:00 and 9:00 PM. Don’t get sold out! Buy advance tickets to Star Trek now at Fandango!
Chris Pine is gracing the cover of the new Men’s Health Magazine. ET has a preview. Pine is quoted saying of Trek:
When I started ‘Trek’ I looked at it, and then I was climbing it, and I didn’t have time for anything else but climbing the thing and getting to the top. And that’s an incredible space to exist in, because there’s tremendous responsibility. There’s tremendous pressure. But all those just clarify your vision.
For her part, Zoe is gracing the cover of Women’s Health Magazine. The Insider has an excerpt of Zoe (who stars in two 2009 sci-fi films: Star Trek and Avatar) admitting she is a fan of the genre, noting:
I’m a ‘Star Wars’ fan, but I love the whole ‘Alien’ legacy. My favorite was the second one, because of Ripley [Sigourney Weaver]. She was such a feisty creature — strong and still very motherly.
Speaking of mag covers, Eric Bana is on Detail’s and Just Jared has pictures and excerpts. Here is one of Star Trek’s villain Nero on how he had to repeat a year of school due because he showed up drunk:
Yeah, I went through a little phase there. But I did a lot better than some of the guys I hung with, who have ended up dead or in jail… It wasn’t like I was busting to get into NASA or anything.
Pegg talks slipping into comedy with Scotty
SFX has put up a Simon Pegg interview, with lots of cool stuff, here is an excerpt about the danger of slipping to far into comedy:
SFX: Is there a danger of slipping into pastiche?
Pegg: Well, when you’re talking about a heightened space drama there is a degree of danger of it becoming funny. It’s entirely dependent on context. Take Bones – he had a particular manner of speaking, he was a Southern gentleman but he had those “god damnit!” moments, and Karl tackled that without the slightest wink to the camera. We’re all very careful. There are some fantastic nods in it for Star Trek fans. There really are some gifts in there. I think Star Trek fans will feel spoken to and acknowledged, because there’s stuff in there you couldn’t possibly get if you didn’t know this series very well. Even production minutiae that you’d recognise from certain episodes. I think it’s a great success in terms of appealing to the uninitiated and the faithful
…much more at SFX
Urban: McCoy is grumpy
PC Authority has an extensive interview with Karl Urban, here is a quote on the nature of McCoy
PC: He’s a bit of a technophobe at the start….
Karl Urban: Yeah, here’s the great thing about the character: He’s this grumpy, cantankerous, irascible doctor with the most appalling bedside manner. Yet underneath that, he’s got a genuine heart of gold. He’s the most loyal caring friend you’re likely to find, whether you’re an enemy or not. He’ll put prejudices aside and try and do right by you. He’s a really morally centred character that just happens to be wrapped up in this prickly exterior.
…much more at PCAuthority
Le Star Star Tour in Paris – TrekMovie full report coming soon
Star Trek did not get a gala premiere in France, but the JJ Abrams publicity tour did stop in the city of lights to show the film to the press and to do interviews and pose for pictures. TrekMovie has a full exclusive report from the press event coming up later today. For now here is a picture:
Abrams, Bana, Saldana, Quinto & Pine in Paris
Wikia hosting community powered interview with J.J. Abrams
Wiki community leader Wikia is hosting a user-generated interview with Star Trek director and producer J.J. Abrams on Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki. Anyone who’s interested in the upcoming movie can to submit one question for Abrams; the twenty best questions will be chosen by two Memory Alpha administrators and sent to Abrams by Wikia. Submitters whose questions are chosen will be eligable to win a Star Trek-related prize from Paramount; the winner of the prize will be chosen at random. Questions will be accepted until 7AM EST o April 19th. For more details, and to submit your questions, visit this page.
Dance Party Photos + T-Shirt Give-away
TheCobraSnake has put up pictures from the Star Trek Dance Party in Berlin from a few days ago. Haven’t looked closely, but there may be more hidden clues for the Star Trek Viral game. Also CorbraSnake’s main page promises a TShirt Giveaway today (unclear how you get your shirts).
Bullets: UK Classification + Berlin Dance Party + T-Shirt Giveaway + more
Star Trek has received a ’12A’ classification in the UK, with the note ‘film contains moderate violence and threat’
Sky UK is offering fans the opportunity to get questions asked at the Star Trek press conference next week.
SciFiWire has another of the exclusive Star Trek desktops
Gizmodo has posted the entries for their ‘Ruin Star Trek’ Photoshop contest.
Thanks to all the tipsters, too many to count