This mornings Tidbits for the Star Trek movie bring you a even more music clips from the Giacchino score. Plus Paramount has released a new free online game (and Kellogg’s has one too). Trek is also inspring some deep thinking and a new South Park episode. We have all that and much more below.
More Giacchino music
Yesterday we pointed to four clips from the Star Trek soundtrack at the German soundtrack site, Colosseum.de. Now there are more at Cinemusic.net. And thanks to YouTuber ImperatorAquila you can listen to all the music clips in the player 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.
New free online game
Yesterday Paramount announced a new ‘Addicting Game’ called the "Star Trek Academy Trainer." The game is a series of harder and harder puzzles, using imagery from the new Star Trek movie. Check it out at addictinggames.com.
A few fans have sent in tips that they have seen a ‘beam up badge’ game embedded in advertisements for Kellogg’s Star Trek products. It has been spotted on the Nickelodeon website and at Yahoo Movies so far.
Beam up Badge Adver-game popping up around the web
Kellogg’s data cards
Speaking of Kellogg’s, there is a new element to their Star Trek promotion. Some cereals are now coming with ‘Data Cards.’
Star Trek seen as a return to 60s optimism
There has been a lot written about the new Star Trek movie in the mainstream media, analyzing its box office potential, appeal to various demographics, reviews of the film itself, etc. But the UK Times has a new article titled Star Trek boldly goes into the Obama era, looking at the film as it sits in history.
Here is an excerpt:
The first teasing trailer for the new Star Trek movie in January last year showed glimpses of a shiny new USS Enterprise “under construction”. In the background President Kennedy was famously speechifying about space and Neil Armstrong’s crackly “One small step for Man” was heard. And then came the voice of a much more famous figure: Mr Spock, speaking the immortal, still spine-tingling line: “Space, the final frontier . . .”
As things turned out, a year or so later it wasn’t just the Enterprise that was “under construction”. It wasn’t just the most successful TV and film franchise to date being rebooted — it was also the USA that was hitting the “reset” button. And what is the default setting? That Sixties optimism. They believed in the future back then.
South Park homage to First Contact
In another ‘Trek in the zeitgeist’ moment, last night’s South Park was titled "First Contact" and was a parody to the hit Star Trek movie from 1996. Here is a clip:
More early May 7 show times
More and more theaters are adding showings for Star Trek between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM on May 7th. Go to Fandango.com to find your local listings
Star Trek ARG clues?
Intrepid TrekMovie readers have spotted what they think is new clue to the Star Trek viral Alternative Reality Game. The new clue is on a French website with a post related to an intersection that was found on another viral site. There is also a new URL that has been found related to the game. Our previous story has been updated with this new information.
Collins on Ayel
Clifton Collins plays lead henchman to Eric Bana’s Nero in the new Star Trek. In a new interview about his latest project, Trek came up, here is what he had to say:
Wolcott: …You’re also in the new Star Trek. What’s that like?
Collins: It’s a little surreal. I had a lot of fun working with J.J. Abrams. You can trust a person like J.J. And it’s fun to be a part of the revamping of the Paramount franchise.
Wolcott: I try not to learn much about a movie before I see it so I know very little about the film. You have a pretty central role in the plot don’t you?
Collins: Eric Bana and I are Romulans, and we have a bit of a beef with some of the folks on the Enterprise.
Thanks to all the tipsters, too many to count