Another day and another flood of news related to the new Star Trek movie. Firstly there is an imporant new review from trade pub Variety, that bodes well. Plus we have all the new interviews of the day (both text and video) and some new images. Also have a fun new ‘Enterprise Morph’ video, and the mos important news of all: Star Trek: The Spork!
Reminder: Tickets available online (including IMAX)
As we will begin every tidbits, we remind you that you can now buy advanced tickets (including early shows) for Star Trek at Fandango. You can also get tickets for IMAX at Fandango.
Variety calls film ‘sci-fi nirvana’ – predicts hit
Another major review for the new Star Trek movie has come in, this time from the leading industry trade Variety. In short, they love it. Here is the opening summary:
Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved “Star Trek” will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana. Faithful enough to the spirit and key particulars of Gene Roddenberry’s original conception to keep its torchbearers happy but, more crucially, exciting on its own terms in a way that makes familiarity with the franchise irrelevant, J.J. Abrams’ smart and breathless space adventure feels like a summer blockbuster that just couldn’t stay in the box another month. Paramount won’t need any economic stimulus package with all the money it’ll rake in with this one globally, and a follow-up won’t arrive soon enough.
We linked to the THR review over the weekend, so ST09 is two for two with the Hollywood industry papers. Also the first 7 reviews up at Rotten Tomatoes are all positive, giving Star Trek an early 100% rating. This will likely go down, but the trend is good.
Any regular reader of TrekMovie can see that there is a lot of new Star Trek merchandise coming out, both movie related and ‘classic.’ But today we may have found our favorite new item, that comes as a bit of a surprise. That’s right folks, the official Star Trek Titanium Spork! These limited edition ‘Enterprise Mess Hall’ eating utensils will run you $22.99 and are an exclusive with ThinkGeek:
MSNBC wants to see you in uniform!
Today MSNBC has posted a request for fans to send in pictures of themselves in Star Trek outfits. They promise to post the best photos before the release of the film. Go to MSNBC to send in yours.
Interviews of the day
At this point with all the publicity going on, there are a lot of interviews. We will try and post as many as possible, but unless something is said that is ‘huge’, interviews from other sites will be linked and embedded in ‘tidbits’ columns. Here are today’s:
CoolShiteTV with John Cho
UK Movie Show London Blue Carpet interviews
And there are even more interviews (text):
Also, here are some more pictures from London at Hollywood Chicago.
Enterprise Morph – a Spockboy Video
Finally, on the lighter side of things, our talented friend Paul ‘Spockboy’ Sibbald has another fun video creation. His "Enterprise Morph" takes you on a tour of the ships called Enterprise, old and new.