In this two days to go Tidbits we have video of the meeting of the two Kirks plus lots of other video interviews with Orci & Kurtzman, JJ Abrams, and Chris Pine and Zach Quinto. Plus we have some news on how Trekkies see this new movie (from the Onion’s point of view) a look at some new reviews and more.
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The meeting of the Kirks
The Shatner project has just put up a short video of the exact moment that William Shatner and Chris Pine met at the Charity Horse Show Dinner a couple weeks ago.
Trekkies Bash New Star Trek As ‘Fun, Watchable’
The Onion has some breaking news on how Trek fans are reacting to the new Star Trek movie.
Bob and Alex talk Trek and give tips on breaking in
A couple of new video interviews with Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. First is this one from our friends at FirstShowing.net
Time has a bit of a tongue in cheek video visit to Bob and Alex’s office:
Review Watch – two views from the MSM
So far the reviews for Star Trek have been very positive (still with a 100% rating at RT), but he bulk of the mainstream media reviews should start dropping in the next couple of days. There are a couple of new media reviews woth noting. First up is a very postive review from the Boston Globe which gives the movie four out of four stars, noting:
“Star Trek” – a.k.a. “Star Trek XI,” a.k.a. “Star Trek the Franchise Reboot” – approaches the late Gene Roddenberry’s original science fiction world not on bended knee but with fresh eyes, a spring in its step, and the understanding that we know these people better than they know themselves. Indeed, much of the vast pleasure of this movie comes from characters suddenly discovering things about each other that we learned watching TV four decades ago. There are flaws to pick at in terms of story line and other matters, but that can wait until the glow has faded. In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made.
However the AP review gives the film 2.5 out of four stars with the reviewer having issues with the time travel plot:
A major plot twist pops up — which includes the arrival of Leonard Nimoy — about halfway through the film, a twist that doesn’t exactly work and from which the film never completely recovers.
I think we will see more of these kinds of reviews mixed in with all the glowing ones. Even with all the new stuff, this film still is about Star Trek and time travel can be confusing to some people who are not steeped in the genre, and if you don’t ‘get it’, it may be hard to understand what is going on with Nero and the elder Spock. Hopefully this group remain the minority in the mainstream media critics…we will know in a couple of days. Of course for Trek fans, we are trained to understand time travel so this won’t be much of an issue.
TV/ Video interviews
JJ Abrams on Colbert Report
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MySpace ‘artist on artist’ interview with Chris Pine and Zach Quinto interviewing each other:
Collider has a 2 part video interview with Simon Pegg, part 1 is below (part 2 at Collider.com).
JJ Abrams on Opie & Anthony
Chris Pine on MTV
The Trek stars are fanning across the talk shows and TV stations, here are the latest videos. Tune in for these upcoming appearances:
- Tuesday 5/5: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) – Zachary Quinto
- Tuesday 5/5 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated) – Zachary Quinto
- Tuesday 5/5 “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC) – J.J. Abrams
- Wednesday 5/6: “Bonnie Hunt Show” (Syndicated) – Zachary Quinto
- Wednesday 5/6: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated) – Chris Pine
- Wednesday 5/6: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) – Zoe Saldana
- Wednesday 5/6: “The Tonight Show” (NBC) John Cho
- Thursday 5/7: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) – John Cho
- Friday 5/8: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) – Chris Pine
- Friday 5/8: "Tavis Smiley" (PBS) – JJ Abrams
- Friday 5/8: "The View" (ABC) – Leonard Nimoy
Finally: Don’t F*** It Up
The following NOT SAFE FOR WORK song by RTD Studios gives a plea to JJ Abrams and crew to not ‘f*** up’ Star Trek:
Even more Star Trek stuff for you:
- Jacksonville photographer Jon Fletcher has a photo gallery of Florida Star Trek fans in their natural habitats
Thanks to all the tipsters