On Tuesday Paramount released a few new Star Trek Into Darkness TV spots, a handful of new images and they also announced a special Google+ Hangout with NASA, JJ Abrams and astronauts on the International Space Station. Get caught up on all of that below.
Later this month the new fan series Star Trek Continues will debut its premiere episode at Phoenix Comicon, and today TrekMovie has exclusively learned that Emmy-winning visual effects artist (and Star Trek vet) Doug Drexler is providing all the shots of the USS Enterprise for the show. More details below, plus the first look at Doug’s Enterprise for Star Trek Continues.
TrekMovie has partnered up with movie-ticketing site Fandango to do a survey of early ticket buyers for Star Trek Into Darkness, giving some interesting insights into how people plan to see the movie and what they think of the secrecy. Fandango also has a special offer featuring a free download of the 2009 Star Trek movie from iTunes with advanced Into Darkness purchases.
TrekMovie, in its desire to provide a broad response to the release of the latest Star Trek film, reached out to Free Enterprise writer/producer and founding publisher of Geek Magazine, Mark A. Altman, for his thoughts on the latest film. After much cajoling, a reluctant Altman, who the Los Angeles Times once called, “the world’s foremost Trekspert” agreed to share his thoughts with us (with no major spoilers).
On Monday Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams was in New York to promote the movie, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, The Daily Show with John Stewart on Comedy Central and Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show. See below for video and audio clips of all of his appearances.
In January, after five seasons, FOX ran the series finale of Fringe the genre show from the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And now FOX is getting back in the genre business with the team with two new shows – Almost Human from Bad Robot (starring Karl Urban) and Sleepy Hollow from K/O (featuring John Cho). Watch new previews for both below.
Star Trek Into Darkness had a limited international opening this weekend in seven markets and the first box office figures are very encouraging. The film brought in almost $32M, and more importantly it is outperforming the opening of the 2009 Star Trek movie in each country. More details on this first limited release weekend’s results and Paramount’s international marketing below.
We have shared some of the Star Trek Into Darkness actor electronic press kit (EPK) soundbite videos. Today we have the remainder including Anton Yelchin and Bruce Greenwood (who haven’t been available for any of the press events). Watch the videos below. (minor spoilers)
If you watch the credits for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness you will notice that the film is dedicated to post-9/11 veterans. And the connection doesn’t end there as Abrams cast four vets from the Mission Continues charity in the film. More details below on the real world veteran connection to Star Trek Into Darkness.
One of the more interesting new chraracters on the bridge of the USS Enterprise is played by British actor Joseph Gatt. Known previously for more physical roles (including playing a Frost Giant in Thor), Gatt landed a spot on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. In an exclusive interview wtih TrekMovie.com, Gatt talks about life on the birdge and about his "unique features." Read on for details below, but there are minor spoilers.
As TrekMovie reported earlier this week, the Star Trek Into Darkness stars have been fanning out to the various talk shows to promote the movie. See below for clips of Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Zaldana, Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch doing the talk show thing.
Yesterday Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director J.J. Abrams participated in a live chat on Facebook, hosted by SNL’s Andy Samberg, and with a special guest appearance from George Takei. And you can watch a recording of it below
Star Trek Into Darkness composer Michael Giachino shared 22-minutes of music from his score during a great hour-long interview on WQXR radio. You can listen to the whole thing below. We also have an update on the soundtrack availability.
During the production of the last two Star Trek movies a number of luminaries have visited the set, but one of them actually got the chance to direct a scene. Today Edgar Wright revealed his connection to Into Darkness, which some might think puts him on the short list to direct the next Trek feature.
Another day and another bunch of Star Trek Into Darkness videos to share. Today we have a brand new clip (which aired on MTV last night), a new Bones character profile (and Urban EPK soundbites), plus some Into Darkness gags from Conan and a promo for the audiobook narrated by Alice Eve.
There are many ways to show off your Star Trek fandom, and now there are a few more. You can now be a Trekkie in the way you pay for things with brand new Star Trek prepaid Visa Debit cards. Or if you prefer, Star Trek checks are available again. And you can even get your own Star Trek email address. More info below.
On Tuesday the Star Trek Into Darkness world tour arrived in Mexico City. TrekMovie was on the red carpet and had quick moments to chat with JJ Abrams, Alice Eve and Zoe Saldana. Watch the video below, plus see pictures from the Mexico premiere.
More reviews for Star Trek Into Darkness are popping up. While the majority of US reviewers haven’t yet weighed in, there continues to be a positive pattern although there are also some dissenters. Once again TrekMovie takes a look at the buzz for the movie with a summary overview and some extracts (spoiler free).
UPDATED: Today has seen a flurry of new promotional releases from Paramount. There are new TV spots, a new featurette with JJ Abrams, new images, and a new 8-bit animated GIF poster. Check it all out below (beware of spoilers).
After all the talk and gala premieres, for some fans across the world Star Trek Into Darkness is finally here. Midnight shows are just getting out in Australia and New Zealand with showings in Germany, UK, Austria and Switzerland hours away (with Mexico and Taiwan openings tomorrow). You can vote in the latest poll and chat about the movie below including spoilers (if you haven’t seen the movie you may want to avoid this thread).
Bad Robot and Hasbro have released a funny stop-motion short made with the Star Trek KRE-O building block sets. You can watch that below. Also the new Hasbro Star Trek KRE-Os have just arrived arrived in stores (links below).
When you sit down to watch Star Trek Into Darkness there will be a trailer for another sci-fi space movie produced by Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman: Ender’s Game. But you don’t have to wait, the trailer is online now and you can watch it below.
Two of the Internets most popular movie nitpicking series decided today was the day to release funny videos focused on 2009’s Star Trek. See below for the "Honest Trailer for Star Trek 2009" and "Everything Wrong With Star Trek In 5 Minutes." [NOTE: videos contain adult language]
The US Star Trek celebrity publicity tour kicked off today with appearances by Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg. MTV is showing a new clip and hosting a Q&A on Wednesday with more Trek celebs appearing on late-night and morning TV shows almost daily for two weeks. See below for full schedule of the US publicity tour.
The worlds of sports and Star Trek are coming together with a number of new promotions and events related to the upcoming release of Into Darkness. Check out a video with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recreating a scene from Into Darkness. Plus the Rays and A’s are having Star Trek events this week and NFL player Troy Polamalu and NASCAR’s RFR are hosting advance screenings.
Two more character profiles have been released for Star Trek Into Darkness. This time taking a look at John Cho’s Lt. Sulu and Alice Eve’s character. You can watch those below along with Eve and Cho’s full official EPK soundbite videos. (minor spoilers)
While the USA and Canada has to wait one less day, Star Trek Into Darkness is only a day or two away for some fans around the world. A new bunch of international trailers has been released (in German). They contain some glimpses of new footage. You can watch those below. (minor spoilers)
Today Paramount announced they are moving up the North American release date of Star Trek Into Darkness by one day to Thursday May 16th. More details in the official press release sent out today by Paramount. Read it below.
The two Spocks are back together again. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy have teamed up for a promotional video for Audi that is rife with fun Trek references (although it is not an official Paramount co-marketing thing). Watch ‘The Challenge’ below.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled anticipation of Star Trek Into Darkness for a brief, but entertaining visit with Sulu and Chekov in Star Trek #20, the last prequel issue of IDW Publishing’s ongoing series. Comic spoilers ahead.