First teased last month, we now have more details on the “multi-faceted partnership” between Star Trek and artist Kid Cudi, which will be launching at New York Comic-Con next weekend.
“Boldly Be” with Star Trek and Kid Cudi
Today Star Trek and Scott Mescudi, better known by his stage name, Kid Cudi, announce details of their collaboration, kicking off the new “Boldly Be” campaign. According to the announcement the “Boldly Be” campaign takes its inspiration from Star Trek’s ethos of IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations), the basis of Vulcan philosophy “that the vast variables create truth, beauty and strength.” The new collaboration launches on Oct. 12 at the start of New York Comic Con with the release of an original Kid Cudi song inspired by “Star Trek” titled “Heaven’s Galaxy.” Fans will also be able to visit the “Star Trek” x Kid Cudi booth (booth 2653 at the Javits Center) that will showcase a new streetwear collection and get a first look at a Fortnite gaming experience.
The original song “Heaven’s Galaxy” was written by Cudi and produced by longtime collaborator Dot Da Genius. According to the announcement, it was inspired by Cudi’s own fandom of Star Trek. “Heaven’s Galaxy” will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 on all streaming platforms.
Mirror Mayhem on Fortnite
The collaboration includes the launch of Star Trek X Kid Cude: Mirror Mayhem which brings Kid Cudi and Star Trek into the popular online game Fortnite where he will perform “Heaven’s Galaxy,” as well as never-before-heard songs from his new album, Insano.
Here is how the official release describes the Mirror Mayhem event:
Boldly Go as you partner with Captain Skyles (Kid Cudi) on a mission to uncover the source of a sonic anomaly that threatens the peaceful planet Vada. Beam down to explore, discover and defend a world these forces are threatening to tear apart. It’s up to you and other Starfleet recruits to work together with Captain Skyles to uncover the source of this musical malady and restore the harmony of Vada while there’s still time!
Star Trek X Kid Cude: Mirror Mayhem will launch later this month.
The Boldly Be collaboration will also include a clothing collection with Star Trek-inspired mantras like “Live Long and Rage” on tees, crewnecks, hoodies, a custom button-up t-shirt and a colorful leather varsity jacket with robust chenille and embroidery details.
The collection will debut at New York Comic Con on Oct. 12 with a preorder window exclusively for attendees, followed by the global release on shop.kidcudi.com on Oct. 16.
TrekMovie will be at New York Comic-Con and will report on the Boldly Be campaign and booth from the event, so stay tuned.
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