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Release Date: May 8, 2009 (North America)

Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Sequel          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Paramount Pictures   Production Company: Bad Robot

Who's In It: Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Leonard Nimoy (Older Spock), Karl Urban (Leonard "Bones" McCoy), Eric Bana (Nero)

Who's Making It: J.J. Abrams (Director), Roberto Orci (Screenwriter), Alex Kurtzman (Screenwriter), J.J. Abrams (Producer), Damon Lindelof (Producer)

Premise: In the twilight years of his career, Ambassador Spock sets out to prevent the timeline from being altered by a Romulan infidel named Nero who seeks to kill the Federation's greatest starship captain, James T.... More »

Official Website: www.startrekmovie.com

What We Think: After four films featuring the cast of The Next Generation, Paramount's Star Trek franchise needed a new infusion of creativity and is seeking to do just that by looking back to the days of Kirk, Spock and... More »

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Star Trek will beam into theaters a few hours earlier than originally scheduled. Advance screenings of the movie are now slated to commence at 7 PM on the evening of Thursday, May 7, allowing theaters to get in two showings of the highly anticipated movie before midnight.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Track details for Michael Giacchino's official soundtrack to Star Trek have been posted at TrekMovie. You may wince at the tracks that have pop culture references but, believe it or not, this is typical of the way Giacchino names his material -- just consider Mission: Impossible III's "Helluvacopter Chase" or Lost's "Locke'd Out Again"orchestral track scores if you don't want to take our word for it.

1. Star Trek (1:03)
2. Nailin’ the Kelvin (2:09)
3. Labor of Love (2:51)
4. Hella Bar Talk (1:55)
5. Enterprising Young Men (2:39)
6. Nero Sighted (3:23)
7. Nice To Meld You (3:13)
8. Run and Shoot Offense (2:04)
9. Does It Still McFly? (2:03)
10. Nero Death Experience (5:38)
11. Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns (2:34)
12. Back From Black (:59)
13. That New Car Smell (4:46)
14. To Boldly Go (:26)
15. End Credits (9:11)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Two new clips promoting the new Star Trek are available. On Yahoo Movies their clip shows the first meeting between James Kirk and Dr. McCoy as the two prepare to fly off to Starfleet Academy. Meanwhile the clip on MTV Movies Blog shows the events leading up to the bar fight seen in the trailers. Here we witness Kirk introducing himself to Uhura and putting the moves on her.

And if you want to witness how the reveal of Leonard Nimoy and the new Star Trek movie to the Alamo Drafthouse audience went on the night of April 6, here's a video of how it went down:

 

 

Also, for those of you that need their spoiler fix there is a thread running on TrekBBS in which an audience member is answering questions from longtime Trekkies about what happened in the film and how it impacts the films and episodes that have come before the 2009 film.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Last night there was supposed to be a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in Austin, Texas as the Alamo Drafthouse. On hand to show ten minutes of footage from the new Star Trek movie were writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman and producer Damon Lindelof.

The show started. Shortly after the credits were over the print of Khan started to look tattered and worn and then it appeared that the film got stuck and burned through, leaving the audience staring at a white screen. Booing came forth from the disgruntled viewers.

After a brief moment when the owner of the Drafthouse ran up on stage and apologized for the problem, the two Trek writers came on stage to gain some time for repairs to the print. And then a mysterious figure in a trenchcoat and hat came up on stage.

It was Leonard Nimoy, and after asking the audience if they wanted to watch the new Star Trek movie (answer: a thunderous yes), the real show began.

Austin, Texas turned out to be the surprise world premiere of the new Star Trek movie.

Reviews are starting to show up across the web and the early ones paint the movie in a positive light. One of these is from Ain't It Cool's Quint while another is by a CHUD reader that attended the screening. Also, Orci and Kurtzman told the Austin audience that they were going to be reading the internet feedback from the screening as they approach crafting the story for the sequel.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Here's a new TV spot for the film that went on the airwaves this past weekend, heavy emphasis on the action side of things:

 

 

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Friday, April 3, 2009

The official Star Trek website has been given an update. New sections have gone online including a panorama section which allows you to zoom in and do 360-degree looks of the bridge, captain's chair and two Enterprise corridors; a dossier section which provides bio information on five of the film's characters (so far) including James Kirk, Uhura, Captain Pike (he rose to the position of captain in four years, the fastest ever in Starfleet), Dr. McCoy and the U.S.S. Kelvin; and a gallery section.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Want to get a glimpse at what you will be eating your popcorn from while watching Star Trek in the theater. Collider published some photos taken from the floor of this year's ShoWest that show Star Trek branded popcorn tubs and what looks like some sort of keychain shaped in the Starfleet symbol. More images await you.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Images of nine Star Trek trading cards have been scanned in by MTV Movies Blog and reveal that promised meeting between the two Spocks. Click on the image to the left to see younger Spock giving the Vulcan salute to older Spock, then hit the site to see the other scans which include Diora Baird as a green Orion Slave Girl, the Enterprise bringing down the thunder, Nero, another look at Spock, one of Dr. McCoy at the controls and a new alien with his shades pulled up.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

A fourth trailer for the Star Trek movie came out last Friday attached with the 2-D version of Monsters vs. Aliens. As noted by TrekMovie, Paramount chose to put together this new trailer with an eye towards the younger demographic by giving us new glimpses of a baby Spock and playing up the younger Kirk story angle. In addition to showing us our first look at the infant Spock there's also a fleeting glimpse of a new scene showing

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A commercial showing the new Star Trek scenes was broadcast during yesterday's Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. It's been uploaded to YouTube and can be watched below:

 

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Five international poster designs for the film have popped up online. Yesterday three were thought to have been fan made and not legit but Paramount soon confirmed that they were authentic posters for the European marketplace.

TrekMovie debuted a fourth, not as yet seen, poster design today being released in the United Kingdom. This German Star Trek site also has a modified version of one of the posters. All five designs have been added to our gallery.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A two-minute long snippet of Michael Giacchino's score for Star Trek is running on the film's official website. Someone's isolated it and dumped it to YouTube:

 

 

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Paramount Pictures will hold the world premiere of Star Trek at the Sydney Opera House on April 7, 2009 -- nearly one full month ahead of the movie's general audiences release scheduled for May 8. Additional advance screenings will take place around the world in build-up to the 5/8/09 opening date. However, unless you are a member of the press, work in show business or have a direct connection to the film, don't expect to be able to grab a ticket to see the movie that early. What it does mean for regular joes is that there will be a lot of early review of the new Trek coming out on the web weeks ahead of the movie's opening. You might want to start planning out how much spoiler information you want to read before seeing the film for yourself.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

TrekMovie.com has debuted the cover art for the Star Trek novelization by Alan Dean Foster (the same bloke that penned the first Trek movie novelization back in 1979.) In addition to providing us with a picture, the site has also posted the novel's summary that appears on the back cover:

One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness, and obscurity

The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt.

In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution of the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world.

Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities, must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.

TrekMovie also has provided more detail on the motivations of the film's villain, the Romulan Nero, and according to the site

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Now that Watchmen is playing on theater screens, Paramount Pictures has released its second full Star Trek trailer. This new trailer centers on the journey that a young James T. Kirk undertakes and his battle against a powerful new villain that wants to erase the future Starfleet Captain's destiny before it can be written. Among the new things glimpsed in the trailer: a planet getting sucked away into oblivion, Spock comforting Uhura and the U.S.S. Kelvin making her final stand.

Apple's trailer site has the new trailer in standard/high def formats or you can just click on the player below.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TrekMovie.com is dumping a bucket of cold water on the story that Latino Review broke this past weekend. According to the first site's inside contacts, there is no cameo appearance by any cast member from The Next Generation in the new movie. TrekMovie.com also had someone in the audience at the IDW panel and didn't take away the impression that the panelist hinted at the reveal of any member of TNG in the film. However, the website didn't address that part of Latino Review's report that the fourth and final issue of IDW's Star Trek prequel comic book directly ties in to the opening moments of the movie.

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Jakester

The love that the online reviews have given this movie have me officially excited to see it.

Ricco Suave

Not a big Star Trek fan, but I'll see this based on Simon Pegg being in it alone.

Baelzar

I just watched the trailer again. Not feeling it.

Kaeos

Hey Patrick, your "Who's In It?" tag needs to include mention of Simon Pegg as Scotty.

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