It pays to be the right Trekker at the right time. Two hundred moviegoers in Austin, Texas, who were told they would see a trailer to the new Star Trek movie along with “The Wrath of Khan” Monday night, were pleasantly surprised when the Alamo Draughthouse Theater previewed the entire film. The older film had started when it appeared to have melted. After a couple of minutes Leonard Nimoy came out and told fans the good news. Mr. Spock hung around for the showing, as did filmmakers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. The reaction was mostly positive, going as far as a standing ovation when it was over.
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Since I began writing for Comix 411, I have written two blogs (here and here) about the new Star Trek film set to be released in May of 2009. I am 34 years old and I have been a Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember - longer than I have been a comic book reader.
When it was announced that there would be a new Star Trek film, I was excited. I became more excited when I heard that they were going to be doing a film with the original Star Trek characters staring new younger actors. I felt this would be a good a good way to jump start the franchise again.
So we are now five months away from the release and we are all waiting and wondering if the film will be any good. It will be good, if they focus on the reason why the original series worked so well. The reason the original series worked so well is because of the relationship and chemistry of the three main characters: Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.
“Lost” creator JJ Abrams has released footage from the new Star Trek prequel in London. Actors include Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock and Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead”) as Scotty, who considers himself a “fully paid up geek.” There are also four segments that feature Leonard Nimoy as the elder Spock, including one in which he delivers the line, “Live long and prosper.” Expect the film to have a May 8, 2009 release in both the UK and the U.S (even though the trailer says Christmas.)
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