It was just supposed to be a 10-minute clip following a replay of The Wrath of Khan. Some apparent technical difficulties ensue, and then Leonard Nimoy takes the stage and calls for a vote on who wants to see a full version of J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek. All a total surprise to most of the audience at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, Texas. The outcome of the vote was, of course, never in doubt and these lucky fans got to go where none have gone before. Even before the movie's official world premiere in Sydney.
So what did they think?
AICN, which helped organize the event, is overflowing with fan reviews. Regular AICN contributer Quint relates his own first-hand experience and gives the film a strong thumbs up: "I think Abrams pulled it off. Star Trek isn't just a successful reboot, but a genuinely fun and exciting science fiction action adventure." Posted 04.07.09 by reelz
Leonard Nimoy, who just turned 78, will reprise his role as Mr. Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and go face to face with Zachary Quinto, who will play a considerably younger incarnation of the iconic Vulcan. In a recent interview with SciFi Now Magazine, he explained his what it was like encountering his replacement on-screen:
You're seeing him even before the place I was playing the character on the original series, and you're seeing me giving a performance that's totally after all of that ... That was so weird, standing there and talking to him. We have a scene together that's a mind twister. We're both the same person, each coming from a different time frame.
It has been forever since Nimoy last appeared as Spock on the big screen, and almost that long since he last played the character in The Next Generation, and he says he's ready to pass the torch to Quinto, for whom he has nothing but praise. He won't completely rule out reprising the role in another trans-generational encounter though. "Never say never," he concludes. Posted 03.27.09 by reelz
Where can actors feel free to talk about their upcoming sci-fi movie? The Wall Street Journal, of course, the publication of choice for Star Trek fans around the world.
In an interview, Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk, puts fans' minds at ease about J.J. Abrams' take on the iconic franchise: "It's definitely not going to please everyone." Wow, that's sure to get everyone... excited?
Pine wasn't finished in lowering expectations, admitting that he's "not well-versed in the Trek canon."
Co-star Zachary Quinto, however, who plays Spock, made sure he was, talking and spending time with original Spock actor Leonard Nimoy: "We spent some time watching episodes but it was an all encompassing experience. We'd go to his house. We'd meet sometimes at Paramount. I'm seeing him before the holidays. He's an advanced mind and heart and I want to hang out with him as much as possible." Now that's better.
Read the full interview. Posted 01.05.09 by Ryan
A new -- well, somewhat new -- trailer for J.J. Abrams' big-budget Star Trek reboot popped up today over at AICN. It's mostly similar to the one that debuted in front of Quantum of Solace, save for a short snippet at the end featuring a certain pointy-eared chap with a bowl cut. No, it's not Zachary Quinto, whose performance in recently-unveiled footage drew mixed reviews from critics, but the original Vulcan himself, Leonard Nimoy. Posted 11.25.08 by reelz