Paramount Pictures has used this year’s Super Bowl as the perfect opportunity to kick off – pun very much intended – the television arm of the marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness with a snazzy and explosive new TV spot.
You can watch it here below.
There’s a lot of mighty purty imagery packed into those thirty painfully brief seconds, a few swatches of which have not been released before. In particular we get to see Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the movie’s villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) have a tense exchange, which is then followed by lots of explosions and people looking quite unhappy.
The U.S.S. Enterprise has a brand new feature on-board, and it’s full of trippy, colorful awesome-ness.
After the Captain makes the order, the famed Star Trek ship needs only but for someone to press a button, which initiates the brand new feature: Acid Drive. Once commenced, the Enterprise lets loose some groovy tunes and psychedelic lights turn the ship into its very own rave as they travel to their next destination.
Sure, this is likely to cause a few seizures here and there, but for any crew that likes to travel in style and keep their work fun, the Acid Drive feature is a must-have.
You can see what it looks like by continuing on below and watching the video!
Released in 1996, First Contact is the eighth film in the Star Trek franchise and the second with the full cast of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series, starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. After the let down of its predecessor, Generations, First Contact has gone on to be the favorite for TNG fans and one of the best in the film series.
Synopsis: Capt. Picard and his crew follow the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with Vulcans.
Amazon is offering up Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for purchase for only $3.99 through their Video On Demand service.
This digital deal is only for today, Thursday, September 23, beginning at midnight PST and runs for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $9.99, and the 24-hour rental is $2.99.
Released in 1986, in this fourth film in the franchise, which was directed by Leonard Nimoy (who also stars as Spock), James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Enterprise go back in time to the year 1986 in an effort to save the Earth! People, there be whales in this movie!
To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.
So you’re a Trekkie, eh? These are the days that you dream of.
A company in Las Vegas called Propworx is preparing to sell around a thousand different items from Star Trek: The Experience, which ran for ten years and shut down in 2008. The many items will apparently be sold via auction and in a giant warehouse (okay, so it’s not really a yard sale, but close enough) tomorrow.
The attraction featured many replications and props from the Trek universe, and also featured some popular rides. These rides included an encounter with the Klingons and even a 4D Borg attack.