Warning: contains spoilers!
We have lived the Trekkie dream this morning by attending the Exclusive Footage Preview at the British Film Institutes IMAX in London kindly shown by Paramount Pictures. Shown before any of the many 9 minute previews scheduled around Britain along side the Hobbit.
Initial reaction: replicate us some new underwear please!
Check out our video for the scoop.
We noticed that a lot of the images from the trailer make more sense when watched in this short sequence such as the vulcano, the red planet and why the Enterprise is under water.
As well as being action packed it looks like it promises humour. There seemed to be more of a sense of family amongst the crew, the comraderie rise of working together for some time.
Cumberbatch’s character John Harrison is introduced at the beginning, it is unknown if he is a Starfleet officer at this point. We did ask him but understandably he couldn’t say.
London looks incredible in the mid 22nd century and sat here in central London typing this in the 21st century, we can’t get there soon enough.
We were blown out of our cinema seats like a redshirt when JJ Abrams appeared on screen. He couldn’t make it as he was working on finishing the other 1 hour 55 minutes but sent Brian Burk the producer of Star Trek into Darkness. He was able to answer some questions about filming (so many questions from the audience about the use of IMAX!). Simon Pegg appeared on screen and gave some cracking Star Wars jokes!
Then Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve appeared! Carole nearly stage rushed Benedict! We asked them first hand to confirm their identities and they are indeed Carol Marcus and John Harrison.
Highlight: Spock gives us a familiar nostalgic quote
Weird bit: Fear we will see Trekkie wearing Starfleet issue wetsuits at conventions from now on.
Waiting five months for the rest is going to torture but us fans are used to waiting. Trust us, this’ll be worth it!