Thursday, 2 May 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: In One Week's Time

A week today I will be sitting here after seeing the first UK showing of Star Trek Into Darkness at 0001 on Thursday 9th May 2013.

The big news from today is the arrival of the 3D trailer. It's just the final international trailer, Vengeance and all but grab some specs and take a look at what you might well have in store in the next few weeks. If you were one of The 1701 of course you'll already have a pair to hand!
3D screen capture

I managed to get an early lead on the new Keep Going, Scotty! clip last night so it's a waiting game now. I did however miss the prizes for those in the USA and Canada who were The 1701. Receiving a limited edition movie teaser poster embellished with 1701 Edition, an invitation card and Star Trek Into Darkness 3D glasses they received a special invitation to the trailer you can click through to above. On a side note, here's a little screenshot from the site which might raise a smile. Sadly the competition was only open on the other side of the Atlantic and once that ended it was a free-for-all...

Also it's the BIG London premiere tonight. Yep, the movie has finally made it to the shores of Blighty - just another reminder of how close we are to it's May 9th launch date. It's kind of odd to think that by this time I will have seen the movie and know all the twists and turns within! In Leicester Square a LOT of people have turned out for the premiere which also means the opportunity for some stupidly large promotional material to be paraded (left). It's a massive Starfleet (Sciences) delta over the white carpet as snapped on the Paramount Pictures UK Twitter feed this afternoon.

I don't recall adding this recently (right)  in addition to the Mazda6 advert - it's their in-store poster as part of the promotion linked to the movie. Nothing earth-shattering but one more element in the Darkness juggernaut.

Good news today as we get to know a release date for the soundtrack as produced by Michael Giachinno; May 28th - so mark your calendars NOW! The first one from the 2009 film is spectacular and played a lot. I can't wait to see what he's done with this film and it's a certain purchase. I have to have this. Here's the track listing for you as well as the cover art for the album. For once it might be a buy rather than a download (listing courtesy of I would have liked it to have the new IMAX poster as a cover but this one will do just fine!

Track Listing

1. Logos/Pranking The Natives (3:01)
2. Spock Drops, Kirk Jumps (1:43)
3. Sub Prime Directive* (2:23)
4. London Calling (2:09)
5. Meld-merized (2:40)
6. The Kronos Wartet (5:25)
7. Brigadoom (3:41)
8. Ship To Ship (2:50)
9. Earthbound And Down (2:37)
10. Warp Core Values (2:56)
11. Buying The Space Farm (3:17)
12. The San Fran Hustle (5:00)
13. Kirk Enterprises* (3:00)
14. Star Trek Main Theme* (3:25)

So what can we find out from the listing? Tracks Two and Three are clearly around the WWSD? clip. Track Four should be to do with the bombing. Track Six suggests it's an action theme on the Klingon homeworld (spelling?! Hmmmm). Brigadoom must be the Harrison and Kirk face off; eight must be to do with the Kirk space-jump over from the Enterprise to the Vengeance. Earthbound and Down suggests it'll be playing out when one of those ships takes a nose-dive. I'm not sure I want to speculate any further actually! Clearly there's some kind of incident in San Francisco (track 12) but I'm at a loss to give any suggestions for some of the other titles - in fact I don't want to ruin the surprise for me or anyone else! 

It looks like they may well be in order of appearance as with the 2009 reboot soundtrack. Any thoughts on what might be going on here? Buying the Space Farm certainly peaks my interest as does Warp Core Values. Just a few days left to wait and work it all out. Fingers crossed that this soundtrack works well with the film. I've got a lot of time for Giachinno's work - very uplifting and inspiring if I do say so myself!

For anyone who has a Pinterest account, get over now and follow Simon and Schuster publishers who are running a brilliant competition to win some Star Trek Into Darkness goodies including Kre-O models, iPhone and iPad cases, posters, books, mugs, audio books, kitchen sinks (ok, the last one isn't a prize)...Create a Star Trek board, pin some of their images, choose some prizes and enter the competition. Easy peezy. 

Don't forget to check out all the latest happenings by clicking the Countdown to Star Trek Into Darkness label below. Updated as we get more!!!

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