"Star Trek" : Press Coverage


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April 20, 2009 BBC Video interview with Simon Pegg.
April 20, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of UK premiere.
April 19, 2009 Geek Monthly (via TrekMovie) Interview with JJ Abrams.
April 19, 2009 TrekMovie Report from the Spanish premiere.
April 17, 2009 TrekMovie Report from the German premiere.
April 17, 2009 Wired (via TrekMovie) Interview with JJ Abrams and ST XI mini-comic.
April 17, 2009 PlayBoy Interview with Zachary Quinto.
April 17, 2009 Cinefools Interview with John Cho.
April 17, 2009 TrekMovie Report from the German premiere.
April 17, 2009 3News Report from the German premiere.
April 16, 2009 Scifi Now (via TrekMovie) Interviews with cast and crew.
April 16, 2009 Tri City Herald Interview with Clifton Collins Jr.
April 15, 2009 MonstersandCritics Images from the French premiere.
April 15, 2009 WCBS880 Images from the French premiere.
April 15, 2009 UnificationFrance Images from the French premiere.
April 15, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of French premiere.
April 15, 2009 PCAuthority Interview with Karl Urban.
April 15, 2009 SFX Interview with Simon Pegg.
April 12, 2009 Film.ru Photos from the Moscow premiere.
April 11, 2009 Hollywood Today Interview with John Cho.
April 11, 2009 AirForceTimes Article about the Kuwait screening for the American troops.
April 10, 2009 ScifiWire Interview with Faran Tahir
April 10, 2009 MTV Video interviews with the cast.
April 9, 2009 CBS Images from the New Zealand premiere.
April 9, 2009 Buzznet Images from the New Zealand premiere.
April 9, 2009 TVNZ Video from the New Zealand premiere.
April 9, 2009 3News Interview with John Cho and Karl Urban.
April 9, 2009 CineFools Interview with Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine.
April 9, 2009 TheVine Interview with JJ Abrams
April 9, 2009 3News Interview with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
April 9, 2009 3News Video from the New Zealand premiere.
April 9, 2009 Esquire Interview with Zoe Saldana.
April 9, 2009 MovieBeat Videos from the Sydney premiere.
April 9, 2009 NZHerald Interview with Karl Urban.
April 8, 2009 Omelette Clip of Kirk, Spock, and Scotty from the movie.
April 8, 2009 SFX (via TrekMovie) Interviews with the cast.
April 7, 2009 MTV Clip of Kirk and Uhura from the movie.
April 7, 2009 Yahoo Clip of Bones and Kirk from the movie.
April 7, 2009 TrekMovie Report and videos from the Austin, Texas screening.
April 7, 2009 TrekMovie More coverage of the Star Trek premiere!
April 7, 2009 TrekMovie Interviews from the Red Carpet in Sydney, Australia.
April 7, 2009 TrekMovie Coverage of the Sydney, Australia Global Premiere.
April 6, 2009 MakeupMag.com Interview with Barney Burman (make-up)
April 6, 2009 SFX (via TrekMovie) Interviews with cast and creators.
March 31, 2009 TrekNews.de Interview with Chris Pine.
March 31, 2009 DailyRecord Interview with Zachary Quinto.
March 30, 2009 Variety Announcing the go-ahead on Star Trek sequel.
March 30, 2009 MTV Confirms run time at 2 hours.
March 29, 2009 TrekMovie Analysis of Kid's Choice awards TV trailer.
March 29, 2009 LA Times Interview with Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
March 24, 2009 ScifiWire Interview with Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
March 24, 2009 Star Trek Magazine (via TrekMovie) Excerpts of interviews with Bryan Burk, April Webster, and Marc Evans.
March 23, 2009 TrekMovie Analysis of TV trailer.
March 22, 2009 ScifiNow (via TrekMovie) Interview with Leonard Nimoy.
March 20, 2009 ScifiWire Interview with Sonita Henry, whom plays an alien doctor in the movie.
March 20, 2009 Star Trek Magazine (via TrekMovie) Excerpts of interview with the production designer.
March 19, 2009 TrekMovie Announcing world premiere in Sydney, Australia.
March 19, 2009 Ottawa Citizen Nimoy supports the residents of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada having a Star Trek movie premiere.
March 14, 2009 TrekMovie Reveals Kellogs products with Star Trek tie-ins.
March 10, 2009 ScifiWire Interview with John Cho.
March 10, 2009 Media Bistro Reveals the Burger King commercials were made on the actual sets.
March 10, 2009 ScifiNow (via TrekMovie) Interview with production designer.
March 6, 2009 ScifiWire "There was originally in the film a sequence that was, I think it was, like, Spock against like six people hand to hand..." - Zachary Quinto
March 8, 2009 TrekMovie Analysis of second theatrical trailer
March 7, 2009 Total Film (via TrekMovie) Interviews with JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg.
March 7, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of media reactions to the second theatrical trailer.
March 5, 2009 ScifiWire Interview with Chris Pine.
Feb 28, 2009 TrekMovie Wondercon Report.
Feb 26, 2009 ScifiNow (via TrekMovie) Interview with movie costume designer.
Feb 25, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of Korean press screenings.
Feb 21, 2009 MTV (via TrekMovie) Behind the Scenes featurette.
Feb 19, 2009 Hollywood Reporter Article about the movie.
Feb 18, 2009 ScifiNow (via TrekMovie) "Obviously you have to be very true to spirit of what Star Trek is and you cannot violate canon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some of that as well." - Alex Kurtzman
Feb 12, 2009 IGN Interview with actress playing an alien cadet in the movie.
Feb 12, 2009 TrekMovie Confirms Dean Alan Foster as writer of the movie novelization.
Feb 9, 2009 Eonline Confirms Greg Grunberg appears in the movie.
Feb 7, 2009 BlackVoices "I’m the Commander of the Star Fleet. I run the school. I’m a pretty big guy, literally, and in the film." - Tyler Perry
Feb 5, 2009 Star Trek Magazine (via TrekMovie) "The Star Trek script is written to play to the strengths of an actor who has those qualities, and Chris Pine is that guy. He’s a wonderful actor and a great guy to boot. That’s one of the things that’s really going to help move it into people’s consciousness in a way that they can really embrace it." - Bruce Greenwood
Feb 4, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of media analyses of Superbowl trailer.
Feb 2, 2009 TrekMovie Summary of media analyses of Superbowl trailer.
Jan 30, 2009 LA Times This is the second part of interview that began below.
Jan 29, 2009 LA Times 'The key is to appreciate that there are purists and fans of "Star Trek" who are going to be very vocal if they see things that aren’t what what they want. But I can’t make this movie for readers of Nacelles Monthly who are only concerned with what the ship’s engines look like. They’re going to find something they hate no matter what I do." - JJ Abrams
Jan 26, 2009 Esurance (via TrekMovie) Coverage of launch of cross-promotion with Esurance. Includes behind the scenes video.
Jan 16, 2009 MSNBC (via TrekMovie) Video interview with Robert Orci and JJ Abrams.
 Jan 15, 2009 MTV (via TrekMovie) Video interview with Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine.
Jan 14, 2009 ScifiWire "They’re big ships, so I’d say that there is a little bit of that, but there’s a little bit more flash and fun and action than you’ve seen before. There are some pretty spectacular visual effects. ILM outdid themselves. It’s amazing." - JJ Abrams
Jan 14, 2009 ScifiWire "It’s safe to say that that has not been totally thrown away, but imagine super-advanced submarines. It still maintains some of the maritime origin battle-wise, either a sub battle or ship to ship, cannon to cannon, Master and Commander battle. Just, I think, on a different pace." - Robert Orci
Jan 13, 2009 First Showing "The idea of doing a new crew had already become an old idea and the new idea really was going back to the original crew." - Robert Orci
Jan 13, 2009 EOnline "There may be some bare midriffs, but you know it's been a long time since the bikini was invented, so I don't think we're going to ruffle any feathers." - Chris Pine
Jan 12, 2009 TrekMovie Video Interviews from 2009 Golden Globes.
Jan 12, 2009 AP "For Kirk and Spock, it’s charting their lives to a small extent from boyhood and their first encounter, which is a bit contentious, to kind of the beginning of the relationship we all know…They are at odds at first." - Chris Pine
Jan 8, 2009 TrekMovie Interview with Barney Burman.
Jan 8, 2009 Star Trek Magazine (via TrekMovie) "I saw Zachary Quinto [who plays younger Spock] do things with the character that had never occurred to me, which I found quite delicious. I think he really has found a way to expand the character while at the same time, if you can understand what I’m trying to say, being true to the character." - Leonard Nimoy
Jan 2, 2009 Wall Street Journal "I’m not well-versed in the Trek canon, but we’re venturing into territory that’s only been covered in these paperback novels they sell. It’s definitely not going to please everyone. There’s a scene where my character is in a bar and he’s definitely inebriated and under the influence of his own arrogance. It’s him becoming the Kirk everyone knows." - Chris Pine
Dec 22, 2008 Facebook (via TrekMovie) "We’re just making final tweaks to the movie — we should be totally locked next week. Then we’re going to flash-freeze it so it’s totally fresh for you in May. I can’t wait for you to see the movie. The cast is awesome. The action and effects pushed the stunt team and ILM beyond their limits. I’m so grateful to this cast and crew — and to all of you for your interest and patience." - JJ Abrams
Dec 17, 2008 TrekMovie Video interview with Zachary Quinto, JJ Abrams, and Zoe Saldana.
Dec 15, 2008 MTV.com "You make a movie, and I think you always find yourself losing things here and there, embellishing things. It's sort of par for the course. They'll probably end up as deleted scenes on the DVD." - JJ Abrams
Dec 12, 2008 TrekMovie Announcing Star Trek XI on IMAX.
Dec 11, 2008 TrekMovie "It is the reason why some things are different, but not everything is different. Not everything is inconsistent with what might have actually happened, in canon. Some of the things that seem that they are totally different, I will argue, once the film comes out, fall well within what could have been the non-time travel version of this move." - Robert Orci
Dec 10, 2008 Variety Announcing Majel Barrett Roddenberry to play computer voice in the movie.
Dec 10, 2008 CBR Interview with writers about the prequel comic book series.
Dec 9, 2008 TrekMovie "The humor in it is trying to be character-specific. We are not trying to do what we accused of doing on Transformers, by some of the hardcore fans. And the humor does not go to those places. I think the humor is much more based on who the characters are." - Robert Orci
Dec 5, 2008 LATimes "We’re trying to do something in the middle, something that holds on to everything that makes ‘Star Trek’ what it is but also take it into a new place. One thing about the original show was its inherent optimism, and we very much wanted that in this movie. This is a future you would want to live in. And we hope it’s a future people want to watch." - Robert Orci
Dec 4, 2008 TrekWeb "About two months ago my wife,Susan, and I saw a near finished version of the new Star Trek movie. Some special effects and new score were not yet in place. Susan can be a very honest and tough critic. When it was clear that the story was wrapping up she turned to me and whispered, " I don't want this movie to end !!" There are some directors who can manage a grand scale and some who can deliver great personal character elements. Not many can do both. JJ Abrams is one of the few. He has given us a wonderful film." - Leonard Nimoy
Dec 1, 2008 3News Video interview with Karl Urban.
Nov 30, 2008 Sky Movies (via TrekMovie) Video interview with JJ Abrams.
Nov 24, 2008 TrekMovie Promotional image for Star Trek XI comic series.
Nov 21, 2008 THR "It's insane. We have a life-size Enterprise, but I'm not allowed to talk about it." - JJ Abrams
Nov 21, 2008 FemaleFirst "I wanted to begin the trailer in a way that was earthbound and fun, relatable and real, and not necessarily Star Trek at all. Just something that was curious." - JJ Abrams
Nov 20, 2008 EOnline "It's trying to be sexed up for a new generation that really isn't used to seeing Star Trek" - Chris Pine
Nov 20, 2008 TrekMovie TrekMovie's thoughts on LA press screenings.
Nov 19, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of Star Trek XI toys.
Nov 19, 2008 TrekMovie JJ Abrams comments on Star Trek XI Trailer.
Nov 18, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of New York press screenings.
Nov 15, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of Paris and Rome press screenings.
Nov 14, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of Spanish press screenings.
Nov 14, 2008 ScifiWire Video interview with Chris Pine.
Nov 14, 2008 Empire "There was a big Klingon subplot in this and we actually ended up having to pull it out because it confused the story in a way that I thought was very cool but unnecessary. So we have these beautiful designs that we’re going to have to wait and do elsewhere I guess." - JJ Abrams
Nov 12, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of screenings for German press.
Nov 12, 2008 TrekMovie "I raided ILM reference photos like a madman. We were deferential to “inviolates” of Star Trek design vocabulary. Additionally, the profile here isn’t 100% representative, because, as you’ve noticed, the Bussards are dimmed. The true profile of the nacelles may or may not be revealed here, and that’s all I’ll say." - Ryan Church
Nov 12, 2008 TrekMovie James Cawley talks about the movie.
Nov 11, 2008 MySpace "I saw four scenes from Star Trek this morning!! I’m finding it really hard to be articulate here because my head is still spinning. J.J. presented the scenes to a four hundred strong audience of distribution folk and online press. A bundle of pride and excitement, he gave spirited introductions to each clip with his usual combination of nervous energy and sharp wit." - Simon Pegg
Nov 11, 2008 EW "If you're going to do Star Trek, there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?" - JJ Abrams
Nov 11, 2008 TrekMovie Summary of screenings for UK press.
Nov 3, 2008 STL Today "When people are paying $150 million to make a movie and your track record is films that are way smaller by comparison, I felt a need to step it up. I wanted to make sure I did my job and did my part and did it as best I could because a lot was on the line." - Chris Pine
Oct 31, 2008 TrekMovie Burger King confirms cross promotion with Star Trek movie.
Oct 30, 2008 Empire (via TrekMovie) "At a certain point, Star Trek became something totally different, with just the Star Trek name slapped on it. I do appreciate some of the series that came after the original, especially The Next Generation, but The Original Series is to me what Star Trek was all about" - JJ Abrams
Oct 29, 2008 Star Trek Magazine (via TrekMovie) "Kirk’ interesting because he is the Everyman presented with an unbelievably epic, daunting task, an opportunity, a challenge, and he has a very difficult choice to make. It just happens it’s one of the big ones, like "try to save Planet Earth" kind of thing." - Chris Pine
Oct 28, 2008 Empire "or me, the costumes were a microcosm of the entire project, which was how to take something that's kind of silly and make it feel real. But how do you make legitimate those near-primary colour costumes? How do you make legitimate the pointy ears and the bowl haircut? It's ridiculous and as potentially cliched as it gets. How do you watch Galaxy Quest and then go make a Star Trek movie?" - JJ Abrams
Oct 27, 2008 Collider Video interview with Chris Pine.
Oc 24, 2008 Variety "All I was doing was heaping upon myself an incredible amount of responsibility, weighing myself down with ‘You must remember to act this way’ and such…That’s when I was really able to let go and accept the parameters that J.J. set forth in the beginning, which was to bring what was special and unique about us to the roles." - Chris Pine
Oct 21, 2008 ScifiWire "So this one I enjoyed probably the most since I've enjoyed, like, Wrath of Khan." - Kevin Smith
Oct 23, 2008 UGO "I think, I don’t know, but it felt to me on set, particularly with the vibe that JJ creates on set, that it’s going to come off really well. I mean Chris is fantastic, Zack [Quinto] is really, really good. I think they made really wise choices in the cast. And JJ, of course, is force of nature." - Bruce Greenwood