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Fans of Star Trek in Texas got an unexpected treat on Monday when they became the first to see the much-anticipated new film. Instead of a premiere on Tuesday in Australia, Trekkers attending a event in Austin Texas, organised by Ain't It Cool News, were the first to see J.J. Abrams reboot of the franchise. Star Trek …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    oh boy!

    48 hours or less the movie is on tpb!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Live long and Milk it..

    Reminds me of the old joke, Star Trek, it's continuing mission, to circle around our television screens until everyone is heartily sick of it.

    AC, being flamed by a geek who is wearing cheap klingon prosthetics is not on my list of things to do today, I'd die of laughter and I have other stuff I need to do first..

    Paris, she's been around, and around, are you heartily sick of her yet?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Trekkies and Trekkers

    I read the headline and was all set to criticize The Register for using the word "Trekkies" but then I read the article (what, me? actually *read* articles?) and saw that the article redeemed itself in the 2nd paragraph with the word "Trekkers" - the Reg must be trying to cover all bases. Shucks, guess I'll have to look for something else to lambast then ;)

  4. Anonymous Coward

    That's just great..

    .. now I've gotta spend the month with my fingers in my ears humming loudly and staying off the internet to avoid all the spoilers that are no doubt out there.

  5. Edward Miles


    You missed the best quote of the event!


    That's how good it is apparently!

  6. Lol Whibley


    where's the Cam? obviously not as populare as Wolverine..

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    Preaching to the choir?

    A very smart move by the studio. Make them think they're 'lucky' to see the whole film as a 'surprise' before the rest of the world and they'll be eating out of your hands. Positve reviews all round.

  8. Stu

    Yeah I'm sure if ...

    ... Nimoy and film crew turned up at our local Showcase Cinema and told the local crowd they'd get a surprise screening they'd all be syked up enough to love it by default, and give it great reviews at the end. Lets face it, its a well engineered publicity stunt.

    Now lets see how well it does in the 'real' world with no celebrity appearances shall we?


    I personally have high hopes for the film, but am having a spot of bother 'believing' the new Kirk and Spock actors. The Shat brought his own distinctive character to Kirk, I don't believe the same character can be brought out of this new guy whatever his name is. We'll...see...shall we?

  9. Anonymous Coward

    Rollicking yarn

    "set against the backdrop of time-travel and a battle against the Romulans"

    Time travel?? Glad to see they're continuing the tradition of implausible plot lines for the movies, and a long history (pun intended) of James T. arsing about in the past!

    Hope it's as fun as some of the better movies... :-D

  10. George

    This actually looks watchable.

    Whether I would like to actually go to the cinema and be seen to be going to watch is something else.

    DVD for me I think.

  11. Greg

    Pity the storyline is horseshit

    It's supposed to be an "in the beginning" thing, but the beginnings of the Enterprise have already been explored, and this seems to contradict them in every way.

    And don't get me started on the Enterprise series... NX-1701 my arse.

  12. Ross Fleming

    New trailer??

    Get off. It's the second trailer that was released donkey's ago with a small clip of Nimoy living long and prospering bolted on to the end. No doubt doing a slingshot round the Sun to appear in the film.

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  14. Anonymous Coward
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    Prime Directive of movie making?

    Let the sleeping dead lie. If you're not going to come up with something totally new, just stay home. The whole premise is "To boldly go where no one has gone before" Not "To painfully rehash already covered ground because we can't think of anything better"

  15. iamapizza
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    It's not a treat

    It's not a treat, you dimwit, it was a torture session. And those weren't Trekkies/Trekkers. The real ones would have hated it with every ounce of their souls.

  16. Bod

    Re: Preaching to the choir?

    Exactly. Plus I'm sure all the fans who were remotely interested in watching the film are those who have decided they'll like it anyway. And anyway they are likely kids under 25 who are less familiar with the old shows and movies, actually liked 'Enterprise'(!), and more likely to accept this continuity abomination 90210 teen movie, and are wowed by fantastic effects that gloss over the fact it's pissed all over established history.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    @Stu - Hattie Jacques as well?

    "they'd all be syked up enough "

    Cool, I've never heard of a combined Star Trek and Eric Sykes convention before but it might just work.

  18. Yorkshirepudding
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    as previously mentioned ill have to sit with my fingers in my ears too. either way cant wait for it to come out despite the cries of enough all ready

  19. Matt

    i'm waiting

    for the Spock to remove Kirks brain, trying to 'learn' how to pull green alien birds.

  20. Anonymous Coward


    I AM a trekkie and already I hate the film with every ounce of my soul.


  21. Another Anonymous Coward

    Continuity on this one is a kicker...

    .. Time travel reset thingy means that, the events of every single other star trek show and movie never actually happened.

    All those many years of memorizing your star trek fact files binders have gone to waste.

  22. Anonymous Coward

    Brilliant. Cancel the premiere tickets then. :(

    Great, so the cinema that was supposed to be launching the premiere, and their customers, the people who bought tickets thinking they'd be the first... have been stooged. Bet that premiere place will be having words with the distributor.

    Really not an auspicious start to a launch, by lying to their outlets and fan base.

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