Star Trek Into Darkness Review

At Sight you can check out my brief Star Trek sequel review.

Read it here.

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The Lone, Fast Iron Trek

Yay! The Superbowl was today, and not that I care much for such sporting events, but I do care for the multi-million dollar ads. Some of us at work watched the game live, but seeing it was broadcast on Australian TV, we didn’t get all the cool ads that the Americans did. Thankfully, the internet has solved our impatience with the three best movie trailers that screened today. Unfortunately, there’s no Man of Steel trailer though.

Feast your eyes on July’s The Lone Ranger (yes, Johnny Depp is Tonto), a wonderfully cheeky and action-packed Iron Man 3 look, and the next film in the faster and furious Fast and Furious franchise. Finally, the shortest but best looking trailer goes to Star Trek: Into Darkness which also opens in May.

 

 

Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer

And, here it is, after the poster debut a few days ago. The only dialogue is spoken by the mysterious bad guy played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who we see in a dark Starfleet uniform. He’s obviously been to Earth before, and is now returning for that great motivator – vengeance.

And here’s a longer (by 10 seconds) Japanese version that shows a few different shots from the US version above, including the hands of Spock and perhaps Kirk, looking much like the moment they shared when the Vulcan died in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. Hmmmm.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

This is the first official bit of marketing for next year’s Star Trek sequel to the 2009 re-imagining. I hope the official title is Star Trek: Into Darkness though, rather than Star Trek Into Darkness, as that just sounds rather odd.

It’s a cool poster though, as it focuses on the still unknown bad guy, as played by TV’s Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch, rather than the heroic Enterprise crew. The familiar symbol as seen in debris is also reminiscent of the recent Dark Knight trilogy posters.

The first teaser for the film is also set to go online sometime this week.

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Extra Sequential Podcast #84-Strange Team-Ups

57 mins.  Strange x-overs you never knew existed! Unusual team-ups you tried to forget! Dodgy pronunciations of ‘moustache’ and ‘oeuvre.’ This one has it all, including a detour involving celebrity cameos and Jeff Goldblum movies.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

R.E.B.E.L.S Vol. 1: The Coming of Starro. Vril Dox is one manipulative, green skinned leader.

Killeroo: Gangwar. A cool Aussie comic starring a tough roo/human hybrid.

David Mack’s Kabuki: Metamorphosis. Read it slowly to get the full effect.

Justice: League: Doom. A fitting, action packed tribute to the late, great writer Dwayne McDuffie.

10: 35 NEWS

Teenage Mutant (or Alien?) Ninja Turtles!

Mark Waid’s new digital comic

15: 37 THEME – STRANGE TEAM-UPS

Lobo/ The Mask. Highly detailed scenes of ultra violence and lovely insanity.

Tarzan vs Predator: At Earth’s Core.

Muggsy Bogues vs Mothra. Um, I mean Charles Barkley vs Godzilla.

Superman/ Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle.

Superman meets He-Man in Eternia, and Sgt. Rock in WWII.

Spawn #10 featuring Dave Sim’s Cerebus. Also, a meta-comic.

Batman vs Predator III: Blood Ties. Featuring two Seinfeld easter eggs, and Mr. Freeze denying children ice-cream.

Upcoming team-ups such as Star Trek: TNG/ Dr Who from IDW, and team-ups that didn’t happen such as Cerebus and X-Men, a resurrected Princess Di in X-Statix, and Dr Who and Sherlock.

As an added bonus, here’s an excellent fan-made Prognosis: Negative film trailer.

Walter Koenig At Bluewater

Joining Star Trek veteran William Shatner as a comic creator at Bluewater is Walter Koenig. Lowdown below.

BLUEWATER SIGNS CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH STAR TREK, B5 VET WALTER KOENIG

Known to Star Trek fans everywhere as Ensign Pavel Chekov, Walter Koenig has chosen his next frontier to be captured in the pages of a comic book.

The noted actor, writer and director recently completed a deal with independent comic publisher Bluewater Productions to pen a new, limited mini-series as well as redistribute an earlier comic book project into a graphic novel.

“I’m very pleased to be on board with Bluewater. I anticipate an exciting professional relationship and the opportunity to tell stories with style and artistry,” Koenig said.

According to Koenig, the mini-series will present a fresh perspective on a post-apocalyptic world in which vampires are the dominant species. Cover by GMB Chomichuk and interiors by Nathan Ooten.

“It’s quite epic,” Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Publisher said. “Fans of the genre might think they have seen this premise before, but Koenig’s vision for this is unique, creative and impactful. I am very excited to be a part of this project.”

In addition to the four-issue release, tentatively scheduled to debut next spring, Bluewater will be repackaging Koenig’s first foray into comics; a three-issue series called Raver. The comic books, originally published in the early 1990’s at Malibu Comics, should hit comic book stores and online outlets in 2011 with new material. A new cover was done by Gregg Paulsen.

Raver follows the trials of a reality-bending hero whose psychotic episodes create a nightmare world with real villains and victims. And Norman Walters (Raver) moves from one twisted reality to the next trying to return to his original safe and stable existence.

Koenig’s entertainment career has spanned more than five decades. Gaining fame as the aforementioned Chekov in the original Star Trek series, Koenig has appeared in more than 100 roles in television and movies including the recurring villain Alfred Bester on sci-fi favorite Babylon 5. He is also a respected screenwriter and stage director.

Star Trek vs Monty Python

Original Star Trek TV series footage combined with a classic Python song. The result: most amusing.

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