Thanks to the wonderful Conan O’Brien, here’s a clip from Benedict Cumberbatch’s deleted shower scene from Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Laugh all you want, but Star Trek gets me excited! No I don’t know Klingon,and I don’t want to know Klingon! But I do know Chris Pine is one sexy son of a gun!
Men, let your ladies go see some Star Trek – you may get to “Go Where No Man Has Gone Before” Later.
Josh Horowitz’ “American Talk” interview series is comedic gold, and the latest installment – featuring Benedict Cumberbatch – is no exception. The British star gets a new “American” name, talks the benefits of the McRib, and more in this new video.
Chris Pine is just pretty to look at and well… sigh, when you can’t have him for your own, you might as well watch them on TV right?
Thanks to WatchPlayRead and some embarrassing efforts with MS Paint on my part (to prove my Trekkie-ness), I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday (and an autograph signing beforehand) as a VIP in Seattle. Here’s a little bit about my (awesome) experience and a spoiler-free review of the movie:
Before the screening, my friend Alli and I made our way to the Microsoft Store for a meet and greet with Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), and Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus). While they were a little late (we heard their flight was delayed), they were completely lovely once they arrived. We actually received pre-signed posters, as we were able to pose for a professional photo with the cast. They shook our hands, there were mutual introductions, and they then greeted us and said farewell by name. Basically, in case you guys were wondering, they were completely charming.
After running our posters out to the car, we walked over to the theater for the screening. Simon, John, and Alice came in to introduce the film, making the audience laugh and cheer. And then, of course, the movie!
The title is very apt: Into Darkness is much darker than the overall fun romp of the 2009 film. As we saw in the previews, the conflict with Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison stems from some acts of terrorism; not unlike Iron Man 3, this definitely sets a somber tone to begin with. The Cumber Collective will not be disappointed: Cumberbatch is intense, intimidating, and a complete badass. All our favorites from the last movie are back and better than ever. There are some hilarious Kirk/Spock tensions resulting from (what else?) logic, Scottish slang from Scotty, and plenty of other fun/touching/suspenseful/you name it moments that make this movie amazing. I will say that Chekov took more of a back seat than I would have liked and Alice Eve’s character was a bit less involved than I would have expected. However, this does give characters like Uhura and Scotty more of a chance to shine than in the 2009 film.
As much as I love the actors/acting in these films, the visual effects definitely deserve some fangirling on their own. From the inside of a volcano to underwater to the amazing outer space sequences we have come to know and love, J. J. Abrams and Co. have outdone themselves. We also get to see some new planets, near and far, that significantly play into the plot (hint, hint). The number one thing I have to say is SEE THIS MOVIE IN 3D. This is definitely one worth shelling out a few extra dollars for.
What else can I say? There are some major plot twists (let’s just say the internet called one and I called the other, but they were still suspenseful to watch play out on-screen); some hilarious nods to the original series that even I, a Trekkie pretty much only in reference to this rebooted series, could appreciate (red shirts, Tribbles, and more); and plenty of amazing effects. You will be laughing one minute and watching action scenes wide-eyed the next.
The bottom line? See Into Darkness as soon as you can, and see it in 3D. You will not be disappointed.