Star Trek Into Darkenss is a hotly anticipated sequel. So much so, many fans went and spent the extra cash on IMAX tickets for The Hobbit just to catch the nine minute Trek preview that preceded it. Paramount and IMAX Entertainment, not wanting to pass up any good opportunity to capitalize on a Trekker’s urge to splurge, is now offering the chance to see Star Trek Into Darkness two days early in IMAX 3D.
The wide release date is May 17th, but you and your friends could see it Wednesday, May 15th at 8pm in IMAX 3D if there’s a participating theatre nearby. Tickets can be purchased through the new Star Trek Into Darkness app, available in the App Store and Google Play. Or you could visit any movie show time site, just make sure to search for “Star Trek Into Darkness Fan Sneaks” to find a screening near you.
Is your burning need to see the newest Star Trek movie so powerful you’ll try and catch it early? Is IMAX 3D even the format you want to catch it in? Into Darkness is said to feature about 30 minutes of footage filmed with the extremely high-resolution IMAX camera, but when I searched for screenings near me tickets were $15.50. Is it worth it?
Through the storm of “OMG! J.J. ABRAMS IS DIRECTING STAR WARS!!” comes this quick feature reminding you J.J. still has Star Trek Into Darkness before he even lifts a finger in that galaxy far, far away. With interviews from Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and a smidgen – maybe – of new footage, this featurette explores the monumental scale of Into Darkness. Something they mention the IMAX 3D will greatly benefit.
Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Alice Eve, and Bruce Greenwood, and opens May 17th in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
The official word is out that the Star Trek sequel, J. J. Abrams‘ baby, will be hitting IMAX theaters in full 3D glory when its released on May 17, 2013! I’m sure many nerds will be pleased by this because … well, because. Hit the jump for the full press release! But before we get to that, there’s another little bit of Star Trek news to share with y’all. Turns out that in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan Noonien Singh actually had a child. Yep. And there’s visual proof! From Badass Digest:
Khan originally had a child. In the movie the child first appears as Terrell and Chekov come upon the Botany Bay; Chekov sees the kid through a window briefly, and then the child scurries away. It’s a moment of added tension as the two examine the wreckage of the ancient ship. The baby doesn’t show up again until the very end, and his return comes at a very sobering time. As the USS Reliant is in ruins, as Khan is all but defeated, he activates the Genesis Device, which still sits on the transporter pad. Attracted by the bright lights, the baby crawls towards the device… which then detonates, turning the Mutari Nebula into the Genesis Planet and killing everybody.
It’s definitely an interesting plot point. Would you guys have wanted this to stay in the final cut of the story, or do you think this choice worked out for the better?