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Trek premieres!

04.07.2009

Last night while everyone in Sydney, Australia was getting ready for a swanky red carpet premiere of STAR TREK thinking they'd be the first in the world to see the film, JJ Abrams' crew was up to something sneaky. Halfway across the world in Austin, Texas there was a scheduled screening of THE WRATH OF KHAN. About five minutes into the movie the print starting skipping and eventually ran off screen. The crowd was booing and hissing and on stage popped producers Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. They offered to take some questions (Lindelof even offered to tell the crowd what the smoke monster was on "Lost") when a stranger in a trench coat and hat appeared on stage. It was Leonard Nimoy.

Under his arm he carried a film canister. In that canister was not a new copy of WRATH OF KHAN but instead a print of the new STAR TREK. The folks in Austin, real TREK fans who turned out to see the classic from the original franchise, would be the first in the world to see JJ Abrams new vision. Since I live in New Jersey and nothing cool ever happens in New Jersey, I wasn't there. But Twitter was abuzz last night with reactions to the film and I've compiled a few below:

empiremagazine: I've just seen Star Trek! Unfortunately I signed my life away in NDAs and can't talk about it, except to say... awesome! - James
Eric VespeColeAbaius: I'm the guy who's never seen an episode of ST and got to see Star Trek tonight. As a total ST Virgin, the movie is incredible
wipeout: Still glowing from the goodness of the new Star Trek film, I need a power nap.
Eric VespeEricVespe: Trek was awesome! We got it before the world premeire! Eat our dust Australia!
bobbadagirl: so I got a Twitter account to say: the Star Trek movie is completely, awesomely amazing. (I am set to stunned, and still khan't believe it.)
Massawyrm: Ho. Ly. SHIT. STAR TREK was fucking amazing.
rejects: Just got super secret clearance to tell you that yes, I saw JJ's Star Trek. And I was blown away. Full writeup coming soon.
rodneydp: Yeah, that Star Trek 2 screening turned out to be the premiere of JJ Abrams' Star Trek. Seriously, I cannot believe how good it was.
chinesedentist: says OMG I just got back from Star Trek and it was AMAZING. The best Star Trek movie ever. Yes, it even bests Wrath of Khan. Believe me.
headgeek666: holy fuck! the new Star Trek fucking rules the universe
poshdeluxe: ZOMG!! Just saw the new star trek movie and it MELTED MY PANTS!!!!!

And don't forget that you can always follow the official JoBlo.com Twitter page at twitter.com/joblocom. Check it out cause you never know if Paramount will bring a super early screening of TRANSFORMERS 2 to New York City...

Source: Twitter

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