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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...

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11:56PM on 04/08/2009
Glad to hear TREK kicked some ass. I'm not a Trekkie by any means but I dig Abrams and judging from the trailers this looks all around bad ass. And as far as Jersey goes, there's always AC or the Wildwood boardwalk. Other than that....eh... the whole state could sink into the Atlantic and no one would really care.
Glad to hear TREK kicked some ass. I'm not a Trekkie by any means but I dig Abrams and judging from the trailers this looks all around bad ass. And as far as Jersey goes, there's always AC or the Wildwood boardwalk. Other than that....eh... the whole state could sink into the Atlantic and no one would really care.
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5:20AM on 04/08/2009
A big F*ck Y*u! from Jersey. lmao And I don't mean that in a bad way lol Hey that's how we tawlk git ova it. Ya know what? I've met Kevin Smith and others at a netflix.com rolling roadshow screening of Clerks in Redbank... That was cool. The Wrestler's Randy "Ram" Robinson's character is from my hometown, where I live, Elizabeth... That was cool... it was more like FKIN AWESOME! They shot a few blocks away in walking distance. Running Scared took place in Jersey... The Sopranos filmed all the
A big F*ck Y*u! from Jersey. lmao And I don't mean that in a bad way lol Hey that's how we tawlk git ova it. Ya know what? I've met Kevin Smith and others at a netflix.com rolling roadshow screening of Clerks in Redbank... That was cool. The Wrestler's Randy "Ram" Robinson's character is from my hometown, where I live, Elizabeth... That was cool... it was more like FKIN AWESOME! They shot a few blocks away in walking distance. Running Scared took place in Jersey... The Sopranos filmed all the time in places I frequent. Need I mention like all of Kev's movies, Harold and Kumar, The Karate Kid was from Newark, Beerleague, THE TOXIC AVENGER! THE TAG LINE WAS "THE FIRST SUPERHERO FROM JERSEY"! lmao How hilarious is that?! I'd like to forget "Mall Cop" took place here but still what about the greats who had their humble beginnings here or how the top horror movie icons all have their starts here. Chucky's from Jersey, ironically so is Jason Vorhees and the fictional town of Haddonfield, IL is actually based on Haddonfield, NJ; hometown of screenwriter Debra Hill who co-wrote the original screenplay for Halloween with John Carpenter... PHEW... And you say nothin cool happens in Jersey.
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11:32PM on 04/07/2009

COOL STUFF DOES HAPPEN IN JERSEY.

uh, not really.
uh, not really.
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7:10PM on 04/07/2009

Cool stuff DOES happen in Jersey.

Abrams knows how to manipulate an audience.

And cool things do happen in New Jersey, Mike. You're just not finding the stuff to do. Or, you're just hoping it'll only happen to you.

You have to seek it out, it'll never come directly to you.

Check this out...

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Abrams knows how to manipulate an audience.

And cool things do happen in New Jersey, Mike. You're just not finding the stuff to do. Or, you're just hoping it'll only happen to you.

You have to seek it out, it'll never come directly to you.

Check this out...

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7:08PM on 04/07/2009

YES!

I'm glad to hear alot of people liked it. I'm psyched!
I'm glad to hear alot of people liked it. I'm psyched!
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6:57PM on 04/07/2009
Wow. JJ Abrams is apparently unstoppable. I cant wait!
Wow. JJ Abrams is apparently unstoppable. I cant wait!
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6:52PM on 04/07/2009
I must say that's a nice set up to show it AND it's good to hear big Trek fans like it.
I must say that's a nice set up to show it AND it's good to hear big Trek fans like it.
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6:23PM on 04/07/2009
I just want to know what the damn smoke monster is!
I just want to know what the damn smoke monster is!
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6:21PM on 04/07/2009

Yes

I knew it.... So pumped up for Trek now.
Good one there, Foghat :)
I knew it.... So pumped up for Trek now.
Good one there, Foghat :)
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5:16PM on 04/07/2009

I dont know anything about Trek

But I like how instead of making a straight up reboot, its "spiritually" a reboot but "technically" follows cannon. That way everyone's pleased!
But I like how instead of making a straight up reboot, its "spiritually" a reboot but "technically" follows cannon. That way everyone's pleased!
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3:31PM on 04/07/2009

; )=)

Ah I knew it!
Ah I knew it!
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3:01PM on 04/07/2009

LOL @ Foghat

Dude, I laughted my fuckin' ass off hahahaha

But yeah, this sounds like good news. Can't wait....
Dude, I laughted my fuckin' ass off hahahaha

But yeah, this sounds like good news. Can't wait....
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2:40PM on 04/07/2009
Ok, so then what in the hell is the smoke monster?
Ok, so then what in the hell is the smoke monster?
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2:34PM on 04/07/2009
Ok, so then what in the hell is the smoke monster?
Ok, so then what in the hell is the smoke monster?
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2:32PM on 04/07/2009
I just read that 95% of people who saw the advanced Trek screening loved it. That's very good odds of the movie being good, even if the theater was filled with Trek fans.
I just read that 95% of people who saw the advanced Trek screening loved it. That's very good odds of the movie being good, even if the theater was filled with Trek fans.
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1:33PM on 04/07/2009

ST the SHIZNIT!

What an awesome story. What a great promotion/marketing strategy for the film. JJ, you rock!
What an awesome story. What a great promotion/marketing strategy for the film. JJ, you rock!
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1:00PM on 04/07/2009

Holy shit!

They make it sound like the greatest thing EVER!

IM SO EXCITED! I'm a big fan of the series as a whole, I'm so glad this is happening!
They make it sound like the greatest thing EVER!

IM SO EXCITED! I'm a big fan of the series as a whole, I'm so glad this is happening!
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11:33AM on 04/07/2009
One of my most anticipated and I've never watched the show or seen one of the movies. It's all in the casting, J.J Abrams and now these literally "awesome" reviews. I'm more excited than before.
One of my most anticipated and I've never watched the show or seen one of the movies. It's all in the casting, J.J Abrams and now these literally "awesome" reviews. I'm more excited than before.
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10:09AM on 04/07/2009

Awesome !

All I can say is; Awesome!




All I can say is; Awesome!




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10:00AM on 04/07/2009

I KNew it!!!


THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BLOW EVERYONE AWAY!!! I CANNOT FREAKIN WAIT!!!

THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BLOW EVERYONE AWAY!!! I CANNOT FREAKIN WAIT!!!
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10:00AM on 04/07/2009

LOL

You, Mike, seem a bit jealous that Australia got the official world premiere of Star Trek. "swanky" "real TREK fans" ... And to add to your jealousy, it even opens in Australia a whole 24 hours before the U.S. That's a lifetime for "real TREK fans"
You, Mike, seem a bit jealous that Australia got the official world premiere of Star Trek. "swanky" "real TREK fans" ... And to add to your jealousy, it even opens in Australia a whole 24 hours before the U.S. That's a lifetime for "real TREK fans"
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9:39AM on 04/07/2009
I'll believe it when I see it ...
I'll believe it when I see it ...
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9:39AM on 04/07/2009

Fantastic!

Oh man, I'm so happy that every single person who saw the film loved it. I can't wait any longer. Hurry up May 8th!
Oh man, I'm so happy that every single person who saw the film loved it. I can't wait any longer. Hurry up May 8th!
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