Thursday, July 21, 2016

Star Trek Beyond World Premiere at SDCC

Wednesday night the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond at the San Diego Comic-Con. Not entirely sure how it can be the world premiere considering premieres had already been held in multiple locations around the world but in any case it sounds like it was a grand event. The night started with some stand-up from Conan O'Brien before introducing the cast. A moment of silence for Anton Yelchin who died last month. Said Abrams, "As wonderful as this is to be here with all of you, and to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, there is something wrong tonight. There is something missing tonight, there is someone missing tonight. Anton Yelchin should be here. Anton's parents are here, Irina and Victor. We love their son and if I could ask everyone ot have a moment of silence for our dear friend, Anton."

After the silence the San Diego Symphony played a medley of Star Trek theme music as a light show and fireworks exploded over head. Later Zachary Quinto acknowledged the passing of Leonard Nimoy saying "I Just want to take a moment to honor him, to acknowledge him, to celebrate him and to love him. We all carry him with us in our heart, tonight." From there the crowd got to watch Star Trek Beyond on an outdoor IMAX screen (a first for a premiere) while a 90 piece orchastra performed the film score live (also a first).

More details and pictures from the premiere can be found here.

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