Good morning, hello there, are you ready for your Star Trek update for the day? I know you barely have your slippers on, and you haven’t had your first cup of coffee or even gotten out of bed, and if I’m being honest me and Benedict Cumberbatch have been lying here watching you sleep for a couple hours, but I’m ready to chat now, so let’s chat. Sorry. I wake up social. ANYWAY. As of this moment, it’s exactly nine days until Star Trek Into Darkness is released in theaters, and exactly five days until I see it myself in a press screening with whichever of my friends flatters me the most in the days until then. And no, I’m not kidding; I actually do force my friends to vie for my affections. It’s one of the perks of getting free movies through your job.
So let’s catch up, shall we? All sorts of Star Trek elves have been working through the night to put lots of tasty treats up on the internet, like this inexplicable, almost eight-minute long collection of all the Star Trek B-roll footage. It’s fun and useful if you like to watch movie folk hanging out and laughing together in a casual and intimate way, but it’s not fun or useful AT ALL if you were assuming it was a blooper reel and you got super excited. Which happened to…my friend. Definitely not me.