Since the first Star Trek reboot movie Paramount Pictures has presented fans with some attractive individual character posters. In 2008 hundreds of fans waited at the Paramount booth at San Diego Comic-Con to land a set of four featuring Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura. The marketing team followed up with two sets of character posters for the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, including action shots for each of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, and newcomers Khan and Carol Marcus.
The character posters are back again. In this 50th year of Star Trek, Paramount has issued a new set of movie posters for display at movie theaters and other public display areas for the 13th film in the franchise, Star Trek Beyond, this time featuring Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, and new featured aliens Sofia Boutella’s Jaylah and Idris Elba’s Krall. This is in addition to a teaser poster, a Star Trek: The Motion Picture-inspired poster that appears to be the official standard release poster, and an international release poster reminiscent of one of the posters for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Note that the Sulu and Uhura posters have a pretty glaring error. Can you spot them? Will it have an impact on their collectability and future value?
These are pretty sharp and definitely the style we’d expect as giveaways at Comic-Con. The world premiere will be at Comic-Con this year, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Embarcadero Marina Park, shown in IMAX. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform the score and the cast will make an appearance. Follow the San Diego Comic-Con website for details and a chance to get tickets.
Wouldn’t it be great to have seen a set of these from the original crew in the first seven Star Trek films? We’re thinking some artists should try their hands at creating character posters for the earlier films.
This moving version is great, too. Check out all the posters above, then get ready for the U.S. opening of the film next month, July 22, 2016.