It has been a few months since the movie came out, but I wanted to share some photographs from my local screenings. Here’s a short peek at what it’s like to be part of a Star Trek group when a new movie opens.
My local Star Trek group, the USS Wernher von Braun, had tables at two different theaters on the Friday and Saturday of the opening weekend of Star Trek Into Darkness. Two members of my group went above and beyond your usual movie promotional table, and made hundreds of gift bags with a comic, action figure, or tribble in each. Our group helped out a little with stuffing and sewing the tribbles at a few get togethers, but truthfully, Michael and Joanna and their family made the gift bags almost entirely on their own.
|Tribbles in the making|
They gave the gift bags away for free to anyone attending the movie. But that’s not where the awesomeness ends. They also donated a ton of amazing Star Trek memorabilia for free drawings at every movie screening. And we are talking about some super cool items.
|Lovely TOS action figures|
The movie events were really fun. It was interesting, though, how many people couldn’t believe that we were giving away items for free. No fee to enter. No catch. Not even requiring that you sign up for an email list first.
It was fun to stand behind the table and have short, enthusiastic conversations about Star Trek with movie goers. I didn’t get to see the movie until Sunday of the opening weekend, but in the end, meeting so many old and new Trek fans was my favorite part of the movie experience.