03 May, 2013

Unexpected Packages And Star Trek Into Darkness

So . . . this is a bit random, but I received a surprise in the mail and thought I'd share it with you guys, because all the nerds I know are a.) online and b.) mostly bloggers.


This was on the top of the steps leading to the house when we got home yesterday. My mom's response was a quick "That's not ours" because no one had ordered anything, but when I checked the label it was addressed to me. And it was from Paramount.




It was kind of obvious what the package was based on the shape, but I still had no idea what it was from. I've been playing around with the Star Trek Into Darkness app (which is pretty cool, by the way, even if the software it uses has to be reinstalled every so often) but hadn't put my address into that.


Then I found this paper attached by rubber band to the roll--


--which is something I had signed up for way back when, a few weeks after it launched in December. Are You the 1701? was just a black screen with a sign up form at that point and I couldn't resist, it being about Star Trek and looking so mysterious.

The other side of the paper said this:


And the 3D trailer is here. But anyway, here's the best bit:




The detail is impressive. I love just looking at it and admiring it--the poster's quite big, around 2.5x4.5 feet. For now it's going to stay in its packaging since I don't know what to do with it exactly (all my wall space is taken except for right across from where I sleep, and I'm not sure I want to stare at it when I've got insomnia, lovely as it is) though I'm definitely keeping the poster. (Insert obligatory comment about selling it on eBay as an antique in the future.)

Anyone else looking forward to the movie?


-----The Golden Eagle

56 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Golden, that is really cool! You need to have it framed.

Rusty Webb said...

Awesome! It's probably myopathy anticipated movie this summer - Star Trek usually is though.

Rusty Webb said...

And I'll blame myopathy on auto correct.

L.G. Smith said...

Oh, that's so cool! I'm way jealous. Keep that thing in good shape. Might be a nice collector's item some day. :)

Robin said...

That rocks. No way would I sell it. I am with Alex. It needs a frame. That movie is on my Must-See List for the summer. I have told my mom that we are going. My dad was a HUGE Star Trek fan and even though he is gone, I know that he will be riding shotgun and watching over our shoulders. Yeah, I believe stuff like that....

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's awesome!!! Love the poster!!!
I would definitely not sell it, and framing sounds good, even an inexpensive frame would be great!

My hubs and I have seen all the Star Trek movies on opening night since we started dating (meaning the ones that have opened while we were dating, not that we were dating waaay back when the first ones came out), but we might not be able to with this one. Bummer. It's just a crazy weekend that weekend on the calendar.
Maybe we will find a way, or maybe we will wait until the next weekend.
Either way, the answer is yes, I'm looking forward to it!

Andrew Leon said...

Whatever you do, don't just pin it to your wall. If you do want to hang it, have it mounted and framed so that the actual poster is not damaged. I have one of the original double-sided Phantom Menace posters (the ones from the theater that were supposed to be sent back and destroyed (don't ask how I got it, I'd have to end you)) and it's still in its tube.

Brian said...

That is amazing! I honestly didn't know there was a new one coming out that's exciting!

Michelle Merrill said...

GAH!!!!! Lucky! I'm more than a little jealous right now. YES, we are looking forward to it. I think my hubby's counting the days :)

Donna Hosie said...

Sooooooo cool. I cannot wait to see this movie, especially for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Beth said...

That's awesome congrats!!!

Pat Hatt said...

That is awesome, great score and yeah the new movie will hopefully be good.

Christine Rains said...

That's so cool! Beautiful poster. I'm excited to see the film, but I'll have to wait until it comes onto DVD.

Donna K. Weaver said...

That's just freakin' awesome. I LOVE that Star Trek continues to be such an amazing franchise.

Jemi Fraser said...

So awesome!!!! I can't wait either!!! I love all things Star Trek and am already working on talking my hubby into going to the movie with me! :)

Jean said...

Of course we are looking forward to it! WE ALL ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! See you at midnight, opening day!You got something special there@!!!

jean!!!

Tammy Theriault said...

I didn't know about the movie but it looks pretty different in comparison of the others! Creative way to post this!!

mshatch said...

Hugely looking forward to the movie and omg, I am so jealous of that poster!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Awesome poster Golden Eagle. Alex is right it's a great surprise and you should frame it!

M Pax said...

I'm so jealous. What an awesome piece of mail to get. I'm really looking forward to this movie.

shelly said...

Yay for you!

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

I have much envy of you right now. I like that poster. I'd get it framed.

Carol Kilgore said...

Very cool! I saw the non-3D trailer. I'm so happy you won. It couldn't have gone to anyone better.

Connie Keller said...

Very cool poster!! Feeling jealous. :) I can't wait to see the movie.

Jai Joshi said...

Oh man, that's so cool! I've been waiting and waiting for this film, I can't believe it's almost here.

That poster is wicked! lucky lucky you!

Jeff Hargett said...

Super cool!

Adam said...

cool poster

Carol Riggs said...

Awesome!! Gotta see that movie. And what a COOL poster! Congrats. :) I used to watch the ORIGINAL Star Trek way back when (yeah, I'm old), and loved it. I really like the "prequel" type ones lately. YEAH!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

That's cool Golden. The poster is awesome.

DWei said...

I love getting mail like that. It's gotten to the point where if anything unexpected arrives in the mail, my parents assume it's for me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent! That's pretty cool. I am just a wee bit jealous!

Milo James Fowler said...

Holy frick-frackin' cow! That is AWESOME. Can't wait to see it this month.

Kalie McGuirl said...

Wow, that's so cool! Star Trek is pretty great.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Really, really looking forward to it. My daughter is having the same problem finding a spot on her wall for her latest Dr. Who poster. Something has to go.

....Petty Witter said...

What a wonderful surprise, definitely something I'd have framed.

Elliot Grace said...

...that is wicked cool, Eagle! Congrats!

Can't wait for that movie to come out ;)

El

Cindy Dwyer said...

How exciting for you to be one of the 1701!

Ava Quinn said...

That is so cooooolll!!

Yes, I'm really looking forward to the movie. I can't wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch in it with the rest of them. Such a great casting choice!

J. A. Bennett said...

That is so awesome! I'm totally envious!

Paul Tobin said...

I am well impressed with this. It's very cool. I agree with Alex- it would be a good idea to get it framed.

Crystal Collier said...

Woot! I totally want a mystery package of awesome to show up on my doorstep! I love the new Star Wars and can't wait for the next movie.

David P. King said...

That is a sweet package! And yes, I'm totally Into Darkness. :)

Jay Noel said...

You lucky duck!!!!

I'd for sure keep it under wraps, might be worth a ton of money someday. But then again, you need to display that big sucker!

Can't wait for it to come out.

Mark Noce said...

Frickin awesome! I'm so pumped to see this movie:)

Emily Rose said...

Aha that's awesome!

Samuel Bledsoe said...

So lucky. Congrats!

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: I'll have to look into getting a frame.

Rusty: Myopathy is an interesting auto correct. :P But anyway, I think you're right about it being highly anticipated.

L.G.: I don't think I'd sell it anyway, but I do want to keep it in good condition.

Robin: It's nice to have a connection to a loved one!

Tyrean: Hope you and your husband get to see the movie opening night. :)

Andrew: Definitely not going to use pins. Or tape. I always wondered why people would damage the surface of posters by using them.

Cool!

Brian: I'm really looking forward to it. :)

Michelle: LOL. I kind of am, too.

Donna: Tell me about it. I was so excited to hear he'd been cast as the antagonist.

Beth: Thank you!

Pat: It has a relatively high rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is usually a good sign . . .

Christine: I probably will, too. I'm not usually one to head out on opening night--or go to the movies at all, really.

Donna: It's impressive!

Jemi: I hope you can convince him. :)

Jean: LOL. I doubt I'll be there at midnight, but I hope you have an awesome time on opening day!

Tammy: Thank you!

Mshatch: Seems like everyone here is looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness!

Maurice: Thanks--and I am thinking about framing the poster.

Mary: Same here!

Shelly: Thank you. :)

Michael: Framing seems to be the primary advice. I think I might have to do some hunting to find one big enough, though.

Carol: Aw, thanks!

Connie: Me, neither.

Jai: Thank you!

I know. It seems like the release date was months ago just yesterday.

Jeff: Thanks!

Adam: :)

Carol: Thank you.

I watched the entire original series before seeing the recent movie--it was really cool to see the way they'd adapted it.

Rachna: Thanks. :)

DWei: I haven't gotten enough strange packages for my mom to assume that yet. :P

Diane: It was!

Charles: Thank you.

Milo: It should be good.

Kalie: I love Star Trek. :) (Obviously!)

Susan: LOL. A Dr. Who poster has to go somewhere!

Petty: I'll have to put it in a frame.

Elliot: Thanks!

Me, neither. May 17, come on!

Cindy: It's pretty cool. :)

Ava: Agreed. Benedict Cumberbatch does villains and characters with villainous streaks very well!

J. A.: Thanks.

Paul: I think I'll be following that advice.

Crystal: Star Wars or Star Trek? Both have J.J. Abrams as the director, at any rate. :P

David: LOL. Nice way of putting it.

Jay: That's the dilemma right there. I don't want to damage it, but I kind of want to have it out somewhere.

Mark: Me, too!

Emily: Thank you.

Samuel: Thanks! :)

C. Lee McKenzie said...

What an exciting bit of mail that is! Congratulations! Glad you're keeping it safe and perhaps framing it in the future.

Misha Gericke said...

Wow that's so cool!

I wouldn't know what to do with it either, but if you store it well, it should be worth a few bucks later. :-P

D.G. Hudson said...

As others have said, keep that poster in good shape, if you want to keep its value. We have a Stevie Ray Vaughn poster (4 ft by 5ft approx) Not as much for value as love of his music.

It had been framed and mounted on the wall. I talked the man into taking it down and selling it to me. We had it shipped to Vancouver and mounted on a backing rather than framing.

nutschell said...

OOoh! Way cool. That needs to be framed.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

The Golden Eagle said...

Lee: Thank you!

Misha: Probably. Though at this point, I doubt I'll be selling it. :P

D.G.: Very cool!

It's much more interesting when you have something for its personal rather than its monetary value.

Nutschell: I'll probably get it framed eventually. Maybe not immediately, though . . .

Medeia Sharif said...

What a cool surprise. I get things in the mail that I forgot I signed up or won.

The Golden Eagle said...

Medeia: It must be fun to find those in the mail. :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Sorry, I won't go near the remakes of the original Star Trek crew--even though I am not all that much of a fan of the original series. The movies may be great entertainment for those who are not familiar with the original character, however.