A few days ago the folks at Paramount Pictures announced that the premiere for J.J. Abrams‘ highly anticipated Star Trek film will take place at the world famous Sidney Opera House on April 7th, kicking off a world tour that includes Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and Britain. And as my good friend Pete at Slashfilm points out in an epic rant about film criticism, this means that we will begin seeing reviews online more than a month in advance of the film. And while we will be covering the buzz as it builds, it is also important that we take a step back and recognize that for Star Trek fans, the party is just beginning. It has been almost 7 years since the last Trek film, Nemesis, was beaten at the box office in its opening weekend by Maid in Manhattan. And with this CGI-infused, hipster version of the film, Paramount and J.J. Abrams are looking to recapture a little bit of Trek‘s namesake and at the very least, make an assload of money.
So to get an early start on the fun, the folks behind the flick began the tour this week in Los Angeles with a special celebration at LAX. The party included some booze, some Trek posters and as you might expect, hot green women serving up the fun. Check out some of these fine ladies in the images below and head over to Cobra Snake to see the entire gallery from the event. Now if only we could convince Paramount to hook us up with some of these green gals, we’d be in geek heaven.
Star Trek hits theaters on May 8, 2009.