Big surprise for Star Trek fans

April 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Star Trek fans in Austin, Texas were treated to a surprise sneak peek of J.J. ABRAMS’ sci-fi summer blockbuster on Monday night (06Apr09) when the film was switched with a screening of 1982 sequel THE WRATH OF KHAN.

The Alomo Draft house was jam packed by fans to view the Star Trek classic and were left stunned when they realized they were actually watching the first public screening of Star Trek, which doesn’t open in cinemas until 8 May (09).

According to, Trek veteran Leonard Nimoy and producer Damon Lindelhof came up with the idea of the Wrath of Khan hoax in a bid to created Internet interest in the upcoming blockbuster.

Austin-based Harry Knowles, who runs movie spoiler website, reports the screening concluded with a standing ovation that lasted five minutes.

He writes, “After the film, the audience was a collective smile, some crying they were so happy.”
- Sampurn Media

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