Nerdy and in San Francisco, Rl337 and I had no choice but to attend WonderCon yesterday. (But Rosa Mimosa, you aren't nerdy! Thank you, thank you *air kisses* I love you all!) WonderCon is great if you love comics, movies, video games, costumes and spending money.
The new Star Trek trailer debuted yesterday. Director J.J. Abrams was the surprise guest on the panel, and he was a little ball of fired up energy, let me tell you. As not a Star Trek fan myself, the trailer actually looked pretty good. It'll make it's big debut this Friday before Watchmen, but in the meantime I can tell you there is a very cool shot of a planet imploding, and when Chris Pine as Kirk took the captain's chair everyone cheered.
Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura in the film, stated "I'm a believer now" when asked about the fandom, and then someone in the audience shouted "Love you Zoe!" to which she shrugged and giggled. It was awfully cute. Her hair was a bit of a mess though.
A fan from the audience asked J.J. Abrams about his writing process, ending with "Are there drugs involved?" J.J. answered "Really, that's a question?" to lots of laughter, then "The answer, yes! Some Ambien on the plane." Again, lots of laughter.
Next panel was for the film 9, starring wee little ragdolls voiced by Elijah Wood, John. C. Riley, Jennifer Connelly, Cripsin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer. Elijah and the animation director Joe Ksander made up the panel. One of the questions Elijah Wood got from the audience was if he was interested in directing rather than just acting, to which he answered "In a way I've been going to film school for 20 years. Yeah I'd love to direct eventually."
Before all this though, we sat in on the panel for Alien Trespass, which let me tell you, looks fucking hilarious. Eric McCormack, who you know from the television show Will & Grace, stars and was on the panel along with producer/director R.W. Goodwin. It's an alien movie set in the 50's, and with every clip they showed I could not stop laughing. Kevin Arnold's dad from The Wonder Years plays the town sheriff in this film, and it'll have a limited release on April 3, 2009.
I ain't going to WonderCon again today because it's raining out and I can't be bothered.
The Alien Trespass trailer is embedded after the jump, along with the trailer for 9.