(FLASHBACK) : The 'Star Trek (2009)' 10th Anniversary in RedCarpetMonochrome

Back in 2009, Star Trek had been a silent franchise for many years, its last two Next-Gen movies highly unsatisfying and the TV Series Enterprise, while having a fantastic final season, had so few viewers by that stage that it was cancelled. Star Wars was still silent in hibernation, waiting for either a kindly mouse to wake it (or for a voracious rodent to feast upon it)…. and then, to skepticism, a reboot of Star Trek was released.

For better or worse, its success kind of changed a lot of things. Personally, I loved this film, but came to dislike what it became with its sequels, and what it meant for that franchise, and also that “other” one, still slumbering in its cave…

But for its 10th Anniversary, here’s a Redcarpetmonochrome journal - no comments, just photos. The World Premiere might have been in my hometown of Sydney, but the roadshow still came to London. Here’s how it went down:

Star Trek 2009 Premiere
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simon pegg
simon pegg
jj abrams
john cho
karl urban
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zachary quinto
john cho
zoe saldana
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chris pine
jj abrams
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zachary quinto
zachary quinto
jj abrams
eric bana
eric bana
eric bana
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zoe saldana
zoe saldana
karl urban
zachary quinto
jj abrams
chris pine
chris pine

So… that was that. The original journal is here, the sequel’s journal (Star Trek Into Darkness) is here, and the third and final film (Star Trek Beyond) is here. And now… I guess there’s still Star Trek Discovery, and that Picard series they’ve announced.

(FLASHBACK) : The 'Fast & Furious' 10th Anniversary RedCarpetMonochrome

Much as I did for “Watchmen (2009)” I felt that the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of “Fast & Furious” deserved a re-edit. Ten year old camera equipment and a lot less experience means I’m struck by a combination of (a) how close I came to taking okay photos, and (b) how much better I’d take those photos today, and (c) how glad I am that I took those photos when I did. Sadly, I never got another chance to photograph Paul Walker, as I wasn’t in the country for the premiere of the 5th Instalment, and I believe the 6th an 7th didn’t have premieres in London (and neither did the 8th, but I was in Berlin at the time).

Anyway, here’s how it looked like ten years ago, when I couldn’t even get onto the carpet:

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Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
Justin Lin
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Michelle Rodriguez
Paul Walker
Paul Walker
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Vin Diesel
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Jordana Brewster
Jordana Brewster
Jordana Brewster
Jordana Brewster
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Paul Walker

So… that was (at the time) that. From where I sit ten years later, I think the 5th one is still my favourite, I’m not sure about whether I have faith in the supposedly final 9th and 10th ones… but I can’t deny the fact that the Hobbes & Shaw spinoff could be kind of great.

Until….?