Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Night of the Living Trekkies: Book Trailer

I want to read this.

And if it were actually a movie, I would watch it even though I don't like horror movies.

Journey to the Final Frontier of Sci-Fi Zombie Horror!

Jim Pike was the world's biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?

I'm not a huge Star Trek fan. Ok, ok, I can honestly say that I've probably seen ever episode of TNG and most of DSN, so maybe I am a little bit. But I've never really gotten involved in Trekkie culture or have bought anything related to it (though I've been tempted before). This may be the breaker for me even though this book isn't officially sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the owners of the Star Trek® brand, which is just fine with me. (Maybe this means there's hope for my SW geek girl novel!)

I can't seem to find any information on who's idea it was to make the trailer, but I think it was an awesome way to promote the book. It was surprisingly well done and totally did what it set out to do, garner interest. I think my personal favorite part was the end with the red shirt. Oh, those poor bastards...

What do you think? Would you read this? Drop me a line and tell me why or why not

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