Yes, yes, yes. I’m such a nerd. I just couldn’t resist when I heard about this.
The boys in the Paramount interactive department have followed up last month’s update to the official Star Trek movie site with a brand new Star Trek widget which you can add to your website, homepage or social networking site. The widget allows you to get the latest content from the movie and can be customized, see below for more.
And from TrekToday.com:
The widget contains downloads, trailers and other items of interest to fans. It’s like having a mini official site on your blog or other type of social network.
Fans can play the trailer, download wallpapers and see various photos, ranging from the USS Kelvin, to Nero the Romulan, to Enterprise crewmembers by “grabbing” the widget. One can select one of six different black and white skins for the widget. [...] Once a skin is selected, then a click of a button leads to the social network of one’s choice and the Widget can be added to that network.
The Widget will be updated with new features and more content as the Star Trek XI movie release approaches and by having the Widget on a blog or social network such as Facebook, Myspace or Friendster, it will be easy and convenient to remember to check in often for updates on the official site or to see if new features have been added.
Nice use of social media for promotion. So anyway, fangirl that I am, here it ’tis.
Addendum: So I’m excited about the new Star Trek movie but my husband has been, um, less than enthusiastic. When I showed this post to him he finally fessed up that every time he sees the trailer for the new movie, he thinks of this bit from the episode “200″ of Stargate SG1:
Too funny! I just about died laughing. I’d forgotten about this.
Yo, dawg! Like, live long and prosper beeotches.