Blinkbox has just made Star Trek Into Darkness available on its streaming service, and they’ve put the news out there in the best way possible. They hired illusionist Scott Penrose to fool a crowd into believing they were seeing functional Star Trek teleportation. Yep. Of course, these are also the folks who put a 40 foot dragon skull on the beach for Game of Thrones – they’ve obviously got a good group in their marketing department.
For this event, they use a transporter, costumed attendants, and an operator to trick the audience. Even when you know it’s not real, you can’t help but be impressed by the effect. It’s fun to watch the audience reactions and imagine yourself in their shoes.
Check out the video after the break.
(via The Awesomer)