Idris Elba shows evil breakdancing skills on the ‘Star Trek’ Enterprise bridge

14 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Idris Elba and the Cast of Star Trek Turn the Enterprise into a Dance Club for a Good Cause.

Elba and the returning core of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho announced a “unique philanthropic initiative” called Star Trek: To Boldly Go on Tuesday with a video and dance party.The cast of Star Trek Beyond, the third in the rebooted franchise, had an unusual first day back on the set recording a very special behind-the-scenes video.HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jul 14, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In an unprecedented event, the cast of the Star Trek film franchise has created a unique philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze.

Not to be outdone by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and their Force For Change charity work, that other beloved franchise, , has developed it’s own philanthropic endeavor in conjunction with the upcoming . And not only do you get to help out a ton of fantastic organizations doing good work, in addition to that warm and fuzzy feeling, you can win a walk on role in .

By allowing anyone to enter for just $10, we are seeing the power our community has in making an impact around the world.” Watch the video above, and check out Elba’s dance moves below. To further sell the idea, the cast put together a pretty endearing video in which they pal around and make it clear that hanging out with them for a day would be $10 well spent. But the greatest fun starts around the 1:44 mark in the video below, at which point Idris Elba shows up and throws down some absolutely awful breakdancing moves. The video, released today, kicked off production and features the cast inviting fans to make franchise history as the first fans to ever win a walk-on role in a Star Trek movie.

Hand picked by the actors, the nine charitable organizations that will benefit from these donations include Brave Beginnings, Camp Sunshine, Anton Yelchin, Direct Relief, Heaven Homes, KidsCan, Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Make-A-Wish, Time is Precious and St. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. And in memory of recently departed Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, his wife Susan has also selected a charity near and dear to the actor’s heart: St. Since it wouldn’t be Star Trek without a little humor, the crew ends the announcement by assembling on the bridge and boldly dancing where no crew has danced before. He likely means Idris Elba’s villain, but could include Sofia Boutella’s as yet unknown character, one of the other potential characters we’ve heard rumors about, like Bones’ ex-wife or a tough rival starship captain, or perhaps someone else entirely.

Abrams and “Star Wars: Force for Change” raised over $4 million for UNICEF; let’s see if this new philanthropic effort can boldly go where no campaign has gone before. While it’s not a surprise that Idris Elba is on set, we’ve known he’s going to be in the movie for some time, this is our first look at him in context, and it’s cool to see interacting with other cast members. Heaven Homes, an organization helping establish children’s homes and centers, while providing secure, safe and loving environments where children can be nurtured to realize their full potential. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that is leading the way in advancing cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom VIAB, -1.03% VIA, -1.30% a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.

Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand. Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

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