Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to put that Trekkie shirt back in your closet just yet! The Star Trek franchise, in partnership with philanthropic organization Omaze, announced this morning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for die-hard Star Trek fans. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign features a selection of goodies that you can buy in order to enter for the chance to win a walk-on roll in the new film Star Trek Beyond. In case you’ve literally been living under a rock on Pluto, that means (if you win) you’ll get to hang out on set with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, and Idris Elba (what a way to confirm his role, by the way).
Photo Credit: Omaze
Donating as little as $10 will enter you into the race, but the more you give, the more chances you get. For instance, $10 enters your name into the proverbial hat 100 times, but giving $100,000 will get you in there 1,000,000 times. Pretty simple. The higher the donation, the cooler the incentives too. Personally, we’re eying the autographed concept art from the film ($2,500), the exclusive piece of memorabilia from the set ($15,000), and a pre-screening of the movie with a buddy in your own hometown ($50,000). For that donation of $100,000 we mentioned, you’ll get a replica model of Captain Kirk’s chair.
Photo Credit: Justin Lin
The big grand prize for one lucky winner (plus a guest) will not only be a walk-on role in the movie, it also includes a tour of the closed Enterprise set and a hang-out session with the cast before you’re ushered into hair and makeup. Obviously, airfare to Vancouver and accommodations at a four-star hotel are included.
Don’t wait until the last minute to join in on the fun though, because six extra lucky winners will be selected totally at random throughout the campaign. Selected once a week, the six fans will form the Star Trek: To Boldly Go crew and will also win a visit to the closed set and get to meet the cast.
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures
If you need more information, check out the above video and let the awesome cast tell you themselves—that dance party at the end better be part of the Enterprise tour.
Ending September 1, the campaign funds will be split equally between eight of the cast’s personally-chosen global causes, plus a ninth (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) nominated by Susan Nimoy in honor of the great Leonard Nimoy. Check out the site to find out what other organizations were selected.