Trek 2 fans were so amped for tickets they crashed IMAX's website

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Apr 10, 2013

We already knew Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness baddie is a serious challenge, but he’s not even here yet and he’s already taken down a beloved Earth institution.

No, it’s not exactly Starfleet, but fans are so amped to see Kirk and company take on their latest threat that they actually crashed the IMAX website when tickets went on sale. Needless to say, that’s hardcore.

Buzz is through the roof for the sequel, and the trailers have fans amped to dig deeper into J.J. Abrams’ version of the Trek universe. It’s not surprising to hear there was a rush on tickets, but IMAX is still a bit of a niche (admittedly a really big one), and it just shows their insane fervor that Trek fans would actually crash the IMAX servers.

Check out some tweets tracking the outage below, as well as the official Paramount solution (order tickets by phone!):

Due to overwhelming demand for Star Trek @bfi IMAX online booking iscurrently down. We're doing all we can to rectify. Do bear with us.

— BFI (@BFI) April 9, 2013

We know you are really eager to book for #StarTrekIntoDarkness, we're currently experiencing some technical difficulties for BFI IMAX...

— ODEON (@ODEONCinemas) April 9, 2013

To book @bfi @imax tickets for #StarTrek #IntoDarkness call 0330 333 7878, while their online booking is down due to overwhelming demand.

— Paramount PicturesUK (@ParamountUK) April 9, 2013

Were you part of the rush? Did you manage to snag your tickets?

(Via Comic Book Movie)