‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ teaser unleashes destruction

Dec. 06, 2012 | 11:06 a.m.

The full trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” is still more than a week away, but the taste of destruction shown in the first look at the film released today is more than enough to get fans buzzing.

In the teaser, the film’s unnamed villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, utters threats such as “You think your world is safe? It is an illusion,” while destruction and mayhem hail down upon Earth. There are lots, and lots, of explosions.

It also appears that director J.J. Abrams is taking the U.S.S. Enterprise someplace it’s never been before: underwater. Whether that’s the destination intended by Kirk (Chris Pine) or whether the poor Enterprise is going to undergo more abuse remains to be seen.

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The teaser has been released simultaneously in multiple languages, but strangely, the Japanese version has a slightly different ending, with Cumberbatch asking, “Is there anything you wouldn’t do for your family?” The line is followed by a shot of what appears to be Kirk and Spock putting their hands up on opposite sides of a glass partition.

This would seem to be a deliberate callback to the climax of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” in which Spock exposed himself to a lethal dose of radiation in saving the ship and had to say goodbye to Kirk on the opposite side of a similar glass partition.

Will Spock face a similar fate in “Into Darkness?” No one will know for sure until the film opens May 17, 2013.

— Patrick Kevin Day


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11 Responses to ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ teaser unleashes destruction

  1. Renee says:

    MAY I can't wait !!!!!! More excited for this than I am for the Daytona 500………………………

  2. Mel says:

    Oh my, May can't get here fast enough!

  3. snakespeare says:

    Without the planet Vulcan, it is not real Star Trek. They killed Amanda and Sarek and every other person on Vulcan. It's not just one of many worlds (justified by the oft-ridiculed Hugh Everett III). It is a travesty.

    • just sayin says:

      get your facts straiht snakey. sarek wasn't killed and not every vulcan died either. p. s: i don't normal comment on this stuff, so you needn't reply. i'm just pointing out the facts.

  4. bane says:

    The little boy standing behind Uhura in the "shocked crowd" scene is Robin.

  5. Tasha says:

    I think it's Mitchell too. The blonde chick they showed looked like the woman who got the powers with Mitchell in that epiode

  6. Trekguy says:

    The villian is Garth of Izar

  7. John says:

    All the facts seem to support Garth of Izar.

  8. Assembled Avenger says:

    Notice the dark border of a destroyed building frames the light colored city and forms the pattern of the Star Trek uniform pin ? Pretty clever and VERY similar to last summers Batman poster. Nice touch.

  9. guest says:

    I have been a trekie since it began a very long time ago. Idont know if suspense will drive me crazy until may or not. Remember this is an alternate universe so similarities will and should occur to keep the story alive and in line with what us old trekkies will remember.

  10. Owian says:

    Correct! Sarek may live but Star Trek died when the first abomination hit the screens. Everything changed, all the time you spent watching StarTrek became meaningless and a total waste. Abrams should be proud of himself for screwing up the whole franchise. He made it just another screwed up scifi, without substance or direction. Abrams is an idiot and I would not waste more time watching further.

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