BAM! You don’t have to wait until next week to see the trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness, as the trailer hit the Apple Trailers site in full HD glory.  Take the jump for the YouTube version, that still looks pretty damn good when set to full screen.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.



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  1. Interesting. After watching the first few seconds of the trailer, I can see why people were saying they were getting a Dark Knight Rises vibe from the movie.

    • But is the “oh boy” shot a distraction? Because there’s a few seconds of Cumberbatch in a Starfleet uniform right as he says “So, shall we begin?”

      I can see the huge callback to a certain iconic scene in the Japanese trailer, but I can’t see the villain associated with that wearing a Starfleet uniform.

  2. I’m wondering if the blonde is Carol Marcus.

    And as fine an actor as Cumberbatch is, I don’t think Paramount or Abrams wants the grief they’d get from casting him as a Sikh, so, no, not KAAAAAAHHHHNNN!

    How about GAAARRRRRTH!

  3. Well, let me say this- if Cumberbatch’s character is a new version of Khan, my father will hate J.J. Abrams forever and ever. I’m just trying not to completely fangirl over the trailer right before class!

    • There’s been false reports of Cumberbatch being Khan before.

      Again, I’m suspicious of any claims he’s Khan just because I don’t think Paramount or Abrams would want the grief from casting a white guy. Do they also really want to invite comparisons to Wrath of Khan?

  4. I’m thinking Kahn, unless Gary Mitchell’s power set has increased significantly. Also call me crazy but is that Patrick Stewart reciting the first few words of the voice-over? It sounds JUST like him and the inflection from the point where he says “a comforting lie…” on is entirely different and obviously Cumberbatch.

    • The Anglophelia post says that Cumberbatch does all the trailer narration, so not Patrick Stewart. Maybe he’s mimicking Stewart. I think Cumberbatch has done mimicking before in interviews.

  5. The only problem I have is with the verbiage of the blurb. You can’t “detonate the star fleet and everything it stands for” because the fleet isn’t a bomb and neither are ideals or morals. You can detonate a bomb aboard a fleet vessel and you can discredit an ideal but you can’t “detonate” them. Out public school tax dollars at work…

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