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More Details On 2nd Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer + Exclusive First News On 3rd Trailer December 11, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

One of the things shown yesterday at the Bad Robot visit was the second Star Trek Into Darkness trailer (which will premiere with non-IMAX screening of The Hobbit this weekend). TrekMovie can now report more details on this second trailer, and we also have the first news on the next trailer to come as well. Find out more below, but beware of spoilers. We also have new info on how it may be that not all screenings of The Hobbit will have the Trek trailer this weekend.


Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Details

I had a chance to see the second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Firstly some context. The teaser released last week was called an ‘announcement trailer’ and Paramount is calling this new one the ‘teaser trailer’ but that really only counts for how they are being treated online. In reality the trailer released last week was the international teaser trailer. It is being shown in theaters outside the US and Canada, and being that Star Trek struggles a bit in many international markets, the emphasis was to position the film as a big summer action movie. Which makes sense for those markets.

The trailer being shown domestically this weekend with (non-IMAX) showings of The Hobbit is the real domestic teaser trailer (although not all theaters, more details on that below). It is meant for an audience more familiar with Star Trek and that is evident when watching it. Fans are sure to like it better, and find more stuff to obsess over. It contains much of the footage from the trailer released last week, but about half is new (it runs 1:50, last week’s was only 1:03, or 1:17 for Japanese version).

Over the weekend TrekMovie posted some online reports about this teaser but those were second hand from other sources. Now that I have seen it, here is what I can confirm with my own eyes (and ears).

Like with the first trailer the dialog is mostly in the form of voiceover. First up is Admiral Pike telling Kirk there is "greatness" in him, but then saying something along the lines of "you think you can’t make a mistake, but there will come a time when you you realize you are wrong about that and you are going to get yourself and your crew killed." The trailer also features to voice of Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison (also likely talking to Kirk), using the dialog "You think you’re safe…you are not" and "is there anything you would not do for your family" (both heard in the first trailer).

Here are more highlights of shots not seen in trailer released last week.

These bits will all get thrown into the Speculatron which will hit a fever pitch this weekend. However, bear in mind that this report is based on a single viewing of a very fast-paced trailer (so please forgive any possible errors). On Monday (after trailer is released online) TrekMovie will have the full details, with the usual shot-by-shot analysis.

This scene will be shown in trailer coming out this weekend

WARNING: Some Hobbit screenings will not have the Trek trailer

TrekMovie was told that while the new trailer is attached to The Hobbit for domestic (US & Canada), it is not guaranteed every screening of The Hobbit will have the Star Trek trailer. The reason is because The Hobbit is coming from a different studio and so Paramount can’t guarantee it is shown (by putting the trailer on the same film reels as the film itself). This issue of not every theater showing the trailer actually happened for the last Star Trek film when the second trailer was shown with some (but not all) showings of Quantum of Solace.


What about the next trailer?

TrekMovie confirmed that sometime early in 2013 a third Star Trek Into Darkness trailer will be released. This one should be called the ‘theatrical trailer.’ One source indicated this trailer would be longer than the ‘teaser’ in theaters this weekend, possibly around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Date isn’t certain but it could be in February or March.



1. jorDe' - December 11, 2012

I have my tickets for Friday for the Hobbit movie to see the 9 minute ST Preview.

2. The Great Bird lives - December 11, 2012


3. al - December 11, 2012

Yeah. Ok…when is STAR TREK 3 coming out ?! Will we have to wait another goddamned 4 years?

4. Gary - December 11, 2012

Here’s my theory. April (played by Weller) had a falling out with Pike. He somehow gets his youth back and assumes the identity of Harrison (played by Cumby) to seek his revenge. That’s why Pike told Kirk “you think you can’t make a mistake, but there will come a time when you you realize you are wrong about that and you are going to get yourself and your crew killed.” It is because Pike made that mistake under the command of April.

5. al - December 11, 2012

A cargo bay …filled with tubes….could this be khan’s people in stasis ?

6. Gary - December 11, 2012

Vulcan was destroyed in the last movie. Everything is up for grabs now including the possible death of Chekov (he is a redshirt now).

7. I'm Dead Jim! - December 11, 2012

Cargo hold filled with tubes with windows on top… AUGMENTS or maybe embryos depending on the size, of course! ;-)

8. Spock Jenkins - December 11, 2012

Really looking forward to the next trailer and the movie in general.

I am really feeling the Robert April Hypothesis. In a way, if it turns out to be Khan as the main villain, I’ll be disheartened.

‘John Harrison’ could be the pseudonym April uses when he returns to civilization ( having been left for dead by Pike years ago ).

As he hasn’t aged, April assumes the name John Harrison so as not to attract attention while he concocts his plan for vengeance.

Pike dies from Delta Radiation saving the ship.

( I love speculating! )

9. Anthony Pascale - December 11, 2012

I clarified something. The windows on the tubes could be some kind of control service panel. Again bear in mind this is JJ Abrmams quick cuts. Hard to remember it perfectly. I took the best notes I could in a dark theater.

10. Spock Jenkins - December 11, 2012

Gary, just read your theory after I posted, lol!

11. Mr. Zoom - December 11, 2012

The alien planet is called NIbiru? Seriously?

I am highly amused. A collision between Earth and “NIbiru” is one of the scenarios put forward by proponents of the “Mayan doomsday”, which if you believe that stuff is now a mere 10 days away.

No doubt J.J. planned this from the beginning. Well played, sir.

12. Josh C. - December 11, 2012

another super bowl trailer, perhaps?

13. Gary - December 11, 2012


14. Spock Jenkins - December 11, 2012

The Nibiru nonsense was begun by Zechariah Sitchin and further espoused by later and current writers. It has nothing to do with ‘Mayan Doomsday’ as you put it.

It was the end of a cycle for the Mayans, not the destruction of our world.

‘Nibiru’ in the Star Trek universe could just be named for the original planet mentioned in Babylonian mythology, not the Sitchin planet.

15. NCC-73515 - December 11, 2012

Those notes must look funny XD

Can we hope to see a nice D7 upgrade again?

16. Mr. Zoom - December 11, 2012


I am aware that Nibiru was not ORIGINALLY connected with the 2012 nonsense, but I have definitely seen some stuff on the ‘Net mentioning the two together. Including an official rebuttal from NASA:

17. Anthony Thompson - December 11, 2012

Cool! AP, you had indicated that you were going to post an article today RE: your conversations w/ Bob and Kurtzman about the villain controversy. Is that still in the pipeline for today?

Awesome coverage, BTW!

18. Spock Jenkins - December 11, 2012

Oh yeah, I take your point for sure, there’s a lot of nonsensical theories that have tied the two together, saying that it’s gonna hit Earth in 2012.

Now, we ARE expecting an world killer asteroid in few decades to brush very close to us, which the russians have been monitoring for a while now.

Just please don’t arrive anytime before this upcoming Star Trek film – or the next one!

19. Capt Dan - December 11, 2012

I think the film will involve Harrison somehow instigating a war between the Klingons and the federation. That seems to make the most sense based on what we have seen. Possibly use Klingon ships to attack earth and vice versa.

20. Clinton - December 11, 2012

Thanks, Anthony & company. You’re doing the great job I knew you would!

21. Commodore Adams - December 11, 2012

@ 9. Anthony Pascale – And we appreciate it :D

22. porthoses bitch - December 11, 2012

My theory……Chekov is a redshirt to make room for a new navigator….hmmmm …..who else filled that position ?????

On that note.. remember the first shot of “Mr. Hawke” in ST: FC ? You knew he was toast the moment you saw him.

23. Phil - December 11, 2012

@5. Or it’s a cargo bay filled with tubes.

24. Colin - December 11, 2012


I seriously loled at that comment about Hawke..they do that first initial close up to say “LOOK AT THIS FACE, YOU AIN’T GONNA SEE IT FOR LONG”

And then BAM as soon as Picard tells him to get on the ships hull you just face palm.

25. Phil - December 11, 2012

@22. Square jaw, bitchin name, red collar. Yep, doomed.

26. Phil - December 11, 2012

Yep, Checkov is doomed, too. We need to get a pool going for how long into the film it takes for him to get whacked….

Side bets on weapon used, and if he begs like only a teenager can.

27. Commodore Adams - December 11, 2012

“for an audience more familiar with Star Trek and that is evident when watching it. Fans are sure to like it better, and find more stuff to obsess over.”
Im intrigued. 25 out of my 29 year life I have been a hard core trek fan, eat sleep breath, and I loved the first STID trailer. Music to my ears that the second trailer is longer and the third trailer even longer :D

I remember getting all pumped up when going to see Quantum of Solace, “Hell yea, new Bond and Trek trailer.” But nooooooope the theatre near me did not show it. I am crossing fingers that is not the case this time around.

28. Craiger - December 11, 2012

#22 – What if Cumberbatch takes over as Navigator?

29. CJ - December 11, 2012

I just noticed something while watching the trailer for the millionth time, and something came to mind.

– While I hope time travel is NOT a premise of this movie, the thought of time travel came to mind when I saw the ship crashing into the water after “shall we begin?” Look at the shape of the warp nacelles…towards the end they look almost similar to those on the Enterpise-E, or possibly even the refit Enterprise-A.

Again, probably nothing but me just looking too deeply.

30. C Rod - December 11, 2012

What about John Harrison being kirks brother? He did call him Johnny during the first movie?

31. The Great Bird lives - December 11, 2012


Memory Alpha shows a Mitch Clark as Nibrian as a confirmed cast member- that would make the name of the planet Nibria

32. al - December 11, 2012

ANYTHING, AND I MEAN ANYTHING…should go in JJ’s TREK universe.
Why can’t they kill Kirk off , or any crew member for that matter? Of course in the sci-fi universe, resurrection is just right aroung the nearest genesis planet or Q like being who wants to play puppet master.
Does the Nexus travel through alternate dimensions as well… since time and space doesn’t matter? Can we see Prime kirk being deposited into JJ’s Trek ? I say, one more on screen pairing of william Shatner and leonard nimoy is in order before either of them “beam up” for good.

33. Sebastian S. - December 11, 2012

Hoping to see “The Hobbit” in I-MAX next Wednesday (and according to the IMAX locations, it should be one of the ST theatres).


34. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 11, 2012

“that would make the name of the planet Nibria”

*crosses fingers*

Please, please not Nibiru….

35. al - December 11, 2012


Naw, Chekov’s death won’t be memorable like the big 3. I wish in a way, Spock would take Chekov as an apprentice…since Chekov is prehaps the second smartest on the ship after Spock…seriously.
That’s one thing i always hated about the original series; Kirk, spock and mcCoy got all the screentime. No wonder George Takei is bitter to this day. LOL.
JJ’s Trek is shaping up to be an assembe…the way it should be. I’m glad they put Uhura and Spock together…in the 09 film. I think Uhura had a thing for spock in the original series as well. He did enjoy her singing, and of course she flirted with him in that same episode.
I know a lot of fans balk at that, but what do you want to see spock with? Captain Kirk? Heavens forbid !

36. No Khan - December 11, 2012

Still no shot of Peter Weller. Weller is Khan!

37. The Sky's The Limit - December 11, 2012

@ 29

Hey CJ, you’re not looking too deeply. My first impression was that it looked like the Enterprise-A, but I couldn’t see enough of the secondary hull to be sure. However, the nacelles resemble what you’d see on the “A” model. Also, you may be on to something . . . it wouldn’t surprise me if Time Travel is an element of the story’s premise.

38. The Last Vulcan - December 11, 2012

Anthony, megakudos for the great article. Keep up the fantastic work!

And yea, Cumby is 80+ year old Capt. April who has regressed in age and taken Harrison’s ID. And the tubes have something to do with the Botany Bay with Khan played by ??? I’m convinced of that now.

39. Anthony Pascale - December 11, 2012

It is Nibiru, take that to the space bank

40. Sub Trek - December 11, 2012

I’m also going with the April theory. Take a look at pictures of Weller and Cumby. It all fits perfectly. The hospital, the canon character, the absence of Weller info. Throw in old Spock and you’ve got a stew going.

41. Lostrod - December 11, 2012

I hope they don’t use the “planet on a collision course with Earth” plot device.

Seriously, at what warp speed would a planet outside our solar system need to be traveling to pose a threat?

I believe a planet orbiting the nearest star to Earth (Alpha Centauri) that somehow managed to drift out of orbit in our direction would take around fifty thousand years to reach earth.

Sufficient time (I hope) to figure out something creative …


42. The Great Bird lives - December 11, 2012

@39, okay so who might Mitch Clark be, and what would a Nibrian be? As posted on memory alpha

43. The Great Bird lives - December 11, 2012

Apparently this guy is a skinny model/actor who is cast as a Nibrian….hmmm

44. Sunfell - December 11, 2012

It’s nice to see this site back to its old self. :-) I was starting to get a little worried.

45. The Great Bird lives - December 11, 2012

Of course, Memory alpha also reported the return of Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime, but later pulled that from their site.

46. shawnyboy - December 11, 2012

@ 30

Maybe just maybe you are on to something! John Harrisson saying to kirk what wouldn’t you do for your family?

One thing is for sure he has augment abilitys! This is going to be freaking amazing for trek fans and movie goers :)

47. Josh C. - December 11, 2012

speaking of trailers, this “monday night movie” thing for ST3 has me literally loling

48. Sub Trek - December 11, 2012


Why do you think that a person from Nibiru wouldn’t be called a Nibrian? There’s plenty real world examples and no rules for how the people from a country are called.

It would be weirder if they were called Nibiruians or something.

49. - December 11, 2012

For the Aussies Hoyts have digital imax theaters in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth that will screen the 9 minute Star trek preview.

Not the better known imax theaters in Sydney or melbourne so do a google for Hoytes Imax.

50. CmdrR - December 11, 2012

Nibiru, chief export: red whip licorice.

I do give credit to JJ for always being able to misdirect our attention.

I just hope there’s more thought and feeling attached to the action this time. Not that ’09 was bad.

Just hoping.

51. Nony - December 11, 2012

Thanks for all the details/new stuff, Anthony!

Interesting that they seem to be holding back on a proper ‘hero shot’ of the Enterprise floating in space. They must be saving it for the third trailer.

52. DonDonP1 - December 11, 2012

#3 No offense, but don’t you mean “Star Trek XIII?”

53. DonDonP1 - December 11, 2012

I mean, I hope “Star Trek XIII” might be released in 2016, in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

54. dmduncan - December 11, 2012

Cargo bay with tubes with windows in them sounds like a reimagined Botany Bay. Another Khan reference.

Question is, if it was Khan, would they be releasing all these obvious references to Khan? Because that’s what most people are going to believe they mean.

And that’s a bad way to keep a surprise.

Unless they are NOT trying to keep the surprise as much as people think.

55. MJ - December 11, 2012

@54. Yea, it sure sounds like the Botany Bay and suspended animation hardware.

56. Steve Johnson - December 11, 2012

@31. The Great Bird lives

Really? Then why isn’t Earth called Humania?

Because not every planet is named exactly to follow the predominate species of said world. For all we know, the people of Nibiru gave their planet a special name that is related to the name of their species, but not exact?

It’s a silly thing to even debate, honestly, just a planet’s name. We already know JJ really doesn’t give a crap about planet names given the whole Delta Vega is a Vulcan moon even though Vulcan has no moon…etc. It’s one of those things we just have to realize… It doesn’t matter.

57. Star Trek Nemesis blows, is the point - December 11, 2012

@56. Steve Johnson

Shouldn’t humans actually be called Earthians in that case? Or shouldn’t we be Terrans or Gaians? Or since we tend to refer to the star system as the “Sol system” shouldn’t we call it the “Earth system” or shouldn’t we just call ourselves “Solarans?”

The name for our planet, our sun and our moon are far too ambiguous.

58. Ben - December 11, 2012


Do any of the Enterprise sets, (bridge, corridors, ext) look any different? Have they been changed from their 2009 appearance?

59. et - December 11, 2012

My big question is are there any gags in the trailer? I mean, even the Trek ’09 had McCoy saying “space is disease and danger…” I’m just hoping for a moment or two of levity to spice up the darkness.

60. DrewAtHitFix - December 11, 2012

The “tubes” you’re speculating about were very clearing caskets following the terrorist attack we see in the trailer. They were shown as we hear Pike talking to Kirk about making a mistake and getting his whole crew killed. The announcement video last week started with shots from a funeral, including the ships flying overhead in formation. I am fairly sure they’re not showing you clone tubes or anything else in that image.

61. Anthony Pascale - December 11, 2012

I added one more thing I remembered and was able to decipher my notes. There is a shot of Spock jumping off the roof of a skyscraper (probably San Francisco)

As for speculating, for now I’m leaving that to others…I’m just reporting what I remember seeing. We can go deeper once we get the trailer on Monday.

62. saavik001 - December 11, 2012

It’s not Khan… It’s more likely one of the augments that ruled over the other 3/4’s of the planet…Including England.

63. trekprincess - December 11, 2012

I hope they don’t kill off Kirk in the movie that would be so wrong

64. Concerned Fan - December 11, 2012

New S.T.I.D. MTV interview from JJ…quoted “This movie was not made for ‘Star Trek’ fans; it was made for movie fans. But if you’re a ‘Star Trek’ fan, I think you’ll be really happy,”

That’s reassuring…barely. That worked for the first movie, to “reboot” the franchise and get new people into theaters. Ok, did it. Why relaunch it for a general audience again? What is this, “Spider Man”? I get that approach…bring in new fans, but what’s the point of making new “Star Trek” movie sequels when every time you’re making it, it’s not gonna be for the people who want it there in the first place, or even the new fans who saw Trek XI? So in 3-4 years, are we gonna hear “we’re not making Star Trek 3 for Star Trek fans”?

If Star Trek is still going strong in 5-10 years with 2-3 more movies and a TV series, then there’s obviously a fanbase that supports it, and I’d like to know that it’s being done for the fans again at some point. It just sounds so cold when JJ puts it that way. If every Star Trek release from here on is for movie fans and not Star Trek fans, then it should just be called something else other than Star Trek.

So there’s my rant, the movie looks good and is generating a lot of buzz, and that’s a good thing for “Star Trek”, because the name gets publicity, even though it’s something completely different. I’d like to see another day where we can be told, “here’s a movie for Star Trek fans”…and maybe JJ will pay off and in a few years there will be a new fanbase to go with the longtime fan base and we can get back to where new, good Trek movies can be made FOR the fans and be globally successful instead of worrying about attracting everybody else but the people who care about Trek in the first place.

65. Aix - December 12, 2012

Man oh man. I want that April Theory! It really is iconic and exciting, frightening and cool! APRIL!!!

66. commhealy - December 12, 2012

There is a Harrison character in TOS ep Bread and Circuses. I think his name was william B harrison who is killed (but we don’t see him killed) in the gladiator fight.

67. BP - December 12, 2012

@29 and 37,

I know what you guys mean but I’ve managed to stop the trailer on a frame where you can more clearly see the pylon. It swoops up as usual but it seemingly bends downwards (albeit slightly) in the middle which wouldn’t match the Ent-A. The nacelle looks pointy but and bigger towards the front (might just be perspective), anyway it looks like its on fire at this point. Whether its a new ship from this era of from another point in time…..we will have to wait and see….hurry up may 2013!!!!

68. Flake - December 12, 2012

Re: Delta Vega/No Vulcan Moon comments

You must have missed TMP when Vulcan has like 20 moons ;) and thats Roddenberrys work!

69. Disinvited - December 12, 2012

#64. Concerned Fan – December 11, 2012

JJ even went as far as to say that he didn’t even make the sequel for the fans of his first Trek which I found quite odd; even though it supports my long ago contention that while the first proved the concept, Paramount didn’t feel it quite hit the target (audience). But I do understand the point he is trying to make about shooting for the broadest movie going audience in general.

70. cpelc - December 12, 2012

Does something look familiar here?

Enterprise-J (From ENT) –

Ship crashing into water in trailer –

71. Bill Lutz - December 12, 2012


72. et - December 12, 2012

@69 – As a “Gen-X” Star Trek fan since the age of 7, I consider myself part of the target audience, and I honestly loved Trek ’09.

There’s this strange generalization that “hard core” Trek fans didn’t like the first movie. Yes, some didn’t, but from talking to a lot of fans across the spectrum, that hasn’t been my experience at all. Hell, even Red Letter Media liked it.

73. JB - December 12, 2012


I had wondered about those nacelle pylons, too me the look quite different to the 09 enterprise… The shot of the enterprise rising out of the water makes you think the crashing silhouette of a federation ship is the enterprise, but I’m not to sure…

74. jelly - December 12, 2012

29, 37 & 67

its NX class

75. ToMaHaKeR - December 13, 2012


Crashing ship’s nacelles look like the Sovereign/Nova nacelles, but the saucer is clearly a perfect circle. But is it just me, or the ship looks a bit too small?

76. Colin Lindsly - December 13, 2012

So, the comics are canon. Ugh. Will the video game be canon as well?

I am not speculating on who the villain will be. I accept that the villain is named John Harrison. I hope that the villain is memorable, and i hope for Star Trek’s future that this will be a successful film.

77. Slornie - December 13, 2012

Wait. You mean that us non-NA fans don’t get to see the *proper* teaser trailer on the big screen? ;(

78. Gary Makin - December 13, 2012

I hope they put the trailers on the DVD (unlike with the first film). is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.