More video interview clips have emerged from the Star Trek Into Darkness junket. This evening we have Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Karl Urban, JJ Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch talking to Entertainment Tonight, plus more clips of Cumberbatch with Access Hollywood. There is also a warp speed video of cast naming favorite episodes, aliens and villains. Watch it all below.
Crew Take Star Trek Quiz and Talk Into Darkness
This first video from Entertainment Tonight features Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Alice Eve and JJ Abrams. Here are select quotes…
Karl Urban: All the characters are put to the test. We are that much more confident with characters and each other. In the first movie Kirk earns his captaincy. In this movie he has to own it.
Chris Pine: For Kirk in this one, what was exciting is and what I think gave me a chance to do my own thing above and beyond what Shatner did, Kirk has to face his self worth. Is he capable or not of leading…I think he experiences absolute evil in this film and a lot of that is related to his deep sense of vulnerability.
JJ Abrams: In terms of Benedict [Cumberbatch] he is is an incredible actor and he is someone that brings an entirely new intense energy. Yes he is angry at some moments but he is remarkably rational and wildly and insidiously brilliant. Part of the fun of this bad guy is he is not just a raving lunatic. He is someone that you have conversations with and you get seduced by him.
Alice Eve: There is a hint of romance
Zoe Saldana: [on Uhura and Spock] Whether they are together or not in this movie that will remain to be seen. But you can see in the first nine minutes [playing this weekend in IMAX], there is a great deal of affection they have with each other.
Here is the video:
Cast and Crew talk favorite villains and aliens
ET also talked to Benedict Cumberbatch who said that he is enjoying all the speculation about his character in Star Trek Into Darkness. Cumberbatch also again described John Harrison as a "terrorist" and noted…
Benedict Cumberbatch: [John Harrison is] someone who’s a fearsome warrior and he’s an expert in hand-to-hand combat and weaponry, as well as being a psychological terrorist — he’s a great manipulator of minds to perform his intentions and do his bidding. But he has a cause; however violent and destructive the effects of his actions are, the reasons and intentions behind them are pretty noble, so hopefully at some stage in the story you’ll have a sympathy for him, which should be unexpected but should be genuine. He’s fighting for something he believes in, as strong as those who are defending Starfleet and the Enterprise itself."
Here is the video:
And there is more video from Access Hollywood featuring Cumberbatch, here he talks about how Into Darkness is "so much bigger" than 2009’s Star Trek. He also talked about how the original Star Trek had many "fantastic morality tales" and how "JJ has managed to marry that from the original with the spectacle of an incredible new era in cinema."
And in another Access Hollywood clip, Cumberbatch talks dealing with the pressure of living up to fan expectations. The actor says he realizes he can’t please everyone but he will be "over the moon" if the fans are happy with Into Darkness.
UPDATE: Abrams Star Trek fans will be really happy
Here is some more from E! featuring the cast and crew.