Analysis Of Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Extended Preview + Open Thread For Prologue & Trailer #2

The wait is over for Star Trek Into Darkness, well actually for the first nine minutes of the movie which can bee seen at IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit this weekend. Today TrekMovie analyzes this prologue in detail. See below and also chat about it in the comments section. You can also chat about the new trailer which is also showing in non-IMAX domestic Hobbit screenings (and will be online on Monday). Warning: Spoilers.

 

ANALYSIS: IMAX Star Trek Into Darkness Preview + JJ Talks ‘Darkness’

The Star Trek Into Darkness "extended preview" is showing exclusively with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience at Digital IMAX theaters (click HERE for Domestic List & HERE for International List). The nine minute prologue will not be made available online, but will remain in theaters with The Hobbit in IMAX. (The analysis below contains photos, but all are from the trailer released last week or other sources).

Before we start, I would like to say that there are spoilers and you should probably just go see it yourself before reading and commenting.

PART 1: EARTH

London and a Stardate – 1 year later

Star Trek Into Darkness starts with the same iconic pinging sounds that began 2009’s Star Trek, but this time it resolves into an alarm clock being shut off in a London flat. This seems to be a fake-out but also an attempt to start the film as more grounded. The year is Stardate 2259.55 (or February 2259). This is a little over a year after (most of) the events of the 2009 Star Trek movie. This is our first indication of the time setting for the film. The current Star Trek comic series has shown the new crew have a number of adventures so we knew the sequel would not take place right after the first film, but in the real world four years have passed. It appears that the new team want their crew to still be a bit fresh from when James T. Kirk was given command of the Federation’s flagship, which is probably a better move than taking us four years into their mission.

 
Into Darkness (apparently) kicks off about a year after the crew set off at the end of "Star Trek"

A family in need and an ominous offer to help – leading to terror in London?

Back to London, where there is a montage of scenes with a couple (played by Noel Clarke and Nanzeen Contractor) taking their future car to a hospital in the country where we see an old style building filled with nice but subtle futuristic touches like floating gurneys. The father and mother are visiting their very sick little girl and it is heartbreaking. This montage of scenes has no dialog but is accompanied by beautifully mournful music from Michael Giacchino. The father has to step outside to get some air….and then he hears an ominous voice behind him say "I can save her." Turning he sees Benedict Cumberbatch tell him he can save his daughter and (like every Trekkie in the world is asking), the father implores "who are you?"

Cumberbatch’s John Harrison is giving Dad a way to save his kid so the implication is that he has some kind of advanced medical technology not available to the doctors at this very fine looking hospital. With all the speculation swirling, I expect most Trekkies (and even some non-Trekkies) will jump to the theory that he is offering advanced (genetically engineered) medicine. As we know genetic engineering on humans is outlawed in the Federation, so if you are offering it you lurk around the edges of hospitals like some kind of 23rd century drug dealer. The location of London is also noteworthy due to the teaser poster which clearly showed some kind of destruction overlooking the London skyline. Benedict Cumberbatch has described John Harrison as a terrorist, so are we to assume London a target? It remains to be seen how this family ties into all that but it probably isn’t a coincidence.

 
John Harrison atop pile of rubble overlooking London (from teaser poster)

PART 2: NIBIRU

Kirk and McCoy "save" some aliens

We then have a quick jump to the Class M planet Nibiru (new to the Trek canon) with a bunch of humanoid aliens with chalky white skin adorned with colorful tattoos chasing a couple of robed figures through an orange jungle. There is also a total change in the pacing, the music, even the look. We have now entered EPIC ACTION STAR TREK ZONE.


This lovely location on planet Nibiru is Volcano adjacent

Soon it is revealed that the people being chased are our heroes, James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Kirk is holding something that he apparently stole from the aliens to draw them away from "the kill zone" of a looming volcano.


McCoy is not happy about being chased by aliens

Spock gets dropped in a volcano – by choice

Through some back and forth communicator chatter between Kirk and Spock (on board a shuttle wearing his shiny red Iron Man suit) we learn that Spock is planning on deploying a "super ice cube" (Kirk’s description) into a volcano, but they are all trying to hide from the aliens in order to maintain the prime directive. Sulu is piloting the shuttle and doing a lot of screaming about how things are getting hairy, and Uhura is there to help Spock with his suit – and apparently for moral support for her man as she gives him a peck on his helmet. Eventually Sulu decides that they aren’t going to make it and they try to pull Spock back up but he refuses, cutting his line to heroically drop into the volcano.


Spock and his "super ice cube" lowered into the Volcano

Kirk and McCoy go for a swim…to the Enterprise

We return back to the running Kirk and McCoy who have some witty back and forth leading up to the pair jumping off a cliff. This Butch and Sundance move seems crazy until something even crazier happens and you see the pair of them swim up to the USS Enterprise hiding under water. You read that right. Enterprise. Under. Water.


Time for a dip on Nibiru

Does the Prime Directive dictate Spock should get roasted in a volcano?

The rest of the prologue features Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, Chekov, Sulu and Uhura (boy those two sure got there fast after abandoning their shuttle) mostly on the USS Enterprise bridge (which appears unchanged since the last movie). They are all talking to Spock who is having a lovely stroll through the inside of a volcano. He is trying to stop an eruption in order to save the indigenous species. And during this we get some good bridge interplay and some funny lines by Scotty, along with a great reaction shot of him spotting a giant fish out the window. Also it is likely pandering, but sure that lots of folks will like seeing Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine is skin tight Starfleet wet suits.


Thankfully  Spock packed his volcano suit

But there is serious business going on as the shuttle is toast (and apparently sending any others is pointless?) and the transporters can’t get Spock out either. So just keeping track here, but beaming from Titan to Earth was no big deal and even beaming at warp could be pulled off, but some smoke from a volcano and forget about it.  Anyway Spock is going on about the Prime Directive and noting how the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few," but Kirk is not having any of it. There is a ticking clock towards detonation, and Kirk realizes that if the roles were reversed Spock would let his captain die to protect the Prime Directive. The segment ends with Kirk pondering his options and Spock apparently accepting his fate as a future rock formation.

While this whole sequence is a James Bond/Indiana Jones action-packed thrill-ride opening sequence it also deals with core issues of Star Trek. The Prime Directive is about as core as you can get and Kirk is faced with the dilemma of weighing it against his family (Spock is part of his crew/family)


Is this the end for Mr. Spock? Will Kirk let him die? Tune in May 17th

OK, well it isn’t a stretch to think that maybe Kirk finds a way to get Spock out of the pinch, but perhaps he has to break the Prime Directive to do it. If those are his only two choices and if the rest of the movie isn’t a flashback, then Spock is going to make it out of there some how. How do I feel about USS Enterprise under water? I’m cool with it. This one was built on land after all and if it can handle the stress of warp travel and space battles, it can probably handle a few atmospheres of water pressure. And they ‘hung a lantern on it’ by having Scotty griping about how stupid it was to do it and how the saltwater is causing all sorts of trouble. At the Bad Robot visit earlier this the producers assured us that there was a logical reason for it. That being said, I do think that a starship (especially with glowing engines) would be generating a lot of heat and shouldn’t there just be plumes of steam all over?


Not seen in the prologue – but what goes down must come up

Final thoughts

This is just a taste of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. We really learn very little about the plot of the film but it is nice to start off with our crew out in space on a mission on a real "strange new world," well OK the ship is under water and not in space but close enough. The rest of the film will likely have more to do with Cumberbatch’s ominous offer to the troubled father than it will the Nibirians and their volcano.

The opening doesn’t have the same kind of emotional punch as the 2009 Star Trek film, featuring the death of Kirk’s father, the birth of baby Kirk and divergence of timelines. This time they seem to be aiming more for the gut instead of the heart to start their movie. While different, everyone still seems on their game. The actors have slipped right back into their roles and even show us how the characters have moved on a bit since we last saw them. The chemistry between Pine and Urban as well as Saldana and Quinto hasn’t missed a beat. And Simon Pegg’s Scotty still steals the show, and it seems to me, he has even dialed his Scottishness up a notch.

All of my kidding above aside, watching Kirk (with McCoy at his side) running around on an alien planet barking orders to Spock through a communicator and signing off with an emphatic "Kirk Out!" just brings chills to this Trekkie. There is no more looking at these guys as interlopers. They are the crew of the USS Enterprise, and deservedly so.

As for the look, it is clear that Abrams is now painting on an even wider canvas than his previous Star Trek film (which was his second feature film). And even though he was reportedly reluctant to embrace 3D, he uses it to great effect in this IMAX preview, with the ash cloud, and ocean scenes really giving a sense of immersion into this world. Abrams still still is frenetic with the camera constantly in motion and cuts coming rapid fire, but for this  film he seems to have toned down his signature lens flares a bit. And while some may be wondering about the logic of the USS Enterprise in the ocean, the shots of ship underwater (especially in IMAX 3D) were astounding. You can tell that even in the last four years ILM has improved their technology and their digital craftsmanship .

Of course once again the production values are at a level that almost takes some getting used to for Star Trek. From the sound, to the effects, to the costumes and props, everything is truly best in class. And Giachino’s music is again a highlight, matching and enhancing the mood for each moment. He even calls back to his last Star Trek for the reveal of the Enterprise.

If I have one beef it is with the Nibirians. With a big budget Star Trek movie we should see some really alien aliens. This has been one of the strengths of the Star Wars franchise – even the much maligned prequels. But the Into Darkness’ Nibirians just look like some kind of primitive tribe of mud-caked humans straight out of National Geographic. I didn’t even realize they had four nostrils until I visited Bad Robot and saw the designs up close. Sure they are better than the proverbial aliens-of-the-week with slapped-on latex foreheads from Star Trek on TV, but not by much.

Regardless, for those who don’t mind just getting a taste, catching this "extended preview" should be a delight for any fan of the 2009 Star Trek movie. If you have no interest in The Hobbit, it may be hard to justify paying to just see nine minutes, but if you can’t wait then you will probably think it is worth it.

Bottom Line is that seeing nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness only makes me want more…so five months is a long time to wait.


Uhura cant bear waiting five months either

BREAKDOWN OF TRAILER #2

Also showing this weekend with non-IMAX screenings of The Hobbit (US and Canada) is the second Star Trek Into Darkness trailer. This trailer will be be available streaming at TrekMovie.com (and elsewhere) on Monday. TrekMovie will also be offering the usual shot-by-shot breakdown. Until then, here is a repost of the details from the screening at the Bad Robot visit earlier this week.

NOTE: Showing trailers is at theater discretion and so some showings of The Hobbit may not have the Into Darkness trailer.

Description

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 everyone under your command 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.

  • Starts with more shots of San Francisco skyline
  • Shows shots of corridors and bridge of an empty USS Enterprise
  • More detailed shots of Kirk & McCoy running through red alien jungle and the Volcano (now both known to be on planet named Nibiru, featured in 9-minute IMAX preview)
  • Chekov seen running through USS Enterprise wearing red shirt (unclear if he is assigned to Security of Engineering
  • John Harrison shown in the brig with Kirk and Spock watching (from photo released yesterday)
  • Short clip of Federation flag being folded over (possibly) coffin
  • Someone in space suit shooting through space at very high speeds
  • Spock jumps off the top of a skyscraper (seems to be in San Francisco)
  • Unknown small ship dodging debris (possibly structures) being chased by another ship (which looked a bit like Klingon design)
  • Shot of large room (possibly shuttle bay or cargo hold) filled with tubes which have small windows (or possibly control panels) on the top

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

VOTE: Did you see the IMAX Preview? Did you like it?

Weigh in on the IMAX preview. (If you are planning on seeing it this week maybe wait to vote).

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fwise3
December 14, 2012 1:14 am

Just saw it! Was AWESOME! Want to see more NOW!

mhansen0207
December 14, 2012 1:28 am

Anthony, I know it may be impossible or a pain in the ass, but is there ANY way of verifying if the AMC Foothills 15 theater in Tucson, Arizona is showing the 9 minute preview?

On the Facebook listings, it states that it is, but on the Paramount site, it states that it is the AMC Foothills 15 in Phoenix.

Again, this is probably a stupid question, but after reading your description, I’d REALLY love to see this preview if I can.

Oliver
December 14, 2012 1:29 am

Is the Trailer online?

December 14, 2012 1:30 am

Anthony thank you for being so bad ass and ontop of everything and keeping to JJs vision!

Be well,

Don’t be afraid to watch the hobbit guys…

Calastir
December 14, 2012 1:33 am

So no use of the transporter, Enterprise under water and more running and jumping off cliffs?
I feared as much. I wish Abrams would just direct the next Star Wars sequels. Apparently the intrigue of the Star Trek universe just isn’t his thing.

TOS forever
December 14, 2012 1:39 am

Garth of Izar. A man who was gravely injured, “saved” by the people of Antos. A man whose appearance (and name) can change helping him possibly infiltrate a Starfleet building (as Spock or being chased by Spock). A former starship Fleet Captain. The legend of the Battle of Axenar. As stated in ‘Whom Gods Destroy’ starfleet’s “greatest warrior” (maybe with a score to settle with the Klingons) and a “genius” who could create weapons and destruction on a planetary scale. A man who DID NOT have any followers (unlike Khan) exceptt for a dozen mentally ill inmates and (to this point) CLEARLY DOES NOT have any followers now.

Frankly, if ‘John Harrison’ is not Garth of Izar this film is another factually-flimsy, confusing, disappointment from JJ “i gotta have more lensflare” Abrams & crew.

William Shatner, “it doesn’t have the heart my Star Trek did”. I couln’t agree more Captain.

Rob
December 14, 2012 1:39 am

I went and saw The Hobbit in 2D at midnight. Screwed. Marcus theaters don’t seem to be carrying the ST2 trailer.

I am STILL weeping the forlorn tears of a broken hearted man.

Baby
December 14, 2012 1:43 am

Two Question I have to ask?

1. Is Uhura becoming like Arwen from lord of the rings?…I sure hope she doesnt end up like Padme from Star Wars.

2. Also this 9 minutes preview does not mean it is the first 9 minutes of the film? That will just pain suck.

Mark James Tucker
December 14, 2012 1:45 am

Who was it that came up with the nonsense that the hospital scene takes place 3years prior to Kirk entering star fleet?

When clearly its one year later, well I am back to thinking if John Harrison is a decoy name, than he is really Gary Mitchell.

That said I dont think John Harrison is a decoy name.

mhansen0207
December 14, 2012 1:46 am

I have to say though, I just don’t get it….how does anything described here sound REMOTELY related to Star Wars?

Some people just never pleased I guess.

Mark James Tucker
December 14, 2012 1:47 am

Oh and for those claiming that khans theme is heard in the opening, thats not Khan’s theme.
It vaguely sounds like a cue from TWOK, but Khan didnt have a theme in TWOK. and Giachino even said it wasnt a cue or homage of a cue from TWOK, and that he might even completely rescore the scene before the movies release.

captain_neill
December 14, 2012 1:48 am

Rick Berman always said “This was not my vision, this was Gene’s vision’ and he updated things and I think he kept well to the cision. I believe you can challenge that vision to add more conflict, like they did in DS9 but it must never be lost.

The opening on the planet sounds cool, it’s nice to see Kirk and the crew on a mission to a ‘strange new world’ which is their mission. Not sure I like the Enterprise in the ocean, the Delta Flyer had to be modified to operate in an ocean planet in the episode ‘Thirtty Days’.

For most parts this sounds cool, yes it’s not the Star Trek I grew up loving but I can stil enjoy the film. TO me the thing that can really ruin this is realising they are rehashing one of Trek’s best villain and as I said before I hate to be comparing Cumberbatch to Montalban because Montalban will win.

Rob
December 14, 2012 1:49 am

7 TOS…

Respectfully, you don’t know a darn thing about the total content of the movie, except for the minute amount of info we all have seen or read. If the SC hasn’t somehow read your mind and produced a movie that incorporates all of your ideas…. It’s rubbish?

I hope you are employing sarcasm. Sheesh.

Mark James Tucker
December 14, 2012 1:50 am

Khan’s Pets the Ceti Eels had a theme.
But Khan himself didnt have a theme that was specificly Khan
though i suspect some of you are trying to claim that Burried Alive, or Surprise on Ceti Alpha V are khans theme.

Mark James Tucker
December 14, 2012 1:51 am

Thank you Anthony.

njdss4
December 14, 2012 1:51 am

Sounds good so far. Here’s hoping the story is better this time around because there isn’t a writer’s strike going on.

I really want to see this 9min preview, but I don’t want to see The Hobbit (or any movie) in 3D. Guess I’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out, or hope someone leaks it online!

Baby
December 14, 2012 2:02 am

@7 TOS FOREVER

Go home and watch TOS and leave us (a younger generation) to enjoy JJ Abrams Trek

Baby
December 14, 2012 2:03 am

@11 mhansen0207

When I gave a refernce to star wars .I meant the character of Uhura. from the description of the 9 minutes clip, uhura comes off as a very noble woman who basically worships her boyfriend/husband/lover. this is what got padme (who is a star wars character) killed.

besides star wars and star trek and soulmates…they will always be compared.

Garth Faction
December 14, 2012 2:09 am

#7, 19

I think Garth is a good fit. And I think, if he is impersonating someone, he can immediately have followers due to the authority of that person (in TOS, he wanted to take the place of Kirk for that reason). So if he is successful at this, that is the start of his crew. And if he has a “good reason” for what he is doing (some real threat he wants to overcome) he will be able to keep those people with him.

However, I don’t think it is certain it is him. I only give it a 25% chance. I think he is the perfect fit, from what we know, but I also know he isn’t too well known, so it would have taken work to find him and decide to use him. This is possible. I don’t think the fact others don’t know him means nothing as to whether he could be used (when the TOS episode was shown the first time, no one knew him and yet he was able to be used) and this way one shouldn’t dismiss him and those who think it could be him.

Aix
December 14, 2012 2:13 am

I am all for airing opinions but man, some people just spoil the fun altogether.

Also, no preview in the Philippines. Oh, my poor country.

KHAAAN the weasel
December 14, 2012 2:13 am

Well, no matter who Cumberbatch”s character really is, no matter if “John Harrison” is his actual name or if he’s just the “Miranda Tate” of Trek, I just hope that he’s not too much of a “comic book supervillain”-type…

Tombot3000
December 14, 2012 2:14 am

I saw the Hobbit 2D… no preview, no trailer for TREKaught13. I enjoyed the Hobbit far more than I expected. After Earth & Oblivion were too similiar, my movie buddy was turned of by them. :-D

Garth Faction
December 14, 2012 2:14 am

#24 turns out he is really a comic book supervillain and he is Darkseid!

Rob
December 14, 2012 2:20 am

21

Couldnt agree more. I hope I didnt come off too snarky in response to another groundless gripe about the SC being lame for possibly not using another pet theory/villian. Its an oft repeated refrain and I am a wee bit tired after a midnight showing of The Hobbit 2D…..that DIDNT CONTAIN A ST2 TRAILER! I feel like charlie brown after lucy pulls the football away!

And BTW…. THANK YOU for all ya do here. This is the ONLY site I visit anymore.

dontcare
December 14, 2012 2:29 am

Hey everyone, about the whole “starship in the water” thing. In the Voyager episode “Thirty Days”, season 5 episode 9, several starships emerge from a world completely composed of water (Monea, IIRC), so the idea has seen use in Trek before.

Just throwing it out there

December 14, 2012 2:34 am

“Uhura is there – apparently for moral support for her man”

Because that’s all she’s good for, isn’t it?

dontcare
December 14, 2012 2:36 am

Oh, and didn’t Enterprise have some Xindi Aquatics in ships that launched from oceans? If that is still a part of the history of JJ’s timeline, perhaps that technology was included when building Enterprise, since the Xindi are allies in the 23rd century.

JRT!
December 14, 2012 2:37 am

Sounds good! Look forward to seeing a crappy quality version online this weekend. And the new trailer is officially online from Monday,if I remember correctly. And I’m sure someone has mentioned it already in an earlier post here,lol!

Being a Trekker,on and off,sure is FUN sometimes! No,was never a Trekkie. Sorry,lol!

And I just HAD to add Pacific Rim to my list of movies to look forward to after seeing that REALLY cool trailer!

Have fun y’all!

J-R!

Steve Hills
December 14, 2012 2:44 am

I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, but according to the Prime Directive, should Kirk, et al., even be trying to save the indigenous species? I thought the Prime Directive was “Don’t Interfere with pre-warp cultures,” not “Interfere, but only in ways they don’t know about.”

Doug
December 14, 2012 2:45 am

The alarm clock at the beginning is, of course,stolen directly from the opening of the first episode of the Dr Who reboot.

Pointed Sideburns
December 14, 2012 2:50 am

I think it’s funny that Kirk is faced with violating the Prime Directive 1 year into his Captaincy. That probably explains Pike chewing him out in the upcoming theatrical trailer.

KHAAAN the weasel
December 14, 2012 2:58 am

@26: DARKSEID! I think you got the wrong spoiler there… But hey, if he’s Darkseid, then the stakes would indeed be high!

KHAAAN the weasel
December 14, 2012 3:00 am

@33: No man, it’s obviously stolen from “Groundhog Day”
(sorry for the double post)

Jemini
December 14, 2012 3:02 am

29 : will people say it every damn time there is a S/U scene now? Because it’s getting old this way to judge Uhura’s character. Seriously, if they’re a couple it’s totally normal for her to show support for him and, hell, care about him. What they’re supposed to do? Ignore each other? I haven’t see someone complaining when in the first teaser everything Scotty was showed doing was comforting Uhura (it’s his only clear shoot in the teaser unlike Uhura) JFC

Sam
December 14, 2012 3:06 am

#21

Anthony, today is indeed a day for celebration.

It’s great to see so many people coming away from The Hobbit so positive about STID. (Twitter has its uses!)

It’s even better to see a new generation of Trek fans emerge:
“That Star Trek2 trailer looks dope – can’t wait”
“Never thought I’d be a Trekkie!”
“My Dad’s a Trekkie so I’ll go see it with him!”
“Me and my dad spend way too much time coming up with theories as to who’s the bad guy in the new Star Trek movie”

And this an article in today’s technology section of The Economist:
“The dream of the medical tricorder”
http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21567208-medical-technology-hand-held-diagnostic-devices-seen-star-trek-are-inspiring?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/the_dream_of_the_medical_tricorder

“Medical technology: The hand-held diagnostic devices seen on “Star Trek” are inspiring a host of medical add-ons for smartphones”

STAR TREK **MATTERS**

In a world where there is a member of the US House Science, Space and Technology Committee who recently said:

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell”

— it is more important than ever that all of us do what we can to keep the Star Trek franchise afloat – better still, to ensure it is triumphant.

Anthony, thank you for your great contribution to the march of progress.

Rose (as in Keachick)
December 14, 2012 3:08 am

I love what I am reading so far. The idea of the Enterprise being able to go underwater as well as warp through space is so far out and fantastic. I suspect that Kirk says something like “To hell with regulations. I’m going to get Spock back alive…”. We get to see a very, very pale person who could be Kirk…

So we get to see Pine/Kirk in a tight fitting wetsuit…hmmm Chris Pine always claimed he never looked that good in spandex. Well, hopefully, I won’t need to wait five months to see whether Chris Pine is correct. I suspect he is wrong. Oh dear, no hanging from vines over a rocky rapids but jumping off a high cliff onto a rocky swirling sea is just as good. It’ll do me. No doubt Bones will have a few choice words to say about the predicament that Kirk has put him in…:)

Oh dear, NZ is not included in the countries listed on the HERE link for international audiences. It is actually very ironic, given that the movie that the preview is meant to be preceding is the Hobbit, the first of a set of movies made solely in NZ!

I really hope this is an oversight, in that NZ is not included in that list of countries. Holy crap!

NCC-73515
December 14, 2012 3:22 am

The Enterprise would not heat up the water much, since it has thermal isolation. Also, there have been ships under physical pressure before: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/GSC

Spock Jenkins
December 14, 2012 3:47 am

I’m sure it’s been mentioned before ( at least i hope so ), but regarding Enterprise Underwater – Voyager managed to travel through Fluidic Space for the course of a season, so it shouldn’t be a problem for Enterprise?

captain_neill
December 14, 2012 4:00 am

41
But was the Enterprise designed to be in a Class M atmosphere to get to the ocean? Voyager could land on a planet but not sure if Enterprise could, which was why the Enterprise being built on Eath rather than the San Francisco Orbital Shipyards got my goat in the last one.

Tiberius Subprime
December 14, 2012 4:07 am

Ah, there it is again. Strange…

Jonny Boy
December 14, 2012 4:09 am

My theater was on two separate lists I remember checking last week or so. Now suddenly, we get to the theater, the lights come down… and nothing. Except the Hobbit, of course. (Loved it by the way)

Then at the end half the theater stayed hoping it might show up at the end… it didn’t. Low and behold my theater is no longer listed anywhere. I must have missed all the fine print that said it would be Digital IMAX showings only. Oh well, guess I’ll have to drive to Riverside for it. Sounds awesome, though!

Spock Jenkins
December 14, 2012 4:10 am

42. Sure, I see your point. I think the shields/Structural Integrity Field/etc. would hold Enterprise together underwater though from my understanding. If it was a real life space ship/airplane I take the point it would crumple underwater.

On the flip side, I always used to wonder, with all the stresses Enterprise comes under in battle ( while in Space ), gravometric pressures/etc. How do the nacelles and the pylons not manage to break off – they’d be the first things to snap in an attack. But again I suspect, the shields account for this also…

BulletInTheFace
December 14, 2012 4:43 am

#6: Uh… how do you equate this trailer to Star Wars? There is nothing Star Wars-y about it. And the transporters not working is a staple Star Trek conceit.

Those determined to hate this movie will hate it, no matte what.

motrock
December 14, 2012 4:54 am

So, is the Enterprise bridge the same this time around? Does it look different in any way?

Robert
December 14, 2012 4:55 am

Regarding the prime directive, it’s only about not interfering with the natural and social development of a civilization. So a minor chase to get them away from the …. Blast so Spock can implant the super ice cube doesn’t interfere with the development of their society.

boy
December 14, 2012 4:57 am

when do we get more screen shots of the 9 min clip?

Tesla's Cat
December 14, 2012 4:58 am

I’m sure it’ll be great overall, but more Uhura as passive romantic prop…sorry, no. Just. No.

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