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Into Darkness London Event w/ Burk, Cumberbatch & Eve: New Character Details + Runtime + Photos & Video December 14, 2012

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Earlier today Paramount took their Star Trek Into Darkness promotional tour to London where Brit stars Alice Eve and Bendedict Cumberbatch previewed the movie prologue and had a Q&A with the press, joined by producer Bryan Burk. There were some new details revealed, including a target run time for the movie and more information about Eve and Cumberbatch’s characters. Get the London highlights below along with audio, video and photos from the event. [Some Spoilers]


Highlights from London Into Darkness Press Event w/ new character reveals

Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and producer Bryan Burk were at the BFI IMAX theater on Friday to promote Star Trek Into Darkness. They were joined by Simon Pegg and JJ Abrams via recorded messages. TrekMovie has distilled the info given out in interviews and via the Q&A to the press and compiled some videos, audio and photos from the event.

Here are some highlights…

Press even Q&A audio (via TasticFilm)


Video interviews…

IGN UK spoke to Cumberbatch and Eve at the event where they talk about the grey areas of the villain John Harrison. She describes

And here is a video of Eve and Cumberbatch chatting with the "Trekkie Girls" podcasters. Eve talks about the "richness" of the Star Trek universe and how it was a thrilling experience. Cumberbatch talks about the "fun" of the rumors and speculation, but also how his character is "three dimensional." 



1. Hat Rick - December 14, 2012

I cannot tell you how good these comments make me feel, on the part of those involved. They are at the top of their game!

2. The Last Vulcan - December 14, 2012

John Harrison is really… John Harrison! :P

3. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 14, 2012

First person to give Alice Eve crap for saying Carol Marcus was in TOS is a d-bag.

Just wanted to get that out of the way.

4. SoonerDave - December 14, 2012

Great stuff. Sounds to me like the movie is all-but in the can already, especially if they know running time and how much was shot with IMAX cameras that made it to the final cut, etc.

Hey, Anthony, correct me if I’m wrong, but before ST09 came out, was there not a completely surprise “ambush” screening of the movie at a theater somewhere in the US? Seems like I remember Nimoy making a surprise appearance, and I want to say it may have been in Texas. Any inkling they might opt to do the same kind of thing for STID?

Can’t imagine how awesome it would have been to be in the theater for a surprise premiere of a Trek movie. That would rock.

5. SoonerDave - December 14, 2012

I knew I wasn’t nuts. Found the link myself: It was in Austin, Texas, about two months before the regular premiere.

6. Aix - December 14, 2012

Nobody believes you, Cumberbatch! Haha!

7. Colin - December 14, 2012

She looks incredible…but what the hell is she wearing?

8. Smike - December 14, 2012

I think it’s safe to assume that Dr Marcus is involved in a project creating augment supersoldiers, probably using protomatter in order to induce rapid aging.

If that “April’s Gattling Gun” stuff is legit, her boss is probably Commodore Robert April played by Peter Weller, who decided to revive illegal genetic research to answer any potential future threat to the Federation, all in consequence of the Nero incident.

This project MAY involve Khan, or rather Khan’s DNA. Maybe “John Harrison” is an augment based on 21st century genetic research, based upon the same DNA as Khan. The project presumably is London-based, with an agressive strain of protomatter or some radiation having affected some children close to the secret facility, now also growing rapidly (or may the kids are part of the project in the first place – it may not be a random hospital after all)…

After Starfleet, presumably Admiral Pike had tried to shot down the project, April’s Frankenstein ran amok, striking at the very heart of the Federation, detonating Starfleet HQ and going on a “noble” quest to infect any potential alien threat with a deadly bioweapon…HIMSELF…
and the Klingons are his first objective…the lethal aspect of him being a one-man WMD maybe his own DNA…we know what augmented human DNA can do to Klingons!

Now Kirk and crew are on a mission to save the Klingon race from biological obliteration and to restore peace as all hell breaks lose…

9. Smike - December 14, 2012

Remember that Klingon ambassador in TVH accusing the Federation of having created Genesis as a bioweapon to anhillliate the Klingon people? Maybe in this timeline, this is what actually happens, due to the hysteria the destruction of Vulcan has caused among the high ranks of Starfleet…

10. Masshuu il Thulcandra - December 14, 2012

These interviews are impressive. I like what they said. Gives me hope for the movie.

11. chris pike - December 14, 2012

Trekkie girls are great…ahhhh…felt a very fatherly bond there….wish my daughter had an ounce of their Trek love, she dismisses anything Trek as extreme boring geekdom…which is the job Paramount has given JJ to reverse that perception. Funny thing is she was absolutely blown away with Cloverfield! Making Trek mainstream is still strangely tricky. In the early 70s that was not the case, Trek syndication and popularity was huge and mainstream, even here in the UK…as big as any other of the classic franchises yet to come…a fact that seems to have been forgotten a bit. No reason why it can’t happen again given the “richness” of the Roddenderry Trek universe.

12. Dee - lvs moon' surface - December 14, 2012

Aww great interviews by trekkie girls!

I’m loving what Alice Eve has been talking about Carol Marcus … definitely seems that the character is quite relevant in the plot!

13. PEB - December 14, 2012

You’ve got me hooked. And that feels so much like a classic ‘Star Trek’ adventure. Will love to see if you were right at all come May 17th.

14. spock69 - December 14, 2012

Saw the imax 9 min preview tonight
WOW is the only word fit to describe it!!!!!!!!!
Roll on May
Second star to the right…….
The Hobbit was good too by the way.
Nice to see the site back to normal

15. Trek Fan - December 14, 2012

I saw the 9 min preview today. I was blown away! This looks very, very good. It will definitely be bigger and bolder than Trek 09.

But, I never once got a Khan vibe nor did I find the story Khan-esque from what I saw. The was Cumberbatch’s character is at the beginning… it was very un-Khan like to tell the truth.

I think he really is playing a guy named John Harrison.

16. Phil - December 14, 2012

Harrison isn’t that much of a threat, it’s a safe prediction Kirk and crew will have him safely destroyed by the end of the movie.

17. Craiger - December 14, 2012

Still wonder if too much secrecy has backfired on them and now some still aren’t believing Cumberbatch is just John Harrison. Unless John Harrison is still just an alias for Khan.

18. Craiger - December 14, 2012

Could John Harrison just be a 23rd Century terrorist with no genetically engineered enhancements? If so wouldn’t this go against what Roddenberry had envisioned for a Utopia 23rd Century an Earth at peace? Unless Nero changing the timeline changed all that?

19. Weerd1 - December 14, 2012

Keep in mind, this is a different Starfleet thanks to Nero’s incursion as well. When the Kelvin survivors brought back records, someone at Fleet figured out they were Romulans, but DID NOT figure out they were from the future. That means the Federation spent 25 years with the possibility that lurking on the far side of the Neutral Zone was a fleet of behemoths like the Narada. They also would have gleaned some ideas from the sensor readings which I presume delayed the construction of the Constitution class project until that science could be applied to the new series of heavy cruisers. The Fleet’s been on a war footing for a while now, so Dr. Marcus applying her talents toward weapons rather than terraforming is not a stretch.

20. NuWisdom - December 14, 2012

its really starting to sound like ‘John Harrison’ is really part of Section 31. Carol Marcus a weapons expert? So this time she’s going to develop the Genesis Device to really do what the Prime Klingons thought it was for?

21. et - December 14, 2012

I love all the news, but I still don’t completely understand why they’re doing so much press for a movie that’s not coming out for another six months. Is this standard procedure these days?

22. Craiger - December 14, 2012

#20 – Good point. Maybe Harrison isn’t a 23rd Century terrrorist but a Section 31 operative. They allways believe they are doing what is good for Starfleet. I forgot about Section 31. Sisko allways had trouble getting Sloan. That was the Section 31 operative’s name in DS9 right? Would the general movie going public have to know anything about Section 31 since it was in the previous Trek series JJ says he wants people going to see the new Trek movies not knowing anything about the previous series.

23. Bucky - December 14, 2012

Wow, you can see Alice Eve’s outfit from way back in the cheap seats, eh?

24. Mikey1091 - December 14, 2012

I would like to know, when there will be a Trek film that will be more than two hours long. Oh wait….

25. Jack - December 14, 2012

I really, really hope there are no ‘this is where Carol Marcus got the idea for Genesis’ signals (a la ‘see, these are the first plans for the death star, which will be built 2 decades from now’ in the Star Wars prequels.) There’s no reason she has to be tied in any way to events 23 (or so) years in the future, in a very different timeline. I pray for no ‘I always thought the Mutara Nebula was so pretty!’ In-jokes.

If it’s part of the character — she’s a quantum physicist or whatever. Sure.

It’s like saying Shatner should have been wearing a corset 40 years ago to foreshadow the future. Er, bad example.

26. olly - December 14, 2012

They are doing a lot of press now because Cumberbatch has back to back film tv series projects for the year. I dont even know how he’ll find time to go to any premieres. He starts with the Assange film in January – then Sherlock series end March – then straight onto Brian Epstein film. Phew.

I remember reading on the twitter account of a woman who manages a fansite of Benedict’s that she was talking to Benedict’s Mum and Dad at the Cheltenham Festival in the middle of last year and the Mum let slip that he is playing someone who is regarded as Canon so he cant just be Harrison. There is more to it. The mother had mentioned she had seen him dressed head to toe in leather. I tried to find the message again but couldnt.

27. olly - December 14, 2012

Cumberbatch seems very happy with the quality of big acting scenes he’s been given. I’m excited.

28. The Sinfonian - December 14, 2012

@3 Amen. Alice Eve is smart enough and knows the whole “little blonde lab tech” quote from Mitchell in WNMHGB. The old guard fandom has taken the blonde lab tech to be Carol Marcus since 1982. And obviously, for David Marcus to “exist” in 2285, Kirk had to know Carol Marcus in the TOS timeframe. She wins. In more ways than one!

29. Marja - December 14, 2012

#11 Chris Pike – Things must’ve been different in the UK than in the US in the late ’70s-early ’80s. Trek in the US was considered a rather “fringe” fandom until probably STIV TVH. Then ST:TNG came along & helped make ST a national viewing audience. I don’t recall TNG really hitting it big until 3rd season. Could be wrong, but it wasn’t til TNG that moat Americans knew the diff between Star TREK and Star Wars. Glad JJ is making ST nationally popular but wish SO much for a “Journey to Babel” -type plot vice a Journey Thru Hell … but that’s the movies these days … intense darkness staved off by a small & valiant band, followed by zeitgeist of despair.

30. Emperor Mike of the Empire - December 14, 2012

Great Article. Trekmovie is on top of it’s game.

31. LizardGirl - December 14, 2012

@3 Agreed! Not everyone’s a trekkie. That should be taken into consideration.

32. Anthony Thompson - December 14, 2012

21. et

FIVE months, my man!

33. Anthony Thompson - December 14, 2012

20 and 22.

Which TOS episode(s) featured a ‘Section 31’? Just wondering.

34. Spock Jenkins - December 14, 2012

I’d actually like to see the new Trek movies dovetail with ( but not slavishly follow ) the original films.
That way, even if the exist in seperate ‘timelines’ you COULD hypothetically watch them sequentially and still enjoy them as one big saga.

E.g. providing they do nothing in STID ( or further JJ Trek films ) that contradicts future event in Wrath of Khan, you COULD imagine Wrath of Khan is a story that happens to these characters 20 years down the line, if you wanted.

Even Search for Spock/Voyage Home could work as the ‘future’of JJ’s Trek characters if one could take the imaginative leap whilst watching those films that the planet Vulcan is actually the ‘New’ Vulcan ( colony world ), established in the wake of the destruction seen in ’09.

I hope I’m making sense – just taking the movies and nothing else ( no books/no series/etc. ) you could watch the dvds of the orignial crew and the new crew as if they were the same characters basically, but at different periods of their lives ( of course putting to one side the aesthetic design/actor differences ).

35. NuWisdom - December 14, 2012

@22 no they would not. To the general audience Section 31 would appear to be like the Federation CIA. And yes, the DS9 operative was Sloan. VERY relevant, since JJ also made Alias.

36. NuWisdom - December 14, 2012

@33 although none, in one of the IDW comics detailing the adventures of nuKirk and crew in between the 2009 film and Into Darkness, all of which are considered official canon by JJ and crew, there was a flashback where an ultra-secret group within Starfleet tried to recruit Sulu. It could only BE Section 31.

37. No Khan - December 14, 2012

Section 31 is so far away from Roddenberry’s vision it not even funny! I loathe the thought!

38. DeShonn Steinblatt - December 14, 2012


I don’t think you understand what a reboot is.

39. Commodore Redshirt - December 14, 2012

The Wrath of JOHN!

40. Ran - December 14, 2012

“more character development”

Well, it is about time!


“a much stronger villain than Nero”

Wile E Coyote was stronger villain than Nero.

Please give the characters depth without childish dialogs.

41. #12 - December 14, 2012

Precisely what I’ do @34, other fans have other ways and still others have other ways as well, some are having a hard time adjusting.

Too bad, just enjoy and adjust or cry.

42. Steve Johnson - December 14, 2012

@11 Chris Pike

It’s really simple, Chris. The cynical group of young people during the mid to late 90s basically made the notion popular that Trek was only for geeks and even admitting to liking it was some kind of a curse. Even to this day I know some grown men who almost seem to take offense to the fact that I have three versions of the Enterprise on display in my room. (TOS TMP and JJprise).

The part that reinforced this notion was the failing series Enterprise and the bad performance of the TNG films, implying that only geeks watch them. (Though truth be told I think most fans had given up on Trek by the time of Nemesis and Season 4 of Enterprise. It was on it’s last legs creatively and had no fire.)

Ah, well. I hope that in all this talk of making Trek cool, hip, awesome, and “exciting.” We don’t actually forget the soul, i’d argue forget it “again” as latter day Trek from a decade ago had forgotten it pretty largely and had no heart left in it.

43. The Sinfonian - December 14, 2012

@33 Well, Section 31 exists in ENT before the Federation was formed, and Section 31 exists in DS9. It’s not illogical that it existed between those points, too. Just because we didn’t see it, doesn’t mean it wasn’t there. Could explain some inconsistencies during TOS, too.

@37 Really? Roddenberry who made “A Private Little War” where the Federation was giving arms to the faction on Neural? Roddenberry who created Captain Ron Tracey in “Omega Glory”? Merrick in “Bread and Circuses”? Roddenberry had plenty of rogues in TOS. There’s no reason to think that something wasn’t going on behind the scenes.

44. Rose (as in Keachick) - December 14, 2012

“First person to give Alice Eve crap for saying Carol Marcus was in TOS is a d-bag.”

Not quite sure what that means. Carol Marcus did appear in the TOS movie. I regard the Star Trek movies 1 to VI as continuations following on from the TOS TV series.

45. NuWisdom - December 14, 2012

Alice Eve’s outfit looks like she raided the remains of the 60s TOS wardrobe department LOL

46. McCoy's#1Fan - December 14, 2012

What I am most looking forward to is seeing the backstory of Carol and Kirk so that is what I have been thinking about, not the villian. Now
that we know ‘the villian’ can spread thoughts and apparently mind
control.. what if he forces Kirk/Marcus into a relationship? Now, quit
your laughing — Kirk never needed any reason as we all well know.
But maybe this particular relationship needed a little help from both
sides. (The writers’s could have gotten this idea from PLATO’S STEPCHILDREN.)

This would explain a lot.

Just a thought. (Today is my birthday so please be kind when
you totally laugh out loud at this theory.)

47. Rose (as in Keachick) - December 14, 2012

Just two questions –

Where is Chekov? No pictures at all
Who is Peter Weller playing? No pictures of him either

48. Crone - December 14, 2012

46, Happy Birthday!!!

49. McCoy's#1Fan - December 14, 2012

Thank you. Were you being kind in not reflecting on my theory? LOL

(By the way that was also used in DAGGER OF THE MIND)

50. Jose Kuhn - December 14, 2012

It’s not hard

Harrison => underground augments

Magneto => Mutants

That is Star Trek Into Darkness in a nutshell!

51. Dggjag - December 14, 2012

@42 Hello. First time poster here. I agree that sometime in the 90’s Trek became uncool. I remember growing up in the seventies and being proud of Star Trek. I constantly turned my friends and relatives into Trek fans. I was never embarrassed admitting my love for Trek. It wasn’t till the 90’s that I started hearing the nerd word applied to me. Even now people give me flack when they first visit my home and see my Enterprise models or see me in public with a Trek shirt. Oh, and even though I sound like a nerd, believe me I am not. But if people want to call me that, then I am a full on nerd for Trek!!!!

52. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 14, 2012

@ 44 Rose

“Not quite sure what that means. Carol Marcus did appear in the TOS movie. I regard the Star Trek movies 1 to VI as continuations following on from the TOS TV series.”

Oh, it’s just a couple of times I believe that she’s referred to Carol as being “from TOS as well as the Wrath of Khan”, and she always got jumped on for it. Just was really not wanting to hear it again. I don’t like the whole “gang up on the noob” thing that goes on every now and again, on people who may not be a Trekspert yet. But maybe I just the gun and overreact a bit to that stuff.

53. Elias Javalis - December 14, 2012

She is a great addition to the franchise.. Love her:)

54. MJ - December 14, 2012

29 / marja

Your comments are way, way wrong. How old are you?

Trek was huge in the US, and TMP in 79 still ranks as selling the most tickets of any Trek film. And TNG has NEVER approached the iconic status of TOS in the US.

You don’t know what you are talking about – one might conclude that you are making this up as you write it.

55. Dggjag - December 14, 2012

@54.Mr MJ I do believe that marja is giving her account as she saw it. It is subjective and therefore her opinion. Although I do agree with your facts about TMP and TNG I do not think she does not know what she is talking about.

56. Punkspocker - December 15, 2012

Bit of trivia here: Cumberbatch and Eve were in 2 movies together already. Starter For 10 , which is hilarious, and a TV movie “Hawking” in which he plays the hell out of young Stephen Hawking and she has a smaller role. You can watch it on YouTube, highly recommended.

57. Punchatz - December 15, 2012

So in the new trailer there are tubes with small windows??? Are they man size tubes ? If so Kahn is involved.. Just not sure how, I love deciphering the JJ Abrams mystery box..

58. JRT! - December 15, 2012

True that not everyone’s a Trekkie…..I’m a Trekker,on and off,lol! Sometimes it’s GREAT,sometimes Trek is just….like anything else. Good for us with short attention spans of course,lol!

Have fun y’all!


59. Optimistic Doodle - December 15, 2012

To boldly go!

60. Nurse Gabble - December 15, 2012

# 59

OMG! It’s there!!!

61. JRT! - December 15, 2012

Thanks for that link OD! LOVED it!


62. Spock Jenkins - December 15, 2012

Optimistic Doodle – You’re a LEG-END!!

63. MikeMCP - December 15, 2012

In “Space Seed” writer Carey Wilber’s original plot treatment, the character of Khan was a Nordic superman named Harold Erricsen. The first draft of the script introduced the character as John Ericssen— who is revealed to be a man involved in “the First World Tyranny”, named Ragnar Thorwald. The character of Thorwald was more brutal than Khan in the final version.

The villain is an augment.

64. Oliver - December 15, 2012

Great Prolog!
Is the new Trailer online to?

65. Oliver - December 15, 2012

I Think Harrison is from Section 31…

66. NCC-73515 - December 15, 2012

Section 31. After those statements, I’m more sure than ever. Remember the debates of Bashir, Ross, and Sloan about why extreme measures can be necessary to save the Federation…? ;D

67. razzo - December 15, 2012

I think that from the looks of it it’s really Khan, except with another name. I mean, the exact same character.
I don’t really think they needed to change the first name, in a futuristic scenario “khan” sounds good.

That would explain BC’s insistence on not saying the name “Khan” at all.
” My character is called John Harrison and not that other name.”

I mean yeah, you guessed the character but this time he’s got another name and bg, as the original sketch intended.

I don’t like it, but it seems like that’s it.

68. R. Banks - December 15, 2012

@59 Optimistic Doodle-

Holy crap! An early Christmas present!

The closest IMAX to me is 1 hour by boat then 10 more hours by car, so there was no way I was going to be able to see the 9 minute prologue. I literally live on an Island in the middle of nowhere.

Thanks for the link amigo!

69. Chili Khan Queso - December 15, 2012


Smike — I like

That would make for an interesting/fun ride

70. Captain Hackett - December 15, 2012

Last night I watched the nine minutes-long movie trailer and it was way awesome! The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey was enjoyable for me to watch although it was too long.

Great work, JJ, Bob, Damon, Alex and Bryan! :)

71. Young Shaver - December 15, 2012

I’ve been making Trek model kits since the mid-’70s; I’m really hoping that Round 2 models bring out a kit of the new Enterprise.

Apparently a kit was due to be released after the 2009 film, but Round 2 cancelled production…

72. R. Banks - December 15, 2012


I just finished building the Bandai 1/850 scale Refit Enterprise. The lighting package and aztec paint scheme are really nice.

I buitl the Polar Lights 1/350 Refit Enterprise last year. At just under 3 feet long, it’s a beast.

73. Yanks - December 15, 2012

@ 3. Roddenberry was a Peacenik – December 14, 2012

LOL!! I thought the same exact thing when she said that!!

Now I’ll read all the comments and see how many d-bags we have here today. :)

74. NCC-73515 - December 15, 2012

So she’s no longer a biologist, but a weapons expert. Wonderful. -.-

75. Craiger - December 15, 2012

#79 – You forget this universe is different now so Nero would have changed the lives of the all the TOS characters including Marcus.

76. Disinvited - December 15, 2012

#79. NCC-73515

You never heard of a Biological weapons expert? And Her specialty doesn’t necessarily have to be offense; she could looking for cures and other defensive measures.

77. Disinvited - December 15, 2012

#8. Smike

Good job. It may not unfold exactly that way but I like the way you connected the threads.

78. Superman - December 15, 2012

If you look under “unprofessional” and “pathetically amateurish” in a dictionary, you’ll find these “Trekkie Girls.” You don’t ask a star of a film to “say’ their name. You introduce them.

It was embarrassing to see their interaction with Eve and Cumberbatch.

Nevertheless, did anyone notice that Cumberbatch twice used the term “home-grown terrorist?” Intriguing, as the term can have two meanings in the context of real life and the Trek canon.

I personally think he’s confirming that his character is indeed John Harrison, and that Harrison is one of the crew members of the Botany Bay. Khan is either not awakened, dies in his pod like he almost did in “Space Seed,” or possibly didn’t even get on the BB in this timeline.

79. Craiger - December 15, 2012

#84 – What if John Harrison is one of Khan’s people but influtrates Starfleet as John Harrison. He could even go through the Academy. Khan could not have made it and Harrison unfreezes the rest of his people and hides them somewhere and calls on them when he is ready to strike.

80. Craiger - December 15, 2012

Also maybe Harrison served under Pike.

81. NCC-73515 - December 15, 2012

What if he’s simply Harris’ son? XD

82. Commodore Robert April - December 15, 2012

If anyone has seen the 9 minute preview, can they describe it for those of us that won’t get to see it?

PS – Commodore April a bad guy in this universe? So far it doesn’t seem like personalities have differed much.

83. A Summers Alice Eve - December 15, 2012

@45 Agreed. That outfit is ridiculous. She should just take it off :D

84. NCC-73515 - December 15, 2012

About the 9 min (maybe spoilers):

The tribe guys look like the Prometheus engineers and Spock’s pose there at the end is like Vader’s famous “Nooooo” XD

85. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 15, 2012

“Did you see the scroll, McCoy or Kirk placed on one of the plants while they were on the run?”

It was really quick so I didn’t get a good look. Why? Was it Zacharia Stichin or something?

86. razzo - December 15, 2012

@88: it’s one sequence with a couple that goes to some sort of hospital and visits their daughter who’s in a bed, not moving, then the villain approaches the father saying he can help his daughter.
Then all the rest is a full sequence of an Enterprise mission that, obviously, faces complications. Mostly action and extreme situations, but a nice fresh “starting big” feeling.

87. Spockchick - December 15, 2012

The trailer is on itunes on monday. I saw the original in the theatre, and I would rather see a proper copy than some dark, shaky low res cr*p filmed on an iphone.

88. ados - December 15, 2012

I’ll admit I went to the Hobbit last nite to see the trailer….which was as advertised…but the movie….was really kinda boring up to the last 30 minutes…

89. Craiger - December 15, 2012

It also sounds like the are making Kirk be more reckless, which I am not sure is a good thing or not. I don’t want his crew questioning him.

90. Tesla's Cat - December 15, 2012

A strong female lead role by the sound of it. Works for me.

91. LogicalLeopard - December 15, 2012

8 Smike

Some intteresting tidbits in that post, but I think you can subtract the April stuff. April was a wild theory that started probably because BC is British. I think Orci, who we know visits this site, saw it, scribbled “April’s gatlin gun” on a sketch, and left it open to that page during a media visit because he knew someone would pick it up and run with it. Think about it. With the amount of secrecy around this movie, do you really think they’re going to leave an open sketchbook out during a media visit?

As much as I would like to see April in any capacity, the “evidence” points to Khan, or something Khan related.

81 Disinvited

That’s a good point.

92. Exverlobter - December 15, 2012

At first i thought that those Trek-Girls must be tiny, because Alice Eve looks like a giant in comparison. However, in the picture below you see the shoes that Alice es wearing :-)

93. Optimistic Doodle - December 15, 2012

To boldly go… breadcrumbs!

The preview doesn’t really spoil all that much, it simply communicates that Star Trek Into Darkness won’t stay in the darkness, so to speak.

I remember a desperate Noel Clarke (always a pleasure to watch). Dramatic music building up while one could read a mix of emotions from his face: sadness, help- & hopelessness, anger…
Dr. Cumberbatch makes an immediate strong presence!

And no need to worry: the Enterprise crew is ‘originally’ back.

On a planet.
Spock, in response to running Kirk: “…there can be no interference with the internal development with alien civilations.” This generates a all-saying smile on Uhura’s face.
Spock being Volcano-cool: “I am, surprisingly, alive.” Although he doesn’t exacly wear a red shirt, one really believes he’s not going to be able to repeat those words… (OMG!)
Karl Urban is McCoy: “They’re trying to kill us. They’re trying to kill us, Jim.”
Submarine Scotty: “Have you got any idea how ridiculous it is to hide a starship on the bottom of the ocean?!”

Kirk may appear a bit reckless at times, but I guess that’s all part of the story.

New trailer on Monday!

94. TrinainUS - December 15, 2012

A lot of interesting stuff here. I’m just in the process of re-watching all of ST, because it’s been a long time with some of it, and my memory isn’t what it used to be. ;-)

I ran across some interesting comments by Abrams about the film, particularly Cumberbatch, for anyone interested. It’s sounding good!

95. Dee - lvs moon' surface - December 15, 2012

“What I can say with absolute sure about the 9 mins of STID … Kirk, Bones and Sulu in blue wet suits will be in my dreams from now!”

;-) :-)

96. - December 16, 2012

One more reason it cannot be Khan.

The villain will have to die in this movie to bring a proper close. They could let him live but that would take the edge off of the film so they won’t do it.

If it were Khan and they killed him then Trekkies around the globe would boycott the next ten Star trek films, or be extremely miffed as TWOK would be erased.

So all ye who are desperate for Cumberbach to be playing Khan be caseful what you wish for.

97. Adam - December 16, 2012

In retrospect, that’s a nice comment from Cumberbatch about the filmmakers respect for the audience being the driving force behind the secrecy.

It’s been unfortunate to have the year’s delay as well but it’s always good to hear that they care about what they’re doing and about giving us as good an experience as possible.

98. Will - December 16, 2012

Khan dying here however could retroactively negate one of the travesties, in my opinion, of TOS movies, the death of David Markus. It provided some drama, and a fantastic acting sequence for Shatner, one of his best, but was such a waste, as well as a horrible vehicle for additional drama in STIII. Letting him have the potential for a long and full life, and Kirk not having to suffer that devastating loss, would be a nice way of stopping that.
One of the problems I always had with it was that Kirk would certainly have found a way, time travel most likely, to go back and save David. He would have done as much for David as Spock. Anyone with a child knows this, even if he had been estranged. Kirk would have given all to save him. Maybe now there’s finally going to be a way.

99. Ian Brown - December 16, 2012

I didn’t get the feeling that the film will be Khan at all, the best things come to those who wait. I was the ‘fan boy’ on the Q&A session that suggested they should do Khan for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. We shall see.

100. Diana - December 16, 2012

Oh my goodness, Kahn this and Kahn that- what am I missing here?? Maybe this will be an unpopular thing for me to say, but of all the villians, Kahn would rank low on my personal list of Trek favorites, I will just go ahead and say it, I found Kahn to be a weak character, and for the life of me, I canno figure out what the obsession is with this debate??

What started this?? It’s all I’ve heard about since day one. I am a HUGE Trekker and pretty apt at cannon with every series, and I cannot find a connection. Re. 63; thank you for your input.

I got a chuckle out of the Stichen comment; scrolls do sound intriguing.

I think the Section 31 is an excellent theory. I had thought, when watching TOS WNMHGB that Alice Eve looked like the young cadet holding Gary Mitchell’s hand.. I watched trying to figure a theory there.

I enjoy this site VERY much.

can we get off of the Khan theory????????? I am lost in space with it.
(sorry ;)

101. Diana - December 16, 2012

Oh, by the way, I LOVE Alice Eve’s costume, yes, it does look like she raided the TOS wardrobe closet, and OH MAN would I love to; I loved EVERY outfit those women wore on that show and wish that Theiss was my own personal designer! You go Alice!

Obviously, I am a ’60’s-’70’s girl and proud of it:)

If this makes me a ‘geek’ that’s ok with me, I actually think it a compliment to be a Star Trek geek, and can’t imagine if I’d had kids what it would have been like if they didn’t like ST! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.