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Shot-by-Shot Analysis Of Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer [UPDATED]

The new international teaser trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness are now online. There is much to digest with this big new trailer. And once again TrekMovie takes a deep dive with a shot-by-shot look at the trailer and at the subtle differences between the different versions . Find out what is inside the trailers below, but beware of Spoilers.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailers Analysis

This new trailer is heavy on the action, which makes sense for something aimed at audiences outside the USA where Star Trek often under-performs (especially non-English speaking countries). But there is still lots of Star Trek goodness to analyze, so lets take a deep dive. NOTE: This shot-by-shot analysis uses the Australian version of the new international trailer as a base case. There are a few differences with some of he other versions and that is noted at the end of the article. As this is the fourth trailer, the analysis will show just new shots that haven’t been seen in any trailer or commercial.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison in Enterprise Brig  – where he gives his now famous dialog…

Dialog

Harrison: You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. Enjoy these final moments of peace.
 


Starfleet HQ


Meeting at Starfleet HQ (note Chris Pine as Kirk is center frame at far end seated next to Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Pike)


Peter Weller as Admiral Marcus talking at Starfleet meeting

Dialog

Adm. Marcus: By now all of you heard what happened in London. The man who did it is one of our top agents (could be speaking about Harrison or about the "Father" seen dropping his ring in the December teaser trailer)




Harrison dispatches some guy (wearing different style uniform) with punch – note Kirk and Simon Pegg as Scotty are behind Harrison


Title card


Harrison looks out over Qo’noS

Dialog

Harrison: Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive…None of you are safe…have I got your attention now?





Kirk & Pike, Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Marcus notice ship outside window




Kirk screams warning as ship begins to fire


Harrison’s little ship fires on meeting


Officer gets injured in Starfleet attack




Kirk rushes to aid of female officer



Harrison begins beaming out of his little ship while Kirk watches


Title card


Kirk speaking to someone (could be Marcus or at the meeting)

Dialog

Kirk: This could just be the beginning


Kirk in shuttle bay on Earth

Dialog

Kirk: I request permission to go after him

Adm. Marcus: Starfleet is not about vendetta Kirk.

Kirk: Maybe it should be



Shuttle heads from Earth to Enterprise docked at Starbase


Kirk speaks to Marcus


Title card




Kirk talks to McCoy (Karl Urban) in Earth shuttle hanger

Dialog

McCoy: Jim, you are actually going after this guy are you?


Kirk talks to Spock on Enterprise

Dialog

Kirk: I have no idea what I am supposed to do. I only know what I can do.


Kirk saunters into bridge of USS Enterprise


Enterprise at warp



Kirk and Harrison have a little chat

Dialog

Kirk: I watched you murder innocent men and women. I will make you answer for what you did.


Harrison speaks ominously

Dialog

Harrison: You have no idea what you have done.


Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) watches McCoy scan Harrison



Dr. Marcus looks concerned as Kirk eats some floor


More ominous chatter from Harrison

Dialog

Harrison: I will walk over your cold corpses.





Spock and Harrison fight on floating platform in San Francisco


Kirk (and possibly Harrison) space jump from Enterprise to another ship



Kirk gets an eyeful of Dr. Marcus
 


Title card


Uhura (Zoe Saldana) talks to Kirk on board civilian shuttle

Dialog

Uhura: We are outgunned…outnumbered


Explosion on Federation ship (not the Enterprise)


Harrison under guard of some red shirts (Uhura, Kirk and Spock following so presumably this follows capture on Qo’noS)


Title card


Kirk at controls of civilian ship

Dialog

Kirk: So we come out shooting


Spock and two crewman exit (guns ready) ship on Qo’noS




Harrison jumps from one platform to another



Enterprise severely damaged and falling towards Earth


Federation ship (not USS Enterprise) falls towards Alcatraz




Federation ship destroys Alcatraz prison



Saucer of Federation ship plows into San Francisco

Minor differences with other versions [UPDATED]

There are some minor differences between the different localized versions. The biggest difference is the location of Easter Egg poster links (see article on new International posters). Mostly the minor differences show things that had been seen in previous trailers, but there are a few new bits (below).


UPDATE: Harrison Reveals himself on Qo’noS (UK trailer)


Spock looking down during his San Francisco fight with Harrison (German trailer)


Uhura looks really sad (Mexican trailer)



Kirk fights Harrison Qo’noS (Russian trailer)

More ‘shot by shot’ analysis

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Copper Based Blood
March 21, 2013 5:00 am

Fantastic Best Trailer yet.

Calastir
March 21, 2013 5:02 am

To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Earth.

richard
March 21, 2013 5:03 am

Wow! This is going to be epic in 3D Imax. Love the shot of Enterprise at Spacedock. Looking forward to this now. A lot!

NCC-73515
March 21, 2013 5:04 am

Could the small ship be the Captain’s yacht?

Captain Bob
March 21, 2013 5:05 am

annnd #2 says it all. Earth. Oh, And Quo’nos! DON’T FORGET THAT.

John Harrison
March 21, 2013 5:05 am

Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive…

Tarrax
March 21, 2013 5:05 am

Woah Anthony, you’re like a Ninja with this. I love it!

ProtoVulcan
March 21, 2013 5:05 am

Wow. Totally different take on the film.
Good to see Weller.

Jack
March 21, 2013 5:08 am

The lights/table are quite like the war room in Dr. Strangelove…

ObsessiveStarTrekFan
March 21, 2013 5:08 am

I’m pretty certain that they fixed the UK flags to be the right way up this time.

WhoIsThe1701
March 21, 2013 5:09 am

No Khan then? What about the shot with those cryotubes in the first teaser?

Jack
March 21, 2013 5:11 am

I guess that means Alcatraz is cancelled for good. ;)

Jack
March 21, 2013 5:13 am

The Russian one shows Chekov…

Matt
March 21, 2013 5:14 am

Adm. Marcus: Jim, you are actually going after this guy are you? it was bones who said this line. and it was you’re not actually not you are actually

Sub commander
March 21, 2013 5:17 am

No Chekhov or Scotty speaking in this one.
Only one line from Sulu. A lot of Kirk, and a teeny bit of Spock, McCoy and Uhura speaking and 1 line from Sulu.

Dan
March 21, 2013 5:17 am

Good trailer!

Aix
March 21, 2013 5:19 am

#2 Plus Nibiru and Quo’nos!!!

Jack
March 21, 2013 5:20 am

Oops. Maybe they all show Chekov. I didn’t notice in the others.

Aix
March 21, 2013 5:21 am

That female officer looks like Robin Scherbatsky aka Maria Hill aka Cobie Smulders.

Aurore
March 21, 2013 5:24 am

Magnifique trailer.

@ Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, DamOn, Roberto Orci, Mr. Abrams

I very much liked this international trailer. It was exciting.

P.S. : Black underwear? Timeless.

:)

WhoIsThe1701
March 21, 2013 5:26 am

I’ll go with Harrison being April’s son. Probably Robert April dies in the fourth issue of the comics and his son Harrison (who is currently serving as an agent in Starfleet/Section 31) comes to know about his father being alive all these years and how he was helping an endangered race achieve freedom. Harrison holds Starfleet responsible for his father’s death. He then attacks Starfleet and conspires with the Klingons to complete his father’s mission.

Gorak
March 21, 2013 5:26 am

@ 10. there should not be any national states at this time in the future.
And the UK-Flags at this time can not look like the present ones.
2024 is the unification of ireland (TNG: “The High Ground), so the flag should loose the St Patrick’s Cross.

Copper Based Blood
March 21, 2013 5:39 am

The shot of Carol Marcus, Red Shirt with gun & Bones scanning Harrison (Under titled “Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) watches McCoy scan Harrison”)

Looking at Carol Marcus’s Face, looks likes she’s totally pissed at what Harrison must have done, (i.e. Maybe killing her father at Starfleet HQ) & the “Missing Man” fly-by/ Folding of Banner, could be for Admiral Marcus.

I can’t wait for this movie, Seven long weeks to go……

Star Trek: Nemesis blows, is the point
March 21, 2013 5:41 am

National states could be akin to what the United States are today. All 50 states each have their own flag.

As for St. Patrick’s Cross, it would presumably be lost with the unification of Ireland. With that being said, post WWIII, we don’t know what would become of England or Ireland. Picard, with a British accent, identifies as being French. When he goes home in the Season 4 episode “Family,” he says he’s in France.

I don’t think national identies need to go away because the manner of governance has changed. Even then, while Earth could operate as a one world government, that doesn’t mean it has to be a federal system. One could argue that a one world government could be confederal in nature, while unifying military and monetary systems. You leave the “bigger picture” stuff to the World government, while everything else stays with individual countries participating.

In an opitimistic future world that Star Trek is, though not very realistic, there is no reason why that couldn’t work if in a post-WWIII scenario, everyone is kumbaya and not like we are today.

Moputo Jones
March 21, 2013 5:46 am

A hero will rise? I thought Kirk was already a hero. Didn’t he just save Earth 4 months ago (in-universe time)?

Joe
March 21, 2013 5:49 am

i wonder if Admiral Marcus would be the equivalent of a Five Star General due to him have 5 of those gold rank thingys. (technical term eludes me)

Buzz Cagney
March 21, 2013 5:50 am

Hmmm, it loks very pretty ‘n all but hardly appears much new on show here.
I remain to be convinced. It looks like every other action-adventure from the last few years.
If its surpasses Skyfalls box-office i’ll eat my hat.

Cervantes
March 21, 2013 5:51 am

Dr Marcus is certainly gonna look good in 3D, even if it is the ‘converted’ type.

That shot of her sure made up for her dodgy scream in the previous trailer.

Ciaran
March 21, 2013 5:55 am

Did anybody notice the name of the shuttlecraft in the BG when Bones is speaking with Kirk in the hangar? It’s called “Takay”. I know it’s spelled differently, but maybe it’s a small nod to George Takei?

Melllvar
March 21, 2013 5:58 am

I am officially excited. Nothing like an inside job! And section 31 DEFINITELY deserves more attention / stories.
Luther Sloan ftw!!!

Au
March 21, 2013 6:03 am

I think its a good trailer, but at the same time, Im kind of concerned that the emphasis seems to be much in the villain… What I loved about the first film was the crew, and in this trailers we have seen so little of anybody except for Kirk and Spock… I want my Star Trek full of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov… The bad guy is secondary for me…

Apart from that I wish there were more than humans in that Starfleet meetings, same in the first film, no aliens in the top brass?
Anthony… you seem pretty sure that it is not the Enterprise the ship which crashes in San Francisco, but this trailer seems to suggest pretty much that… You know something we dont?

Jim Phelps
March 21, 2013 6:04 am

@23

Marcus survives the attack because Kirk is asking to go after Harrison. Marcus says it’s not a vendetta or something like that.

Jim Phelps
March 21, 2013 6:06 am

As for the guy Harrison is dispatching with Kirk and Scotty in the background, it’s Sulu. I freeze framed it in the trailer.

Jim Phelps
March 21, 2013 6:08 am

And the guy space jumping with Kirk looks clearly like Spock with his big nose. I can’t see it being Harrison.

Ciaran
March 21, 2013 6:09 am

#31

It’s so completely obvious that it isn’t the Enterprise crashing into San Francisco Bay. The nacelles are rectangular in shape (much like the refit and Enterprise-A), they’re too far apart and the ship is far too small-looking to be the Enterprise. Remember, the JJ-Enterprise was made to be just a little bigger than a Galaxy-Class starship. Strange I know, but true.

rogerachong
March 21, 2013 6:12 am

AP you did not mention that Kirk, Spock & Uhura are in the background of the shot with Harrison guarded by the Redshirts. Also iy is obvious that the same trio are coming out guns ready on Quonos Spock is in front, Uhura is behind Spock and Kirk is last out the door. That order is Kinda strange in a way. You would expect Kirk to exit the civillian ship first.

BTW Best Trailer Ever. Yeeeeeeeeeessssssss!!!!!!!!

Copper Based Blood
March 21, 2013 6:12 am

#32 I thought that was Pike saying it?

but either way, It still looks like Carol’s really pissed at something.

(she has that look of…What? you’re going out with your Buddies to the bar again,…or… what do you mean you are going to Vegas for the weekend with the guys…lol!!!)

Janice
March 21, 2013 6:23 am

Well, there’s no photos to give any indication that Pike is not alive, so I remain hopeful that he’ll be OK. Don’t have Quicktime, so can’t see the trailers.

I see there is someone else posting at trekmovie as Janice. Just wanted to say it’s not me. Pike/ Briuce Greenwood is all I ever post about.

Jenna
March 21, 2013 6:32 am

The shots we’ve seen of Carol M so far sure aren’t making her seem terribly smart. JJ not like AE or something?

summoner2100
March 21, 2013 6:32 am

The biggest problem I have with this new trailer is the title card for: “A Hero Will Rise” REALLY?? REALLY?? *sigh*

HomerT6
March 21, 2013 6:35 am

I am totally watching this in IMAX 3-D in Las Vegas! I’ve got the time off work to watch this and everything!

Paul
March 21, 2013 6:36 am

Looks great only just over 7 weeks to go for me now as I live in UK but still think there is a lot of movie they are holding back & we have not seen some key scenes/locations which is why not much Chekov/Scotty to date. Its probably unlikely there will be much new footage shown before release now. International box office is key here if it fails to make more outside US expect a much smaller scale ST13 as the last one only made $140m outside U.S Star trek thanks to the berman years is not seen as much more than TV series level bargain sci-fi sadly apart from in UK & Germany where there are still plenty of fans!!

ObsessiveStarTrekFan
March 21, 2013 6:42 am

Thank you, Anthony for putting so much effort into bringing this to us. It is appreciated.

ObsessiveStarTrekFan
March 21, 2013 6:45 am

26. Joe

I think it’s more likely 5 ‘stars’ means Admiral. Kirk has 4 ‘stars’ for captain, and Spock has 3 ‘stars’ for commander. That’s my interpretation anyway.

Mel
March 21, 2013 6:46 am

@ Paul

As this movie is in 3D, it probably will make more. Even people who prefer watching a movie in 2D may watch it in 3D, which costs more, because their local cinema doesn’t show it in 2D.

mr homn
March 21, 2013 6:47 am

Wow trailer looks great. Heres my theory, after the nero incursion star fleet decide to restart genetic augmentation to create an elite force of agents. Harrison being one discovers that the klingons have found an earth cryoship.  he believes starfleet should rescue these people when they refuse he goes apeshit and decides to punish star fleet and then go and rescue them himselves. I think at the end of the movie it will be revealed that this ship is you know whos, and that harrison knew all along whom he was trying to rescue and awaken.

Solarfusion
March 21, 2013 6:49 am

Notice how much older Kirk and McCoy look in the shuttle hanger. Interesting…

Aix
March 21, 2013 6:53 am

Uhura crying?!?! :(

March 21, 2013 6:55 am

The quote “One of our top agents” seems likely to rule out both Khan and the Captain Robert April of Countdown.

Valenti
March 21, 2013 6:55 am

June can’t come soon enough.

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