UPDATED: Star Trek App Delivers Interesting New ‘Into Darkness’ Image + 2 New Images From Empire Mag

Paramount’s Star Trek app has delivered a new exclusive photo from Star Trek Into Darkness. The new image is revealed if you complete a mission scanning the new cast photo cover of Empire Magazine. Check it out below. Warning for Possible spoilers. UPDATE: 2 new images from Empire Mag added.


UPDATE: New Images From Empire

Empire Magazine has shared two new exclusive Star Trek Into Darknesss images from their new JJ Abrams May Issue. Here they are…

Kirk, Spock and Uhura on Qo’noS (click to enlarge)

Uhura holding a Klingon disruptor (click to enlarge)


Original Article


New Into Darkness Image From Star Trek App

The new image features Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Dr. McCoy(Karl Urban) and Kirk (Chris Pine). They are all looking up as something is being lowered down.

New Star Trek Into Darkness image delivered by Star Trek app (click to enlarge)

The thing being lowered down has some markings, including "MC-9321" and "PHOT1093" along with a "NO STEP" warning. It is possible this is a Photon torpedo.

Detail on new image

UPDATE: And on the side can barely make out "CVN-65" which happens to be the designation for the US Navy’s USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, which was recently inactivated.

CVN-65 – aka real "USS Enterprise"

If it is a photon torpedo, it is possible that it has something to do with Eve’s Dr. Marcus. In an interview last year Eve revealed that her character was a ‘weapons expert.’ Of course in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Dr. Carol Marcus was a scientist who developed the "Genesis Device" which was able to terraform planets. In Star Trek III, Klingon commander Kruge referred to the Genesis Device as the "Genesis Torpedo."

Genesis device in Star Trek II


For more on the new app visit StarTrekMovie.com/app.

Thanks to Twitter fans and readers for spotting the CVN

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March 24, 2013 12:27 pm


March 24, 2013 12:29 pm

Ever since I updated the app I can’t get it to work no matter how many times I restart my phone =(

March 24, 2013 12:31 pm

Genesis device!

Thomas Evans
March 24, 2013 12:33 pm

Where’s Spock i wonder?

March 24, 2013 12:34 pm

@ Bradley 1701

Just ..no… You’re about 15 years too early.

It’s obviously a Photon torpedo.

March 24, 2013 12:40 pm

It’s fancy for a photorp!…. This is exciting getting these pics as the movie draws near!

March 24, 2013 12:48 pm

A winch lowering the device, a guard standing around with a cap and a weapon in an actual holster… seems like it could be a shot from ST:Enterprise.

March 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Whatever it is it seems more original Battlestar Galactica-y than Star Trek-y, to me. Just sayin’.

Bob Tompkins
March 24, 2013 12:55 pm

2- The iOS version is buggy, I have pretty much just given up on it.
It had a bug for awhile where you could push 2 buttons and get a sweepstakes entry, as many as you could handle in a day.
I probably entered 200- 300 times on the day I was snowed in and the Dish was out.

March 24, 2013 12:59 pm

@ David

I don’t buy that. This is an alternate timeline/universe from the prime universe that we watched which means technology could advance slower or faster or the same rate of what we saw through the episodes and movies. JJ’s Enterprise is already more advanced from what we can see than the one in TWOK or any of the TOS movies.

endeavour crew
March 24, 2013 1:00 pm

They are looking up as the new Emperor’s shuttle enters the landing bay.

Oh no wait- that’s Episode VII………..

March 24, 2013 1:06 pm

the android pad that i have won’t even let me download it.

March 24, 2013 1:08 pm

Genesis Torpedo :P

Oh god someone saying it looks like BSG now! :P

We should stick with the plywood sets & objects constructed using 1960s carpentry.

March 24, 2013 1:09 pm

Actually I wonder if this is just nuTrek version of a photon torpedo?

Jason Buffalo
March 24, 2013 1:17 pm

Maybe not a point here, but if you look at the Trailers where the Enterprise is Damaged coming down to a planet, the Sections that got hit are very likely the same kind of attack Kahn did in TWOK, besides Kirk did said something in TWOK , something like this looks particular and went to yellow alert, in other words i think the Star Ship that crashes into SF Bay, is commanded by Harrison like Kahn Commanded the Reliant, so i would not be surprised if this device is some kind of Weapon of Mass Destruction like the Genesis Device.

March 24, 2013 1:27 pm

If the “Genesis device” is already being lowered, what they are looking up at ?

March 24, 2013 1:39 pm

It looks more like something of a “scientific” nature than a war-like photon torpedo. It obviously has something to do with why Dr. Marcus is on the ship.

March 24, 2013 1:45 pm

Really appreciate the update photo Anthony! LOL!!!

Flaming Nacelles Forever
March 24, 2013 1:46 pm

Lets all engage in wild speculation.

Which is exactly what they intended.

If it turns out to be all the things we’re talking about, it’s going to be a bit of a disappointment.

750 Mang
March 24, 2013 1:55 pm

Carol Marcus is a weapons expert? fml

Flux Conundrum
March 24, 2013 1:55 pm

Due to Vulcan being destroyed maybe they advanced the Genesis Project to help with terraforming a new Vulcan homeworld.

Harry Seldom
March 24, 2013 1:56 pm

Are we sure that’s Urban/McCoy? I couldn’t be sure.

– Harry

March 24, 2013 2:02 pm

“real “USS Enterprise”………….real? they stole the name!

March 24, 2013 2:03 pm

Obviously a class III, IV, or VI probe, following the TNG Manual

Harry Ballz
March 24, 2013 2:04 pm

Carol Marcus is a weapons expert?

Hey, she can play with my……….uh, no, wait…….I don’t want to be slapped by the Thought Police!

Curious Cadet
March 24, 2013 2:09 pm

@10. bradley1701,
“This is an alternate timeline/universe from the prime universe that we watched which means technology could advance slower or faster or the same rate of what we saw through the episodes and movies.”

While that’s true, her son David was instrumental in the coming to fruition of the Genesis device. Certainly others could get involved to take his impetuous place, but I just don’t see the motivation in this reality.

Carol Marcus has been described as a weapons expert. As such, she is unlikely building terra forming devices. While such technology would be helpful following the destruction of Vulcan, unless this was the unlikely intended purpose of the device to begin with, id have a hard time believing they were ready with this technology within a year.

I also have a problem with the Federation building a planet destroying device as a weapon. Not that it isn’t possible, just very un-useful in their defense or offense. Granted anything is possible and is could be Starfleets response to Nero, mirroring our 1980s nuclear proliferation doomsday scenarios.

Finally “PHOT” seems to be pretty obvious. However, that does not mean it isn’t being specially modified to address some sort of quandary Harrison poses, in the way Spock and Bones modified the photon torpedo with gas sensing capabilities in TUC.

But Genisis device? As long as we’re speculating based on unlikely scenarios, you could also say that this is Gary Mitchell’s recovered burial photon torpedo from the IDW comic.

Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood
March 24, 2013 2:10 pm

@24 While I’m not sure the prop designers referenced that website in order to determine how to model a probe, I do agree that is likely what the object is…

A photon torpedo would probably not have such extensive numbering, designations, etc.

Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood
March 24, 2013 2:13 pm

@26 Agreed on David’s role in the Genesis Project. He was the one who included proto-matter in the matrix, which made the device functional. So no David, no Genesis Device. Logically…

March 24, 2013 2:17 pm

Oh right… the Keenser-scene. The german TV-magazine “TV Spielfilm” (7/13) describes it like this: “Two giant torpedos hanging from a crane dangerously unstable. While crewmembers are busy, a little alien wanders around and sits down on a torpedo. Dialogue: ‘Captain, I cannot allow to transport those weapons, until I know what they are!’ – ‘But I need those weapons’, Captain Kirk says, wearing an elegant grey jumpsuit. ‘Photonentorpedos use fuel. I need to know the exact formula’ says Scotty. Then Scotty walks towards the alien and says: ‘And you! Get down!'”

March 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Not that particular website of course, the images and specs are originally from the TNG Technical Manual (Okuda/Sternbach) ;)
Which would be a very nice nod to them!

750 Mang
March 24, 2013 2:23 pm

Vulcans are carnivores in the new universe too. Kirk’s daddy dying made them want steak.

March 24, 2013 2:26 pm

#10 vs. #28

Perfect point counterpoint. I want to believe 28 but I think all bets are off in the JJverse.

March 24, 2013 2:26 pm

it looks like a toy from mattel’s tyco r/c or so…

Curious Cadet
March 24, 2013 2:28 pm

@27. Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood,
“A photon torpedo would probably not have such extensive numbering, designations, etc.”

That’s a good point.

While I can Google plenty of torpedoes with markings, none are quite so elaborate. This does appear to be perhaps a craft designed to do more than just explode on impact. Although, it is likely Eve would be weaponizing it if so.

On the other hand, given Orci’s destiny obsession, it may also be the start of Marcus getting back onto her original path eschewing weapons.

“PHOT” is a tough label to overcome however as to the original intent of the device.

March 24, 2013 2:32 pm

Perhaps these are responsible in some form or fashion for the heavy damage and escape of Harrison from the Enterprise.

Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood
March 24, 2013 2:36 pm

@36 Weapons expert…”Detonates” the fleet…makes sense.

Mad Mann
March 24, 2013 2:39 pm

I’m digging the look of the Klingon Disrupter. It definitely is based on the original design.

March 24, 2013 2:43 pm

Looks like Uhura is getting much of the action (she’s also on the poster). However, I would have preferred Judge Dredd to pick up some of the bad guys, lol.

Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood
March 24, 2013 2:47 pm

“Our leaders have fallen” from the trailer…

I’m thinking this is in reference to a moral failure, not a physical one (death). Something is corrupt in Starfleet methinks.

March 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Maybe the JJVerse actually allows for photons that can track targets.

As far as the Federation not building planet destroying devices, James Blish had no issue with it in his original adaptations of the classic series. The Enterprise is carrying “Planet Busters” in his adaptation of “Operation Annihilate!”. Please keep in mind in this universe you have a Federation that spent 25 years thinking the Romulans were tooling round with five-mile long starships capable of taking out Starfleet vessels at a whim. That may have had an effect on how the Federation feels about weapons of mass destruction.

Red Dead Ryan
March 24, 2013 3:12 pm

The two new images look like stills from “Star Trek: Black Hawk Down”. :-)

Anyway, Section 31, as shown during “Deep Space Nine”, was willing to create a virus to infect the Founders/Changlings so that they would die and the Dominion would fall. The use of genocide isn’t outside the realm of possibility for the Federation, so I don’t think they’d have a problem with creating planet-or-fleet destroying weapons.

There would obviously be an arms race between the three main Alpha/Beta Quadrant powers, and the Federation would need a potential deterrant against the Romulans and Klingons.

Section 31 would have no qualms about using such a weapon should they feel the need arise….

March 24, 2013 3:17 pm

Inactivated ? New word?…

Optimistic Doodle
March 24, 2013 3:31 pm

No logo or drawing, on that ‘MarCus’-9321 PHOT1093 ?

March 24, 2013 3:32 pm

@7: good points… unfortunately.

Jason Buffalo
March 24, 2013 3:33 pm

When you look closely to the top new Pic you see a dead Klingon on the Floor , can it be that John Harrison is Saving Kirk and CO from the Klingon’s,
instead of Hunting them, then this could also mean that John Harrison could be a genetic altered Klingon Spy “Trouble with Tribble’s” , because to be honest i have still not a single glue why he is on Qo’noS in the first place.

Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood
March 24, 2013 3:40 pm

@7 @45 You mean like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlqErSr6Rjw

Chris Pike
March 24, 2013 3:46 pm

so in this time line we not only don’t have hi tech aluminum based transparent material instead of glass shattering everywhere, but no anti grav clamps and have to use old tech winches….what happened to futuristic sci-fi, has that now out of fashion or something I’m missing?

Trek Fan
March 24, 2013 3:54 pm

I think Anthony is just fueling rumors now with his speculation of it being the genesis device. Sometimes a photon torpedo is just a photon torpedo!

I’m more curious as to why it has the CVN-65 from the real life Enterprise on it.

Curious Cadet
March 24, 2013 3:56 pm

@46 Jason Buffalo,
“because to be honest i have still not a single glue why he is on Qo’noS in the first place.”

Well it could be a new reason completely unrelated to the first film, or it could be directly related to the first film, considering this one admittedly deals with the issues raised in the first film.

The Klingons have a database amassed from holding Nero’s ship for 25 years. Technology that would help anyone in their quest to stop nefarious factions within the Federation, or prevent them from acquiring it.

That’s one extremely plausible reason.

The other of course likely has something to do with Klingons supplying weapons to April’s enemies in his private little war. Either way, Harrison has a reason to go there to stop or obtain something.

There’s a lot of backstory involving the Klingons in the comics, which given their presence in the film must surely come into play, and see are the scenarios presented there.