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Watch: Final Trailer For Star Trek Into Darkness April 16, 2013

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The new domestic theatrical trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released only at Apple trailers. This is the fifth and final trailer for the movie and you can watch it now below.



Watch the final trailer – Darkness Is Coming

This is it – the domestic theatrical trailer for Into Darkness has finally arrived – exclusively at Apple Trailers.

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1. Elias Javalis - April 16, 2013


2. DAVID HALVERSON - April 16, 2013


3. JohnRambo - April 16, 2013

……best Trek movie ever made!

4. Dennis Bailey - April 16, 2013

Well, it’s up at Youtube courtesy of JoBlo

5. Daniel Broadway - April 16, 2013

That ship is huge and is definitely the one crashing into SF bay.

6. Dennis Bailey - April 16, 2013

See, that’s the trouble with younger “fans” who don’t appreciate the significance and history of the original Star Trek and its values.

You’re all just too easily impressed by something being absolutely awesome. LOL

7. Beeline - April 16, 2013


Can’t wait!!!

8. Classy M - April 16, 2013

Outstanding! This is what we’ve been waiting for. Cannot wait to see this film!

9. cameronfraser11 - April 16, 2013

So good, wonder what Harrisons ship is? Wonder if the end has it commandeered by starfleet and renamed the Enterprise-A?

10. martin - April 16, 2013

That ship is also not what is crashing into the bay. The ship crashing into the bay does not have a gigantic hole in the saucer.

11. Grand Marshall Scaldac - April 16, 2013

So if the Enterprise is about 700 metres long, how long is that other ship? o.O

12. martin - April 16, 2013

I think Harrison’s ship is the small ship racing toward the enterprise being fired upon by the dreadnaught.

13. Daniel - April 16, 2013

OMG! Goosebumps Goosebumps Goosebumps!!!!!! AARGGHH, wanna see the whole thing now ;-) Can`t wait…..I love you STAR TREK!!!!!!!!!

14. Joel - April 16, 2013

Holy crap….

15. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

initial thoughts once again is… “holy shit”

16. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@7. Beeline,

Yes, way to hit the nail on the head for anyone in the audience who has not yet figured out this is going to be a dark movie.

17. Mark Stopher - April 16, 2013


That is all…..

18. Grand Marshall Scaldac - April 16, 2013


OH MY GOD, Yes. Good trailer, but I will leave judgement till I see the film on May 9th.

19. Rebecca74 - April 16, 2013


20. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@12. martin,
“I think Harrison’s ship is the small ship racing toward the enterprise being fired upon by the dreadnaught.”

It may or may not be Harrison’s ship, but I think it might be April’s Enterprise. And it appears to me, it is firing on Kirk’s Enterprise.

Where did the term Dreadnought come from anyway?

Is it possible this is a Klingon ship built after studying the Narada for 25 years, or one secretly built in collaboration with them to counter the Romulan threat of possessing the last remaining red matter?

The presence of this ship changes things considerably. Definitely no Khan.

21. Frederick - April 16, 2013

Wow… that got the old blood pumping! This is not just another action- popcorn flick. Actions have consequences here. Awesome!

22. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

ok, thoughts…

0:50 mark – John Harrison seen at a scene of an explosion, presumably being looked at during the meeting. This would seem to strongly indicate that the “agent” is, indeed, John Harrison

1:17 – what the hell is that? Look starfleet, but HUGE. Obviously is the ship with the blue impulse drive blowing up in one of the previous trailers. But…what is it? Some starfleet intelligence ship Harrison has hijacked?

It looks like the ship that Kirk jumps too (based on the shot at 2:13) but I’m not sure it’s the ship that crashes into San Francisco.

1:54 – “the ships dead, sir!”

2:08 – Scotty and Kirk…somewhere. White walls like like Enterprise, but I don’t recognize the area

Speaking of 2:13…what is that ball thing? Whatever it is, it looks like it slams into the Enterprise’s nacell

23. a_phake - April 16, 2013


24. Kirk - April 16, 2013

(Comic Book Guy voice) “Worst. Star Trek. EVER!”

Just kidding. Looks amazing. Can’t wait!

25. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

Re: the term Dreadnought …

As someone previously speculated on another thread, after seeing this trailer, I’m inclined to believe the plot may be very similar to the Diane Carey book “Dreadnought!”.

Good call … No Khan.

26. mateo - April 16, 2013

Wow, i literally had tears in my eyes by the end — that was so intense!! i’m really pumped for this now :)
hope they don’t muck it up somehow lol

27. Logan - April 16, 2013

That big ship seems like from the future.

28. heisdeadjim - April 16, 2013

“no ship should go down without her captain” – gave me goosepumps. Dont care who Cumberbatch is playing, because from all i ve seen i think that he might give an iconic performance

29. Spockchick - April 16, 2013

Hmm… starting to see Harrison as a red herring, not the ‘real’ baddie. The more we see of him the more ambiguity surrounds him and his motivations. Must avoid threads from now on, I’ll end up reading something I regret :-)

30. Mad MAnn - April 16, 2013

wow. OK. I will see this movie. I’m sold. You did it Abrams, you got me.

When Kirk turns to face his crew and apologizes……wow. Although I can never imagine Shatner-Kirk do that, I think could imagine a younger, less experienced Kirk that is learning humility to do that. But, also as a leader, to acknowledge mistakes without losing an ounce of respect or intergrity is hard to do.

OK. I need to see this effin movie NOW!

31. LJ - April 16, 2013

I cannot wait for the frame-by-frame. I’m not convinced Harrison is the ‘big bad’ we’re being led to expect, necessarily…

32. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@22. Josh C.,
“2:08 – Scotty and Kirk…somewhere. White walls like like Enterprise, but I don’t recognize the area”

I think that might actually be an Engineering set! Look at the consoles in the back, reminiscent of the old Engineering section, and the triangular railing around an open below a la TMP engineering (albeit without the intermix tube). Kirk and Scotty were last seen together as the ship was falling down in Engineering presumably trying to save the ship. This would be a nice gift from Abrams if so …

33. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

27 – my guess is that it’s a prototype or very new ship loaded with stuff they learned from the Narada

34. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

32 – I had wondered if it was engineering. the scene we see with Sulu looks like the beer cans are still there, but perhaps this is above that or in a different area

35. Tom - April 16, 2013

“You are a poem Kirk”

Is that definitely Cumberbatch saying that? Sounds a very different voice to the one he uses normally. Also sounds very Khan’esque!

36. Flaming Nacelles Forever - April 16, 2013


So looking forward to this now.

37. Vulcan Soul - April 16, 2013

No damn it, i won’t download Quicktime to watch this! Why are the download links on Apple’s website always not working lately?

38. Crone - April 16, 2013

Wow. Can’t wait.

39. DM - April 16, 2013


Maybe he said “you are a pawn Kirk”?

40. Tom - April 16, 2013

Oh, I guess it could be “pawn” rather than “poem”.

41. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

@35, 39 – I thought he said poem at first too, but it didn’t really make sense with the next line about about not being able to protect the safety of his own crew. Him sawing pawn (which is plausible) makes more sense

42. Karl - April 16, 2013

For everyone complaining about the lack of space action in the previous trailers, your wish has come true, I think!

43. bill - April 16, 2013

I like a good trailer. Nice job.

44. Tanner "The Dude" Waterbury - April 16, 2013


45. AB - April 16, 2013


Yes, I agree. I believe he’s saying “You are a pawn, Kirk.”

46. Moputo Jones - April 16, 2013

Alright, after that trailer I’m done badmouthing any aspect of this movie. See you on May 15 at 8:00 pm.

47. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@34 Josh C.,

Sulu or Chekov?

Engineering is most definitely the same Bud brewing plant. However, I think the point was always made that the set we saw represented the bowels of the ship — the works. The engineering section we have come to expect is a control room, and presumably the “pipes” were always there. Indeed the Enterprise series attempted to show us something like that in the episode In A Mirror Darkly.

So with the evidence available, I’m gonna assume this is the control/monitoring room that we know as Engineering and is very likely one adjoining wall away from vats of brewing beer, er antimatter …

48. BrandonR - April 16, 2013


He said “You are a pawn,” not “poem.”

49. John Tentuo - April 16, 2013

Khan’t wait!

50. LizardGirl - April 16, 2013

This is what I’m talking about! Definitely the one of the best trailers made for STID. Benedict’s voice….!

51. Sunfell - April 16, 2013

Stunning. Can’t wait to see the movie. 31 days and counting…

52. aeriolewinters - April 16, 2013

my only comment: Spock has to explain why he has spare Sovereign schematics given to starfleet.

53. Mikey1701 - April 16, 2013


Absolutely amazing!

54. Flake - April 16, 2013


Just shut up and take my money!

Best trailer since Trek 09 trailer 3.

55. Actual - April 16, 2013

It’s Khan. Encountered by Kirk long before he was mature enough to take him on.

Thus ensuring a steep learning curve for the captain in this movie.

56. tribbleorlfl - April 16, 2013

While Harrison is still evil (the ends DO NOT justify the means), I am convinced the true villain of this film is Marcus. I mean, that dreadnaught clearly has upgraded, “next gen” weapons like those cannon turrets and that “ball thing” that smashes in to the E’s nacells. Who in this film is a weapons expert, hmm?

57. Michael - April 16, 2013

@35 I believe the line is “You’re a pawn, Kirk.” rather than ‘poem’.

For those like me who refuse to install Quicktime I watched it here:

Will await the YouTube 1080p version for repeat viewings though.

It looks pretty amazing, and it’s nice to see something completely new and unexpected here in that massive ship.

Only three weeks to go here in the UK, I can’t wait! ^_^

58. Flake - April 16, 2013

Will this trailer be shown in the UK? I have to see this trailer on the big screen. It is much better than the international one… and the international one was very good as well so this trailer is just off the scale good :)

This trailer in the UK = epic win for Paramount UK. Make it so Paramount UK.

59. Aurore - April 16, 2013

Oh my…

There. Is. Absolutely. No. Way. Whatsoever. I. Will . Watch. A. Dubbed. Version.

NO WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


60. Nony - April 16, 2013

I actually liked teaser #1 a lot more than this trailer, but at least there are some interesting new glimpses into what’s going on. Enterprise, your big mean cousin has come to call. Poor Scotty.

61. martin - April 16, 2013

Harrison goes rogue in the intelligence organization. Attacks earth.

Kirk chases Harrison. So does Marcus in the dreadnaught. Harrison when caught convinces Kirk that Marcus attacked Earth under a false flag framing Harrison.

Harrison gains control of the dreadnaught.

Carol Marcus is special weapons officer on dreadnaught who has to help Kirk defeat Harrison.

That’s my guesstimation.

The bay ship is part of the original attack, not the dreadnaught and definately not the Enterprise.

62. captain spock - April 16, 2013

if this is the same ship the dreadnaught class starship in the movie, going to see this move it looks cool…

63. Anthony Pascale - April 16, 2013

added youtube

64. Phil - April 16, 2013

I’ve seen Balance of Terror. STID, from the trailer, seems to be lacking…

65. BH - April 16, 2013

Is the logo on those “caskets” new in shot? And sorry, those two dudes leaving during the words “beginning” tells me that IS Khan, but probably as the teaser end of the film.

Harrison is not related to Botany Bay but is working aginst those who are trying to do something with it.

66. Logan - April 16, 2013

33– Yeah, you might be right, but how starfleet could have possibly do that, if the Narada has been destroyed?

67. LizardGirl - April 16, 2013

John Harrison is starting to look like an anti-hero, not a villain. He teams up with Kirk, it seems, at least for a while. And he seems to be fighting the Klingons in behave of…Starfleet? Probably not…

68. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

61 – it’s definitely not a sovereign. In fact, it looks much bigger than that. It looks like something designed to be able to take on a ship like the Narada

69. gingerly - April 16, 2013

This was the first Into Darkness trailer to give me chills.
I cannot wait.

70. James Regulus Kirk - April 16, 2013

A Dreadnought can. not. be. defeated head-on: It must be sabataaged from within!

71. martin - April 16, 2013

Why would Starfleet build such a warship, and in secret?

Prime Spock debriefed by Starfleet would probably reveal some of the dangers that Starfleet was going to face – Doomsday machine, Borg, Jem Hadar being some of them. Not wanting to cause fear in the populace- nor wanting to start an arms race with the Klingons and Romulans, Starfleet goes about building warships to deal with those oncoming dangers. Further, they have every indication that future Romulan ships might be massive and that even civilian mining ships carry tremendously destructive weapons. — Which study of some of the debris of the Narada would also lead to rapid advancement in weapons technology.

72. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

65 – it’s clear that many of the changes, including the Enterprise itself, is from things learned from the Narada, probably from sensor scans from the Kelvin.

I’m sure the Enterprise was able to get even better scans (though this ship was probably already under construction before the Narada came back, it’s so large).

73. mr. nulu - April 16, 2013

So is the enterprise going to fight the enterprise, like NCC-1701-J or K from the future? I am confused.

I read somewhere this was an idea for Star Trek Generations years ago where Kirk would have fought Picard.

Could this be something like that?

74. NuFan - April 16, 2013

I wanted Khan to live, but he looks like he’s going to decide not everyone in Starfleet is evil and sacrifice himself.

75. RoobyDoo - April 16, 2013

A+ trailer, the best yet for this film.

76. somethoughts - April 16, 2013

best trailer yet, dam sweet

77. heisdeadjim - April 16, 2013

Does somebody think that the chase scene between Spock and Harrison is from the end of the movie, after Harrison looks down on a city (shot in the other trailer, possibly from the bridge of the dreadnaught)?

78. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

71 – the comics, I think, said that Spock has sworn to not reveal the future as to not contaminate the timeline. I suppose it’s possible Starfleet coaxed him (or forced him) to do otherwise, but per the comics, prime Spock hasn’t told Starfleet anything.

I suppose he could have and Starfleet has just made people think he didn’t, but I’m going off the assumptions that the comics are right and Spock hasn’t told them anything.

But that still doesn’t mean they wouldn’t think they’d need such a ship. They saw what the Narada did to the Kelvin.

79. Symar - April 16, 2013

I wonder if the events in Boston will affect the release date of Into Darkness the way that the events of 9/11/2001 affected the release date of Schwarzenegger’s Collateral Damage.

80. Adam C - April 16, 2013

double dammmn

81. trekkertos - April 16, 2013

How can they make a such simple mistake? When Spock is running the film’s been flipped is badge his on right of his chest.

82. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

the large ship also looks very black. I wonder if it was meant to be some sort of stealth vessel. That would lead credence that it was some sort of vessel used by Starfleet intelligence too, I’d think

83. Dr. Cheis - April 16, 2013

Seeing that bigass ship was a real “WHOA!” moment. I wonder if I would have rather seen that reveal in the film itself?

84. Dr. Cheis - April 16, 2013

@ 81. trekkertos – April 16, 2013

How can they make a such simple mistake? When Spock is running the film’s been flipped is badge his on right of his chest.
They did something similar in the trailers for the last movie as well. I think they’re just flipping the image because it looks more dramatic for the trailer that way, and calling it artistic license.

85. Jack - April 16, 2013

Thanks Bob. That’s freakin’ awesome. I have chills and a goofy grin. *That’s* a trailer.


“Why would Starfleet build such a warship, and in secret?”

And giving the Enterprise to a kid makes a bit more sense now.

86. Sunfell - April 16, 2013

I think we’re hearing Harrison’s theme in the trailer.

87. Commodore Adams - April 16, 2013

AMAZING! I love it! I love the action, the intensity, the emotion. The way that huge dreadnaught ship drops out of warp right in front of the Big E, now thats what Im talking about!

Thanks Bob Orci!

I know Star Trek is about more than the action and intensity of the new movies, but I am still hoping for a huge space battle with a fleet of ships and the motion picture theme song for the 13th movie. Crossing fingers.

88. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

81 – everyone (or eveything) was either running or flying from left to right in that sequence. it may have looked weird in the sequence to suddenly have Spock in the middle running the other way, so they probably just flipped it for the trailer

89. Dennis C - April 16, 2013

Harrison is Kirk’s clone! It’s the Enterprise versus a REALLY big-ass ship! AGAIN! Like in Nemesis! And Star Trek 2009! It’s STAR TREK INTO NEMESIS-like DARKNESS!

Seriously, though. Looks like it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

90. James H - April 16, 2013

#35 I believe he calls Kirk a “pawn”

91. James H - April 16, 2013

Whoops, I was late to the party on that one.

I did get a Scimitar vs. Enterprise-E vibe from the reaction to the big ass ship staring down the Enterprise.

92. Jamziz - April 16, 2013

Here we go again with the JJ et gang style of story telling.

The temptation to have the “enemy” vessel be this ridiculously large ship was too much to say no to eh.

Also I love the NOLAN rip off sequence with them running through the decks.

93. Phil - April 16, 2013

@79. No.

94. Dunsel Report - April 16, 2013

Too bad it’s not “poem,” it would have suited Harrison’s whole Byronic deal, but I don’t normally think of Orci / Kurtzman as big fans of the Romantics.

Looks terrific though.

95. PureGenius - April 16, 2013

81. The probably just mirrored the actual shot for the trailer, so that the edit flows naturally. The next frame is Harrison running in the same direction. In the movie Spock is most likely running in the opposite direction. That would look funny placing those two clips side by side, so they mirrored one. They did the same thing with the UK flags in the first trailer, which is why the stripes seems wrong. Nope. Just mirrored.

96. Captain-1701 - April 16, 2013

@1:29 Look at that saucer! Its not completely full. That made me instantly think of this-

I know that was an April Fools, but I can see that as being some sort of inspiration for this new ship.

97. Barney Fife - April 16, 2013

WOW!! If the actors, producers, writers, etc. get a cut of the box office receipts then they’ll be happy campers by the end of summer.

98. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

92 – stories won’t do much good without giving the Enterprise a disadvantage. In 1, 4, and 10 (and extent in 9) it was facing more powerful ships. In 2, 6, and 7 it was facing ships that sprung on them in surprise and/or had abilities that were difficult to defend against. In 3 it was just that the Enterprise was so badly damaged already. Really only Star Treks 5 and 8 didn’t see the Enterprise facing a superior space foe directly, in some way.

99. singularity87 - April 16, 2013

Isn’t this the third movie in a row involving a much bigger ship dominating the Enterprise as a central part?

100. The Professor - April 16, 2013

Holy Crap that is a great trailer.
That is about as close to dropping a colorful metaphor as I can get.
I am counting down to May 15!!!!

101. Paul - April 16, 2013

Looks great come on Bob Orci drop in here we are waiting for you to tell you how good a job you & your colleagues did!

102. bri - April 16, 2013

Kirk: “Get me my brown pants.”

103. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@78. Josh C.,
“the comics, I think, said that Spock has sworn to not reveal the future as to not contaminate the timeline.”

Nimoy will make an appearance in this film.

The ONLY reason I can think would justify this is that Harrison represents a threat in a way he didn’t in the Prime timeline to warrant such warning from Spock. Remember Harrison is a canon character.

Every indication is that what is happening in this film is galaxy-ending, or at least Federation-ending. Whatever else, given Spock’s previous mindset for restoring the timeline (City in the Edge), I believe Spock feels responsible for the time change, and while there are many reasons he should stay out of the affairs of this timeline already changed so much by the time of his arrival, there may be some direct Nero-related changes that force his hand (obviously he has already done this to help defeat Nero). There are a few characters they encountered in TOS which, had things played out differently, could have had serious repercussions. I believe Harrison is one of these characters who thanks to Nero has changed the outcome of his original encounter with Kirk in the Prime Universe and as a result is far more dangerous if left unchecked. It is these kinds of things that I think will bring Prime Spock out.

104. Jack - April 16, 2013

98 Exactly.

92. “Also I love the NOLAN rip off sequence with them running through the decks.”

What, showing running is ripping off Nolan? How?

I could just make stuff up: “This totally is ripping off the final battle in the Avengers because there’s running outside, in a city, and it’s totally ripping off Prometheus because people are running through hallways.” People run in movies. Wait to see the thing…

105. Former Trekologist - April 16, 2013

I think I just pooped my pants.

106. John Gill - April 16, 2013

Why is the frame backwards in the scene with Spock running? His insignia is on the wrong side.

107. Actual - April 16, 2013

Well, we know one thing for sure.

In JJ’s Star Trek universe, Shields either don’t exist, are extremely easy to overcome, or simply are invisible.

108. Guido - April 16, 2013

I know where I want to be for my birthday on May 17th! Can’t wait to see this movie!

109. Kapten Kerk - April 16, 2013

That trailer gave me goosebumps! The movie looks terrific!
For those complaining (that there aren’t enough space scenes) it looks like there will be some great Enterprise Vs Dreadnought space battles!
Is it July yet? (I know… I know…)

110. Classy M - April 16, 2013

Happy to see the trailer is going over so well, ‘Star Trek’ is trending in the UK. Outstanding!

111. f1r3 - April 16, 2013

@107: So it’s just like in the other movies and series?

112. PureGenius - April 16, 2013

I think there are THREE ships in the movie. There are two terrorist attacks. London (bomb) and SF (ship crashing into city). Dreadnought and Enterprise battle later. Just my 2¢.

113. Josh C. - April 16, 2013

103 – do we know Nimoy was going to be in this? I thought that was just one of those rumors, which haven’t exactly turned out to be entirely reliable. IMDb doesn’t have him listed, and wikipedia has a link to a story (albeit 3 years old) saying he’s not going to be in it. I guess that doesn’t mean things might change, but I’ve never seen anything that said Nimoy was in it.

107 – the Enterprise took damage in the prime universe even with shields. See Star Trek 6 as the first example that comes to mind

114. Staman - April 16, 2013

“Where did Dreadnaught come from?”

I suppose people don’t know their Star Trek history.

Star Trek Starfleet Technical Manual. 1973. It’s all in there. Nothing new.

115. falcon - April 16, 2013

Ha! I was right about the shuttle – “Takayama”.

116. Marc McKenzie - April 16, 2013

Damn….that looked impressive. And it looks like Cumberbatch will make a truly great villain.

Still, May 17th is when we’ll see if it’ll all be worth it. One thing is for certain–this is the best trailer yet.

117. William Bradley - April 16, 2013


“You are a pawn, Kirk.”

Has no one ever heard a British accent before??

Chills. Great trailer.

Totally not the rehash of Star Trek II …

118. Crusade2267 - April 16, 2013

One moment I really hope is in there is a nice little “Kirk doubts self and McCoy plays bartender.” It seems like it’s going to be a big character arc story for Kirk, and it’d be great to have one of those little nods.

119. Robman007 - April 16, 2013

My idea is that the Enterprise vs Dreadnought battle causes massive damage to the Enterprise, at which point the dreadnought disengages while Kirk and Scotty save the Enterprise from dying, at which point he performs his space jump after using Transbeaming (which, the Enterprise failed to share with Starfleet, probably to risk some level of contamination to the timeline with future technologies) beaming Scotty to the enemy ship while Kirk and Harrison make a space jump over, at which point Harrison betrays Kirk, beats him to a pulp while Scotty sabotages the ship, causing IT to crash and die….at which point Harrison gets out of the ship and begins some sort of chase scene with Spock and Uhura.

120. PEB - April 16, 2013

OMG… Everything about this trailer was amazing. And as a life-long Trekkie (at 29yrs old…) I am so ready for this!

@107 yeah that bothered me about the last film but in the bluray extras I think they mentioned not wanting the shields to be the bubble effect. But when you think about it, shields only seemed more powerful in the TOS films. In the show, taking a hit with shields, still meant you took a hard hit. And I think in tech books, shield tech was upgraded after the refit.

121. Robman007 - April 16, 2013

That “ball” that smashed into the Enterprise’s warp engine…that is one of thost odd looking torpedos that was being loaded into that docking bay in that screen shot. They are some sort of projectile missle that is armed with phaser weapons. Learning from the Narada….

122. J - April 16, 2013

01:26 – seems that the women get longsleeves as well. About time.

123. Craiger - April 16, 2013

Amazing! Abrams has done it again!

Could Harrison be from the future? That ship looks as big as the Narada.

124. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@113. Josh C.,
“do we know Nimoy was going to be in this?”

Everything is rumor at this point, and yes things change as Benicio Del Toro proves.

But Nimoy will be in it.

125. heisdeadjim - April 16, 2013

117. if BenCum turns out to be revealed as Khan, then the story and the interpretation of the characters are very different then TWOK, although we will probably get noods to the movie.

I am just worried about how the reveal of Harrison will be handled. There needs to be a reasonable explanation why he is referred to as John Harrison.

Plus if it is true that he is playing a Cannon character then by the end of the movie there has to be a reason why he is whoever he is playing, because otherwise it would be an unnecessary reveal just to please the fans, which would not be satisfying to me.

126. lovedoti - April 16, 2013


127. Dennis C - April 16, 2013

“No ship should go down without her Captain.”

I believe he’s referring to himself in that clip.

Anyone else think that his ship looks like a combination of the Enterprise refit, D and E? How much info was Starfleet able to obtain from Nero’s alternate universe ship?


128. Phil - April 16, 2013

My first reaction to the last trailer was Balance of Terror, but the more I think of it it resembles Day of the Dove. TWOK seems to be a ruse, and very well played..

129. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@122. J,
“seems that the women get longsleeves as well. About time.”

The extras had them in the first movie, as well as pants. Don’t expect to see them on the principles though. Uhura prefers to wear uniforms that don’t display her rank, effectively reducing her to an ensign, or enlisted personnel for those who don’t know her.

Of course, everybody on board the Enterprise probably know who Spock’s girlfriend is, so never mind. Not sure what Carol Marcus’ excuse is though.

130. Starshipcaptain - April 16, 2013

I still think there is a possibility Harrison is a TNG villan… And that mystery ship looks more and more like its from the future!

131. Actual - April 16, 2013

I’m not bothered by the shield thing, I was merely pointing it out.

The point I was making is that we always saw some kind of shield effect in earlier Treks. For example in Trek 6 during the battle scene, we saw the brief flicker of what looked like electricity on the hull, which I assume were the shields. Even in (whisper) ”Enterprise” there was some kind of effect with hull polarization. I’m not saying it needs to be a bubble, but I was expecting…something. Just to show the shields are there.

In any case, it’s just a small thing I was curious about.

132. FastAttax - April 16, 2013

The VERY BEST Star Trek movie related trailer ever! Hell, this trailer matches up with any of the very best movie trailers ever produced.

Dreadnoughts have been featured in several Star Trek related novels and some manuals, but have never been seen in canon [TV, Movies]. Perhaps Harrison is Kahn’s henchman…Any thoughts?

As per Wiki: The dreadnought was the predominant type of battleship in the early 20th century. The first of the kind, the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought, had such an impact when launched in 1906 that similar battleships built after her were referred to as “dreadnoughts,” and earlier battleships became known as pre-dreadnoughts. Her design had two revolutionary features: an “all-big-gun” armament scheme, with an unprecedented number of heavy-calibre guns

133. Robman007 - April 16, 2013

In regards to 6, the shields in that were based in close proximity to the hull…the Klingon ship was firing as such a close range that it left some visible impact marks on the ship…also I think it was to show that the Enterprise, at that point, was a ship running on outdated technology.

In regards to the trailer…I have a feeling that the “I cannot allow you to do this” from Spock was while Kirk was on his way to Harrison and Scotty to figure a way to disable the dreadnought AFTER they managed to stablize the Enterprise. Perhaps Spock is trying to keep Kirk from doing something that he knows will either not work, does not trust, or figures can only end in the Captain dying….which I’m thinking leads to Spock and Kirk doing the Wrath of Khan window scene..Spock saying his goodbye to his friend who will likely not return (although he will…we hope…maybe..yes?)

134. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@130 Starshipcaptain,

While Harrison could be from ANY trek canon as long as he would realistically be alive in 2259, they wouldn’t dare have yet another time incursion, causing yet another alternate universe to split off again in the very next movie. They’re a lot of things but they aren’t Branon Braga and Rick Berman.

135. Ryan Cohick - April 16, 2013

Has anyone made this connection yet?

I just did a Google search to see if the term ‘dreadnought’ has ever been associated with Star Trek in the past. Not surprisingly, the Voyager episode of the same title came up, but then I came across a Star Trek novel written by Diane Carey from 1986.

The synopsis sounds eerily familiar, especially if you replace Lieutenant Piper with Captain Kirk:

“Star Empire is the Federation’s most powerful new weapon — a dreadnought, first in a class of super-starships — capable of outgunning a dozen Klingon cruisers, or subduing a galaxy.

“On the eve of her maiden voyage, Star Empire is stolen by terrorists who demand a rendezvous with the Starship Enterprise™ — and with Lieutenant Piper, stationed aboard Kirk’s ship on her first training cruise. Now Piper must discover why her friends from Starfleet are among the terrorists…and why they insist the ship was stolen not to attack the Federation — but to save it!”


136. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2013

@132. FastAttax,
“Perhaps Harrison is Kahn’s henchman”

That makes more sense than any suggestion that Harrison was Khan. Hard to believe anybody ever believed that.

But, the appearance of the Supership I think kills any chance of it being Khan. Whatever this movie is about, it’s bigger than Khan.

BTW, where did the term “dreadnought” come from? Is tht a fan label or has it been officially referenced somewhere?

137. Punkspocker - April 16, 2013

Yeah, that’s some $&@t. The two ships facing off…space jump…Harrison in a captain chair!!!!! Ahhhhh!

138. Mantastic - April 16, 2013


…..this is Star Trek, right?

139. china - April 16, 2013

Outstanding trailer. Cumberbatch is mesmerising.

140. USSEXETER - April 16, 2013

Best trailer of the entire bunch!!!

141. Dr. Cheis - April 16, 2013

Between that bit at the end of the Return of the Archons comic (I haven’t read Countdown to Darkness yet) and all the black (black costumes, black ship…) I’m starting to suspect this has to do with Section 31.

142. Blue Jay - April 16, 2013

How about Q ;-)

143. china - April 16, 2013

I really think this trailer should be shown in the UK.

144. Dennis Bailey - April 16, 2013


…..this is Star Trek, right?

Yep. Just better.

145. Markus - April 16, 2013

Definitely not bad, but am I the only one not too impressed? It looks a little like some Transformers/Battleship-crap put in some pathetic words and StarTrek-style.

146. Ryan Cohick - April 16, 2013

@136. Curious Cadet

It was mentioned in the TrekMovie post about the two clips shown at CinemaCon.

Scroll down to Sequence 2:

(I’ll refrain from pasting here because of potential SPOILERS.)

147. TheSchlaack - April 16, 2013

The plot of a Star Trek book (Dreadnaught!):

“Star Empire is the Federation’s most powerful new weapon – a dreadnought, first in a class of super-starships – capable of outgunning a dozen Klingon cruisers, or subduing a galaxy.

On the eve of her maiden voyage, Star Empire is stolen by terrorists who demand a rendezvous with the Starship Enterprise – and with Lieutenant Piper, stationed aboard James Kirk’s ship on her first training cruise. Now Piper must discover why her friends from Starfleet are among the terrorists… and why they insist the ship was stolen not to attack the Federation – but to save it!”!

148. Bill Roberts - April 16, 2013

Clue to the fate of Enterprise:

Scotty: “The ship’s dead, sir. She’s gone.”

Kirk: “No, she’s not.”

149. T2 - April 16, 2013

there’s always a bigger ship…

150. ados - April 16, 2013

107…yeah….where are the shields in JJ’s movies??

151. VOODOO - April 16, 2013

This trailer seems to be a game changer.

1/ I’m seeing some time travel here.

2/ If there is time travel the rumors of Leonard Nimoy being involved seem likely.

3/ Could it be possible that Harrison’s ship is a future version of the Enterprise?

152. Dennis Bailey - April 16, 2013

There’s no time travel.

153. g-trek - April 16, 2013

OMG, that looks amazing! I was starting to feel ho hum about this movie, now I can’t wait!

154. xander - April 16, 2013

In the first shot where the massive ship appears to drop out of warp with the enterprise between the camera and the ship, I’ve not seen those strobe lights pulsing up the nacell struts before.. have a look.. seem far too many to be navigation lights, and they don’t strobe when the other ones do.

Could we have a new engine room at last?

155. Dunsel Report - April 16, 2013

Love it, apologies for making “Transformers 2″ cracks.

156. star trackie - April 16, 2013

I dont care who Harrison is or isn’t at this point, it doesn’t matter. This looks absolutely, nail-bitingly-amazing.

157. Thomas - April 16, 2013

This is the first trailer that has really wowed me. I’ve enjoyed others, but this is the trailer that’s going to grab people by their collars and shake them, saying “You have to see this movie!!!”

158. Anthony Pascale - April 16, 2013

shot by shot analysis

159. Quatlo - April 16, 2013

Way to go, Roberto, conspiracy “inside job” mind at work. At least Kirk was not called a “patsy”.

160. OMG! - April 16, 2013


161. Robert Hughes-Mullock - April 16, 2013

Reference: Dreadnought – ship launched by British Royal Navy in 1907, built under great secrecy and when launched she was so advanced that she immediately rendered every other ship afloat obsolete. So, we can presume that this must be the intention with a “Dreadnought”-class starship?

162. Michael - April 16, 2013

Dreadnaught is one of my favorite star trek books I read as a child. I am SO glad that the Supreme Court are using some of the best elements of the novels. I cannot wait to see this movie! I have a feeling this will rival The Dark Knight in box office and critical reception.

163. Of Bajor - April 16, 2013

I have the 9th and 10th May booked off work for a Trek Fest. Am gonna give my Cineworld unlimited card a hammering. Looks Trektacular!

164. Bob - April 16, 2013

As usual JJ has given too much away. The Trek movie in ’09 was spoiled by the trailers. Not much was left on screen and there were no surprises.

165. Mantastic - April 16, 2013

@145 You’re definitely not.

166. Spockchick - April 16, 2013

@163. Of Bajor

My cineworld is doing a double bill of ST09 and Into Darkness overnight on the 8th, with the showing of into darkness at 12.05am. I’m not going ’till the next day :-)

167. AyanEva - April 16, 2013

That music is EPIC and this movie looks EPIC. Is it May 15th yet? Oooh why is Kirk a pawn? For Admiral Marcus, I’m sure. I need this movie yesterday. :(

168. Mad Mann - April 16, 2013

This trailer is fairly high on the awesome-meter, but I’m still hoping to see a Klingon-centric trailer. Maybe after the movie comes out, they will put out a Klinong version.

169. Spock's Bangs - April 16, 2013

I grok it!!

170. Glaceau - ST Fan - April 16, 2013

Looks epic. Sounds epic. Can’t wait! Talk about saving the best for last!

171. FrancoMiranda - April 16, 2013

Okay. Shields?

I present you with:

Wrath of Khan – about every space battle in it.
Search for Spock – the same.
Undiscovered Country – need I say more?
Dominion War – not a damn shield in sight.

Shields aren’t always there, or obvious as big bubbles of shieldy stuff.

172. Astrophyicophile - April 16, 2013

98. In 8, the Enterprise faced a Borg cube and a Borg sphere.

173. Keachick - April 16, 2013

Best STID trailer yet!

Perhaps it is because we hear a little bit of what our favourite characters say than in the other trailers. There seems to be as much action in space as there seems to be on earth.

I just hope there are moments where they/we can get our breaths, as well as a moment of a more tender, intimate kind. After all, why are they bothering to fight this terrorist/aggressor if not to protect humanity’s ability to experience and cherish the tender, the fragile, the beautiful, the intimate aspects of life and our humanity?

I think I may just love this movie. I hope so.

174. Phil - April 16, 2013

Shields are energy diffusion devices where the likelihood of failure is proportional to the dramatic effect of said failure…

175. Markus - April 16, 2013

@165: At least a bit sober temper around here. And don’t get me wrong: I am looking forward to it as well.

176. cottoncandy - April 16, 2013

I hope that JJ Abrams will grab Cumberbatch for a starring role in Star Wars VII

177. Jenna - April 16, 2013

For some reason can’t find the post that said it, but there is *no* doubt that is Cumberbatch’s voice saying You are a pawn, Kirk. No doubt.

178. Mad Mann - April 16, 2013

I just noticed that the vehicle Cumby is piloting while attacking the Starfleet HQ meeting is an emergency vehicle, maybe like an ambulance or something.

179. Bell - April 16, 2013

Love this new trailer! Every bit of it! Best one yet IMO.

I have to say I was a firm disbeliever in the rumor BC was playing Khan, but now I’m not so sure…

Also the more I watch that S/U kiss, the more I’m really thinking it’s a goodbye/break up kiss :/ It’s kinda sad with no passion, and Spock doesn’t move to it at all. He just stands there all stoic, very much like a Vulcan. I can definitely see this being the end of that particular part of their lives. Like Zoe said, you need to establish a history. We’ll find out soon!

180. With Fans Like These... - April 16, 2013

I have chills! Just AMAZING! This looks like it’s going to be the greatest Star Trek film of all time! Bravo J.J. and Company!!!

181. somethoughts - April 16, 2013

We believe in you boborci

182. The Sky's The Limit - April 16, 2013

This trailer ROCKS! I was slightly skeptical with the previous teasers/trailers, but this one is the best so far. I look forward to seeing what I anticipate to be a dynamite movie!

183. Dee - lvs moon surface - April 16, 2013

LOVE IT!!! ;-) :-)

184. Smike - April 16, 2013

It’s incredible. I can’t stop watching this trailer. The way he says “You are a pawn, Kirk!” The way he says Kirk…it’s Khan…has always been. It’s as obvious as Cancellor Palpatine being the future Emperor…

Beyond the darkness…great hint!

185. Calastir - April 16, 2013

“Kirk: Let’s go get this son of a bitch.”

No no no no no no…

186. George - April 16, 2013

106, The frams are backward in the scene where Kirk says “Let’s go after this son of a bitch” Hope it’s not like that in the finished film

187. michael martin - April 16, 2013


188. Chris Roberts - April 16, 2013

“No ship should go down without her Captain.”

And yet, John Harrison doesn’t seem to be quite all there… does he?

189. Anonymous Coward - April 16, 2013

The premise of this makes as little sense as ST 09 did. Kirk was made a captain after only being a cadet, and now Pike and Starfleet is concerned about his ability to command and how hot-headded he is? Well, no sh*t.
Never mind that those qualities do not describe Capt Kirk under any circumstance.

Khan, and a destroyed Enterprise? I already saw those stories. Tell me a new one, JJ, or just go away.

190. Bird of Prey - April 16, 2013

Frankly, I am a little bit disappointed that once again we have a villain with an über-ship – that has been done to death in most Trek movies already!
That there is a way to do it differently (and do it good) was proven by Khan: HE didn’t need a ship X times the size of the Enterprise to “chase Kirk around the Moons of Nibia” ect. – he just hijacked the random Federation vessel that happened run into his planet!

191. TrekMadeMeWonder - April 16, 2013

Yeah, I voted HATE IT!

But only because my Verizon FIOS HD Extreme can freakin’ buffer the damned video!!!!

Come on Verizon!

” You think ou can’t make mistakes…. BUUUUUURRRRRPPPPP!

Thanks Verizon! You’re so called service REALLY sucks.

And thank you YouTube for deciding that once the video buffers, you can’t simply restart the video and it will play. Nope. I has to restart the download.

Does anyone know a work around to this YouTube buffer problem?!

192. TrekMadeMeWonder - April 16, 2013

But only because my Verizon FIOS HD Extreme CAN’T freakin’ buffer the damned video!!!!


193. Michael Hall - April 16, 2013

@ 144–

“…..this is Star Trek, right?

Yep. Just better.”

Wow, Mr. Bailey. I’ve always admired your CGI skills, but had no idea you were psychic, well. :-)

194. Exverlobter - April 16, 2013

I think this movie broke the record on trailers that were released. This is the fifth one!

195. Michael Hall - April 16, 2013

Damn. That’s “as well.”

196. USSEXETER - April 16, 2013

Is it me or at 1:30 does it look like a recycled USS Kelvin explosion?

197. Phil - April 16, 2013

Well, the more I think about it, this movie is also shaping up that the bad guy steals/borrows/upgrades his ship, to be readily dispatched by Enterprise and crew. Didn’t we see this back in Trek 2009…and Trek 2, 5, 8, 9, and 10 in some form or another….

Star Trek 12: So Very Tired

198. Newdivide1701 - April 16, 2013

They had damn well consider the best original score nomination if not best director, best picture, best supporting actor (Harrison)….

Need I continue?

199. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - April 16, 2013

OMG OMG OMG i cant believe its almost here!!

200. Exverlobter - April 16, 2013

No Underwear-shots this time, lol

201. Flake - April 16, 2013

It is a shame they have put out the ‘international trailer’ overseas instead of this one because this one is far superior. Paramount fail.

202. Scotty - April 16, 2013

My guess is that it is Khan with Harrison in that scene with the coffins. This movie may not be about Khan, but I do think it will relaunch his character for the next film. Great day to be a Trekkie. Almost time for me to hide in a hole until May!

203. Exverlobter - April 16, 2013

The first Teaser-trailer and the superbowl-trailer were still the best ones.

204. Coastie - April 16, 2013

Ok what could Starfleet have possibly learned from the Narada that they put into this ship? “Hey, some huge azz ship attacked us and then was consumed by a black hole … so lets make our next ship really big!” … relax people, your overthinking is making my head spin.

205. GermanTrekker - April 16, 2013

If you listen to the trailer without watching it, the line Cumby gives sounds actually more like “You want a poem, Kirk?” That would be even more Khan-like.

So this movie may finally give us the answer to how Khan came to know old klingon proverbs …. (assumed that Cumby is Khan)

… and where Chekov was (apparently not on the bridge) when Kirk first met Khan.

206. GermanTrekker - April 16, 2013

OK, it´s pawn alright. I take that back.

207. njdss4 - April 16, 2013

Best trailer yet. Finally feels like a Star Trek movie with proper space action instead of just people in the future on Earth. I really hope this movie is great. Without Trek on TV, every movie released has the potential of killing the franchise if it does poorly.

208. TrekMadeMeWonder - April 16, 2013

OK. Crisis over. I upgraded my FIOS to 50/50.

Thank you Verizon! All is forgiven.

BTW, the new trailer looks great. Can’t wait for this movie. The pic still looks a little shallow, but I wait to be engulfed by its spectacle.

Also, one minor pick, Spock needs to be less emotional. Or, am I just used to Mr. Nimoy’s dry and understated approach? Leonard was great at that!
Hopefully we’ll grt to see both Mr. Shatner, and Mr. Nimoy this time.

209. KaBlam5 - April 16, 2013

Great! Abrahms destroying a great strong character in Kirk…”I’m Sorry”…”I don’t know what I’m supposed to do” ?!!!! Now we get a pussy Kirk!…and is it my imagination but doesn’t the other ship look like the Enterprise E from what would be this Enterprises’s future…what still more future play/ can’t current writers come up with anything original?

210. Gary Makin - April 16, 2013

Looks like a lot of people jumped the phaser in dismissing this movie.

211. topas - April 16, 2013


this ship looks notjiong like the 1701-E… actually, viewed from the side, it resembles the Galaxy class more (I’m talking the general shape of the hull, saucer+secondary minus the struts & nacelles)…

Anyway, Kirk making an apology to the crew is a nice touch – we’d have to view it in a context to elaborate further, but it’s a human reaction, it’s good

212. Astrophyicophile - April 16, 2013

107, 150. In the TOS era and before, shields conform to the contour of a ship and are invisible, at least in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. They also come in at least four layers that unfortunately can weaken or collapse depending on the number or intensity of hits. JJ Abrams seems to be keeping his version of the Enterprise at that level of technology.

113, 120, 131. I agree. Incidentally, 120, in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Sulu mentions new forcefields, which may or may not be the same as the deflector shields.

133. I agree. The hits on the Excelsior did not leave any marks on that ship. This shows that the Excelsior had up-to-date technology.

171. I agree. The Enterprise in three movies have contour-conforming shields. In the Dominion War episodes, which take place in the TNG era, the ships have bubble shields, which are also usually invisible, but can occasionally be seen. In any case, if by “shields aren’t always there, obvious as big bubbles of shieldy stuff”, you meant that shields may not always be up or visible or bubbles, then you are correct.

213. TrekmadeMeWonder - April 16, 2013

209. KaBlam5

You don’t even know.

You don’t even know.

None of us knows.

214. Commander K - April 16, 2013

Nemesis….reminds me of Nemesis…Could this ship harvest borg technology?



215. Phil - April 16, 2013

@173. You mean like duck hunting?

216. Unwanted - April 16, 2013

Quote from The Princess Bride:

“I want my father back you son of a bitch”

The Princess Bride has been named one of the greatest comedies and love stories ever made (seriously look it up I am not lying).

My point being that lines like that, or the one from the trailer, can be used when emotionally appropriate for the character without detracting from the possibility of the movie being overall optomistic, and generally positive.

217. LizardGirl - April 16, 2013


A pussy Kirk? I think they were about to die from a rash mistake he made. You know rushing off with a “let’s get this son of a bitch”, only to face death (aka Dreadnaught) in the face.

….Actually, “I’m sorry” doesn’t cut it…

218. michael Li - April 16, 2013

I hope they incorporate why the federation is so threatened by this one person. He’s an apparent danger to earth, pretty obvious, but since earth is one of the most important planets of the federation he also threatens an entire web of relations.

219. I'mPaul - April 16, 2013

MUCH BETTER! I didn’t know what was bothering me so much before about the other trailers and this one makes it very obvious to me now that it was simply the tone. They made the movie look goofy, this gives a sense of scope and theme and emotion and character and sentiment and drama and well….Star Trek.

Pretty relieved. This looks promising.

220. Superman - April 16, 2013

It’s neat to see the Intrepid type starship from Enterprise in this trailer (visible to left of the Enterprise before she jumps to warp)



We see Pike tell Kirk “I believe in you” at the beginning of the trailer, then see Kirk at the end of the trailer, thinking of Pike telling him “I believe in you”

Pike dies, and in his darkest hour, Kirk recalls that Pike had faith in him and gains the courage to persevere.

221. Star Trek 2013! - April 16, 2013

The first time I watched the main trailer for the 2009 Star Trek film, that brought tears to my eyes because I could not believe something I had loved for so long (since I was 7, and I’m 45 now) was being done on such a large scale with the money it deserved.

Unbelievably, they have not only done it again – they have gone beyond 2009. That was epic with a capital OMG! Tears in my eyes again to see Star Trek rendered with such care.

That shot of Kirk apologizing to his crew hit me the same way emotionally as when I watched Bill Shatner’s great acting in ST3 when he heard the news that David was dead. Just awesome stuff.

Hats off to Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof, Burk and Paramount for doing Star Trek with such care and enthusiasm.

This is really epic stuff – as in “The Dark Knight” epic. Can’t wait for May 15!!!!

222. Anthony Pascale - April 16, 2013

Hate it has 0%?

Wow I dont think i have ever seen a poll here that didnt have a token amount of ‘haters’…that’s shocking

223. scotchyscotchscotch - April 16, 2013


BC seems to have quite a few nice one-liners in this

224. Andrew - April 16, 2013

Wow! This is by far the best trailer for this movie yet. I am super stoked for it now.

225. Cody - April 16, 2013

Watch.. the dreadnaught will be called… USS Reliant :)

226. Iamevilpicard - April 16, 2013

harrison = evil picard from an altered future
dreadnaught = picard’s evil 1701 from same corrupted future

227. Jack - April 16, 2013

190. Wait to see the film. Everybody’s jumping to all these conclusions based on a trailer designed to make you jump to conclusions.

228. Trekbilly - April 16, 2013

Agreed — the ship crashing into San Fran bay is NOT the Dreadnaught…the saucer sections are completely different for one thing…

229. Jack - April 16, 2013

222. You just had to say something… ;) Now it’s up.

230. Hugh Hoyland - April 16, 2013

Word of mouth helped Star Trek 09 of course but that awsome trailer it has did as well. The hardcore music and the visuals drew me (and a lot of other people).

This trailer may actually be better than that one IMO.

231. Marja - April 16, 2013

I have mixed feelings – I loved it because almost all the main characters are included in the trailer [where, o where, is Chekov??] – but it made me sad because it is going to be dark, dark, dark. It even felt scary. If I had kids under 14, I don’t think I’d take them to the movie without having seen it first, so we could discuss the fictional representation of today’s horrors projected into the future.

Hopefully there’s light at the end ….

Also I continue to wonder why they had to set it on Earth. A planet far away that’s a central point for the major Federation races would have done equally as well – perhaps – but I guess it wouldn’t have the iconic landmarks, thus the threat to Earth [does this shorthand indicating the vital importance of compassionate action appeal more to international audiences?]. These movies [STiD is not alone among them] that center on terrorist acts do make me uncomfortable because of the tragedies over the last two decades.

Nevertheless, I will shoulder my peacenik’s hypocrisy and see the movie, because I adore Star Trek and hope the film will end on a note of optimism.

Perhaps Spock will be on his back in his Volcano suit, asking if anyone wants to try some schwarma?

232. Dr. Z - April 16, 2013

I agree with the others who have suggested that Harrison is a clone using Khan’s DNA. Regarding the casting of the actor who plays John Harrison, my guess is that they had to chose an actor who looked like Khan or sounded like Khan. They went with the latter. I just watched some clips of Space Seed. The cadence of the speech is almost identical between Harrison and Khan. I also agree with those who suggest that Harrison awakens Khan out of stasis. In the scene with the cryo-tubes it looks like Harrison (the thinner of the two) is walking next to someone with the same hair and body type of Khan.

233. Trekkiegal63 - April 16, 2013

Finally, finally got to see this. It’s been killing me all day.

New definition of torture: broken speakers on my office computer on a day I forget to bring my tablet and phone with me to work and a new Star Trek trailer comes out… in the morning, no less. ;)

Pretty amazing trailer. It was the first one that had me riveted to the screen. I don’t believe I either looked away or blinked, for that matter, once.

Getting excited…

234. Shilliam Watner (Click Name for Trek Poster) - April 16, 2013

Not seeing a lot of Khaniosity here. They obviously aren’t trying anything hear Space Seed or TWOK. So at least people can’t whine about that any more.

In fact, this whole discussion has been so positive. A breath of fresh air. I think the trailer kicks ass, and it looks like we’ll get some good human moments along with the action. Fingers crossed.

But where’s the doctor!?

235. Superman - April 16, 2013

Intrepid from Enterprise, Intrepid descendent from STID:

236. Riker 001 - April 16, 2013

A possible theory…Harrison is Khan in the future “Mirror Mirror” universe. He manages to steal a starship (Could be named Reliant…would be cool) in that universe and somehow the Genesis wave launches him into the past parallel universe.

However the story pans out…this film is going to be Epic..!

237. Michael Hall - April 16, 2013

@ 222–

Mr. Pascale,

Well, I’ve made no secret of my distaste for Trek 2009 around these parts, and even so, I thought this trailer was pretty awesome. Whether the film lives up to it, and can ultimately be consistent Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic take on humanity in spite of its dark tone is another question.

Thanks for all you do, btw, and for putting up with me all these years. :-)

238. John Kirk - April 16, 2013

Don’t you just LOVE the haters that show up in a Star Trek website just before a major motion picture about the show we love is about to be released? Some people are never happy. This is the best time in Star Trek history…

239. Keachick - April 16, 2013

Yay. Nobody, nobody hated the trailer…:)

From what I saw, not all of the movie seemed to set on earth. In fact, it looked as if the Enterprise appeared to be in deep space and then there are the scenes of our three guys on Nibiru, an alien planet. What are the chances that the Enterprise is “the only ship in the quadrant”?

I hope that Orci and team have managed to tick all that has to be on a Star Trek (TOS) alternate or otherwise, checklist – you know – eg
McCoy: “He/she/it is dead, Jim!” – that kind of dialogue… I do hope so…:)

240. An American Pastor of Jesus Christ that loves movies... - April 16, 2013

If I don’t die before seeing this movie, then I’m in for THE BEST TREK EVER for the cinema (not for TV), cuz is not true trek, but it is trek for cinema and thus awesome…dying for me is gain, cuz I’m a Christian and this like everything else that The Lord allows for Christians is just fun in the flesh and so I’ can’t wait THE BEST STAR TREK MOVIE EVER!!!

Also I can’t wait what this obviously talented director does with my also beloved STAR WARS, Just hope Disney doesn’t intervene with stupid fantasy stuff…

Star Trek is back and better then ever on the big screen.

I’ want a less grandiose tv series also just to move the story along from BIG MOVIE to BIG MOVIE as time goes on like on the BOND series of movies.

I will accept other actors playing KIRK, McCoy and others…MY OPINION!

241. Captain, USS Northstar - April 16, 2013

I have nothing original to offer tonight and can only echo a common sentiment expressed on this and other threads:

W O W ! ! !

C’mon May!

242. Captain, USS Northstar - April 16, 2013

Okay — I guess I did have one thing to offer in reply to #220:

I think you are more than likely correct that Pike will meet his end in this film only because in hero mythology, the “father figure” must pass for the “son” (the hero) to reach his/her full potential.

Example: Dumbledore/Harry Potter. Dumbledore must pass in Book 6 of the series for Harry to finally step up, mature, and take on the mantle of “The Chosen One” who will vanquish Voldemort.

I think this probably also gives us insight into Harrison’s voiceover from another trailer: “Is there anything you would not do for family?” Pike is the father this Jim Kirk never had, but there will be a choice — I think Jim may have to sacrifice Pike to save his “Other Family” — his crew.

Okay — that’s it for now.

243. Peons - April 16, 2013

People should see the movie before they blindly believe all this advertising and marketing. Hey, maybe it will be good. Just wait.

244. Anaxagoras of the South - April 16, 2013

Folks, take a real, REAL close look at the section with the stasis/cryo tubes. No doubt there are people in there but what interested me is WHAT kind of people are in there. I took a couple of screen shots, blew them up in GIMP and played around with the color saturation and whatnot, trying to achieve the kind of color deconvolution forensic photographers use to find hidden bruises. Anyway, the point of the matter is…I don’t think those are humans in those tubes. Take a look at the closest two tubes to the “screen” (from the POV of the camera). Those are the ones with the clearest glass panes. I think they’re Klingons. The pinkish color is very distinctive and it’s uniform across the ‘face’ area. In fact, it’s the ONLY thing that’s distinctive. It may be that we’re getting a look at what the Klingons look like in the JJverse. To my perspective, it looks like The Motion Picture-era uniform, vertical ridge going up the forehead and around the skull.

245. Marja - April 17, 2013

233, TrekkieGal … Heh – for almost FOUR YEARS we’ve waited! Glad you got to see the trailer at the end of such a workday :)

I’ve been saying to myself, “Patience, patience, anticipation is a big part of the joy ….”

246. The Sisko - April 17, 2013

If anyone has the ORIGINAL Star Fleet Technical Manual, there are schematics for a Dreadnought Class. So, there is some continuity going on, but to what extent is the mystery. There is something up JJ’s sleeve.,d.dmQ&psig=AFQjCNFdKUHQEdqYwvf4Egnz1_76uHoicw&ust=1366263462869538

247. Noropolis - April 17, 2013

Well done trailer. Well done.

I’m near speechless.

248. A Pastor - April 17, 2013

It’s on 16th here in Puerto Rico, USA

And all my condolences to the familie’s of victims in Boston.

249. Fug Xu - April 17, 2013

Very fanwank ship off the port bow Captain.

250. Bernd Schneider - April 17, 2013

This new movie doesn’t leave out a single Trek movie cliché. There seems to be a Commandment “Thine enemy shalt sail a huge ship”.

251. KirksLove - April 17, 2013

Wow, some of the theories here are really really ridiculous… Quite fun though.

252. Antimatter - April 17, 2013

Anyone heard the crew say the name “John Harrison”? The name is still open to speculation.

253. Uncle Protein - April 17, 2013

Intense Star Trek action; it does NOT get any hotter than this!!!

254. Janice - April 17, 2013

Love it!!! PIKE is there!!

255. Jimj - April 17, 2013

Remember the good old days when everyone thought Star Trek was dead? Some may not want to admit, but JJ Abrams deserves LOTS of credit and so does Bob Orci and the rest of the writers, producers, etc. Unless my instincts are wrong (and they seldom are when it comes to Trek), their two Trek movies are franchise saving and enhancing. Star Trek LIVES!!!!!

256. Yanks - April 17, 2013

Wow!. What an effort by the producers/writers through this whole “trailer” experience. What a ride going through this “reveal” thing they have going on.

And the actors have played along so well too!!!

I’ve enjoyed this from the start and now I can’t wait a month to see this.

More excited now than I was for ST09!! (or any other ST movie other than TMP (yes, I saw it in the theaters))

Oh, and finally they cast a “bad guy” that sounds bad rather than “looks bad”. Well done!!

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but if it’s the Dreadnought, I believe it’s a “Federation Class” not Dreadnought Class.


257. Lt. Daniels - April 17, 2013

Trekmovie please tell us when this new “Star Trek Into Darkness” trailer is out on a DVD or Blu-ray and what movie it is on with.

258. - April 17, 2013

I love it.

Amanda Seyfried favorited my tweet a couple of days ago that it is not long till Star Trek.

Lots of excitement for this movie.

259. Jimj - April 17, 2013

Remember, also, when people thought these guys had no idea/direction or story and that the delay was because Paramount hated it?! All I can say is (and I am confident saying it without even having seen the movie yet) “HA!!!!!!” At this point, I don’t even care if Harrison is Khan, Mitchell, Garth, or just John Harrison. This movie is going to put Star Trek at another level.

260. Trekkiegal63 - April 17, 2013

#245. Marja:

Excellent point! Nine hours is but a drop in the hat compared to four years.

It’s almost strange to realize just how close we are now. I think I might actually kind of miss the anticipation a bit… not that it’s going to prevent me from parking my butt in that theater on the 15th, lol. ;)

261. BLFSisko - April 17, 2013

This Trailer is WAY better than the international one. NOW I really want to see the movie, I´m thrilled.

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263. Peter - April 17, 2013

I think there’s some mis-direction in the trailers regarding the crash-landing. Obviously, the Enterprise winds up planet-side in the water, somehow. Frame-by-frame of Alcatraz being leveled shows the black angular lines of the dreadnaught, and the shot of the crashing ship careening through the city – taking out the sky scraper – is almost certainly the dreadnaught. Watch it enough times and you’ll notice the narrow, angular shape of the nacelle, and the large hole in the center of the saucer section as it passes the camera.

264. Trekkiegal63 - April 17, 2013

This brought laughter to my morning and thought I’d share. Enjoy! ;)

265. Xplodin_Nacelle - April 17, 2013

This movie looks even more awesome than the 2009 one, Wow!!!

266. Rushview - April 17, 2013

The saucer section of Dreadnought clearly has a large ‘window’ all the way through the center plus two smaller triangular ‘windows’ to the sides. If you look at it crashing on Alcatraz to can also the their are 2 smaller ‘domes’ either side of the deflector at the bottom of the hull.

267. NumberOne - April 17, 2013

omg Chills!!! I can’t wait, I am so excited for this movie!.

268. PEB - April 17, 2013

The Dreadnought reminds me of a Trek Online ship

269. DaddlerTheDalek - April 17, 2013

This Trailer is just Awesome! I can’t wait!
The Dreadnought looks like a Beast!

270. Jack - April 17, 2013

I know, I’ve posted this on that other thread, but… I don’t like to lose. So far, Man of Steel is winning…

POLL: ‘Man of Steel’ Vs. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness': Which Trailer Is More Powerful?

271. topas - April 18, 2013


The MTV spot shows the ship crashing into the Bay also having the same traingular ‘holes’.

272. Chain of Command - April 18, 2013

Star Fleet wasn’t screwing around when they built that ship.

273. Charla - April 18, 2013

EPIC looking/sounding!! JJ, Bob, Alex and Damon oh and yes Michael G, you guys are incredible.

What a great feeling it will be for them to see the box office numbers and hear the wonderful reviews this movie is bound to receive- affirming a job very well done and appreciated by most if not all the fans!

SO looking forward for May to arrive, it’s been a long 4 years but it’s looking very much worth the wait.

274. Charla - April 18, 2013

Everyone- we need to bust the poll- we can do it, Trek trailer is by far the better one. Let’s make a statement.

(I’m a little competitive too.)

275. Flake - April 18, 2013

The man of steel trailer is good except for that last bit where superman excuses himself. Not anywhere near as good as the Star Trek trailer but as a life long trekkie I am massively biased :P

276. - April 18, 2013

The big ship you see is actually from an alternative universe, 100 years in the future.

The title “Into Darkness” borrows from “Mirror Darkly”. This is not only a ship nearly 100 years in the future (similar to Enterprise E) but it is from a evil, darker universe.

The idea is to weave into the movie plots from several TOS episodes as well as TNG and Enterprise.

There. Now you can stop speculating.

277. Keachick - April 18, 2013

I wonder if John Harrison is not like David Robert Jones from Fringe. If not John Harrison, then somebody else…

278. Commodore Adams - April 18, 2013

@ 6. Dennis Bailey – April 16, 2013

Too late in the comments to matter but still have to say it.

Im 30 years old, been watching Trek since I was 4. Bottom line, im excited because I have never seen Star Trek in its absolute awesome form and I mean the epicness JJ has brought to it. I will always love TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and the pre JJ movies more, because it mean more to me, its what I grew up with, it has the values, ethics, and morals that I love. We have never seen “this side” of Star Trek so yea, im pretty f*cking excited! :)

279. Lt. Daniels - April 20, 2013

#276 I like your idea of “Mirrow Darkly”

280. Dr Leah Brahams - April 22, 2013

Anyone remember the “ship out of time”
Comment from a few months ago that got mysteriously squashed?!?
Seems like bob orci let that slip and tried to retract. This Is a ship from the future. 1701-E is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.