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Watch: New Japanese Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer + Shot-By-Shot Analysis + New Warp Effect April 24, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

A new Japanese trailer has been released for Star Trek Into Darkness – where the films opens in August. The new trailer is different than the other international promos and contains a number of new shots. Watch it below along with TrekMovie’s patented shot-by-shot analysis – but beware of spoilers.      



New Japan Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer & Poster

The new trailer from Japan differs from the other international trailers and contains a few things not seen elsewhere.

While we are talking about Japan, here is their new poster. It uses the standard international poster but adds new tagline copy, which translates as "Humanity’s greatest weak point is love."

Japan Trailer Analysis  (SPOILERS)


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The trailer contains a few new elements, here is a breakdown of what’s new.

Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) addresses meeting at Starfleet HQ attended by Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto)


Marcus: By now all of you heard what happened in London…

Marcus: And inthe name of those we lost, you will this bastard down

New warp effect

Star Trek 2009 Warp effect
Here is a comparison from the last movie

Kirk prepares to fire on Harrisons jumpship during attack on Starfleet HQ

Harrison talks to Kirk in USS Enterprise sick bay


Harrison: You cannot even guarantee the safety of your own crew.

Harrison looks down to Spock on floating barge in San Francisco

Uhura walks towards some Klingons on Qo’noS

USS Vengeance heads towards USS Enterprise above Earth

USS Enterprise falls to Earth without any apparent power

crowd reacts to crashing ship in San Francisco

Saucer of ship crashing into San Francisco


Evolution of Warp

This ships don’t change, but it seems that they change the warp effect with every movie. Here is a breakdown of warp from the previous 11 Star Trek movies (thanks to aureaxxi)    .

More Trailers and Analysis

Check out TrekMovie’s other analyses:

Thanks to Ateban  for tip



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1. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - April 24, 2013

Sorry, Anthony, this video is coming up with the words ‘ This video is private’ when I try to play it. I’m in Australia…

2. c0mBaTkArL - April 24, 2013

ummm…no can see. Video is private.

3. meepmeep189 - April 24, 2013

Same here in the US

4. Robnhud - April 24, 2013

Video is private?

5. Melllvar - April 24, 2013

New warp ftw!!

Seeing the light streaks in TMP was one of the coolest movie moments in my childhood. Such a trippy concept. Now, the children of a new generation can have that same experience (if they hve not already been completely desensitised to effects by Transformers, etc).

Ok… well maybe the kids won’t appreciate it anymore.

But we can ;)

6. CmdrR - April 24, 2013

“private,” eh? Is that what I hope it is?

Alice Eve, Kirk, an uncorked bottle of Saurian Brandy, and a shaky cell phone?

7. Anthony Pascale - April 24, 2013

video is working now sorry

8. Smike - April 24, 2013

The new Warp FX are quite TMPesque…Good!

9. starman - April 24, 2013

anthony, message on video says “this video is private” and doen’t play….

10. AyanEva - April 24, 2013

Yep, I got the “video is private” too here in the US. Thought it was just my computer.

11. starman - April 24, 2013

great video….thanks for fixing!

12. CmdrR - April 24, 2013

Working now.
“Star T-uh-rek. Ieentew Dahkness.”

Love it.

13. Anthony Pascale - April 24, 2013

if you cant see video try reloading it is set to public now…no country block

14. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - April 24, 2013

Thank you, Anthony, for all your efforts.

Now that I’ve watched the trailer, and taking into account all that I’ve seen or read on this site and others over the past few months: I’ve decided that the more I see, the less I know…

15. Lostrod - April 24, 2013

Works for me. US. Texas!

16. AyanEva - April 24, 2013

Very cool. I love how Peter Weller delivers that line, “You will run this bastard down.” (As a Robocop fan, I keep half expecting him to say, “Dead or alive, you are coming with me at some point.” Too much to hope for though.)

I think the Enterprise E in later movies has the worst warp effect. What is that even? I don’t remember it being quite that sad but my mind automatically jumps to the Enterprise D warp effects when I think of TNG so maybe that’s why.

I really liked the 2009 effect because that loud, sudden snap and bang really just makes the whole effect. Hope it’s not too different from that but I do like seeing the stretching starlight effect again.

17. JøhnRambø - April 24, 2013

Oh my god…….look at this awesome warp effect!!!

I can’t wait to see this in 3D!

18. Aix - April 24, 2013

“You will run this bastard down.” -Marcus

“You can’t even guarantee the safety of your own crew” -Harrison

Perfectly delivered lines!

19. JohnJJKlingonRambo - April 24, 2013

and the new Klingons are badass. much better than the ridiculously prime klingons.

20. TUP - April 24, 2013

Well I did something stupid. I read the spoilers.

I’m glad I did. At least now I won’t be rolling my eyes as much throughout the movie. On paper, this movie sounds horrendous.

One can hope….

21. Phil - April 24, 2013

Kinda cool in Japanese….

22. Kev - April 24, 2013

AyanEva – yeah also some of the production crew for trek in the old days were evidently fans of Weller too. As the moto for the excelsior was where ever you go there you are

a quote from one of his films, Buckaro Banzi I believe, the film the latest doctor who knicked his style from it looks like too lol and they had him guest star on DS9 at one point.

so it only makes sense that he’s in the latest trek film.’

23. Eminiar7 - April 24, 2013

Just to warn folks, “Star Trek Into Darkness” reviews are starting to pop up on the web from Australia and elsewhere, some of them with full plot spoilers so beware if you go Googling for reviews. It may be that some of the plot spoilers are bogus, but likely many are real.

24. Michael Sussman - April 24, 2013

Excited, can’t wait to see, yadda. Love the modified warp effect (guess it’s different depending on the angle you see it from… yeah, that’s it).

Do wish they’d kept the “stars sailing by the window” from TOS and the modified streaky rainbow stars in TNG. The “bright swirling wormhole”-thingy from the reboot is a little too Star Wars for my taste. Kinda negates the reason for having a big viewscreen/window on the bridge if you’re just gonna be assaulted by a blinding light.

25. Steve Johnson - April 24, 2013

Though the irony is that the blinding white light makes a lot of sense for an FTL engine. THe idea would be that you’re warping the fabric of space, and light would thusly push towards the front of the ship whereas at the back you’d have darkness.

26. TUP - April 24, 2013

Major spoilers right in the headlines of google searches so yeah don’t even look for reviews if you don’t want to know

But now that I do know I can’t imagine some of the spoilers remaining a secret until the North American premier.

27. KK - April 24, 2013

The Japanese trailer is cool!

28. jotin - April 24, 2013

Well it looks like its the Vengeance that crashes in to the city. The bottom of the hull matches and so does the shape of the ship (the necell pylons that were mentioned to be different then the E)

29. Dr. Cheis - April 24, 2013

I feel bad for Japanese fans. I wouldn’t be able to watch an entire movie subtitled with that ridiculous font.

30. KirksLove - April 24, 2013

That’s because you’re not Japanese. Wow, I hope your comment was a joke.

31. madtrekfanuk - April 24, 2013

I always loved the warp effect used in the original movie era (ST:TMP -> ST:VI)

This new effect looks better than the one used previously in ST09 however…

Now all I want to see is the transporter effect as used in ST:II and ST:III – the one with the blue/purple effects – always looked good to me!

32. Thomas - April 24, 2013

I’m actually loving those Klingon helmets. They give the Klingons an air of menace they’ve never had before.

33. ironhyde - April 24, 2013

Love the new warp effect. Whew. Thank goodness, finally something positive to grab onto about the recent clips… Mind you, I did like all the trailers except the superbowl one..

34. Buzz Cagney - April 24, 2013

Perhaps the movie will actually make some sense in Japanese?

35. WillH85 - April 24, 2013

Like the new warp effect. Wish they’d add the warp flash back, but this still looks better than the effect in the last movie.

36. sick puppy - April 24, 2013

About messing with history, who really cares at this point as long as somebody is bringing me, not Kirk, Urura or Spock but Enterprise, I’m in love again and it’s wonderful….

37. DaddlerTheDalek - April 24, 2013

Wow. I really didn’t expected the TMP loke Warp Effects!

38. Toby - April 24, 2013

I still cringe when I see the E warping in TFF, the effects are dreadful the ship doesn’t even set off straight! Cannot wait for Into Darkness though!

39. Toby - April 24, 2013

#3 Totally agree, never liked the way the Enterprise warped in TNG or it’s movies, for me the best is TMP or the first WoK warp, the big E storming off should be a thing to gawp at and a major event in any Trek movie, in the later TNG movies it looks like the E leaves smoke behind it, WTF? Shame as the 1701-E is my joint fave alongside the 1701 refit and ‘A’

40. Augusta - April 24, 2013

Yeah, beware of plot spoilers. I was on Tumblr yesterday and someone posted something like ‘so I saw these spoilers recently’. I know I shouldn’t have, but I thought it wasn’t going to be a major spoiler. Thankfully, though, it’s reassuring to know that some may be bogus. With all these posts being tossed around about Harrison’s identity, I hope that is true.

41. Commander K - April 24, 2013

To avoid spoilers and still see what reviews are like just go to Rotten Tomato and keep an eye on the reviews coming in…at least it’ll give you an impression of what critics thing without ruining the plot

42. Lurker - April 24, 2013

And with a good home theater grade subwoofer, the 2009 warp effect will rattle your teeth and everything else in the room.

43. Aix - April 24, 2013

@41 I’ve read the IGN review. It’s spoiler-free, nothing revealed. Just overall impression. Not on RT though.

44. Calastir - April 24, 2013

The Klingons look like ‘Predator’-rejects…

45. Melllvar - April 24, 2013


Thank you Calastir, for that fascinating and comforting message. Give the film a chance perhaps?

(with that said, I would like to see their faces…)

46. Toby - April 24, 2013

#3 Totally agree, never liked the way the Enterprise warped in TNG or it’s movies, for me the best is TMP or the first WoK warp, the big E storming off should be a thing to gawp at and a major event in any Trek movie, in the later TNG movies it looks like the E leaves smoke behind it, WTF? Shame as the 1701-E is my joint fave alongside the 1701 refit and ‘A’

Doh! meant that to be #16!

47. Neil - April 24, 2013

Is it me or does the video cutoff abruptly?

48. Neil - April 24, 2013

Peter Weller obviously got to use the one swearword that they’ll be allowed for the film rating.

49. KHAAAN, the weasel - April 24, 2013

Maybe I’m easily impressed, but YES, those Klingons look BADASS!
Still with every new bit of the movie that I see, my hopes for something more … cerebral than Trek ’09 dwindle… Don’t get me wrong: I’m not asking for two hours of self-referential t(r)echnobabble, neither do I hope for “TMP 2013″, but my main grudge against Trek ’09 was that it did fall flat on some of the aspects which made Star Trek (mainly the TV shows) more than just “shiny action adventure … IN SPACE!”
The whole “strange new worlds”-thing seems to be getting less and less important, which means that the high concept (which made TOS and TNG so interesting), of people dealing with the unknown is starting to fall flat.

50. singularity87 - April 24, 2013

The ship crashing seems in part an homage to Star Trek Generations. Rather more dramatic hitting a city though.

It’s amazing the ability of out of control ships in Star Trek to nonetheless home in on a city to crash into (see Star Trek IV) rather than the rest of the planet’s surface. : )

51. Calastir - April 24, 2013

Drooling fanboy comments aren’t insightful either, yet I don’t see you complaining then.
Let’s just not tell each other what to think, ok?

52. Mad Mann - April 24, 2013

Those Klingons do look very cool. Their helmets sorta look like the Uruk-hai helmets from Lord of the Rings, though. I was hoping that their costumes would be based on the TOS design more. It kinda does.

53. Moputo Jones - April 24, 2013

Has anyone seen anything by the Supreme Court on why the JJverse Klingons wear complete face masks? I don’t recall Klingons wearing masks in any of the series.

54. Chris Roberts - April 24, 2013

Looking good. Although it wouldn’t hurt to allow a millisecond longer, for the streaking, stretching warp effect to be seen. Makes for a great screencapture, but is pretty much blink and you’ve missed it onscreen.

55. Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood - April 24, 2013

New promo clip about Spock narrated by John Harrison, like the one from Kirk–star-trek-into-darkness-clip–disrupting-spock-113134075.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Can we guess what he is screaming at :33? #PicardFacepalm

56. Dr. Image - April 24, 2013

I’m GLAD Doug Trumbull couldn’t do the stretch, because his doppler-distorted effect blows them all away. Great compilation!

57. Captain, USS Northstar - April 24, 2013

@55 — That is some look of rage on Spock’s face in that clip at :33 — wow. Something not-so-good has happened there.

@39 — totally agree. The Enterprise-E is definitely one of my design favorites and looks so majestic, but that venting of exhaust when jumping to warp is just not right.

58. Chris Roberts - April 24, 2013

@55 Do they still have zippers in the future?


59. NCC-73515 - April 24, 2013

Klingon helmets have already been mentioned in ‘Klingon for the Galactic Traveller’, so I consider them canon ;)

60. Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood - April 24, 2013

@57 – Freeze-frame it and read the type on the glass…”Authorized Personnel”…Is this the “hands on glass scene”?

61. James - April 24, 2013

So far, the only things to look forward to in this movie are Alice Eve as Carol Marcus, and Peter Weller. The Enterprise bridge still looks like Apple designed it with all levels of abstraction and obstructions in the way of people walking, with obtuse controls and irritating spotlights seemingly designed to shine directly in your eyes at all times; the ship itself is irritatingly misbalanced with gigantic warp engines sitting at the edge of a ridiculously tiny engineering section, and a mis-sized saucer section. Again, why is a recent academy graduate given the flagship of the fleet, when there are much more experienced officers ahead of him?

62. (The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - April 24, 2013


Because if Kirk weren’t the captain of the Enterprise, people would be whining to no end about the movie.

Oh, wait….


63. Giez - April 24, 2013

Is that Nichelle, the former Uhura, in that later shot of the ship crashing??

64. Kirk1701 - April 24, 2013

The edge of the saucer section of 1701 refit, A, and this one always reminds me of a Sony PS T20 turntable. I’m sure it’s no coincidence.

65. martin - April 24, 2013

TMP always had the best warp effect. The next 5 movies the warp effect was pretty weak – they looked like they were made with pastel chalks.

I also always liked the 1701-D warp effects, and then the improvement with the 1701-E in FC.

While the Nemesis effect was an interesting change, being such a clean effect, but it looked like the ship left a patch of dirt behind the ship.

2009’s effect I think was the best since TMP. Adding a streak isn’t a bad change to that. Not sure why it makes so much noise in space though.

66. bringbacktrekagain - April 24, 2013

So after taking on that much damage, there’s obviously some surpirses coming in a ‘refitted’ Enterprise at the end of the movie I take it???

67. Legate Damar - April 24, 2013

Sounds like Peter Weller’s new Trek character is just about as rational as his old Trek character. I wonder if Paxton and Marcus are related.

68. Thomas - April 24, 2013

Just read the review on IGN. They gave it an overall positive review that seems to confirm something I’ve come to believe after reading spoilers: if what the spoilers says are true, then this is going to rise and fall on Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance

69. JohnRambo - April 24, 2013


never believe IGN!

70. JohnRambo - April 24, 2013

Another John Harrison Promo on !!! Spock

71. Factchecker - April 24, 2013

I look forward to seeing this exciting original story because I’m tired of endless remakes, reboots, rehashes, and the lack of originality in Hollywood.


72. Captain, USS Northstar - April 24, 2013

@60 — Could be — but with that reaction, it seems like he’s on the outside looking in…so who is inside that would cause that kind of emotional outburst? I can only think of two possibilities, neither of which is good.

73. Captain, USS Northstar - April 24, 2013

@60 — Similar glass at :20 as well. I wonder if those scenes can be paired with separate clips of Scotty comforting Uhura? If so, that leads me to one conclusion of who is on the other side of the divider.

74. topas - April 24, 2013


Seems like they still cannot decide on the look of San Francisco. A quick comparison from the japanese trailer and the first one, 4 months old.

London is identical, with exception of small craft / shuttles etc. added.

75. Dennis C - April 24, 2013

I mentioned in a different post that my concern is that if we are dealing with Khan we’ll see a reverse death sequence at the end of the movie. That shot of Spock’s hand on the glass would seem to suggest that it’s Kirk on the other side and in the trailer it looks like he and Scotty are the only two around to do anything about saving the ship. So, what if it’s Kirk who makes the ultimate sacrifice by saving his ship and crew? Remember, Scotty says that the ship is lost, Kirk says they can still save it.


– “Captain! You canna’ go in there! It’s radiation!”

– “Spock was right, Scotty. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. I have to do this.”

Blah, blah, blah, Kirk jumps in, saves the ship and crew, final farewell to Spock, then dies. Of course bringing him back is something I haven’t quite figured out so it likely doesn’t pan out like this.

Either way, I have my tickets for 5/15 at 8p. Fingers crossed.

76. Tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood - April 24, 2013

@72 & @73

Well since the person on the other side is wearing a gold command uniform…

77. Thorny - April 24, 2013

75… Oh god, please no. If they do that, this will be the first Trek movie I watch once and never again.

78. tp3000 - April 24, 2013

Clicking on the warp streaks shot above takes you to picture 06 when it should link to 05 – that is the correct zoomed image.

79. Commander K - April 24, 2013

Hold on a second…..does the Vengeance save the Enterprise from falling towards Earth and thus sacrificing itself?!

80. Dennis C - April 24, 2013

@79. I hope you’re right but I think in the end it will ultimately be Kirk who saves the Enterprise. “HarriKahn” says that a Captain should go down with his ship and I suspect that he’s talking about the Vengeance at the end of the film. Crashing into a heavily populated city doesn’t seem like a selfless act but, like a poor marksmen, he keeps missing the target.


81. Factchecker - April 24, 2013

All these mindless action/vengeance movies….

….I grow fatigued again.

82. Rick C - April 24, 2013

hey… I think the “design shape” of the USS Vengeance impulse drive ports look a lot like the shape of the NX01 mpulse drive ports, which were of course inspired by the shape of TOSE Impulse drive housing mount … and both those elements were combined in CG artist Ricky Wallace’s “1701 Prime Alternative” model back in early 2010 seen here
Check it out…

83. Cant Wait Fer ST:ID - April 24, 2013

Can anybody imagine how boring a space movie would be like if the sound effects (none) were realistic for the entire show? I really liked the short moment of silence during the Kelvin vs. Narada battle. It added to the intensity of the action but silent warp effects, phaser fire, explosions and all other activity outside the ship for the entire movie would be a franchise killer.

My biggest disappointments about ST2009 was the Star Warsy Jellyfish ship (design and engine sound) and the blasters Kirk and Spock used. I really missed seeing phaser beams.

I’m glad these movies aren’t “cerebral”. IMO, there’s nothing more boring to watch.

84. Cant Wait Fer ST:ID - April 24, 2013

Forgot to add: I love the new Klingon look but hoping the language is still guttural.

85. Anthony Pascale - April 24, 2013

Yes noticed that the SF shots have evolved, same with Spock jumping off barge shot. I guess it shows they are perfectionists even though I see no advantage in the changes it was apparently important to someone

86. Simon - April 24, 2013

Digital Domain’s warp effect from NEMESIS is the worst. Smoke trails. Seriously. No continuity from the effects of the previous films or the tv series ENTERPRISE that was running concurrently.

87. Jonboc - April 24, 2013

Don’t care for the cartooney rainbow effect, and the rubber band stretch looks ridiculous…but I love 2009’s version as the ship practically disappears before our very eyes, complimented with the kick-ass “punch-it” sound effect …really slaps you the face and says “now THAT’S fast!”.

The streaks are ok, not needed, but ok…I just hope they don’t lose the sound effect, that’s what makes you sit up and take notice. In a THX theater, at least. :)

88. Qpid - April 25, 2013

#86 + #87

I’m putting my vote in for ST:V as the worst warp effect which was supposedly done by a defunct effects house. Yes the smoke trails are lame and the rainbow effects are a bit goofy.. but in V, the Enterprise is moving forward in a odd stop motion style with the streaks pasted on as an afterthought….awful.

89. Simon - April 25, 2013

@88 – ST:V has the worst FX (from “Associates and Ferren”), but what they were trying to do was an imitation of the warp jump done by ILM of the previous films, so I didn’t count it as an “original” like Digital Domain’s.

It was just horrible motion control with animated warp streaks. Bran Ferren was in way over his head. Ralph Winter was butthurt over the “Co-Produced By Industrial Light & Magic” credit ILM got at the end of IV and did not renew the contract. Needless to say when VI rolled around guess who got the call…

90. Disinvited - April 26, 2013

#83. Cant Wait Fer ST:ID – April 24, 2013


“* On April 6,1968, Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction classic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY makes its debut in movie theaters. The film clocked in at around three hours and contained less than 40 minutes of dialogue, with long stretches of absolute silence or of the sound of human breathing.”

Its not unheard of.

91. Ameraka - April 26, 2013

The terrorism angle seems more relevant than ever after the Boston bombings. A prominent city getting bombed–manhunt for the terrorist…

92. Luke - May 19, 2013

SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT. I’m assuming that by now most have watched the new star trek film. Huge fan of the entire franchise myself. I must say, regarding the 09 film, I LOVED the warp effect. It blew me away. The sound was beastly and the sheer velocity at which it leaves makes you think, yes, that is warp! The new warp effect….why they changed it yet again, I don’t know. They didn’t change the transporter effect so why change the warp. It’s not great. The sound of glittery sparkles it leaves behind is not great either. That said, I LOVED the film. Loved it. Spock’s rage in revenge for Kirk’s death, tremendous acting. And of course, Cumberbatch stealing the show. I found it ridiculous though that the flagship is seemingly left to fall to Earth and left to their own devices. This is Earth, the capital of the Federation. How many vessels with tractor beams would be in orbit. So many. So many ships that could render assistance. Planetary defenses, and so on and so on. That Earth would allow the Enterprise to just fall to it’s destruction and cause huge destruction on the ground let alone let the Vengeance take out half of SF is just too unbelievable. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.