Watch: 2 New Star Trek Into Darkness TV Spots – New Footage

There are two new short USA TV Spots that have been released by Paramount. Each one ups the action and each one has a bit of new footage and/or dialog to check out. Watch them below along with our usual analysis but beware of spoilers.


2 new short TV spots

Here are the new USA TV spots. Both are short but contain a tiny bit of new footage

The Future

The Dark


Analysis (spoilers)





The Future

USS Vengeance heads towards San Francisco

Spock fights John Harrison as Uhura aims phaser in background


The Dark

Kirk and Spock talk to Admiral Marcus


Kirk: This could just be the beginning

Admiral Marcus: At what?

Kirk: All out war

Spock strapped into the Captain’s chair


Spock: Hold on

John Harrison fires at some Klingons

Kirk shoots at some Klingons



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May 3, 2013 5:05 am

Looks like they’re giving the future away…

May 3, 2013 5:09 am

This is getting silly – I want to watch this film sooo bad at the cinema, not in loads of little clips, they’ve released FAR too much footage now, it’s spoiling it for me!

May 3, 2013 5:10 am

Looking good!!! Seeing the movie next Wednesday/Thursday for the first midnight screening!!

May 3, 2013 5:19 am

Can. Not. Wait.

It’s a pity I have to…

Where’s the TARDIS when I need it?

May 3, 2013 5:32 am

The Vengeance looks alot like the Sovereign from that angle.

May 3, 2013 5:35 am

#2 – THEN DON’T WATCH THE CLIPS! It’s that simple: don’t want to see a clip? Don’t watch a clip. See? No spoiling happens.

The only thing that’s silly is people like you saying these clips are spoiling the movie for you. That’s you own fault; nobody’s making you watch anything. Stop being silly.

May 3, 2013 5:42 am

Can’t wait seeing at midnight on the 8th (well really early on the 9th)

May 3, 2013 6:22 am

I’m doing the midnight session in Melbourne.

My Mr Spock wig has not arrived in the post yet. Getting anxious.

May 3, 2013 6:30 am

@6 I DIDN’T WATCH THE CLIP, I just read the article which clearly spoils the identity of the ship the crashes, now jog on!

copper based blood
May 3, 2013 6:37 am

It’s not as if we had not worked out what ship in was that crashes into the bay.

May 3, 2013 6:43 am

@9. Toby

… and Anthony warns everyone before they can see any spoilers, that there are spoilers…

May 3, 2013 6:59 am

#9 – Um…then don’t read the article. Duh. Oh, and since you complained about the clips in your first comment–the footage specifically, not the article–I responded to you about watching the clips.

May 3, 2013 7:06 am


You’re a fool if you didn’t know the identity of it anyway. Hanging around this site every day as I’m sure you are, you were bound to pick it up.

Unless everyone else is blind?

May 3, 2013 7:06 am

I’m seriously starting to question whether or not Harrison is the true villain in this movie…almost thinking that it’s Admiral Marcus

May 3, 2013 7:06 am

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May 3, 2013 7:34 am

I chan’t believe after all their effort to do nu-Trek, that they’re re-purposing old villains and huge chunks of Trek II to diguse the fact this new series of films already lack any originality, or true heart, depth and identity.


Take away the FX and “homages” to Trek II what are you left with?

Hope they’ll get a proper bona-fide sci-fi writer (not glorified fanboy hacks!) in for no.3 and re-orientate ths new series in the correct direction. No more villain of the week after revenge, and more imaginative use of the Trek universe! The new cast certainly deserve it, as does – more importantly – Gene Roddenberry’s legacy

Kyle Swinderman
May 3, 2013 7:42 am

Did any one else catch the screen shot at 0:08 in the future tv spot? It shows Uhura pointing a phaser towards Harrison while Spock is fighting him!

May 3, 2013 7:44 am



Captain Dunsel
May 3, 2013 7:45 am

OK – this is straight from the “department of nit picking”. But the photo tagged “Kirk and Spock talk to Admiral Maruis” finally made me realize the one tiny thing that struck me wrong about Pine and Quinto versus Shatner and Nimoy. Their relative HEIGHT. Pine is much taller than Shatner, and so the disparity that my eyes are *accustomed* to seeing isn’t there between Kirk and Spock.

(And before anyone starts spouting off about “haters”, I am NOT criticizing the casting. I am just making an observation about *perception*.)

May 3, 2013 7:50 am

“this new series of films already lack any originality, or true heart, depth and identity.”
Have you seen the new film?

“Take away the FX and “homages” to Trek II what are you left with?”
Humour, angst, action, emotion, an original and believable perspective on Kirk and Spock in particular and an immensely engaging examination of beloved characters in a new context.

And a LOT of heart.

porthoses bitch
May 3, 2013 7:55 am

@8 When I read “the Melbourne” I heard Shelby’s voice in my head….accompanied by Rik5ers sag of the shoulders.

Much like the Thermians in Galaxy Quest………”Gilligans Island” “Those poor people……….”

May 3, 2013 8:06 am

Need some advice guys:

I’m not sure whether to be sad enough to see the first showing of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ at 12.05am on the 9th

What do you all reckon?.

May 3, 2013 8:06 am

@Capt. Dunsel
It took you all this time to notice that Pine is a lot taller than Shatner??
But, both Shatner and Nimoy deserve credit for having created, even channeled, these iconic characters. Sure, the Incredible Roddenberry too, but in the week to week grind of shooting a 1960s tv series, how many of the little traits, humor — which we recognize as BEING these characters, came from Shatner and Nimoy as they simply – acted?! Now what they created almost spontaneously and brilliantly, has these slick, perfectly coiffed, expensive premieres worldwide and everyone smiles just right. No scrounging for costumes in the ’60s “Mission Impossible” set just to get thru the week’s episode, no suits called Herbert telling these 2013 perfect people, “No, you can’t do that!” And, these “perfect people” really do not WANT to do what they are told not to, they really do not WANT to go where no show has gone before, except in terms of FX and big splash. They want to make a movie that fits all the requirements and knocks your socks off too and good for them. It’s better than nothing by far. Yes, I’m looking forward to ID, and yes, I’m one of those old Trekkers who wrote and read fanfic and campaigned to have the first space shuttle named Enterprise. I’ll be in the ID line, first showing. I’ll enjoy it greatly but–I will remember.

May 3, 2013 8:07 am

Disagreed Gornsky – shadows of the real McCoy….. And a heart shamelessly cribbed from a far superior era, or moments, of Trek.

But glad you enjoyed it.

May 3, 2013 8:12 am
@JSM I would tend to agree, especially on your comment about the writers. A lot of fans seem to place all the blame on Abrams for the various problems with Star Trek 2009 and the now obvious flaws in it’s sequel. I think the majority of the blame is on the writers. They gave us weak storylines, poorly thought out villians and cookie cutter characters that lack depth. On top of all that, where previous Trek has always moved us forward the new Sar Trek movies are taking us backwards…and not in a good way. Abrams was an excellent choice to direct the new movies, the casting for the was excellent overall, the budget was certainly there and with modern special effects nothing should have held these movies back. Yet, despite all they have going for them they still manage to disappoint. While fun to watch they lack the originality and heart of previous Star Trek incarnations and in my opinion do more harm to the Trek Universe than good. With better concepts and writers these new Star Trek movies could have been truly epic. They could have carried Gene’s dream into a new generation and passed on the very important messages of Star Trek. Instead they pass on a degenerating message, a “dumbing down” of Star Trek for future generations. Sadly…or perhaps for the best, the new movies will quickly be forgotten and all we can do is hope for something better in the future. Ironically that is pretty… Read more »
porthoses bitch
May 3, 2013 8:20 am

@21 Are we talking “sad” as it pathetic ? Hell no brother….

Now if we were talking about camping out at the theater for 3 days when you already have advance tickets…maybe…..

May 3, 2013 8:21 am


Do it! Do it! do it!

I am

May 3, 2013 8:22 am

@16. Kyle Swinderman

Oooh – well spotted.

KHAAAN the weasel
May 3, 2013 8:47 am

Projectile weapons? REALLY?? The “pew pew”-Phasers of Trek ’09 were something that took a little getting used to, but those guns in the spots are defintely very un-Trek-like.

May 3, 2013 8:53 am

JSM, you didn’t answer my question about the movie. I was curious as to whether you were basing your impressions on seeing the movie in its entirety, or from reading spoilers and reviews.

Michael Hall
May 3, 2013 8:56 am

@ 15 JSM, 24 Jensen–

Couldn’t agree with you more as regards Trek 2009. But INTO DARKNESS hasn’t premiered yet, so why not hold your fire until you have more concrete data to work with than your guesses, suppositions, and estimates of what this film will be about?

(And, TWOK knockoff or not, at least it looks to be more substantive than its predecessor, for which I’m grateful. Though admittedly, that doesn’t set the bar all that high.)

May 3, 2013 9:31 am

Oh God, it’s so annoying… 99 % of the people who have seen this film yet have loved it. Still people here trying to write it down before it’s even released. What a bunch of nit-picking, close-minded, negative spoil sports you are..

Curious Cadet
May 3, 2013 9:40 am

I’m still not convinced those are seat belts. Has this been confirmed with anybody?

May 3, 2013 9:50 am


I thought the same thing.

I also wondered if maybe it isn’t the Enterprise after all, and perhaps it is a different ship that Spock may or may not be on. (Sorry if that’s too spoilerish)

After all the other scene where it shows Spock in the captain’s chair shows an unfamiliar woman in the navigator’s position.

Dr. Image
May 3, 2013 10:03 am

Hell, I’m a Trek “purist,” but I’m also the first to admit that Abrams produced one hell of an entertaining film in 2009, despite the numerous “flaws” of sloppy research and design work regarding Trek as we had come to know it.
Therefore, I’m totally on board with this one.
After all, go back an look at the plodding, incoherent mess that was Nemesis and remember where things were heading- makes one appreciate this version all the more.

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Not sure that this has been mentioned anywhere before, but there’s an interview with Chris Pine in today’s edition of The Mirror (UK). He says that he’s committed to a 3rd and 4th Star Trek films!

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

For some reason, I am addicted to hearing Spock say “Hold on.” He sounds so normal!


Great catch. Anyone up for some prognostication? Here is my guess regarding that scene:

One thing I have noticed is that it seems like all the STID away missions, they are wearing uniforms or gear of some sort. In that scene Spock and Uhura are wearing their Starfleet uniforms, which makes me wonder if it isn’t an away mission but rather some sort of unplanned event.

So here is my prediction: In the #3 trailer, there is scene on the bridge. It shows Spock looking terrified. Then, a bit later, in the exact same scene (which you can tell bc the exact same crew members are in the exact same position), Jim turns around to say I’m sorry, and Spock is gone. Also, Lt. Uhura is not there either.

We’ve all seen the scenes of Spock running like a bat out of Hades. And, then the scene of him and Cumby throwing down. Now, it appears Lt. Uhura is there as well. So, my guess is that something happens to Uhura, perhaps she gets kidnapped or tries to go after Harrison herself. Maybe Spock sees it on the screen or Kirk says something. And, then he immediately goes after her, hauls it to get there, and that’s when the fight begins.

I very well may be wrong, but that’s my guess. And, I love the guessing game. I’m getting antsy, can ya tell?

May 3, 2013 10:17 am

Some of this “at least it’s better than Nemesis” sounds like “satisfaction with mediocrity” in regards to passing a low, low bar.

ST09 was a fine and fun ride, but let’s face it: MASSIVE amounts of internal logic were violated surrounding Delta Vega IV: being close enough to a new black hole that Vulcan was 5x the size of our moon, and of course Kirk getting dumped two blocks from Spock, and a half mile from Scotty.

Some of these reviews imply more of that logic jumping occurs during this film’s second half, and THAT’s what I’m worried about. Taking the needle off the record to skip ahead of something you’ve boxed yourself into is lazy writing, I don’t care how fast onscreen events are occuring in order to hide it. It’s sloppy screenwriting.

And in that way, it’s not like Trek at all.

May 3, 2013 10:18 am

Yeah, I really DID NOT want to know that was the USS Vengeance crashing into San Francisco…

May 3, 2013 10:28 am

What a bunch of HERBERTS!!! :p JJ Trek has been really well done, he managed to capture the feel of the original series season 2 action episodes and taken them to a new level. They totally get what made the original characters tick.

May 3, 2013 10:29 am

@38 .. We’ve known what ship it was from day one. Never was the Enterprise, that’s fer sure.

May 3, 2013 10:34 am

If you couldn’t tell from all the clips before hand that it wasn’t the enterprise crashing into the bay. then you deserve to “have it spoiled”

May 3, 2013 10:56 am
@9, 11 & 12: Your missing my point, although admittedly I maybe should have been clearer in my original post. I’ve been coming on to this site for (what seems like an ice age) 6 months, reading all the articles, and enjoying most peoples comments Trekkers old and young, the round of clips that have been put up I’ve avoided watching, but seen the selection of stills and read the articles – so far until today this has resulted in not spoiling the film for me as by looking at the still you cant see the context of the scenes. My beef is not with but with the existence of these clips at all, why all the secrecy if you’re going to blow major plot points a week before release? Yes I suspected it could well be the USS Vengeance crashing into SF, (just as I SUSPECT a couple of other plot points) but I was clinging to the fact that things were being kept with a level of ambiguity – it didn’t look big enough and was simply another ship from the other trailers. I knew from the off it wasn’t the Enterprise (I saw TMP at the cinema so I’ve been a fan of Trek long enough to know my shit). To be absolutely fair I didn’t read the ‘beware of spoilers’ bit and jumped straight to the stills so my bad really. And to anyone who says ‘why come on this site then’ I’ve been a… Read more »
May 3, 2013 10:58 am
May 3, 2013 10:59 am

@19. Well, relative to Pine and Quinto, Karl Urban is friggin huge!!

May 3, 2013 11:46 am

PRE-APRIL 2013: Secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy.

POST-APRIL 2013: STID is released on the internet prior to box office release.

May 3, 2013 11:49 am

I believe I saw the second spot (or one very much like it) on the “Big Bang Theory” last night.

11 days and counting to the Fan Sneak!

May 3, 2013 11:51 am

JSM, Jensen and BH.

Thank you for being wise.
Thank you for not being sheep.
Thank you for not being easily duped.
Thank you for not putting up with mediocrity.
Thank you for not accepting something that has been dumbed down and watered down for the masses.
Thank you for not blindly liking something simply because it has Star Trek in the title.
Thank you for thinking,questioning, and challenging.

You are more than Trekkies or Trekkers. You are true Star Trek fans who “get it.”

Thank you.

May 3, 2013 12:12 pm

@46 Sounds like I’m not alone then!

May 3, 2013 12:19 pm

@48 – Agreed.

I grow fatigued….yet AGAIN.