5 4 New US Into Darkness TV Spots + JJ Abrams Featurette + New Images+ 8-bit Poster

UPDATED: Today has seen a flurry of new promotional releases from Paramount. There are new TV spots, a new featurette with JJ Abrams, new images, and a new 8-bit animated GIF poster. Check it all out below (beware of spoilers).


New TV Spots

Paramount have redone all their domestic TV spots to reflect the new May 16th date but they have also released a number of new spots, each of which has a tiny bit of something new in it. Some also feature quotes from some of the early reviews. Check them out.

UPDATE: Fifth TV Spot ("Safe") removed from YouTube by Paramount.

New JJ Abrams Featurette

If you have signed up for AreYou1701.com then today you got notified of a new video page with director JJ Abrams.

AreYou1701 also shared a couple of new images today…

And the German Facebook page has this new image of John Harrison getting comfy (not "Morgen" means tomorrow in German).

8-Bit Poster

Finally the official Star Trek app has shared this animated GIF 8-bit poster by Jesse Eisemann.

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May 8, 2013 6:26 pm

In the “Safe” spot, the screen McCoy is looking at has huge spoiler!

Scott C
May 8, 2013 6:27 pm

The visual of the Enterprise plumetting into the clouds in the spot: Safe is awesome!

May 8, 2013 6:28 pm

Can’t wait!

Scott C
May 8, 2013 6:29 pm

@1, I hadn’t noticed but you are right!

May 8, 2013 6:29 pm

Wow #1, you have some crazy good eyes! Yes. Huge spoiler! Don’t pause, don’t pause!

May 8, 2013 6:31 pm

Spot with falling Enterprise rulezzz!!! :)

May 8, 2013 6:32 pm

Holy crap, the Enterprise dropping through the clouds!!

May 8, 2013 6:36 pm

@1 Yeah it does!

May 8, 2013 6:37 pm

Wait a minute…Karl Urban shows his Aussie accent in that clip!

May 8, 2013 6:39 pm

@1, Is it something we didn’t already know?

May 8, 2013 6:42 pm

@ 10, It depends. Some people know, some don’t.

May 8, 2013 6:42 pm

@9 — Karl Urban is Kiwi, not Aussie. He’s from New Zealand. :)

May 8, 2013 6:43 pm

@1. Daniel Broadway:

Pretty impressive that you noticed that, but you can’t really call it a spoiler anymore. The cat’s been out of the bag for some time, and it’s all over the place, everywhere you look. Just look at the cast credits on IMDB.

May 8, 2013 6:49 pm

I tell you what, I did pause it and I still didn’t see the spoiler.

May 8, 2013 6:54 pm

OMG, they took it down! (“This video is private.”)

May 8, 2013 6:58 pm

Wow, is that a slip up or a deliberate misdirect? Like most I assumed it was either khan or an augment but kinda surprised they let it go in a trailer if not done deliberately.

May 8, 2013 6:58 pm

Well—looks like Safe has been locked down!

May 8, 2013 6:59 pm

Anyone get screen caps?

Barney Fife
May 8, 2013 7:02 pm

The secret was fun while it lasted! They did a pretty good job keeping it quiet this long.

May 8, 2013 7:02 pm

hahaa maybe paramount realized ‘safe’ was giving the spoiler lol

May 8, 2013 7:04 pm

For those of us in the know, I’m afraid the secret was (more or less) out the moment they released that “72 reasons” clip…

May 8, 2013 7:09 pm

In the “Safe” spot it is great to see them finally highlighting the positive reviews for the film this early on!!

May 8, 2013 7:17 pm

Are they going to take down the IMDB cast credits, too?

May 8, 2013 7:20 pm

Oh god, I didn´t download this spot

May 8, 2013 7:32 pm

Did they take that video down because of my comment? Oops!

May 8, 2013 7:58 pm

it seems the last video is no longer there :(

May 8, 2013 8:21 pm

For the now removed spoiler promo I was like, ” Don’t watch it! Don’t watch it!” and I didn’t watch it. Now that it’s taken down, I’m kind of mad at myself for not watching it because now I’ll never see it. LOL

May 8, 2013 8:30 pm

That “pawn” voice from Cumberbatch is eerie…

May 8, 2013 8:31 pm

yeah you will, next week! =)

May 8, 2013 8:37 pm

Is that a reflection of the camera behind Cumberbatch on the left?

porthoses bitch
May 8, 2013 8:38 pm

I wanna play stid on my 8bit nes. Reminded me of Activisions Space Shuttle.

May 8, 2013 8:49 pm

Well, crap. I didn’t see the “Safe” clip. I already knew that ‘secret’ so it wouldn’t give anything away. Anyone see it up anywhere else?

Barney Fife
May 8, 2013 9:02 pm

Saw the “Safe” commercial during tonight’s American Idol. You only can catch the ‘secret’ if you pause your DVR and go frame by frame. Paramount did that on purpose, right??

Gary Makin
May 8, 2013 9:15 pm

I can’t keep up with the promotion for this film.

The movie is currently 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Oddly, none of the five “rotten” reviews is particularly rotten. A couple is positive.

May 8, 2013 9:28 pm

I think I just missed “Safe” airing during a repeat of The Simpsons on a local station. Conveniently right then my DVR decided to act up and not let me rewind to see if it was :(
Of course we’ve pretty much all figured it out by now anyway, so letting a fleeting glance at it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

May 8, 2013 9:34 pm

Ooooh. Paramount! What have you done? Hahaha! And don’t they have control over their IMDB page? Seriously. Nobody go there!

Great that Peter Travers loves it!

May 8, 2013 9:49 pm

Well then…

May 8, 2013 9:50 pm

“Safe” commercial aired during Modern Family too, and it does have the same spoiler in it, so maybe Paramount will re-release it on YouTube now.

May 8, 2013 9:52 pm

So now I wonder if that scene where 2 people are walking out of a room with what look like cryogenic tubes in it, may be that someone is being put back into cryogenic freeze?

Dennis C
May 8, 2013 10:01 pm

Yeah, just saw the ‘Safe’ spot and if you weren’t sure before it’s spoiled in the commercial.

May 8, 2013 10:07 pm

8 bit poster looks like a title screen for an old atari, intellivision or colecovision video games.

May 8, 2013 10:17 pm

@38 — Guess we’ll see if they air the same promo with Modern Family in the west coast version here at 9:00.

I bet Paramount puts “Safe” back online with that split second excised.

May 8, 2013 10:24 pm


The “Heeey!Heeeey” chant at the end of the trailed is sort of reminiscent of the “Dark Knight Rises” tribal chorus “The Fire Rises”.

It also remind me of brazilian soccer hooligans shouting in a stadium, which is appropriated for KLINGONs, heheheeh.

Maybe the subtle klingon chant from the Star Trek VI soundtrack is too gentle.

Tanner "The Dude" Waterbury
May 8, 2013 11:26 pm

Man! Now I wish someone can Homebrew an unlicensed 8-bit or 16-bit Nintendo cartridge! If someone has the knowhow to program a sidescroller type game, you’d probably have a better game than the new Star Trek game.

May 8, 2013 11:43 pm

“We shall now have tea and speak of absurdities” – Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955

I feel this way in the last movie, and I feel it more from what I have seen and watched for this movie –

In Star Trek II, Admiral Kirk says,
“Galloping about the cosmos is a game for the young, doctor. ”

feel that this quote has been taken to an absurd extreme.

This brings up for me another quote from that classic Trek film, and it is again from the admiral,

“I told Starfleet all we had was a boatload of children but we’re the only ship in the quadrant.”

So, what is the reason for having a “boatload of children” in this new film?

May 8, 2013 11:44 pm

The only thing missing is the voiceover guy from the German TV spots reading the title!

May 9, 2013 12:05 am

@45 Um, cadets vs crew. That should be obvious

May 9, 2013 3:12 am

I missed the spot before they took it down. what the …. was on the screen?

May 9, 2013 3:23 am

Don’t think we’ve seen this spot, where Cumby discusses Uhura:


It’s a UK spot called “Disruptions.’

May 9, 2013 3:26 am

Speaking of McCoy, saw this photo (spoiler free). Either they don’t know how to spell in the 23rd century, or the Trasnporter is a new technology…