Watch: Cumberbatch, Pine, Quinto, Pegg, and Saldana Promote Into Darkness On US Talk Shows

As TrekMovie reported earlier this week, the Star Trek Into Darkness stars have been fanning out to the various talk shows to promote the movie. See below for clips of Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Zaldana, Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch doing the talk show thing.


Into Darkness Stars Hit TV Circuit

The stars of Star Trek Into Darkness stars are doing the TV rounds, here are videos of this week’s appearances. (YouTube embeds whenever possible. Sorry for any country restrictions.

Simon Pegg (Kimmel – Tuesday May 7)

Zoe Saldana (Kimmel – Wednesday May 8)

Zachary Quinto (Fallon – Wednesday May 8)

Chris Pine (Today Show – Thursday May 9)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Letterman – Thursday May 9)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Today Show – Friday May 10)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Fallon Show – Friday May 10)

Chris Pine (Letterman – Friday May 10)

Zachary Quinto (Bill Maher – Friday May 10)

NEXT WEEK: More TV & Hollywood Premiere Details

Here again is the schedule for the upcoming TV appearances. We also now have details for the Hollywod premiere.

Monday 5/13

Howard Stern (Sirius Radio)   Abrams
Today Show (NBC)   Abrams
Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)   Abrams
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Cho

Tuesday 5/14

KTLA Morning Show   Cho


Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere

Time: Arrivals start at 6:30 PM – Dolby Theater – 6801 Hollywood Blvd

Celebrities: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci. (also probably expect some classic Trek celebs like Nimoy, Frakes, etc.)

Wednesday 5/15

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)   Abrams
Ellen (Syndication)   Pine
Chelsea Lately (E)   Quinto

Thursday 5/16

Conan (TBS)   Quinto
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)   Pine
Today Show  (NBC) Saldana (8:30 plaza)
Kelly and Michael (Syndication)   Saldana

Friday 5/17

Today Show (NBC)   Saldana (10am hour)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)   Eve
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)   Saldana

Tuesday 5/21

Conan (TBS)   Eve

Wednesday 5/22

Conan (TBS)   Abrams
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May 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Nimoy said on Twitter he was attending premier Tuesday.

May 11, 2013 4:16 pm

added quinto from Bill Maher

May 11, 2013 4:13 pm

I thought Chris’ interview was hilarious but I am IN TEARS from Simon’s interview. *wipes eyes*

Also, we finally have an explanation for the Australian interview! I’d wondered about Zach regurgitating a thesaurus and the reason behind it is fantastic. It also makes Chris’ reactions even funnier.

I love how Benedict played along with the otters and came up with that elaborate explanation on the fly. LOL

May 11, 2013 4:14 pm

Can’t wait to see this on Monday here in NYC. Thanks to my friends at Paramount!

May 11, 2013 4:57 pm

LOL must be the ions!

May 11, 2013 5:39 pm

The PopSci interview states something that if is true may be a major spoiler—– Don’t watch that one. I will let Anthony or the appropriate person know.

May 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Oh, now this PopSugar vid will spoil the movie for some people SO much… Mrs Maggie Pehanick, shame on you..

May 11, 2013 5:43 pm

Intercepted before I could say anything, good catch guys! Glad it’s gone now. Those women didn’t know a thing about Star Trek either, you could just tell they were lost, lol.

Enjoyed the rest of the clips, thanks for sharing.

Tanner "The Dude" Waterbury
May 11, 2013 6:03 pm

AWWWW! GP and the Fergs only get ONE Star Trek guest?! Well…this WILL not DO! On the plus side of things, at least Conan is getting a majority of guests!

May 11, 2013 11:31 pm

The Letterman interview with BC, reveals something in the scene that’s shown. Potential Spoilers!!

May 12, 2013 6:51 am

Chris Pine looks ugly with a beard.

May 12, 2013 6:56 am

Zoe is so beautiful.

Hope this film goes off the charts at the box office.

May 12, 2013 7:09 am

Really, Letterman? Star Wars? Twice?! What the…

May 12, 2013 7:44 am


It probably was not the best idea from Paramount to compete against Iron Man.

May 12, 2013 9:32 am

I’m not a fan of beards in general, but I think Pine’s suits him.

the dogfaced boy
May 12, 2013 10:13 am

Kimmel pt 1 has the big spoiler, doesn’t it, saying they can’t say something they have already sais.

May 12, 2013 3:07 pm

We are really blessed to have this group of actors in out franchise.

Keachick - rose pinenut
May 12, 2013 4:16 pm

After seeing the movie twice (so loved it second time round), I do think that Chris Pine looks better without the beard. STID’s Jim Kirk looked so, so *trekilicious…sigh…:)

I think he has the beard for two reasons – a) his skin does not like being shaved a lot, so why do it if you don’t have to? (as in not doing a movie where being clean shaven is part of being in character) and b) having a beard possibly makes him less recognizable to people in the street.

* my word for a Star Trek character who looks (very) yummy, good looking, lovely, sweet, beautiful, sexy, gorgeous…Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) could easily be described by many as being trekilicious, if you see what I mean.

I am not sure how to describe the good looking/sounding, enticing bad boy Harrison/Khan though. Perhaps someone else might think of an appropriate description/name…:)

May 12, 2013 4:26 pm

Both Pine and Cumberbatch were on “The Graham Norton Show” on BBC America this week, along with Kim Catrall. Yes, Graham did bring up that she was in “Star Trek VI”.

There was a hilarious discussion of Chris Pine’s fans naming themselves “Pine Nuts” while Cumberbatch’s rather embarrassingly refer to themselves as “Cumber- Bitches”

Benedict also related a funny story of a prank Pine and Simon Pegg pulled on him regarding “Neutron Cream”.

A very enjoyable episode.

May 12, 2013 6:50 pm

I love Dave’s compliment to Benedict Cumberbatch at the end…”no offense to the rest of the cast, but you don’t really need much more than you.” That’s a HUGE compliment from Dave. As for the Trek/Wars thing, that’s just Dave having a little fun. It was definitely intentional, and his way of addressing the fact that Abrams is now operating in both franchises, which is unprecedented with regards to directors.

Note to anyone who watches CBS Sunday Morning who may have recorded this week’s episode but didn’t watch it yet: David Edelstein drops a MASSIVE spoiler in his review. I couldn’t believe CBS allowed him to potentially muck up their years-long program of secrecy, but I guess not many people in the target demo watch CBS Sunday Morning anyway.

May 12, 2013 11:29 pm

Hmm…Chris is looking pretty good…

May 13, 2013 2:20 am

#11, Exverlobter, Au contraire, Pine looks great with the beard. Accents his blue blue eyes and [imho] lends a little more character to a boyish face.

Anthony THANKS for adding the tape of Quinto on Real Time with Bill Maher. I love Bill Maher and love Quinto, it’s great to see them talking Trek and socio-politics!

May 13, 2013 9:19 am

Thanks Simon for clearing your Father in Law’s Scottish quote up, couldn’t understand Pegg in the clip. “Hold On Wee Man”. LOL!

May 13, 2013 1:44 pm

Loved seeing Quinto on Bill Maher this weekend. Such an intelligent guy. Spock really is in good hands.

May 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Overall great job by hosts and guests alike, only a few nitpicks …

– Today: Star Trek sign displayed on set behind Pine but not Cumber a few days later? Plus, Pine gets a solid 5 minutes while Cumber gets less than 2 (on a 4 hour format with multiple hosts)?

– Leno: ZERO guests booked for an LA based talk show? He has used Trek references in his stand up act (Mom hiding the TV remote in the drawer thinking it’s dangerous like a phaser) so not like he’s oblivious.

May 13, 2013 3:16 pm

Correction: NEXT day for that sign on Today.

May 13, 2013 3:54 pm

HA just watched Quinto on Today. One minute flat. Reminded me of when I was a radio announcer and did remotes (mike in hand, booth set up at car dealer or mall etc). I guess that’s a morning show thing: quickie segments that try to catch you between drying your hair and buttering your toast.

the dogfaced boy
May 13, 2013 8:19 pm

Where are the spoiler police on this site. The biggest surprise of the movie is here. If you couldn’t figure it out by the clips, one poster here all but came out and said it.

May 14, 2013 4:25 pm

NY gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, reporting on Chris Pine (she slipped and called him “Paine”) saying he likes to cry and gets ribbed for it: “I don’t care if a guy cries. I only care if a guy buys.”