More Into Darkness Junket Videos W/ Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Cho, Urban, Abrams, Eve and Cumberbatch

More video interview clips have emerged from the Star Trek Into Darkness junket. This evening we have Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Karl Urban, JJ Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch talking to Entertainment Tonight, plus more clips of Cumberbatch with Access Hollywood. There is also a warp speed video of cast naming favorite episodes, aliens and villains. Watch it all below.


Crew Take Star Trek Quiz and Talk Into Darkness

This first video from Entertainment Tonight features Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Alice Eve and JJ Abrams. Here are select quotes…

Karl Urban: All the characters are put to the test. We are that much more confident with characters and each other. In the first movie Kirk earns his captaincy. In this movie he has to own it.

Chris Pine: For Kirk in this one, what was exciting is and what I think gave me a chance to do my own thing above and beyond what Shatner did, Kirk has to face his self worth. Is he capable or not of leading…I think he experiences absolute evil in this film and a lot of that is related to his deep sense of vulnerability.

JJ Abrams: In terms of Benedict [Cumberbatch] he is is an incredible actor and he is someone that brings an entirely new intense energy. Yes he is angry at some moments but he is remarkably rational and wildly and insidiously brilliant. Part of the fun of this bad guy is he is not just a raving lunatic. He is someone that you have conversations with and you get seduced by him.

Alice Eve: There is a hint of romance

Zoe Saldana: [on Uhura and Spock] Whether they are together or not in this movie that will remain to be seen. But you can see in the first nine minutes [playing this weekend in IMAX], there is a great deal of affection they have with each other.

Here is the video:

Cast and Crew talk favorite villains and aliens

More Cumberbatch

ET also talked to Benedict Cumberbatch who said that he is enjoying all the speculation about his character in Star Trek Into Darkness. Cumberbatch also again described John Harrison as a "terrorist" and noted…

Benedict Cumberbatch: [John Harrison is] someone who’s a fearsome warrior and he’s an expert in hand-to-hand combat and weaponry, as well as being a psychological terrorist — he’s a great manipulator of minds to perform his intentions and do his bidding. But he has a cause; however violent and destructive the effects of his actions are, the reasons and intentions behind them are pretty noble, so hopefully at some stage in the story you’ll have a sympathy for him, which should be unexpected but should be genuine. He’s fighting for something he believes in, as strong as those who are defending Starfleet and the Enterprise itself."

Here is the video:

And there is more video from Access Hollywood  featuring Cumberbatch, here he talks about how Into Darkness is "so much bigger" than 2009’s Star Trek. He also talked about how the original Star Trek had many "fantastic morality tales" and how "JJ has managed to marry that from the original with the spectacle of an incredible new era in cinema."

And in another Access Hollywood clip, Cumberbatch talks dealing with the pressure of living up to fan expectations. The actor says he realizes he can’t please everyone but he will be "over the moon" if the fans are happy with Into Darkness.

UPDATE: Abrams Star Trek fans will be really happy

Here is some more from E! featuring the cast and crew.




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Well that’s exciting :)

CP and ZQ were a total disappointment in the Vulcan salute … I need to say this guys … you could have tried a bit at least!

;-) :-)

OMG the person who plays Marcus said Kirk is an alien. DOES THAT MEAN MARCUS IS ACTUALLY AN ALIEN

(disclaimer: not an actual serious argument)

I simply don’t know why they can all talk about STID being “so much bigger” and “more epic” than the first one…

The first one sets up an entire new timeline…we see the birth of Kirk, the destruction of a ship, then the destruction of Vulcan and the death of 7 billion Vulcans, a battle to stop Nero from toasting Earth… How much more epic can that become???

Is John Harrison going to challenge God himself and team up with Satan? ANYTHING below that scope could possibly not outdo the creation of an entirely new timeline…So yeah, bigger, better SFX and (hopefully) a villain with more convincing motives…but that will be it…

Yet another mixture of hyperbole and vacuous cliches. More and more I feel this film is going to be utter crap.

And Karl Urban ROCKS!!!!… ;-) :-)


Okay, see you in May, nerd.

There are two more interview videos /Cumberbatch & the cast/ on but can’t embed them.

You know what? … I know they will never say anything relevant about the plot … at least what we want to know … so I just savor the delight it is to see these guys! lol

;-) :-)

#5 – And the “mixture of hyperbole and vacuous cliches” makes this different than any other movie how????

Get out of your little world Andrew.

Men: “Our characters are put to the test . . . self worth . . . deep sense of vulnerability . . . insidiously brilliant”

Women: “Romance . . . they are together . . .affection.”

Star Trek: Fighting gender norms in the 23rd century!

Yeah Andrew, your welcome to feel what you like but do you have to share it with the rest of us? There’s 700 or so stories set in the universe in Star Trek, all unique, all brilliant and all different, these movies are just as good, these hold up to everything else that has gone before and go beyond in terms of scope which is about time. Trek has had to make do in the past with limited resources and now for the first time Star Trek is being celebrated and honoured for its popularity and importance as a cultural phenomenon in the most fitting of ways, by telling stories relevant for the 21st century and an entirely new generation

Gene Roddenberry would be very proud his legacy is living on in the hands of the visionary writers and directors of today’s world.

And FYI, this movie after only one minute looks a darn sight better than Man of Steel, Pacific Rim and Iron Man 3…

This cast seems genuinely fun and likeable. I love coming here to TrekMovie to see what some of our favorite people are up to in Trek.

And thanks again, Anthony Pascale, for these great stories. Keep them coming! :-)

Wow long interviews, nice!

If he is Khan, I don’t look for a reveal until the final moments of the film.
JJ will want to string us out as long as possible.
Garth of Izar does not have super= powers save for his shapeshifting abilities; Gary Mitchell, as I stated, was dispatched in the comics.
The only canon characters who remain are a surgically altered Sybok [and thus the through- the- glass handholding and the sympathy for the character] , Apollo, Charlie X [too old], Trelaine or Q [powers too limited], or Khan.

random question:

when was the first submarine?

I believe it was 2259.

Oh sorry that was the first use of a starship as a submarine.


Cumberbatch is the exact opposite of Urban in fanboyism. Haha! He seems to not really know a thing about Star Trek.

boborci – 1600s wasn’t it?


@5 I’m not sure anyone has every got away with using the work “dickhead” on this site, but that is the first word that happened to pop into my mind when I read your insightful and thought-provoking post.

I loves me some good villain, and Harrison sounds like he’s gonna be one for the movie history books.

17. Do the ACTORS really need to be fanboy, geeks, trekies.etc. I don’t think so. It seems every ST fan expects total life investment in these shows like us. Is just not like that way for most people. I noticed the same thing with the Star Wars actors. They too are expected to be fans of the older episodes or they don’t have any cred to the Star Wars fanbase!

boborci – JJ’s recent quote about “enjoy your reruns” had me dying over here. I sure hope he really said that. Hilarious!

@ 16 boborci The first working submarine was built by a Dutchman in the 17th Century, but at the end of the 15th to the early 16th Century Leonardo da Vinci drew one. He probably got the idea from watching boats temporarily submerged with the use of stones. So the practice may have been even earlier.

I’ve always thought that the movie villains who despite their horrible actions, still have something that I can sympathize, and even agree with, are the most compelling, and the most terrifying.

Cumberbatch is going to deliver a stellar performance as the new Star Trek villain IMHO.

16: aha! Kirk and Khan duel submarine style in TWOK.

I caught it! Let me be the first to suggest Cumberbatch is Khan. Full cOnfidence now.

The first submarine was built in 48 BC by the Legio III. Caesar went to Egypt with that thing. ;)

LMAO – it is so easy to make you Trekkies show your true nature. Enjoy playing your little dress-ups in your costumes on opening night, you sad weirdoes.

Love Karl! He is a fan and he shows it with pride!!!!

I don’t mind that everyone in the cast is not a huge Trek fan. It’s more important that they are good in the roles. Let’s face it. The original cast knew nothing about Trek either. ;-)

@26 Schultz

Also, Aristotle’s described as building one for Alexander the Great, but that’s pretty much dismissed as apocryphal.

@ 16. boborci

The first submersible – of which there is reliable information on its construction – was built in 1620 by Cornelius Drebbel based on designs by William Bourne. Improved types were tested between 1620 and 1624 using wooden oars as a means of propulsion, but there is still controversy over this as it might have been pulled by a boat when tested and not propelled on its own.

The first military submarine was the ‘Turtle’ 1775

I’ve always had a love for nautical vessels, be it aquatic or starships :D

But if true then that would be the first sub.

27 – trololol

now question: did bob orci ask that as some sort of clue? or make us run around like chickens with their heads cut off thinking it’s a clue when it’s nothing


Alexander the Great’s submarine:

@29 Roddenberry was a Peacenik: seriously now, that’s from the 13th or 14th century, I think, from one version of the Alexander Romance. So it shows that there were people at least 300 years before the first submersible was built that *envisioned* such a device. Which is pretty cool, I think. Mediaeval science fiction! :)

The first military submarine was the Turtle (1775), a hand-powered acorn-shaped device designed by the American David Bushnell to accommodate a single person.

16. Google it.

Speaking of submarines, since on average, pressure goes to one atmosphere every 33 ft of water, and the Enterprise is pretty deep in the water but goes up quickly, how do the crew avoid the bends? The “Space Seed” episode had a decompression chamber that…..

…wait a minute. That’s another connection to Khan! It IS Khan!


Medieval science fiction indeed, sir. I love me some Alexander Romances though. Especially when he goes into space. ;)

Does the Enterprise now become the 1st submarine in 1 way or another?

Khan or not,i really feel Cumberbatch will be a kick ass villain.

@37 RwaP: well, that’s ancient truth. Alexander became a god… Amun… so he *did* go into space. That’s a fact… well, a “mythological fact”. ;)

@ 23. VulcanFilmCritic – No doubt Da Vinci had designed one but not a life size working model, same with flying machines. But you know this :P

@ 26. Schultz – Interesting, I have never read any documented information on that.


Yuppers. It’s really interesting to when you start reading his adventure ascending above the sky on four rocket-like pillars. You can still see a relief of his “space-shot” on St. Mark’s cathedral in Venice. (Luckily that was pillaged from Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade and preserved, otherwise it might not have survived the Turks’ siege of the city.

Alexander was the Captain Kirk of his time, exploring under the sea, the veil of stars, and strange new lands…too bad most of it’s myth.

For a franchise of this popularity and legacy, I actually personally don’t believe the actors have to be fans or know much about it. Of course I get giddy inside when they do! However, I DO think its absolutely crucial that they respect and try to learn and gain an understanding of the franchise, and their character.

Star Trek deserves their respect and I feel that so far everyone on the crew has given it. Change is necessary, look at Doctor Who, stronger than ever since 63′. People whine and whine about the changes in that series but it ensures survival, freshness, and a constant new generation of fans.

So… I just come across a John Harrison (yes, the STiD villain) fake twitter account on Twitter. It is hilarious! He seems to be a metrosexual.

LOL @ fake twitter account on Twitter. Geez self, of course it is on Twitter.

boborci…will the enterprise meet the Seaview or the Seaquest in the new movie? Looking forward to Captain Kirk meeting Admiral Nelson or Captain Bridger.

@42 RwaP: “too bad most of it’s myth”… doesn’t matter. He’s still an ancient Cpt. Kirk. You see, Caesar was the coolest mother of ’em all, but he still wept in front of one Alexander’s statues, deploring that he at his advanced age hadn’t yet achieved what Alexander had early in his life. So it doesn’t matter whether some of Alexander’s deeds are myth or not, back then it was *real* anyway.

boborci – 1620 according to Wiki, should i be looking at something else on that site? We like clues! Esp with Sherlock as our nemesis!

@27 Andrew,

Although I consider myself to be a fairly dedicated Star Trek fan, I’ve never dressed up for any of the movie openings.

However, I do have to come clean and admit that under my street clothes I did indeed wear my Boba Fett Underoos to the premiere of Return of the Jedi…

Ohh, is it because the Enterprise goes ‘down periscope’ in this one :)