Shot-by-Shot Analysis Of Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer [UPDATED]

The new international teaser trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness are now online. There is much to digest with this big new trailer. And once again TrekMovie takes a deep dive with a shot-by-shot look at the trailer and at the subtle differences between the different versions . Find out what is inside the trailers below, but beware of Spoilers.


Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailers Analysis

This new trailer is heavy on the action, which makes sense for something aimed at audiences outside the USA where Star Trek often under-performs (especially non-English speaking countries). But there is still lots of Star Trek goodness to analyze, so lets take a deep dive. NOTE: This shot-by-shot analysis uses the Australian version of the new international trailer as a base case. There are a few differences with some of he other versions and that is noted at the end of the article. As this is the fourth trailer, the analysis will show just new shots that haven’t been seen in any trailer or commercial.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison in Enterprise Brig  – where he gives his now famous dialog…


Harrison: You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. Enjoy these final moments of peace.

Starfleet HQ

Meeting at Starfleet HQ (note Chris Pine as Kirk is center frame at far end seated next to Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Pike)

Peter Weller as Admiral Marcus talking at Starfleet meeting


Adm. Marcus: By now all of you heard what happened in London. The man who did it is one of our top agents (could be speaking about Harrison or about the "Father" seen dropping his ring in the December teaser trailer)

Harrison dispatches some guy (wearing different style uniform) with punch – note Kirk and Simon Pegg as Scotty are behind Harrison

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Harrison looks out over Qo’noS


Harrison: Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive…None of you are safe…have I got your attention now?

Kirk & Pike, Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Marcus notice ship outside window

Kirk screams warning as ship begins to fire

Harrison’s little ship fires on meeting

Officer gets injured in Starfleet attack

Kirk rushes to aid of female officer

Harrison begins beaming out of his little ship while Kirk watches

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Kirk speaking to someone (could be Marcus or at the meeting)


Kirk: This could just be the beginning

Kirk in shuttle bay on Earth


Kirk: I request permission to go after him

Adm. Marcus: Starfleet is not about vendetta Kirk.

Kirk: Maybe it should be

Shuttle heads from Earth to Enterprise docked at Starbase

Kirk speaks to Marcus

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Kirk talks to McCoy (Karl Urban) in Earth shuttle hanger


McCoy: Jim, you are actually going after this guy are you?

Kirk talks to Spock on Enterprise


Kirk: I have no idea what I am supposed to do. I only know what I can do.

Kirk saunters into bridge of USS Enterprise

Enterprise at warp

Kirk and Harrison have a little chat


Kirk: I watched you murder innocent men and women. I will make you answer for what you did.

Harrison speaks ominously


Harrison: You have no idea what you have done.

Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) watches McCoy scan Harrison

Dr. Marcus looks concerned as Kirk eats some floor

More ominous chatter from Harrison


Harrison: I will walk over your cold corpses.

Spock and Harrison fight on floating platform in San Francisco

Kirk (and possibly Harrison) space jump from Enterprise to another ship

Kirk gets an eyeful of Dr. Marcus

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Uhura (Zoe Saldana) talks to Kirk on board civilian shuttle


Uhura: We are outgunned…outnumbered

Explosion on Federation ship (not the Enterprise)

Harrison under guard of some red shirts (Uhura, Kirk and Spock following so presumably this follows capture on Qo’noS)

Title card

Kirk at controls of civilian ship


Kirk: So we come out shooting

Spock and two crewman exit (guns ready) ship on Qo’noS

Harrison jumps from one platform to another

Enterprise severely damaged and falling towards Earth

Federation ship (not USS Enterprise) falls towards Alcatraz

Federation ship destroys Alcatraz prison

Saucer of Federation ship plows into San Francisco

Minor differences with other versions [UPDATED]

There are some minor differences between the different localized versions. The biggest difference is the location of Easter Egg poster links (see article on new International posters). Mostly the minor differences show things that had been seen in previous trailers, but there are a few new bits (below).

UPDATE: Harrison Reveals himself on Qo’noS (UK trailer)

Spock looking down during his San Francisco fight with Harrison (German trailer)

Uhura looks really sad (Mexican trailer)

Kirk fights Harrison Qo’noS (Russian trailer)

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