Two weeks ago TrekMovie took a closer look at an ‘other Starship’ from Star Trek Into Darkness. Last night MTV showed a clip from the movie that included a tiny bit of new footage that revealed more detail of the ship crashing into San Francisco Bay. So today we re-analyze the analysis. Take a deep dive below.
MTV gives best look yet at ship crashing into SF
First off here is the short clip of Star Trek Into Darkness.
At first glance it looks like footage seen in various trailers and commercials however there are tiny bits of extra footage. Notably you get your first good look at the ship, right as it crashes into San Francisco Bay.
While the sequence gives the impression that the ship falling from space is also the ship crashing, it is now clearer than ever that the ship falling into San Francisco Bay is not the USS Enterprise. Any subscriber to Nacelles Monthly would be able to tell you there are a number of key differences, notably the nacelles are a different shape than those of the USS Enterprise. And even more apparent is how the nacelle struts are very widely spaced, as opposed to the Enterprise which has the struts much closer together. And the above ship’s saucer has more of a tapered knife-edge as opposed to the Enterprise’s more flat blunt edge. Just compare the above to the picture of the Enterprise from the MTV clip (below).
UPDATE: Here is another comparison image of the two shots with the crashing ship on top and the Enterprise below (rotated to match orientation).
Crashing ship above with USS Enterprise below – these are not from the same ship
Last week the new domestic one sheet poster showing the Enterprise falling towards Earth caused lots of buzz on the internet. Even though the ship crashing into the water isn’t the Enterprise, the clip last night gave an even better look at the damage the ship has taken. The above image shows some of that and the below image shows that a hole has been blown through the saucer (in addition to big chucks taken out of the edges. It is fair guess that there are going to be some casualties in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Is the crashing ship the ‘other starship’
Two weeks ago TrekMovie did an analysis of an ‘other Starship.’ This is the ship which features its own bridge and even crew uniforms.
We have also seen the exterior of a different ship both in the space jump sequence and the fall to San Francisco Bay.
Let’s take a closer look…
Ship from space jump sequence
Ship from crashing in SF Bay scene
It is clear these images are not the USS Enterprise. Either they are both from the same Federation-style ship (and possibly the ship we also have seen on the inside). Or they could be two different Federation-style ships.
We will find out when Star Trek Into Darkness opens.
Thanks to Salvor Hardin for YouTube clip.