TrekMovie Report On Extended Star Trek Into Darkness Sequences Shown At CinemaCon

Today some of the cast and crew of Star Trek Into Darkness were at the industry tradeshow Cinemacon to show off a couple of extended sequences from the movie. TrekMovie has a report with details from the event. See below but beware of spoilers.     


Extended Into Darkness scenes shown at Cinemacon

Paramount brought Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Alice Eve and Zachary Quinto to the Cinemacon trade show in Las Vegas. During the Paramount presentation they were joined by writer-producer Damon Lindelof who introduced a couple of extended sequences from the movie.  A TrekMovie guest contributor was at the event and sent in the following report.


Sequence 1

There were two sequences shown at Cinemacon. The first was an extended version of the IMAX preview shown with The Hobbit. The additional bits showed Kirk decide to take the ship out of the ocean in order to save Spock by transporting him out of the Volcano. The sequence ends showing the Nibiru natives looking up at the Enterprise and beginning to pray to it (Holy Prime Directive Violation!). 

Kirk exposes the ship to the Nibiru natives

Sequence 2

The second scene takes place apparently much later in the movie. It starts with Kirk walking into the Enterprise sickbay to confront Harrison (Cumberbatch) to reveal everything he knows about "that ship." Harrison clearly knows a lot rattling off details such as "Dreadnought Class. Two times the size – three times the speed – advanced weaponry – minimal crew…built solely for combat."  Kirk then convinces Harrison to help him, after some banter Kirk promises "you said you would do anything for your crew, I can guarantee their safety." Harrison is dubious but Kirk returns "are you coming with me or not?"

Kirk enters sickbay to confront Harrison

Specifically Kirk wants Harrison to come with him to another Starship – this ‘Dreadnought Class’ ship is the ship that has been discussed in analysis on And apparently this other Federation ship has damaged Enterprise severely. Kirk and Harrison then prepare to go over to the ship but first Kirk calls Scotty who is already on the other ship (why he is there is not explained). Harrison starts barking instructions to Scotty and Pegg lightens things up by incredulously saying things like "are you crazy? whoever you are" to Harrison. Scotty isn’t too happy about the idea of opening an airlock to let Kirk and Harrison in after they space jump over, but he sets about to make it happen.

Scotty talks to Kirk and Harrison as they prepare to space jump to other ship

Kirk and Harrison then get into space to suits prepare to launch out of the Enterprise and have to navigate a debris field. At the same time Scotty is trying to get things ready on the other ship. There are also shots of Spock, McCoy and Sulu on the bridge. There is a classic exchange between Spock and McCoy where Spock says he doesn’t have "the information or confidence" to confirm if the plan will work, and McCoy quips "you’re a real comfort."

Kirk and Harrison prepare to launch

Kirk and Harrison then get launched into the debris field where they have to dodge around towards the other ship where Scotty is frantically trying to prepare to open an airlock without getting sucked into space (he isn’t wearing a spacesuit). Eventually Kirk’s faceplate gets cracked, adding to the tension. And to make things worse Scotty gets confronted by a very large security guy (not in standard Starfleet uniform) who doesn’t seem to buy Scotty’s story that he is just there to "do a wee bit of maintenance on the airlock console." 

Kirk’s faceplate cracks

As Kirk and Harrison get closer, Scotty continues to deal with the big guy aiming a phaser at him. Scotty asks him if he is Starfleet or "private security." The reason becomes clear soon enough because Scotty opens the hatch and launches the guy out the airlock while he has strapped himself in–essentially killing him. Soon after Kirk and Harrison fly through the opening and afer closing the airlock Scotty quips "welcome aboard." And that was the end of the sequence.

Kirk heads to the other ship

Even though the industry crowd should be jaded, the reaction was quite strong. Pegg got a lot of laughs and the post-Paramount presentation buzz was very good. Both sequences showed a great combination of action, amazing effects, humor and still plenty amount of good ol’ Star Trek exposition (and even some light technobabble). As for big spoilers, the second sequence confirmed that the enemy ship Kirk is facing is a Federation ship (or looks like one) and confirms that Harrison is indeed called "Harrison" in the movie. The somewhat unexpected twist is how Kirk and Harrison are forced to work together to deal with who ever is controlling that other ship. So ironically after seeing this sequence you may have more questions than you started with…Abrams!!!


Thanks to DT for the CinemaCon report,

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Nice, can’t wait, first!!

Had a feeling that the “Ship” in question was an advanced Star Fleet prototype of some sort.

Gods, I’d love it if Harrison somehow redeems himself in the end. Although I fear it’ll mean the character getting killed-off in the process…

Well, at least we know who the second space jumper is. Darn it – it’s more, but it’s not enough – I want to see the movie NOW…

…Still counting down to May :-(

Dreadnaught class… Early Section 31 ship perhaps?

Also, Scotty kills a guy? Awesome!

My guess is the other ship is Admiral Marcus’ ship and he’s somehow a bad guy.

So it sounds like there may be three different factions here? Starfleet, Harrison’s crew, and this Dreadnaught class ship that has perhaps gone rogue? And then Kirk is in the middle of it all forced to go the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” route.

That makes me wonder… we know Harrison attacked the Starfleet meeting but is it possible that the large terrorist attack on London wasn’t actually his doing at all and was actually somehow the responsibility of whoever is in charge of the Dreadnaught class ship? Any clue in the dialogue from this preview?

Also, I have to wonder why their transporters don’t work underwater but I’m guessing we’ll probably get an in-universe explanation for that (like radiation or high neutrino levels or some such).

I can’t even begin to guess this plot and I LOVE it. Seems like there will be a lot of layers here, much more so than the 2009 movie.

So wish I went to Cinemacon with my boss this year. But I can wait a few more weeks to see the movie.

So is there a trailer still coming on Tuesday? Will it be midnight?


“Seas magnetic field”

My post totally got deleted I’m going to post it again and if it gets deleted I’ll know its true. I think someone pretty important just leaked the ending of the film regarding Kirk and Harrison in retaliation for something Orci said about the Boston attacks.

@7. AyanEva

From memory (i.e. back in December), I think the transporter issue was explained as an effect of the Volcano and only a line-of-sight transport would work.

I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

Never mind. My comment is still there, don’t know how I missed it. LOL

hmmm, ok Harrison is either going to be reverse aged April or he is going to be someone from the Bottany Bay. I honestly am leaning more towards April.

I could see Kirk, wanting to help Harrison if he revealed himself to be a reverse aged April.

on the other hand he could very well be a Khanesqe character but I am still leaning towards April.

#10 and #12 – Thanks! I’d forgotten about that.

Why are people so eager to spoil the movie for themselves? Can’t you just wait until it comes out?

By the way, the recent events in Boston could delay the next trailer if it features terror attacks.

“Also, Scotty kills a guy? Awesome!”

Really? Is that what you got out of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek–that killing is “awesome”? And today, of all days?


Awesome! Can’t wait :)

I guess that explains why Chekov is wearing now a red uniform – He is the new chief engineer of the Enterprise while Scotty probably has become the one of this battle cruiser.

As I “predicted” before: The crew of this ship are augments.

The question is: If the augments are the “good guys” of this movie (at least for the moment) – Who and why orders this battle cruiser to attack other federation starships.

I would understand if it would attack the Enterprise (because its crew knows too much) – But something must have gone terribly wrong…

Again, why the report? Why does ANYONE want to read a description of scenes that happen in the movie?

I just can’t wrap my head around it.

@16. Gary Makin

If we could wait until it comes out, (without picking through all the scraps tossed to us) we wouldn’t be on this site in the first place ;-)

I am actually more interested in the reactions of the crowd than what happens to it. Like, how was the 3D? How was the actors’ performance? The overall feel of the movie as a whole? The costumes? Effects? That’s what I would rather read than a blow by blow.

STILL, I am thankful for the report.

#20 Eh, everyone does fandom differently. Some people hate spoilers and some people like them. Count me in as a person who enjoys spoilers and will read every scrap of information and speculation that I can get my grubby little hands on. Not just for Star Trek but for any fandom I’m in. It heightens the anticipation for me, personally. I get tiny glimpses of what’s going on and it makes me want more and I love trying to work out clues and guess what’s happening. Then I can see how far off (or spot on) I was when I get to watch the movie in full. I’m not going to watch a movie or TV show or read a book without knowing some details about it first. I need to make sure it’s worth my time. Also, theorizing over the plot is half the fun for me.

If this Dreadnought-class ship is Marcus’ ship, and is doing terrible things, it would explain both the “your leaders have done something I cannot forgive” line, and the attack on the meeting where Marcus is in attendance.

This is just a report on a couple of sequences. We will have full detailed spoiler-free (and spoilerish) reviews as we get closer to the premiere of the movie itself. Patience.

I’m not reading any more spoilers at this stage – I’m happy to go with what we’ve got from the trailers and enjoy the ride. Remember when Amazing Spiderman came out last year, they put together practically the whole story from the trailers. This is the first new Star Trek for 4 years and the best way to find out about it is by watching the movie that JJ and co have worked so hard to bring us. 9th of May, can’t wait!

I done with spoilers, too. R-a-a-a-r-i-i-i-g-h-t.

How about some more Alice Eve pics!×1140.jpg?1353979068

There. Better.

dont want to get into an argument but mate, get a sense of humor. Clearly its played for comic effect.

And its a movie. Should we all stop watching movies where people die? Its a MOVIE, why are you linking a comment to something that has nothing to do with Star Trek?

Anyway, i think ill stop reading spoiler scene threads, giving away a bit too much now!

Just read elsewhere that Kirk and Harrison eject out of an Enterprise trash chute and have to fly through garbage debris to reach the dreadnought. I hope this isn’t the case as I would hate to think Starfleet ships simply dump all their garbage in space in the 23rd century. Germany today recycles 50% of it trash. Surely the Enterprise would recycle all of its waste and not need a “trash chute” to eject garbage into space — that would seriously ruin the movie by altering the Trek universe. The Enterprise is not an Imperial Star Destroyer.

indeed! like replaced the Dreadnought-class crew with the M5 computer. All of this is special Ops.

There was a nice exchange after Spock gets beamed out of the volcano; Kirk and Bones rush into the transporter room (being run by Chris Doohan); Spock incredulously says “Captain, you’ve violated the prime directive”, followed by Bones commenting “See, Jim? He’s fine.”

Also, GATT 2000 is shown as part of the bridge crew, with an arc-reactor piece of machinery embedded in the back of his head. He’s shown speaking trajectory calculations to keep Harrison and Kirk on course to the other ship’s airlock.


The dreadnought is disabled during the sequence. It made it seem to me that the sequence takes place after a ship-to-ship battle. When Harrison and Kirk eject, they are all that’s in the tube; the debris was already there.

There was also a bit of humor with Kirk and Harrison getting ready to launch. Scotty tells them they’re aiming for a small target at a high rate of uncontrolled speed. Kirk says “Relax, I’ve done that before”, prompting a slow, incredulous stare from Harrison. Kirk looks at him and stammers “There was this drill… and we had to jump…”, at which point Harrison looks away without saying a word.

Well the Name say it all for the ship ala Wiki

“The dreadnought was the predominant type of battleship in the early 20th century. The first of the kind, the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought, had such an impact when launched in 1906 that similar battleships built after her were referred to as “dreadnoughts,” and earlier battleships became known as pre-dreadnoughts. Her design had two revolutionary features: an “all-big-gun” armament scheme, with an unprecedented number of heavy-calibre guns, and steam turbine propulsion.”

No wonder the Enterprise got damaged pretty bad.

but another thought when this ship crashes into SF Bay Area, did anyone thought that Harrsion or whom ever, may use the ship Anti Matter to make a bomb and detonate it on the planet surface after it has crashed.

Trailer is up over at traileraddict

Do we know the name of Noel Clarke’s character? Could it be Dr. Daystrom which gives Harrison access?

trailer huh where now?

They are saying it is the feature trailer, but now I see that they posted this on 3/22. Gotta wait a bit longer I guess.


Right. Y’know, before, I wasn’t really buying the “black ops” theory, but it’s starting to make more sense now.

It’s possible, in the light of the appalling act in Boston, that they are reviewing the content of the domestic trailer.

I’m not saying that they are, only that is seems a possibilty to me.

42: They should just not release it online until next week but keep it in front of Oblivion.

The appalling acts in Boston and the tragic loss of life sadden me greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved and injured.

I do wonder, given the bombing scenes in this film, how audiences will react to STID – will there be a backlash, will it affect box office? Its release date couldn’t have come at a worse time so soon after this atrocity.

@43 – Agreed. As cliche as it sounds it is “letting the terrorists win” to alter the trailer, removing any terrorism references from it; but its online release should be delayed until its first cinematic play so as to not show such scenes the very day after such an attack in real life.

So why is there “private security” involved with starfleet? It sounds like the Federation has gotten itself involved in a grey area. Contracting some ugly work out to a third party to keep starfleets hands clean. Harrison could just be the person who knows to much and comes across as doing evil but his motivation could in a twisted way be the right action to take. If the federation labels someone as a terrorist everyone is going to belive them including the Enterprise crew. When they eventually catch up with harrison the truth comes out and the ultimate betrayel could be the Federations hypocricy and secrets that brings the whole thing down.

Governments react badly to the truth being exposed (boborci seems to like conspiracys). It could be that the Federation is destroyed and weakend but due to its own corrupt behaviour and not so much to physical destruction from outside. The whole ships crashing and explosions could just be a panic reaction by the Federation to being exposed. Harrison could be the only one who knows the path to the truth thats why Kirk is working with him. Harrison may hate the federation not because hes bad but because they are wrong. Maybe all those cryotubes are the catalist for him to act.

When something good has become so corrupt that it no longer stands for anything it has to be destroyed. and thats my 2 cents

Id just like to ad to my post #46

Maybe when harrison escapes starfleet dosent want him back hes a scapegoat for them hes gone to Qu’noS so he can easily be labeld a traitor and forgotten about and the secrets and truth that he knows are never going to come out. Kirk getting him and bringing him back could be the last thing starfleet wants. The agression between Harrison and Kirk may just be Harrison seeing Kirk as starfleet and paints him with the same brush. But after catching him and talking to him they go back to earth with a whole lot of questions starfleet dosent want to answer. It gotta have something to do with the prime directive. Im upto 4 cents now

What if Harrison is one of Khan’s crew, and Marcus is holding the other augments hostage to force Harrison to work for him? Maybe the Botany Bay sleepers are the crew whose safety Kirk guarantees.

“Well, at least we know who the second space jumper is…”

Yes we do!

I wonder if I’ll see those fine gentlemen in their underwear before the jump…


Okay, now this is actually getting me excited because it means that there’s a distinct chance that we DON’T get the same story all over again.

@46: Do you remember that statement from a while ago that the movie deals with the “ripple effect” caused by the destruction of Vulcan? Maybe in this new timeline Starfleet/the Federation is getting more and more paranoid. Very much like in DS9 when the changelings started to infiltrate all and everything, only “hypercharged” to make the whole thing movie-worthy…