Paramount Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness," starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Check it out below.
Plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
The new movie is once again directed by JJ Abrams, and is set to hit IMAX 3D theaters on May 15th and then conventional theaters on May 17th.
I'd say it's pretty obvious that the bad guy here is Romulan. Movies like this are meant to mirror events from the real world, but terrorists don't have great big starships that can take out the good guys with no contest- except in Japanese cartoons.
"And am I crazy, or does it look a little bit like the Enterprise-E from the Next Generation movies?
Of course, as we all know, the Sovereign-class ships werenít created until a century after the Captain Kirk era. Iím going to skip over three paragraphs of geek deduction and just hit you with my new theory: Benedict c*mberbatch was Wesley Crusher all along. Now that your mind has been blown ..."
First thing I thought when I saw the c*mberbatch ship (?) was the Enterprise-E. But why the British accent Wesley?
Bleh. It looks like 'Star Wreck into Dark Transformers Rises'. And I stress the word "wreck" over "trek", since the idea of sci-fi space exploration seems lost on Abrams, whoís basically just whoring the franchise to make an action movie where, in turn, dramatic composure and careful scene construction is replaced with a bunch of yelling, moral platitudes, explosions and shiny things that go real fast.
Oh, but what do I know... because heís "rejuvenated the franchise for a whole new generation," right? Whatever the hell thatís supposed mean.
I don't care how flashy the trailer looks. f*ck this.
So what's up with the masked Klingons and the bad guy played by c*mberbatch???
BadChadB33writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 9:49:22 PM
I'm pysched!! I admit my panties are a lil wet now.
Champ1432writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:26:02 PM
That ship definitely looks like the Enterprise-E. If not the Enterprise, it absolutely looks like a Federation ship.
Interesting possibilities here. Maybe it is a Starfleet ship, a secret project, like the Dreadnaught, that few know about. Perhaps it's stolen by c*mberbatch and used against the Federation. Maybe c*mberbatch is a Starfleet officer who gets pissed or disenchanted about something. That could be why the description that's been printed on this site 800 times says "force of terror from within their own organization". Maybe that doesn't just refer to c*mberbatch but the ship he uses as well. It could be something Starfleet was trying to develop in response to the advanced technology they saw on Nero's ship in the first movie. Trying to prepare for future encounters with other Romulans maybe. Like they did with the NG developing new weapons after the first Borg encounter.
If you want to get more out there, maybe c*mberbatch gets the ship from the evil mirror universe that appeared in the original series and DS9 (aways wished NG would have done something with that).
And the theory of Wesley Crusher is certainly interesting, but the accent does seem to take away from that, unless he's just doing a Captain Picard impression the whole time.
Also, to the point about there not being enough "exploration", as was the original idea of the show, I feel I have to stick up for my favorite franchise here. I do agree that they could incorporate a little more of that into the new movies so far, since the first one was all about fighting a threat and this one seems to be along those lines as well. I agree there could be a little more of facing unknown dangers that come about by exploring and pushing the boundries of the known universe, like we saw in the original series and NG a lot.
The other side of that coin is that even with the original cast movies, they kind of got away from that idea, and two movies that dealt with that idea more than the rest (1&5) were arguably the worst of the six original movies. I think its a tough balance to strike, becuase it can get a little uninteresting if you don't do it right. Now you could argue that 2&3 came from that idea as well, since they were exploring the unknown in trying to find a planet for Genesis, and then exploring Genesis itself and that led to all those adventures, and I wouldn't argue against that. But like I said, I think it's a tough balance. The original six movies had the advantage of having the three seasons of the TV show to establish a base of exploring, and thus could a little more easily move to the action. I don't think they have the time in these new movies to lay the same kind of foundation, because a lot of people would be a little bored with it most likely. I think they're doing what they have to do to make the movies attractive to the most people and be able to make more movies.
Either way, I absolutely can't wait for this. Wow, this was a long one, get me going about Star Trek and I ramble endlessly.