Paramount Releases New Synopsis For ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4 by 0

Star Trek into Darkness Chris Pine

Paramount has released a new synopsis for their highly anticipated sequel ‘Star Trek into Darkness.’ While it may not seem like the change is too noticeable, it does give a little more insight to the movie than the previous synopsis did.

Here’s the new synopsis:

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

How different is this from the first synopsis? Here it is to help you recall:

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 leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Of course, any true ‘Star Trek’ fan would now dissect each synopsis to see how different the two were and if the second one revealed anything about the film the first one didn’t – and that’s what the Trekkies at Trek Movie did! Below are some of the interesting differences that they’ve found:

• Now specifies “called back home to Earth” instead of just “called back home.”

• Timeline of how the crew is called back was changed from “when crew of the Enterprise is called back, they find…” to “in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within…” which implies that the Enterprise is called back after (and possibly because) some kind of terrorist attack. Presumably the crew is called back following their mission on Niburu (which was featured in the 9 minute preview of the film which is currently being showed before the IMAX screening of ‘The Hobbit’).

• Removed description of how the act of terror “detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis” (possibly for brevity and/or clarity)

• Removed description (presumably of the villain John Harrison) as a “one man weapon of mass destruction” (again possibly for brevity and/or clarity)

• Changed “unstoppable force of terror” to “unstoppable force of destruction” (possibly to limit number of times “terror” is used)

• Removed reference to manhunt leading to a “war-zone world” (last week’s Bad Robot visit identified the Klingon home world Qo’noS as the location of the fight scenes with Harrison, Klingons and Kirk, so this could be the world mentioned in the original synopsis)

• Added “bring those responsible to justice” to Kirk’s mission. Note it says “those,” implying John Harrison is not acting alone.

So what do you think of the new synopsis? Do you think it offers any clues to the film? And does it give any more information as to who the villain John Harrison actually is? Sound off in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter!

‘Star Trek into Darkness’ opens in theaters on May 17, 2013.