After 3 trailers and numerous TV spots, Paramount has finally released the first clip for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ It seems appropriate that the first clip is from the same scene from the very first footage from the film that was released by J.J. Abrams on the show ‘Conan’ with Conan O’Brien.
The clip is said to occur early on in the film so there isn’t anything spoilery to see. What it does do, however, is show why ‘Star Trek’ has endured for so long: it’s the characters and their relationship with each other in good and bad times that is the heart of the franchise, and here, it is a bad time.
The scene involves Spock (Zachary Quinto) who is in the center of an active volcano and the rest of the Enterprise crew are at odds with the Vulcan on how to save him. In order to do so would violate the Prime Directive. Spock logically refuses the Captain’s option stating “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
What a great nod to ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’!
While this is not the only nod to that classic film (the addition of Carol Marcus is another example of a nod), it does lead many fans to wonder if Khan will also appear in the film. Trekkies in the UK will find out before we do as Star Trek Into Darkness premieres 1 week earlier across the pond.
So be prepared for more promotional material to be released in the next couple weeks! Until the next teaser, enjoy the clip below:
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
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is out in select IMAX theaters on May 15 and opens nationwide on May 17.