Here’s the last big trailer for JJ AbramsStar Trek Into Darkness before the film opens in May. This one gives more plot hints, as Kirk (Chris Pine) dashes off on a vengeful mission against the John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) only to learn he is massively outgunned.

There are a lot of familiar elements here, particularly Kirk’s headstrong nature, his will to overcome all obstacles, and the near-destruction of the Enterprise. They’re all things we’ve seen in trailers for the film, but here they feel much more characteristically Star Trek. What does that bode for the film? We’ll find out soon, but in the meantime this is a rousing trailer. Read More »

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We’ll see a final Star Trek Into Darkness trailer on Tuesday, but in the meantime you can check out a few stopgap marketing materials. There are four new character posters, for Uhura, Spock, Kirk, and the villain John Harrison, and a teaser clip that gives a good idea of what’ll be in the final trailer. Check out all the elements below. Read More »

UPDATE: We’ve been had. The poster is fan made. Great job though and the below article has been edited. Thanks to everyone who pointed this out. 

The first poster for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness was all about one thing: Destruction. We saw John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) standing on a mound of rubble with a burning city on the horizon. A fan made poster was recently released and it’s all about one thing too: retaliation  While that first poster didn’t exactly scream Star Trek (save for the huge Federation symbol) there’s no mistaking this one. It’s the Enterprise, in all its glory, emerging from the depths of the sea. Check it out below. Read More »

The latest trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness isn’t exactly long, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. Running just over a minute long, the trailer features a fair amount of new footage with a strong focus on action. It also shows more of the rebellious nature of newly minted Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) as he and the crew of the Enterprise go off on yet another adventure.

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s John Harrison makes a menacing appearance, Simon Pegg‘s Scott gets a gag. Basically 70 seconds sell this highly-anticipated movie incredibly well. Check it out below. Read More »

Thirty minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness screened Friday in London, setting off a thunderstorm of discussion and spoilers about what we’re going to see in the highly anticipated sequel. Don’t worry, we won’t post any spoilers here. We, like you, prefer to be surprised. What we are interested in is what some of the biggest UK publications — The Guardian, SFX, Total Film and Bleeding Cool for example — thought of the footage. Does it live up to expectations? We’ve compiled a few quotes below. Read More »


In this episode, Dave, Devindra, and Adam chat about the spate of hot new sci-fi film trailers, lament the preachiness of Flight, and get really troubled by Compliance. Special guest Joanna Robinson joins us from Pajiba. Be sure to check out the bad language in Lincolnthe science of high framerates, and how Tolkein retconned his own books.

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The Bad Robot offices are what your film company would look like if you owned one. Old movie posters and cool art decorate the walls. Props are strategically placed in the hallways. Offices are adorned with cool toys and images. There are two gorgeous outdoor spaces to chill in and it even has a secret name on the outside. Oh, hey, there’s J.J. Abrams walking around.

The head of the company is currently directing the follow-up to his 2009 hit Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, which reunites his surviving original cast and adds new blood in the form of the mysterious Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alice Eve. The film is written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, will feature a score by Michael Giacchino, and has plenty of new aliens and action scenes for fans to enjoy.

Abrams and his team invited several journalists to their offices on December 10 to learn about the film’s props, costumes, makeup, music, and visual effects. From those presentations, we picked 15 cool things you didn’t yet know about production and story of Star Trek Into Darkness. Details on the Japanese trailer, klingons, character names, IMAX 3D, and lots about Giacchino can all be found below, along with more info about the Bad Robot offices. Read More »

If for some crazy reason you forgot why you loved J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 reboot of Star Trek, you’ll be quickly reminded in the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. The first nine minutes of the film are visually impressive, exciting, incredibly surprising, and will be playing in front of select IMAX prints of The Hobbit starting December 14. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak.

The film starts off soft, mysterious, and quickly jumps into a huge, exciting, colorful action scene that reintroduces you not only to all of your favorite Enterprise crew members – Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, John Cho as Sulu, Zoe Saldana at Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, etc – but puts Michael Giacchino‘s brilliant score front and center. Even though the film is called “Into Darkness,” there’s obviously still plenty of humor and fun in this movie. Or, at least in the first nine minutes.

After the jump, read more about the 3D IMAX footage and watch a video blog reaction. Read More »

We’ve been waiting literally years to take a peek at Star Trek Into Darkness, so it’s great to hear that we may get the chance sooner than we thought. Last month, we got word that the first trailer (and/or a 9-minute IMAX prologue) would debut with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14. However, has now confirmed that a teaser will in fact debut this Thursday, December 6.

The one-minute video is a web exclusive separate from the two-minute version attached to The Hobbit. The latter will presumably hit the Internet shortly after it bows in theaters.

Also after the jump:

  • Someone on the Internet claims to have seen the trailer already
  • Zachary Quinto drops by Conan with a (fake) Star Trek clip
  • J.J. Abrams is excited to finally show you some juicy footage
  • Paramount uploads a comprehensive list of global release dates

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Briefly: The world will get their first look at the trailer, and prologue, of J.J. Abrams‘ 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, later this month but we now have a glimpse at the first teaser poster for the film. It seems to show Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character at the base of a mass of rubble. Star Fleet, perhaps? Check it out below Read More »