Star Trek: Into Darkness – New Action-Filled 2nd Trailer Plus First Look Featurette

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May 17 is almost upon us and it’s been a while since we’ve gotten any new trailers from Star Trek Into Darkness.  That just changed.  The second official trailer for the long awaited follow-up definitely brings action to the forefront and in true Trek fashion there’s also a healthy dose of the franchise’s trademark humor.

To be honest, it doesn’t take much to get me fired-up about a new offering from the Star Trek franchise, but this trailer has me ready to wait at the ticket booth now.

Let’s see.  It’s got running, jumping, joking, lecturing, flying, exploding, serious faces, funny faces, a cocky Kirk, an exasperated Spock, an annoyed McCoy, and Evil Sherlock!  Whoo boy, if I weren’t already sitting down I’d have to sit down.  Hell, I think I even saw some lens flare in there somewhere, but I was too busy being distracted by the action to really notice.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a dank corner of Ceti Alpha VI you probably already know the basic plot outline, but here it is again because…well, because I want to.  So there!

In Summer 2013, director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

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.

I’m not going to leave you hanging with a pulse-pounding trailer and just walk away.  No, that would be cruel.  And I’m not cruel, at least not when anyone’s watching.  A few weeks ago Paramount released a first look featurette.  In it J. J. Abrams talks about the movie and says the scale is far greater than the first installment.  He even goes so far as to say, “This is like everything I’ve ever done wrapped in one movie.”

Them’s big promises, there, J. J.

Abrams and some of the principal actors say this is a movie that was really designed to be seen in IMAX 3D.  I’ve been a vocal opponent of 3D films, but I believe in choice so if you’re into 3D apparently this is one film you definitely have to see with that extra D.

I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I might go see the IMAX 3D version myself.  But just this once.

If you haven’t seen the first full length trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness or just want to see it again, check out our post Star Trek: Into Darkness – Full Length Trailer Released then go practice your Vulcan eyebrow-raise in the mirror.


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Tom Gardiner