Who Wants To See 9 “Star Trek Into Darkness” Clips? Well…Okay

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About a week ago we posted an action-filled clip from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness wherein Kirk and Spock disagree over the use of the word “fit.”  If you haven’t seen it, check out “2nd Star Trek Into Darkness Clip – Defining the Word ‘Fit'” to see what I’m talking about.

In the past several days, Paramount Pictures has released a number of videos promoting the upcoming movie.  Some of them are TV spots, some focus on characters including short interviews with the actors.

All of them are fun to watch.

In case you’ve seen some of them already I’ll start with the newest one and work my way back to the oldest.  This “age” is based on the time they were released online by Paramount Pictures and may not necessarily reflect the actual time they were released in whatever original venue they were shown in.

This one’s called Keep Going Scotty.  It involves a lot of running in an Enterprise that seems to be in bad shape.  What I don’t get is the running along the walls as the ship rolls.  If the starship generates its own gravity, wouldn’t “down” always point toward the floor?  Maybe the old girl has already hit the ground, or water, and we’re seeing the effects of planetary gravity.

Personally, I can’t wait to find out.


This next video called The Dark is a TV spot.  It’s basically another trailer, but I can’t get enough of trailers.  Sometimes they turn out to be better than the actual movie, I just hope that’s not the case with Star Trek Into Darkness.


Another TV spot, The Future, is short.  Really short.  You just won’t believe how minutely, insignificantly, mindbogglingly short it is.  Okay, I’ll stop that nonsense now and apologize for sullying the memory of the late, great Douglas Adams.


Now this is more like it, laddie!  Fan favorite Simon Pegg’s Scotty is featured in a spot appropriately entitled Scotty.  We get a bit of commentary from Mr. Pegg in this video as well.  I really hope he’s got more to do in this second Trek film.


This is a short called World Premiere News Wrap.  It’s a summation of the London world premiere with snippets of commentary from all the primary cast  interspersed with clips from the film.


Another really short spot, Return, is pretty much more of the same stuff we’ve seen.  If you’re here, then, like me, you can’t get enough Trek.  So watch the clip already…


This clip focuses on the main man himself, James Tiberius Kirk.  Not surprisingly it’s entitled James T. Kirk.  We see some behind-the-scenes footage along with commentary from both Chris Pine and JJ Abrams.


Another TV spot, Vendetta, is short and pretty much a montage of scenes from the film.  Well…that’s what trailers usually are, aren’t they?


And now the final, ninth, oldest clip on the list:  World.  Yes, it’s also short.  Yes, it’s a montage of clips.  Yes, I’m still typing nonsense.  Yes, I’ll stop and let you watch the clip.  You’re welcome.


Once again, if you’re unaware…which you aren’t(You are aware, right?):

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


Star Trek Into Darkness premieres in the USA on May 17, 2013

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Tom Gardiner