The New 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Trailer is Full of Somber Music, Cumberbatchy Goodness
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The New 'Star Trek: Into Darkness Trailer is Full of Somber Music, Cumberbatchy Goodness

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | December 17, 2012 | Comments ()

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If you've already seen The Hobbit, you've already seen this trailer. If you saw The Hobbit in IMAX, you saw a nine-minute preview, and now you're probably being very smug about it, aren't you? Well, bully for you. For the rest of you, who haven't seen The Hobbit at all, you're just going to have to settle for a trailer embed that's only 550 pixels wide that probably sounds weak coming out of your laptop speakers, especially because the sound is all the way down because you don't want your boss to know that you're watching trailers at work.

Anyway, here it is. You may want to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the lens flares, but I gotta say: If a teaser trailer's only job is to entice us, this one certainly does the trick. I also love that Cumberbatch is much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in that you don't expect a voice that manly to come out of a body that slight.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • PDamian

    AAAAAAAAAAND ... it's gone. Dammit.

  • Jannymac

    So is it the fate of British bad guys to be imprisoned in glass enclosures that you KNOW they are going to escape from? Usually with a great deal of panache?

  • Ingred

    WTF, just saw the Hobbit and they did *not* play this trailer.

  • Idle Primate

    My impression was an action space movie, like all the more recent Trek movies. Not particularly related to any of the sensibility that built the star trek love. I kind of miss when they were more about moral quandaries and character interactions.

  • marigi

    Same here. I had fun watching, but then I thought "where's the lesson I can cherish?" It was quite the hedonistic romp. This one might dig deeper, though. Let's hope!

  • csb

    Hm, I felt nothing.

  • Mrcreosote

    I think the future really needs a few guardrails, possibly some fall protection. At the very least insurance premiums in the future gotta be a bitch.

  • Fredo

    "Kirk...I am your father."

  • Drake

    There seemed to be a lot of jumping from great heights.

  • Ugh. I'll watch it for the 'Batch, as I curse Abrams under my breath the whole way through.

  • AcK

    i know what the hand to hand at the end refers to, but did anyone else also notice the vulcan sign one of the hands makes also?

  • Lotney

    Prometheus trailer was also freaking awesome!... And if you produced Revolution I will try my best to contain any excitement about anything you ever come up with.

    Debbie Downer out!

  • This is my shit right here. I love 2009 Star Trek so much. The actors. The widescreen. The lens flares. The score. Take all that and add Cumberbatch? JJ understands my soul.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Not enough horns for an Inception train, dude. Not nearly enough.

  • TK

    (hurls wallet at monitor)

  • Zirza


  • pajiba

    This is probably one of my very favorite visual images ever.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    Reminds me of the Man of Steel trailer. I guess this is the template for hyping things now?

  • Blake

    Yep... It definitely feels like the Superman Teaser Trailer...

  • Mitchell Hundred

    I'm thinking more the second one that came out last week. Stylistically, they hit a lot of the same beats.

  • BWeaves


  • Mitchell Hundred


  • BWeaves

    It just screams the old Mitchel episode.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    Oh, okay. I thought you were asking for me.

  • Blake


    Sidenote: Why do all movie trailers use the LOTR / INCEPTION soundtracks?

    Sidenote 2: Everyone talks about Cumberbatch and Quinto but I F$@#ING LOVE Chris Pine as Kirk... (If that Uncharted movie ever gets made Pine should be Drake,)

  • Bert_McGurt

    They're all cast pretty well. Could there BE a more suitable Scotty than Simon Pegg?

  • Blake

    Honestly I would have never thought they would cast Pegg as Scotty (I assumed the role would have went to an older more seasoned actor). Pegg is great in everything he does and I'm very pleased he was chosen.

  • MikeRoorda

    Nathan Fillion should be cast as Nathan Drake. Full stop. End of discussion.

  • Fredo

    Fillion 12 years ago? Yes. Fillion now? Not so much.

  • Blake

    Totally with you there, Fillion is to old to play Drake and Pine is a much better fit. If not Pine the only other candidate is Nolan North (who plays Drake in the games) but doesn't have a high enough profile to get much consideration. He is also the same age as Fillon so blah.

  • BWeaves

    Yeah, I thought the music was linked wrong, too.

  • Maguita NYC

    I cannot fuckin' WAIT!!!

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I figured it out:

    Nolan Batman visual style + LotRish music + Zach Snyder editing + Benedict Cumberbatch = VOILA! TO THE THEATERS!

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