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Star Trek Into Darkness plot revealed

StarTrek_Poster.jpgThe plot for the new Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, is out and reveals that it's going to be a personal battle for Kirk and the crew and they're coming back to Earth.

Oh, and no, there's no mention of Khan or his wrath...or is there? Luckily by the time The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives there will be a trailer to tell us more, or rather a nine minute preview.

Mind you I'm not sure if that preview for Star Trek Into Darkness, or Star Trek: Into Darkness, is going to arrive in all territories prior to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, it so often happens that the trailer is only destined for the American market, not for ours. If that does happen I'll be frustrated as hell and once again the studio imposed release system will turn people to pirates.

The good news that we need to focus on though is the arrival of the plot, here it is through First Showing:

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.

So wait, there's a member of Star Fleet who has destroyed the fleet on Earth and Kirk has a personal score to settle with this person? When did the personal score happen, before or after the event of destroying the fleet, and why is it that the person is described as a "weapon of mass destruction"?

It's all very intriguing but it sounds like an inside terrorist attack which Kirk, and the crew of the Enterprise, returns to hunt the guy down especially since there's something personal in it. Could this be the alternate universe Kirk's Khan?

Well there is speculation and the L.A. Times speculates with the best of them suggesting that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is indeed to be Khan Noonien Singh the genetically engineered man who became Kirk's greatest enemy in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. They say that the quotes in the plot referring to the "epic chess game of life and death" might just point to the engineered intellect of Khan. It's a long shot, but it would be a connection.

Although the writers and film-makers have continually denied that it was Khan in their final script there's a chance it could well be, after all this is a completely different universe, but at the same time staying so close to the original series seems strange when they have done so much work to carve their own universe.




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