Star Trek Into Darkness dual teasers, the extra ending
Star Trek Into Darkness has released its teaser trailer, actually it has release two of them, and the Interflab is all over them, rightly so. This is J.J. Abrams sequel to his Star Trek reboot that took the new for old crew into an alternate universe allowing them to do whatever they want with the films.
While everyone seemed to think that they were going to do similar things with a resurrection of Khan they seemed to have gone a different way with a different baddie, however the baddie they've chosen doesn't seem that far away from the one they weren't copying, and that extra ending screams original Star Trek. Who said this was an alternate universe?
There have been rumours galore about the Star Trek reboot sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, but they've all been rumours so far, now the teaser is out we're finally getting to see a taste of what we're getting, and it's a healthy taste with and extra scene tagged on the end of the Japanese trailer, a very important extra scene too.
Here's the blurb for Star Trek Into Darkness with a bit of marketing thrown in:
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.
Love will be challenged? Is that Alice Eve's character that Chris Pine's Kirk has eyes for and looks in danger at one point, after all it looks like they could hook up and if a new romantic character appears in one film then the chances are that they're for the chop. Mind you it could reference Zoe Saldana's Nyota Uhura and Zachary Quinto's Spock, which leads me to that other comment about friendships being torn apart and that final scene, but let me hold that thought.
There are some great visuals in here and some wonderful effects, see the emerging Enterprise from the water it looks fantastic, the whole teaser looks fantastic and it does a great job of putting forward the power of Benedict Cumberbatch's character who is still being rumoured as the alternate Khan.
How did that grab you? Well let's now turn to that Japanese teaser trailer and find out what the excitement is about this extra scene on the end. This teaser also comes from Apple Trailers through TrailerAddict:
So, that final scene. I presume that you've come to this point and watched the teaser so if you haven't watched it get back there because I'm about to start writing about it.
That's an almost iconic scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and I'm sure it's been put in there because of that very reason and to wind up everyone writing about it, and it appears to have worked.
I'm not as concerned as to whether this is a reference to the issue of whether Khan is in it or not but the seemingly blatant copy of such a great scene. I hope this is just a tease more than anything but it does look like an important scene and remembering what that meant in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan are we seeing the same moment replayed? I hope not, that would be very twee and rather lazy.
The new Star Trek needs to start making its own iconic moments in its own new universe, after all that's why they made the new universe isn't it, so that they can create their own stories and not follow the old? So why then, follow the old?