In less than a week, Star Trek Into Darkness will (finally) hit theaters in the U.S., even though it seems like the rest of the world has already seen and voiced their opinions about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. To get ready for the movie that has been in the works since 2009, Paramount Pictures will be releasing a lot of videos, clips, and images to build awareness for the film’s opening weekend. The clip above features Spock (Zachary Quinto) trapped in a volcano, apparently without the hope of rescue.
The brief scene will be featured at the very beginning of the film, as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise surveys a new planet. They cannot save Spock because that would mean revealing themselves to the planet’s native population, thus breaking the Prime Directive that dictates no interference with the internal development of alien civilizations. You know, that rule everybody in Star Trek breaks on a more-or-less weekly basis.