Captain Kirk Confronts John Harrison In New Star Trek Into Darkness Clip

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This just got real! The latest clip from Star Trek Into Darkness features Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) having a war of words with John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is imprisoned inside a cell. But even locked up, Harrison seems to be right where he wants to be.

The clip also shows Kirk’s compassionate side in the face of danger and in the presence of a deadly criminal. John Harrison is definitely intimidating, and the scene is reminiscent of Clarice Starling’s meeting with Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. We’ll have to wait and see if Harrison eats anybody.


Star Trek Into Darkness Will Explore Parts Of The Enterprise You’ve Never Seen Before

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EnterpriseIn a few short weeks, Star Trek Into Darkness will open in theaters in the United States. Its release will culminate four years of news, rumors, and speculation after audiences were dazzled after watching J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot movie in 2009. According to early international reviews, the sequel film will be well worth the wait.

In an interview with io9.com at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the film’s screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof talked about why Star Trek Into Darkness was delayed for a 2013 release date instead of a 2012 date like Paramount initially wanted. J.J. Abrams has often said that he wanted to get Star Trek Into Darkness “right” before releasing it to general audiences, but apparently, it had to do with general laziness. Lindelof revealed:

“I think that script issues is an all-encompassing way of saying we were enormously lazy in getting together. I think that JJ, who has like nine different television shows and a whole movie company that he’s running. He directed Super 8, so he wasn’t really available creatively to Bob and Alex and I. They were off doing something. I was finishing up the last two seasons of Lost and doing Prometheus. So there was this sort of golden period when all of us were together, just like we were in the first movie. We felt like that’s the way it has to work, we couldn’t work piecemeal. We all have to get into a room together and figure out what Trek 2 is going to be. We had talked about it a little bit while we were working on Trek 1. But I don’t think that period really presented itself to us until about a year and a half had gone by after the release of the first one. So we were playing from behind.”


Carol Marcus Character Poster For Star Trek Into Darkness

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Star Trek Into Darkness Alice Eve
Practically everyone on Star Trek Into Darkenss call sheet got their very own character poster, so now Paramount delivered yet another one for franchise newcomer—at least as far as J.J. Abrams’ reboot is concerned—Carol Marcus, played by Alice Eve.

I’m actually a little bit impressed that the photo they chose for this poster isn’t that shot of Eve in her underwear. Seriously, the marketing team likes cramming that footage into every spot they can, whether it makes sense or not.


Star Trek Into Darkness Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Focuses On Kirk

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The summer movie-going season kicks into gear next Friday with the release of Iron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness will follow only two weeks later, on May 17th. Paramount Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that centers on Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), and why Star Trek Into Darkness is really his story.

In 2009, the first Star Trek reboot film saw Kirk just discovering what made him special and becoming captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. In Star Trek Into Darkness, we will get to see Kirk truly earn that title, and his starship. After an appalling act of terror from within Starfleet, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is called back home to Earth. Despite strict orders, Kirk takes the attack personally and leads his crew on a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction before he can strike again.


William Shatner Teases Damon Lindelof On Twitter, Then Things Get Awesome

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William Goddamn ShatnerTwitter may be further shrinking our already diminutive attention spans, forcing us to think in 140 characters or less, but it does at least give as it takes. Namely by facilitating surreal, random, and occasionally hilarious collisions between celebrities. Case in point, a recent tweet by the one, the only William Shatner, who decided to give Star Trek screenwriter Damon Lindelof a hard time under the guise of wishing him a happy birthday. See, Nimoy gets to pop up in the new Trek timeline, but did anybody invite along the original Kirk? Noooooo…


Lindelof was gracious about the teasing, and genuinely seemed appreciative. Of course, that didn’t stop him from laying a burn on Shatner in the middle of all the heartfelt gooshy stuff.


Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 Blu-Ray Trailer Makes It So

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I’m betting some of our GFR readers are currently sitting in movie theaters watching/getting ready to watch the “Best of Both Worlds” Star Trek: The Next Generation theatrical event that’s going down tonight. Hopefully it’ll be a great experience to see two of the show’s best episodes up on the big screen, but for those of us stuck here at home, we can at least check out the new trailer for the remastered TNG fourth season Blu-ray release up above. The set is “coming soon,” but doesn’t have a specific release date yet.