First Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Sends The Enterprise Underwater

By Josh Tyler | 8 years ago

The first ever trailer for Star Trek into Darkness, the follow-up to JJ Abrams’ 2009 sort of reboot of the Star Trek universe has arrived, and it does a pretty good job of keeping us in the dark about who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. He is, however, clearly the movie’s villain and very much the focus of this first teaser trailer.

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If you’re a serious Star Trek fan you’re probably a little pissed off at Star Trek into Darkness right now. Hardcore Trekkies know that the Enterprise isn’t made for atmospheric travel and, oh by the way, definitely wouldn’t be able to survive the pressure of being underwater…

The Enterprise is supposed to be a vessel purpose-built for use in the void of outer space… that’s why they have transporters and shuttles to send people down to the surface. The Enterprise can’t land, much less double as a submarine. Though apparently, that’s what’s going on here. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, since the first movie already sort of tossed that out the window when it showed the Enterprise being built in the middle of an Iowa cornfield instead of in outer space.

Star Trek Technical manual violations aside, the trailer delivers a villain-focused atmosphere and does a good job of showing off this sequel’s new players.

There’s lot of Cumberbatch…

And we got a good look at Alice Eve…

Expect Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters May 17, 2013.

UPDATE! The Japanese version of the new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer is a little different, and it may reveal the identity of Cumberbatch’s villain character. Watch it here.

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