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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness Villain Revealed…Maybe

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Well, here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, arguing about, and generally poking at for a year or so. Early reviews of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness have been hitting the interwebs over the past couple of days, and the inevitable has happened: somebody has decided to leak some spoilers, in this case the true identity of “John Harrison,” the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Assuming, of course, that the story isn’t just hogwash to further mess with already-frazzled Trek fans. I’m not saying it is…but I ain’t saying it ain’t, either. All I am saying is…

MASSIVE POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW!!!

NO REALLY, WE’RE NOT KIDDING!!!

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Maron In Space Spoofs Star Trek And Promotes Maron’s New Show All At Once

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There is quite a bit of foul language spewed throughout all of the following NSFW videos. You’ve been fucking warned.

We don’t really see a lot of comedians around on Giant Freakin’ Robot, but we certainly do love spoofs, and especially when they’re Star Trek spoofs. Even though this is almost too ridiculous to even call it a spoof, there’s no denying the inherent hilarity in Maron in Space.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Character Posters And International Trailer

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Given how many trailers we’ve seen for Star Trek Into Darkness, you might think you’ve already seen most of the movie. But the Japanese trailer above showcases a few moments that aren’t featured in any of the U.S. promotional materials, including Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) saying, “You’re going to run this bastard down!” Apparently, you can say “bastard” in Japanese movie trailers, which is nice to know.

While the film doesn’t open in Japan until August, Star Trek Into Darkness opens in the U.S. in only a few short weeks. Paramount has definitely ramped up their marketing campaign lately, with new film clips, character posters, TV spots, and trailers working to get everyone excited for the latest from director J.J. Abrams. Into Darkness has already received positive reviews overseas, and it sounds like the latest Star Trek sequel won’t disappoint.

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J.J. Abrams Will Seek Feedback From George Lucas On Star Wars: Episode VII

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some advice?J.J. Abrams is currently at the center of the geek universe. Abrams directed the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, his next project is Star Wars: Episode VII, and he’s one of the producers of the hottest sci-fi TV series on television at the moment, NBC’s Revolution. In an interview with Playboy (NSFW), Abrams talks about all of his upcoming projects, with an emphasis on Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams will be the first director other than George Lucas to helm a Star Wars movie since Richard Marquand on 1983’s Return of the JediNeedless to say, there are a lot of expectations hanging on him. Abrams tells Playboy:

It’s so early it would be insane to discuss details or get into plot points about what this unfilmed movie will be. And I’m not going to give my opinion on the original movies or characters… I try to approach a project from what it’s asking. What does it need to be? What is it demanding? With Star Wars, one has to take into account what has preceded it, what worked, what didn’t. There are cautionary tales for anything you take on that has a legacy—things you look at and think, I want to avoid this or that, or I want to do more of something. But even that feels like an outside-in approach, and it’s not how I work. For me, the key is when you have a script; it’s telling you what it wants to be.

When J.J. Abrams was hired to direct Episode VII, some fans thought it was sci-fi blasphemy for the same person to direct both a Star Wars movie and a Star Trek movie. And, let’s face it, there are plenty out there who aren’t fans of his take on Star Trek, and worry what he’ll do to Star Wars. Some fear that Abrams might make each property look too similar to each other. Abrams hopes to put fans’ minds at ease, and says that George Lucas will be a great source of encouragement and direction for the new project.

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Cross The Streams: Zombieland, Continuum, And More Are Now Streaming

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But in your streams, whatever they may be, stream a little stream of me. The Internet wasn’t exactly forthcoming with its science fiction releases this week, but there are a few options worthy of your time. Maybe this is the week when you finally start building those dinosaur birdhouses you always talked about.

ZombielandZombieland & Dark Minions (Amazon Instant)
These two series are one-offs in a big promotion Amazon Instant has that pits 14 pilots against each other, allowing viewers to vote on which ones make it to series. Two of the eight comedies happen to be sci-fi shows, and they both happen to vary wildly in quality. As we’ve covered both shows, it’s mainly worth noting that Zombieland awkwardly lives in the shadow of its feature-length predecessor, with a cast and script that don’t mesh well. Dark Minions, on the other hand, is an amusing stop-motion workplace comedy with a great cast and great jokes, but like Zombieland, it doesn’t leave a lot of room on where to go should it get picked up to series. But having a voice always counts, so watch both shows for free and get your vote in.

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Star Trek Into Darkness App Gives Us A Better Look At The Mystery Ship

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U.S.S. VengeanceThere was a lot to gawk at in the latest trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness (I should know, I pulled 60 screen caps off the damn thing). You had crashing starships and rapelling Klingons and Kirk possibly getting everybody under his command killed. But the one thing that stood out the most was the appearance of a massive, mysterious starship. We’ve got a better look at her up above, and her name is the U.S.S. Vengeance. (You can click the image for a higher-res version.)

The pic above was released via the Star Trek Into Darkness app, which has been unlocking various goodies over the past few weeks. It not only gives us a much more detailed look at the ship, but her title as well. We’ve been assuming that the Vengeance is under the command of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), but it’s worth pointing out that that hasn’t actually been confirmed at this point. Still, with a name like Vengeance, it certainly seems to be the sort of ride in which Harrison would be tooling around the galaxy. It also raises a few intriguing questions.