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Paramount reportedly spent most of the summer testing different possible titles for J.J. Abrams' hitherto-untitled sequel, and word from inside sources is that the studio has at last made its decision.  And for you hopeful sort out there - no, it doesn't tell you anything about the long-contested villain.  If true, however, it does give a very bold suggestion as to where the sequel will be going in a thematic sense. 

Ready? Okay.  STAR TREK 2/UNTITLED STAR TREK SEQUEL is now (very possibly) known as...

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

No colon, no punctuation, no nothing of the sort (Damon Lindelof tells why here).  Just STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, which coincides with a new report that Paramount recently registered the domain names www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie.com.  The pages are currently empty, but with plenty of high-profile films releasing this fall and winter to which the studio could attach a trailer... well, I wouldn't expect them to remain empty long.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS docks in cinemas on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.

I dig the title, very much in fact - what about you?

Extra Tidbit: Today marks the 46th anniversary of Star Trek.

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10:07PM on 09/09/2012

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Just something I noticed...... I googled the new title as soon as I read this, and Wikipedia has already updated their "Untitled Star Trek Sequel" page to reflect the new title. Interesting, since their editors are editorial nazis when it comes to accuracy.......
Just something I noticed...... I googled the new title as soon as I read this, and Wikipedia has already updated their "Untitled Star Trek Sequel" page to reflect the new title. Interesting, since their editors are editorial nazis when it comes to accuracy.......
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2:21PM on 09/09/2012
Ha. STID. [link]
Ha. STID. [link]
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2:29AM on 09/09/2012

Okay, yeah

Okay, i like the title...but, did you notice that they actually managed to make it all cutesy by including a "two" in there? Star Trek in2 Darkness. and then there's the obvious comparison to The Dark Knight. But I would remind everyone that the word "dark" is actually quite widely used by many other films than the Batman franchise. And let's be honest, that comparison is not a bad thing, as far as marketing and word of mouth are concerned. The association can't hurt. I don't mind the absence
Okay, i like the title...but, did you notice that they actually managed to make it all cutesy by including a "two" in there? Star Trek in2 Darkness. and then there's the obvious comparison to The Dark Knight. But I would remind everyone that the word "dark" is actually quite widely used by many other films than the Batman franchise. And let's be honest, that comparison is not a bad thing, as far as marketing and word of mouth are concerned. The association can't hurt. I don't mind the absence of the colon, but Into Darkness does come across a little vague. Let's remember, however, that this is the same studio that decided on "Dark of the Moon" for Transformers. They obviously are reluctant to use anything other than simplistic adverbs, but you can't judge a film by its title. Right?
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12:32AM on 09/09/2012

Star Trek Colon

"Star Trek Colon" would satisfy the fans who say that it's stupid without a colon, and it also implies Columbus as its mission was one of exploration. You wouldn't even have to change the title for Spanish-speaking markets.
"Star Trek Colon" would satisfy the fans who say that it's stupid without a colon, and it also implies Columbus as its mission was one of exploration. You wouldn't even have to change the title for Spanish-speaking markets.
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11:02PM on 09/08/2012
I don't like the title at all, but the movie should be a good time if it's even half as badass as the first.
I don't like the title at all, but the movie should be a good time if it's even half as badass as the first.
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7:46PM on 09/08/2012
Does it even need Star Trek in the title? hahaha
Does it even need Star Trek in the title? hahaha
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12:34AM on 09/09/2012
Didn't work so well for Enterprise...
Didn't work so well for Enterprise...
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6:50PM on 09/08/2012
"Not that ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’ or ‘First Contact’ aren’t good titles, it’s just that everything that people are turned off about when it comes to ‘Trek’ is represented by the colon."

What the fuck is he smoking? There's a reason we use colons. They help separate the title of the series from the title of the entry. Take it away and it just looks... awkward.
"Not that ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’ or ‘First Contact’ aren’t good titles, it’s just that everything that people are turned off about when it comes to ‘Trek’ is represented by the colon."

What the fuck is he smoking? There's a reason we use colons. They help separate the title of the series from the title of the entry. Take it away and it just looks... awkward.
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6:00PM on 09/08/2012
A) The reasoning for not using a colon is unbearably retarded. B) The title is lackluster, but not awful.
A) The reasoning for not using a colon is unbearably retarded. B) The title is lackluster, but not awful.
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4:52PM on 09/08/2012
Cool. The next one can be Star Trek Into the Darkness Rising
Cool. The next one can be Star Trek Into the Darkness Rising
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7:41PM on 09/08/2012
I see what you did there. Though I feel like "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness" has a slightly better ring, because that just opens the door for all sorts of possibilities. We could have "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness Forever," for example.
I see what you did there. Though I feel like "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness" has a slightly better ring, because that just opens the door for all sorts of possibilities. We could have "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness Forever," for example.
7:42PM on 09/08/2012
I see what you did there. Though I feel like "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness" has a slightly better ring, because that just opens the door for all sorts of possibilities. We could have "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness Forever," for example.

Lindelof also said that they even thought about titles without the words "Star Trek" - maybe something like "The Enterprise Into Darkness?" Because that'd be even better - then we could have "The Enterprise Returns From Darkness" for the title of
I see what you did there. Though I feel like "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness" has a slightly better ring, because that just opens the door for all sorts of possibilities. We could have "Star Trek Into the Rising Darkness Forever," for example.

Lindelof also said that they even thought about titles without the words "Star Trek" - maybe something like "The Enterprise Into Darkness?" Because that'd be even better - then we could have "The Enterprise Returns From Darkness" for the title of a third movie.
4:02PM on 09/08/2012
I'd go with Star Trek: Darkness And Beyond but this is good enough.
I'd go with Star Trek: Darkness And Beyond but this is good enough.
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12:35AM on 09/09/2012
Reminds me too much of "Space: Above and Beyond."
Reminds me too much of "Space: Above and Beyond."
3:54PM on 09/08/2012
I didn't click on the link to Lindelof's explanation for the title, but I'm guessing he used the word "ambiguous" a lot.
I didn't click on the link to Lindelof's explanation for the title, but I'm guessing he used the word "ambiguous" a lot.
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2:50PM on 09/08/2012
Star Trek 2: In Space
Star Trek 2: In Space
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2:43PM on 09/08/2012
For those who dislike it, would you prefer something like "Star Trek into the Unknown" (STITU)?
For those who dislike it, would you prefer something like "Star Trek into the Unknown" (STITU)?
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1:57PM on 09/08/2012

SO..they keep saying --

--that they're not looking to make Star Trek "darker", and yet they title the thing INTO DARKNESS??? What kind of MIND GAMES are they playing with us anyways?? -- maybe they can call it Star Trek RISING... or the DARK TREK... maybe Im just thinking of a different interview, but either way, I hope this isnt what they're settling on-- if they're dead set on it, at least call it VOYAGE into DARKNESS...it still harkens back to it's theme and keeps their original idea intact.
--that they're not looking to make Star Trek "darker", and yet they title the thing INTO DARKNESS??? What kind of MIND GAMES are they playing with us anyways?? -- maybe they can call it Star Trek RISING... or the DARK TREK... maybe Im just thinking of a different interview, but either way, I hope this isnt what they're settling on-- if they're dead set on it, at least call it VOYAGE into DARKNESS...it still harkens back to it's theme and keeps their original idea intact.
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1:56PM on 09/08/2012
Amazing. Awesome with a colon. Idiotic without one . . .
Amazing. Awesome with a colon. Idiotic without one . . .
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1:36PM on 09/08/2012

hmmmm...

So every movie have to dip into darkness in order to be successful anymore? I thought Star Trek was suppose to be adventurous and fun, not dark. Did I miss something growing up? If it serves the story then I'll be okay, if they Nolanize this just for the sake of it, then I won't be interested
So every movie have to dip into darkness in order to be successful anymore? I thought Star Trek was suppose to be adventurous and fun, not dark. Did I miss something growing up? If it serves the story then I'll be okay, if they Nolanize this just for the sake of it, then I won't be interested
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12:56PM on 09/08/2012
I dig it.
I dig it.
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12:38PM on 09/08/2012
I have no problem with the title, it's a solid one, but not having punctuation is ridiculous. Just put a damn colon.
I have no problem with the title, it's a solid one, but not having punctuation is ridiculous. Just put a damn colon.
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12:38AM on 09/09/2012
"...but not having punctuation is ridiculous."

Star Trek Into Darkness!
"...but not having punctuation is ridiculous."

Star Trek Into Darkness!
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12:35PM on 09/08/2012
Its got a nice ring to it.
Its got a nice ring to it.
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12:35PM on 09/08/2012

Its Good...

I am a big fan of JJ Abrams and have all the confidence that this one will rock...
I am a big fan of JJ Abrams and have all the confidence that this one will rock...
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1:59PM on 09/08/2012
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