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Star Trek Into Darkness screens the first 30 minutes of the film in London. New mini-spoiler revealed!

Mar. 8, 2013by: Alex Maidy

We are just about two months away from the theatrical release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and J.J. Abrams crew has done a phenomenal job of keeping the plot under wraps. If the movie does end up being about a new character named John Harrison, I think a lot of fans are going to be disappointed, but it will prove that you can never fully trust a Bad Robot production until you see it with your own eyes.

With that being said, Paramount did screen the first thirty minutes of the movie in London the other day. This constitutes about a quarter of the movie and we still are not quite sure who the hell Benedict Cumberbatch's character is. What we do know is that it is shaping up to be one hell of a summer movie. The Hollywood News posted their take on the footage screened and had this to say:

Everything you expect, we witnessed. From Spock and Kirk continued in a constant battle of wit, Kirk bed hopping and wisecracking, and space scenes that boggle the mind, this footage promises so much more. Its exciting to learn that there is a significant progression in the amount of footage shot in IMAX following on from the success of what was achieved in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL, with some stomach-churning aerial shots involving cityscapes and water guaranteed to blow your mind.
Though the editing, effects and music were not finished, J.J. Abrams eagerly anticipated sequel-without-a-colon looks certain to blow 2009s STAR TREK out of the water in regards to both scale and ambition. And the best bit of all? Youre so engrossed that your mind doesnt allow you to once think about STAR WARS.

They described the footage of Cumberbatch at the children's hospital and the away mission on Nibiru that many of us already saw in front of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Obviously the volcano sequence was cut short in the IMAX screenings and this group got to see it play out completely. That being said, neither sequence is really going to shed much overall plot detail, which is good. I really don't want the movie ruined for me before opening day.

But, if you want a mini-spoiler, the folks over at Bleeding Cool reported on the same footage which they say included the first appearance of Peter Weller in the film. Now, Weller's identity has been unknown to this point, but the footage refers to him as Admiral Marcus. It would be safe to assume that he is in some way related to Alice Eve's Carol Marcus, Kirk's future wife in the original timeline. That means Robocop is Captain Kirk's father-in-law! My brain just exploded.

I envy those who have seen footage so far. I am greatly looking forward to this latest away mission when STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS opens on May 17, 2013.

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3:55PM on 03/08/2013
I went on a tour of Paramount Studios last week, and my tour guide told me that they recently had an employee screening of Star Trek Into Darkness, and that it's supposedly amazing. She didn't see the movie herself, but her boss saw it (at the employee screening) and said that it was one of the best Sci-Fi movies ever made. He said that he liked Into Darkness better than Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Wrath of Khan, and even Alien. It's apparently going to be a game changer, I can't
I went on a tour of Paramount Studios last week, and my tour guide told me that they recently had an employee screening of Star Trek Into Darkness, and that it's supposedly amazing. She didn't see the movie herself, but her boss saw it (at the employee screening) and said that it was one of the best Sci-Fi movies ever made. He said that he liked Into Darkness better than Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Wrath of Khan, and even Alien. It's apparently going to be a game changer, I can't freaking wait to see it!
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7:37PM on 03/08/2013
hahahaha - oh yeah im sure its better than blade runner or empire or khan. im sure the tour guides were saying final frontier was amazing before it came out too. its called BULLSHIT. not saying its gonna be a bad movie (well i am saying that) but i wouldnt believe anyone at paramount.
hahahaha - oh yeah im sure its better than blade runner or empire or khan. im sure the tour guides were saying final frontier was amazing before it came out too. its called BULLSHIT. not saying its gonna be a bad movie (well i am saying that) but i wouldnt believe anyone at paramount.
7:25AM on 03/09/2013
Can't freaking wait.
Can't freaking wait.
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5:47PM on 03/08/2013

Sorry to nitpick,

Carol Marcus was never kirk's wife, they had a brief relationship and she later had kirk's son, which he didn't find out about until Star Trek: WOK.
Carol Marcus was never kirk's wife, they had a brief relationship and she later had kirk's son, which he didn't find out about until Star Trek: WOK.
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2:18PM on 03/10/2013
They actually showed us 40', including the first 28', in IMAX 2D. And that was impressive. The good thing us that, indeed, we almost learned nothing of the story. And as far unfinished SFX, I can only imagine they haven't put the lenceflare yet (being shot in digital), because they were strangely absent, for the most part, of those footage...
They actually showed us 40', including the first 28', in IMAX 2D. And that was impressive. The good thing us that, indeed, we almost learned nothing of the story. And as far unfinished SFX, I can only imagine they haven't put the lenceflare yet (being shot in digital), because they were strangely absent, for the most part, of those footage...
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11:48AM on 03/09/2013
This has as much potential to succeed as it does to fail. My two biggest worries right are: 1. Being too much like Wrath of Khan. Between the hands on the glass to the Enterprise going to a complete stop to the maybe Carol Marcus, if these are all true then Abrams needs to do something new. My second is that Star Trek should NOT be too dark. It's fine to have dark elements but remember the last time Star Trek was "uber serious?" Yeah, we got that bullshit that was Nemesis. I do have hopes for
This has as much potential to succeed as it does to fail. My two biggest worries right are: 1. Being too much like Wrath of Khan. Between the hands on the glass to the Enterprise going to a complete stop to the maybe Carol Marcus, if these are all true then Abrams needs to do something new. My second is that Star Trek should NOT be too dark. It's fine to have dark elements but remember the last time Star Trek was "uber serious?" Yeah, we got that bullshit that was Nemesis. I do have hopes for this, though. I hated the first film but that was odd numbered so I'll let it pass but if this fails, I will never forgive Abrams.
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2:23PM on 03/10/2013
Couldn't agree more !
Couldn't agree more !
8:28PM on 03/08/2013
This is going to be in my top five for my favorite films at the end of this year. The footage we have seen has been nothing but great.
This is going to be in my top five for my favorite films at the end of this year. The footage we have seen has been nothing but great.
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11:13PM on 03/10/2013
As a lifelong trekkie, I'd actually be dissappointed if he's Khan or Gary Mitchell. Benedict is a pale brit, not Khan material. I'm all for an original villain.
As a lifelong trekkie, I'd actually be dissappointed if he's Khan or Gary Mitchell. Benedict is a pale brit, not Khan material. I'm all for an original villain.
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