New Star Trek Trailer: More Death, More Bwaaaangs, More Chastisement

You thought you had been adequately enticed by the prospect of J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek sequel by its first trailer? You thought wrong! Above: the teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which provides seconds upon seconds of footage we had not yet seen. The bwaaaangs from Inception are still with us, as is the general air of calamity and doom. But we also get a nice little tour of the Enterprise, somberly folded flags over coffins, an extremely tricky Baumgartner-esque space jump, hellfire, and Captain Pike delivering a heavy voice-over lashing out, vis-à-vis Kirk’s humanity-threatening hubris. By the way, if you’re here for the heavy nerding, you should know there’s still no definitive answer as to which villain Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. As EW‘s highly helpful deep dive into the question explains, it could be the monolith of Star Trek bad dudes — Khan! It could also be a lesser-known figure from the original series, one with “God-like abilities” — Gary Mitchell! It could also be a proto-electro pop hero — Gary Numan! (It could not be Gary Numan.) Anyway, here it is. Bwaaaang!

Filed Under: J.J. Abrams, JJ Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness

Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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