First ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Clip – Spock Versus the Volcano

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The U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew return to theaters after a four-year absence in next month’s Star Trek Into Darkness, and today we get our first proper look at a scene in the film that does NOT include an appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch as the bravado antagonist “John Harrison.”

One of the images (or, rather, the only semi-official set photo) released from the Into Darkness production suggested a scenario where Spock (Zachary Quinto) takes a trip into the belly of a fiery beast (re: other-worldly volcano), before director J.J. Abrams (in)famously teased that sequence when he showed a split-second clip on Conan last year.

However, close to six months later – and just a few weeks before the Trek sequel opens in theaters – we can finally offer a proper excerpt from that particular turn of events. As for the context, well, that’s yet another unresolved mystery that you’ll just have to live with – until you actually sit down and watch the movie in theaters, of course (because even Abrams isn’t that much of a trickster).

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Spock gets in a hot spot in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

There are two things I take away from this clip:

  1. The members of the rebooted Star Trek cast are more comfortable in their respective roles, balancing the need to respect Trek history with the desire to make each character their own.
  2. Kirk’s (Chris Pine) true mettle as the Enterprise’s captain is something that will be tested in an on-the-nose manner many times over, before the end credits start rolling.

Star Trek into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, John Cho, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Simon Pegg. It is directed by J.J. Abrams, who drew from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci.


Look for Star Trek Into Darkness when it opens in select 3D/IMAX theaters on May 15th, 2013. It begins a regular theatrical release on May 17th.

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  1. haha, Scotty and the fish. (So are they underwater?) Looking good, so freakin excited!!!

  2. Apart from Zoe Saldana who manages to make anything look good
    these “wet suit” body suits are not exactly the best look I’ve seen.

    This is the first I’ve seen them and I wonder if they are specialized
    gear worn underneath a space suit and not any regular fleet attire.

    • They’re obviously specialized equipment for certain tasks, not regular issue.

      • I thought as much myself, as I said, however
        regardless of purpose the look could be better.
        Not that it will matter much if not seen for long.

        • Wait. There were other people in that clip with Zoe?

          • :) I know the feeling. Just by herself she sets everyone on stun.

  3. I can’t be the only one who isn’t nuts about the nonchalant delivery of a certain iconic line?

    • referring to Spoke?

    • To be fair, he is half vulcan. every line would be nonchalant.

    • @DR Mindbender.

      I do not take much stock into that. One reason, I heard Sentinel Prime say the line in Transformers :Dark of the Moon.

      So, hearing it in Into Darkness, eh.

      • Dark of the moon.

        I made a smiley face.


  4. “Oh my.” -George Takei

    Dat clip was in the nine minute prologue.

  5. did no one see the 10 minute preview clip last december that was shown before “The Hobbit”? the scene is from the opening minutes of the film. the special suits kirk, uhura, and bones are wearing are for underwater missions, hence the giant fish that flies across the viewscreen. the enterprise is underwater in that clip, hiding from the race spock mentions. remember the scent of the enterprise rising from an ocean in like EVERY TRAILER?!

    SPOILER ALERT …! they will save spock from the volcano.

  6. Good to see the crew stabilizing. I could’ve sworn the pre-hobbit sequence was slightly different in Bones’ delivery… The running dialogue between he and Kirk that is in the commercials is embarrassing, and I think it is trying to make us feel like our friends have returned instead of just making the characters solid and letting our affection grow naturally. “Ooh I haaate this!”. “I know you do!”. Weak dialogue combined with distracting visual elements to keep you I’m noticing. Too swashbuckling for my tastes. I want some great conversations in this movie, more than almost anything else.

  7. Is it wrong of me to want Benedict Cumberbatch to win (even though he probably won’t)?

    • Not at all, I have been thinking the same thing myself, love him so much 😉

  8. Where’s the clip? No Link that I can see….

    • It’s at the top of the page, starts to play after the page loads.

  9. So Harrison ship is



  10. Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!