Star Trek Into Darkness: New Poster Rocks; New Trailer… meh.

enterpriserisesParamount has just released what I think is the best Star Trek Into Darkness poster so far — and the greatest poster to feature the Enterprise ever! (Yeah, I said it.)

A new trailer was also released over the weekend, and while it adds nothing of substance to any storyline rumors, it does have the advantage of being fairly dull and generic. So I’m featuring the poster here, and you can follow the jump to get to the new video clip.
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Star Trek Into Darkness: First Teaser Trailer(s)

The teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has done its job well, making me want to see the movie, but it accomplishes that feat by showing what I consider to be a lot of great stuff; more than usual in “teasers.” We are able to piece together the bones (no pun intended) of a story.

And, as if this great teaser isn’t enough, the Japanese version contains an extra scene, and it is a gobsmacker, hinting at a reprise of something major that happened in a previous movie. I will place that clip after the jump, because it could be considered spoilery…

Here is the American trailer:


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Star Trek 2: Hats All, Folks!

The latest picture from behind the scenes at the still-unnamed Star Trek sequel is bound to cause some hubbub, and it’s not hard to see why: Starfleet’s uniforms have undergone yet another change – and this one could be the most unpopular yet.

As you can see, the new design has decidedly… um, fascist undertones. Oh, hell, I’ll just say it: They look like Space N@zis, don’t they? And not the kind seen in the classic series episode “Patterns of Force.” How could such a forward-looking, hopeful organization as the United Federation of Planets turn into a fascist police state? Well, what if it was already evil? And Star Trek fans know where an evil version of the Federation exists: In the Mirror Universe! Are we going to see J.J. Abrams’ take on the “Mirror, Mirror” episode?

The source of the photo is the little girl standing between Simon Pegg’s Scotty and Anton Yelchin’s Chekov: Anjini Taneja Azhar is so far credited by IMDb as playing “Girl,” but fandom suspects she portrays the daughter of characters played by Noel Clarke (DOCTOR WHO’s former “Mickey the Idiot”) and Nanzeen Contractor. Little Anjini wanted photos with the cast members, and her talent agent posted them online.