Star Trek Into Darkness The Brig

Does anyone else think J.J. Abrams might kill off Captain Kirk at the end of the next Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness?   Just look at that image at the end of the Japanese teaser trailer.   Look at the tears in the eyes of the entire crew.  If they could kill off Mr. Spock in the first Star Trek II, why not Kirk this time?  Then in Star Trek:  The Search for Kirk, Spock must figure out how to merge back into the original timeline to bring back Kirk?  Better yet, give us a movie or two to see what it would be like without Kirk.  Hmm…

Back to the subject in the title…

Didn’t we just see the first trailer for the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek reboot, titled Star Trek Into Darkness?  That’s right, we featured the first trailer here just ten days ago, along with an extended version released in Japan, and already we have another one.

It’s not the nine-minute preview that some got to see in front of certain showings of The Hobbit last weekend.  We’re anxiously waiting for that preview to hit the Internet.

Kirk and lens flares

Abrams returns as director, packing his lens flares and ready for action.

Meanwhile more has been released about Star Trek Into Darkness’s secret characters revealed by Movieline.com this week.  If you’re not afraid of spoilers check it out for some great details.  The high level disclosure by Abrams & Co. is that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing BALOK!  (OK, not really–but wouldn’t that be awesome?)  Actually he’s playing a terrorist named John Harrison, a non-lead background character from the original TV series, evidently now changed into a force of evil and major player by the new events and timeline shown in Star Trek 2009. 

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