3 New TV Spots for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and a Look at an Unmasked Klingon

     May 1, 2013


The Star Trek Into Darkness marketing blitz rolls on with three more TV spots for the upcoming sequel.  A couple of the TV spots hammer home the same plot points we’ve seen before: Kirk (Chris Pine) needs to be responsible, the villain “John Harrison” (Benedict Cumberbatch) is really sinister, etc.  But the third spot is an interesting evaluation of Uhura (Zoe Saldana) by Harrison.  We saw this kind of evaluation before with Spock (Zachary Quinto), but the evaluation of Uhura sneaks in a couple frames of an unmasked Klingon.  I’m not exactly sure why they needed masks in the first place, but as far as the design goes, it’s fairly subdued.  However, in the TV series, the Klingons (from TNG onwards, which is when they got their distinctive foreheads) have different craniums.  They have ridges, but the ridges vary from Klingon to Klingon, so we don’t know if that will be the case with Abrams’ film or if he’s gone for a uniform design.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spots and first image of an unmasked Klingon.  The film also stars Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, and Alice EveStar Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 3D and 2D on May 17th.

Via BleedingCool.


Here’s the official synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness:

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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  • Matt

    Not sure how I feel about the Klingon design. I was kind of hoping that they would have the same design as the Klingons on TOS and they were wearing masks because of their lack of ridges.

  • CroydonBaby!

    So there are unmasked Kilingons in this then – thanks for the spoiler in the bloody headline. Not everyone wants to see and know about every single thing in the film beforehand. All you had to do was say that a new race appeared in the clip and then let us decide if we want to click through – sorry, “hit the jump” – to find out more.

    Haven’t you got anything better to do – like learning the difference between “dessert” and “desert”?

    • dobby

      er… it does say “first look at unmasked Klingons” in the headline…. not sure how much plainer it could be. Why the hate? if you don’t like the site, go Somewhere else?

      • Croydon Baby!

        uh yeah that’s my point – that it’s in a pretty unavoidable headline. I’ve avoided all spoilers and so had no idea that Klingons were even in the film until seeing the headline.

    • Type \”Whatever\”

      I am a little confused. You said you have avoided spoilers, and yet you are at this website (where new information is constantly being divulged) looking at a story about what is new with Star Trek. Seriously, it makes no sense at all for you to come here and whine, when you are really looking for spoilers after all.

      If you really don’t want spoilers, then please go to aol com and read the news there. Please avoid news stories here about Trek and whatever other favorite movies you don’t want spoiled.

    • AlbertRuncorn

      The fact that Klingons make an appearance in this film is not a spoiler, and knowing that tidbit will not lessen your enjoyment of the movie at all.

  • Sean

    The Klingons didn’t get their ridges in TNG. They got their ridges in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which came out nearly 10 years before TNG. Ridged Klingons were featured prominently in Star Trek 3 (where they were the main villains including Christopher Lloyd) and Star Trek 4. This really isn’t obscure trivia.

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  • Keith

    Klingons with ridges first appeared in the movies long before TNG. Why there are Klingons without ridges is joked about in an episode of DS9 and explained in Enterprise as a side effect of a cure for some disease (I think).

  • Ru’afo

    Go to hell jj, just go to fuck yourself! You shitted on star trek and now you will with star wars.

    • AlbertRuncorn


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