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 Eve. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 3D and 2D on May 17th.
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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- Another clip from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- New Clip from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- Benedict Cumberbatch Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Physical Training, His STAR TREK Fandom, and Challenges of Making a Huge Film
- 7 New Character Posters from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- First Clip from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison Has a Message for James T. Kirk in New Promo for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- Alice Eve Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, the IMAX Cameras, Traveling the World to Promote the Film, and More
- John Cho Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Filming the Bridge Scenes First, the Practical Sets, and More
- Zachary Quinto Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Filming the Bridge Scenes First, IMAX, 3D, and Says He Sees the Film for the First Time Friday
- Final Trailer for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and New Poster Featuring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk
- Chris Pine Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Filming the Bridge Scenes First, and More
- New Banner and Poster for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- 24 Hi-Res Images from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- New Poster for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Leaves London Burning
- 7 New Images from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, and Chris Pine Shoot ‘Em Up in New STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Images; Plus Earth Hour Event Video
- New International Trailer for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
- New STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Trailer Leads to New Poster
- Damon Lindelof Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Spoilers, Why Keeping the Villain a Secret Is Important, and More
- STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: A Visit to Bad Robot Studios