Based on the trailers for Star Trek: Into Darkness so far, you'd be forgiven for thinking the only actors in the sequel are Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Chris Pine once more for good measure. So it's nice to see the rest of the Enterprise crew in the latest clip. This one's been floating around the internet, popping up and coming down, as it's not an "official" release. Slashfilm says it's the latest trailer attached to Oz: the Great and Powerful. There's nothing new revealing the identity of Cumberbatch's ambiguous villain role, but we'll take what we can get.
We finally get to see Zoe Saldana back as Uhura, Simon Pegg back as Scotty, and hey! Is that Zachary Quinto as Spock? It's nice to know he's going to get some lines in the new movie. Bruce Greenwood is even strolling around as Admiral Christopher Pike, which is a little strange considering we last saw him in a wheelchair. Oh, and there's Karl Urban as Bones and John Cho as Sulu! It's nice knowing the whole gang is back together. The first trailers were mostly things exploding and threatening voiceovers and Chris Pine being dreamy than anything else. And there are things exploding here, too! There's a new shot of Kirk and Spock flying a space ship through a tight space that immediately recalls the climactic scene in Independence Day more than anything. But this has exposition and some semblance of a story behind it. Something happens "in London" (cue explosion shot followed by villain standing ominously) that spurs our heroes into action. It takes them off into space ("punch it") and eventually underwater? Why Simon Pegg is constantly under water in these movies is confusing and should be explained. But we'll have to wait until May 17 to find out the answer to that question, and any other lingering ones we may have:
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