Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waiting For "Star Trek"

By now, everybody who's even remotely nerdy has seen the "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer about 700,000 times.

Though, if you somehow missed it, here it is:

Heck, I just watched it again as I went searching for it, because OMG.

It's probably a good thing, honestly, but there isn't much to go on there, as far as figuring out what the hell is going to happen in the movie. I mean, we see all the main characters, except Chekov (off drinking some vodka, no doubt), and we get several glimpses of Benedict Cumberbatch as the new villain.

BUT WHO IS HE? Is he Khan? Gary Mitchell? Garth of Izar? Paramount called him John Harrison, but they also said that he's an original series character from canon, and there is nobody named John Harrison. That's a red herring, of course. I wonder how long we'll have to sit through the movie before his true identity is revealed.

We don't see Peter Weller, who is rumored to be playing a mentor of Cumberbatch's character. Who could he be!?

A teasing tidbit came out today that there is somebody in the trailer who was in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," but it's not Khan. However, the blond woman played by Alice Eve is none other than Dr. Carol Marcus, a scientist for the Federation and the mother of Kirk's son - at least in the original timeline (this is all alternate timeline, remember).

I'm interested to see what other information comes out about "Star Trek Into Darkness" between now and May 17. On one hand, it seems inconceivable that we'll go 5 months without information about the movie leaking, but J.J. Abrams is pretty notorious for secrecy. It would be great to walk into the theater not knowing who the villain is!

All I know is, I can't wait to see "Star Trek Into Darkness." I loved the 2009 movie - as a huge original series fan, I didn't think there was any way that modern actors could come CLOSE to the original actors, but they did a great job - and every time I read about the new movie I get a big tingle of excitement!

What do you think? Who do you think Benedict Cumberbatch and his magnificent cheekbones are really playing? Do you think we'll make it to May without knowing for sure? And what do you think about Dr. Carol Marcus' appearance in the movie?

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