Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Synopsis

by on November 26, 2012

in Entertainment

And finally the movie consumer gets a taste of the synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness!

J.J. Abrams Enterprise in 'Star Trek'The sequel to J.J. AbramsStar Trek movie, Into Darkness had it’s movie outline released today from Paramount and goes something like this:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

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.


There’s much conjecture on who the “one man weapon” could be. Thoughts and suggestions around the web have touched on Gary Mitchell and Kahn. Yes, Kahn is a smart one and could become a one man weapon! And there’s the bit about “epic chess game.” Gary Mitchell didn’t need to play chess.

The cast includes Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters May 17th, 2013.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Simmons December 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

Well said good sir!

Cosmin December 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm

As someone who has grown up with the franchise, watched every show and every movie (I’ve watched the entire DS9 series at least twice!), suffered through characters/actors who I didn’t care for (Tasha Yar, seriously?), I realize we all have opinions about what makes Gene Roddenberry’s vision so lasting.

That being said? I LOVED this movie. I even capitalized it I loved it so much. The play between the characters, the more human version of Spock, the absolutely delightful “Scotty” (although his sidekick is one of those throwaway characters I dislike) as well as a much better crafted plot this time made for a completely enjoyable movie. The action is intense, the friendship deepened between the characters, the twists and turns are a bit predictable at times, but that is reminiscent of the franchise as a whole. I am already excited for the next movie. I tremendously respected and appreciated the ties in this movie to the elements that make Star Trek great – strong story line, deep connection to the characters and a philosophical element. In some of the older Star Trek episodes the moral/philosophical element can be oppressively heavy handed. No so in the new Trek movie. The ideas of friendship, family and humanity are woven through this movie with subtly and I will outright admit I more than teared up during the climactic scene in the engine room. EVEN though I had already figured out what was going to happen, I have already come to care about, respect and enjoy the new actors in their iconic roles.

So yes, ten out of ten. And let the haters, hate. Those who can not embrace change can go sit and watch old Star Trek reruns and bemoan the ‘good old days’ and spout off all the reasons why ‘Star Trek ain’t what it used to be’!!!!

I, on the other hand, will boldly go and embrace the new with a continued reverence for the old. This movie makes it possible to love both.

Bruce Simmons December 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

Me personally, I would have hoped it would have generated more of some form of excitement. Considering how the studio/movie theaters were pushing people to specific theaters and pay 150% more for movie tickets, I too would have hoped for more than what I just saw from the teasers. And to now understand that water shot, does indeed take some steam out of the mystery moment! Good find Peter!


Peter Cawdron December 18, 2012 at 4:02 am

Popcorn movies are fine, I loved Avengers just as much as the next person. I guess I hoped for more from something as iconic as Star Trek… perhaps I’ll be delightfully surprised when I see the whole movie 🙂

Trina Morgan December 18, 2012 at 3:36 am

And what’s the issue of it being a popcorn flick? And you are judging the whole movie on the first nine min. Really?

Peter Cawdron December 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

Saw the 9 min trailer on a Russian site (taken down a few hours later). Lots of running, not much in the way of common sense. Left me indifferent about the movie. It’ll be a great popcorn flick, but not much more.

Spoiler alert!!!!

* Kirk needs to quell a volcano or an entire race will be wiped out (apparently, with a whole planet to populate the natives ALL chose to live in the shadow of a single volcano)
* Kirk hides the Enterprise beneath the ocean instead of teleporting down from orbit (Really???)
* Spock & Uhura fly a flimsy shuttle into an active volcano spewing rocks and lava in order to hand-deliver a device that’s simply tossed into the molten lava anyway (why not simply drop it in while flying overhead? Haven’t these people heard of robots for dangerous work like this?)
* Nice twist when Spock is left behind. Jim asks McCoy, “What would Spock do in my place?” McCoy responds, “He’d leave you to die.”

Trina Morgan November 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm


Voyager is crap, poorly written and poor acted.

Enterprise was really disappointing but the Zindi arc was well done. Unfortunately, the ending of that was stupid.

Trek on one HBO or Showtime would be interesting. Game of Thrones is a good match, but the books really starting to suck. Storm of Swords is amazing, Feast for Crows was almost unreadable and Dances for Dragons wasn’t much better.

Trina Morgan November 29, 2012 at 4:55 am


Really? If you don’t like Abrams version what do you want? Go back to the Rick Berman days and give us crap like Voyager, that isn’t worthy of the Star Trek name? Or the failure of Enterprise?

So, please share what you want from Star Trek? If you don’t want Adrams version what do you want? Because the last attempt with the TNG crew was sad and pitiful.

Bruce Simmons November 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Hey Trina! Yes… and no. If you go catch THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in IMAX 3D, there is a 9-minute preview clip of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS in about 500 IMAX 3D locations. So yes, if you’re busting out 150% more money for giant format movie experience in The Hobbit!

Trina Morgan November 27, 2012 at 4:20 am

Sweet indeed. Any news if the rumors of the preview of the first nine minutes being shown before the Hobbit is true?

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