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Up until now, all of our footage from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness has been in teaser trailer format: Chopped up, out-of-sequence montages that tell us a lot, and yet reveal very little. The above clip is the first full(er)-length sequence, a 1:17 clip that tries to show what happens when Spock renders a volcano “inert” from the inside. The clip comes to us courtesy of AOL.com.
The footage has all the ingredients one needs from a Star Trek clip. Spock (Zachary Quinto), in evident danger, won’t allow himself to be rescued because it would violate “the prime directive.” He even says, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,” which is the equivalent of getting Rocky to yell, “Adrian!” Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine) wants to break every rule if it means saving his cohort and friend. Bones (Karl Urban) seems annoyed by the whole endeavor, while Mr. Scott (Simon Pegg) frets about the safety of his beloved ship.
It’s a perfect Trek cocktail in one brief clip.
What doesn’t the clip tell us? Well, anything about Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain, where the volcano is, at what point in the film the clip takes place … you know, crucial information that might be deemed spoilerish to those who still hope to go into Trek relatively blind. That’s going to get harder and harder as we approach the film’s May 15 release date – especially since it opens in the UK a week earlier, and from that point on the entire Internet will be a minefield of potential spoilers. Be warned.