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Many spoilers revealed from the Star Trek Into Darkness plot

March 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

We here at FTN know that JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot has divided the fan community… but I for one, cannot wait to see Into Darkness…

With Abrams pushing the international market – only on Thurday it was announced it would get an early release in Ireland (here) – Paramount hosted a major Press Release in Sao Paulo, Brazil and screened the first 38 minutes and, according to the report at aintitcool, they gave away several important details, including just who it is that Robocop’s Peter Weller plays in the movie.

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What was learned at the screening according to aintitcool news – did we mention the spoilers bit?:

-Peter Weller plays Admiral Marcus, the father of Carol Marcus.

– The order of sequences at the beginning of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS has been changed. If you saw the IMAX preview, the film opened at the hospital with the introduction of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), followed by the Nibiru Volcano sequence (concluding with Spock about to be consumed by lava). This has now been flipped: the movie opens with the Nibiru sequence, title card, then the hospital.

-On Nibiru, Kirk has a choice to make: violate the Prime Directive by surfacing the submerged Enterprise in order to save Spock, or stay submerged and let the Vulcan die. Of course he violates the Prime Directive, and of course…

– … he is demoted by Pike, who would like to send Kirk back to the Academy. Admiral Marcus either convinces or orders Pike to retain Kirk, so Pike takes command of the Enterprise with Kirk as his first officer. Spock is moved to another ship.

-Pike is injured during an attack on an emergency meeting of Starfleet (which follows the attack on London).

-Spock at one point orders an evacuation of a crippled Enterprise as it plummets to Earth.

– There’s also a foot chase between Spock and Harrison in San Francisco. Eventually, they fight.

-And, not for nothing, there’s a scene where Kirk and Spock are in Engineering struggling to stabilize the ship.

So there you have it… the first 38 mins. Excited? Disappointed? Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….