Star Trek Into Darkness - Teaser trailer: James T Kirk (Chris Pine) and Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana) ©2012 Paramount Pictures

Paramount released today the first trailer for the second JJ Abrams Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Paramount actually called this an Announcement Video! This comes days after the release of the poster featuring a devastated London.

The main impression is that the film will be following the general feel of the second part of the first JJ Abrams film. The unnamed bad guy is played by british actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock). IMDB has him down as Khan. There is nothing in this first trailer to say one way or other.

One surprise was no sooner was it released that it was spotted that the Japanese trailer had an extra scene at the end which is a homage to a scene in the original second Star Trek film. That film featured the character Khan… Are we being deliberately mis-guided?

See what you make of the trailer yourself and the extra bit in the Japanese one…

Star Trek Into Darkness – Trailer 1

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Japanese Trailer 1

This version of the trailer is 11 seconds longer and contains some particularly interesting footage at the end!

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Official Information

In Summer 2013, pioneering director JJ 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.

Cast includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Directed by JJ Abrams from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Based on the television series Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry.

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