Star Trek Into Darkness – Facts And Speculation

by Brandon on December 12, 2012

Star Trek Into DarknessBy now, any nerd worth his salt has watched the new Star Trek Into Darkness Announcement Trailer. Since the trailer, Star Trek has made entertainment news quite a bit.

Of course, being total nerds, we at QRE can’t resist throwing out theories and speculation about the plot of this movie. In this article, we’ll give a rundown of everything we know, followed by some idle speculation.

We’re fully aware of your Twilight fixation, so stop judging us.

Moving on…

Two warnings about this article:

  1. It will have some minor spoilers. Avoid it if you don’t want any spoilers.
  2. The nerd factor is very high in this article. If your Cool Points are so low they’re at critical levels, be sure to minimize this article whenever someone walks by.

Okay. With those warnings out of the way, here we go…

What we know:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch plays a villain named John Harrison. It has been confirmed by Bad Robot that this isn’t a decoy name. In the movie, that’s the character’s name.
  • Alice Eve plays Carol Marcus. Who is Carol Marcus? Well, she’s the scientist who invented Genesis in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. More importantly, she is the mother of Captain Kirk’s only son.
  • Some bad sh*t happens to Earth.
  • Klingons are in this movie and they have the foreheads. There are scenes that take place on the Klingon homeworld. This has been confirmed and is even glimpsed in the trailer.
  • This movie is going to be badass. I’m including this in the “What we know” section intentionally. Yeah, I’m that confident it’s gonna kick ass.

Idle Speculation:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch is more than “John Harrison.” Yeah, the film people said that’s his name in the movie, but they didn’t say anything more. This character is clearly out for some revenge and he’s clearly got some power. I think odds are good that he’ll end up being someone else and Harrison is a fake name within the context of the story. My guess is that he’ll turn out to be a character fans of Star Trek are familiar with.
  • Alice Eve will be Kirk’s love interest. This one’s pretty obvious. They wouldn’t just give that character the name Carol Marcus if she weren’t important to Kirk’s romantic history. Will she end up being the mother of his kid? Who knows, but she’ll be important to him. That’s pretty clear, I think.
  • Spock is gonna get pissed. It’s inevitable. His character has to get pushed to the limits. So what will they do that goes beyond destroying his entire home planet? My guess is something bad is gonna happen to Uhura. I hope not, because she’s an awesome character, but I do worry about her wellbeing.

So there you have it. Some facts about the new Star Trek and some very nerdy speculation.

So what do you think? Are you excited? Do you think Cumberbatch is more than what they’re letting on? As the film progresses, could he be revealed as a familiar character, like (gasp) Khan?

Spout off in the comments section and let us know what you think. Unleash your inner nerd and speculate to your heart’s content.


Here’s the American Announcement Trailer

And here’s the Japanese Announcement Trailer, with a few more seconds of footage…

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