'Star Trek Into Darkness' trailer: A deep dive

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The new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t betray much of the mystery movie’s plot — at this point, all we can confirm for sure is that pesky ol’ Benedict “Benny Batch” Cumberbatch is up to something, and Kirk & Co. are trying to stop him. However, there are some intriguing clues hiding inside the jam-packed trailer, including peeks at major battle scenes and a shot that appears to directly reference a famous scene in The Wrath of Khan — which must just be a coincidence, because Benedict Cumberbatch says he’s not playing Khan, and Cumberbatch wouldn’t lie to us, would he??? Anyhow, read on and ponder:

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The trailer opens with some eerie shots of the Enterprise, completely empty. Is it just in dry dock while the crew takes a much-deserved shore leave? Or could this be an image from later in the movie, when — for one reason or another — Kirk and his pals have to abandon ship? Could it be that, at some point in this movie, Chris Pine will get to put his own spin on the immortal self-destruct phrase, “Code: Zero, Zero, Zero, Destruct, Zero.”

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