'Star Trek Into Darkness' Official Synopsis Released, Still Doesn't Mention Khan or Anyone

November 27, 2012


Paramount has just released an official synopsis for their Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, providing sort of a vague plot while still not revealing who Benedict Cumberbatch's villain will be. But whoever the foe is, he's described as "an unstoppable force of terror" and "a one man weapon of mass destruction" who places the Enterprise crew in "an epic chess game of life and death," so there's a good chance he's someone who likes clichéd, largely-meaningless phrases. Here's the summary:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes "Star Trek Into Darkness." [ed: see what they did there?]

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.

Not a lot to take away from that, but considering the unstoppable force of terror is said to come "from within their own organization," it would seem to refute the long-rumored notion that Cumberbatch could be playing the villain of the original Star Trek 2, Khan. Evil, British Riker could still work, though, so I'm sticking with that.

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