For some 'Star Trek' fans, it was a slap to the face when director J.J. Abrams stopped going where no man has gone before and decided to journey to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. How will they feel when they see Abrams discussing how great 'Star Wars' is with the chief engineer of the Enterprise, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (aka Simon Pegg)?
The cast and crew of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' are currently on a whirlwind publicity tour. Starting in Sydney, then Moscow and Germany, now London. We had the good fortune to speak with Karl Urban (aka Leonard H. “Bones” McCoy) whose comic relief performance in this sequel is just as terrific as in the first.
He does, however, get to do a little scientific work in the picture, and some of it involves medical tests from some old fuzzy franchise friend – the Tribbles.
Sharp-eyed viewers saw a Tribble in the 2009 picture (it's on Scotty's desk during the Delta Vega sequence) but this time he's front and center. We asked Urban about working with a Tribble and he told us a surprising fact.
Perhaps the title was a pretty clear indication of what to expect, but 'Star Trek Into Darkness' looks a little bleak, huh? For a series that's been built on the concept of humanity standing together and bettering itself, it sure is odd to see the phrase "Earth will fall" in a newly released TV spot.
The first 'Star Trek Into Darkness' reviews have already begun to roll in even though the film doesn't officially hit theaters until May 17. J.J. Abrams' follow-up to his 2009 smash hit premiered in Australia last night and a handful of critics already have their thoughts online for your reading pleasure. So, is the new 'Star Trek' worth your time and money?
The other day, we got a viral-y, distorted message from the 'Man of Steel' villain, General Zod, demanding that we all serve up Superman on a platter. Now Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harris wants to get in on the fun with his very own 'Star Trek Into Darkness' death threat to Chris Pine's Captain Kirk.