Nov 27 2012 10:55am

Star Trek Into Darkness Plot Synopsis Reveals Big Trouble for Starfleet

Below the is the first official plot synopsis for next summer's Star Trek Into Darkness. This could definitely be considered a little spoilery, so read at your in risk! With the first 9-minutes set to debut before The Hobbit next month, excitement for the long-awaited Star Trek sequel is kicking into...well, you know...warp speed.

Plot Synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. 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.
(news via Coming Soon.net)
What does it all mean? A threat from within Starfleet certainly sounds like maybe Gary Mitchell? (He was a Starfleet officer!) Or maybe it's the WRATH OF KHAN'S FRIEND. Or, even more bonkers, what if that little parasite Nero dropped in Captain (now Admiral) Pike's mouth is really one of those little creepy aliens from the Next Generation episode “Conspiracy?” Yeah, remember these guys?
Or maybe it's just the earworms from Wrath of Khan; controlling everyone like zombies and Cumberbatch has the master control panel. Okay. Okay. Chime in with your theories below!

Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com...into darkness.
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
1. Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
It's probably Mitchell though I will continue to hold out hope for Mad Garth of Izar, who as a captain of a fleet of starships certainly qualifies as a weapon of destruction.

His character intrigues more than Godwannabe Mitchell but there is little doubt we will be seeing silver eyes on the silver screen i n 2013.
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
2. Asimov crossover
They're looking for The Mule.
Jim Burnell
3. JimBurnell
Sounds like confirmation of Gary Mitchell to me. "an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization" plus "personal score" plus "one man weapon of mass destruction" can't really go any other way without being something completely new that was never seen in the original series.

But Gary Mitchell wasn't a Brit, so maybe?
Lee VanDyke
5. Cloric
My only problem with Gary Mitchell is that now we've basically SEEN Kirk in Starfleet Academy. It wasn't hard to buy Gary and Jim being such awesome BFF's in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" because we really had no prior history to go on. He should have at least been mentioned in 2009's Star Trek if they thought they might go this direction.
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
6. Puff the Magic Commenter
Okay. Here's the important question: was that synopsis written by a professional copy writer at a major movie studio, or by a commenter at Ain't It Cool? Because, damn.
Sky Thibedeau
7. SkylarkThibedeau
"Into Darkness" sounds like an encounter with the Galactic Barrier to me.
Bruce Wilson
8. Aesculapius
@6: Yes, absolutely.

Not content with writing off Vulcan and Romulus in the course of re-booting the whole Trek universe into an alternative timeline the first first movie, we now have "detonated the Fleet"...? Apart from being appalling grammar, that really leaves me wondering if this means that they're going to pretty much destroy Starfleet in this movie. This franchise now seems hooked on big, sweeping dramatic gestures but overlooks glaring plot holes you could pilot a starship through.

I enjoyed 2009's Star Trek as a movie in its own right; it's a good sci-fi action romp and something of a homage to the original Trek but I could never take it seriously as proper "Star Trek" — there are some nice touches and some great individual performances (yes, you, Karl Urban) but the whole thing was just way too contrived. I'm not even from the rabid-fanboi camp, I just liked old Trek for what it was and this, sadly, seems destined not to come close to that.

I hope JJ and Co. can prove my fears unfounded

(but I doubt it).
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
9. Kansan52
It's because the Kelvin blew up!!!
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
10. Steven Lyle Jordan
It's Kirk's uncle. He's still pissed about Jimmy's crashing his Vette.
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
11. missallen
Benedict Cumberpatch as a uber-brilliant renegade Romulan mole in Starfleet -- bang bang boom boom; Kirk chases him back to some Romulan-occupied planet full of innocent oppressed civilians -- bang bang boom boom. Some Redshirts will die, of course. Oh, yeah, and Spock and Uhura break up. Why? Just because.

What I REALLY want to know if Elder Spock is helping to replenish the genepool of the Vulcan race! ; p
Lou Sytsma aka OldDarth
12. Nicholas Agriesti
@ everyone: I highly doubt that it's Gary Mitchell. Gary didn't weapons or starships or terror. All he needed was a thought. And Gary was just another officer on the enterprise, not an intelligence operative, as the new trailer suggests. It looks to me like they've created a blaze of glory action thriller in which the villain requires the use of weapons and terror in order to enact his plan.

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