Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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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.

Cast: Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana

Crew: JJ Abrams (Director), Daniel Mindel (Director of Photography), Michael Giacchino (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 10 May 2013 (India)

Tagline: Earth will fall

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as Dr. Carol Marcus
as James T. Kirk
as Nyota Uhura
as Starfleet HQ Staff #2
as Pavel Chekov
as Starfleet Civilian (as Ariel D King)
as Captain Abbott
as Enterprise Crew Engineer
as NYU Nurse
as Christopher Pike
as Transport Officer
as Star Fleet Officer
as Starfleet Officer
as Deck Crew #7
Supporting Actor
as Bar Patron
as Deck Crew #9
as Hikaru Sulu
as Enterprise Crew Security
Supporting Actor
as Bones
as Grasia Alien
as Sexy Girl 1
as Sexy Girl 2
as Spock Prime
as Deck Crew
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Thomas Harewood
Supporting Actor
as Meter maid
as Admiral Marcus
as Soldier
as Scotty
as Ensign Spyke
as Spock



Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Imax MSM 9802, Iwerks MSM 8870, Panavision Panaflex, Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 (IMAX), 2.35 : 1
Converted to 3D
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Earth will fall
Beyond the darkness, lies greatness.
In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise.
They have one chance to save us all
Sulu and Spock's safety belts disappear and then reappear during the final battle sequence.

While Kirk is talking to Pike in a bar he has a nearly empty drink. Then during a shot when he lifts the glass to take a sip, the glass is full. In the next shot, when he actually takes the sip, the glass is nearly empty again.

When Bones is scanning Kirk, when they first get on the ship, he has a ring on his pinky finger, the second time you see his hand it is missing, but the next shot he is wearing it again.

When the Enterprise's trash exhaust port is first shown, it's about half-way up the secondary hull and has sliding panels on either side of it. Almost two minutes later, the panels are missing and the exhaust port appears to be farther down and forward.

Spock chases Khan into a large building, where Khan leaps through a glass wall, and Spock follows. In the next shot, they are back on the street.

When Kirk, Spock and the two security guys come running off the shuttle firing at the Klingons, we don't see the two security guys get shot, but they disappear completely from the sequence.

As the camera pulls back after Kirk shoots the Nibiran creature, and the native Nibirans reach the spot, the creature is gone. A native even runs over the spot where the creature should have been.

Errors in Geography
The establishing shot of London in the beginning of the movie, just after the main title, shows the morning sun rising over the city's skyline from the west.

Factual Mistake
In the shots of London, the British flag is flying upside down. The broad white strip should be uppermost on the flagpole.

Revealing Mistakes
In several scenes, the seat belts on board the Enterprise are clearly not attached to anything.
Christopher Doohan: The son of the original Scotty James Doohan, makes a cameo appearance in the film as a Transport Officer alongside the current Scotty Simon Pegg.

This marks the first time a Star Trek film has shot outside the United States, with shooting in Iceland for the Delta Vega scenes.

John Harrison gives James T. Kirk the space coordinates 23174611. These are the coordinates seen in the original Star Trek series episode "Space Seed".

Both Bruce Greenwood and Peter Weller have voiced the part of DC Comics hero Bruce Wayne/Batman: Greenwood in Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) and "Young Justice" (2010) and Weller in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012).

Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve have worked together twice before, in Hawking and Starter for 10.

Of all the titles proposed for the film, including many joke titles, Damon Lindelof preferred "Star Trek: Transformers 4" best: "It's technically available, we can go there!"

Michael Dorn, who had played the Klingon Starfleet Lieutenant Worf, was contacted for a role during the start of filming, and was asked to play an officer. Eventually the filmmakers decided that "they didn't want to mix the old with the new" and cut him out.

According to writer Damon Lindelof, the story began with deciding whether Khan Noonien Singh would be the villain, and they weighed the pros and cons of him appearing. J.J. Abrams felt it would be "be fun to hear what Alex and Bob are thinking about Khan. The fun of this timeline is arguing that different stories, with the same characters, could be equally if not more compelling than what's been told before. Certain people are destined to cross paths and come together, and Khan is out there... even if he doesn't have the same issues."

The screenwriters studied sci-fi novels by Arthur C. Clarke and Larry Niven for inspiration.

According to J.J. Abrams, the time travel-alternate reality concept used in the previous film was a deliberate ploy to enable a reboot for new sagas/films: "The idea, now that we are in an independent timeline, allows us to use any of the ingredients from the past - or come up with brand-new ones - to make potential stories."

Hayley Atwell and Teresa Palmer auditioned for the role of Carol Marcus.

Benicio Del Toro was in early talks for the role of John Harrison, but eventually declined due to monetary issues. Demián Bichir, Édgar Ramírez and Jordi Mollà were considered afterwards, before Benedict Cumberbatch was finally cast.

Paramount Pictures requested director J.J. Abrams to make the film in 3D. However, Abrams wanted to shoot the movie two dimensionally on film using IMAX cameras. The two compromised, and as a result this film marks the first time in cinema history that a movie was filmed in the IMAX format and then converted into 3D in post production.

This is Peter Weller's second "Star Trek" feature. He previously guest starred in Star Trek: Enterprise as John Frederick Paxton.

Benedict Cumberbatch was recommended to J.J. Abrams by his Super 8 co-producer Steven Spielberg, who directed the actor in the film War Horse.

Peter Weller previously appeared in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension; along with former Trek villain Christopher Lloyd; and in RoboCop alongside fellow Trek veterans Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.

Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for playing the title character in Sherlock. Leonard Nimoy played Sherlock Holmes on stage in the 1970s, and even makes reference to this fact in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, citing Holmes's logic that "when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Cast member Christopher Plummer also played Holmes, and also speaks a trademark line, "The game's afoot." Nimoy also recorded a song in the 1970s, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins", inspired by The Hobbit. Cumberbatch voices the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, in which his Sherlock castmate Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins.

Benedict Cumberbatch recorded his screen test at his best friend's kitchen using an iPhone.

Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman explained that the dilemma for the sequel was whether to pit the crew against another villain, or to have an "exploration sci-fi plot where the unknown and nature itself is somehow an adversary," like in Star Trek.
Filming Start Date:
12 Jan 2012
Filming End Date:
01 May 2012
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Star Trek Beyond (English)