Hey folks, Harry here... throbbing pain aside, this approved Official Synopsis went up today on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. The film is being described as an explosivive action thriller. It also seems that they're insinuating that Starfleet's fleet has been destroyed & everything they stand for.
NOW - KHAN is many things, but a "one man weapon of mass destruction" isn't a phrase that I could imagine describing him with.
We're also told that Kirk as a personal score to settle with this character. NOW... Gary Mitchell, from the classic WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE... He had history with Kirk. AND he is most definitely a one man weapon of mass destruction, but more than that. Gary Mitchell could do all manners of awesome. He had God-like powers.
NOW - there is nothing to prevent JJ & crew from creating a new character for their expanding new Trek universe... But with STARFLEET run into the ground, we now have a Trek universe that had the Klingon fleet destroyed, Vulcan destroyed and apparently most of STARFLEET destroyed.
I'm wildly curious to see where they're going with this - and I'm hoping that JJ makes a third film as director (if not more) simply because I'm enjoying this reboot. Here's the synopsis:
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS – Approved Synopsis 11/26/12
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.