J.J. Abrams Shows 3 Frames of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' on Conan

October 4, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness Clip Footage

"It's 3 frames, but—they're all there." Oh this is genius. And it's going to set the internet ablaze all because it's trick J.J. Abrams genius. So, J.J. Abrams was the guest on tonight's Conan O'Brien show, and to make the occasion something special, he decided to bring and debut the first ever clip from Star Trek Into Darkness, the Star Trek sequel hitting theaters next summer. But don't wet your pants just yet, it's the shortest clip you'll ever see. It's only 3 frames long. Not 3 seconds, 3 frames. Oh yea. The clip, and the entire funny Conan segment, is online for your viewing pleasure below. And yes, there is a freeze-frame available.

Here's the full Conan segment (via SlashFilm), where almost all of it is geeky setup for this short clip:

Okay, so the only other little tease he gives is in the "setup" for the clip. J.J. explains "this is a scene where Spock—who's one of the main characters—for reasons that you'll have to see the film to understand, he's in a volcano, in this crazy suit. And he's in this volcano, and this is the scene." Yep, that's exactly what it looks like - here's the freeze-frame ("you must examine it!"). So, first look at Zach Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness? I guess we could say so. Pretty damn cool, but mostly just a fun little gimmick. Nonetheless, I'm still very anxious to see more from this whenever that will be. J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, also starring Chris Pine as Kirk, is arriving in theaters next summer on May 17th. What do you make of it?

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  • Not cool Abrams not cool at all.
  • Reznik
    Mind = Blown
  • But I still think I got a glimpse of lens flare in those 3 frames.
  • JerseyBoy
    Wow and I suddenly don't care about this movie anymore. If it's so bad Abrams doesn't even have a teaser trailer out why bother. The title is ridiculous also, was "Into Darkness" the best they could do? Star Trek Journey Into Darkness see I made the title better. But really there is no buzz or hype surrounding the sequel so what's there to care about.
    • Cody W
      How is it going through life hating everything for no reason whatsoever except your own ridiculous pessimism? My god it must suck so much to be you.
    • Manuel
      Sir, you are a Troll Into Darkness.
    • wasp
      What's the matter?Someone got your sweetroll?
    • Dragon Tattoo
      He's from Jersey guys. Give him a break. We're lucky the post wasn't stupider than this.
  • Armeetapus16
    that was the funniest thing I've ever seen
  • wasp
    He made a funny.
    Abrams is going to have to f*ck up big time for me not to love this movie.
  • Just wish the cam work wasn't so shaky in that clip
  • Tester
    Ok, so now we have frames from the movie Then comes the announcement to stills from the movie Then comes the stills Then comes the announcement for the teaser to the tester Then comes the teaser which shows announcement of the real upcoming teaser Then comes the teaser that shows basically nothing that would make me want to see the move Then comes the announcement to the first trailer Then comes more frames and even more stills Then comes the trailer Then comes the 2 hour second trailer which shows just about the entire movie And here I am eagerly awaiting each one of them... who is the dumbass then... Fukkin hell Hollywood, fukkin hell !!
  • Danimal
    Nailed it.
  • /begin sarcasm The tone seems off and I'm not feeling the character dynamics like the first film. The acting really feels pushed too. /end sarcasm
  • max
    His last Trek movie stinks, so expect this to be no better.
  • My baby zach will be spock again...yay




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