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.

Dhiram on Oct 4, 2012


Mind = Blown

Reznik on Oct 4, 2012


But I still think I got a glimpse of lens flare in those 3 frames.

Mithun Divakaran on Oct 4, 2012


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.

JerseyBoy on Oct 4, 2012


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.

Cody W on Oct 5, 2012


Sir, you are a Troll Into Darkness.

Manuel on Oct 5, 2012


What's the matter?Someone got your sweetroll?

wasp on Oct 5, 2012


He's from Jersey guys. Give him a break. We're lucky the post wasn't stupider than this.

Dragon Tattoo on Oct 5, 2012



Paterson on Oct 5, 2012


that was the funniest thing I've ever seen

Armeetapus16 on Oct 4, 2012


He made a funny.

wasp on Oct 5, 2012


Abrams is going to have to f*ck up big time for me not to love this movie.

DAVIDPD on Oct 5, 2012


Just wish the cam work wasn't so shaky in that clip

Brad White on Oct 5, 2012


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 !!

Tester on Oct 5, 2012


Nailed it.

Danimal on Oct 5, 2012


/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

Quanah on Oct 5, 2012


His last Trek movie stinks, so expect this to be no better.

max on Oct 6, 2012


My baby zach will be spock again...yay

Brook on Oct 17, 2012

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