Klingons Finally Unmasked in New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Promos

May 1, 2013
Source: Bleeding Cool

Star Trek Into Darkness

We've already seen a couple promos for Star Trek Into Darkness featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as villain John Harrison, dissecting the characters of James T. Kirk and Spock, and now it's time for someone else to get the spotlight. This time it's Uhura (Zoe Saldana) under Harrison's microscope, but there's more than just menacing voiceover. There's also a brief appearance of Klingons. And while we've seen some images of them with their masks/helmets, this is the first time we see them without obstruction. It remains to be seen if the ridges will vary character to character like the TV series or if all the Klingons have similar facial features. Either way, the promo and two new TV spots are just fuel for our excitement. Watch below!

Here's the newest Star Trek Into Darkness promo focusing on Uhura, via Bleeding Cool:

And here's the first full photo of the Klingon appearance, taken from the above promo:

Star Trek Into Darkness

In addition, here's two more new TV spots for J.J. Abrams' summer sci-fi sequel to feast upon:

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated everything the fleet stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a "one man weapon of mass destruction."

Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of Gene Roddenberry's original science fiction series. The screenplay this time was co-written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof. Most of the crew is back, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin & John Cho. Paramount is bringing Into Darkness to theaters May 17th this summer.

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They look wrong. Like Dr. Who villains...maybe in context they will look better?

DAVIDPD on May 1, 2013


I think it is the lack of hair. We are so used to Klingons having the Worf like long hair around the sides of the head.

Patrick Abernathy on May 1, 2013


It's funny how the whole universe shares the same esthetic,style...the basic look and feel of things..it's understandable in case of Vulcans and humans being similar since they are allies and obviously the cultures influence each other ...but Klingons ? Aren't they supposed to be outsiders? So why the f**k would they have a similar style of "fashion" and design of things like the federation douchebags ?..Yes, I hate this iteration of Star Trek.It's vapid and superfluous. Of course it will be a box office success. God have mercy on humanity since we lack any sense of taste generally speaking. Go ahead fanboys,fanboy by downvoting my comment.

vile excrement of hate on May 1, 2013


I applaud your aplomb.

DAVIDPD on May 1, 2013


Why thank you good sir.

vile excrement of hate on May 1, 2013


If there is a god with mercy to give to humanity, I sure hope this omnipotent being cares not about useless things such as taste. It wouldn't be much of a god if it did.

Neuromancer on May 1, 2013


It's a figure of speech you "latch on a word" "take things literally " person you.It's not meant to be a starter of a debate about existence or non existence of God or god or gods or pink elephants or whatever gets it hard for you. And taste is not useless.It's an evolutionary tool or better it's a product of evolution and it serves a concrete purpose of filtering "bad shit" whether in consumption of nutrients or consumption an perpetuation of "spiritual" nourishment.

vile excrement of hate on May 1, 2013


taste is an "evolutionary tool"....or "a product of evolution"????? LMAO at those ideas. you'd better stick to movie commentary only.

ogre on May 1, 2013


LMAO at your rudimentary understanding of evolution. EVERY aspect of what you are is a product of evolutionary processes .Yes that includes even minutiae of social interaction and cultural concepts such as good or bad taste.Human culture is a part of evolution.It's not just about lions eating zebras or extinction of dinosaurs.We are still part of evolutionary processes.It's delusional to think we are not just or are somehow above it because we have developed electronic toys which we use for useless shit such as e-penis measuring contests on internet message boards.

vile excrement of hate on May 1, 2013


you're an idiot - everything you just said is subjective.

DavidBanner on May 1, 2013


Welcome to the human species.Everything IS subjective.EVERY SINGLE THING.

vile excrement of hate on May 1, 2013


Alas, you forgot I use a space between my names, Beevis. Can't you do anything right?

David Banner on May 3, 2013



mistermysteryguest on May 2, 2013


Isn't this a mega spoiler you put in the freaking HEADLINE??

Guest on May 1, 2013


No, Klingons aren't really a spoiler in relation to the plot, they're an alien species that's part of the Trek universe. We've been told they would be in this since the sequel was in the works. As for their exact involvement in the story, that might be a spoiler, but we don't know what that is yet.

Alex Billington on May 1, 2013


Also, you can see them in the trailers and many of the TV spots.

Ethan Anderton on May 1, 2013


They remind me of Enemy Mine

Nick Sears on May 1, 2013


Not that the current superficial generation would have any idea what that is.

mistermysteryguest on May 2, 2013


I'm not going to nitpick I'm excited for this and won't give my full opinion on any of it till I've seen everything in the full context of the film.

N. on May 1, 2013


i'm hopeful for this; but, i don't like the "one man weapon of mass destruction" concept. that sounds like something that should be in a superhero film - NOT star trek.

dianeT on May 1, 2013


Meh, I don't like the new look, but what else is new? I guess I'm more of a purist than I realized. To be fair, people probably complained when the Motion Picture came out too, since that movie COMPLETELY changed what the Klingons looked like. I just hope some of them have beards. I mean, come on! Beards!

Boiler Bro Joe on May 1, 2013


Actually, TMP improved the Klingons look immensely. The old Star Trek had style and intelligence compared to this vapid version full of CG and explosions.

mistermysteryguest on May 2, 2013


That voice Cumberbatch has is...epic.

Xerxexx on May 1, 2013


They have full ridges and the dark skin tone. But in Star Trek: Enterprise, it's established that the klingons were exposed to an extremely aggressive virus that altered Klingon DNA for an entire generation. The alteration made klingons look human. That is Star Trek's reasoning for why klingons look different in Star Trek: the original series. Abrams changed the timeline after the Enterprise and before TOS. So, it doesn't make sense that the virus hasn't effected these klings, unless Abrams establishes that they're not descended from this time period's ancestors.

Captain_Nog on May 1, 2013


Honestly, I don't think Abrams and company are trying that hard to stick to canon. It was probably more like "hey, this looks badass, doesn't it?" He gave them sleeker ridges, made them shinier/sweatier, and gave them weird animal eyes. My issue with this stuff is that people have decided it's more creative and bold to totally revamp the aesthetics of a established series like Star Trek. Personally, I think that is the lowest form of creativity. What would really require creativity would be to stick to the aesthetics, stick to the history, and still try to create something fresh and new within that context. Otherwise, what's the point of remaking it at all? I can understand changing the aesthetics to make a specific comment on or critique the original intent of a famous story, but in this case the only comment I can find them making is "this is cooler". That's an intellectual step backwards. As for the canon itself, I never liked the augment virus thing. Although at least that was an example of trying to do something creative within the bounds of a series.

Boiler Bro Joe on May 2, 2013

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