I thought the clip that J.J. Abrams showed on Conan last week from Star Trek Into Darkness was great, especially in the comedic context that it was shown. The clip included only three frames from the film, and there was plenty of warning before hand that it wasn't going to be much.
I don't understand why so many people complained about it? Hell, I wasn't expecting to see anything! Something is better than nothing, and fans should have been happy Abrams was able to talk the studio into showing something, even if it was only three frames. We're eventually going to see a marketing blitz that will include a ton of trailers, clips and featurettes for the sci-fi movie, so much in fact that the same people complaining about how little footage was shown on Conan, will start complaining about being shown too much footage.
You should read some of the comments on TrekMovie.com, some of them really tear into Abrams and how they were let down by the footage. So Star Trek Into Darkness scribe Roberto Orci responded in the forums with the following statement,
I guess you will have to show me the marketing handbook you are using to question our schedule. Appreciate that you wanna see things ASAP. Delayed gratification is not a strong characteristic of some folks. I get it. All I can say is:
relax. the movie is gonna melt your face right off. Your eyeballs are going to bleed. And you'll thank us;)
So there you go, the movie will melt your face off and make your eyes bleed with awesomeness. We're still less than a year out before the movie is released, and I can't wait to see the first trailer! I bet that after watching the first trailer, all those fans that complained about the clip will be excitedly praising the film. Star Trek Into Darkness is set to open May 17th, 2013.