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Revised Synopsis For STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams have released a revised story synopsis for their incredible looking film Star Trek Into Darkness. It's only slightly different than the original but there's still a few new details that offer some new insight.

Here's the new synopsis:

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

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.

Here's the old synopsis:

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.

The gang over at Trek Movie broke down all of the changes in the synopsis and have found some interesting pieces of information worth checking out.  Here are some interesting points that they made,

  • Added how Kirk is "In defiance to regulations…" (But hey, what else is new for Kirk? In any timeline/universe)
  • Now specifies "called back home to Earth"
  • Timeline of how the crew is called back was changed from "when crew of the Enterprise is called back, they find…" to "in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within…" which implies that the Enterprise is called back after (and possibly because) some kind of terrorist attack. Presumably the crew is called back following their mission on Niburu (featured in the first 9 minutes of the film which can currently be seen with special IMAX previews with The Hobbit)
  • Removed description of how the act of terror "detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis" (possibly for brevity and/or clarity)
  • Removed description (presumably of the villain John Harrison) as a "one man weapon of mass destruction" (again possibly for brevity and/or clarity)
  • Changed "unstoppable force of terror" to "unstoppable force of destruction" (possibly to limit number of times "terror" is used)
  • Removed reference to manhunt leading to a "war-zone world" (last week’s Bad Robot visit identified the Klingon home world Qo’noS as the location of the fight scenes with Harrison, Klingons and Kirk, so this could be the world mentioned in the original synopsis)
  • Added "bring those responsible to justice" to Kirk’s mission. Note it says "those" implying John Harrison is not acting alone

The movie hits theaters on May 17th, 2013.

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