May 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM (astronomy topics, current news, extraterrestrial studies, movie reviews, music and entertainment, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip) (klingon homeworld, peter weller, zoe saldana)
We had been waiting for several months to see Star Trek: Into Darkness! I am probably something of a genetic Trekkie (Trekker???), as my mother was a Trek-fiend before I was born, and I was plunged deep into the realm of Star Trek all throughout childhood. I am into all of the series, all of the films, all of the characters, and what-not. I just love it… but anyhow…
The film opens with Spock (Zachary Quinto) inside of an erupting volcano, attempting to save this alien world from it’s eruption. He is beamed out just before a massive eruption takes hold of him. We go to San Francisco, where StarFleet Headquarters is stationed. Kirk and Spock are interviewed by an admiral for prior actions which may cost them penalties. Indeed, Kirk is losing command of The Enterprise for actions unfit of a commanding officer!
The scene switches to London, where young medical officers are testing specimens. Lucille Harewood (Anjini Taneja Azhar) is being treated medically. Meanwhile, Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) tried to test some results, and he blew up a building!
James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) is in a bar, now learning that he is to be a first officer, and he is to serve in conjunction with Spock, beneath his admired Captain. He gets information that he has to report to this ship to serve, as the fleet has to prepare for battle. War has been declared, as a Commander Harewood has declared war against Starfleet!
Kirk has information about Commander Harewood’s vessel to disable it. Spock has to rush to get the information to transmission before Harewood can fire on Kirk, stopping him from counter-attack. Also, Scotty gets details about Commander Harewood to stop him, which forces the traitorous officer to flee to The Klingon Homeworld!
Kirk decides to follow the traitor, yet he cannot attack the enemy vessel in Klingon space. Spock, Sulu (John Cho), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) are with him. Their mission is to return Harewood to justice for the murder of Captain Chris Pike, the original Captain of The Enterprise. However, they are having trouble capturing Pike, as their shuttle suddenly has broken down in Klingon space!
Kirk, Spock, and Uhura went to The Klingon Homeworld, with Sulu aboard The Enterprise as Acting Captain. As Kirk, Spock, and Uhura were flying downward, they were attacked by three Klingon ships. They had to surrender, with Uhura negotiating terms because she speaks Klingon! As she accepted their terms, she negotiated for their release.
Amid all of the happenings, Commander Harewood reappeared. He is attempting to sway information from Kirk while Kirk is trying to negotiate with The Klingons for the release of his crewmen. Kirk has Scotty working with the daughter of Admiral Marcus to prepare torpedoes for firing immediately!
Admiral Marcus goes with Dr. Mc Coy (Karl Urban) to the surface to place the missile. Mc Coy accidentally traps his left hand inside of the missile’s key pad. When they manage to open the pad to get his hand out, they see an alien body inside of the missile! They have no idea how it got there, what it is, or anything about it!
Bones and Admiral Marcus get back to The Enterprise. They note that the body held inside the missile was that of a three-hundred year-old creature! It is revived, and it identifies itself as Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch)! Kahn proceeds to explain his situation to Marcus, Bones, Kirk, and Spock, as an approaching ship appears. Yet, Admiral Marcus claims to take Kahn into custody, taking him with his crew!
Admiral Marcus’ ship warps to Earth. It fires on The Enterprise, yet his daughter is aboard the ship. The Enterprise is set for self-destruct now, in an attempt to get the admiral to stop his attack through a cat and mouse game. The Admiral now knows that his daughter is aboard The Enterprise, and she will not beam back to his ship unless he stands down with is attack!
Kirk now works with with Starfleet Command to place Admiral Marcus under arrest. Before he could be taken in, he breaks loose, knocking down his own daughter, stunning other officers, and getting his hands onto a grenade to detonate it! The Enterprise is shaken, and it is shuffled sideways. The ship loses power, and it buckles sideways, succumbing to Earth’s gravity!
Kirk and Scotty try to get The Enterprise functional, as Kirk winds up sucker-punching Scotty to get him out of the ship safely, so that he can land The Enterprise without any losses. Kirk does manage to save The Enterprise, getting the warpdrive back online, as Spock rushes to engineering to see that Kirk is trapped in the radiation chamber (it is a reverse scene from Star Trek II…).
Kirk passes out in the radiation chamber as The Enterprise crashes in San Francisco Bay. Spock swam to the coast of San Francisco, then chasing Kahn into the downtown area. They reached a lauching pad, fighting.
Mc Coy worked to revive Kirk with cryogenic technology. Kahn was needed to be alive, so that he could be taken back to The Enterprise lab for his cells. The regenerative properties of his genetic faculties had the capacity to provide the necessary regenerative capabilities needed to bring Kirk back to stability!
Next week has the animation of Epic, featuring the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Ferrell, and Amanda Seyfried! Also, Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III will premiere next weekend! The following weekend, the last weekend of May, will bring the excitement of After Earth and Shadow Dancer!