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The hits keep on coming for the new J.J. Abrams film Star Trek Into Darkness, and today he get… a brand new synopsis! Yes, when it comes to a project with this many secrets, a new plot synopsis is big news, thank you.

Here’s the new description:

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.

And in the interest of comparison, here’s the old description:

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.

Now, they both kind of sound the same, right? Well, there maybe more subtle differences than you think, and the productive little Christmas mice at Trek Movie have done the homework for you.

  • 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

Oh snap! Is it May 17, 2013 yet?

Source: Geek Tyrant

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