You’d think by now we’d have gleaned all we could about Star Trek Into Darkness from the most recent issue of Empire magazine, but no, there’s more! Bleeding Cool has the report of the film’s premise as it’s described in the article and this new synopsis contains some very, VERY important details.

These details are also quite plot specific and should be treated as SPOILERS. You’ve been warned. The new synopsis follows after this gallery of images and exclusive to subscribers, text-free Empire magazine covers,

Okay, you ready? Here we go,

…with Earth under terrorist attack from Benedict Cumberbatch’s ex-Starfleet employee John Harrison, Kirk (Chris Pine) is this time forced into a rash decision that breaks a critical Starfleet command, puts his crew in danger & costs him his captain’s chair. Now out of uniform and dressed down in space civvies of black leather jackets and boots, our three heroes have separated from the Enterprise and headed off on a mission to try and rectify his mistake…

Woah. Things are getting exciting, aren’t they? This is a far more detailed description of what we can expect from Into Darkness than we’ve read thus far. It confirms the suspicion John Harrison is somehow associated with Starfleet, plus we learn Kirk – and I’m assuming Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) – are operating on their own for a chunk of the film. How is the rest of the Enterprise crew involved then? And what’s the rash decision Kirk must make that involves such risks?

As usual, with more info comes more questions, but what do you think this development?

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  • Looks and sounds like shit. Seriously SPACE TO BOLDLY GO!!!! War on earth? FUCK YOU! This is not Star Trek.

  • Calling BS on this I’m not a big trekkie but ex Starfleet Employee? Has this person watched any of the Star Treks? It sounds like someone who doesn’t know much about the franchise explain the last two previews. It’s someone drawing conclusions from Pike’s speech and the clips that is all. Dressed in black civvies? Our 3 heros? JJ had 2 main heros in the 1st film, then the entire rest of the cast. I assume this person is referring to Bones Kirk & Spock. since they are the three predominate ones in the trailer. Not saying your reporting is false or Bleeding Cool’s just whoever wrote that obvious uncharacteristic synopsis of the trailer.

  • The man that saved Earth from a time traveling romulan loses his captains chair?Nah!