J.J. Abrams debuted the first clip of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ on the Conan O’Brien show. Abrams preceded the playing of the clip by saying “Paramount is really unhappy with me at the idea of bringing anything,” he then added “I told them, ‘I really wanted to do it.’ And they said, ‘It’s got to be really short.’ ‘OK, I can bring one.’ ‘It can’t be longer than three frames.'”
The ‘Star Trek Into Darkness director set up the clip explaining “This is a scene where Spock, who is one of the main characters, for reasons that you have to see the film to understand, is in a volcano,”
Huffington Post noted – This isn’t the first time Abrams has used stealth marketing to showcase something from “Star Trek Into Darkness.” During the MTV Movie Awards in June, the notoriously secretive director — who was shown in the editing bay of the “Star Trek” sequel — unveiled a still frame of a Klingon. HitFix’s Drew McWeeny later confirmed that the shot was indeed of the infamous “Star Trek” baddie, though whether Klingons will appear in “Star Trek Into Darkness” is unclear.
Klingons and volcanos! I already like the sound of this. I am eagerly awaiting the May 17th 2013 release date of this 7th film of the Star Trek saga. Until then I will savor little tastes like this clip.