Portions of this new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer have appeared before, and I’m a bit more persuaded that the story is basically about a nihilistic campaign of revenge launched by Benjamin Cumberbatch‘s John Harrison. Who seems, based on these fragments, to be a variation on Javier Bardem‘s Raoul Silva villain in Skyfall — i.e., “You caused me great pain and now you’re going to suffer for that big-time.”

If this is the case (and I’m not saying it is — I’m saying this is a distinct impression given by the trailers) then the real villains, no offense, would be screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

Anyway, being more than familiar with this kind of plot and looking around for diversion, the only clip that really got me happens at 1:36 and involves Alice Eve — sorry.

Paramount will release Star Trek Into Darkness on 5.17, at which time I’m going to be running around the Cannes Film festival. Hopefully it’ll be viewable before I leave. If not, okay.