Benedict Cumberbatch is as menacing as ever, but perhaps the biggest takeaway is what Abrams does with one of the most iconic images in the franchise. The Enterprise takes a thorough beating in this trailer, with Simon Pegg declaring, "The ship's dead!" It seems Captain Kirk and co. get lured into a fatal trap, but as always this is Abrams and we're seeing what he wants us to. And undoubtedly there is a whole lot more to come once we get to theaters. But the idea of The Enterprise falling horrifically out the sky -- the symbol of Kirk and and his crew's common cause, and the longstanding image of the franchise as a whole -- is pretty striking.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens everywhere on May 17th. Watch below.